1. Golden Retriever and Poodle Mix
The breed is the ultimate combination of good looks, smart wits, and playfulness. They were bred to have the lovable qualities of both of their parents. However, because they’re a mix, it’s hard to know how much of each parent they inherit.
2. First Appearance
Goldendoodles first appeared in America in the 1990’s and their name was coined in 1992.
3. Designer Breed
While not officially a registered breed, Goldendoodles are considered a “designer breed” because each parent is a purebred.
4. Family-friendly Temperament
The mix of Poodle and Golden Retriever makes a Goldendoodle’s temperament a great lifelong companion. Poodles do not shed, and they are also athletic and intelligent. Golden Retrievers are lovable, playful, and great family dogs.
5. Almost Hypoallergenic
Although no dog is completely hypoallergenic, most Goldendoodles make great pets to those who are sensitive to fur-bearing animals. Their hairs are usually longer, which allows pet dander, dead skin particles, to stay within the hair instead of being released into the air. Please remember that it all depends on the Goldendoodle’s generation. Doodles with more poodle genetics will be more hypoallergenic than a doodle with a stronger golden retriever genetic makeup.
6. Energetic, Playful and They LOVE to Exercise.
They require daily exercise to avoid destructive behaviors.
7. Goldendoodle Weight
A Goldendoodle can weigh anywhere between 25 to 100 pounds. Although there are a lot of debates surrounding mini Goldendoodles, it is possible to have a smaller sized doodle especially if a Golden Retriever is bred with a smaller Poodle or when two smaller sized Goldendoodles are bred together.
8. Outdoor Adventurers
They love outdoor adventures and swimming! So if you’re an active person, Goldendoodles are great outdoor companions.
9. Social Butterflies
The breed loves to socialize and play. Although being social is a good thing, you should still train your doodle to be mindful of social cues when approaching dogs at the park.
10. Curly Coats
A Goldendoodle’s coat is a mix of the curliness of a Poodle and the shagginess of a golden retriever. The type of coat all depends on genetic makeup. Doodles with a stronger Poodle gene will be much more curly.