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Goldendoodles 101

What is a Goldendoodle?


Goldendoodles are a wonderful cross between Golden Retrievers and Poodles.  The first cross between these unrelated purebred lines are called Hybrid Vigor which gives the best qualities from each breed for better health and genetics.  Goldendoodles can have varying personalities which is dependent on their actual inherited DNA structure.  First impressions of Goldendoodles are 50/50 golden retriever and poodle, however this is not necessarily the case.  An actual DNA test would need to be performed to define the percentage of each individual pup. 


Coat Type:


The Goldendoodle is bred to be a family companion dog and maybe suited to families with allergies as most do have low to non-shedding coats.  The coat of the Goldendoodle may start out as flat and become curly as the puppy grows, may remain flat coated or a mix of curls and straight coat.  The Goldendoodle may shed less than a golden retriever but the degree of shedding will vary from dog to dog.  Keep in mind no dog is hypoallergenic, as no studies have proven that any dog is completely hypoallergenic.


Temperament:

 

Goldendoodles are intelligent, gentle, affectionate, and eager to please.  These dogs are easy to train and love to play, however it is the responsibility of the owner to well socialize, provide moderate exercise and training besides ensuring quality nutrition and vaccines for your dog. The Goldendoodle thrives on attention and may develop behavioural issues if kept alone or crated for long periods of time resulting in destructive and/or depressed behaviour.  When properly socialized they are wonderful family pets and are completely compatible with other pets.  Give your Goldendoodle what he deserves in return you will be amazed the love you will receive!  In my experience, Goldendoodles have a want and a need, to be with you.....total unconditional love!

Goldendoodle Genetics:

F1 Goldendodle = Golden Retriever X Poodle
(50% Golden Retriever -- 50% Poodle)

The first generation F1 Goldendoodle is produced by crossing a Poodle with a Golden Retriever.  They are low to 
non-shedding and the F1 Goldendoodle is suitable for most families with MILD to SEMI-MODERATE allergies. We rarely 
have tight dense curly coated F1 Goldendoodles -- most will 
have straight to loose wavy gorgeous curls.  Their appearance 
can range from Golden Retriever features or those of the 
Poodle or somewhere inbetween.

F1B GoldendoodleF1 GoldendoodlePoodle
(25% Golden Retriever -- 75% Poodle)

The back-cross F1B Goldendoodle is produced by crossing an F1
Goldendoodle with a Poodle.  F1B Goldendoodles will have a higher success rate for non-shedding, and are recommended for families with MODERATE to SEVERE allergies.  Tighter curls are more predominant in the F1B Goldendoodle, but looser curls 
and straighter coats do show up as well.  Their appearance
will lean more towards the Poodle features, but again,
Golden Retriever features can be present.

F2 Goldendoodle F1 GoldendoodleF1 Goldendoodle
(50% Golden Retriever -- 50% Poodle)

The second generation F2 Goldendoodle is produced by crossing an F1 Goldendoodle with another F1 Goldendoodle.  They are typically low-shedding but can be non-shedding and are recommended for families with MILD allergies.  Their 
appearance will be most like the F1 Goldendoodle
 with straight to loose wavy curls.

F2B GoldendoodleF1 GoldendoodleF1B Goldendoodle
(37.5% Golden Retriever -- 62.5% Poodle)

The back-cross F2B Goldendoodle is produced by crossing an F1 Goldendoodle with an F1B Goldendodle.  They also have a high success rate for non-shedding and are recommended for families with MODERATE to SEMI-SEVERE allergies.  Their appearance 
can vary inbetween the F1 and the F1B Goldendoodle
with loose wavy curls to tighter dense curls.