What is a Goldendoodle?
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.
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.
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!