A hybrid of the Golden Retriever and Standard Poodle
Goldendoodles are a hybrid of two sporting breeds and require training and exercise throughout their lives. Goldendoodles are family dogs. They thrive when they are a part of daily home life, rather than left outside or in a kennel. When trained and socialized properly, Goldendoodles are wonderful with children, other dogs, and all people. Goldendoodles are great at many things including service work, therapy work, nosework, agility, obedience, hunting, and even dock diving!
A Brief History
The actual history of the Goldendoodle is largely unknown. In the late 90s someone started crossing the Golden and the Poodle to create lower shedding service dog prospects. The popularity of this hybrid spread like wildfire. It could be argued that the popularity of this hybrid has been it's greatest detriment. In recent years, we are seeing an unimaginable number of Backyard Breeders and Puppy Mills mass producing this hybrid to meet the growing demands of consumers.
Traditionally, Goldendoodles are only standard sized. Recently, miniature versions have been widely produced, however, they are being produced hastily and without scrutiny towards temperament or structure. Beware of miniature doodles.
As a whole, the "Goldendoodle Movement" has shown the dog world that a new breed of dog is in town! The Goldendoodle is here to stay, and it is up to ethical breeders to ensure that we continue to grow and preserve this breed.
Goldendoodles should weigh between 45-70 pounds at maturity.
Accepted Colors and Coat Type
Goldendoodles come in a wide variety of colors--the sky is the limit!
Goldendoodles can have varying coat types, too, though traditionally a Goldendoodle should have a wavy, easily managed, low shedding coat.
Personality and Temperament
Goldendoodles are an intelligent, loyal, and witty dog. They are silly and playful, and have a lot of energy. The Goldendoodle should be an easy dog to be around--polite, sweet, and fun to train. Because they are loyal, people-oriented dogs, Goldendoodles can be prone to anxiety if they are not properly socialized and trained, and given the daily attention they need.
Beware of miniature varieties that have aggressive tendencies.
Recommended Health Testing
We strive to health test our adult breeding dogs to match or exceed the AKC's CHIC Program standards. Some of our dogs will have less testing depending on their lineage testing. Some dogs will exceed CHIC standards, such as our stud dogs who are offered to outside females with unknown lineage testing.
Follow the link(s) below to view the CHIC recommended health tests for this breed.