The Goldendoodle is a hybrid breed, resulted from the cross between a Poodle and a Golden Retriever from which he inherited the best physical and behavioral traits. The Goldendoodle is renowned for being one of the family-friendliest dogs.
The weight and height of a Goldendoodle are directly influenced by his parents’ sizes. You can find out the sizes of a Goldendoodle by adding his parents’ height and weight and dividing them by two. Also, his behavior and temperament are influenced by his parents. However, he is supposed to inherit the most lovable features from them.
Useful facts about Goldendoodles
- Goldendoodles are also known as Golden Poos, Goldie Poos or Groodles.
- This breed is relatively new and appeared in North America and Australia in the 1990s as a great solution for a bigger hypoallergenic dog.
- The smallest Goldendoodles weigh under 25 pounds and have a height under 14 inches.
- Miniature Goldendoodles are the result of the cross between a Golden Retriever and a Toy Poodle. They have between 14 and 17 inches and weigh between 26 and 35 pounds.
- Medium Goldendoodles are between 17 and 21 inches tall and weigh between 36 and 50 pounds.
- The biggest Goldendoodles have more than 21 inches and weigh a minimum of 51 pounds.
- Goldendoodles come in a variety of colors, including white, pale cream, red, apricot, golden, black, off-white, silver, chocolate and parti-colored.
- The fur can be either curly or straight and it is usually thick. Some Goldendoodles have a mixed hair between the two types.
- Goldendoodles need a mid-level daily physical activity to be in shape, about half an hour per day being great for them to be fit.
- Goldendoodles are empathetic dogs and have a gentle, affectionate, caring, intuitive and loyal nature. They inherited the Poodle’s intelligence and the attentive obedience of the Golden Retriever. They are intelligent and good to children and love to be in the company of people. They are also excellent guide and therapy dogs.
- Goldendoodles are minimal shedders, being ideal for allergy sufferers.
- Generally, Goldendoodles are a first-generation hybrid breed, so they are reinforced with a hybrid vigor, a type of vivacity and resilience resulted from the cross between two different breeds and an increased gene diversity. They are known for the best qualities inherited from their parents. The breed is usually healthy and is not prone to serious health issues. Generally, their problems are related to the health problems common in their parents’ breeds such as VonWillebrand’s disease, hip and elbow issues.
- Persons that have allergies are recommended to get a second-generation Goldendoodle, also known as a backcross bred Goldendoodle which sheds less, being resulted from the cross between a first-generation Goldendoodle and a purebred dog – Poodle.
- This breed requires minimal grooming, which means combing and washing every two weeks. The hair around the belly, face and tail should be trimmed periodically.
- Goldendoodles love to be mentally stimulated, are eager to learn tricks and to obey commands. They are easy to train and they get along very well with other animals or persons.
- They form long-lasting bonds with people and other pets and are highly sociable.
If you want a lovable and playful dog breed, then a Goldendoodle is just perfect for you!
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