Goldendoodles

Q: What is a Goldendoodle?

A: A Goldendoodle is a cross between a pure-bred Golden Retriever and a pure-bred Poodle. 

Loyal and gentle tempered, Golden Retrievers were developed as gundogs to retrieve water fowl, but with their versatile intelligence they have become increasingly sought-after for public service and therapy work. The are instinctual swimmers and make great family pets.

Originally bred as a water dog, the Poodle is agile and obedient. They enjoy hunting, tracking, and herding games. Poodles are high energy and can become bored easily, they are great at finding mischief! Not afraid of the limelight, and born with a keen intelligence and astounding agility, Poodles were highly suited to perform amazing Circus tricks.

Combing these two breeds creates a devoted, gentle and fun-loving companion that is friendly, energetic, and affectionate. They will need plenty of exercise; however, due to their natural hunting instinct- they need to be kept in a fenced yard. While they are intelligent and highly-trainable, Goldendoodles need lots of attention and guidance as they mature or they will get into mischief and misbehave.


Goldendoodle Sizes & Coloring

archie_zinn_flowers Our Goldendoodles come in all shades of tan, black, silver, or phantom. Since we only breed F1 generation puppies, rarer colors like chocolate and parti will not be produced. Sizes are, of course, determined by the size of the parents-however, Goldendoodles only come in one size. Large.  That is because there is no such thing as a Mini Golden Retriever.

Please review the info on our SIZES page!

Average Size of our Goldendoodles >> 20″-24″@ shoulder and  45-60 lbs

 


Goldendoodle Grooming

Goldendoodles come from two breeds both of which are water dogs and hunters. The Poodle is the original water retriever. The Golden Retriever is a soft mouth water retriever. Goldendoodles normally have shaggy coats, sometimes curly, and are normally are low- to no-shed and allergy friendly. The length of the coat can be up to 4-8 inches.

The Goldendoodle coat is normally low- to no-shed. While their coat is typically low maintenance, it does require regular brushing to prevent matting. We suggest getting in the habit of brushing your doodle every day, while watching television or just as a quiet quality time with him/her.

Goldendoodle hair is extremely soft, like rabbit fur, so daily grooming will maintain the health of the coat-especially if you choose to keep it long. We recommend the “Teddy Bear hair-cut,” which is a scissor cut that leaves the coat about 1″ all over. Professional grooming should be done every 6-8 weeks.


IMPORTANT HEALTH CONCERNS

Due to Hybrid Vigor, Goldendoodles mature healthier and tend to live longer than the parent breeds. However, because Goldendoodles are large dogs, it is important that you limit exercise, jumping, climbing, and other strenuous activities for the first 2 years of your doodles life. 

While they adapt well to most environments, anything from living in the city or out in the country, Goldendoodles require a moderate amount of exercise. It is also important that they have the most nutritional food and supplements you can provide. Their life expectancy is approximately 15 years.