What is a Goldendoodle?

The goldendoodle is a mix between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. Goldendoodles are a very lovable, loyal, and affectionate breed.

Coat

Goldendoodles can have a straight, wavy, or curly coat depending on the generation and parents used. Most goldendoodles tend to shed very little if any at all (straighter coats can be prone to more shedding). ​ The goldendoodle coat will require frequent brushing when grown out but is fairly easy to maintain when trimmed. A goldendoodle's coat is different than a double coated dog and can be shaved without damaging the hair. We recommend weekly brushing and professional grooming every 6-8 weeks to avoid tangles and matting.  

Appearance

Goldendoodles come in a variety of colors. We focus mainly on Red and Cream coat colors. Goldendoodles can have Blue, Green, or Brown eyes, even a mixture of these. You can also view our coat color page here to learn about different coloration and patterns. 

 

Size

Our goldendoodles come in toy, small mini, large mini, and standard sizes. The following weights are our guidelines:

  • Toy: 8-15lbs

  • Mini: 16-40lbs

  • Standard: 41+lbs

Temperament 

Goldendoodles make outstanding family pets and are generally great with children of all sizes, making them one of the more prominent service dog breeds. They are affectionate, friendly, and have a happy-go-lucky, energetic attitude! The goldendoodle eagerly obeys the commands of its owner and has the ability to carry out a number of different service roles from guiding the visually impaired, sniffing for drugs and search + rescue, or simply being a great family member. They are a well-rounded breed who love to get outside and play but can be just as content to lay at your feet.

Training

Goldendoodles are smart and very eager to please. Goldendoodles are very active, highly energetic dogs that take well to a wide variety of athletic activities. Though a goldendoodle is unlikely to turn down any outdoor activity, they are not as proficient at hunting and retrieving as their hunting dog parentage might suggest. The Golden Retriever and the Poodle are regularly counted amongst the world's smartest dog breeds. As a hybrid of the Golden Retriever and the Poodle, the goldendoodle is keenly intelligent, and eagerly obeys the commands of its owners when adequately trained.

 

Activity 

Goldendoodles have moderate energy levels and live to be around their humans. That means that whether you live in an apartment or a house with a large yard, your goldendoodle will thrive with daily exercise alongside the people they love. Their retriever genes mean that some love a game of fetch, so a fenced yard can be a huge help! However, goldendoodles can also live in apartments as long as they have access to outdoor activities like walks, runs, hikes, and swims (though not all love water).  As a social breed, they do best alongside their family and friends indoors. They need outdoor play time, but shouldn’t stay outside all day. Give them a soft place to rest at home, and access to plenty of water throughout the day.