GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES AND DOGS
- Nickname: Doodle, Golden Poo, Goldie Poo, Groodle
- Breed Group: N/A: Goldendoodles are a cross-breed.
- Height: Miniature: 13-16 inches, Medium: 17-21 inches, Standard: 21-24 inches
- Weight: Miniature: 15-30 lbs, Medium: 30-45 lbs, Standard: 45-100 lbs
- Life Span: 12-15 years
WHERE ARE GOLDENDOODLES FROM?
The first Goldendoodle was produced in 1969 by Monica Dickens. To have a hypoallergenic guide dog, American and Australian breeders started thoughtfully combining Standard Poodles with Golden Retrievers in the 1990s, when they first gained popularity.
HOW MANY TYPES OF GOLDENDOODLES ARE THERE?
The Goldendoodle is a hybrid dog created by crossing a Golden Retriever with a Standard Poodle.
WHICH BREEDS MIX WITH GOLDENDOODLES?
Goldendoodles are hybrid dogs. They are a Golden Retriever and Poodle hybrid. The Goldendoodle is being pushed to be recognized as a distinct breed.
Goldendoodles live about 12-15 years.
GOLDENDOODLE SIZE (HEIGHT & WEIGHT)
There are three different sizes of Goldendoodles: miniature, medium, and standard. Miniature Goldendoodles are 15–30 lbs. and are 13–16 inches tall. Medium Goldendoodles are 30-45 lbs. in weight and 17–21 inches in height. Finally, standard Goldendoodles are between 21 and 24 inches and 45 and 100 pounds.
WHAT COLORS DO GOLDENDOODLES COME IN?
Goldendoodles can be grey or black, although they often come in cream, red, gold, apricot, and white.
HOW MUCH DO GOLDENDOODLES SHED?
Goldendoodles are light shedders, if at all.
DO YOU NEED TO GROOM A GOLDENDOODLE?
While the Goldendoodle’s coat is not quite as thick as its ancestor’s, the Poodle still has a dense coat and will require frequent brushing and cutting to prevent matting. In addition, the Goldendoodle’s hair can reach 8 inches in length if it is not pruned regularly.
GOLDENDOODLE TEMPERAMENT, PERSONALITY & TRAINING
HOW MUCH DO GOLDENDOODLES BARK?
The Goldendoodle is not a barking dog and is not known to make loud noises. They could bark at loud noises, and intruders like most dogs do. However, with the proper training and exercise, they may be made to stop barking.
ARE GOLDENDOODLES GOOD WITH KIDS?
Goldendoodles are high-energy dogs that are renowned for being excellent with kids. They are kind and understanding of their crazy antics while being lively enough to be a terrific friend. In addition, they have Retriever-like lips, which are perfect for playing with kids.
ARE GOLDENDOODLES GOOD FAMILY DOGS?
Despite being a relatively recent breed, families love Goldendoodles very much. They are happy, outgoing animals, people, and water lovers who are all a delight to be around.
ARE GOLDENDOODLES GOOD WITH CATS?
The temperament of Goldendoodles is not thoroughly studied because they are a relatively new breed, but all reports indicate that they get along well with children, adults, and other animals. Although they are not an aggressive breed, it is advisable to introduce your cat and dog when they are still young.
ARE GOLDENDOODLES EASY TO TRAIN?
The Goldendoodle possesses both a Poodle’s intellect and a Golden Retriever’s eagerness to please. They make an excellent combination and are pretty simple to teach.
DO GOLDENDOODLES HAVE A LOT OF HEALTH PROBLEMS?
The illnesses that plague their parent breeds, the Poodle and Golden Retriever, also affect Goldendoodles. However, they are a generally healthy breed.
WHAT DISEASES ARE GOLDENDOODLES PRONE TO?
- Hip and Elbow Dysplasia: Hip and elbow dysplasia are two of dogs’ most prevalent skeletal disorders. Both conditions cause aberrant growth or malformed elbow or hip joints and are related disorders. The joints and sockets can’t correctly connect because of the irregular form, so they rub and grind instead of moving quickly. Contrary to hip dysplasia, which primarily causes joint instability, elbow dysplasia frequently causes bone or cartilage fragments to come free and irritate the joint tissues. Dysplasia-related rubbing can lead to several problems, including discomfort, lameness, and secondary osteoarthritis. If discovered before the beginning of arthritis, surgery can be performed to repair the joint. If you are rescuing a Goldendoodle, have him examined by a veterinarian to see whether he already has dysplasia or is susceptible to developing it. This will help you choose what kinds of activities and exercise he can endure.
- Sebaceous Adenitis: Young and older dogs with this uncommon skin ailment have skin gland problems. It may result in dandruff, bacterial infections, skin sores, hair loss, and odour near the hairline. The signs might differ slightly between breeds with long and short coats. To aid with symptom relief, veterinarians may advise a mix of oils, shampoos, antibacterials, and other drugs.
- Sub-Aortic Stenosis: Larger breed dogs are more likely to acquire the genetic heart problem known as sub-aortic stenosis present from birth. It happens when a fragile aortic valve, which regulates blood flow from the left ventricle to the aorta, is present at birth in a dog. Blood flow via the heart is hampered by constriction, resulting in dizziness and sudden death. Your veterinarian can spot it and recommend the right course of action.
- Von Willebrand’s Disease: The most prevalent hereditary bleeding illness detected in dogs is Von Willebrand’s disease (vWD). It occurs when a dog does not create enough of a specific protein that aids the blood cells’ ability to adhere to one another. Due to this, dogs’ blood cannot clot correctly, which may result in haemorrhages or other bleeding problems. Von Willebrand factor is the term for the lacking protein (vWF).
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy: A series of hereditary disorders (PRA) affect the retina. They are degenerative illnesses that worsen over time and eventually result in bilateral blindness. To halt PRA, there is no effective therapy.
- Patellar luxation: This issue, sometimes known as sliding kneecaps, affects a lot of canine breeds. Minor irregularities that cause the knee joint to move in and out of position are known as patellar luxation. Pain and sporadic lameness may result from this. Surgical intervention is an option for severe instances, although many dogs recover without it.
- Others: Cataracts, glaucoma, ear infections, epilepsy and cancer.
PURCHASING VS ADOPTING A GOLDENDOODLE
HOW MUCH DOES A GOLDENDOODLE COST?
A Goldendoodle may be adopted for much less money than one would pay to purchase one from a breeder. For example, a Goldendoodle adoption costs about $300 to cover the costs of caring for the dog before adoption. In comparison, purchasing a Goldendoodle from a breeder may be unaffordable. A Goldendoodle can cost anywhere between $1,500 and $2,500 when purchased from a breeder.
WHERE CAN I ADOPT A GOLDENDOODLE
A Goldendoodle-specific rescue organization would be the most straightforward approach to adopting a Goldendoodle.
GOLDENDOODLE SHELTERS AND RESCUES
Many wonderful Goldendoodles are frequently available for adoption at nearby animal shelters or rescues.
WHERE CAN I FIND A GOLDENDOODLE BREEDER?
Before you purchase a puppy from a breeder, we advise you to rescue a Goldendoodle (or any other dog). In need of homes are the millions of purebred dogs who are homeless around the nation. Life may change after adopting a Goldendoodle, not just for the dog but also for the adopter.
Getting a puppy from a reputed breeder is safer if you still have doubts and want to buy a Goldendoodle from a breeder. When working with a breeder, be sure that the breeder you’re buying from genetically tests their animals. You should also double-check the puppy’s health records. Finally, ensure the breeder will return any animals they sell if they cannot keep them in their home for whatever reason and confirm that they are dedicated to finding those animals new homes if necessary.