The Goldendoodle is a cross breed from a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. Size and shape will depend on the variety of poodle that it is crossed with. Developed after the very popular but smaller Cockapoo, Like many crossbreeds traits will differ.
Goldendoodle make great family pets, they are active, sociable and friendly dogs. If you are looking for a large all round family pet, a running companion or to compete in agility classes, this could be the perfect breed for you.
Working dogs need a lot of exercise and this guy is no different. They need plenty of exercise and playtime. They could make the perfect jogging partner, this is not a breed for couch potatoes, and you will need to be able to commit to long walks and endless games to keep them happy. This is not a suitable apartment dog.
A bored dog will usually become a mischievous dog, whether it be nuisance barking, chewing or digging. Try to make sure they are occupied with jobs, playtime or plenty of exercise to keep them out of trouble.
They are great all round dogs, they love being with you and your family, fantastic and gentle with children of all ages. They will run around the garden for hours playing with older children. They love strangers, just friends they haven’t met yet! If you are looking for a good watchdog, you need to keep on looking, this breed will more likely lick them to death. The poodle breed can make them a little un-trusting of stranger so good socialisation is a important.
They are peaceful living and generally run around and play with other dogs. Cats and other small animals brought up in the house should also be fine. Small animals and neighbourhood cats outside the house, will likely still be chased.
They are intelligent and eager to please and train, this is great for the novice owner, but it’s important to discover what their motivation reward is early on, to get the best results. They are sensitive dogs so do not train harshly or forcefully they will sulk or hide from you, keep training playful and fun.
Goldendoodles are light shedders, they will require at least weekly brushing and you might want to take them to a professional to get them clipped or learn to do it yourself.
Goldendoodle Dog Stats
The Goldador is a cross breed or hybrid dog that was developed from Golden Retriver and a Poodle, the result is a happy socilable dog with little shedding.
- Weight -27kg –40kg
- Size – 51cm – 61cm
- They live for 11-13 years