Goldendoodle Characteristics: The Agile and Sociable Goldendoodle is a breed of Mini to Large dog is a Hybrid / Mix crossbreed, bred from a Golden Retriever / Poodle. The Goldendoodle, is characterized by its handsome, charming appearance with its alert, mischievous expression. This "designer dog" hybrid breed exhibits the combination of characteristics, and a temperament mix, associated with the Golden Retriever and a Poodle. The goal of crossing the two breeds was to create a larger "doodle-type" dog producing 'Groodle' puppies that incorporated the energy and trainability of the Golden Retriever with the high intelligence and non-shedding coat of the Poodle.
The temperament of the Goldendoodle can be described as Active, Friendly, Loyal. The coat type of the Goldendoodle is described as varied coat type depending on hereditary traits in assorted colors. Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Goldendoodle demonstrated the desired traits of a Watch dog, Companion and Pet dog and is known by its nick name the "Goldenpoo". The origin of the Goldendoodle hybrid dog was in United States and Australia where it was developed in the mid to late 1980's.
Fast Facts about the Goldendoodle: The following facts provide fast information about the Goldendoodle breed. Size: Mini to Large *** Breed Group: Hybrid / Mix: Golden Retriever / Poodle *** Nick name: "Goldenpoo" *** Origin: United States *** Goldendoodle Male Height: 13 to 24 inches (Standard size) *** Female Height: Slightly Less *** Male Weight: 30 - 45 lbs (Medium size) *** Female Weight: Slightly Less *** Coat Type: varied coat type depending on hereditary traits *** Goldendoodle Coat Colors: assorted colors *** Litter Size: 3 to 5 puppies *** Health Problems: Inherited, genetic *** Goldendoodle Lifespan: 10 to 13 years *** Hypoallergenic: Yes
Goldendoodle Dog Type - Hybrid / Mix (Unrecognised as a breed): Golden Retriever / Poodle: The Goldendoodle is one of the many types of dogs described as a Hybrid / Mix, bred from the Golden Retriever / Poodle. The hybrid Goldendoodle is currently recognized by the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC) and the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC).
Other names for the Goldendoodle: The Goldendoodle is known by the nickname of the "Goldenpoo". Other names for this breed of dog include the Goldenpoo, Groodle, Goldenoodle and Curly Golden
Origin of the name: The origin of the name "Goldendoodle" derives from a combination of the names of the dog's parents.
Goldendoodle History and Origin: The country of origin of the Goldendoodle breed was in United States and Australia during the 1980's. The lineage of the hybrid Goldendoodle is a combination of two dog breeds. The Poodle, the "Caniche", began as a water dog, specifically as a duck retriever, in Germany during the 1500's. The Golden Retriever, the "World's Most Popular Dog" was trained in England to pick up, or retrieve, small game or water fowl in the 1800's. The Goldendoodle breeding program began on the heels of the earlier and highly popular Labradoodle and the Cockapoo. People loved the intelligence and low-shedding coats of the new Designer Dog breeds. It was therefore just a matter of time that the "World's Most Popular Dog", the Golden Retriever, was crossed with the super intelligent poodle.
Like the Labradoodle, another purpose of the hybrid Goldendoodle was to develop guide dogs suitable for visually impaired people who suffered with allergies. Dog breeders hoped to combine the trainability and high energy of the Golden Retriever with the low shedding coat and intellect of the Poodle. The standard sized Goldendoodle was an immediate success. Other breeding programs were developed using miniature and toy poodles creating a range of sizes of the popular Goldendoodle. The Goldendoodle can now be claimed as the most intelligent hybrid dog. Its parent, the super intelligent poodle, is ranked as number 2 in the smartest dogs list and the Golden Retriever is ranked as number 4 in the smartest dog list.
Goldendoodle Height: The Goldendoodle breed is classified as a Mini to Large sized dog. The original Goldendoodle was bred by crossing the Standard Poodle and the Golden Retriever. However since 1999 smaller sizes of the Goldendoodle have been bred having Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle parents. The height to the shoulder of a medium male dog is 13 to 24 inches. The height to the shoulder of a female dog is slightly less.
Goldendoodle Weight: The weight of a Goldendoodle male dog is 30 - 45 lbs (Medium size). The weight of the smaller female dog is slightly less than the Goldendoodle male.
Goldendoodle Coat Type - LOW shedding coat: The coat type of the Goldendoodle is described as varied coat type depending on hereditary traits and can therefore be short or long soft or silky hair that can be a loose wavy coat, a tighter more curly or shaggy coat or a straight coat..
Goldendoodle Coat Colors: The colors of the popular Goldendoodle hybrid consists of assorted colors most commonly consisting of champagne, golden, gray, cream copper, apricot, red, red & white. N.B. The term "Red" refers to reddish shades of orange, brown, and tan colors.
Goldendoodle Grooming Needs: The grooming needs of the Goldendoodle is dependent on the type of coat it has inherited from its parents, either the Golden Retriever or the Poodle. The Golden Retriever has moderate grooming requirements whereas the Poodle has high grooming needs. The grooming needs and requirements of the Goldendoodle should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular checks of the teeth, nails, eyes and ears.
Goldendoodle Litter Size: The litter size of this dog breed ranges from 3 to 5 puppies. Goldendoodle puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Goldendoodle puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.
Goldendoodle Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Agile, Active, Friendly, Loyal and Sociable.
Goldendoodle Exercise Requirements - MODERATE Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of the medium sized dog is moderate. The Goldendoodle requires regular daily exercise consisting of approximately one hour to 90 minutes every day. The exercise requirements of this breed of dog is dependent on its size, the bigger the dog the more exercise required for this lively dog.
Goldendoodle Diet: A fully grown Goldendoodle should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.
Goldendoodle Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Goldendoodle breed have not yet been fully established, but there is the possibility of inherited, genetic health issues. Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Goldendoodle dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: Yes (Refer to Hypoallergenic Dogs)..
Goldendoodle Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Goldendoodle breed is 10 to 13 years.
Goldendoodle Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Goldendoodle breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Goldendoodle names our small selection might be of help with naming Goldendoodle boy dogs. Our top male dog names are: Koda *** Tank *** Mason *** Loki *** Elvis *** Yogi *** Chase *** Parker *** Zeke *** Ace *** Mac *** Eli.
Goldendoodle Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the Goldendoodle girl dog. Our top choice of good female Goldendoodle names are Sunny *** Shadow *** Charlie *** Oreo *** Xena *** Gabby *** Gypsy *** Bella *** Lucy *** Daisy.
Fast Facts about the Goldendoodle: The following facts provide fast information about the Goldendoodle . Scientific name: Canis lupus familiaris *** Dog Type: Hybrid / Mix: Golden Retriever / Poodle *** Size: Mini to Large *** Country of Origin: United States *** History / Date: mid to late 1900's *** Male Goldendoodle Height: 13 to 24 inches *** Male Goldendoodle Weight: 30 - 45 lbs (Medium size) *** Goldendoodle Coat Type: varied coat type depending on hereditary traits *** Litter Size: 3 to 5 puppies *** Goldendoodle Health Problems: Hip dysplasia, thyroid, and joint problems *** Goldendoodle Lifespan: 10 to 13 years ***