Goldendoodles are one of the most popular hybrid dogs available. They are excellent first-time pets. They are friendly, gentle, and affectionate. They are wonderful companion dogs, and family pets and are often used as therapy dogs due to their amazing temperaments.
Goldendoodles love their humans and are relatively easy to train and care for. They do not like to be left alone. They need at least 30 minutes of exercise a day, as well as plenty of time for play, training, and snuggles.
Goldendoodles have the best characteristics of both the golden retriever and the poodle. They have the golden retriever's patience, loyalty, and easygoing manner, as well as the poodle's intelligence and athleticism. They are great with children and other pets. They are hypoallergenic, which means they have very little chance of causing allergies.
There are different sizes and colors of goldendoodles.
1. petite-less than 14 inches in height (weighing 25lbs. or less)
2. mini-14-17 inches in height (weighing 26-35lbs.)
3. medium-17-21 inches in height (weighing 35-50lbs)
4. standard- 21 inches in height or more(weighing 51+lbs)
They range in color from cream to deep red and can come in a combination of colors. They have three different types of coats. They can be wavy, curly, or straight-coated. The curlier the dog, the less it tends to shed. There are no guarantees to shedding, but on the whole, goldendoodles shed very little, many not at all.
**Questions to ask yourself before adopting a Goldendoodle:
1. Are you willing to make a 12-16yr. commitment to the care of a dog?
2. Do you have the time, energy, and finances to properly care for your dog? (excellent food, vets, dog walker, doggie daycare, etc.?
3. Do you have time to take your puppy to puppy classes for obedience training as well as socialization?
4. If you have children are you willing to teach them to treat the dog with kindness and respect?
Remember, goldendoodles love their people and want to be with you as much as they can. If you are at school or work and the dog will be sitting home alone, you should not adopt a dog of any kind. You need to consider the long-term welfare of the dog.
Puppies are a lot of work but the joy and love they bring into your home can not be matched!! I recommend reading "Goldendoodle"-the owner's guide from puppy to old age. It will help you understand your goldendoodle.