Goldendoodle Facts

 Goldendoodle Facts

We’ve all heard of the Cockerpoo, the Cavachon, and the very popular Labradoodle but recently my daughter welcomed a Goldendoodle into her family. I hadn’t heard of this mixed dog breed before but found they are gaining in popularity. In this post we take a look at some Goldendoodle Facts and follow Luca’s journey from puppy to adulthood.

luca 10 weeks Goldendoodle
Luca at ten weeks old


Goldendoodle Facts

Goldendoodles are a popular and lovable hybrid breed that results from crossing a Golden Retriever with a Poodle. They are known for their friendly and affectionate nature, making them great companions for families and individuals alike. Here are some interesting facts about Goldendoodles:

  • Hybrid Breed: Goldendoodles are a crossbreed or hybrid breed, not a purebred dog. They are bred by crossing a Golden Retriever with a Poodle. The Poodle parent can be a standard, miniature, or toy-sized Poodle.
  • Low Shedding: One of the reasons Goldendoodles are popular is their hypoallergenic coat. Due to their Poodle ancestry, they tend to shed less and are often a good choice for people with allergies.
  • Varied Coat Types: Goldendoodles can have a variety of coat types, including wavy, curly, or straight. The coat can also range in color from cream to red to black.
  • Sizes: Goldendoodles come in various sizes, depending on the size of the Poodle parent used in the breeding. They can be categorized as standard (large), medium, miniature, or toy Goldendoodles.
  • Intelligent: Both Golden Retrievers and Poodles are known for their intelligence, and Goldendoodles inherit this trait. They are quick learners and can excel in training and various dog sports.
  • Friendly and Social: Goldendoodles are typically very friendly and social dogs. They are known for their gentle and affectionate nature, making them great family pets.
  • Energetic: These dogs are active and enjoy regular exercise and playtime. Daily walks, games, and mental stimulation are essential to keep them happy and healthy.


Goldendoodle Facts
A subtle hint that it’s time for dinner!
  • Good with Children: Goldendoodles are often great with children, as they are patient and gentle. However, as with any dog, early socialization and proper training are important to ensure they interact well with kids.
  • Therapy and Service Dogs: Because of their intelligence, trainability, and friendly nature, Goldendoodles are often chosen as therapy dogs or as service dogs for individuals with disabilities.
  • Long Lifespan: Goldendoodles tend to have a relatively long lifespan, typically ranging from 10 to 15 years or more when properly cared for.
  • Maintenance: Depending on their coat type, Goldendoodles may require regular grooming. Curly and wavy coats need more maintenance than straight coats. Regular brushing and occasional trips to the groomer are common for Goldendoodle owners.
  • Health Considerations: Like all dog breeds, Goldendoodles can be prone to certain health issues, including hip dysplasia, ear infections, and certain genetic conditions. It’s essential to choose a reputable breeder who conducts health testing on their breeding dogs to minimize the risk of hereditary health problems.

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Goldendoodle Facts

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Nice Earrings Luca!

Learn more about Luca as a four month old puppy here.


What is the difference between a Labradoodle and a Goldendoodle?

You will notice most differences in the personality of the two mixes. A Labradoodle is less excitable,  more wary around strangers and more protective. Goldens exhibit more of the Retrievers zest for life and will approach strange people or other dogs with plenty of exuberance.

They are a similar size but the length and texture of the fur is different. Goldens have more colour variety including shades of red, gold and brown. Labradoodles are usually cream or black.

Other Popular Mixed Breed Dogs

Schnoodle      Schnauzer and poodle

Bernadoodle  Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle

CavaPoo          King Charles Cavalier Spaniel and Poodle.

CockaPoo      Cocker Spaniels and Poodle

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Additional Reading

All About Labrador Retrievers




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