What is a Goldendoodle?
A Goldendoodle is a cross between a Poodle and a Golden Retriever. The Goldendoodle is a wonderful family pet. They are fun loving, happy, love people, adore children and other pets. They love to take part in family activities, such as camping, hiking/walking, swimming ect....
What are the Golden doodle generations?
If you are new to the doodle world, you are probably a little confused by all the terminology. F1's, F2's, F1B's, F2B's, multigens, etc.....Genetics can be confusing to say the least so if you would like more info than what you find on our site, I would be happy to talk with you by phone or via e-mail.
F1 Goldendoodles are a Golden Retriever bred to a Poodle. The Poodle can be either standard or miniature or even toy sized. This will give you 50% Poodle and 50% Golden Retriever. They can have various coat types from straight to curly. This generation has a higher risk of shedding, but some do not shed. When they do shed, most shed lightly and some shed moderately. They do not shed as bad as the Golden Retriever.
F1B Goldendoodles are an F1 Goldendoodle X Poodle. This will give you 75% Poodle and 25% Golden Retriever. This coat is non shedding, like the poodle. F1B doodles coats range from the soft curls to the straight hair, however all reports from adoptive parents have reported non-shed. This is great because it means they shed so little that you don't even notice it. However, please contact me if you have severe dog allergies. The coat on our doodles remains soft even when loose curls are present. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT I CANNOT GUARANTEE COAT TYPES, SHEDDING, OR ADULT LOOKS WHEN YOU ADOPT A PUPPY.
We have carefully chosen our parent dogs for temperament and health. They have the mellow, loyal, happy go lucky, happy to be with you, of the golden, and the quick smarts, highly intuitive, sensitvity, of the poodle. Both the Poodle and the Golden Retriever are highly social and love to be with people. Both breeds bring wonderful traits to the Goldendoodle.
WHAT ABOUT GROOMING?
Goldendoodles do need to be groomed. Some more than others, and some need clipped more often than others. It depends on the type of coat your Goldendoodle has. You should have them groomed about 3-6 months, with a good brushing at least once a week. I also recommend that you purchase a good brush, recommended by your groomer to get out matts.
WHAT ABOUT COLORS?
Goldendoodles come in a variety of colors. This is because poodles come in a variety of colors. The following are just some of the colors you may find in a goldendoodle from us:
BOOKS I RECOMMEND:
“Dog Sense: How the Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet" by John Bradshaw
"How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks" by Dr. Ian Dunbar
"Zion Champion for God" by Helen Heavirland
There are some excellent short training videos on Youtube with Ian Dunbar and several other recommended dog trainers. I highly recommend Victoria Stilwell and Ian Dunbar.
There is a lot of information about Goldendoodles out there so please choose your information wisely. Please consider the source of the information you read. Once again, I will be happy to answer any questions to the best of my ability, so please feel free to contact me via e-mail or by phone!
Things to consider when adding to your dog family: