Goldendoodles are a cross between a purebred Golden Retriever and a Poodle. They are a highly intelligent, loving, and loyal breed that sheds way less than a purebred Golden Retriever. This gentle and affectionate breed started gaining popularity following breed development in the 1990s.
Relative to other designer breeds, it is still regarded as a young cross. Goldendoodles are very social and would interact well with everyone. They would do well in both country and city settings. However, apartment living might not suit them. Rather, they do better in an enclosed space like a fenced yard.
They also shouldn't be kept in kennels as they thrive with human contact.
Here's a table that details their attributes:
|Life Span||10-15 years|
|Breed Size||Large (61-100 lbs.)|
|Good With||Children, Families, Dogs, Cats|
|Temperament||Friendly, Gentle, Playful, Outgoing|
|Bark Level||When Necessary|
|Coat Length/ Texture||Medium, Curly|
|Colors||Black, Gray, Blue, Red, White, Gold, Fawn, Brown/Chocolate/Liver, Gold/Yellow|
|Patterns||Brindle, Bicolor, Black, Tan, and Merle|
They also have other traits such as the fact that they are easy to train, are excellent for first-time pet owners, are great hiking buddies, require a great deal of grooming, are strongly loyal, and they may require a significant amount of grooming.
They have a very affectionate nature and are hypoallergenic. The hypoallergenic feature makes them great for people who typically react to allergens. Goldendoodles come in a large standard size as well as a smaller, miniature size.
They make for great emotional support animals and enjoy spending time in the great outdoors. You can achieve this by taking walks or playing outdoors. This helps to cover their physical needs.
A Goldendoodle is the perfect canine companion for both individuals and families.