The Goldendoodle: A Perfect Teddy Bear Mix
Friendly like the Golden Retrievers and avid guardians like the miniature or Toy Poodles, Goldendoodles have it all included in a small convenient package. These "forever puppies" were bred during the '90s to be hypoallergenic therapy dogs. Easy-to-love and with a Teddy Bear look, today we will be sharing all you need to know about this beautiful crossbreed.
Personalities of Goldendoodles:
Sociable, loyal, and loving, Goldendoodles tend to get along with other dogs and kids. They are fantastic therapy dogs, fast learners, and easy to train. Their temperament varies depending on the breed that predominates making them more active, like its Golden ancestors, or shy, like its Poodle relatives.
How big does Goldendoodles Get?
There are several types of Goldendoodles:
- Mini Goldendoodle: Golden Retriever + Miniature Poodle (10 to 15 inches tall)
- Toy Mini: Golden Retriever + Toy Poodle (10 to 15 inches tall)
- Mini Goldendoodle Micro: Golden Retriever + Teacup Poodle (9 inches tall or less)
Male Goldendoodles weigh up to 30 pounds, while females weigh approximately 27 pounds. On average a male mini Goldendoodle measures from 15 to 17 inches, and females measure 14 to 15.5 inches tall, making them perfect to pamper with toys and fluffy cushions.
Goldendoodles Coats and shedding:
As we mentioned before, Goldendoodle's coats are magical. Doodles have short, coarse fur with a double coat and a very low tendency to shed. This makes them one of the most hypoallergenic dog breeds. Shaggy or curly, a Goldendoodle's coat color can vary between gold, white, black and every shade in between. That's the beauty of crossbreed uniqueness.
Goldendoodles Grooming Requirements:
Yes! Goldendoodles do shed less than other dog breeds. That is why they are so popular among dog owners who suffer from allergies. Their grooming requirements will depend on whether they have curly or shaggy hair.
- In case they have curly hair, you can take them to the groomer for a poodle cut.
- Shaggy hair Goldendoodles will look great if you comb their locks weekly.
How much is a Goldendoodle puppy?
Buying a Goldendoodle from a recognized breeder can cost between $ 1,000 and $ 2,500. Adopting a Goldendoodle can cost less than $ 100. Remember, there are numerous places where you can adopt one of these beautiful fury friends and give a new home to a puppy in need of a forever home.What is the Lifespan of Goldendoodles?
From 10 to 15 years! Goldendoodles have a broader lifespans due to the Poodle ancestry. Sadly, miniaturization can bring along several genetic drawbacks for mini dog breeds. Goldendoodles can suffer from several genetic diseases such as achondroplasia to bone fragility. Therefore, it is essential to find a responsible breeder that can demonstrate your Goldendoodle pup enjoys good health.
Love your forever pup!
Finally, whether it's a mini Goldendoodle, Goldendoodle Toy or Micro Goldendoodle, any variety you choose will fill your heart with joy and playdates. Remember: having a dog is a commitment for life... But with their wiggly tails, and their smiles, and their cute rubbing chubby bellies, the commitment won't be a hassle!