The Goldendoodle is a hybrid breed that has gained immense popularity today. The Goldendoodle is a “designer dog,” a hybrid dog breed resulting from mixing the Poodle with the Golden Retriever.

CHARACTERISTICS and Size

Also known as Groodle, this crossbreed has an average height of 20 to 24 inches from shoulder and weighs somewhere between 50 to 90 pounds. They have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years. They come in different colors like golden, copper, white, black, cream, grey, and even red.

Group: Hybrid Group
Height: 20-24 inches
Weight: 50-90 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10-15 years
Coat and Color: Medium and Curly in Length and Colors – black, gray, red, blue, cream, white, fawn, gold / yellow brown / chocolate / liver
Temperament: Gentle, Friendly, Outgoing, Playful
Energy Level: Active

About goldendoodle

Inheriting some of the best traits from Golden retrievers and Poodle, their size varies depending on the variant being used to crossbreeding. Goldendoodles are intelligent, adaptable, and quite loving creatures. They can be trained easily and their agility is commendable. They are best suited for jobs like service dogs, sniffers, guide dogs, and even therapy dogs.

Originated around the year 1990, the Goldendoodles are still quite young compared to the other designer breeds. They are gentle and calm dogs that are extremely social and friendly. They are not aggressive but can be shy and timid have separation anxiety if not properly socialized.

Flexible enough to adapt to city life as well as the countryside, they thrive in human company. This breed can’t adjust well when kept outside in a kennel, thus not a good choice if one is looking for watchdogs.

Being low shedders, their 2 to 3 inches long, wavy/curly coat requires brushing at least twice a week. For easy maintenance, some owners trim their coats. But still brushing is mandatory once in two weeks. Make sure they brush their teeth at least thrice a week to maintain dental hygiene. Bathing them on regular basis can lead to fuzzy fur and a dry scalp. So bathe them when extremely important.

Feed your Goldendoodles with 2 to 4 cups of dry food in a day. Make sure the food is divided into at least 2 meals. To keep a check on their weight, measure their food or balance it out by making them more physically active.

Health

Generally, this crossbreed is healthy, but they’re prone to certain genetic health issues that one should be aware of. Some of the common issues are – hypothyroidism, elbow and hip dysplacia, ear infection, patellar luxation, and progressive retina atrophy.

All-in-all this breed is calm, loving, intelligent, and one of the best companions you can have for life.