The goldendoodle is a cross between the Golden Retriever and a Poodle. They generally do not shed and are wonderful family and life companions. We breed with high standards and use only parents whom have been health and temperament tested. Goldendoodles are active, intelligent and eager to please. Golden's tend to be tender hearted and very tolerant of unpredictable handling. They are a top choice for family companions, therapy dogs and for many service dog organizations.
Standard/Medium Temperament: We carefully select our parents based on temperament and health, so that good traits are passed down to their offspring. Standard Goldendoodles are gentle and affectionate. They are highly trainable and incredibly intelligent. They have an innate ability to read human emotions and attach very deeply to their families/owner. They are working dogs and require training, exercise and mental stimulation. It is imperative that they are a part of your family and not a dog that is kept outside looking in.
Mini Temperament: Mini Goldendoodles are fun loving, alert and sprightly. The Toy poodle is loyal and sensitive to loud sounds and human emotions. They are intelligent and easy to train. Coupled with the golden retrievers gentle nature and easy going personality the mini doodle is gaining popularity with those that prefer a smaller dog.
Weight: Standard/Medium Goldendoodles weight between 45-75 lbs. Mini's range b/n 20-40.
Grooming: Goldendoodles require regular grooming. Brushing daily in between grooming appointments is best. They are prone to matting.
Health: Goldendoodles live 10-15 years and common ailments are ear infections, food intolerances and allergies. Cancer is very common in Golden Retreiver lines, making our beloved Goldendoodles predisposed to cancer. English Goldendoodles, however, have a 40% LOWER chance of generalized cancers.
Straight Coat: Like a Golden Retriever, this coat may have a slight wave to it. They do not blow their coat like a Golden Retriever, but can and do shed. Grooming: Easy to groom--a simple brush will suffice. May not need professional grooming.
Wavy Coat: This coat is very low to non-shedding. In general, most people with allergies are fine with a wavy coat. People tend to call this the "teddy bear" coat. Grooming: The best of both worlds. Easy to maintain in-between professional grooming. Generally soft to the touch.
Curly Coat: This coat will be similar to the poodle coat and will not shed. This coat generally will not affect allergies.
Grooming: A poodle coat--curly and fleecy. While they don't shed, they still have to lose their hair. You will not see it around your house because it sticks in the coat and mats easily.