Goldendoodle Breed Temperament And Description
Let’s learn more about Goldendoodle dog information, description, facts and the characteristics with the pictures. The Goldendoodle is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle, a cross that originated in North America in the late 1990’s. The Goldendoodle goes by many names, including the ‘Goldipoo’, ‘Goldenpoo’, ‘Groodle’, ‘Curly Golden’, ‘Goldenoodle’, ‘Goldoodle’, or the somewhat less appealing ‘Gopoo’.
The Male Goldendoodle’s height is at about 61 – 66 cm and at 55.9 – 58.4 cm for the female. While the weight for the standard adult is about 20.4 – 31.8 kg, the medium adult at about 13.6 – 20.4 kg and at the 6.8 – 13.6 kg for the miniature adult.
The Goldendoodle should have a wavy to curly coat of about two to three inches in length. He has longer hair on the tail, body, ears, and legs (legs may be slightly feathered); the hair on the head and muzzle tends to be shorter.
The coat can be black, copper, white, cream, gray, golden, apricot, or red, although golden seems to be the common coat color. White can often be found on the feathering, and the Goldendoodle’s coat tends to lighten with age.
The Goldendoodle is energetic, trainable, intelligent, friendly, and family oriented. It is a highly social dog. Goldendoodles tend to follow their nose wherever it leads, so a fenced-in yard is recommended. They are always ready for a game; most Goldendoodles retain the natural retrieving instincts of the Golden Retriever. The Goldendoodle’s friendliness with strangers makes it a poor watchdog. Goldendoodles do not bark frequently.
Goldendoodles love to be with their family. They are eager to please and get along well with children, other animals, and strangers. They are social dogs and crave being around people.
The Goldendoodle is intelligent and has a strong desire to please its master, making it highly trainable. Positive reinforcement is likely to be the most successful approach.
Goldendoodles are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they’re prone to certain health conditions. Not all Goldendoodles will get any or all of these diseases, but it’s important to be aware of them if you’re considering this breed.
– Patellar Luxation
– Ear Infections
– Hip Dysplasia
– Elbow Dysplasia
– Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
– Von Willebrand’s Disease
– Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus
Goldendoodle Dog Pictures
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The Goldendoodle has an average energy level and will require daily exercise through walks or a good romp in the back yard. Generally speaking, 20 to 30 minutes of daily exercise will be enough to keep a Goldendoodle from becoming bored. He’s known for his love of water, so swimming provides another opportunity for appropriate exercise.
Since the Goldendoodle may grow large, he does require room to move. He’s not recommended for apartments but should have a home with some type of fenced yard. He’s not an ideal pet for outdoor or kennel living, since he thrives when he’s with his family, so owners should expect to keep him primarily in the house.
Goldendoodles are often purchased without any clear understanding of what goes into owning one. There are some Rescue Groups that will help you. If you don’t see a rescue listed for your area, contact the national breed club or a local breed club and they can point you toward a Goldendoodle rescue.
Doodle Rescue and Rehomes Board (http://disc.yourwebapps.com/Indices/213827.html)
Doods Needing Homes (http://www.goldendoodles.com/rehomedoods.htm)
Poo-Mix Rescue (http://www.poomixrescue.com/)