A Golden Doodle is the result of a breeding between a Golden Retriever and a Standard Poodle. This cross provides the best benefits of both breeds. Doodles provide a drastic difference in shedding, and sometimes almost no shedding. Families with allergy issues can often times tolerate Doodles.
Their intelligence is above average as well. The high intelligence of the Golden Retriever and even higher more complex intelligence of the Poodle combined with the faster maturing traits of the Golden Retriever produce a highly desirable dog. There is a benefit of Hybrid Vigor in that genetic defects that are common to specific breeds can not be replicated in a cross of two breeds. This provides a healthier puppy that will be free of some of the inherited defects that can come with specific single breeds. The cross between a poodle and other breeds, Bernese Mountain Dog, Labrador Retrievers, and Golden Retrievers, result in a much healthier dog. They typically live longer than the breed’s standard. There are countless desirable traits that are common in Goldendoodles, including: