Goldendoodle - Doodles On The Ridge


What Is A Goldendoodle?

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:

  • a very gentle spirit
  • high level of intelligence
  • athleticism
  • high level of obedience
  • great family pets
  • great with children
  • hypoallergenic to varying extents
  • low to non shedding coat
  • very sociable with other dogs and people
  • a very healthy dog
  • extreme loyalty
  • high degree of adaptability

Expect your Goldendoodle to weigh somewhere between 40 and 65 pounds, depending on genetic traits and sex. They come in a wide variety of color variation.

F1 Goldendoodle (50/50)

The first cross breeding between a Goldendoodle is  a  50/50 cross from a breeding of a Golden Retriever and a Standard Poodle.  This is a first generation Goldendoodle. There can be some variations in the outcome of their litters; coat type, shedding, and framing, can somewhat vary  in their outcomes, although the differences will not be significant. An experienced breeder will be able to give you a good estimate of the variables when the puppies are young. Their personalities are pretty consistent.

F1b Goldendoodle (75/25)

This will be the result of an F1 Goldendoodle breed back to a Golden Retriever or a Goldendoodle breed back to a Poodle. A breeder can choose what traits they desire in a litter and produce puppies with the desired traits.

F2 Doodles (50/50)

F2 Goldendoodles are essentially a Goldendoodle (first generation Golden Retriever to Poodle) bred to a Goldendoodle (first generation Golden Retriever to Poodle). The litters produced from these dogs will be more consistent in their traits; less shedding, body shape, coat, and improvement in hypoallergenic qualities. The appearance in look and coat is more consistent and shedding and dander is decreased even further. The puppy will also improve the hypoallergenic qualities. Although the F1 Doodle has the highest Hybrid Vigor, you can still expect the benefits of Hybrid Vigor greatly in the F2 Goldendoodle.