The Goldendoodle is a designer breed created through the cross of the Golden Retriever and the Standard Poodle. Also becoming very popular are the 2nd generation Goldendoodles better known as F1b. The F1b Goldendoodles are generally more curly and have an even better chance to be hypoallergenic. The Goldendoodle is recognized by the ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club) and can be registered through IDCR (International Designer Canine Registry) and ICA (International Canine Association, Inc).
- Country of Origin: N/A
- Weight: 50 - 80 lbs
- Height: 16 - 24 inches
- Color: The most common colors are cream, golden and red. Some other colors can be chocolate, black or others. It is also common to have some white on the chest, face or feet.
The Goldendoodle is confident, playful & affectionate. This intelligent designer breed is very friendly and enjoys playing with their family. They are excellent around children of all ages & other pets.
The most common health issue to occur in the Goldendoodle is hip dysplasia. Other health concerns to watch for are:
• Progressive Retinal Atrophy
All mixed breed dogs have a better chance of having less health concerns because of their genetic diversity.
Their coats is usually curly and short or long to the length. They are usually hypoallergenic and shed very little. Their curly coat should be soft to the touch.
Brushing 2 – 4 times weekly will help remove dead hair and prevent tangling & matting. Bathing every other month can also help maintain their healthy coat. The Goldendoodle should be clipped every 4 – 6 weeks.