The Goldendoodle is a “designer dog,” a hybrid dog breed resulting from breeding a Poodle with a Golden Retriever.
There are TOP 10 interesting facts about Goldendoodle.
A Goldendoodle is a Golden Retriever and Poodle cross. Goldendoodles, also called Golden Poos, Goldie Poos, or Groodles, have been bred in North America and Australia since the early to mid-1990's. As the smaller poodle hybrids had been such a success in filling the niche for small, allergy friendly family pets, Golden Retriever breeders decided to try a breeding with a standard poodle for a larger family pet.
2) Designer Dog
Most Goldendoodles are a first generation hybrid or “designer dog”. Animal breeders use the term ‘hybrid vigor’ to refer to a certain vivacity and resilience displayed in the first generation’s behavior due to breeding two purebred dogs. This is especially true when the parents are very different dog breeds. Dogs with hybrid vigor are usually far healthier than either of the dog’s purebred parents. They can also benefit from having the best qualities of both breeds. Hybrid vigor gradually disappears over successive generations.
The smallest goldendoodles or "petites" usually weigh no more than 25 pounds, with a height of no more than 14 inches. Miniature goldendoodles run 14 to 17 inches tall, with weights between 26 and 35 pounds. Medium goldendoodles can be 17 to 21 inches tall and weigh from 36 to 50 pounds. The biggest varieties, standards, stand more than 21 inches tall and weigh a minimum of 51 pounds. The weight and stature of a goldendoodle's parents has a lot to do with his fully mature size.
4) Therapy Dog
This breed is well suited to serve other people. Since they inherited the Poodle’s intelligence and the attentive obedience of a Golden Retriever, Goldendoodles make excellent guide dogs and therapy dogs. For example, they could be a trusted seeing-eye dog for a blind person. This type of dog breed can also be a great companion to elderly people in hospices, sick people in hospitals, and people in nursing homes who need comfort.
As far as temperament goes, these doggies are thought to have empathy for people who require a helping hand -- or perhaps helping paws. They are also often gentle, affectionate and intensely connected and loyal to the people in their lives, as well as smart and clever. With the right socialization, they are also usually wonderful companions to children. They generally adore people and crave regular human interplay.
Goldendoodles are relatively sporty canines with mid-level daily physical fitness needs. They often flourish on roughly half an hour of exercise each day -- think a brisk outdoor walks or perhaps even peppy backyard play sessions.
7) Social Pet
The dog can form long-lasting bonds with family members and other pets that are in the household. Goldendoodles are usually happiest when they are able to socialize with other dogs or humans. If you work or travel a lot, this may cause problems with this particular breed. The dog may act out and develop behavioral problems if they spend too much time alone.
These furry cuties appear in a wide range of colors, including white, pale cream, red, golden, black, off-white and silver. As far as fur texture goes, goldendoodles run the gamut. Some of them have lightly curled fur, while others have straight fur that is notably thick. Some of them even have elements of both hair types in their coats.
Goldendoodles require minimal grooming and upkeep. Depending on the dog’s fur, it should be combed and washed every two weeks. A Goldendoodle’s hair can grow about eight inches long when it is not trimmed. The hair around the belly and tail area should be trimmed and kept short since it is more comfortable and sanitary for the dog. Likewise, dog owners can trim the dog’s facial hair if it grows over its eyes and it can’t see.
10) Healthy Breed
First generation hybrid is typically healthier than both of its purebred parents. As a result, there are no serious health concerns associated with Goldendoodles. Although they can develop some health issues that are common in Golden Retrievers and Poodles, such as VonWillebrand’s disease (a blood clotting irregularity) or problems with their hips and elbows.