The cross breed of Golden Retriever and Poodle breeds is known as Goldendoodle. They are also called with the names like Groodle, Goldenoodles, Golden poos and Curly Retriever. This is developed in North America and Australia in 1990’s.
The Goldendoole- Facts, Information and Characteristics :
The Goldendoodle has become a popular breed ever since its creation. They are excellent family dogs, guide dogs and therapy dogs. The desirable features and personality make him one of the best dogs.
- There are many generations developed in the process of creating a best Goldendoodle.
- They have many desirable characteristics especially as a family dog, guide and companion
- They are friendly towards the children and very kind to them even though they try to irritate them.
- They are good with other pets like cats, birds and dogs. They need proper socialization and training to make them develop good temperament.
- They are intelligent and responsive to the training hence, they are easy to train.
- The Goldendoodles are not hypoallergenic but they are still good for allergy sufferers.
- The Goldendoodle puppy may be little costlier and the price may range about $1000 to $2000 USD approximately.
The appearance of the Goldendoodle is inherited from both the parent breeds. Generally they have drooping ears and sturdy body and bone structure. They have well-proportioned body with strong rounded legs. There are three types of coat textures in Goldendoodles. Some have straight coat, wavy coat and curly coat; all these three types are derived from their parents. They usually have long hair on legs, body, ears and short hair on the face. They come in various coat colours and they are gold, white, cream, grey, red, sand and apricot colours.
The Goldendoodle are categorised based on their parent breeds. They are F1, F1B, F2 and F2B Goldendoodled.
- An F1 Goldendoodle is a progeny of Golden Retriever and Poodle with equal share in characteristics.
- An F1B or back cross is a progeny of F1 Goldendoodle and Poodle.
- An F2 Goldendoodle is a progeny of two F1 Goldendoodles with desirable characteristics.
- An F2B Goldendoodle is a progeny of F1 Goldendoodle and F1B Goldendoodle.
- Higher generation Goldendoodles can be bred by crossing F2 Goldendoodles or F2B Golden doodles.
- The Golden poos are also classified into three types based on the size and weight of the canines. They are classified as standard, medium and miniature Goldendoodles.
- The ideal size and weight of the standard Groodles is around 20 to 26 inches (50 to 65 cm) and 60 to 100 lbs (27 to 45 kg) respectively.
- The ideal size and weight of the medium Groodles is around 17 to 20 inches (43 to 50 cm) and 30 to 45 lbs (13 to 20 kg) respectively.
- The ideal size and weight of the miniature Groodles is around 13 to 20 inches (33 to 50 cm) and 15 to 30 lbs (6 to 13 kg) respectively.
The Goldendoodles are intelligent, affectionate and active dogs. They are very much a family dog and they develop bond with the family. They are very loving and compassionate; they are gentle with the children and they are suitable for family in all aspects. They may not make good watch dogs but they are meant to be good guide dogs. They need proper training and socialization to develop a good behaviour towards everyone. They are sociable and they maintain good relations with other dogs and pets. They are friendly towards the strangers and most importantly they are not meant to be left alone. They are active and good hang out partner.
Health Issues :
As many measures have taken while cross breeding and many generations were developed to sort out the problems in every aspect there may not be major issues in this breed. There are certain minor issues that should be concerned; they are allergies, slipped stifles, von Willebrand’s disease, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Hip and Elbow dysplasia. Consult a vet doctor if any problem is identified as mentioned above.
The Goldendoodle pet may need about one to four cups of feed based on the size of the pet. The diet should be of good quality feed and should comprise of solid and liquid food. The feed like biscuits, dog food, meat and any other dry food. Fresh drinking water should be supplied for the pet. Do not over feed the pet as it may lead to over weight problem.
This breed is not suitable for apartment dwellers; as the Goldendoodle grows it need space to move and run. It is suitable for country side or houses with well-fenced yards. They can adapt to any type of environmental conditions but they are more likely to be in cold weather.
Life Style :
The Goldendoodles are energetic and active dogs. They need a great amount of exercise to burn their calories. Daily walks and vigorous play may take care of their body health. They shouldn’t be left alone as they are prone to aloofness easily. They always like to stay with the family and especially inside the house with the family. They need to run and play in the yards so make sure the yard is well-protected.
As this is one of the popular breeds it is necessary to protect them from dog thieves. Though they are friendly with other dogs but the external dogs may be aggressive and hurt them. Unleashing the dog in public areas and leaving them alone in unfenced areas should be restricted.
This is a hybrid breed and naturally they are little difficult to bred as there may not so many number of dogs available. There are many successive generations in Goldendoodle so it will be difficult to find one if you need same type. So, professional breeding will be necessary and healthy. After attaining a proper age and maturity the pet can be taken for mating with other desirable pet.
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Life Cycle :
It is difficult to mention the litter size of the Goldendoodle but as from the combined results of their parents the Goldendoodle may have an average litter size that can give birth to 3 to 8 puppies.
Life Span :
The Goldendoodle can live about 10 to 15 years on an average. Proper care and protection can help the pet to survive longer.
The Goldendoodle have a minimum requirement of grooming as many of the owners clip their coat. Clipped coat requires brushing once or twice in two or three weeks. Unclipped coat requires weekly brushing and combing. Occasional bathes will be good as regular bathes make the skin dry. Brush the teeth regularly and trim the nails once in a while. Clean the ears as they are prone to infections because of their drooping nature.
The Goldendoodles are low shedders and they shed little to no hair. As one of the main ideas to develop this breed is to create a non-shedding breed, the Goldendoodles does its job.
Suggestible Names For Goldendoodles :
- Female Dogs : Angel, Bubbles, Gracy, Maggie, Margaret
- Male Dogs : Sam, Tom, Jenny, Joseph, Moch.