Top 10 Facts about Goldendoodles

The goldendoodle is one of the most popular dog breeds out there. Constantly growing in popularity, the goldendoodle is extremely smart, looks like a teddy bear and will always keep you company. Below is a list of 10 facts about goldendoodles. 

  1. Goldendoodles are technically mutts.

A mutt? That's right, goldendoodles are not purebred, meaning bred with two of the same breeds, unless it's a doubledoodle (goldendoodle mixed with another goldendoodle). A goldendoodle is one part poodle and one part golden retriever. Sometimes, breeders will breed a goldendoodle with a poodle to produce puppies that shed less. With many variations of goldendoodles, one thing is for sure - the breed is partially poodle and partially golden retriever. 

  1. Goldendoodles were created in 1990.

The goldendoodle was created in 1990 by a man named Wally Condron. The term "goldendoodle" was coined in 1992. For over 30 years, this high demand dog breed surely isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

  1. Goldendoodles were first created in Australia.

Wally Condron first breeded goldendoodles in Australia. Nowadays, goldendoodles can be found all over the world! Australia remains one of the most popular places for goldendoodles, in addition to the United States.

  1. Goldendoodles are a labradoodle 2.0.

Wally Condron first tried to create the best dog breed he could. He tried breeding a labrador retriever with a poodle, which today is known as a labradoodle. Condron then bred a golden retriever with a poodle, afterwards, and the goldendoodle was born.

  1. Goldendoodles can shed.

Although most breeds mixed with a poodle shed little to no fur, the goldendoodle can very much so shed, especially if its hair is kept longer. The curlier the hair, the less of a chance for large amounts of shedding. Even a purebred poodle will still shed some hair. There is not a dog breed that does not shed a bit.

  1. There are multiple colors and patterns that a goldendoodle can have.

There are multiple colors and patterns of goldendoodles. You can find them in white, black, cream, apricot, red, golden, brown, and gray. There are also different patterns such as merle, tri, and sable. It really depends on the genetics of the parents. 

  1. Goldendodoles can weigh as much as 100 lbs.

Goldendoodles can weigh as much as 100 lbs. If you think about it, golden retrievers are large dogs. Standard poodles are large dogs. Bred together, they create another large dog. Dominant genes can enforce this trait. Fortunately for those who do not like large dogs, you can get a goldendoodle as little as 10 lbs if you get a micro or teacup goldendoodle.

  1. Goldendoodles make great service dogs.

Goldendoodles make some of the best dog breeds for service dogs. Gentle, patient, kind, and easy to train, this dog is known to be one of the best dog breeds as a service dog.

      9.  Goldendoodles are prone to ear infections.

Goldendoodles have very large floppy ears, as both the golden retriever and poodle do. They are prone to ear infections and unpleasant smells that come from the ears. You can prevent / treat this with Zymox. 

  1. Goldendoodles can live up to 15 years in age.

This dog makes a great investment, or long-time best friend! On average, they live between 10-15 years in age. 

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