Dog Breed Spotlight: Goldendoodle

Dog Breed Spotlight: Goldendoodle

In this post, we’re going to put the spotlight on one of the most popular hybrid breeds in the United States - the Goldendoodle.

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Getting a new puppy for you and your family is a huge responsibility. Not only do you have to be prepared to provide the puppy with everything it needs and learn how to train a puppy but you should also make sure that you’re getting the right breed for your family. 

Because there are hundreds of dog breeds out there, choosing one can be confusing. You can start by writing down a list of the breeds you’re interested in and learning more about them. 

In this post, we’re going to put the spotlight on one of the most popular hybrid breeds in the United States – the Goldendoodle:

A Little Background on Goldendoodles

The Goldendoodle is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle.

These dogs were bred to produce a dog that had low to non-shedding coats and was hypoallergenic.

The Goldendoodles were also bred to be therapy and assistance dogs. Because of this, many owners of Goldendoodles use their pets to help them with their disabilities.

Breed Characteristics

Goldendoodles have a lifespan of 12 to 14 years. In this time, their owners can expect them to grow to be anywhere from 21 to 28 inches in height and anywhere from 50 to 90 pounds in weight.

Their coats are long, wavy, and soft. They don’t shed; so if you are allergic to dogs, this could be a great option for you.

The Goldendoodle is one of the smartest dogs around. They can be trained easily and they usually excel in obedience, tricks, and other activities. Goldendoodles are also very friendly and a great family pet.

Health Issues

Like any dog, Goldendoodles are prone to health issues.

The two most common issues they face are:

Goldendoodles can experience problems with their eyes and ears.

These dogs are prone to eye issues such as glaucoma, cataracts, and cherry eye.


The Goldendoodle is a great family pet because it is so friendly and outgoing.

Mixed breeds like the Goldendoodle are known for their intelligence and the Golden Retriever is no exception.

These dogs are very loyal and love playing, especially with children. They are also full of energy so they can keep up with active families and young children.

Grooming Requirements

There are two ways to groom a Goldendoodle. You can either brush or comb their coat or you can have it professionally groomed.

Brushing their coat will keep the coat looking great and their skin healthy. However, you’ll need to brush them regularly, especially if they have long hair.

The other option is to have your dog professionally groomed. This will ensure that their coat always looks great and is soft to the touch.

If you choose to have your dog professionally groomed, they will need to visit the groomer every 2-3 months.


Before worrying about how to train a puppy, it’s a good idea to do research on the breed that you’re planning to get. Goldendoodles are great dogs for any family. They are loyal, friendly, and intelligent and are great with young kids and other animals. You’ll have to put some work into your Goldendoodle’s coat but your efforts will be well worth it.
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