along during the 1990’s. With Labradoodle breeding on the rise, the
Goldendoodle was bred to see if the gentle nature of the Golden Retriever and
the allergy friendly coat of the Poodle would produce a good genetic
combination. This cross results in “hybrid vigor” which is the phenomenon that the first
cross between two unrelated purebred lines is healthier and grows better than
either parent line. The Goldendoodle is a good-natured family pet and they tend to be
allergy friendly and have low to non-shedding coats.
Standard: Height: 22 inches or
more at the tallest point of the shoulder; Weight: generally 50+
pounds. Males tend to be larger than females, regardless of the size
Medium: Height: 17-21 inches to the shoulder; Weight: usually 25-45 lbs.
Miniature: Height: 14-16 inches to the shoulder; Weight: generally under 25 lbs.
F1 (1st Generation) –
Golden Retriever bred to a Poodle (50% Golden, 50% Poodle)
F1’s have straight, borderline way, or wavy coats.
They vary widely as to shedding and allergy friendliness.
(2nd Generation) - F1 bred to a Poodle (75% Poodle, 25%
F1B’s have wavy, curly, or wooly coats and are low
to non-shed and are allergy friendly.
Multi Generational –
F1B bred to an F1B
Multi-Gens also have a wooly or fleece coat and are non-shed
and allergy friendly.
or a female? Which
is best for your family?
you wondering whether a male or female puppy is right for you?
The following information describes some of the traits
common to males and females and may help you decide. Keep
in mind, though, that a dog who receives an early spay or neuter
(at 4-6 months of age) rarely exhibits any of these gender characteristics.
In other words, early spay/neuter will greatly reduce or negate
any gender differences.
the dog world, females usually rule the roost. They are
the ones who determine the pecking order and strive to maintain
that order. They are much more intent on displaying dominance
by participating in alpha behaviors such as "humping" other
dogs. Most fights are generally between two females, both
competing for that top position. Females tend to be more
territorial, obstinate, and independent than their male counterparts.
Males, on the other hand, are usually more steadfast,
dependable, loyal and crave more attention from their family.
Food is an easy motivator for males and helps in the area
of training.Give them a treat for their positive behavior and
they continue to exhibit eagerness to please. Their acceptance
of other family pets and willingness to bond with children is
definitely a plus.
Often people don't want a male as they are known for lifting
their leg and urinating on tires, trees, telephone poles, and
anything else that suits their fancy. Truth be told, if
they are neutered between the ages of 4 1/2 to 6 months of age,
greatly reducing testosterone levels, this marking characteristic
rarely surfaces. In fact, these males generally won't
lift their leg to urinate nor will they hump at all.
Females will rarely demonstrate a dominance issue with their
owner. They are sensitive and also eager to please, coming to
you for love and attention, and then leaving as soon as they've
gotten their fill. They may show cleverness or be devious
in attaining their own agenda. The female also has seasons
of being "in heat" unless they have been spayed. This
heat cycle typically lasts for 22-28 days, roughly every six
to seven or even eight months. During this time a bloody
discharge can be left on carpet, furniture, concrete, or anywhere
else that she may go. A walk outside during this time
can become hazardous if male dogs are in the neighborhood. She
will be depositing her "calling card" or scent to every unaltered
male in the vicinity, regardless of breed. These males
will follow you to your yard and wait for an opportune moment
to associate with your female. Many unwanted pregnancies
have occurred from these brief encounters.
The above mentioned traits are general gender characteristics
of canines. They are not specific to the Goldendoodle breed.
Also, it is important to note that a dog that is spayed or neutered
early (between 4-6 months of age) will rarely demonstrate these
general characteristics. Thus, in all reality, both male
and female Goldendoodles make GREAT family pets. We feel
that the best attitude to have in choosing a new pet for your
family is to have no preconceived ideas as to gender, and to
just allow yourself to come and fall in love with whichever
pup seems to bond best with you. However, we understand that
only you can determine which gender will best suit your family,
so we are here to answer any questions that you may have and
greatly desire the perfect puppy for your home.