Because of their athletic and friendly temperament, Goldendoodle puppies make great companion dogs for active individuals or families. So, if you’re looking for a dog you can take to the park with the family, this might be your ideal dog breed! They love to play catch, run around and “play” with the kids. Goldendoodle puppies even love to swim. Just watch out, because when they shake they let off a lot of water! This breed tends to do very well with children, as long as the children are taught to play nicely with the puppy and as long as the puppy has been socialized and trained from an early age.
Finding Your Goldendoodle
Browse our listings of Goldendoodle puppies for sale on this page to find the perfect mix of Golden Retriever and Poodle in your next mixed breed Goldendoodle. On average, Goldendoodle dogs will cost between $2,000-$4,000 depending on where you find them and how thorough the breeder records are. Their lifespan is around 10 years or more, and they are typically 20-26 inches tall weighing in at around 30-60 pounds. Depending on their mix, they can vary quite a bit in size, so make sure you are comfortable with the smallest and biggest potential of your new pup.
Exact size varies drastically depending on breed. Learn more about Goldendoodle sizes here.
- Price: $2,000-$4,000
- Temperament: athletic, friendly, peaceful, intelligent
- Lifespan: 10+ years
- Height: 20-26 inches
- Weight: 30-60 pounds
The Goldendoodle is a crossbreed from a Golden Retriever and a Poodle, so characteristics tend to vary a bit more between these dogs than between other types of breeds. For example, if the Goldendoodle puppy gets more Golden Retriever traits, it can tend to be friendlier and more easily trainable, whereas if it gets more Poodle traits, it will tend to shed less and be more hypoallergenic.
When mixed with a Toy Poodle instead of a regular sized Poodle, the resulting Goldendoodle puppy tends to be much smaller or “miniature” (typically 15-20 inches tall, compared to 20-26 inches).
Typically, though, most adult Goldendoodles stand about 20-26 inches tall and weigh between 30-60 pounds. The variance in height and weight is impacted by gender (males tend to be slightly larger and heavier) as well as which traits the puppy got more of – Golden Retriever or Poodle. Typically, this breed lives for 10 or more years, making it a great “childhood” pet for the kids.
What Is The Goldendoodles’ Temperament?
In addition to being friendly and playful, Goldendoodle puppies are also known for their intelligence and loyalty. Because of these traits, they are commonly bred and trained to be great therapy dogs or guide dogs, especially if the puppy exhibits more of the Golden Retriever traits.
Although they tend to do well indoors if trained properly, it’s generally best to keep this breed of dog outside, preferably in a fenced in backyard that has enough space for the dog to run around and get out its energy. Most adult Goldendoodles tend to prefer at least 20 or 30 minutes of exercise or activity each day, so plan to either go on a lot of walks or have enough space and activities in the yard to keep your Goldendoodle active from puppyhood all the way up to adulthood.
Does A Goldendoodle Make A Good Service Dog?
The Goldendoodle is naturally playful, attentive and intelligent making it a great option for a service dog. They listen well and can be trained easily to follow basic to intermediate commands. They are not overly protective or aggressive, so other dogs like German Shepherds would be a better choice for a guard dog. While they listen well, they aren’t as alert to danger as some other breeds. In summary, this breed does well as a companion or service dog, and would not do as well as a watchdog or guard dog.
Do Goldendoodles Shed A Lot?
This breed tends not to shed much, so they are relatively hypoallergenic (although no dog is completely hypoallergenic), particularly if the puppy inherits more of the Poodle side. Keep in mind that it’s not possible to predict exactly which traits of Golden Retriever or Poodle that the puppy will inherit as more dominant. When brushed regularly and kept clean, shedding can be very minimal.
What Are the Goldendoodle’s Grooming Needs?
It’s a good idea to brush your goldendoodle at least once per week. This will help reduce shedding and keep his coat shiny and healthy. You should also clip your dog’s nails every one to two weeks, which helps prevent infections, and bathe your dog once or twice per month using a shampoo specifically designed for dogs.
How Much Should You Feed A Goldendoodle Puppy?
The amount of food a Goldendoodle puppy requires depends on whether it was bred to be miniature or large and how old the puppy is. Generally speaking, they should be fed 3-4 times a day and may need anywhere from 2/3 to 4 cups of feed total per day. Learn more by reading this Goldendoodle puppy feeding chart & guide.
What Colors Do Goldendoodles Come In?
Goldendoodles mainly come in three coat colors: apricot (a light orange), red and white, and golden. Other shades fall under these three main colors.
Are Goldendoodle Puppies Easy to Train?
Goldendoodles are very intelligent and easy to train. They like to learn and understand, so they can pick up new commands quickly. Their good eyesight will help them, too. Goldendoodles are also very loyal to their owners, and can be trained to obey commands.
Who Is the Right Kind of Owner for a Goldendoodle?
Goldendoodles are very intelligent and loyal dogs who need a lot of human companionship. They are great with children and other family pets. Like Golden Retrievers, one of their parent breeds, Goldendoodles have high energy levels and need plenty of exercise. For that reason, the ideal home for a Goldendoodle also includes a spacious fenced-in yard.
Are Goldendoodle Puppies Good for First-Time Owners?
The good news is, yes, goldendoodles are good for first-time dog owners! They are very gentle and loyal. However, they do need a lot of daily exercise and regular grooming. You should make sure you get the right information about taking care of your new pet.
Goldendoodles are very energetic and playful dogs, making them great for kids or families with kids. They are usually very gentle and good-natured, so they do not make good guard dogs. However, they are dedicated and loyal to their families.
What Are Some Common Health Issues for Goldendoodles?
Unfortunately every breed is prone to some health issues, and understanding which ones your breed is prone to can help to eliminate heartache and poor matching. The Goldendoodle can be prone to the following through old age, or improper care.
Hip Dysplasia: Hip dysplasia is a common problem for dogs. This is when the dog’s hips are not aligned correctly, causing pain and discomfort. This problem is common in both poodles and golden retrievers.
Bloat: This is a serious condition that happens when stomach gasses build up in a dog’s stomach. Bloat can be fatal if not treated immediately. Goldendoodles have a long snout that makes it harder for them to vomit. This can also cause the stomach to twist. You should take your dog to the vet if you notice bloat signs, like not eating well or vomiting frequently.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy: This is a disease of the eye that can lead to blindness. A genetic defect causes it. The defect also makes the retina begin to degenerate over time, leading to pain and decreased eyesight.
Thyroid Problems: Goldendoodles are susceptible to thyroid problems such as hyperthyroidism, which is a condition caused when the thyroid gland is too active. It also causes hypothyroidism, a condition in which the thyroid isn’t active enough. You should take your dog to the vet if you notice the symptoms of hypothyroidism (lethargy, weight gain, thinning hair and hair loss) or hyperthyroidism (including weight loss, hyperactivity, increased water consumption and problems sleeping).
Epilepsy: As in humans, epilepsy in goldendoodles causes convulsions or seizures. Over half of all dog breeds are susceptible to this condition, including golden retrievers, poodles, and many other toy breeds.
Ear infections: Goldendoodles are prone to ear infections. Your vet may sometimes need to clean out your dog’s ears and may also prescribe an ear cleanser and medication for you to use at home.
How Long Do Goldendoodles Live?
Goldendoodles tend to live for about 10-15 years, with some reaching up to 18 years. It’s a good idea to have your goldendoodle puppy checked by the vet early on. You should also have regular checkups afterward to ensure there are no health problems that need to be addressed.
Goldendoodles make great pets for first-time pet owners and families with kids. They need regular grooming and exercise to stay happy and healthy, and can live up to 18 years if they are kept in good health.
The most famous and loveable Goldendoodle to hit the big screen as of recently is Charlie from “A Star Is Born”. A fun fact about this cute and cuddly Goldendoodle is that he was actually Bradley Cooper’s real dog! No wonder they had such amazing on screen chemistry. You can’t fake that kind of connection. Another famous Goldendoodel is Layla for her uncanny resemblance to Will Ferril. Her picture side by side with his was enough to go viral! I’m not sure how she feels about being compared to Will, but I would say that he certainly takes it as a compliment. I mean, how could you not with her adorable furry face.
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