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 and even swim too (but watch out – they let off a lot of water when they shake off!). 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.
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.
- 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.
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.
Most of the Goldendoodle puppies for sale on Puppy Connector range in price from $2,000-$4,000, although occasionally they get as low as $500.
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 back yard 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.
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.
In summary, this breed does well as a companion or service dog, and would not do as well as a watch dog or guard dog.
Think you might fall in love with this breed? Browse all of our available Goldendoodle puppies for adoption on this page, or explore some of the other puppy breeds we have available. Our sellers/breeders guarantee the health of each puppy at the time of sale.
Goldendoodle Puppy FAQs
Typically, Goldendoodle puppies range in price from $2,000-$4,000, although we’ve seen some go for as low as $500-$1,000.
As puppies, Goldendoodles are typically around 6-8 inches tall when born and grow up to 20-26 inches tall as adults. Exact size varies drastically depending on breed. Learn more about Goldendoodle sizes here.
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.
Goldendoodles mainly come in three coat colors: apricot (a light orange), red and white, and golden. Other shades fall under these three main colors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 gases 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, and 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, so 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.
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 and 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.