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What's Included: Vaccines begin in-home at 6 wks; Microchip; sample bag of puppy food
What's Included: Vaccinations, CKC registration, Microchipping through AVID, Deworming
parents full line of health testing
3 Year health guarantee covering congenital defects, a lifetime behavioral support from certified canine behavior consultant
What's Included: All our puppies come home having completed the positive 6-8 week Training program focusing on Socialization, Manners, Basic Obedience, House Training, and Leash Training. Parents have health clearances and other applicable health testing and a health guarantee. You receive a hard copy Training Manual for you to study, a 1 hour Demonstration Class where we show you everything your puppy knows and teach you to give commands and assure your puppy is responding well to your family and a 6 week Dog Pro Secrets Online Master Class to help you keep up with all training and make the transition easier!
What's Included: Puppy with first set of vaccinations and dew claws removed. Puppies have examined by vet twice and have clean bill of health. Bag of Taste of the Wild, training book, collar, leash, 2- year warranty against any genetic disease. Lifetime support.
The Goldendoodle is actually not a purebred dog. Instead, it's a cross between a golden retriever and a poodle. The name itself was invented in 1992, and comes from a hybrid of "golden" for the golden retriever, and from "Labradoodle," which is actually a crossbreed of the Labrador Retriever and the poodle. These dogs were first bred in the mid-1990s, specifically in an attempt to come up with a family pet that was larger and allergy-free. These dogs have become very popular, and are a beloved new hybrid breed.
About the term "Goldendoodle"
The name "Goldendoodle" came about as a direct consequence of the name “Labradoodle,” which was introduced by Wally Conron in the 1990s. In 1992, the Neelands family came up with the term "Goldendoodle" when someone mistakenly identified their dog, Sugar, as a Labradoodle. They said, "No, she's a Goldendoodle," and the term has stuck.
First generation dogs This hybrid mix is largely made up of what is known as a first-generation cross. Most dogs are first-generation mixes. Their parents, in other words, are each a golden retriever and a poodle, rather than two Goldendoodles. This phenomenon tends to protect the hybrid's health, because first generation mixes are generally much more vigorous and much healthier than subsequent inbred generations. Their personalities are also much more likely to be pleasing to families, in that they are generally very friendly and affectionate, as well as intelligent and easy to train. They make excellent pets and service dogs, and because they are part poodle, they generally shed very little. This makes them perfect pets for those with allergies.
Although Goldendoodles are unique in that they are first-generation dogs, their ancestry comes from their parents, namely, the golden retriever and the poodle. These dogs are hunters and water dogs by instinct, and both types like to work and have something to do. Very affectionate with humans, they are generally easygoing and easily trained.
Types of Goldendoodles First generation (F1)
The first generation standard-sized Goldendoodle is the offspring of a golden retriever and a poodle. The first Goldendoodles bred were hybrids of the standard poodle and a golden retriever. Today, Goldendoodles can be standard, medium or miniature in size, and are the result of mating a standard, medium or miniature poodle with a golden retriever.
A Goldendoodle produced by breeding a first-generation Goldendoodle with a poodle is called a "backcross." The backcross Goldendoodle is much more likely than the first generation Goldendoodle to have no shedding problems at all, making it a great family pet for those with severe allergies. By contrast, the first generation Goldendoodle is a very low-shedding dog, but it may not be entirely nonshedding.
Second generation (F2)
A few breeders are now breeding Goldendoodles with Goldendoodles, for a true second generation standalone breed.
Sizes of Goldendoodles
As with the poodle, the Goldendoodle can be of different sizes, depending on the parentage. A standard Goldendoodle is a golden retriever bred with a standard poodle, and they can reach 45 pounds and more at adulthood. They can occasionally reach as much as or even more than 100 pounds.
A medium Goldendoodle weighs between 30 and 45 pounds, and is the result of a medium-sized poodle bred with a golden retriever.
The miniature Goldendoodle weighs between 15 and 30 pounds, and is the result of a miniature poodle bred with a golden retriever.
The Goldendoodle can look like a shaggy poodle or one that has had its curls relaxed. It can also look more like a large golden retriever with shaggy or curly hair. Depending on the dominance of characteristics, Goldendoodles will look more like a golden retriever or poodle, but can also have their own unique appearance of something in between. They can be just about any color – chocolate, apricot, cream, gold, red or black. At full adult size, the standard-sized Goldendoodle usually weighs about 45 pounds or more. Occasionally, they can reach 100 pounds or more.
Many Goldendoodles have the standard "golden retriever bump" on the top of the head, for a particularly unique appearance.
Goldendoodles are friendly, affable, very intelligent, and highly energetic dogs that thrive on human companionship but love other dogs, too. They are perfect for multi-pet households but still require a lot of attention as well. With proper discipline and training, they are very relaxed dogs that make perfect pets even for families with small children.
Because they're so intelligent and easily trained, they make superb service dogs and family pets, both. They are generally very friendly toward children, but because of their poodle characteristics especially, they can be high strung and can exhibit "alpha dog" characteristics toward their humans if they are not properly trained right away. They absolutely must have guidance and structure if they are to be well-behaved. As with the poodle, they are so intelligent that they can actually pick up on whether or not an owner is weak-minded and can be dominated. In short, if the Goldendoodle can dominate its owner, it will. Because of that, the owner of the Goldendoodle must be calm but assertive and establish "top dog" status right away while the new family member is still a puppy.
Because of their intelligence, Goldendoodles love to have something to do and are eager to learn. Utterly devoted to those they love, they are also friendly toward strangers, including other dogs, and are best when they live in very social situations.
They can get bored, and are best behaved when they are kept busy. If they spend a lot of time alone, they can get into trouble simply because they crave attention and something to do; because they don't like to spend time alone and are very social dogs, they can develop behavioral problems if forced to be alone a lot. Therefore, they are not the best pet for the solitary owner who is gone much of the time.
Highly energetic, Goldendoodles need a fair amount of activity to be happy and healthy. They need daily walks as part of an exercise schedule, but they also simply love to have their days full of busy activity. Although the Goldendoodle is a high-energy dog, it adapts well in small space situations like apartments, as long as it's given adequate exercise.
Goldendoodles are very low-maintenance when it comes to grooming. They shed very little if at all. (This depends largely on whether they are first-generation Goldendoodles, which can tend to shed a little bit as compared to a backcross breed, which is a Goldendoodle bred with a poodle. The backcross is much more likely to not shed at all).
Goldendoodles, however, need to be regularly brushed (to prevent tangles and/or remove any loose hair). They will also need regular trims.
Luckily, Goldendoodles are hybrids, which means that they are generally healthier and hardier than either parent line. They can have problems prevalent with their parents’ lines, such as hip dysplasia and Von Willebrand disease which is a bleeding disorder similar to hemophilia in humans. However, these problems are less prevalent than they are with the parental lines, and the overall health of the hybrid is much better even than that of the pure breed parents, in general.
Because Goldendoodles are so hardy, they may not exhibit symptoms of illness until they're quite sick. Regular veterinary care is a must to keep your dog happy and healthy.
On average, these dogs live about 15 years, which is a relatively long life especially for such noticeably large dogs.
Are there any situations where getting a Goldendoodle for a pet is not a good idea? The Goldendoodle is an extremely affectionate, intelligent, and loyal dog that absolutely must have human company at all times. It craves attention and must have discipline and boundaries for best behavior. Therefore, if you've got a lot of time and attention to give, and you want a good companion dog or pet, the Goldendoodle is perfect for you. If you don't, however, it's best to get a breed that requires less attention, discipline, and time.
Group Classification: Hybrid
Country of Origin: N/A
Date of Origin: 1992
Body Size: N/A
Weight M: 45-70 pounds
Height M: 21-25 inches
Weight F: 35-55 pounds
Height F: 20-23 inches
Litter Size: 6-8 puppies
Life Expectancy: 12-17 years
Recognized By: N/A
apricot, golden, red, black, silver, party (2 colors), blue, chocolate, white and blonde
Not recommended for apartments but should have a home with some type of fenced yard.