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Goldendoodles are one of the most popular crossbreed dogs in the world! They have such a lovely temperament and come in family friendly sizes. (You can even get TEACUP Goldendoodles!)
Are you thinking of getting a Goldendoodle? Already have one? Take our Goldendoodle quiz to see how you compare to others!
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How much does the super tiny Teacup Goldendoodle weigh?
Super cute Teacup Goldendoodles weight is as low as 7 pounds (3 kilograms)! At this weight you can easily carry a teacup Goldendoodle in one hand or under one arm. They also stand around 8-13 inches (20-33 centimeters) at shoulder height. This is about the same height as an A4 sheet of paper! Cute!
Which job is NOT performed by Goldendoodles
Goldendoodles are loving family pets, support dogs, and also guide dogs. Although they can be trained incredibly well, they cannot easily climb ladders.
What percentage Golden Retriever is a F1B Goldendoodle?
A F1B means a F1 Goldendoodle (50% of each Golden Retriever and Poodle) has been bred with another Poodle. This makes their coat very Poodle-like and hypoallergenic! Beautiful.
What breeds are crossed to make a Goldendoodle?
A Goldendoodle is a crossbreed of a purebred Poodle and a purebred Golden Retriever.
Are ALL Goldendoodles hypoallergenic?
Many types of Goldendoodle are hypoallergenic and non-shedding. Not every single one though! Often a F1B Goldendoodle is the best option to reduce the risk of shedding or allergies. This is when a first generation Goldendoodle dog has then been bred again with a purebred Poodle. This increases the percentage of Poodle genetics – which makes it much less likely to shed.
What do Australians call Goldendoodles?
Aussies do call Goldendoodles "Groodles"! They also call Cavapoo puppies "Cavoodles".
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Do you want to own a Goldendoodle?
If you want make the best choice you should learn the differences between Goldendoodles and other crossbreeds.
Then you need to make the right decision about what size and generation of Goldendoodle best suits your family.
- Standard Goldendoodles are quite active and stand quite tall.
- There are Toy and Teacup size Goldendoodles available
- Small Doodle puppies can still play with the best doodle chew toys
- But larger Doodle puppies need more space to movie, more durable toys, and often more intense exercise requirements
Other Things To Consider Before Getting a Goldendoodle
Picking the correct generation of puppy for your family also matters.
- A F1 Goldendoodle is 50% Poodle, and 50% Golden Retriever
- A F1B Goldendoodle is 75% Poodle and 25% Golden Retriever – and is more reliable hypoallergenic and low shedding
- F2 Goldendoodles are made by breeding two Goldendoodles with each other. The pups are known as a multigeneration Goldendoodle.
Many owners find that F1B Goldendoodles are the perfect point of beautiful, healthy, energetic, low shedding Goldendoodles.
Other owners find that their breeder has an excellent genetic diversity program and their multigeneration F1 Goldendoodles are brilliant. You need to read social media and website reviews of breeders if you are purchasing from one.
What Generation is my Rescue Goldendoodle?
If you are adopting a Goldendoodle, it is difficult to figure out which generation your dog is without genetic testing. You can make an educated guess based on the coat type
There are SO many different types of Poodle Mix crossbreeds – and many look similar to Goldendoodles.
The more Poodle present, the more hypoallergenic and less shedding present. If your adopted or result Goldendoodle sheds ALOT – it likely has a higher percentage of Golden Retriever. It is unlikely to be a F1B or F2 generation Goldendoodle (Wikipedia)
Also look at the structure of the face, coat and temparament. Is there a chance that other breeds are mixed with your crossbreed? Particularly if the Goldendoodle you hav rescued is very small. Sometimes people choose to breed Goldendoodle with some American Cocker Spaniel to create very small or Toy Goldendoodles.
Another complicating factor is that sometimes breeders introduce other breeds deliberately in order to try and give the ideal temperament or avoid health issues. An example from another breed is the Australian Bernedoodle Vs the Bernedoodle, which are actually very different breeds.
If the following list is your family – then a Gldendoodle might be ideal for you!
- Active lifestyle
- A moderate to large home or yard for larger Goldendoodles (makes easier but apartment Goldendoodles do exist)
- Time to spend with your Goldendoodle puppy to train and avoid puppy separation anxiety
- Enjoy non-shedding- but are ok with regular grooming costs and time
- Want an easily trained dog (including toilet training)
- You could try making a DIY Pet Porch Potty to help with training your Goldendoodle!
Got More Goldendoodle Questions?
Other articles we have written specifically for Goldendoodles include
- Teacup and Toy Goldendoodle: How Big Do They Get?
- Bernedoodle Vs Goldendoodle: The Ultimate Showdown
- The Number One (and cheap!) Fun Chew Toy for Doodle Puppies
We hope you enjoyed our Goldendoodle Quiz. If you have any questions about the super cute Goldendoodle crossbreed please contact us in the comments below. We love hybrid dogs!