Country of OriginUnited States
Nicknames and Other NamesNone
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeCrossbreed
GroupHerding, Sporting
Bred ForFamily Companion
SizeSmall to Medium-Sized
Recognized ByDDKC, ACHC
Life Span10-14 Years
Ideal Weight15-30 Pounds (male and female)
Ideal Height13-20 Inches (male and female)
Fur TypeDense, Wavy or Curly, Medium length
Common ColorsBlack, Golden, Apricot, Red,
Black, White, Gray, Copper
AvailabilityModerately Available
Suitable for ApartmentsYes
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToGolden Retriever

The Goldendoodle is a beautiful combination of the Golden Retriever and the Poodle. It is relatively a new breed that is created somewhere in 1990 in the United States.

As a designer breed, it got the unique appearance and characteristics and traits from its parents. It makes an excellent companion for a single living person as well as for a family.

Goldendoodle appearance depends on the dominant parent from which it inherits more of the physical appearance as well as behavior. The body s strong and muscular that is covered with thick curls. The eyes are large and expressive while the head is round with floppy ears.

Temperament, Behavior, and Personality

Temperament: The temperament of the Goldendoodle is obtained from both of its parents. It has the loyal, devoted nature like Golden Retriever and playful, energetic like Poodle. Due to this mixd temperament of the Goldendoodle, it will make an excellent family companion.

Behavior: The Goldendoodle is very much attached to its people and if it is left alone for a long period without any interaction with its people, it can become depressed and destructive. So, do not leave them alone by themselves for a long time.

Personality: The personality of the Goldendoodle is friendly, smart, and loving. They are a very friendly dog that gets along with other pets and even strangers pretty well. They are alert and will bark at an unusual sight but they do not make a great guard dog.

Is Goldendoodle Child-Friendly?

Yes, Goldendoodle is a child-friendly dog that is very playful and makes a great partner for small kids. They are gentle and loving that cannot harm small kids intentionally.

Although small children might play rough sometime and hurt them. So, elder supervision is necessary while letting them interact.

A baby and Goldenpoodle cuddling
A baby and Goldendoodle cuddling.
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Training Goldendoodle is not tough, as they are smart and eager to please their owner. They do not need an experienced dog owner but they need a patient and consistent leader who can train them with firmness.

They tend to respond well to positive methods of training. So, as a source of motivation, reward them with treats and lots of vocal praises. This way they will remain focused on the training.

Training Goldendoodle first important three tricks.


  • Goldendoodle is a hypoallergenic dog that does not shed much.
  • It is one of the popular designer breeds like Labradoodle and Sheepadoodle.

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesElbow Dysplasia, Patellar Luxation,
Obesity, Cataracts, Hypothyroidism
Vaccination RequiredRabies, Leptospirosis, Canine Distemper,
Canine Coronavirus, Canine Parvovirus,
Canine Parainfluenza, Kennel Cough
SheddingModerate to High Shedder
DroolingModerate Drooler
GroomingAverage Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialModerate
Separation AnxietyHigh Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 22%-24%
Fat: 5%-8%

The Goldendoodle can have hereditary health problems that it inherits from its parents.

  • Hip Dysplasia: It is a condition that is genetic where the hip joints of your dog are not developed properly or dislocated from its original location. Your dog will face lameness at the beginning and slowly as it gets worse, it will start to have a sharp pain on the back. So, before buying a puppy from a breeder, check for its parent’s health issues.
  • Obesity: It is caused due to overweight and excessive body fat. Once your dog gains overweight, it will face other health problems too like diabetes and joints problems. So, involve your dog in regular exercise and give them a balanced diet.


The Goldendoodle comes in the following colors:

  • White
  • Apricot
  • Black
  • Cream
  • Red
  • Gold
  • Gray


Goldenpoodle Puppy
Cute Goldendoodle Puppy.
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Cost: The average cost of the Goldendoodle is between $700-$800 USD.


Height: The average height of the Goldendoodle is between 22-26 inches.

Weight: The average weight of the Goldendoodle is between 45-100 pounds.

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