Charming, sociable and bubbly, a Goldendoodle will sweep you off your feet. They are ideal first pets and great family dogs known to be gentle with children and playful with other dogs or cats.
Mix a Golden Retriever with a Poodle and you may just get the cutest dog ever known. These large dogs with their big puppy dog eyes and shaggy golden coat will have everyone stopping for a pat. Both parent lineages are happy, cheerful and friendly pets, so you can expect your Goldendoodle to be the same. They enjoy being part of the family unit and getting involved in all family activities. Don’t leave your Goldendoodle alone for too long as they are prone to separation anxiety. Highly social, your dog is sure to be best friends with your neighbour’s cat and other dogs. They make wonderful pets for children too. Goldendoodles are also very smart dogs, although stubborn, so early consistent training is key for a well-behaved dog. If you’re new to pet ownership, a Goldendoodle might be the perfect pet for you. Their laid-back, easy-going nature and intelligence means Goldendoodles are easy to train and are great for new pet parents.
Fun fact: Goldendoodles are so smart and trainable that some have been
known to be able to sniff out nuts in food to warn owners who
suffer from nut allergies.
Bursting with energy, your Goldendoodle benefits from daily walks, regular trips to the dog park and fetch by the beach – in fact, they love swimming so encourage water time. They have a high tendency to bark and will let you know if anyone is approaching the house. They are active, excitable dogs and suit living in large dwellings with yard space, however they don’t like to sleep outside by themselves. The coat of a Goldendoodle differs from dog to dog. Those with a fluffy woolly coat usually don’t shed and are closer to the Poodle. These require more care, including professional grooming and brushing at home. A less fluffy coat, which is closer to a Golden Retriever’s coat is more likely to shed.
Scheduled six monthly health checks and visits to the vet are important to ensure that your dog is healthy and happy throughout all life-stages. It’s important that together with your vet a preventative health care program is determined and maintained based on the individual needs of your canine companion. Goldendoodles are prone to eye problems such as progressive retinal atrophy and some bone and joint problems.
A large-sized breed weighing 23-45kgs with an average height of 51-66cms.
Goldendoodles suit large dwellings with a yard.
They have high energy levels. A daily run and lots of games will keep this dog happy.
Difficulty Of Training
They are intelligent dogs and can learn quickly, but can have a stubborn streak.
They are great family pets, loyal companions and good watchdogs.
Suitability to other pets
Their friendly nature means they want to be everyone’s friend; other dogs and cats included.
Need for company
They have a high need for company and enjoy being by their humans side at all times.
Hypoallergenic dog breed?
Yes and no, depending on the coat type.
Coat and grooming needs
This breed requires moderate maintenance. Brush weekly. The fluffier the coat the more maintenance as it needs to be professional groomed. Clean their ears and eyes daily. Brush teeth daily. They have a long coat in gold, black, cream, grey and brown.
They shed moderately to heavily.
Tendency to bark
They have a high tendency to bark.