Height: 13-24 in.
Weight: 30-45 lbs
Color: Solid, Bi-color: Black, cream, red, brown
Lifespan: 10-15 years
Temperament: Intelligent, energetic, friendly, affectionate, social
Original Use: Service, companionship
The Goldendoodle is a popular designer breed from the 60s with the purpose of being a guide dog. They’re a cross between the Poodle and the Golden Retriever, and they became even more popular in the 90s due to their success as service, guide, therapy, and sniffer dogs. While the standard Goldendoodle is a relatively larger breed, their sizing depends on their Poodle parent who can be either miniature or medium-sized.
Goldendoodles are affectionate and gentle. They are also incredibly social, which doesn’t make them good watchdogs. Due to their energy levels and size, Goldendoodles are not suitable for apartment living. They require a home with a fenced-in yard where they can stretch out and burn off excess energy. Despite their energy levels, Goldendoodles only need a moderate amount of exercise daily to keep them from becoming bored. They also love to swim, so backyards with a pool is a plus.
Goldendoodles are highly trainable and love children as well as other dogs, as long as they’re socialized early on. These dogs love to be with their families, and will develop separation anxiety if left alone for long periods of time. They’re a low-shedding breed and will make the perfect companion for those who suffer from allergies.