Getting a Goldendoodle.

The Goldendoodle is an excellent designer breed, a cross between the Poodle and the popular Golden Retriever. Both parent breeds have amazing qualities to pass on to their offspring. That’s one of the many reasons they are among the most desired among the cross – breeds. Perfect for experienced dog owners and new pet parents alike. You will have quite a difficult time finding a more lovable companion. These are not just pups, these are show dog like family dogs with beautiful coats and strong wills.

If you or someone in your household has a dog allergy problem then this healthy breed might be the one for you. This hybrid capitalizes on the poodle’s genes for a curly coat to help minimize the dander and dead skin particles that humans are allergic too. So if a dog allergy is an issue for you then you will want to consider a goldendoodle as a canine companion for you and your family.

When considering buying a goldendoodle puppy, you are going to need to take into account your pup’s potential adult size. In America as in most other countries, puppies are typically no more than eight weeks old when they are allowed to go to their new home.  At that age their size is not a good indicator of what their adult size will be. Think about what the perfect size will be for your new family pet before buying.  The last thing you want to do is realize you can’t handle their adult size and be forced to consider donating him/her to an animal shelter.

A wonderful characteristic of the goldendoodle is its wonderful types of sizes.  They can weigh up to 80 pounds (36.29 kg) and as little as 5 pounds (2.27 kg).  Among these four sizes stand out.  You have the most common which is the standard size which fall into the 60 – 80 lbs range. From there you have the medium size which can range from 25 lbs to 55 lbs.  If you want something smaller, then you are talking about the mini goldendoodle.  The mini will range from 10lbs to as much as 25lbs. For those lap dog lovers, you will be excited to know that you can also find the goldendoodle in the toy size where their weight generally ranges from 5lbs to 10lbs.

Breed Characteristics.

Dog Group: Miscellaneous (Designer)

Standard Goldendoodle Size: 20-24 inches tall, 50-90 lbs.

  • Lifespan: 10-15 years
  • Coat: wavy to curly coat
  • Shedding: Light (Variable on the coat and percent of poodle)
  • Hypoallergenic: Semi
  • Dog Group: Miscellaneous (Designer)

Medium Goldendoodle Size: 20-24 inches tall, 35-55 lbs.

  • Lifespan: 10-15 years
  • Coat: Semi-long and can range from wavy to curly
  • Shedding: Light (Variable on the coat and percent of poodle)
  • Hypoallergenic: Semi
  • Dog Group: Miscellaneous (Designer)

Mini Goldendoodle Size: 13-20 inches tall, 12-35 lbs.

  • Lifespan: 09-13 years
  • Coat: thick and curly
  • Shedding: Light (Variable on the coat and percent of poodle)
  • Hypoallergenic: Semi

Goldendoodles are a very loyal and energetic Breed, which makes them a great match for families with other dogs. They don’t need a large yard for exercise but if you have one then know that they can stay outside for hours exploring your backyard. They also love playing in the snow, running in the dog park, or showing off their agility while they burn off their energy. However, it is strongly recommended they you help burn some of that energy off by taking them for frequent walks. They are very active and daily exercise is important. Because they are so loving, they can also be a bit possessive when it comes to which dog in your family gets the most attention.

It is very important that you find a reputable breeder to buy your puppy from. Make sure they have a current license and take the time to talk to you about their puppies. Any reputable breeder is going to want to ensure their dogs are healthy, happy, fully tested and free from infections before putting them in the care of a buyer, friend or family. Never buy from a store or friend who tells you they have the perfect puppy parents but have not ensured the proper vaccines or breeder registration. Only buy from a breeder who can provide you with first-hand information about their responsible breeding practices and their health clearances.

Characterization that you want to look at in these puppies includes coat thickness, healthy nails, eye and tail markings, low to no shedding, coat type (straight or curly hair), healthy teeth and gums, and the percentage of Golden retriever vs percentage of poodle. A good breeder will take the time to talk to you about your concerns. Many times, the best way to find out the true character of a goldendoodle, is to ask the breeder to show you some of the pup’s and the parents past history.

What’s the difference between a regular Goldendoodle and an F1b?.

What are breeders are talking about when they through around terms like “Regular, F1b, and multigen?” They are actually referencing both the generation of doodle as well as the percentage of retriever vs poodle.  A regular goldendoodle is a doodle that is 50% Golden Retriever and 50% Poodle.  Multigen doodles are pups whose parents are both golden doodles.

If you are having trouble deciding between a standard size and a minidoodle then the rule of thumb is to opt for the middle and go with a medium doodle.  Medium doodles can range between 25 and 50 pounds. This way you get the best of both worlds. A dog big enough to run around with you and play, yet not so big that size is an issue.

Another characteristic that sets the goldendoodle apart from other breeds of dogs is its wonderful golden retriever temperament. These dogs have an abundance of love, along with excellent manners and an endless amount of energy. They are intelligent and eager to please, and are also extremely loyal to a fault.

Golden doodles vary in color depending on the lineage of this mixed breed.  At times even in one litter you will see a variety of colors.  Apricot, red and white seem to be the favorite and most desired colors. Each new pet owner to be will have their own taste of course and as new pet parents you want to make sure you are happy with your selection.

These are excellent dogs, an intelligent dog breed, that are fun to have around and will become an integral part of your family for many years to come. Because of their loving and protective qualities, they are ideal for therapy dogs, service dogs or training purposes. Goldendoodles tend to be friendly toward most children, but should not be left around small kids unattended because they can easily knock them over with their playfulness.


Proper socialization and positive reinforcement are both good practices that start early and are part of any good breeding program. They should be continued by all pet parents once they are taken to their new home.  Puppy mills exclude this practice and unfortunately ill shape a puppies’ behavior.  Genetic diseases and poor health conditions are also found rampart among puppy mills. A responsible breeder on the other hand will provide health testing information about the parents.

An allergy to dogs is no reason to accept a life without a four legged loyal companion. Whether you are pet parents who are buying a first generation cross or a multigen, you will no doubt be very happy with this particular mixed breed.  You can try your luck at the local animal shelter but this hybrid breed is so popular that you will be hard-pressed to find this as a breed rescue.

A Labradoodle is very similar to a Goldendoodle in many ways. The main difference of course is that a labradoodle is a Labrador retriever – poodle mix.  It is our experience that labradoodles tend to run slightly smaller than their goldendoodle counterparts.  They are very similar in energy and friendliness.

Adult Goldendoodles do calm down and are less energetic but still benefit from lots of exercise, whether they are pups or adults they still make great family pets and a wonderful family companion.

As much as 10% of the U.S. population is allergic to dogs! This is according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. That is a lot of people allergic to dogs. If you fall within the 10% who is allergic, don’t fret! There still may be hope for you as a future dog owner.

As an allergy sufferer there are actually a few breeds that you may be OK with. The main problem is the dander which is attached to the pet hair. This is what causes most pet allergies in humans.

The good news is that dogs with non-shedding coats tend to produce less dander. While there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs, your allergies may not be an issue with some of these non-shedding dogs. Among those desired breeds is the Goldendoodle. A fan favorite full of cuddles and curls.

Contrary to what many breeders will tell you when they are trying to sell their puppies, not all Goldendoodles are hypoallergenic. This is one of the reasons that The Doodle Dynasty focuses on multi-generational breeding with emphasis on the poodle. This increases the likelihood of a non to little shedding coat. For families with allergy sufferers this can make the difference between a wonderful new lifelong best friend and missing out on one of God’s biggest examples of unconditional love, the faithful dog. People with allergies seem to do best with this hybrid dog breed.

Goldendoodles for sale

These words on a sign would cause a family driving by to slam on the breaks and take a detour from their planned trip. Who wouldn’t want to stop for a chance to see and snuggle with a few Goldendoodle puppies? The smothering of those fluffy living stuffed animal like creatures is just an over-intoxication of cuteness.

That kind of love is enough to make you forget the troubles of the world. Pandemic times have unfortunately changed all of that. Now all of the “Goldendoodle puppies for sale” signs have been replaced by internet searches typed, ‘Goldendoodle puppies for sale near me.”

These days most breeders will limit your playtime and puppy choosing time down to email and text pictures. Then there is the badly shot video because your puppy is the one that won’t stand still. Don’t get me wrong, you will still swoon at the blur on the video that is supposed to be your puppy because, well, they really are that darn cute.

The few breeders that will allow you to hand pick your new best friend will usually require an appointment. This will be a time when you are the only client on their premises and will usually be outside on their farm or backyard. Masks of course will be required but they probably won’t stay on correctly for long, especially if Goldendoodle puppy is a licker! With their licks and snuggles these puppies usually try to work their way past your mask as they are dying to get a good look at their new puppy parent.

As a crossbreed, the Goldendoodle is not eligible for registration with purebred registries such as the American Kennel Club, but it can be registered with the American Canine Hybrid Club. The Goldendoodle is not considered a purebred because it doesn’t breed true, meaning that it doesn’t display a consistent set of characteristics.

Some breeders produce Goldendoodles by crossing a purebred poodle with a purebred golden retriever (called a first generation cross), but others allow crossing Goldendoodles with poodles or golden retrievers (called a backcross), or other Goldendoodles (called a multi-generation cross). Different crosses can result in different characteristics.

Bottom line is that if you are a dog lover then it’s hard to go wrong with a goldendoodle. You will be bathed in love and attention as nothing is more important to a goldendoodle than to be loving on their owners. You can also expect a lot of attention from people in general as they are quick to stop you during your walks as they praise your dog and ask you all kinds of question about him or her.