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What is a Goldendoodle?
The Goldendoodle is a crossbreed dog not a purebreed dog. A hybrid dog breed outcome from breeding a Poodle with a Golden Retriever. It is also called a "designer dog'. Goldendoodles have been breen bred in North America and Australiasince the early to mid-1990's and are also called to different names like Golden Poos, Goldie Poos, or Groodles.
There are few different Goldendoodle type. Namely F1, F1B, F2 and F3. F3 or higher generation Goldendoodle and F3 or higher generation Goldendoodle cross are multi-generation.
Goldendoodle sizes are standard, mini and petite. Miniature Goldendoodles are those with a miniature or toy Poodle as a parent which are about 25-45 pounds while The Petite Goldendoodle puppies are ½ Poodle, ¼ Golden Retriever and ¼ Cocker. The Petite Goldendoodles will be smaller dogs when grown because of the downsizing of the mother dog.
Goldendoodles have different breed characteristics when it comes to adaptability, sentivity, tolerance in cold and hot weather.
What makes Goldendoodle most marvelous hybrids?
Goldendoodles are all-around friendly. They are affectionate with family, incredibly kid friendly dogs and friendly towards strangers. They are also easy to groom, easy to train, eagerness to please, loves to learn and intelligent.
Goldendoodles are recognized by ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club, DBR = Designer Breed Registry, DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club, DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc., and IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®.
Generally speaking, because of poor breeding practices for Goldendoodles, some breeds are vulnerable to to certain genetic health problems like hip dysplasia an increased risk.
Height and Weight:
A general rule of thumb is to add both the parents weights together and divide by 2 to get an average adult weight on the puppies. A standard Goldendoodle is anticipated to be 45 lbs or more at adulthood, a medium Goldendoodle to be 30-45 lbs at adulthood and Miniature Goldendoodle o be 15-30 lbs at adulthood. Some standard Goldendoodles predicted to be 100 lbs at adulthood.
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