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What To Know Before Getting A Goldendoodle Puppy

by Sandra Butler

The popularity of the Cockapoo and the Labradoodle inspired breeders to combine two of the most popular breeds (Golden Retrievers and Poodles) to create the Goldendoodle breed. Considered designer dogs, Goldendoodles are highly intelligent and loyal, making them great family pets. However, here's what to expect before buying or adopting one of these canines.

The Size Range of Goldendoodles

While they may be small as pups, standard Goldendoodles can grow up to weigh between 50 to 90 pounds and reach heights of up to 2 feet tall. However, there are miniature, small standard, and large standard breeds depending on the type of Poodle that's bred with the Golden Retriever.

Breed Characteristics

Goldendoodle pups typically have a curly or wavy coat with longer hair around the ears, legs, body, and tail. While they are called Goldendoodles, they can be a variety of colors, such as cream, red, black, or copper. Yet, golden is the most common color of their coats.

The Temperament of the Goldendoodle

These canines are very dedicated to their owners, but they are typically very friendly with other humans and pets. The key to successfully having a happy goldendoodle is to invest in obedience training and allow them to socialize as puppies. Be forewarned, that it's not uncommon for these pets to have separation anxiety when left alone for long periods.

Health Concerns

Overall, this breed is generally healthy, but it is recommended to have them checked by a veterinarian. Goldendoodles are also susceptible to hip dysplasia and ear infections, and they should be examined regularly to prevent these health complications.

Grooming Needs

Routine bathing and brushing are necessary to keep their long, curly fur tangle-free. Many owners opt to have Goldendoodles professionally groomed to help their coat shine and reduce shedding.

High Energy Levels

These dogs are moderately energetic and prefer to have at least a half hour of daily exercise. Having a backyard where they are free to roam helps stave off boredom that can lead to obedience issues. That being said, they usually want to be inside near their owners when they are home.

Training Goldendoodle Puppies

Because they are eager to please, this breed is fairly easy to train, making them good pets for first-time dog owners. Early socialization classes are outings are recommended for Goldendoodle puppies. Visits to a dog park or to a nearby body of water are favorite activities for these active pets.

Be Prepared Before Getting a Pup

Knowing what you're in for before getting a Goldendoodle puppy is an essential step in being a reliable and responsible pet owner. If buying a Goldendoodle from a breeder, make sure they are licensed and reputable. Armed with this info, you'll be better prepared to have a friendly addition to your family.

Visit a local pet store to find Goldendoodle puppies for sale.


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Friends With Fur: A Pet Blog

Nothing is quite like the bond you develop with a pet. You and your dog know each other to the core. You and your cat have your own way of communicating, even though you do not speak their language. These pets are, in a very real sense, your friends — but they are friends you have the responsibility of caring for completely. Determining what the best care for your pet really is can be a challenge. That's why we created this blog. The articles collected here will help you become a better owner and a better friend to your furry companion, whether they're a cat, dog, rabbit, or other species entirely.