The Golden Doodle is named after a crossbreed resulting from breeding a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. Like all other crossbreeds, the Golden Doodle is not truly a breed of its own. Golden Doodles are extremely social, outgoing, non-aggressive dogs that thrive on human companionship.
Table of Contents
- 1 Are Golden Doodle’s smart?
- 2 What are the different colors of Golden Doodles?
- 3 How long does it take for a Golden Doodle to be fully grown?
- 4 Can Golden doodle’s be left alone?
- 4.1 When will Golden doodle settle down(calm down)?
- 4.2 Are Golden Doodle’s hunting dogs?
- 4.3 Will a Golden doodle shed?
- 4.4 Will my Golden doodle get curly?
- 4.5 Can Golden doodle live outside?
- 4.6 Can Golden doodles howl?
- 4.7 What do Golden Doodle’s eat?
- 4.8 What health problems do Golden doodles have?
Are Golden Doodle’s smart?
Golden Doodles are considered to be on the brighter spectrum of the smartness scale. Since they are a cross between the retrievers and Poodle, they carry the smartness of both these breeds. Since these dogs thrive on human companionship, they have a great desire to please and learn.
What are the different colors of Golden Doodles?
Golden doodle has different colors inherited from their Golden retriever ancestry and the Poodle ancestry each contributing significantly. The Golden retriever heritage brings in shades of cream, apricot and red to the breed and Poodle heritage also including creams, apricots, and reds but contributing lonely with the black, chocolate, silver and gray coloring.
How long does it take for a Golden Doodle to be fully grown?
Golden doodles can finish growing anywhere between 1-2 years of age, but generally, reach their maximum height by a year of age and spend the remaining months filling out. This means your dog might hit a growth spurt right after her first birthday – she might not get any taller but she could thicken up. Golden retrievers grow at a slower rate in terms of height than standard poodles, but fill out more quickly.
Golden retrievers tend to finish growing and filling out between 14-18 months while standard poodles can take up to 2 years to accomplish the same. If a puppy measures less than 1′ (at the withers) at eight weeks, it will likely be less than 2.25′ tall full grown. The tricky part about Golden Doodle’s is that they’re a hybrid breed. It’s impossible to predict which parent a Golden Doodle will take after in terms of its growth pattern.
Can Golden doodle’s be left alone?
Members of this breed are very gentle and friendly. They are excellent choices for households with frequent visitors. They are able to spend reasonable amounts of time alone, such as while the owner is at work, but as a people-loving breed, they need your companionship daily.
Although they enjoy a large fenced yard to play in, Goldendoodles are perfectly suited to indoor living. Mini Goldendoodles will be fine in an apartment or condo while Standards will fare well in an average size home
Separation anxiety is common in Golden Retrievers as well as poodles, so if your pup is being destroyed while you’re away, this could very likely be the problem. Separation anxiety is something your pet struggles with only when he’s left alone. He gets extremely lonely, nervous and depressed, which often results in the destruction of your things, scratching doors and walls, relieving himself in the house, howling for hours or even dangerous attempts at escape to find you. Because the Goldendoodle is a “designer dog” it was bred mostly for companionship and is not meant for families that are not often home. Your Goldendoodle views your family as his pack, so when the entire pack leaves him for the day, he panics.
When will Golden doodle settle down(calm down)?
The Goldendoodle temperament is most often described as gentle, happy, playful and energetic. These guys are said to possess the Poodle intelligence and the Retriever’s lovable personality. They truly love being around people and are social and non-aggressive towards other dogs, cats, kids and even strangers! Those considering a member of this breed should have plenty of time to spend with them every day; all though they don’t need your constant attention, they may develop behavior problems in left alone for long periods of time.
Obedience and trainability are notable characteristics of the Goldendoodle. Both parent breeds are among the topmost trainable in the world. Treats and praise work well with them, and harsh tones and anger are counter-productive.
Are Golden Doodle’s hunting dogs?
Golden Doodles can be trained to be superior hunting dogs due to their intelligence, versatility, and loyalty. The combination of the Poodle with Lab and Golden Retrievers results in a healthier, smarter, and more well-rounded companion.
Will a Golden doodle shed?
There’s typically a good chance that Golden doodles will shed way less than the average dog. But it really just depends on how each Golden doodle was bred. It all just depends on how the pup’s genes are expressed. This is simply a fact about mixed-breed dogs – they can take on the characteristics of either parent to any degree, and you can’t control how they physically turn out. So if you’re here because you want to bring a Golden doodle into the family but don’t want to risk it shedding a ton.
Will my Golden doodle get curly?
If it’s an F1 generation, i.e one parent a poodle and the other parent a retriever, you can get a wide variety of coats from very straight and flat to very curly within a single litter. It’s a roll of the genetic dice. That is one reason why some breeders eventually move to higher generations of doodles, to get a more consistent coat within a litter. As a generality, curlier coats shed less, but it’s not a rule. I know personally of flat-coated doodles who don’t shed and curly ones that do, so you’ll have to wait and see. Different folks prefer different coats, my wife likes scruffy F1 coats, and I prefer long curls on multigene. To each their own.
Can Golden doodle live outside?
This may be one of the ultimate family pets. They are lovable, playful, gentle and devoted. Their happy-go-lucky attitude makes them excellent playmates for kids. Members of this breed tolerate other pets in the household very well and will be friendly to acquaintances and strangers alike. This breed is truly a people-loving breed that shouldn’t be left alone for more than a reasonable amount of time (while you’re at work).
Exercise for both body and mind is a must for this breed. Obedience training is something he/she will excel in and is a great way to bond with your pet. Goldendoodles like toys and will appreciate a game of fetch. Playtime in a fenced yard, as well as daily leashed walks, are recommended; they will never say no to a trip to the dog park. Long walks, hikes, and even swims are just a few of the most common activities your Dog will participate in.
Can Golden doodles howl?
Golden doodles are not really howling dogs, it can be the opposite ends of a spectrum with some scenarios often leading to humans teaching their dogs to howl or the dogs start howling by themselves and trying to create a choir with sirens.
What do Golden Doodle’s eat?
Like their parent breeds, Goldendoodles are usually active and easy to train. They need moderate daily exercise, but it shouldn’t be a chore since they love to run and play outside. According to the National Research Council of the National Academies, an active adult Goldendoodle weighing 45 pounds requires an average daily caloric intake of 1212 kcal. Factors like age, size, activity level, and metabolism, as well as whether or not the dog has been spayed/neutered, will influence how many daily calories the dog needs. When choosing a food for your Goldendoodle, you should look for a formula that has quality sources of protein and fat.
Ideally, the dog food will feature several of the following benefits: Two or three meat proteins – Whole meat, such as chicken, beef, fish, and lamb should be included in the first several ingredients listed. Protein can also come from meat meals, a concentrated form of meat in which the moisture has been removed.
Healthy sources of fat – Chicken fat, canola oil, and flaxseed are all healthy sources of fats and include additional health benefits.
Omega-3s – This fatty acid helps keep a Goldendoodle’s skin and coat healthy.
DHA – One of the three Omega-3s is DHA, which supports brain and eye development.
Low carb percentage – To keep a Goldendoodle’s blood sugar steady,
After Goldendoodles are weaned, they can start eating puppy food, followed by an all life stage food after a few months. Goldendoodle puppies need three to four meals per day, split between approximately 990 calories. After six months, dogs can switch to two feedings per day. Note that your puppy can also eat an all life stage food, as long as the nutrients are appropriate for your Goldendoodle’s needs
What health problems do Golden doodles have?
Golden Retriever and Poodle mix result in puppies that should be healthier than the parent breeds, especially first-generation crosses. Choosing a reputable breeder that offers health certifications, combined with routine trips to your veterinarian, can help prevent some issues. It is recommended you read up on all possible health issues of both parent breeds before adopting one of these dogs. Typically, this breed will live for around 15 years with few problems.
Golden doodles, themselves, are prone to hip dysplasia and eye diseases. Addison’s Disease, as well as Sub valvular Aortic Stenosis (a heart defect), are less common conditions.