goldendoodle dog breed


Breed Group: Misc Group

Size Group: Medium Dog Breeds

Origin: United States, Australia

Height: 13”-20” (miniature) 20”-25” (standard)

Weight: 15-35lbs (miniature) 45-100lbs (standard)

Color: Apricot, Black, Brown, Cream, Gold, Gray, Red, White or a combination

Lifespan10-15 years

Temperament: Sweet, loving, energetic, playful



A docile, sweet and playful pup that is great with families, excels in service work, and is hypoallergenic to boot? Sign us up! The first Goldendoodle, or Groodle, hit the scene in 1969 and became more and more popular into the 1990s. Today it is one of the most popular dogs for families with small children, people with allergies and companion dogs to seniors.

Goldendoodles are considered a hybrid or designer dog. This comes from having two separate breeds for parents. The best part about hybrid pups is their “hybrid vigor” which describes how they get the best of both of their parents while avoiding common purebred health issues. Individually both parent breeds score in the top 5 for smartest overall breeds. If you want an easy addition to your family that doesn’t leave a furry mess all over, this pup might just be for you!

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Fun Facts

Goldendoodles have a keen sense for sniffing out hidden peanuts for their humans who might be allergic.


Groodles are generally very healthy dogs. Some issues to be aware of include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation, Von Willebrand’s disease, and progressive retinal atrophy.

While you always hope your pet will live a long and healthy life, it is always a good idea to invest in pet health insurance.

Keeping your dog’s mouth clean and problem free goes a long way to your pup’s overall health. Dental hygiene can be the cause or can be the byproduct of other serious health issues.

Visual inspections can be performed to keep track of the signs of potentially waning oral health. These signs can be anything from bad breath to abnormal chewing to loss of appetite.

Keeping ahead of these warning signs can pay dividends. A preventative approach can delay and stop many of the common dental problems from arising.

Oral health can be tackled in five basic steps:

  1. Brushing your dog’s teeth to prevent an undesirable buildup of plaque
  2. Feed your dog a diet where the high quality dog food has dental benefits
  3. Regularly give your dog dental toys and treats
  4. Use mouthwash, to help where brushing misses
  5. At the sign of any abnormalities, consult a vet. You can even do it virtually, from the convenience of your home.

Dogs are just like humans in that they can experience anxiety. The degree to which they are susceptible to anxiety and how they deal with anxiety is breed specific. Left unchecked, initial signs of anxiety could give way to an anxiety disorder. The symptoms of anxiety disorders can lead to a myriad of behavior issues.

Knowing the signs and symptoms will best equip you to keep ahead of it and to nip it in the bud at the earliest signs. There are options available to help with anxiety.

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Because of the variety of coat types of Poodles and Golden Retrievers, Groodles can have short or long coats that are curly, wavy or straight.

For any Groodle coat type brush your pup daily with a slicker brush to remove any top-level dirt or debris. Then use a metal comb to remove any deeper matts or tangles from the coat. If you encounter any matts, slowly and gently break them apart. Always use tearless shampoo, which does not have degreaser in it, when you bathe your pup. This will keep the shampoo from removing essential oils from your pup’s coat.

You can bathe your pup as often as you would like. Always brush your pup thoroughly before washing. You will need to trim your pup’s nails weekly when they are still little, and then once or twice a month as they get larger. Check your pup’s ears to be sure they are always clean and clear of debris or wax buildup. Brush your pup’s teeth several times per week.


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Goldendoodles need around 30-60 minutes of exercise per day. They love to romp and bound around, so having a large fenced in area for your pup to be free is ideal. Your pup will also enjoy brisk leashed walks, games of fetch or swimming. These pups can find mischief if they do not receive enough exercise.

Goldendoodles can be wonderful companions to children. Always monitor early interactions with small children and your dog to be sure neither side gets too rough.


Your standard full-sized Goldendoodle will eat around 3 cups of food per day over 2 meals. The exact amount of food your dog will need will vary depending on size, age and activity level.


We’ve taken a look at some premium dog foods, high in nutrition here.

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As with all dogs, early socialization with humans and other pups is essential. Goldendoodles are highly intelligent and eager to please. They respond best to positive reinforcement. Look at your training sessions as time to bond with your pup and always avoid harsh corrections.

Proper training is essential to ensuring the safety of your dog and those around you. Having your dog come when they should, and in general having them listen is something you want to address early in your pup’s life, as it will pay dividends down the line. There are many tried and true training programs to accomplish this training – faster and better than you might think!

Unless you’re living on a farm, or have the space, a yipping dog, or one that barks all day when you are gone could be an issue with the neighbors and/or landlord. Historically, dogs would bark to communicate with the rest of the pack when hunting and bark as a warning shot to predators eyeing up their flock. Barking is deep rooted in dogs and manifests itself in many ways and for a variety of reasons.

Just like any habit or instinct, there are effective ways you can train this issue away.

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A solid Glucosamine Supplement for hips and joints will go a long way to helping your furry friend.

Other helpful supplements include full-spectrum hemp oil or CBD oil. Fish oil skin and coat supplement.

Ensuring a comprehensive preventative vitamin and mineral plan is essential to keeping your dog healthy. Truth is, there are vitamins and minerals that your dog needs, but doesn’t produce naturally. While many of these vitamins and minerals can be found in your dog’s current diet and dog food, the question becomes, are there enough vitamins to ensure they aren’t deficient.

Poor nutrition can lead to some of the most common health issues, such as weak joints, compromised immunity, increased allergies, and low energy.

Vitamins play a vital role in your pet’s health and overall life expectancy. Here are some multivitamin and joint relief options.

As regulations around marijuana have eased, the emergence of CBD oils for humans and dogs have sprung up.

Just to begin to dispel the negative stigma, CBD extract comes from Hemp, marijuana’s cousin. Unlike its cousin, there are no psychoactive qualities in CBD oil. An emerging number of clinical and institutional studies have shown the wide variety of healing qualities in CBD, including pain management, and the containment of seizures and epileptic episodes.

Explore this remedy further to see all the health benefits that have transformed the lives of so many dogs to date.

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