The Goldendoodle is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. They are very family oriented and will do well with other household pets and children because they are non-aggressive by nature. They hardly, if ever, shed, which makes them great house dogs and love being around family for play time. They love being active but can get along well by themselves for a few hours a day if need be. They have few genetic issues but can turn up to have food allergies and dry skin.


The Goldendoodle loves to be active and will require walks frequently. They love to be outdoors where they can run and play, but they also like quiet indoor time as well, which makes them good in apartments. If you train them at an early age to like water, you will find that they are excellent swimmers.


The Goldendoodle takes on the genetic aspects of the Poodle in that they hardly ever shed if at all. Because they do not shed that much they are very easy to take care of and grooming is only done when needed, as well as bathing. They will do very well with a family that has mild allergies.


The Goldendoodle is a family oriented canine that always has a smiling face due to their facial expression. They love to have attention showered on them and are considered to be full grown by the age of one. They are intelligent and do not mind being around strangers or other pets. They love being around people and do not do well if left alone for long periods.


There are two types of coats on the Goldendoodle. One is shaggy and wavy and the other is either shaggy or wavy with loose curls. Their coat shouldn't have the traits of either the Golden Retriever or the Poodle instead, it should be a combination of the two. You will find that they can go through upwards of 15 different coat changes until they reach maturity at age one. Once they reach maturity, they will require a moderate amount of grooming.


The Goldendoodle will require obedience training at an early age for those that are looking for the perfect house pet. If you give them plenty of companionship and exercise, they will do everything in their power to make you happy. They are highly intelligent and will do well with other animals and older children that are not too rough when playing with them.


The best possible way of training your Goldendoodle is with repetition, consistency, and positive feedback. They are highly intelligent and enjoy being taught new things. They love being around anyone that enjoys having play time, and can learn to be obedient quickly as long as the methods aren't harsh.