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A Goldendoodle is a mixed-breed dog, crossbred between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. Poodle hybrids have become increasingly popular and it is likely that the combination of Golden Retriever and Poodle has been duplicated by breeders in various countries.
The Goldendoodle, like the Labradoodle and many other Poodle cross breeds such as the Aussiedoodle, was bred to be a very low shedding assistance dog for individuals who need such a dog, but who suffer from allergies to shedding hair or have other problems with excessive shedding. However, not all Goldendoodles will exhibit the “hypoallergenic” coat style of the poodle; as a mixed breed dog, the traits of puppies cannot be accurately predicted. While some Goldendoodles are low-shedding, many others shed a small amount and still others shed as much as a Golden Retriever. While some breeders claim that the Goldendoodle is a hypoallergenic canine, allergists believe that there is no such thing as a hypoallergenic animal. There have been no studies to date verifying whether any canine is completely hypoallergenic. Goldendoodles also make excellent bird dogs.
A Goldendoodles average size is somewhere between a Standard Poodle and Golden Retriever, usually 40 to 60 pounds for females and 60 to 70 pounds for a male (due to the unpredictability of physical traits in hybrid dogs, an extreme size well in excess of 100 pounds is possible).
Goldendoodles also have different coat types. They can range from curly, wavy, or straight depending on its genes. Goldendoodles can have different colors, depending on the Poodle genes passed onto the pup. However, Goldendoodles can be white, blond, tan, cafe, chocolate, red, black, silver, parti, phantom, or a mix. A mix of colors can come from the same litter.A goldendoodle’s head is pretty short.
Goldendoodles can have thick, curly fur, smooth and wavy, or even soft and straight, depending on what genes the dog has more of. Usually dogs with more Golden have straighter fur, with curls on the ears or head (info from Wikipedia).