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Goldendoodle

Origin: U.S.A./Australia

AKC Group: Misc. Class

Height: 20 inches (Male)

Weight: 45 pounds (Male)

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Origin: 
U.S.A./Australia
Male height: 
20 inches
Male weight: 
45 pounds
Coat: 
Coats can run from Poodle-like curls to shaggy, retriever-like hair; the most desired coat is the Poodle type, as is it very low shedding.
Colors: 
White, blonde, tan, cafe, chocolate, red, black, silver, parti and phantom.
History: 

The Goldendoodle is a cross between the Golden Retriever and the Poodle. His origins are unclear, with both the United States and Australia laying claim to the development of this hybrid. They appeared in both countries in the mid-1990s. The majority of Goldendoodles have a Standard Poodle as one parent, although some breeders do use Toy Poodles for a hybrid called the "miniature Goldendoodle."

Personality: 
Goldendoodles are smart and fun-loving dogs. They are extremely sociable, affectionate and highly trainable. They don't usually retain the independent streak of the Poodle and therefore require plenty of interaction and attention. They make excellent family pets.
At home: 
Goldendoodles with a curly, Poodle-like coat are very low shedding and therefore may be better for people with allergies. This also means that there will be less dog hair on your favorite couch! They settle down nicely indoors and can make good apartment dogs as long as they are given the proper amount of exercise. Goldendoodles are extremely sociable and need to be included in family activities. If left alone for too long, they can resort to problem behaviors like barking and chewing.
Exercise: 
Moderately active dogs, Goldendoodles need daily exercise - a long walk around town and some play sessions with the family should satisfy them.
Feeding: 
Goldendoodles require a high-quality, nutritious diet.
Training: 
Goldendoodles have the intelligence of the Poodle and the eager-to-please attitude of the Golden Retriever, traits that make them a pleasure to train. They learn quickly and respond best to gentle, positive methods.
Compatibility: 
Goldendoodles are friendly with all types of people and get along well with children, other dogs, and other pets.
Health: 
The average life span of the Goldendoodle is 12 to 15 years. Breed health concerns may include elbow and hip dysplasia; eye problems, including progressive retinal atrophy (PRA); heart disease; patellar luxation; and von Willebrand disease.
Fun fact: 

Another name for the Goldendoodle is the "Groodle."

Grooming blurb: 
The Goldendoodle's coat should be brushed with a slicker brush regularly to get rid of mats. Most Goldendoodles with curly-type hair are clipped, which may require trips to the groomer.
Disclaimer: 
This document has been published with the intent to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter within. While every reasonable precaution has been taken in preparation of this document, the author and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any errors, omissions, or adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained herein. The techniques and suggestions are used at the reader's discretion.