Goldendoodles are extremely popular dogs that blend well with families of all types in all manner of housing. They are highly social and love being with people. They are also extremely smart as a result of being a cross of two of the top-five most intelligent dog breeds: Poodles (which are generally considered the most intelligent) and Golden Retrievers.

Doodles typically combine the loyalty of a Golden Retriever and the playfulness of a Poodle to produce a dog that is practically irresistable. There are multiple types of Goldendoodles, based on size and genetic mix. The latter category is identified by a generation number, as explained in the following post:

First generation Goldendoodles and Labradoodles are identified with the letter and number F1. These are the product of a pure Retriever which is bred with a pure Poodle. The result of this is 50% Poodle and 50% Golden Retriever or Labrador Retriever.

You get an F1B generation Doodle when you cross-breed an F1 Doodle with a Poodle. An F1B Goldendoodle or Labradoodle will be 25% Retriever and 75% Poodle. This generation is popular due to the nonshedding trait that occurs 99% of the time. I Love My Goldendoodles…

choosing a goldendoodle breed

The variety of Goldendoodles within multiple areas (genetics, size, coat type, color) provides you with a wide array of options for choosing your ideal dog. With a bit of effort, you can find the doodle with the mix that works best for you, as explained in the next post:

Like many dogs, they come in a variety of colors, including white, apricot, chocolate, black, cream and “particolor,” which is one of the above colors plus white. Altogether, doodles are a very sought-after pet for individuals, families, young or old, and at least one — a Goldendoodle named Arson (who’s all black rather than golden) — was adopted by an entire firehouse in Provo, Utah.  It’s all about the breed when it comes to describing a doodle dog.

One thing that’s generally accepted is that one side of the equation is a miniature or standard poodle, the latter whose general tendencies include a height of 10 to 15 inches, weighing in at 40 to 55 pounds. Poodles can be described as very social, very intelligent, affectionate, child-friendly and adaptable. Read more at Healthy Pets Mercola…

choosing a goldendoodle breed

The following post takes a closer look at the three common sizes of Goldendoodles: Standard, Miniature and Toy or Petite (labeled as “Tiny” here):

There are different sizes of Goldendoodles, based on the parentage of the dog in question. A good way to predict the size of puppies is to add the weight of the parents together and then divide by two. This is, of course, just a general idea and there could be puppies that will fall above and below that line.

While some standard Goldendoodles have grown to more than 100 pounds, the average is as follows:

Standard – A Goldendoodle that is predicted to be 45 lbs or more at adulthood.

Miniature – A Goldendoodle that is predicted to be 30-45 lbs at adulthood.

Tiny – A Goldendoodle that is predicted to be 15-30 lbs at adulthood. Read more at Goldendoodle Time…

It’s important to match your choice of dog with your lifestyle. For instance, you may want to have a large fenced yard if you opt for a big, rambunctious standard doodle. On the other hand, a toy doodle will be right at home in a small apartment with very little yard.

choosing a goldendoodle breed

At Goldendoodles 101, our goal is to provide you with information that will help you decide if a doodle is the right choice for you. And, if so, offer you insight into the best way to provide a happy and healthy life for your canine companion. Scroll through our posts to learn more about Goldendoodle diets, hygiene and overall care. We wish you and your doodle all the best.