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Goldendoodle puppy facts

Goldendoodles are becoming increasingly popular, especially in Australia. In fact, they have their own version called the Australian Goldendoodle, combining an English Goldendoodle and an Australian Labradoodle. Here are some facts about this amazing breed. 

Size

Toy to large.

Breed Characteristics

The Goldendoodle generally has a wavy to curly coat and will have longer hair around the tail, body, ears, and legs. Goldendoodles come in a wide variety of colors, anywhere from black, copper, cream, golden, apricot, red and even merle. The most common color is golden. 

Temperament

Goldendoodle puppies are dedicated to their families but also very amiable with others. They enjoy human company and many experience separation anxiety when not engaging with their humans. Early socialization, exposure to diverse situations, and obedience training are important for this breed. They tend to want to say “Hello” to everyone they meet.

Grooming

Weekly brushing is important, though most owners may want to get their Goldendoodle regularly groomed due to the long fur.

Training

Goldendoodles are easy to train. They’re usually eager to please, which makes them a good choice for first-time dog owners. Early socialization classes are recommended, so your Goldendoodle can socialize well with other dogs and humans. They also love swimming and can be a perfect lake companion!

Energy Level

Goldendoodles are moderately energetic, preferring 20-30 minutes per day of daily exercise. They need room to roam, so having an outdoor fenced space is very helpful, though they primarily will want to be inside next to their owners when you are home. 

Life Span

Goldendoodles live between 10 – 15 years on average.

Who is the best human for a Goldendoodle?

Goldendoodles are happy in either urban or rural environments but are not great apartment dogs. They do best when they have a backyard to roam around in and shouldn’t be put in a kennel. Suitable for families with children, Goldendoodles are delightfully easy to train, and highly social animals. They’re great working dogs too, suitable as service or therapy dogs. Due to their agreeable demeanor, however, don’t expect your Goldendoodle puppy to grow up to be a guard dog. 

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