About Goldendoodles

Goldendoodle Puppies by McKenzie's Doodles

Goldendoodles are a planned cross between a Golden Retriever and a Standard Poodle. The reasons for this are many, but the main ones are to create a dog that has little to no shedding (not a quality of the Golden Retriever!), to decrease the allergic response for someone with dog allergies, and to reduce the health issues that are commonly inherent in each of the parent breeds.

The Golden Retriever

Everyone loves the Golden Retriever because they make great family dogs, with their amazing personalities and good behaviors. They do however, shed massively, and cannot be tolerated by individuals with allergies.

The Standard Poodle

The Standard Poodle is, in my opinion, the best kept secret in Dogdom. They are the dog of choice for mixing with other desirable breeds due to their great intelligence. In the smaller poodle breeds there are issues with dispositions. They can be snappy, cranky, one person dogs that go downhill as they age. Not so with the Standard. These dogs are happy, friendly, very good with children, strangers, and other dogs, and have a disposition that is delightful even into their old age.

Goldendoodles - The Perfect Combination!

These qualities make them a wonderful choice for a mix with the Retriever. The combination of the Golden Retriever and Standard Poodle produces a dog that is smart, has a great chance of not shedding, and is more hypoallergenic than the Retriever, yet is able to maintain the great disposition and some of the look.