A Goldendoodle is a cross between and Golden Retriever and a poodle. Goldendoodles are a relatively new dog breed, first appearing in America in the 1990s. Their adorable name was coined in 1992. While not officially a registered breed of their own, Goldendoodles are considered a “designer breed” because each of their parents is a purebred.
Poodles don’t shed and are very athletic and intelligent, while Golden Retrievers are lovable and playful family dogs. The mix makes the Goldendoodle a great choice for a lifelong pal, especially for those with mild pet allergies, though no dog is completely hypoallergenic.
Energetic and playful, Goldendoodles love to exercise. They’re happy to laze around on the sofa (and they make great cuddle buddies), but agility is where they shine. These dogs are great companions for active families.
A standard Goldendoodle typically weighs between 50-60 pounds and love going on long walks, runs and hikes with their owners. If you like bringing your pup along on outdoor adventures, consider the Goldendoodle for your next dog.