You may hear generalized statements about how certain dog breeds act. Is it really possible to predict a dog’s personality or character? Should you assume that the information about Goldendoodle temperament or Goldendoodle personality will apply to your Goldendoodle puppy?
Can you predict Goldendoodle temperament?
The truth is that there are several environmental factors — including how a puppy is raised, trained, and socialized — that determine your puppy’s personality. That being said, there are general tendencies that result in common traits and characteristics with certain dog breeds; you can expect to see some commonalities in Goldendoodle temperament.
So what are Goldendoodles like?
Goldendoodles — whether they are F1, F1b, or F2 Goldendoodles — are usually friendly dogs. Doodles don’t know the meaning of the word “stranger”, which makes them an ideal choice as a family dog.
Due to their affable, outgoing personalities, Goldendoodles also make wonderful companions for people with disabilities. Many of our Goldendoodles puppies have grown up to be service dogs and emotional support dogs. These dogs are cheerful, trustworthy, gentle, affectionate, smart and highly trainable animals that have a strong desire to please.
When properly socialized, Goldendoodles get along famously with kids, adults, and strangers. This is an excellent trait for families with busy social lives, and people who love to go to popular events in their community. Socialized Goldendoodle also get along well with other dogs and other animals. They don’t have a particularly strong prey drive and can be quite compatible with cats and smaller dogs, when introduced in a good way.
Is there a negative to Goldendoodle temperament?
Doodles are social dogs that thrive in the presence of people. However, this also means that they crumble if they are not given enough time, attention, and affection. You don’t have to spend all of your time at parties, gatherings, and events to keep your Doodle happy, but you do have to spend time with your dog every day.
Like any dog, Goldendoodles can get into mischief and develop behavioral problems if they are left alone for long periods of time. Goldendoodles require a moderate amount of exercise and can live happily in urban or rural environments. This is a “breed-in-progress,” whose temperament and other traits should become more consistent and predictable as time goes on.
Give us a call if you are interested in learning more about Goldendoodles. We raise Goldendoodle puppies in Arkansas, and we love to talk about Doodles! Take a look at our available puppies; contact us online or call 501-514-1026 for more information!