Goldendoodles: What You Need to Know

Goldendoodles keep getting more popular — and for good reason! These are smart, friendly dogs that shed little if at all and are easy to train. Since they come in a range of sizes, they’re convenient and good choices for everyone from apartment dwellers to farm families.

So if you’re wondering whether a doodle will do for you, here are the basics you need to know.

What’s a Goldendoodle?

Goldendoodles are “designer dogs” — not a new breed of dog, but a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. This cross gives you the best of both breeds. You’ll enjoy the friendly nature of a Golden Retriever with the smarts of a Poodle. Actually, Golden Retrievers are pretty smart, too, so you’re getting brains and beauty from both sides.

Goldendoodles are great family dogs, friendly, affectionate, and playful.

How big do Goldendoodles grow?

Platinum Goldendoodles puppies come in three sizes:

  • Mini: 25-30 lbs at maturity
  • Medium: 35-45 lbs at maturity
  • Standard: 55-70 lbs at maturity

You will sometimes see ads for “toy” Goldendoodles. There are toy poodles, a very small sized breed of poodle. But there are no toy Golden Retrievers, so you can’t really have a toy Goldendoodle. Find more detail on Goldendoodles sizes.

What’s all that FB jazz?

An F1 Goldendoodle is the first cross (that’s where the f1 comes from) dog. This will be the offspring of a Golden Retriever and a Poodle.

An F1b Goldendoodle is the offspring of a Goldendoodle and a Poodle. These dogs have tighter curls and shed less, compared with an F1 Goldendoodle.

An F2 Goldendoodle is the offspring of two Goldendoodles. More details on these varieties.

To know a Goldendoodle is to love a Goldendoodle. Call us and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions and help you find the best Goldendoodle puppy for you.