The Goldendoodle is a “designer breed” that is the result of mixing the Poodle with the Golden Retriever. This dog breed inherited some of the best traits from their parent breeds such as good health, intelligence, affectionate attitude, and low shedding. These dogs make great for novice dog parents.
Also referred to as the Groodle, the Goldendoodle’s size ranges from small to large, depending on the variant of Poodle and Golden Retriever used during breeding. A Goldendoodle can have very curly, poodle-like locks or have a wavier mane like their retriever parent. Their coat can be black, copper, white, cream, gray, golden, apricot, or red.
These dogs are quite versatile as working dogs as well. They have achieved success as guide dogs, service dogs, therapy dogs, and sniffer dogs. A Goldendoodle is quite affectionate and gentle making them a great option for families with young children. These laid back dogs love to socialize and get along with humans and other animals, even cats.
Height: 17 to 21+ inches
Weight: 50 to 90 pounds
Life Expectancy: 10 to 15 years
Affectionate, attentive, and adorable—the Miniature Goldendoodle is a small to medium dog that will steal your heart.
A cross between a Golden Retriever and a Miniature or Toy Poodle, the Miniature Goldendoodle looks like a small fluffy teddy bear. They are a very versatile dog, who is devoted to their family and excels at being a companion. Their large, dark eyes, short muzzles and floppy ears make them an especially adorable dog. They have the energy and prance of the Poodle while retaining the temperament of the Golden Retriever. Also known as the Moochon or Momo, they can vary in size being a hybrid breed.
Their coat is dense and soft, often curly, or at least wavy, and of medium length. They can come in a wide range of colors such as gold, Isabella, gray, red, cream, fawn, chocolate, brown, black, and white.
Height: 17 to 19 inches
Weight: 18 to 30 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12 to 16 years