Meet the Goldendoodle! Adorable, intelligent, affectionate and gentle!
Whether you are looking for the perfect family dog or a potential
service or therapy dog, the Goldendoodle makes a wonderful choice!
Choosing the right K9 breed for your family is a big decision and a long-term commitment! Below is the information you need to decide whether you should choose a Goldendoodle as your new K9 family member!
The Goldendoodle History
The Goldendoodle is a mixed breed dog (or crossbreed) from a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. In Australia, this designer breed is known as the Groodle.
Beginning in the 1990s, breeders began deliberately breeding Golden Retrievers with Poodles using only standard-sized Poodles. But history credits the very first Goldendoodle back in 1969 by Monica Dickens, the great-granddaughter of the English writer, Charles Dickens, as guide dogs for people with allergies and visual impairment.
3 Typical Sizes
Typically, there are 3 sizes for the Goldendoodle based on the size of the Poodle parent.
- Standard: 40+ pounds
- Medium: 30-40 pounds
- Toy: 10-20 pounds
At the 2012 charity event, Pencils of Promise Gala,
(a charity dedicated to educating children),
R&B star, Usher, offered the winning bid of $12,000
for a female Goldendoodle puppy named Poppy!
Goldendoodles are known for a variety of wonderful traits which make them so popular as companion animals.
- Athletic and high energy; perfect for active pet parents.
- Goldendoodles are known for:
- Friendliness and playfulness
- Loyalty and trustworthiness
- Abundant affection
- Goldendoodle colors:
- White or a combination
- Displays the Poodles’ high intelligence, sociability and trainability.
- Retains its strong retriever instincts from its Retriever parent.
- Can be trained as service, therapy, assistance and guide dogs.
- Can also be trained as nut-detection dogs for people. Meet K9 nut-detector, sniffer and Goldendoodle, LilyBelle!
- Friendly with children and makes a great family pet.
- Low-to-no shedding; while no dog is 100% non-shedding, Goldendoodle shedding is minima causing fewer allergic reactions in people with pet allergies.
- While Goldendoodles are low maintenance, they do require regular grooming. Their hair, if left unclipped, will grow up to eight inches in length.
- The average life span ranges from 10-15 years.
- Like other designer breeds, Goldendoodles are not recognized by the AKC. But they can registered with the AKC Canine Partners which also allows them to participate in most AKC events and earn titles and awards as an “All American Dog.”
We hope this information helps you decide whether this mixed breed
is a great fit for you!
Only you can decide which canine breed is really the best choice for your home, family and lifestyle. Adopting a puppy is not a decision you should take lightly. The more research you invest in will help you make an educated decision over an emotionally driven one.
ARKANSAS BEAR CREEK GOLDENS AND DOODLES
F1 Puppies due in September and F1b Puppies due in October!
We are a small family breeder located in the heart of the Ozarks in Northern Arkansas. We strive to raise healthy, happy, well-socialized, quality Golden Retriever, Goldendoodle, Labradoodle, Mini Labradoodle, and Aussiedoodle puppies.
All our puppies come with a health guarantee for their first 12 months of age.