My name is Annika Vallgren, and I just got a Goldendoodle puppy. I made this page specifically to help introduce the Goldendoodle to the world and to help people know more about this amazing hybrid dog breed. After all, not a lot of people are aware of what the Goldendoodle is and how to best take care of this dog. So, I made it a point to help educate and urge people to learn more about the Goldendoodle and about all kinds of dogs in general.
First things first, the Goldendoodle is actually a designer dog breed that is made by breeding a Golden Retriever with a Poodle to produce a first-generation Goldendoodle liter. In some cases, breeders produce second-generation Goldendoodles by breeding two Goldendoodles together. But the more common way tends to be breeding a Golden Retriever with a Poodle because it’s easier for breeders to get the best traits from their parents through this method.
Since the Goldendoodle is a designer dog, it is not recognized by the American Kennel Club and most dog clubs as an official dog breed although there are some clubs that will allow you to register your Goldendoodle.
But, even though it isn’t an official dog breed, the Goldendoodle has been rising in popularity ever since it was introduced back in the 90s. In fact, due to its popularity, it would be really expensive for you to purchase a Goldendoodle pup from a reputable breeder. Some Goldendoodle pups can have prices north of $6,000 but you can probably get a good one at a price that is somewhere close to $3,000. Still, a Goldendoodle pup is very expensive and you might need to be on the waiting list if you want one. And for those who are looking to adopt, it is rare to see a Goldendoodle up for adoption but you may be lucky enough to get one for a price that’s somewhere close to only $400.
If you are planning on getting a Goldendoodle, we highly recommend choosing the right breeder and to make sure you are getting one from a reputable source and not from a puppy mill if you want the healthiest and happiest puppy your money can buy.
The main reason why Goldendoodles are as popular as they are is that they are so cute and cuddly to the point that some people tend to call them teddy bears. However, there is more to the Goldendoodle that meets the eye.
Goldendoodles have hair that is usually hypoallergenic, and these dogs don’t usually shed as much as other breeds do. Meanwhile, you are also going to love the outgoing and friendly personality of a Goldendoodle because it is a loving and caring dog that adores spending time with its family.
Moreover, Goldendoodles are active working dogs that need a lot of exercise and playtime to stay happy and healthy. So, if you are looking to get a Goldendoodle, it is best for you to be ready to play with it and to provide some mental and physical exercises so that it would stay stimulated and activated. Make sure that you properly train your Goldendoodle as well because these are very intelligent dogs that can also be trained to be service dogs.
But there still are some downsides to the Goldendoodle. You have to know that you can never expect them to be guard dogs because of how overly friendly they can be. Your house could be in the middle of a robbery and you might find your Goldendoodle making friends with the robbers themselves. So, make sure that you are getting a Goldendoodle as a family dog and not as a watchdog.
All in all, being a Goldendoodle parent is a huge responsibility that requires you to be able to shell out some money not only for the price of the dog but also for its special needs such as insurance, healthcare, food, toys, and grooming. You also need to open up your schedule to provide a Goldendoodle’s need for exercise and playtime.
Still, there are plenty of different questions that need to be answered and things that need to be learned not only when it comes to the Goldendoodle but also to other dog breeds in general as well.
So, in that regard, I have also made it a point to answer basic questions not only about Goldendoodles but also about taking care of dogs in general. This includes the best ways for you to play with your dog, the proper way of training your dog, and the best ways for you to think of a good name for your dog. After all, Goldendoodles are still similar to other dog breeds when it comes to the basics. And if you are taking care of a Goldendoodle or another dog breed, you will find that you need to equip yourself with the basics to become a successful dog parent.
The journey of a Goldendoodle parent or even a dog parent, in general, is never easy but we can all agree that it is a fruitful one that we must know how to properly do if we want our furry friends to end up as happy and as healthy as we are. I urge that you enjoy this journey with all your heart and to love your dogs as if they were your own children.