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 GOLDENDOODLE
Description Temperament Height and Weight Health Problems
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Description
The Goldendoodle was developed by crossing a Golden Retriever with a Poodle. The way it looks varies. Most types have a coat that is either short and curly or long and shaggy. The coat of the shaggy types is long all across the body. The long fur also covers the face, almost obstructing the eyes. The head is comparable in size to the rest of the body. The eyes and nose are dark. The nose is large. The ears are medium size and hang low at the sides of the head. For the short and curly type Goldendoodle, the coat is close to the body and tightly curled. The tail tends to be more puffy at the tail and front legs. The muzzle is longer than on the shaggy type. The ears for this type are long and hang low.
Temperament
The Goldendoodle has a very pleasant attitude. The breed is generally sociable and friendly with everyone. It is an acceptable companion for children and will coexist peacefully with other pets in the home. The breed will display loyalty to its family, but probably not to the extent of being a guard dog. In addition to its happy personality, one of the breedтАЩs greatest attributes is its intelligence. Training is not a problem with this breed. It learns quickly and enjoys the mental exercise. Most breeds are more trainable at an early age. Older Goldendoodles are unique in that they respond to training just as younger types.
Height and Weight
Male height: 21-24 inchesMale weight: 55-75 poundsFemale height: 20-22 inchesFemale weight: 45-65 pounds
Health Problems
There are no serious health problems associated with the Goldendoodle. The minor conditions include hip dysplasia and cataracts.
Ideal Living Conditions
The Goldendoodle can easily adapt to its living conditions. The breed is suitable for large open spaces, such as on a ranch or farm. However, it will do fine in a home or apartment in a suburban environment. In regards to living conditions, what the Goldendoodle requires most is social interaction. An environment that does not provide opportunities for social interaction is not recommended.
Exercise
The Goldendoodle is an active breed that will automatically engage in activities involving physical exercise, as long as its environment permits it. The breed requires a significant amount of exercise, but it will generally obtain a large percentage of this requirement on its own through playing or running in the yard. To make sure the breed receives the exercise it needs, a daily walk or run is recommended. Goldendoodles that live indoors require more exercise.
Life Expectancy
The Goodledoodle generally lives for many years. On average, the breed has a life expectancy of 15 years.
Litter Size
Knowing the average number of puppies a Goldendoodle has is difficult since the breed has not been existence that long. The best way to measure this information is to consider the breeds combined to develop it. The Golden Retriever typically has 8 puppies and a Poodle typically has 3-8 puppies. It is safe to say that the Goldendoodle has an average of 3-8 puppies.
Grooming
Regardless of the type of coat the breed has, the Goldendoodle requires very little maintenance. Regular brushing is recommended. Occasional bathing is also a good idea, as long as a gentle shampoo is used.
Origin
Hybrid or crossbreeds, such as the Goldendoodle, typically have an unusual origin. Although the bree
Group
Hunting
Color
The Goldendoodle is generally a light color of ivory, organish-brown colors, or dark brown or black.
Breed Clubs
Golden Retriever Club of America http://www.grca.org/pec/goldendoodle.html The New England Doodle Association http://www.godoodles.org
Breed Rescues
The Poodle-Mix Rescue http://www.poomixrescue.com The New England Doodle Association http://www.godoodles.org/Rescue.htm
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