Breed Info Summary
Breed Suits: Families, active lifestyle, companionship
Shedding/Non-Shedding: Light to heavy (varies)
Size: Medium - Large
The Groodle, also known as the Goldendoodle, is a hybrid between a golden retriever and a poodle. Golden Retrievers and Poodles were originally created for persons with visual disability and allergic to dogs.
The very clever, non-shedding Poodle was bred with the calm, loyal, and good-natured Golden Retriever to produce highly trainable, affectionate, and friendly puppies.
Groodles have become a popular pet choice for many people. Some have been trained as service dogs, some as companion animals for individuals with disabilities such as autism, and others even being trained as medical alert dogs for diabetics and epileptics.
This lovely breed is suitable for individuals and families from all walks of life.
Goldendoodles' personality, like their appearance, may be influenced by one parent more than the other. They are, nevertheless, more frequently than not, clever, obedient, and incredibly affectionate dogs. Goldendoodles are social dogs who get along well with other pets and are patient and kind with kids, making them an excellent choice for families.
They are far too sociable to make ideal guard dogs or watchdogs, preferring to befriend strangers rather than warn them away. They also need to be with their family as they are highly social dogs that don’t do well as ‘outside dogs’. Consequently, if they are left alone for lengthy periods of time they may develop separation anxiety.
Pros and cons to consider
- They love swimming
- Mostly quiet
- Excellent with children and other pets
- Low shedding compared to pure golden retriever
- Needs a lot of exercise
- Social anxiety
- Health-related issues such as dysplasia