The Goldendoodle is considered to be one of the newest of the "Doodle," or Poodle mix, breeds.
Breeding began in the 1990s, after both the Cockapoo and the Labradoodle gained footholds.
The theory behind the Goldendoodle's development was to create a larger Doodle that maintained the desired low-dander, low-shedding coat and that possessed the intelligent and friendly nature of the Golden Retriever.
Goldendoodle has positive personality, he endears himself to everyone he meets with his friendly, intelligent, accepting nature.
He is gentle and patient and makes a wonderful family companion.
As hybrid crosses like the Goldendoodle develop richer genetic variation,
they will become healthier and more likely to live longer than either of their parental lines.
Today, the average life expectancy of a Goldendoodle is 10 to 14 years.
The Goldendoodle is considered to be a non- to light shedder, but he requires regular grooming and clipping. If the coat is kept short, it should be clipped every six to eight weeks and brushed every few weeks. If the coat is kept in its natural state, it should be brushed once every week or two.
The Goldendoodle has an average energy level and will require daily exercise through walks or a good romp in the back yard.
F1 Generation - Golden Retriever X Poodle.
This type of doodle can shed, whether it be medium shedding or light shedding. They tend to have a wavy to slightly curly coat.
F1b Generation - F1 Doodle X Poodle.
This type of doodle is extreme low to non-shedding. They tend to have a curlier coat than other generations of doodles. This generation is the friendliest for allergy sufferers.
F2 Generation - F1 Doodle X F1 Doodle.
This generation can vary just like the F1 and F2b generation. Although there is a higher chance of a Retriever gene coming through and creating a doodle that looks like a Retriever and may/may not shed.