Types of Goldendoodles
F1 Goldendoodle= Golden Retriever x Poodle = 50 % Golden Retriever & 50% Poodle
F1B Goldendoodle= F1 Goldendoodle x Poodle = 25% Golden Retriever & 75% Poodle
F2 Goldendoodle= F1 Goldendoodle x F1 Goldendoodle= 50% Golden Retriever & 50 % Poodle
F2B Goldendoodle= F1 Goldendoodle x F1B Goldendoodle= 37.5% Golden Retriever & 62.5% Poodle
F3 Goldendoodle= F1B Goldendoodle x F1B Goldendoodle= 25% Golden Retriever & 75% Poodle
English Goldendoodle= English Cream Retriever x Standard
Goldendoodles do need to be groomed. Some more than others, and some need clipped more often than others. It depends on the type of coat your Goldendoodle has. You should have them groomed about every four to six weeks, with a good brushing at least once a week.
Goldendoodles can have curly or straight hair, they should have little to no shedding, and are mostly allergy friendly. But remember they are still 1/2 Retriever so there is a possibility they will take on 50% characteristics of each parent.
With Poodles and Golden Retrievers for parents, the Goldendoodle cannot help but be sweet, intelligent, affectionate, playful and gentle dogs. They are outstanding as a family dog. Their coat requires little care as they are not copious shedders; but anything with hair may shed.
These are very versatile dogs, finding use as therapy, service and guide dogs. As an agility dog, the Goldendoodle does well and seems to thrive on the challenge. Due to their need for exercise Goldendoodles do best in homes with active, outdoor-activity oriented persons.
Goldendoodles need daily hearty exercise. If they do not receive adequate exercise, pent up energy may manifest itself with excessive digging, chewing, barking and other noxious activities. They are not good as watch or guard dogs. As a crossbreed between two “bred for hunting” breeds, the Goldendoodle is considered a “mouthy” breed. Goldendoodles should be taught from the beginning not to chew on people; divert their attention and teach them it is OK to chew on toys. They are NOT suited to apartment living.