Are you considering getting a dog? If so, we’re here to help you choose the breed that will be best for you and your family. That’s not an easy choice as there are many different breeds to look at, and a range of different sized and types of dog too. From tiny chihuahua’s to the big and beautiful Irish Wolfhound you have a vastly different choice of animals, and today we’re talking about a breed that has become established as a firm favourite in recent years – the Goldendoodle.
The Goldendoodle was originally a designer dog, a crossbreed of the Golden Retriever and the Poodle, and has become a very popular choice for families as it does not shed its hair as much as other breeds and therefore does not cause an allergic reaction. It’s also playful, fun and an intelligent breed that will bring plenty of enjoyment, so what more do you need to know about these enchanting dogs? Well you only need to look at one to see how cute they are so let’s chat about their temperament, suitability for families and other information.
Is a Goldendoodle a Family Pet?
Originating in Australia, where the ‘Doodle’ craze began, the Goldendoodle is a beautiful dog with a fine temperament. It is great with children and with other animals and combines the intelligence of the Poodle with the friendliness and loyalty of the Golden Retriever. This makes them ideal as a family dog, and easy to train. It is no surprise the Goldendoodle is among the most popular breeds in America and the rest of the world.
These dogs come in a wide choice of different colours, with the golden coat being the favourite and others including cream, red and white – all of which are inherited from the Poodle, which can be found in many colours. The length of the hair can also vary but will usually be thick and curly, so be prepared for some brushing and trips to the dog groomers! There are few more loyal dogs than a Goldendoodle hence you will have a strong bond with your pet from the off.
Good Breeding is Essential
One good thing about the Goldendoodle is that it is a non-aggressive breed. These dogs are friendly to absolutely everyone, hence you won’t get much use out of it as a guard dog (although a loud bark will tell would-be intruders there is a dog in the house). It will be equally at home with strangers as it really is Man’s Best Friend!
If there is one piece of advice we wish to stress it is this: choose your Goldendoodle breeder very carefully. As a crossbreed there have been examples of Goldendoodle’s being born with hereditary conditions. We won’t go into the details but suffice to say too much breeding and the wrong combination of dog and bitch can lead to problems. They are not common, but we still advise you seek out a breeder who has a proven reputation. Talk to other Goldendoodle owners who will be able to recommend, and also to the various dog and Goldendoodle clubs that you will find when you start to look.
These very attractive, loving and lovable dogs are among the best dogs for a family thanks to the attributes described above, and will give you years of enjoyment and fun, as well as being remarkably friendly to all and loyal to its keepers. Choose your Goldendoodle carefully and you are choosing one of the most amazing pets you could possibly think of, so start by checking the website now for more information.