The Goldendoodle Crossbreed
As the name suggests, this designer breed is the result of crossing a Golden Retriever with a Poodle.
An affectionate dog, the average Goldendoodle is proving to be very popular as a family dog. You only have to look at the Groodle in the video below to see how placid this breed can be.
This breed heralds back to the early 1990s so i hasn’t been around for a long, long time.
Of interest is the fact that this breed is even being used in certain service capacities, such as therapy dogs and guide dogs.
The Goldendoodle Handbook: The Essential Guide For New & Prospective Goldendoodle Owners (Canine Handbooks)
The Goldendoodle Coat
The amount of shedding that you can expect with this hybrid breed can vary considerably. On the one hand, some seem to shed more than expected but others are, as expected from the Poodle heritage, light shedding. Either way, make sure you have a good pet vacuum on hand, even if it is just for cleaning up after brushing and clipping.
Either way, this is a dog breed that should be groomed regularly. Believe it or not,low shedding breeds tend to require more grooming than breeds that shed profusely.
And such a grooming routine would need to include bathing, brushing and clipping. (more…)