Sunday, October 19, 2014

Goldendoodles

Goldendoodles are a cross between a golden retriever and a poodle.

F1 doodle- Half golden retriever and half poodle.  Pups can appear more like goldens, poodles or a mix of both.  May or may not shed.

F1b doodle- A goldendoodle bred to a poodle.  Looks more poodle like and better chance of little to no shedding.

F2 doodle- An F1 goldendoodle bred to another F1 goldendoodle.

F2b doodle- An F1 doodle bred to an F1b doodle.

Coats
Goldendoodle coats can be very unpredictable.  They can be shaggy, have loose curls or look much more like pure golden retrievers.  Apricot and cream colored doodles are most usual, with black and brown close behind.  More unusual colors are gray and multi-colored.  All coats types require regular grooming.

Size
Doodles range in size from standard (60ish lbs), medium (40ish lbs) and small (20ish lbs).

Personality
Goldendoodles are known to be smart, happy, loyal and very friendly dogs.  Most of them LOVE people and become very attached to their owners.

Murray is an F1 standard size doodle.

10 comments:

  1. And handsome . . . .VERY handsome!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  2. Confusing to us! We're just scotties or a plain mix. We used to have a labradoodle friend...same temperment you described. You are both handsome doods.

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  3. I thinks all you guys are ManTastic!!!
    We gots different kinds of Airedales too. We have Oolong, or Mountain Airedales, that are lots larger than the Standard Airedale. Ma wanted an Oolong, butts now she is glad she got a 'Standard' cause I am all the Airedale she can handle! BOL
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  4. So...would that mean an F2 is little to no shedding and closer to the 20 lb mark? Murray...you are so handsome! Xo Chloe and LadyBug

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    1. That won't guarantee you an ideal doodle when it comes to non-shedding. The puppy could get mostly golden retriever genes from its F1 mother as well as its F1 father, but yes, the puppies SHOULD be more predictable. Size depends on the size poodle or doodle used in the breeding.

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  5. Doods rock we say. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  6. Doodles are wonderful, they have the best things of both breeds, no wonder that we all love them :o)

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  7. We think you are super no matter which Blend you are.

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  8. All the doodles in my neighborhood are super-friendly and SUPER high energy!

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