If you’re planning to own a wonderful, healthy, family pet then consider choosing Golden doodle. Like other dogs, Goldendoodle can keep you entertained, be your children’s best friend and be there to talk to when you’re lonely and have no one else.
It is a hybrid designer dog and is a resultant from breeding Golden Retriever with a Poodle. It isn’t truly a breed of its own, it is a crossbreed, the same case with all other designer dogs. The Groodle ranges in size, it can be large or small, but this depends on the variant of Poodle that the Golden Retriever is crossed with.
Compared to other designer breeds, he’s still a young cross. Breeding of this cross in Austria started in 1980’s while in north America it was not until 1990’s. This gentle and affectionate dog has gained a lot of popularity since then.
Originally, they were bred in Australia as guide dogs for those needing a larger, allergy friendly dog. They’ve achieved a lot of success since then as sniffer dogs, therapy dogs, service dogs, and guide dogs. It can suffer from separation anxiety if left out for a long time.
The Goldendoodle is exceptionally social and gets along well with everyone. Plus is a versatile working dog and does well in agility. However, he doesn’t do well in watchdog role or guarding, so you should not use him in that capacity.
Averagely, a Groodle feeds on 1 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day. The amount of food depends on adult size and should be divided into multiple meals. To keep him in good shape, you should measure his food and feed him twice a day instead of leaving food out all the time. If you feed him one large meal, you’re exposing the Golden Retriever to bloat, or gastric torsion. This trait is dangerous because it can be passed on to any Groodle offspring.