Yes — for better and for worse, since it’s true for every size Goldendoodle. Whether your canine companion is a five-pound teacup or a 100-pound standard, they will see themselves as equally small and act accordingly. If that sounds the least unpleasant, know that new owners quickly get used to having their entire laps swallowed and grow to love these times of bonding. Since shedding isn’t a concern, there really isn’t much of a downside. Just don’t blame us if you start uncontrollably posting “aaawww” pics of these moments to your social media.
Goldendoodles are extremely affectionate dogs who love to give and receive outward signs of love. They have the propensity to become more attached to one person, but their drive for attention prevents them from limiting their interactions in this way. To the dog, anyone willing to spend a few minutes giving a belly rub is worth an abundance of licking.
While this is an impossible question to answer with any specificity, the average lifespan of a Goldendoodle is calculated to be between 10 and 15 years. Anecdotally, we’ve seen that our Blue Ridge Goldendoodles typically fall within this range, but often make it to the far side of the limit.
Yes, Goldendoodles are a very adaptable breed that can thrive in all residential settings. Whether they’re being raised in a townhouse or on a working cattle ranch, the blend of personality traits drawn from the Golden Retriever and the Poodle yield a happy, emotionally balanced dog. All they need is proper love and care from you to flourish. Plus, potential owners have the option of choosing a standard, mini, toy or teacup Goldendoodle based on the ideal size fit for their living conditions.
In genetics, an F2 means a second generation cross, or a cross that is 2 generations away from the original parent breeds. There are 2 ways to get to the second generation. One is to breed an F1 Labradoodle to another F1 Labradoodle, or an F1 Goldendoodle to another F1 Goldendoodle.
The second way is described above, as an F1B. So breeding an F1 Labradoodle or Goldendoodle back to a Poodle to get an F1B, is resulting in a second generation of the hybrid. An F1B Labradoodle puppy or an F1B Goldendoodle puppy is actually a type of F2.
The F1 hybrid is the cross between the Poodle and the Labrador Retriever OR the Poodle and Golden Retriever. The resulting dog will be 50/50 Poodle and Retriever. In other words, an F1 Labradoodle puppy is 50% Labrador Retriever and 50% Poodle, and an F1 Goldendoodle puppy is 50% Golden Retriever and 50% Poodle.
The F1B is a ‘backcross’ meaning you take an F1 Goldendoodle puppy or F1 Labradoodle puppy and breed it ‘back’ to a poodle. This puppy is suppose to be 75 % poodle and 25 % lab however, that is not always the case. It depends what genes they inherit.
Goldendoodles are highly intelligent and motivated to please, this makes them outstanding pupils for housebreaking, crate training, learning tricks and more. Anecdotally, our owners tell us that potty training their Blue Ridge Goldendoodles is some of the simplest teaching of this kind they’ve ever done.
The differences between Labradoodles and Goldendoodles depends mostly on the breeding stock chosen for the parents. Blueridge Labradoodles are bred from English Labrador Retrievers, which are smaller, and are totally ‘laid-back’ in personality, as opposed to the American Labradors which are often bigger and tend towards a more ‘hyper’ personality.
With that being said, there really is no difference between our Goldendoodles and Labradoodles. Most people cannot tell the difference between the two breeds. Please feel free to look at my Doodle Hall of Fame and see if you can tell the difference.
No, all dogs shed a little, that is nature. There is low shedders and high shedders. A low shedder would have more texture of the poodle coat. Where as a high shedder would have the lab texture. Most Goldendoodles are low shedders.