The decision to get a dog requires careful consideration. It may seem obvious why you want one, but you still need to think about it — especially true if you have a family. Your loved ones may have different reasons for desiring a pet, or not even want one. You need to harmonize these wishes and make a decision that works for all of you. If the choice ultimately is to get a dog, we have some great news for you.
After looking at your wants and needs, you might find (like so many dog owners already have) that a Goldendoodle is the perfect pup for you. Why is this hybrid breed so popular today? The following post explores one major reason: they’re very smart.
The Goldendoodle is a mix between a Poodle and a Golden Retriever, with their ranking 2nd and 4th respectively, in a clinical obedience trial conducted by Stanley Coren, The Intelligence of Dogs.
The study focused on the number of repetitions it took for a dog breed to learn a new command and the percentage that a dog breed can perform a known command, on the first try. It was no surprise when these breeds were compared to dogs with average intelligence, the Poodle and Golden Retriever were twice as likely to get a command right the first attempt and were able to complete commands with less repetitions. Consequently, Goldendoodles are just as intelligent — if not more. Read more at Golden Doodle Advice…
Who doesn’t want a dog that’s extra smart and can learn to live with you in almost no time? That’s like the nirvana of dog ownership right there. But, wait, there’s more.
Up To The Task
Because Goldendoodles are so smart, they can easily be trained to perform special tasks. So, apart from just being a pet, your Goldendoodle can be a source of emotional support or physical assistance. The following post explains more on this:
Goldendoodles are a designer dog breed created from the combination of poodles and golden retrievers. Poodles are often chosen as therapy dogs for their intelligence and because they’re hypoallergenic — less likely to cause allergic reactions.
Golden retrievers make good therapy dogs because of their calm, friendly personalities. Goldendoodles bring the best of both breeds.
Therapy dogs don’t usually do practical tasks for people, so they’re not usually considered service dogs. However, they have been used with autistic children as well as in health care settings. Read more at Platinum Goldies…
By now, you’re probably already thinking that a Goldendoodle may be the best choice for your family. If you are, you’re most likely right — and there’s still a host of reasons we haven’t even gone into (temperament, loyalty, desire to please). For now, let’s look at a true story that shows just how good Goldendoodles are at spreading the love.
2-Year-Old Gifted Goldendoodle as Therapy Dog After Heart Transplant
There’s nothing more special than the relationship between a boy and his dog, but the bond between Truett Palmer and his pooch in particular would not have happened without the help of a generous stranger.
When the Truett family noticed how well their 2-year-old bonded with a therapy dog that visited him during his lengthy hospital stays, they realized they had to get him a Goldendoodle of his very own. Thanks to a woman states away, who heard about his story, that dream became a reality on Christmas morning. Read more at Inside Edition…
This is just one example of how life is better with a Goldendoodle in it. There are countless more stories we could share to further the point, but that’s probably not necessary. You can see why this special designer breed is not about to lose its popularity any time soon.
If your question now is where to go to for a beautiful, health-guaranteed, well-socialized pup, the answer is Blue Ridge Goldendoodle Puppies. Visit our website to see the puppies we currently have available. If you see one that you know is supposed to be yours, complete our online owner application to start the process. If you’re looking for a particular variety of Goldendoodle (teacup, toy, mini or standard) and don’t see any listed, feel free to call us at 865-286-5338 to see when we might have a litter available. You can also reach us through the contact form on our website.