Are you a total animal lover? Have you been thinking about bringing a pup home soon? Well, this post is just what you need if you’ve been considering a Goldendoodle for your new addition. For several reasons, Goldendoodles have become extremely popular in America over the last decade. Obviously, their beautiful appearance gets them noticed right away; but, there’s much more to love about these wonderful canines. A key factor for many doodle lovers is their high intelligence. The Goldendoodles parent breeds — the Golden Retriever and the Poodle — are consistently ranked among the smartest dog varieties on record. As a new Goldendoodle parent, you’ll love your pup’s capacity to learn and follow instructions.
In addition to looks and brains, there’s still more to love about the Goldendoodle. Let’s take a closer look at some of these traits:
Do you already have a cat at home? Are you wondering whether your Goldendoodle pup will get along with another pet? Then, you should find the following post helpful:
Are Goldendoodles Good With Cats; Prey Drive
Prey drives vary depending on the specific breed of dog, and functions or tasks that they were bred to do. Like Golden Retrievers, which is one of the parent breeds of the Goldendoodles, they have a low prey drive. A low prey drive means that when dogs see smaller animals that they would be able to capture and kill or eat, they don’t. Many breeds have a natural urge to hunt smaller animals such as rodents or even cats. Goldendoodles tend to lack this natural urge and are instead very playful and bashful. With this being said, all dogs have a natural prey drive, some are just instinctively lower than others. The biggest problem would more than likely be the temperament of your cat. Read more at Pet Parkway…
Phew! Now you know the odds are well in your favor that your new pup won’t have a problem with your cat. Who knows, your real problem could turn out to be the cat bullying the dog!
So, what level of energy should you expect from your Goldendoodle pup? The following post examines this in detail:
Are Goldendoodles Hyper?
Few things in life are more enjoyable than watching a Goldendoodle puppy bounce, romp, and play. From their fluffy and cuddly coats to their sweet and affectionate personalities, Goldendoodle puppies are easy to love. Boundless energy is cute when a puppy is young, but a hyperactive dog gets less endearing as they get older. There’s no doubt that Goldendoodles can be energetic and enthusiastic, but are Goldendoodles hyper? Read more at Platinum Goldies…
So far, the Goldendoodle seems a great choice to join your household. But, let’s look at more info before you make up your mind.
An important consideration is whether your pup can comfortably stay home unattended. This may be particularly critical if you work outside the home. The following post takes a closer look:
Can Goldendoodle puppies be left alone? If so, how soon and for how long? If you’ve been in search of dogs that can left alone, you’ve made a good choice with a Goldendoodle. With good preparation, Goldendoodle puppies can be left alone for a certain length of time. They’ll do better when you start them off with short amounts of time and gradually increase the time they’re alone. The length of time the puppy can be left alone depends on the dog’s age. Although they probably will be a bit unsure when left alone, this gets better with time. Read more at Trending Breeds…
Given the qualities discussed in this post, it’s clear that Goldendoodles make great family members. If you’re wondering where you can get a healthy, happy pup, you should know that Blue Ridge Goldendoodles is one of the most reliable breeders in America. Our quality-bred, home-raised puppies come with a two-year health guarantee. Call us at 865-286-5338 to learn more about our puppies, or fill out the owner application on our website to get the process started.