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THE GOLDENDOODLE

An English Goldendoodle dog is a cross between a particular type of

Golden Retriever and a Poodle. They are also known as English Creme Goldendoodle dogs, Goldenpoodles, or an English Groodle. 

Goldendoodles of all types have a zest for life, are great with kids, and love to exercise and swim.

Life Expectancy

The Goldendoodle's average lifespan is around 10 to 15 years and is inherited from their golden retriever and poodle parent breeds.

Grooming

Every 6-8 weeks

Goldendoodles kept in clips with a longer hair length need professional grooming every 6-8 weeks. If you keep your Goldendoodle in a shorter clip, you can take her for grooming every 8-10 weeks. It needs to be brushed daily. 

Overview of Goldendoodle Generations 

and Approximate Equations:

F1 Goldendoodle = Golden Retriever X Poodle (50% Poodle / 50% Golden Retriever) = Some will shed a little to none, others a bit more, but nothing like a Golden Retriever. Allergy-Friendly.

F1B Goldendoodle = F1 Goldendoodle X Poodle (75% Poodle / 25% Golden Retriever) = Most F1B's Are Non-Shedders. Most Allergy Friendly.

F2 Goldendoodle = F1 Goldendoodle X F1 Goldendoodle (50% Golden / 50% Poodle) = Some will shed a little to none, others a bit more, but nothing like a Golden Retriever.

F2B Goldendoodle = F1 Goldendoodle X F1B Goldendoodle (62.5% Poodle / 37.5% Golden Retriever) = The curliest ones usually do not shed and are similar to the F1B generation. Straighter ones will shed like an F1.

F3 Multi-Gen Goldendoodle = F3 Consists of these combinations: Any F2 X F2 = F3

How big will my Goldendoodle puppy be?

At eight weeks it’s difficult to tell which puppy in the litter will be the biggest. From birth until the gotchya day, puppies have fluctuated back and forth in terms of who weighs the most. Generally, the smallest puppy at 8 weeks will stay the smallest and the biggest puppy at eight weeks will stay the biggest, but that’s not always the case. The older the Goldendoodle puppy, the more accurately you’ll be able to estimate it’s the adult weight.

Even though adult weight is a bit of a guess for a young puppy, expect mini Goldendoodles to weigh 4lbs-9lbs at 8 weeks of age. A standard will likely weigh 9+ pounds at 8 weeks old and a medium will probably fall somewhere in the 8-10lb range. A medium puppy and standard puppy may both weigh 9lbs at 8 weeks old, but the standard puppy gains weight at a quicker rate than the medium. For a rough estimate of adult weight for your mini F1b Goldendoodle, multiple your pup’s 8-week weight by 4.3.

Like most dog breeds, Goldendoodles generally do the majority of their growth in the first six months of life. In fact, many mini Goldendoodle puppies reach half of their adult weight by four months. Standard Goldendoodles may take a month or so longer to reach that halfway mark. The larger the dog, the longer the growing takes. For mini Goldendoodles, expect the weight to start leveling off between 7-10 months of age. Standard Goldendoodles, like other large dog breeds, will grow for a longer period of time. A general estimate for standards is: multiply your puppy’s weight at 4 months by 2 and add 5-10lbs. While this rule may work for many standards, it is not accurate with smaller sized Goldendoodles who finish growing at a younger age.

When will my Goldendoodle stop growing?

Dogs can finish growing anywhere between 1-2 years of age, but generally reach their maximum height by a year of age and spend the remaining months filling out. This means your dog might hit a growth spurt right after her first birthday – she might not get any taller but she could thicken up. Golden retrievers grow at a slower rate in terms of height than standard poodles, but fill out more quickly. Golden retrievers tend to finish growing and filling out between 14-18 months while standard poodles can take up to 2 years to accomplish the same. If a puppy measures less than 1′ (at the withers) at eight weeks, it will likely be less than 2.25′ tall full grown. The tricky part about Goldendoodles is that they’re a hybrid breed. It’s impossible to predict which parent a Goldendoodle will take after in terms of its growth pattern. Established breeds generally reproduce naturally, whereas first-generation mini Goldendoodles require artificial insemination. The growth curve of F1 puppies resulting from a 60lb mom and a 10lb dad hasn’t been thoroughly studied. Subsequent generations of hybrid breeds (i.e. F1b, F2b, etc.) can grow to be larger than either parent though due to the size of the golden retriever grandparent. F1b Goldendoodles can potentially have a slightly more predictable size range if the parents are similar sizes. Our 52lb F1 Goldendoodle and 44lb poodle produce F1b Goldendoodle puppies ranging in an approximate weight from 35-58lbs as adults.

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