The Goldendoodle

Tow golden doodles running together. One is gold coloured, the other is chocolate brown with large patches of white.

Why Choose a Goldendoodle

A Goldendoodle is a cross between two of the top smartest dogs in the world – a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. With such smart parents, the Goldendoodle offspring will be intelligent and easy to train. We have heard from many Country Lane Doodle parents that their puppy learned many aspects of their puppy education quickly and easily. They have excelled in their obedience classes and some have gone on to become therapy dogs or agility stars.

Goldendoodles have become such a popular pet choice because of their wonderful temperament. Golden Doodles get along with everyone, especially children, and other family pets. They are friendly, playful, and outgoing. They work hard to please their owners. They are, quite simply, the perfect family dog!

Sizes of Goldendoodles

Four Goldendoodles in each size class sitting in front of sofa.
Used with permission by Crockett Doodles

Goldendoodle Generations

Country Lane Doodles breed F1, F1b, and Multigen Doodles.

F1 English Golden Doodles are a cross between a purebred English Golden Retriever and a purebred Poodle. The offspring typically have low to almost non- shedding coats. Some puppies will have straighter coats with a loose wave to it. If you like Golden Retriever characteristics and you are okay with possibly some shedding, this would be a great option. If you have allergies, you may want to consider the F1b or Multigen breedings.

F1b English Goldendoodles-This is a cross is between an F1 English Goldendoodle which is bred back to a Poodle. This creates a 75% Poodle and 25% English Golden Retriever puppy. These dogs will often look very similar to the F1 English Goldendoodle in that they have a nice, fleecy coat type. Others in the litter may have a curlier coat, more similar to a poodle. The F1b is an excellent choice for those who suffer from dander allergies.

Multigen Goldendoodle- This is a cross between two F1 or F1B Goldendoodle parents. You would have to go back to the grandparents or great grandparents to find the Poodles and Golden Retrievers. These puppies’ coats are more likely to have more of a curl and therefore are more hypoallergenic and low shedding.

Shedding and the Goldendoodle

One of the benefits of having a Goldendoodle is the amount of shedding! Goldendoodles shed way less than the average dog. And how much less depends on the genetics of the dog.

An F1 Goldendoodle, which is a 50/50 Golden Retriever and Poodle mix, will have some chance of shedding. And by some, I mean less than a Golden Retriever, but more than a Poodle.

Generally speaking, the higher percent of poodle in the Goldendoodle, the less shedding the doodle will do. The best bests if you want a lower shedding dog is to make your new Doodle an F1B or multigen.

Are Goldendoodles Hypoallergic?

By definition, the term “hypoallergenic” refers to something unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. While a goldendoodle is considered to more allergy friendly, it is incorrect to consider this breed, or any other for that matter, to be truly hypoallergic. It is not just canine dander and hair that is to blame for triggering human allergic responses. A specific protein in urine and saliva may also contribute to an allergic reaction.

Goldendoodles may be a better choice for people who have an allergic reaction to dog dander. And in this case, a Goldendoodle with a higher percentage of poodle, the F1B and multigen doodles may be the best choice. Country Lane Doodles has considerable experience helping families to decide whether a Goldendoodle is a good choice for families who have an allergic family member. Our goal is to help determine the best choice, not just to sell a puppy!