Breed Information

The Goldendoodle, a cross between a Standard poodle and and Golden Retriever, is known for it’s non-shedding coat, loyalty to humans, and their affectionate nature. They are highly intelligent, obedient, and extremely friendly, inheriting only the best traits from their parent breeds. Due to their trainability and eagerness to please their humans goldendoodles fit in well with several family types including those with small children, first-time dog owners, or families with other dogs. 

Personality & Expectations

Goldendoodles are intelligent, affectionate, and gentle dogs that are well-suited for families with children. Their patient, loving nature and natural tendency to be gentle with small children make them excellent companions for children of all ages. Goldendoodles are also highly social animals who thrive on human interaction and love to spend time with their families. They are generally friendly and accepting of all people and animals, and they enjoy meeting new people and making new friends. Because of their social nature, goldendoodles are happiest when they are able to live inside with their families and have regular opportunities for interaction and companionship. If you’re looking for a loving, affectionate, and patient dog to add to your family, a goldendoodle may be the perfect fit.

45-65 pounds
20 - 24 inches
10-15 years

General Health

The general lifespan of a goldendoodle is 10-15 years.  Goldendoodles, being a cross-breed are generally healthy dogs, but like all breeds they are prone to certain health conditions that inherited from their parents. We take health of our puppies seriously, performing numerous health and DNA tests on both parents to rule out common genetic disorders in the breeds such as:

        • Hip & Elbow dysplasia
        • Cardiac Diseases
        • Genetic Eye Diseases 
        • von Willebrand Disease 
        • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
        • Degenerative Myelopathy

Exercise Needs

Goldendoodles are intelligent, energetic dogs that thrive with regular physical and mental exercise. In general, a healthy adult goldendoodle should get at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity per day, which can help prevent boredom, reduce destructive behaviors, and maintain a healthy weight. When it comes to playtime, it’s important to choose activities that are appropriate for your goldendoodle’s age, size, and fitness level, and to monitor them carefully to ensure their safety. Some classic goldendoodle favorites include fetch, chase, and swimming, but there are many other options to choose from as well. For example, you could try a game of hide and seek, a hike through the woods, or a round of agility training. In addition to physical exercise, it’s also important to provide your goldendoodle with plenty of mental stimulation to keep them happy and engaged. This could include activities like puzzle toys, training sessions, or obedience drills. By meeting the physical and mental needs of your goldendoodle, you can help them lead a healthy, well-balanced life.


*Goldendoodles are known to love water. Individual results may vary.

Although our F1b Goldendoodles do not shed, they still require regular grooming to maintain the health and appearance of their coats. Grooming your goldendoodle every 8 weeks or so is generally a good rule of thumb, as it can help prevent matting, keep their coat clean and healthy, and allow you to monitor their skin and nails for any problems. While goldendoodles are generally low-maintenance dogs when it comes to bathing, it’s still important to follow a few basic guidelines to keep their skin and coat healthy. For example, frequent bathing can strip the skin of its natural oils and cause irritation, so it’s generally best to avoid bathing your goldendoodle outside of their regular grooming schedule unless they are visibly dirty. If your goldendoodle does need a bath between grooming appointments, be sure to use a gentle, pH-balanced shampoo and avoid getting water in their ears. After bathing, be sure to thoroughly dry your goldendoodle and brush their coat to remove any tangles or mats. By following these simple tips, you can help your goldendoodle maintain a healthy, soft, and fluffy coat.


The amount of curl and length of your goldendoodle’s coat can dictate how frequently they need to be brushed to prevent matting. In general, it’s a good idea to brush your goldendoodle at least once a week to remove tangles and mats, and to distribute their natural oils throughout their coat. However, goldendoodles with wavy or straight coats may be able to go longer between brushings, as these types of coats are typically less prone to tangles and mats. It’s important to keep in mind that regular brushing is not only important for maintaining the health and appearance of your goldendoodle’s coat, but it can also help strengthen the bond between you and your dog. By setting aside time for regular brushing sessions, you can provide your goldendoodle with some quality one-on-one attention and give them the chance to relax and be pampered. Whether your goldendoodle has a curly, wavy, or straight coat, regular brushing is an important part of their grooming routine and can help keep their coat healthy, soft, and fluffy.

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