Everything you need to know about Goldendoodles
Goldendoodles, of whatever generation, are usually friends of everyone, people and animals alike. This makes the perfect choice as a family dog. Because of their outgoing personalities, Goldendoodles also make amazing companions for people with disabilities. They are trustworthy, loyal, very gentle, affectionate, extremely smart, and highly trainable animals whom have an exceptional desire to please. When given then proper socialization, Goldendoodles get along beautifully with kids, strangers, and other companion animals. They do not have a strong prey drive and can be quite compatible with cats and smaller dogs when introduced in a good manner. These are social dogs that thrive in the presence of people and crumble if they are not given time, attention, and affection. Just like any other dog, Goldendoodles can and will pick up bad habits, if left alone for long periods of time. Goldendoodles require moderate amount of exercise and can live happily in urban or rural environments.
Goldendoodles are very smart and easily trained. They are eager, willing learners that respond best to positive reinforcement and gentleness. Loud or harsh corrections, also training by punishment are not helpful when working with these dogs, or any dog for that matter. Training and socialization should start while the dog is still a puppy and continue throughout it's life. A well socialized, well trained Goldendoodle is a happy Goldendoodle and a wonderful companion for all.
Goldendoodles are one of the fastest growing breeds for a reason. With that classic movie dog loyalty and constant willingness to please it's no wonder so many people are diving into the doodle world. But of course, just like any other breed, if left unattended in a crate or elsewhere for long periods of time, a Goldendoodle will become bored and lonely, and may become depressed, can suffer separation anxiety and also destructive. Anyone considering acquiring a Goldendoodle need to be sure that their lifestyle and schedule will permit them to spend lots of time with their new companion, so that behavioral problems can be prevented or nipped in the bud. They should also be sure to get their Goldendoodle from a reputable breeder licensed by the state. With these few thoughts in mind, the Goldendoodle is an excellent choice for someone who wants a fluffy, cheerful canine companion that is not too high maintenance but still energetic enough to share an active lifestyle. They should not have to be alone more 4 hour's a day.....
One of the most common points of confusion regarding Goldendoodles is the generation number used to describe a new litter of puppies - the most common being F1, F1B, F2, F2B. Although it may seem trivial, the generation tag of a Goldendoodle can have an impact on several of it's characteristics, especially shedding. So, if you or your family members have allergies, and want your doodle to be hypoallergenic, it's important to understand the differences between the doodle generations.
First generation goldendoodles are identified with the letters "F1". These are a product of a pure Golden Retriever bred with a pure Poodle It is important to note that some F1 Goldendoodles shed lightly to moderately. F1 doodles tend to have a shaggy or wavy coat, but can occasionally have a curly coat.
When an F1 doodle is cross-bred with a poodle, the term "F1B is used to describe the resulting puppies. An F1B Goldendoodle is 25% retriever and 75% poodle. This generation has become the most popular generation breed largely because F1B Goldendoodles and are non-shedders 99% of the time, thus making them the most hypoallergenic of all the doodle generational breeds.
As for coat types, F1B doodles tend to showcase more variety and can range from long and wavy to short and curly. F1b doodles also showcase more variations of colors including, apricots, champagne, and red colors.
This type of doodle is a second generation backcross. This means an F2 or F1B bred to an F2 or Poodle. This generation of doodle is less common than the other generation breeds. They have the same characteristic mentioned above, yet provide more colors. They also work well for families with moderate allergies because the are generally non-shedding