Updated 1/8/16


I recommend once a week to brush through your Doodles coat to help keep them clean and remove dead hair if your doodle is kept in a short/medium length coat.  If you keep them in a full coat they require daily brushing.  Brushing is also a bonding process for the dog and their human. Trimming isn't necessary unless hair grows down over the eyes, in this case it should be trimmed to above eye level so the Doodle can see properly. Being a drop eared dog, ears should be cleaned once a week with an ear wash bought at your vets office. Nails should barley touch the floor if at all and be trimmed as necessary to keep them short. This is usually done if you take your dog to the groomers. I recommend a bath or visit to the groomers every 4-6 weeks depending on your family's lifestyle.

Here is an complete article about grooming your Goldendoodle and Goldendoodles and allergies.  You might want to read it sipping a cup of tea after the little ones have gone to bed!  Yes, it's long! 




How To Take Care Of Your Goldendoodle's Coat:
Daily Grooming Instructions And Recommendations

Read The Article Here

Goldendoodles are a hybred cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. The Goldendoodle came into existence in the 1970's in Australia. Canine Companions were the first ones to do this cross in attempts to create an even better assistance dog for the disabled. A first generation Goldendoodle (Poodle to Golden Retriever) exhibits "hybrid vigor." This is a phenomenon in animal breeding referring to the fact that the first cross between two unrelated pure bred lines is healthier and grows better than either parent line. The puppies take on the best traits of both breeds. The hybrid cross between the Golden Retriever and Poodle make a terrific family dog who will be friendly, intelligent, gentle, calm, affectionate and easy to train. As more and more people live in the city or suburbs and work full time jobs, needs have changed. People are no longer looking for a dog that can hunt (though sometimes these guys can make better mousers than your cat!) but looking for a companion. The need for dogs who are playful, friendly towards people and other pets, (think dog parks!) easy to train and easy to maintain is what has spurred this new breed on.
The physical appearance of the Goldendoodle can have a wide range of looks. They can run from looking like a shaggy Golden Retriever to a relaxed curl Poodle. The Goldendoodles we breed all have a very similar look no matter who the parents are.  We breed for what we call a Teddy Bear type look, meaning that our doodles have the big boxy face of the Golden Retriever, a stout conformation, again, more like the Golden Retriever and a very soft, medium wavy to big loose curls coat that is very low to non shedding. As puppies they look very much like Golden Retrievers, about 8-9 weeks you can begin to see that they are growing more hair and then you can begin to see the Goldendoodle begin to take shape! They have a scissors bite and big brown eyes. Pads of paws can be either black or pink or a combination. Colors vary depending on the color of the Poodle being used and it's pedigree. Our Standard sized Goldendoodles range in size from 45-90 pounds and 20-28 inches at the shoulder.  We do the choosing at eight to ten weeks old so I can give you a very good estimate as to who's going to be what size.  Our Miniature/Medium sized Goldendoodles range from 30-60 pounds and 15-20 inches at the shoulder.  Again, I will be able to tell you what puppy will be what size at the time of choosing so we can make sure that you get a puppy that's the perfect fit for your family, both in temperament and size! 


We specifically breed and socialize our Goldendoodles with young children in mind.  Our passion is raising puppies that do especially well in homes with young children.  There is something so special about those memories created of growing up with your dog and the unconditional love they give.  We start our puppies out with an excellent foundation for you to build on.  They are raised in our home and taught what is expected of them as a good family companion.  They are fully crate trained at ten weeks old when we release them to their new families.  You can expect them to cry for the first few nights but as long as you don't get up and take them out when they cry, they will get right back into the routine of sleeping through the night as they settle into their new home.  Our puppies are gentle, intelligent, extremely sweet and intuitive, all of which makes for an amazing family companion.  I feel that if a dog can do well in a home with young children, they can do well anywhere.  We have many dogs that have gone on to be licensed therapy dogs.  They are not only blessing their own families with their sweet temperaments, but those in a difficult season in their lives as well.  What an amazing blessing this is to everyone involved.  There's nothing we like more than the pictures and stories we hear about how the dogs we raise are blessing the lives of those they come into contact with. 

Goldendoodles are an intelligent and obedient family companion. They are everybody's friend and devoted to their family. They are friendly towards children, other dogs and pets and easy with strangers, though females in general will make good watchdogs should the need arise. They are social dogs and happiest with their people, though not overly needy. A mature trained adult can be left at home during normal work hours, but certainly would love the company of a dog walker or neighborhood teen to drop by and play with them! Goldendoodles are likely to develop behavior problems if left neglected and alone in the garage or backyard spending most of their life alone. Their intelligence, eagerness to please love of learning and calm gentle spirit make them very easy to train. They make wonderful family dogs that are easy to live with. 

Health Problems
As a hybrid cross they grow healthier and live longer than either parent line. The only genetic diseases they can be prone to would be those shared by both parents. Recommended tests of breeding parents are hips, heart and eyes (patella's if using a miniature Poodle)
Living Situation best suited for breed
The Goldendoodle requires a moderate amount of exercise and they don't shed fur all over your house and clothing.  Daily walks would be much appreciated though if you don't have the time to get out or it's pouring rain they certainly won't be bouncing off the walls. They would be happy playing ball in the living room or working on some obedience commands. The exuberance of the Golden Retriever is calmed down by the mellowness of the Poodle. They also mature faster than a Golden Retriever. They can live in a small city apartment or on a farm. They are a social dog that's content wherever it might live as long as they knows their human is there with with or coming home soon!
Life Expectancy About 15 years

Stormy is in a medium length coat with more fur shaved off her face under her eyes and a more rounded cut on her head giving her a more rounded and feminine look to her face than a blockier cut would.  She has a lovely long feathery tail and ribbons in her ears to complete her feminine look. 


14 month old Goldendoodle in full coat.  Only trimming he's had is
around the eyes and a bit off the feet and "sanitary" area.


I couldn't resist putting up a few of this handsome boy in his full coat.  The Goldendoodles are so striking with their fur jacket on! 


Another one of Bellow in a full coat.  Hannah Grace calls him Fluffy and enjoys burying her face into his soft fluff! 

This is Hilda The Beast!  No, she's not being naughty, this was set up for the prop to get a cute picture!  She wasn't eating the wedding cake, promise!  Hilda has her body shaved short with a longer face and tail that has been hand scissored, often called a "lion cut." 

Willa has been hand scissored into a medium/long coat. 

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