How To Choose The Right Goldendoodle For You

You’ve already decided that you want a Goldendoodle. The next question you’ll probably ask is “What type of Goldendoodle?” The answer depends on a number of factors. For example, you may be looking for a smaller dog for your children. Or, you might be more comfortable with a larger dog that can make your home safer. On the other hand, you may just want a dog that’s somewhere in between. One of the great things about choosing a Goldendoodle is all of these options are possible.

The best way to go about choosing the ideal Goldendoodle for you is to have as much information as possible. Since these beautiful dogs can vary a great deal in size, coat type and color, a good place to start is to learn about the different types. The following post offers a good amount of detail:

Types of Goldendoodle

F1 Goldendoodles and F1 Labradoodles

The first generation Goldendoodles and Labradoodles are identified with the letter and number F1. These are the product of a pure Retriever which is bred with a pure Poodle. The result of this is 50% poodle and 50% Golden Retriever or Labrador Retriever. F1 Doodles are the traditional Doodle that have many of the traits people think of when then think Goldendoodle. They are intelligence, have a loving demeanor and are also hypoallergenic. Many still shed a little though so best for a home with only light allergies. You also will notice the coats on this generation of Doodles. They are shaggy and can be curly.

F1B Goldendoodles and F1B Labradoodles

You get an F1B generation Doodle when you cross-breed a F1 Doodle with a Poodle. An F1B Goldendoodle or Labradoodle will be 25% Retriever and 75% Poodle. This generation is popular due to the non shedding trait that occurs 99% of the time. This generation is the most hypoallergenic of the different generations. So if you have severe allergies this would be the best fit for your home. You still get the same strength and good health and the favorable personality traits with the F1B Doodle. The coat type again will vary here and can be long and wavy or shorty and curly. You will also see more color variation in the F1B generations.

If you are inclined to narrow down your choices based on the size dog you want, the following post describes the three main Goldendoodle sizes you’ll encounter:

Sizes Of The Goldendoodle

The Goldendoodle comes in three sizes and on average you can somewhat predict their height. Just keep in mind, there’s a range.

Large Standard

Average height – 20-24 inches

Average weight – 50-100lbs

There is a perfect Goldendoodle for every individual or family who’s searching for a new canine family member. The great variety in these wonderful dogs makes them excellent for owners of every stripe. And the best thing about them is no matter which size, color or coat type you prefer, you will get a new best friend that is extremely smart, emotionally sensitive and higly trainable.