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Oodles of Doodles
An adorable mix between the Golden Retriever and Poodle, Goldendoodles are the ultimate combination of good looks, smart wits, and playfulness. The hybrid is known as a “designer breed” because they were bred to have the lovable qualities of both of their parents. If their good looks don’t convince you to get one, their lovable personality will.Continue to 2 of 15 below.
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The Best of Both Worlds
Poodles don’t shed and are very athletic and intelligent, while Golden Retrievers are lovable and playful family dogs. The mix makes the Goldendoodle a great choice for a lifelong pal, especially for those with mild pet allergies. Plus–just look at that face!
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Goldendoodles Are Natural Athletes
Energetic and playful, Goldendoodles love exercise! They’re happy to laze around on the sofa (and they make great cuddle buddies), but agility is where they shine. These dogs are great companions for active families.Continue to 4 of 15 below.
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Goldendoodles Are a Designer Breed
Goldendoodles are a relatively new dog breed, first appearing in America in the 1990s. Their adorable name was coined in 1992. While not officially a registered breed of their own, Goldendoodles are considered a "designer breed" because each of their parents is a purebred, but different breeds from each other.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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Got Allergies? Get a Goldendoodle!
Some Goldendoodles are hypoallergenic and most don’t even shed, making them great for handlers with allergies or those who want to avoid constantly picking up the vacuum.Continue to 6 of 15 below.
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Goldendoodles Can Be Quite Colorful
Goldendoodles' coats are a cute mix between their parent breeds’–it’s not nearly as curly as a Poodle’s, but shaggier than a Golden Retriever’s. They can be orange, cream, dark brown, gray, or black in color. Some are even multiple colors!Continue to 7 of 15 below.
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They Make the Best Playmates
Goldendoodles typically weigh between 50 and 100 pounds and love going on long walks, runs, and hikes with their people. If you love bringing your pup along on outdoor adventures, consider the Goldendoodle for your next dog! Just think of all pretty nature pictures you'll get of your dog (and all the Instagram likes).Continue to 8 of 15 below.
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Goldendoodles Vary in Size
Not ready for the responsibility of a big dog? There are miniature Goldendoodles, too! Instead of being bred with a Standard Poodle, Golden Retrievers are bred with a Toy Poodle to create a pint-sized pup. We think this mini Doodles are possibly the cutest thing we've ever seen.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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Goldendoodles Are Low Maintenance
Poodles can be high maintenance in terms of grooming, but Goldendoodles keep it simple. They don’t need a lot of upkeep. A bath and a comb every two weeks will do the trick! Trimming their shaggy hair might be needed once in a while, too.Continue to 10 of 15 below.
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Just Call Them "Smarty Pants"
The Poodle’s intelligence and Golden Retriever’s obedience makes this breed wonderful service animals. If you’re in need of a guide dog or therapy dog, look no further. They’re also great companion pets for hospital patients or people in nursing homes. For anyone needing a little cheering up, their happy demeanor will bring an instant smile to your face.Continue to 11 of 15 below.
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They Have More Than One Nickname
Goldendoodles are also known as Groodles! We think the name Goldendoodle is just as cute, but it's hard not to say "Groodle" without giggling. Even more silly, Doodles (another nickname!) are sometimes referred to as the Goldenpoo (just try not to smile at that, we dare you).Continue to 12 of 15 below.
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Goldendoodles Are Extremely Friendly
Anyone who’s met a Goldendoodle can attest to their friendliness–they get along with anyone and anything. They’re known to become fast friends with children, cats, and other dog breeds.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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They Won't Make a Peep
Though they aren’t the best watch dogs, those who prefer peace and quiet will love them. They often don’t even bark after a knock on the door. Adopt a doodle and your mailman will thank you.Continue to 14 of 15 below.
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Goldendoodles Love the Water
Most Goldendoodles have an instinctive love-love relationship with swimming. They can’t get enough! Have you ever seen a happy dog bound through the water, ears flying backward, tongue out? We'd argue it brings an instant smile to anyone's face–until that said dog decides to shake off all that water close to where you're standing.Continue to 15 of 15 below.
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Goldendoodles Are Full of Love
Doodles make the best pals. Still not convinced? Just look at this adorable Goldendoodle eating watermelon. Between his oversized paws, appearance of a mustache, and the fact that he's eating watermelon, we just can't get enough Doodle!