Goldendoodles were first deliberately bred in North America as a larger version of the popular Cockapoo around the mid 1990s. Their non/light shedding coats and ability to live with families with allergies has made them very popular companions.
The Goldendoodle's ancestry along both parent lines is as hunters and water dogs. The physical appearance of the Goldendoodle runs anywhere from a shaggy-looking retriever to a curl-relaxed poodle, but usually it falls somewhere in between. The length when left unclipped grows to about 4-8 inches. The color of the coat can be cream, red, white, gold, apricot, chocolate and black. Most Goldendoodles have a Standard Poodle as a parent, and are standard sized. Like many poodle crosses, most F1 Goldendoodles are light to moderate-shedding, and most live easily with families with MILD allergies. Families with moderate to severe allergies often find that Goldendoodle backcrosses (F1B) or second Generation (F2B) Goldendoodles work well.
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. They are social dogs, happiest when with people. Goldendoodles are likely to get into mischief and develop behavior problems if they spend most of their lives alone. Their intelligence, eagerness to please, and love of learning make them very easy to train. They are medium-to large sized family dogs with easy dispositions.
Standard GoldenDoodles are a medium to large sized dog about the size of a Standard Poodle, perhaps more robust.
Height: Males 21-24 inches (54-62 cm.) Females 20-22½ inches 51-58 cm.)
Weight: Males 55-75 pounds (25-34 kg.) Females 40-65 pounds (21-29 kg.)
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 the Golden Retriever and the Standard Poodle. No Major Concerns. Minor Concerns - CHD, PRA, VonWilabrands, Elbow and patella disorders. Suggested tests - hip and eye.
Living Conditions & Exercise
Goldendoodles require a moderate amount of exercise and their coats are generally low maintenance. They can live in the city or on a farm. They are social dogs and they are happiest when they are with people. Goldendoodles are expected to live about 15 years.
As a hybrid cross, Goldendoodles will inherit fur that looks retriever-like or poodle-like, but usually something in-between. Unclipped Goldendoodles will have hair about 4-7 inches long, shorter on the face and longer on the body, tail and legs. They require brushing every few days, depending on how often the dog is groomed. Clipped Goldendoodles are groomed several times a year.
Goldendoodle Puppy Contract & Health Guarantee
This is an agreement between breeder/seller, Adrienne Barnes and buyer of said puppy. The puppy born on __________ to ______________SIRE and ______________DAM is the puppy covered under this contract. The total price paid for the puppy is $_______.
The guarantee is as follows:
There are no health problems or diseases present in the parents or in their families to our knowledge. The puppy has been seen by our vet and we certify that each puppy is in excellent health at the time of purchase. In the event that a genetic (inherited) health condition should arise between the ages of birth to 24 months of age, seller agrees to replace the puppy with a similar puppy in sex and color when available. In order to receive a replacement, the original puppy must be returned to us if requested. Sufficient proof must be provided by a licensed veterinarian that the fault is genetic and life threatening. In the case of hip problems, we require a copy of the OFA or PennHip results that state the dogs hips rate a poor or fair condition. No warranty is made for hip problems in dogs that are allowed to become overweight or have sired or whelped a litter. We reserve the right to have the dog checked by our veterinarian at our expense and any diagnosis reached is final. Any owner not wanting a replacement will receive reimbursement up to the purchase price of the puppy.
The buyer promises to keep the dog in a proper manner. Goldendoodles thrive on human companionship, proper discipline, exercise and love. For further reading on training and raising your puppy, we recommend The Art of Raising A Puppy written by The Monks of New Skete. We have tried to raise our puppies using their socialization techniques and find that the book provides some of the best advice on raising and training your new puppy.
The puppies are eating Iams Smart Puppy for large breeds dry puppy food. They eat about a 1/2 cup of food, three times a day . Keeping a schedule will help ease house-training.
Your puppy has received it’s first combination vaccine at 6 weeks of age. The puppy was also wormed at 2, 4 & 6 weeks as well. The buyer has been provided with a health record listing the type of vaccinations and worming and the dates administered. Buyer should take the health records with them to the vet of their choice when continuing the required vaccinations schedule.
If at any time you find that you would have to give up your puppy, we ask that you find a responsible, loving home for it. In the event that you cannot find such a home, you may surrender the dog to us at your expense. This is the only way we can assure that our puppies have good homes and do not end up in a shelter or abusive home.
Please feel free to contact us with questions or concerns regarding your puppy.
Thank You for choosing us to raise your puppy!
I Understand what the above contract stated to me, and signed this as an abiding contract.
Signed by Buyer:________________________________________ Date:___________
Signed by Breeder:______________________________________ Date:___________