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The Goldendoodle

The Goldendoodle gets its name from its mixed heritage, Golden Retriever and Poodle.  Goldendoodles are a hybrid dog, a first generation cross, and as such they exhibit "hybrid vigor".  This is a phenomenon in animal breeding referring to the fact that the first cross between two unrelated purebred lines is healthier and grows better than either parent line. The puppies take on the best traits of both breeds.

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 AKC has ranked dogs according to popularity in North America.  The Golden Retriever
ranked 4th and the Poodle ranked 5th, out of 148 breeds.  In his book
"The Intelligence of Dogs" Stanley Coren ranks 79 dog breeds in order of intelligence.  Poodles scored 2nd and Golden Retrievers were 4th.  

The hybrid cross between these two parent breeds are terrific family dogs, friendly, intelligent, affectionate and easy to train.

Many poodle crosses inherit the fur qualities of the poodle, but not the texture.  This means that most don't shed, or shed lightly, and may not produce an allergic reaction.   

This Goldendoodle information was copied with permission from
The Goldendoodle Club information website


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