A Goldendoodle is a cross-breed dog obtained by breeding a Golden Retriever with a Poodle.  The name was coined in 1992.  The original purpose of the cross was to attempt to develop guide dogs suitable for visually impaired individuals with allergies.

The Goldendoodle is usually bred to be a family companion dog and suits families with dog allergies.  Some are bred for careers in service to humans as guide dog, therapy dogs, or other types of assistance dogs.  Because Poodles and Golden Retrievers are both highly intelligent, Goldendoodles too, are very trainable. Goldendoodles are usually very affectionate with people and other pets.  They are human-oriented dogs, and tend to develop a strong bond with their owners and companions.  Most Goldendoodles are calm and easy going, but they are active dogs that do require exercise.  Goldendoodle are known to be especially good with children.

A person may select a Goldendoodle because he or she loves golden retrievers, but would prefer a dog that sheds less hair.

Some breeders create F1b, F2, and F3 Goldendoodles.  Following the laws of genetics, this explains why these Goldendoodles tend to be more like a Poodle or a Golden Retriever simply because of how the genes cross down.  A “true Goldendoodle” is a first generation – meaning the mother is a purebred Golden Retriever and the father is a purebred Poodle.  Our Goldendoodles at are true first generation Goldendoodles!