The Golden Retriever Poodle Mix Breed Standard
Golden Retriever Poodles are very popular dog breed. They have been used since the early 20th century.
Today they are considered one of the most popular breeds in the world. There are many different types of these dogs. Some of them are the Golden Retrievers, which were originally bred from German Shepherds. Other types include the Labrador Retrievers, which were originally bred from English Springer Spaniels. And there are other kinds such as the American Pit Bull Terriers (APBT), which were originally bred from American Staffordshire Terriers and Mastiffs. These various breeds all share some common characteristics; namely their size, coat color, and temperament.
A Golden Retriever Poodle is a medium sized dog, weighing between 12 and 15 pounds. Their height ranges from 25 to 30 inches tall.
Most of them are around 10 to 14 inches long. They have a short curly or wavy hair coat with white markings on their body and legs, along with light colored tips on their tails. Their eyes are usually brown but sometimes they may have some yellow in them. Their teeth are strong and they usually don’t have any overbites or under-bites.
These dogs are very gentle and friendly. They get along well with kids (and vice versa).
They can sometimes be reserved with strangers but this behavior usually diminishes as the dog gets older. Most of them are smart and easy to train, although they can be stubborn at times. They enjoy learning new tricks and they usually obey basic commands after constant training and repetition.
Some of their talents include: hunting, tracking, retrieving, watchdogging, drug sniffing, police work, search and rescue, agility and performing tricks.
Golden Retriever Poodle Mix Coat Types
The coat of a Goldendoodle can vary in type and length. Most Goldendoodles have a medium-long hair length and a wavy or curly coat.
Their coats are usually thicker than most other dogs. As puppies their coats are generally softer. Their coats also become thicker during the winter and shed out during the summer months.
These dogs are usually mostly white with patches of another color. They can have combinations of black, brown, cream, gray, yellow or red.
Usually the ears, face and chest will have more prominent patches of color. The amount of white on a Goldendoodle can vary as it is possible for them to have little to no white markings. Some breeders may cross a Golden Retriever with a Poodle and a Labradoodle to create a new variation of Goldendoodle called the Galldoodle. These dogs have a heavier build, thicker coats, and long curly hair.
How Much Do They Cost and Price Range
The price for one of these dogs can range anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000, depending upon the breeder and the dog’s qualifications. For example, a dog with championship bloodlines will cost more than a dog with parents that have not been titled.
The age of the puppy is also a major factor as buying a puppy from a professional breeder will cost more than buying an older dog from a pet store.
There are many different breeders who have these dogs for sale. Most of them have a “price list”
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