Goldendoodles are very popular dogs today. They have been bred to fulfill many different roles in our society. Some of them are used for hunting, some of them are used for guarding, some of them are used as therapy animals or service dogs. There is no doubt that they deserve their place in the world and it’s time to recognize all these qualities and give a proper recognition to this breed!
In order to do so, there needs to be a standardized way of measuring the size of these wonderful pets.
For example, if you were looking for a pet sitter, would you want your pet sitting company to measure your dog’s height and weight? Or maybe you wanted your veterinarian to weigh him before giving him any treatment?
Of course not!
So why should we measure the size of our pets? Why shouldn’t we just use common sense when choosing a new puppy or kitten home?
The answer is simple: because it’s wrong! And I’m here to tell you right now, YOU’RE WRONG! You’re going to learn how wrong you are…and why.
How To Measure Your Pet Dog’s Size With Common Sense
You’ve probably heard the term “standard” before. It refers to a set of rules and guidelines that are followed in a particular field of endeavor. For example, your state has standards for the education of children. The format of each school is generally standardized so that all students have similar experiences.
The same logic can be applied to your dog’s size and measurements. Imagine how easy it would be to take your pet for a simple walk around the block if we had a set standard for these things. You could simply take your tape measure (or yardstick if you prefer) and make sure that your pet fit inside specific parameters.
The infographic below describes the correct way to measure your pet dog. It’s really quite simple and you’ll be able to do it in just a matter of minutes!
A Word About Goldendoodles
Goldendoodles are the best of both worlds. They have the appearance of a poodle with the temperament of a golden retriever. If you’re looking for the perfect family pet that has minimal grooming needs and loves children, you need to consider this dog breed.
Why choose a goldendoodle over a poodle or golden retriever? Well, let’s take a look at the facts, shall we?
Poodles are really great dogs. They’re often used as seeing-eye dogs and other types of work that requires intelligence and responsibility. Unfortunately, most people don’t like the idea of having to cut their dog’s hair every few weeks. By getting a goldendoodle, you get the best of both worlds: a dog that’s similar to a poodle in terms of intelligence and responsibility with the easy-care coat of a golden retriever.
The Golden Retriever
Unlike poodles, golden retrievers are friendly to just about everyone. Children and adults alike can enjoy their company provided they treat them well. They’re also extremely intelligent and have a reputation for being extremely loving towards their owners. While they may require a bit more grooming than poodles, they still don’t need to be cut every month like a poodle would.
By getting a goldendoodle, you’ll get the best of both worlds: a dog that’s similar to a golden retriever in terms of friendliness and intelligence with the easy-care coat of a poodle.
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