Goldendoodles are one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. They have been bred since ancient times to be companions and family members. Their intelligence makes them perfect pets for those who want a companion with whom they can share their lives together without any problems or conflicts. Goldendoodles are friendly dogs which love attention and affection from everyone around them. A pet goldendoodle will make your life easier than you could imagine!
The golden retriever breed originated in England during the 18th century. It was named after King George III’s beloved greyhound.
Today there are many different types of retrievers including Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Boxers, German Shepherds and others. All these types of retrievers have certain characteristics that distinguish them from each other.
Golden Retriever Temperament: The Ideal Companion Dog?
Golden Retrievers are very intelligent dogs. They enjoy being near humans and interacting with them. These dogs are usually good with children too. Golden Retrievers have a calm personality and do not bark much at all. However, if you live in an area where barking is common, then it might bother some people. These dogs are also very friendly towards other dogs and animals. They enjoy being around their family and they love to play.
Life With a Goldendoodle: What You Should Know About Goldendoodles
In order to know more about a particular dog breed, it is important to research it before actually getting one. It is best to know as much information about a certain breed before adopting one.
Once you find out more about the goldendoodle, it will be very easy to decide if it is the right dog for you.
Trying to figure out what type of dog would suit you and your lifestyle? Is a goldendoodle (golden retriever poodle mix) the right type of dog for you?
In this article we’ll look at what a goldendoodle is, the history of this hybrid dog and why you should (or shouldn’t) consider getting one.
History & Background:
The golden retriever was first bred in the late 19th century in Scotland. It was bred by a man called Dudley Marjoribanks, the Lord Hungerford.
He crossbred a wavy-coated retriever with a dark-coated yellow retriever. The result of this crossbreeding was a dog with a more consistent and reliable hunting ability. This mixed breed also had a much longer length of coat than the parent breeds.
The crossbreeding between golden retrievers and poodles was done in America at around the same time. Both these mixed breeds are favorites in America even today.
They are both family pets and hunting dogs. These crossbreeds have inherited the best traits from their parent breeds. These dogs are playful, affectionate, intelligent and easy to train.
Goldendoodles are large sized dog breeds. While the golden retriever parent breed is between 22 and 24 inches in height, the poodle parent breed is between 16 and 19 inches in height.
So Goldendoodles are around the same height as the golden retriever but with less bulk than a poodle. The coat of a goldendoodle is curly like a poodle and varies from golden colored to brown. Their ears are sometimes cropped as is the case with many European dogs – though this is not the case in America where ear cropping is illegal.
Goldendoodles are very playful dogs. They love to spend time with their owners – particularly children.
Like the poodle parent breed, they are very smart and easy to train. If trained well, they can be very obedient and respond quickly to orders from their masters. This makes them great for people who like to go hunting as these dogs can track scents really well. They are great at catching prey too. These are popular dogs among hunters.
They love to be around people and tend to get depressed when left alone for long periods of time. These dogs are great for people who work all day and come home to an empty house.
They will always welcome you home and jump all over you with excitement. They will greet you at the door, bounding up to you every time you come back home.
In general, goldendoodles are very well behaved and make a great family pet. Most goldendoodles are very friendly.
They love to meet new people and have no problems with strangers. Owners of this dog say that it only takes a minute for their dog to accept a person as their friend. These dogs are great for people who are looking for a pet to protect their household.
Goldendoodles are very easy to train due to their high level of intelligence. The only problem with these dogs is their playful nature.
They are very energetic, especially when young and can be a handful to train. As they get older they still retain their boundless energy but know when to calm down and listen to their owner. Owners can take advantage of this and train these dogs easily.
The only problem that some owners face is the fact that these dogs can become destructive if they don’t receive enough mental stimulation. They will find other things to do if they become bored.
It is important that owners give these dogs a daily job to do. They can do scent work, agility, obedience, tracking and even herding. These dogs are capable of doing anything that involves mental stimulation.
These dogs can be obedience trained and learn very quickly. Owners need to be patient when training these dogs as they will obey commands only if they see it is in their best interest to do so.
These dogs need to learn that their owners are the leaders of the pack and establish themselves as such. Once they realize this, these dogs will obey commands without hesitation. Owners who are unable to establish themselves as leaders will find their goldendoodles willful, and disobedient.
Training should be started at a young age before bad habits develop and become problematic to correct. Most owners of this dog find training them to be very easy as these dogs are very intelligent and eager to please their masters.
Owners need to establish their dominance or else they will find themselves missing valuable items, covered in mud or with holes in their clothing.
The goldendoodle is a very friendly dog and loves everyone. Owners of this dog should be careful when bringing it around strangers as it will likely jump on them – usually knocking them down in the process.
These dogs are not aggressive so there is no need to worry about that but it is still good to keep in mind.
These dogs are very good with children and tend to be more playful than German Shepherds or other guard dogs. They are very gentle when playing with kids and will stop if the child becomes to rough for their own good.
These dogs also seem to know when a child is in danger and will try to help in any way they can or at least bark when the child is in trouble.
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