Careful Goldendoodle Breeders For Your Next Pet

Careful Goldendoodle Breeders For Your Next Pet

by Elizabeth Wood

Crossbreed dogs, also called designer breed or hybrid, seem to be increasing in popularity. The crossbreed goldendoodle is the result of breeding a golden retriever and a poodle. Prospective pet owners should choose their <a href="http://pineridgedoodles.com">goldendoodle breeders</a> carefully and avoid so called puppy farms. The temperaments and health of the parent dogs is important to produce a good litter. Once they are born, the home environment for the puppies is important. Puppies who spend their first few weeks of life in a loving home environment, tend to have fewer behavior issues than kennel raised puppies.

Retrievers are medium to large dogs ranging from fifty five up to eighty pounds. Poodles on the other hand come in a wide variety of sizes. Toy poodles can be as small as six pounds, and standard poodles can weigh up to sixty pounds. The weight range of retrievers and the much broader range in poodles means that the size of a goldendoodle is fairly unpredictable.

Responsible breeders are very selective about choosing the dogs they breed. They will screen any would be parent for health issues and only choose dogs with a clean bill of health. Size of the puppies is less predictable. If the breeders take the smallest retriever of fifty five pounds and breed it with a toy poodle that weighs seven pounds, the weight range between the two parent dogs is too broad to predict the sizes of the puppies in their litter.

A photo on a goldendoodle website shows it best. The breeders have two goldendoodle pets. One weighs 30 pounds, while the larger one weighs in at 54 pounds. The difference in the height of the animals is also significant. If the size of your pet is of concern, work closely with the breeder and emphasize the importance of size in your selection.

The parentage of goldendoodles can be seen in their classification. A goldendoodle that is said to be F1 is the first generation of the crossbreed, that is one parent was a golden retriever and the other was a poodle. The coat on an F1 can be straight, curly or wavy. The curly coat tends to shed less and is often the preferred coat for this reason.

The F2 designation is a F1 bred with another F1. The outcome for the coat is highly unpredictable, so some breeders will not breed F1s together. The F1B is a F1 goldendoodle bred with a poodle. With this mix the ancestry is seventy five percent poodle and twenty five percent retriever. This cross is your best bet for a non shedding coat.

Many owners prefer non shedding or light shedding pets. The obvious advantage is there will not be dog hair all over your furniture and your clothes. Dogs that are non or light shedding will be preferable for people with allergies, since non shedding dogs have fewer allergens.

Prospective owners looking for a pet that weighs around 15 to 45 pounds should consider a goldendoodle. Their coats come in many colors. A lovely cream color coat is the most common, but many other colors are available. Excellent breeders are needed for the best choice of pets. Your pet will be a happy addition to your family and your loyal friend for many years.



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