Goldendoodles are an adorable breed of dogs who are exploding in popularity for several reasons. Sometimes referred to as live teddy bears, this crossbreed of the Golden Retriever and Poodle is prized for its loving personality, intelligence and desire to please. Interestingly, there are some facts about them that you may not be aware of.
For instance, there is a type of Goldendoodle, identified by their atypical coat, that’s getting more attention of late. Learn more about them in the following post:
SMOOTH, STRAIGHT, FLAT –
I’ve read articles and have seen this particular coat type described three ways – smooth – straight and flat.
Of the three types of coats found on a Goldendoodle – I believe the straight coat is the rarest of them all. However, Goldendoodles with straight coats are becoming very popular.
Straight coat Goldendoodles rarely occur in F1 or F1B generations. They’re more common in F2 and F2B generations. Referred to as the “Golden Retriever coat” – they are very easy to maintain and require minimal brushing.
There’s no “Teddy Bear” look nor will they have the “beard” around the muzzle, They will not show any signs of “crimping” or curl on the forehead. Their coat is silky smooth and classified as low to moderate shedding. Read more at Groovy Goldendoodles…
Next time you go out looking for Goldendoodles, don’t be surprised if you meet one without the “teddy bear” appearance.
Another interesting fact that might change soon as they rise in popularity is described in the following post:
The Goldendoodle origin is one of design, not evolution. The Goldendoodle breed is a super-pet, an intentional crossbreed of two of the most intelligent dog breeds, the Golden Retriever and Poodle. Basically the Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking offspring-equivalent of the dog world! That may be an exaggeration, but one we are willing to make in order to get our point across. Goldendoodles are smart!
Goldendoodles are not recognized by the AKC as an official dog breed, but if their popularity continues to rise we wouldn’t be surprised to see them get a nod, or at least consideration, in the near future. In addition to their general intelligence, the Goldendoodle is becoming well known for their hypoallergenic coats. Although not all examples of the Goldendoodle breed exhibit this characteristic. Read more at Broadway Puppies…
The fact that they are not recognized by the AKC has not made them any less popular. In fact, their outstanding characteristics have made them a must-have for many families.
When it comes to grooming, although they are a low-shedding breed, Goldendoodles still need proper grooming. There are many ways to do this and the following post highlights them in detail:
Names of Goldendoodle Haircut Styles
The Puppy Cut
If you have already looked at this style as a possibility, then you might have come across its alternate name: the Teddy Bear Cut.
And as we all know, Goldendoodles have that irresistible teddy bear look. You just want to throw your arms around them and give them a big teddy bear hug.
This cut is poplar for many of the longer-haired breeds such as Shih Tzus, Pomeranians and Bichons. But it works equally well on Goldendoodles. Read more at DGCO…
If all this discussion has you hankering for a Goldendoodle of your own, the best decision you can make is to get a health-guaranteed pup from Blue Ridge Goldendoodles. We’re recognized from coast-to-coast for the second-to-none puppies we raise. If you have questions or wish to speak with us, feel free to call us at 865-286-5338 or complete the contact form on the website. If a dog on our “Available Puppies” page catches your eye, fill out the online Application to begin the process.
Goldendoodles are an amazing dog breed. They are highly intelligent and eager to please, which makes them fast learners. Training is rarely a difficult task for Goldendoodle owners if the right methods are employed. For instance, these dogs typically don’t respond well to harshness during the training process; it’s better to be gentle and supportive with them.
Here are some other factors to consider when training Goldendoodles in particular:
Spend as much time with your puppy as possible during the first two to three weeks your puppy is home. Be consistent, patient, praise when appropriate, and be willing-for however long it takes-to invest the time and energy necessary to make this important training time a success. The effort you put forth now will be well worth it for the lifetime of your pup. Buy a crate, and during the first few weeks, keep your puppy in it whenever you are not playing, holding or watching him explore his new surroundings. Spend as much time as you can with your pup, but when you can’t watch him, crating him can prevent mistakes from occurring. Read more at Goldendoodles.net…
As we’ve established, your training methods are important. But, what’s probably even more crucial is how consistent you are with your training. You need to allocate daily training time with your puppy, even if you are working with a certified dog trainer on particular days of the week. Repetition is the key to success.
Here are some things to keep in mind throughout the training for the best results:
- Slowly introduce your puppy to new things, environments and people.
- Use positive reinforcement, providing treats and toys.
- Avoid fearful situations.
- Take things slowly and let your puppy adjust at their own pace.
- Avoid pushing your puppy and being forceful and do not let others do so.
- Be secure and comforting with your demeanor. Gentle.
- Show your puppy you are there to protect and lead them during this period. Read more at I Love My Goldendoodles…
The above tips are critical because the things you teach your puppy during the first few months of training will have a lasting impact. These early lessons will determine how they adapt to new surroundings, react to visitors and children and much more, so set a good foundation.
Remember, positive reinforcement and gentle support are the best ways to train your Goldendoodle. Focus on what you want your dog to do rather than the opposite. With your loving guidance, they will become the well-mannered companions you want them to be. See more here:
Some training methods use punishment, like leash corrections and scolding, to discourage dogs from doing everything except what you want them to do. Other methods cut right to the chase and focus on teaching dogs what you do want them to do. While both tactics can work, the latter is usually the more effective approach, and it’s also much more enjoyable for you and your dog. For example, you can easily use treats, games and praise to teach your dog to sit when people approach during walks in the neighborhood. If your dog is sitting, she won’t be dragging you toward the people, jumping up when they get close enough, mouthing on their arms and legs, and so on. Read more at WebMD…
Use these basic training tips to get started and you’ll be amazed how easy it is to raise a great Goldendoodle. We should know — at Blue Ridge Goldendoodles we’ve been producing second-to-none puppies for nearly two decades. Fill out the online owner application to begin the process of making one of our pups your new best friend.