GOLDENDOODLES, WHAT ARE THEY?
The original breeders of Goldendoodles were hoping to create a new breed by crossing a Golden Retriever with a Poodle. While there are a slew of reasons for this, the primary ones are to produce a dog with minimal to no shedding (which is not a characteristic of the Golden Retriever!), to lessen allergic reactions in those who have dog allergies, and to reduce health issues that are common to both parent breeds.
THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER
The Golden Retriever is a beloved breed among dog lovers due to its wonderful personality and responsible behavior. They do, however, have a lot of hair, and people with allergies have trouble with them.
The Standard Poodle is the best-kept secret in the dog world. Its high intelligence makes it a preferred dog for breeding with other desired breeds. There are concerns with temperaments in the smaller teacup and toy poodle breeds. The older those little ones get, the more likely they are to be irritable, cranky, and a one-person dog. But that's not how it works with the Standards. These dogs live long and happy lives, are great with children, strangers, and other dogs, and retain a pleasant disposition throughout their lives.
GOLDENDOODLES ARE THE ULTIMATE PARTNERSHIP
These characteristics make them an excellent candidate for a Retriever cross. A cross between the Golden Retriever and the Standard Poodle produces a breed that are more hypoallergenic than the Retrievers while still retaining some of the Golden Retriever's outstanding personality and good looks.