The STANDARD Goldendoodle is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a STANDARD Poodle. They are intelligent, friendly, and affectionate hybrid. Golden doodles have a moderate activity level. Larger Goldendoodles may be more active than their smaller kin the Miniature Golden doodle (miniature poodleX Golden Retriever). They need a good walk or active playtime each day, and if you’re interested (and the dog’s overall health is good enough), they are athletic enough to participate in such dog sports as agility, flyball, obedience, and rally. They can also be excellent therapy dogs.

Both of the breeds used to create Goldendoodles tend to be smart and learn quickly. If you begin socialization and training early and use positive reinforcement techniques such as praise, play, and food rewards, you will be met with a wonderful companion.

In 2004, Life magazine famously featured a Goldendoodle on its cover accompanied by the headline, “The Perfect Dog? How the Doodle became the new family pet.” It was instant validation for this wonderful hybrid among the general public. In the decade since, Goldendoodles have skyrocketed in popularity. Today, people can’t seem to get enough of these beautiful and smart canine companions. Visit any park or green space in your city where people regularly go to walk their dogs and you’re quite likely to cross paths with someone strolling with a Goldendoodle.

FYI In early 2018 I went shopping to one of my favorite stores for supplies and guess what I saw for the first time a RED GOLDEN DOODLE on a can of 4HEALTH moist dog food, I was so proud that this hybrid was the “Chosen Hybrid” over so many others to be featured on a Nation wide dog food company product. Its because they are no well accepted as ” America ‘s Perfect Dog !! Also if you look at the picture which has several flavors 4 Health offers the rest are of PUREBRED dog breeds.