This is Rosie! She is a fun-loving, playful, and kind goldendoodle. She is energetic and loves to play outside. Doodles are highly trainable and very intelligent. They are great families with children, singles and seniors, and houses with yards. Goldendoodles can be highly active so daily exercise is needed. They are great with agility training as well as obedience training (this comes from their poodle genes) and are very sociable with people as well as other dogs!
The Goldendoodle came into existence by breeding a Golden Retriever to a Poodle. This combination is called a crossbreeding. There is some controversy as to where the Goldendoodle originated. Those in England assert that the Goldendoodle originated there however; breeders in the United States swear that the first Goldendoodle was bred in America. This hybrid was created to be a hypoallergenic and active family pet.
Goldendoodles come in a variety of sizes. The Standard Goldendoodle should weigh between 50 and 90 pounds and stand 20 to 29 inches tall at the withers. Mini Goldendoodles tip the scales between 25 and 50 pounds and are from 13 to 21 inches high at the shoulder. Goldendoodles can be predisposed to all of the health issues faced by Golden Retrievers and Poodles because they are a combination of the two breeds. The average Goldendoodle lives between 10 and 13 years.
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