The Goldendoodle is a crossbreed of the Standard Poodle and the Golden Retriever.
The first Goldendoodle was bred in 1969 when Monica Dickens decided to create this breed with the great qualities of the Poodle and Golden Retriever.
The Golden Retriever breed is an intelligent, loyal, sweet, and generally gentle dog. While the Poodle breed is fun-loving, energetic, and intelligent, and the best quality is that it is a non-shedding breed.
The Goldendoodle breed became popular in the 1990s, and today, it has become a favorite pet for many households.
The Goldendoodle comes in different colors, with the two primaries being black and sandy. The black Goldendoodle is the most beautiful of the two.
Here are five things you don’t know about Goldendoodle.
1. It has three different coat types
Goldendoodle breed comes in 3 types of coats. There are:
- Straight coat, which looks more like the Golden Retriever.
- A curly coat, which means they mainly inherited the genes of the Poodle side.
- Wavy coat, which combines the quality of both the straight Golden Retriever and the curly Poodle.
You can not be certain about the coat type they will get because you don’t know how much of each side of the parents’ genes the individual pups will get.
The Poodles and the Golden Retrievers have good dispositions by nature; your dog’s personality as it develops into adulthood is still being determined.
The type of lineage or parent of the dog will determine the kind of temperament he will have.
It also determines how your pup is raised or trained. If you train him to be obedient and socialized, you will have a happier, more well-adjusted, and fun dog.
The temperament of black Goldendoodles when they get to the adult stage can not be determined by the breeders, but they tell you what temperament of the parents’ dog; this will make you conclude if they are a good, friendly and well-behaved dog.
3. The black is from the Poodle breed
The black Goldendoodle comes from the pup’s Poodle parent, female or male. Goldendoodle puppies with multiple colors come from black Goldendoodles.
They are responsible for dogs that exhibit black, silver, grey, or chocolate colors to the Goldendoodle. The parent genes usually determine the color.
If the Poodle’s breed gene pool is intense and dominant, it will produce more Poodle-side colors.
A litter may produce more sandy, red, and cream-colored pups if the Golden Retriever gene pool is the dominant gene pool.
4. Most times, the Black Goldendoodles are usually mistaken for Poodles
The black Goldendoodle has dark black fur that makes them look like a Poodle.
This is always true if the coat is wavy to curly. If the dog has inherited more of the Retriever’s straight fur, people might think it belongs to a different breed and does not look like a Poodle.
5. May not shed, or may shed a little
Poodles are known to be non-shedders or hypoallergenic dogs. This is a big reason they are often bred with other breeds, like the Labs.
This is the quality many breeders want when they combine breeds with the Poodle; however, just because there is Poodle blood in the mix, it does not mean there is a guarantee that the offspring will not shed at all.
Again, this depends on the gene pool and how dominant each side of the genes is, whether the pups inherit more of the Poodle’s side or the Retriever’s.
At the very least, a puppy may grow into a dog that sheds a little, which is still a big difference from the full-breed Golden Retriever, known to be big shedders.
Are black Goldendoodles rare?
No, they are not. It is certain that a black Goldendoodle will be bred if the black poodle parent is crossed breed with a black Goldendoodle.
How big will my pup get?
Generally, the adult size of a Goldendoodle at 20 to 30 inches will weigh 50 to 100 pounds. This is a wide range, and where your pup falls depends on genetics as well as the sex of your dog.
If the grandparent or parents are big in size, you should expect your dog to also take this form, but if otherwise, you should expect your dog to have a small size.
Will my black Goldendoodles shed?
Yes, most Doodle breeds shed either not at all or less than a double-coated pup. They shed more compare to Baby Husky and Great Dane Pitbull Mix. But no one can guarantee or predict a specific coat type of your dog, especially if it’s a mixed breed.
If you are searching for a dog that sheds, then a black Goldendoodle is the best fit. If there are any health challenges, you need to take some time with other doodles.
To know if they cause any allergic response, it is good to spend some time with a similar dog breed.
How long do black Goldendoodles live?
A black Goldendoodle can live between ten to fifteen years. However, the lifespan of any dog depends on so many factors. Take care of your pup, and he will live longer