What is a Goldendoodle?

A Goldendoodle is a Golden Retriever and Poodle cross.  Since smaller poodle crosses had been successful filling the niche for small, allergy friendly family pets, Golden Retriever breeders decided to try a breeding with a standard poodle for a larger family pet.  The quick rise in popularity of Goldendoodles is due to the dogs themselves.  The introduction of the 'Goldendoodle was in the 1990’s soon after the introduction of the Labradoodle.


The Goldendoodle's ancestry line includes hunters and water dogs on both sides of their parentage. Their physical appearance can be anywhere from a shaggy-looking retriever to a curl-relaxed poodle, The color of the coat can be cream, gold, apricot, chocolate, gray, black, parti or phantom. Most Goldendoodles have a Standard Poodle as a parent, and are standard sized.  Like many poodle crosses, most Goldendoodles are light to non-shedding, and most live easily with families with MILD allergies. –

What Does F1 & F1B mean?

The first generation (F1) standard size Goldendoodle was the first to be bred: a standard Poodle crossed with a Golden Retriever.  Most first generation Goldendoodles either don't shed or shed lightly, and are compatible for most families with mild allergies. The backcross (F1b) Goldendoodle is when a F1 Goldendoodle is crossed with a Poodle. These dogs will have a higher success rate for non-shedding, and are recommended for families with moderate to severe allergies.

How Big will my Goldendoodle be?

The size of the Goldendoodle depends on its parentage.  A general rule of thumb is to add both the parents weights together and divide by 2 to get an average adult weight on the puppies.   A Standard Goldendoodle is predicted to be 45 lbs or more at adulthood..


Goldendoodles are intelligent and obedient family companions. They are devoted to  their family and are everyone’s friend being friendly towards  children, other dogs and pets, and easy with strangers.  They are social dogs who happiest when with people.  Goldendoodles are most likely to get into mischief and develop behavior problems if they spend most of their lives alone. Their intelligence, eagerness to please, and love of learning make them very easy to train.   They are medium-to large sized family dogs with easy dispositions. Goldendoodles require a moderate amount of exercise and their coats are generally low maintenance. They can live in the city or on a farm.

Health Concerns

As a Retriever and Poodle cross they grow healthier and live longer than either parent line. The only genetic diseases they can be prone to would be those shared by both the Golden Retriever and the  Standard Poodle. Toneytails Puppy Parents are health tested clear.