The Goldendoodle is a cross between the Golden Retriever and the poodle. It is originally bred to be a less allergenic service dog. The Goldendoodles make great family pets because it is proven to be an excellent family dog. They are very gentle and affectionate type of dog and are usually highly social and they get along well with everyone. They do not do well in kind of watchdog or guarding dog role and they should not be used in that capacity. They can thrive in both country and city settings. Their characteristics depend heavily on its parent breed. Their coats can be curly or wavy like a Poodle or straight and silky like the golden retriever. The goldendoodles that have more qualities of the Golden Retriever dog are a low-maintenance grooming breed but the one with more qualities of the Poodle dog are a high maintenance grooming breed.
The Goldendoodles should not live in a kennel or outside because they love to live with people. They can be trained very easily and they are a good choice for the timid or first-time owners. They do not have aggressive traits but proper socialization is required to avoid fearfulness and shyness. They also need daily contact with the owners or else they will suffer from anxiety due to separation if they are left alone for too long. The best way to avoid their destructive behavior is to crate them and provide them with treats and toys in order to keep them busy throughout the day. Another way to keep them happy is by keeping the radio on when you are out somewhere. They are happy in the company of children and like playing with them. They also mix very well with the guests if the guests are friendly.
The positive personality traits of the Goldendoodle are numerous. It endears itself to everyone it meets with its intelligent, friendly and accepting nature. They are patient type of dog and they make a wonderful family pet, especially since it actively enjoys the company of human. They are very loyal and with right and proper type of training they can be highly obedient. They are very playful type but can be very mischievous if the mood hits.
Their temperaments are affected by various factors, including training, socialization and heredity. The puppies that have nice temperaments are playful and curious that are willing to approach people and are willing to be held by them. They feel happy with the people who love socializing with them.
The activity levels of the Goldendoodles are moderate. The larger ones are more active than the smaller one. They require active playtime or a good walk each day and they are also athletic and they participate in the dog sports such as flyball, agility, rally and obedience. They are also proven to be an excellent therapy dog. This dog is a must for the people who love keeping a family pet.