Did you know that golden doodles are not a purebred breed of dogs? While golden doodles are recognized as an individual breed, they are created by breeding golden retrievers and poodles. Golden doodles were first bred in the later part of the nineties, and ever since, they have continued to be one of the most cherished, prized, and desired dog breeds.
The very first golden doodle came to be in 1969. The golden doodle results from crossing a golden retriever with a poodle. There are five different types of poodles, including the Klein poodle, miniature poodle, standard poodle, teacup poodle, and toy poodle. Since there are five different types of poodles, there are five different variations of golden doodles that breeders can intentionally create.
From mini Goldendoodles and teacup golden doodles to the other three variations in between, golden doodles are some of the absolute cutest dogs around. Golden doodle characteristics make them one of the sweetest, softest, and most loving dog breeds you will ever encounter. Many golden doodles live to be around ten years old, with the oldest age of geriatric golden doodles being about fifteen years old.
There is not much of a difference between the average weight of male golden doodles and the average weight of female golden doodles. Golden doodles can weigh anywhere between forty-five pounds and one hundred pounds when fully grown. Male golden doodles are slightly taller than females, with a height of twenty-four to twenty-six inches tall. Female golden doodles on the other hand reach a height of around twenty-two or twenty-three inches, give or take a few centimeters.
Speaking of female golden doodles, they often give birth to litters of about five puppies at a time, but litter sizes range anywhere between three golden doodle puppies and eight puppies. As briefly mentioned, golden doodles can live up to fifteen years old. The fur of golden doodles is more of a wave than the tight curls that purebred poodles have. Golden retrievers have slick and straight fur, so the combination of golden retriever coats and the curly Q nature of poodle fur combine to create a slight wave.