"What is a Golden Doodle?"
A Golden Doodle is a hybrid of a Golden Retriever and a Standard Poodle. This cross provides the best benefits of both breeds. Doodles provide a drastic
difference in shedding, and sometimes almost no shedding. So families with allergy issues often can tolerate Doodles. Not to mention that Doodles can have very
wavy to just slightly wavy hair that can be of the texture of a golden or of the soft silky hair of the poodle or anything in between! Their intelligence is above and
beyond average as well. This is probably because of the high intelligence of the Golden Retriever and even higher more complex intelligence of the Poodle
combined with the faster maturing traits of the Golden Retriever. There is a benefit of Hybrid Vigor in that genetic defects that are common to specific breeds can
not be replicated in a cross of two breeds. This provides a healthier puppy that will be free of some of the inherited defects that can come with specific single
breeds. Its been known that they can be healthier and live longer than either of the breeds individually because of this benefit. But you don't have to take our word
for it, do a search, you can see for yourself. Personality wise, if you've ever known a golden doodle then hands down you know what amazing dogs they are! If you
don't know one, you definitely should!
Doodle Differences
"What are the differences in the coats or fur"
Golden Doodles can have a combination coat of both fur and hair.

Golden Retrievers have fur which grows only to a certain length and then falls out or "sheds". There is an over coat and undercoat to shed water and to insulate. The Golden
Retriever fur coat has the dander, which for some people triggers allergies. The coat changes for a thicker and warmer winter coat and a thinner and lighter summer coat. These
times of year the shedding increases, more so in the spring than in fall. The coat does shed a little all year though. It has been noticed that lighter colored Golden Retrievers, like
the English Cremes, tend to shed a little more. This may be true, or it may just be because the white fur is noticed more.

Poodles don't have fur, rather they have hair which grows and needs to be trimmed. The coat is softer cotton type of coat. So when this coat is brushed its very fluffy and full.
Because of it's fine consistency it can get mats.  Poodles do not have dander so that is why they are considered Hypoallergenic. While some hair may fall out or comb out, like
ours does, they are not considered to shed. Some poodles have tighter curls and some have looser curls. Both of our Poodles have the looser type of curl. When a poodle is cut
short, their coat feels like velvet. When it is left long, sometimes they can even look like doodles.

Golden Doodles vary in their coat consistency and it depends on how much of a percentage there is of golden retriever or poodle. Generally choosing a puppy that has more
wave in coat will result in a Doodle that has less shedding. Golden Doodles also take quite a while for their coats to fully mature. The process can make their coats seem quite
different at various ages. Golden Retrievers take at least 3 -4 years for their full coat to blossom. Poodles do not take that long at all. A Golden Doodle may look much like a
Golden Retriever puppy as a young puppy and then the coat may become wild crazy and wispy. It may also appear quite uneven, especially around 5 -6months old. It takes
patience but it will fill in, but probably not until well over a year old.

Grooming: Trimming it may help it to look more 'full'. Unlike a Golden Retriever, but like a Poodle, the beard and furry tusks may grow in the chin area  quite quickly. This is easy
to trim and makes for a better look.  The fur may look wispy around they eyes and may flip forward. A little trim there may make it look much more full and give it that adorable
Doodle look, however be careful not to trim that too short. A full body trim to get rid of the wispy look can be done around 6-9 months. Depending on the look you like, a full groom
trim can be done once to twice a year. Checking for mats around the ears, toes, collar, armpits, and hind quarters should be done monthly. Trimming the fur on/between the pads
of the feet should be done every 3 -4 months, especially important to have it trimmed for winter to avoid ice collection there and for better gripping. Bathing can be done as often
as needed, especially in mud season! Just watch for dry skin. You can use a dog shampoo or Pantene and the conditioner is great too. The biggest thing is to make sure the coat
is rinsed well and fully dry before putting collars back on. Also use caution that the ears are dry and the inner ear hair is removed to avoid retaining moisture and forming yeast
infections or ear infections.


F1 Golden Doodle (50%/50%)
The "regular" type and original type of Golden Doodle is  a
50%/50% cross from a breeding of a  
Golden Retriever x  
Standard Poodle
.  This is the "First Generation Golden
Doodle". There can be some variation in the outcome of
their puppies such as in coat type, shedding, and framing,
but once a good breeding pair is established their offspring
can be quite predictable. A detailed breeder will be able to
give you a good estimate, but there are variations.  
Personality wise they are pretty consistent.
In case you were wondering about F2 Doodles These are Doodle x Doodle Crosses. Right now we do not offer these crosses. They are basically still like
having a 50%x 50% cross. So knowing this, when we are breeding our Golden Doodle we prefer to breed to create F1b doodles so that we can create
Doodles with either more Poodle or more Golden Retriever traits. In the future we may do this, but at this time we do not.
                                                            "What is a Sugar Doodle?"
"SugarDoodle" is the term we use for when we create Golden Doodle puppies that have the English Creme Golden Retriever Lines in them. This creates a beautiful Doodle who is
much lighter in color than the average Doodle and has more of the English Creme Golden Retriever features with the decreased shedding of the Poodles. The English Creme
lines of the Golden Retrievers do appear to shed a little more even than American lines of Golden Retrievers so there may still  be some shedding in a Sugar Doodle puppy that
has these lines, however it will be minimal.  English Creme lines of the Golden Retriever are still purebred but they are a more exquisite variation within the breed where they tend
to lean more towards the slightly shorter, stockier framing scale and the coat is much lighter, sometimes almost white.  The coat also tends to be softer and silkier. These lines
tend to be even more mellow. They are truly show stoppers. So using them to create a Golden Doodle is like getting a puppy that is just as white and sweet as sugar. Hence the
name "Sugar Doodles". They have been stunning!
"Are Golden Doodles a Mix or a Mutt?"
Well I guess that depends, as with many things, on who you are talking to. If you are talking to someone who only breeds one specific breed of dog and believes that only that
breed is superior and no other breed should exist, you may get some interesting responses.  I don't believe that only one breed is "the best". I think there are breeds that are
best for different situations and different people. I love Golden Retrievers, but if you want them to herd cattle or sheep, they aren't the dog to do that.  Golden Retrievers and
Standard Poodles in many ways have similar traits. Poodles don't shed as much and think on an even higher level making training them a dream come true. Golden Retrievers
are loving and affectionately loyal and mature rather quickly, making getting through puppy hood relatively painless. Golden Doodles are the best of both worlds.  They are not
considered a mix or even a mutt but rather a "
Cross" or a "Hybrid" this is because the parentage of a golden doodle is known, unlike that of the mixes or mutts. The expected
outcome has some variations but is predictable within that range.  Also a good breeder only breeds healthy and sound dogs that have had the appropriate veterinary testing to
clear them as healthy for breeding. These are planned breedings of two purebred breeds in order to create a hybrid that compliments the best of both of those breeds. The
Golden Doodle personality is quite consistent and predictable and that is why Golden Doodles have become so unbelievably popular!
"What one is better?"
That is purely a matter of preference. They all will have that wonderful Golden Doodle personality. There isn't going to be a difference depending on what type F1 or
F1b, in my opinion.  This is where we can work with you to find out what it is that you are looking for in both appearance and personality. We would never breed any of
our dogs if they had any allergies, health issues, or temperament issues. Every litter may have some variances  amongst each litter mate. However, every litter has the
more reserved or the more bold personality pup too and we spend hours and hours with these puppies, really get to know them. We can help pair you up with just the
right puppy, all you have to do is let us know what you're looking for.
Kiwi      Karma          Emma


(Kiwi is not normally that dark- it must have been
the angle of the lighting)
Golden Retriever, Golden Doodle, and Standard Poodle
Poodle Emma and Doodle Karma
Brandi-7 month
old Sugar Doodle
Our Poodle Emma- with her longer
coat-looks almost like a Doodle!
Karma our Golden Doodle
Our Poodle Emma- with her longer
coat-looks almost like a Doodle!

Doodle Comparison Chart:
www.thosegoldens.com
Wisconsin Breeder of Golden Retriever and Golden Doodle Puppies For Sale
"Please always work with a Responsible Breeder!"
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So you want a puppy...
"What are the different types ?"
By selective breeding, certain qualities and traits can really be
promoted in the golden doodles.


F1b Godlen Doodle
(25%/75%  or  75%/25%)
The backcross type of Golden Doodle
is a 75%/25% cross from a breeding of a Golden
Doodle with one of the purebreds. There are two
ways this can occur with either a cross of a
Golden
Doodle x Golden Retriever
for more Golden
Retriever traits or a cross of a
Golden Doodle x
Standard Poodle
for more Poodle traits. This
produces a puppy that has much more predictable
qualities.
Original Golden Doodle
Creates:  F1b Golden Doodles
Cross %:   50% Poodle/50% Golden Retriever
Coat Type: Varies, generally moderately evenor
loose type wave
Shedding: Varies, will shed some, but far
lessthan golden retrievers do. Approx. up to
10% of what Golden Retrievers shed
Allergies: Varies depending on coat, will
have some dander but will be much less
than Golden Retrievers. Good for families
with mild to moderate allergies to dander.
Framing: Varies, however English Creme
lines of Golden Retrievers tend tobe more
dominant. More likely to have Golden Retriever
frame.
Grooming: Varies, depends on coat type.
Probably not much grooming, maybe 1-2
times a year. May need to trim facial areas
or a a few wispy areas.
Perfect For: Families with mild allergies or
those looking for the most Golden Retriever
looks  in with the benefit of decreased
shedding of a Golden Doodle. Even easier to
train than Golden Retrievers, yes it is true!
Karma F1 Golden Doodle
Jax F1 Light
Golden Doodle
Jax F1
Light Golden Doodle
Ariyanna F1 Sugar Doodle
Ariyanna F1 Sugar Doodle
F1b Sugar Doodle
(more Retriever)
8 wks
F1b Golden Doodle
(more Poodle)
8 wks
Karma our
Golden Doodle
Golden Doodle x Golden Retriever
F1b-More Golden Retriever
Creates:  F1b Golden Doodles
Cross %:   25% Poodle/75% Golden Retriever
Coat Type: Varies, but leans towards less
curl most likely, more fur type coat.
Shedding: Varies, will shed some, but far less
than golden retrievers do. Approximately
up to 1/4 of what Golden Retrievers shed.
Allergies: Varies depending on coat, will
have some dander but will be less
than Golden Retrievers. Good for families
with only lightly mild allergies to dander.
Framing: Varies, however English Creme
lines of Golden Retrievers tend to
be more dominant. More likely to have
the stockier Golden Retriever frame.
Grooming: Varies, depends on coat type.
Probably not much grooming, may need
to trim facial hair or a few wispy areas.
Perfect For: Families with mild allergies or
those looking for the most Golden Retriever
looks  with the benefit of decreased shedding of
a Golden Doodle. Even easier to train than
Golden Retrievers, yes it is true
!
2 Pictures to the left:
This is "Molly" with her awesome friend
Sarah. Molly is a working Goldendoodle who
is a active service dog for this beautiful girl
named "Sarah" (pictured). They are at
Children's Hospital this past March 2014
doing what she does best with her girl!

Molly is from a previous litter from our Karma
and Cage  AND she is an upcoming hopeful
for puppies when she is old enough.
Golden Doodle x Standard Poodle
F1b-More Poodle
Creates:  F1b Golden Doodles
Cross %:   75% Poodle/25% Golden Retriever
Coat Type: Varies, but leans towards more
wave, more hair (less fur) type coat.
Shedding: Very little to almost none. Least
Shedding of all GoldenDoodles. Very
possible to hardly shed at all.
Allergies: Varies depending on coat, may
have very minimal dander to no
dander. Best for those with dander
allergies to dogs. Good for families with
moderate or strong allergies to dander.
Framing: Varies.  Will be the avg size of a     
golden retriever and under the coat
possibly slightly more slender.
Grooming: Varies, depends on coat type.
Probably need to be groomed 2 or 3
times a year depending on preferences.
Perfect For: Families with dander allergies of
moderate/strong or those looking for the most
non-shedding Golden Doodle, or for the most
wavy type of coat. Even easier to train than
Golden Retrievers, yes it is true!