An English “Teddy Bear” GoldenDoodle is a hybrid breed between a Poodle and an English Creme Golden Retriever. The Goldendoodle is an affectionate and gentle dog that has gained popularity since he was first developed in 1990s. They make excellent family dogs and generally get along with everyone.
History Of The English Teddybear Goldendoodle
The Goldendoodle is considered to be one of the newest of the “Doodle,” or Poodle mix, breeds. Breeding began in the 1990s, after both the Cockapoo and the Labradoodle gained footholds.
The theory behind the Goldendoodle’s development was to create a larger Doodle that maintained the desired low-dander, low-shedding coat and that possessed the intelligent and friendly nature of the Golden Retriever.
The fact that the Goldendoodle is still a fairly young cross means that most pups are the result of first-generation breeding. That is, most are Golden Retriever and Poodle mixes; as of yet, breeding rarely occurs between pairs of Goldendoodles.
How Big Do They Get?
Goldendoodle ranges in size from small to large, depending on the variant of Poodle that the Golden Retriever is crossed with. The Goldendoodle was originally bred as a larger alternative to the already popular designer breed known as the Cockapoo.
Goldendoodles can also vary in size because at this stage, they’re rarely the result of multi-generational breedings (in which one Goldendoodle is crossed with another), and there are no breed standards that Goldendoodle breeders are aiming for.
However, the Goldendoodle tends to come in three different sizes: Miniature, Small Standard, and Large Standard.
The Miniature Goldendoodle is the result of a Miniature or Toy Poodle crossed with a Golden Retriever. These dogs tend to range in size from 13 to 20 inches in height and 15 to 35 pounds in weight.
The average height for a Small Standard Goldendoodle is 17 to 20 inches; the weight is 40 to 50 pounds.
The Large Standard Goldendoodle averages 20 to 24 inches in height and weighs 50 to 90 pounds.
What Are The Different Doodle Generations?
F1 English Teddbear Goldendoodle =
An F1 Goldendoodle is considered a first generation Golden Retriever to Poodle cross (50% Poodle / 50% English Golden Retriever)
F1B English Teddybear Goldendoodle =
F1 Goldendoodle X Poodle (75% Poodle / 25% English Golden Retriever) = This is Goldendoodle bred back to Poodle.. Most F1B’s Are Non-Shedders, Most Allergy friendly
F2 English Teddybear Goldendoodle =
F1 Goldendoodle X F1 Goldendoodle (50% Golden /50% Poodle) = With this combination you get the same percentage of Golden and Poodle mix as you would with an F1 Goldendoodle. Some will shed a little to none , others a bit more, but nothing like a Golden. Allergy Friendly.
F3 Multi-Gen English Teddybear Goldendoodle =
F1B Goldendoodle X F1B Goldendoodle (75% Poodle / 25% Golden Retriever) = The Most Curly Ones Usually Do Not Shed Like An F1B , Straighter one will Shed like an F1.
Super English Teddybear Goldendoodle =
F1B Goldendoodle X English Golden Retriever ( 60% English Golden / 40% Poodle) = Some will shed a little to none , others a bit more, but nothing like a Golden, Least Allergy Friendly.
What Is The Difference In A Goldendoodle And Labradoodle?
Many people confuse Goldendoodles and Labradoodles, though the differences are fairly easy to see. A Goldendoodle is created by breeding a Golden Retriever (in our case, English Golden Retrievers) and a Poodle. Labradoodles are created by breeding a Labrador Retriever with a Poodle.
The Goldendoodle will typically have longer and generally less curly hair than the Labradoodle. The shorter hair of a Labradoodle will often cause more shedding, though not in extreme amounts. The Goldendoodle does require more maintenance in managing their coat, but won’t be as difficult with leaving hair and dander around the house.
The demeanor of the Goldendoodle is generally more gentle than that of a Labradoodle. While Labrador Retrievers are gentle dogs, they do exhibit more aggressiveness in normal activity, opting for more hyper activities. Golden Retrievers are very laid back and as a result, Goldendoodles tend to be quieter and less aggressive.