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16 Pros and Cons of Owning a Goldendoodle Jul 13, 2019 by Natalie Regoli A goldendoodle is not an official breed, but it is a crossing of a standard poodle with a golden retriever. Although the breed status may change in the future, these dogs are not currently recognized as standardized by any major kennel club in the world today. For many pet parents, that doesn’t matter because they love the quirky personality traits, unique body structure, and stunning coats that the “Doodle” tends to have. The first goldendoodle was bred by Monica Dickens, who is the great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens, in 1969, but the cross-breed didn’t grow in popularity until the 1990s in the United States and Australia. Breeders were working on this project as a way to develop guide dogs for people with visual impairments who had severe animal allergies. Because the standard poodle is considered hypoallergenic, the hope was to create a dog with less dander without sacrificing the trainable attitude. There is no guarantee that a goldendoodle will inherit the coat traits of the poodle, including the non-shedding coat. The guiding traits are not a given either. What you will discover in these pros and cons is that this cross-breed can make for an excellent family dog. List of the Pros of Owning a Goldendoodle 1. Most goldendoodles see less shedding than a golden retriever. Although some goldendoodles do not exhibit the hypoallergenic coat that you can find with the standard poodle, most of them do inherit less shedding as a common trait. The amount of actual shedding that you can experience varies from dog-to-dog, but there is typically less with this option compared to full breeds. Pet parents will need to incorporate regular brushing, the occasional bath, and some fur trimming to ensure that they are looking their best at all times.
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