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Poodle crossed with a Golden Retriever

Goldendoodle Breed

A Goldendoodle or mini Goldendoodle (miniature Goldendoodle) is a mix of a Poodle (or mini Poodle) with a Golden Retriever. Golden Doodles are friendly companions that get along with everyone. Because of their temperament, they usually get along very well with children and other family pets. They are friendly, outgoing, intelligent, and can be highly obedient with proper training. Mini Golden Doodles are one of our most popular breeds.

Apricot Standard Goldendoodle

Goldendoodle Puppies ( Golden Doodle )

At Crockett Doodles, we specialize in F1b Goldendoodle puppies — a first-generation Goldendoodle that is bred back to a Poodle. Breeding a first generation Goldendoodle back to a a standard Poodle or miniature or toy Poodle (mini golden doodle) ensures a higher probability of a non-shedding coat, which is especially good for families with allergies. To read more about the f-factor, check out our article: Why an F1b Doodle?

Adopting a Goldendoodle

If you’re considering bringing a Goldendoodle into your family, it’s important to understand their personality and traits. Golden Doodles are a hybrid breed, created by crossing a Golden Retriever with a Poodle. They have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their friendly nature, intelligence and hypoallergenic coat.

Here are some key traits and characteristics that you can expect from a Goldendoodle.

Friendly and Affectionate

One of the most well-known traits of Goldendoodles is their friendly and affectionate nature. They are known for being great family dogs, getting along well with children, other pets, and even strangers. Their sweet and loving personalities make them fantastic therapy dogs and they thrive on human interaction and attention.

Easy to Train

With their high intelligence and eagerness to please, Goldendoodles are typically easy to train. They respond well to positive reinforcement techniques, such as praise, treats, and playtime. This makes them a great choice for first-time dog owners or families with children who want to be involved in training.

Highly Active

Goldendoodles have a moderate to high activity level and require regular exercise to keep them healthy and happy. They are a combination of two energetic breeds, so be prepared for daily walks and playtime. They also love swimming, playing fetch, or any other activities that involve being outdoors.

Low-Shedding Coat

One of the main reasons why Goldendoodles have gained popularity is their hypoallergenic coat. Thanks to their Poodle genetics, they have a low-shedding coat that produces less dander, making them a great choice for people with allergies. However, it’s important to note that every dog is different and some Goldendoodles may still trigger allergies in some individuals.

Companion Dogs

Goldendoodles are often referred to as companion dogs because of their loyal and loving nature. They thrive on being part of a family and don’t do well when left alone for long periods. If you have a busy schedule, it’s important to make sure your Goldendoodle has plenty of toys, puzzles or a furry companion to keep them entertained.


Goldendoodles are an excellent choice for families or individuals looking for a friendly, intelligent and affectionate dog. They do well in most living situations as long as they receive plenty of love, attention, and exercise. Before bringing a Goldendoodle into your home, make sure to research and understand their needs to ensure you can provide them with the best possible care. So if you’re considering adding a furry friend to your life, a Goldendoodle may be the perfect fit for you. Happy dog parenting! #GoldendoodlesAreAwesome.

Crockett Doodles wants to ensure that families are paired up with a Doodle puppy that is a good fit for them. If you need help distinguishing the characteristics between a Goldendoodle and a Labradoodle, see Goldendoodle vs. Labradoodle.


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Common Questions About Goldendoodles

What is a Goldendoodle?

A Goldendoodle (or Golden Doodle) is a mix between a Poodle (or mini Poodle) and a Golden Retriever.

Do Goldendoodles Bark a Lot?

Goldendoodles, a popular hybrid of Golden Retrievers and Poodles, are known for their friendly, intelligent, and affectionate nature. These traits make them excellent companions for families, individuals, and even as therapy dogs. But a common question among potential and current owners is whether Goldendoodles need another dog for company. Let’s delve into this topic to provide clarity.

Social Nature of Goldendoodles

Goldendoodles are inherently social creatures. They inherit their sociable and loving demeanor from their Golden Retriever and Poodle parents, both of which are breeds known for their friendly personalities. This social inclination means that Goldendoodles generally enjoy the company of people and other animals, including other dogs.

Benefits of Having Another Dog

  • Companionship: Just like humans, dogs can experience loneliness. Having another dog can provide constant companionship, especially for Goldendoodles, who thrive on interaction and are prone to separation anxiety if left alone for extended periods.
  • Play and Exercise: Dogs often engage in play with each other, providing mental stimulation and physical exercise that is crucial for their health. This can be particularly beneficial for Goldendoodles, as they are energetic and need regular exercise to maintain their health and happiness.
  • Socialization: Interaction with another dog can help in socializing a Goldendoodle, teaching them important canine social cues and preventing behavioral issues related to fear or aggression.

Considerations Before Getting Another Dog

  • Individual Personality: While many Goldendoodles may appreciate a canine companion, it’s important to consider the individual personality of your dog. Some dogs may prefer human company over that of other dogs, or might be more territorial and less willing to share their space.
  • Age and Energy Levels: The age and energy level of your current dog should be considered. Puppies or high-energy dogs might benefit from a companion to play with, while older dogs might prefer a quiet environment.
  • Financial and Time Commitment: Owning more than one dog doubles the responsibility, time, and financial commitment. Consider whether you have the resources and time to devote to the care, training, and attention of an additional pet.
  • Introduction and Compatibility: If you decide to get another dog, ensure that the introduction is done carefully to foster a good relationship between the pets. Compatibility in terms of temperament, energy levels, and size can be crucial for a harmonious household.


While Goldendoodles are sociable and often enjoy the company of another dog, it’s not a necessity for them to lead a happy life. The decision to add another dog to your family should be based on careful consideration of your current dog’s personality, your ability to meet the needs of another pet, and the dynamics of your household. Ultimately, whether a Goldendoodle needs another dog varies and should be tailored to the specific circumstances and needs of each individual dog and their owners.

Do Goldendoodles shed?

Overall, Goldendoodles are a great breed choice for those who suffer from pet allergies or who want to avoid the added mess of dog hair in their home, as they tend to be low-shedding and hypoallergenic. For those who deal with allergies, we encourage you to consider adopting a curly-coated pup. Typically, the curlier the coat, the less shedding that pup will experience as an adult. However, it’s still important to brush them regularly to reduce any shedding and keep their coat looking healthy and beautiful. With a little extra care, you can enjoy the many benefits of owning a Goldendoodle without worrying about shedding.

How big do Goldendoodles get?

Generally, Standard Goldendoodles tend to be over 55 pounds when grown while Medium Goldendoodles tend to grow in the 41-55 pound range. Since each pup is a beautiful and unique blend of their genetics, these ranges are simply estimates and not guarantees.

How big do Mini Goldendoodles get?

Generally, a Toy/Petite Goldendoodle will grow somewhere in the 5-24 pound range while a Traditional Mini Goldendoodle will grow to be in the 25-40 pound range. Since each pup is a beautiful and unique blend of their genetics, these ranges are simply estimates and not guarantees.

Are Goldendoodles Hypoallergenic?

See our answer above about, “Do Goldendoodles shed?”

Are Goldendoodles Good with Children?

Goldendoodles have a loyal and affectionate nature which makes them excellent family dogs. Puppies are always playful, but once trained they tend to be patient and gentle with children. They love to be with their people and find joy in running errands, hiking, playing and sharing life with them. Goldendoodles are the all-around perfect family dog.

Can Goldendoodles Be Left Alone?

Goldendoodles, the affectionate and intelligent crossbreed between Golden Retrievers and Poodles, are renowned for their loving nature and strong bond with their owners. This close relationship often raises questions for potential and existing owners about the breed’s ability to be left alone. Understanding a Goldendoodle’s temperament, needs, and how they cope with solitude is crucial for ensuring their well-being.

Understanding A Goldendoodle’s Temperament

Goldendoodles are known for their friendly, gentle, and social nature. They typically form strong attachments to their families and can be quite sensitive to their environment and routine. This breed inherits the sociable traits of the Golden Retriever and the intelligence and loyalty of the Poodle, making them excellent companions but also prone to separation anxiety if not properly conditioned to spend time alone.

Separation Anxiety in Goldendoodles

Separation anxiety is common in many dog breeds, particularly those as sociable and people-oriented as Goldendoodles. Signs of separation anxiety include destructive behavior, excessive barking or howling, and restlessness or depression when left alone. It’s important for owners to recognize these signs early and take steps to alleviate their pet’s distress.

Training Goldendoodles to Be Alone

  • Gradual Conditioning: Start by leaving your Goldendoodle alone for short periods and gradually increase the duration as they become more comfortable. This helps them understand that you will return and that being alone is not a negative experience.
  • Create a Safe Space: Providing a comfortable, safe space like a crate or a specific room can offer security to your dog. Familiar items like toys, blankets, or pieces of clothing with your scent can also be comforting.
  • Mental and Physical Stimulation: Ensuring your Goldendoodle has plenty of physical exercise and mental stimulation before you leave can help them relax and rest while you’re away. Puzzle toys or treat-dispensing toys can keep them occupied.
  • Practice Departure Cues: Dogs often become anxious even before you leave, recognizing signs such as picking up keys or putting on shoes. Desensitizing your dog to these cues can reduce pre-departure anxiety.
  • Consider a Dog Sitter or Doggy Daycare: If you need to leave your Goldendoodle alone for extended periods regularly, consider options like a trusted dog sitter or a reputable doggy daycare to keep them company.

Factors to Consider

  • Age of the Dog: Puppies and younger dogs generally have more energy and may struggle more with being alone compared to older, more settled dogs.
  • Individual Personality: Each Goldendoodle has a unique personality. Some may be more independent, while others may struggle more with separation.


While Goldendoodles can be trained to be left alone, it’s important to do so responsibly and with consideration of their needs and temperament. They thrive on companionship and interaction, so ensuring they are comfortable and secure when alone is key to their well-being. With proper training, socialization, and care, Goldendoodles can learn to enjoy their own company in a safe and calm environment.

What are Goldendoodles known for?

Goldendoodles are known for their affectionate, loyal and social natures. Their intelligence and intuitive temperaments make them good candidates for therapy and emotional support dogs and this may be one of the most popular breeds for companion roles. Goldendoodles are friendly and get along with everyone – including other family pets. Their intelligence makes them easy to train as well.

Do Goldendoodles Need Training?

We highly recommend Goldendoodle owners incorporate formal training early in their pup’s life to establish good home and social habits. Goldendoodles are highly intelligent and loyal and are therefore easy to train.

What Colors are Goldendoodles?

English Cream, Caramel, Apricot, Red, Black, Tan

What are the Advantages of the Goldendoodle Breed?
  • They are healthier due to Goldendoodle hybrid vigor.
  • They have hypoallergenic coats (particularly curly-coated F1b pups).
  • Goldendoodles are well-known for their friendly temperaments.
  • Goldendoodles are typically great with children.
  • Goldendoodles are highly intelligent.


Goldendoodle Discounts

$100 puppy discount for military, veterans, firefighters, EMTs, police officers, pastors, teachers, and home school parents

$100 puppy discount for anyone who was referred by a Crockett Doodles Forever Home who adopted a puppy from us

All discounts must be requested and processed BEFORE the Puppy Adoption is completed on Adoption Day.

Advantages of a Golden Doodle or Mini Goldendoodle

(These advantages are typically the case, but cannot be guaranteed to be true of each individual Doodle puppy.)

  1. Healthier due to hybrid genes
  2. One of the few large dogs that does not shed
  3. Playful personalities
  4. Goldendoodles are very friendly
  5. Goldendoodles are usually great with children
  6. Goldendoodles are highly intelligent
Red Mini Goldendoodle from Crockett Doodles

Red mini Goldendoodle from Crockett Doodles

Goldendoodle Pricing

Price Range: $1200-$3200

  • Pricing is based on breed, coat, color and size.
  • We reserve the right to adjust the pricing of individual puppies for any reason.

6% sales tax applies to all puppies picked up from Crockett Doodles in South Carolina.

Pups delivered outside South Carolina do not incur a sales tax.


Goldendoodle Sizes

Toy/Petite, Traditional Mini, Medium, Standard
Pups shown above are Goldendoodles (8 weeks old) – Sizes listed are full-grown estimates.

Goldendoodle Colors

Goldendoodle and mini Goldendoodle puppy colors include English cream, caramel, apricot, red, black, and tan. Depending on the parents, doodle puppies can have special markings, tri-color markings or merle colors.

Goldendoodle and Mini Goldendoodle Coat Types

Our most popular Goldendoodle coat types include curly, wavy, and straight. F1 Golden Doodles typically have straight to wavy coats, whereas F1b Goldendoodles end up on the curlier side of the spectrum.

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