Goldendoodles, as hybrid dogs, will inherit characteristics from both parents but not always equally. We recommend prospective owners read up on the traits of both Golden Retrievers and Poodles before adopting one of these guys. The following information for this breed can be supplemented by visiting our parent breed pages.
Both parent breeds are near the top of the list of most trainable breeds in the world. Your Goldendoodle will also be very trainable. The intent was to preserve the Poodle intelligence and the Retriever's happiness and sweetness. If trained and socialized early, there won't be anywhere your Doodle can't go, in fact, they are often trained as therapy and companion dogs for the disabled. They respond well to reward based training and harsh tones will be counter productive.
This may be one of the ultimate family pets. They are lovable, playful, gentle and devoted. Their happy-go-lucky attitude makes them excellent playmates for kids. Members of this breed tolerate other pets in the household very well and will be friendly to acquaintances and strangers alike. This breed is truly a people loving breed that shouldn't be left alone for more than a reasonable amount of time (while you're at work).
Exercise for both body and mind is a must for this breed. Obedience training is something he/she will excel and and is a great way to bond with your pet. Goldendoodles like toys and will appreciate a game of fetch. Playtime in a fenced yard as well as daily leashed walks are recommended; they will never say no to a trip to the dog park. Long walks, hikes, and even swims are just a few of the most common activities your Dood will participate in.