Goldendoodles 101

What are Goldendoodles all about?

Most common Goldendoodle Sizes are

Standard and Mini.

Average Breed Statistics for a Standard Size Goldendoodle


Life Span

10 to 15 years


18 to 24 inches at the shoulder


40 to 60 pounds

Average Breed Statistics for a Mini Size Goldendoodle


Life Span

10 to 15 years


13 to 20 inches at the shoulder


20 to 30 pounds


Breed Characteristics

A mid-sized fluffy dog that is a cheerful companion with just enough energy for an active lifestyle.


Breed Characteristics

How easily a Goldendoodle deals with change

Great for first time dog owners

 Low sensitivity to noise and chaos – very easygoing and tolerant

 Does well with hot and cold weather

  Extremely social – seeks interaction with other pets and humans


Temperament and Personality

All of the different character qualities that make a dog who they are – ones they are born with and ones that are created through love and training.

The following are just a few adjectives that describe the Temperament and Personality of Goldendoodles.


Friendly and socially confident




Noticeably happy and causing happiness by it’s nature


Having or showing a quick-witted intelligence


Able to be relied on



Mild in temperament or behavior; kind or tender



Readily feeling or showing fondness or tenderness


Ridiculous or silly



Coat and Colors

The color and feel that makes them SO cute.


Every Goldendoodles’ coat is a little different and there is no guarantee that it will be 100% hypoallergenic or non-shedding.  Since most do not shed at all or very little, it is necessary to brush them regularly to remove dead or dying hair and to prevent matting.

Goldendoodles are a cross between Golden Retrievers and Poodles, their coat may be flat, wavy, or curly.  If left unclipped, the Goldendoodles coat can grow up to 8″ in length.

 Although Goldendoodles come in several colors, we at Arizona Goldendoodles, concentrate on WHITE, CREAM, APRICOT, RED and DARK RED.






Dark Red



The overall condition of the dog breed.


By nature, a first generation hybrid cross offspring(f1) will grow healthier and live longer than either parent line.  However, that offspring can be prone to any genetic diseases shared by both the Golden Retriever and the Standard Poodle – this is called hybrid vigor.

At Arizona Goldendoodles we test for all of the health concerns that might be passed down from the parents prior to breeding and throughout the breeding process.  If a concern arises on any test, we retire the dog in question to a great forever home.