Breed characteristics & Temperament
The English Goldendoodle is a cross between the beautiful European style Golden Retriever and a Poodle. The Golden Retriever is well known for their mellow, happy go lucky personality and their intelligence. The Poodle is known as a very intelligent dog with a very loving personality. At Doodle Creek we select the best possible temperaments in both breeds to create a wonderful combination of the two breeds. We are committed to producing healthy English Goldendoodles with loving, happy, playful, fun personalities.
The English Goldendoodles tend to be very alert, eager to please and intelligent. They have a goofy, playful personality and they thrive on being with people. Their love for people has won them over as one of the most popular breeds on the planet!
When careful breeding practices are implemented, the English Goldendoodle makes the perfect companion. They are typically a mild mannered dog with a moderate energy level. Their exercise requirements are not excessive so two 30-45 minute walks a day works well.
The tend to be inquisitive dogs and love to explore making them great dogs for hiking, camping or going on family outings. If they are introduced to water at a young age, most will acquire a love for the water. Both the Poodle and the Golden Retriever originated at water retrieving dogs and it’s no surprise that these guys love the water too!
The English Goldendoodle’s personality lends itself to them being the best family companions anyone could wish for. They are very adaptable and will adjust to most any new environment. They do well in either urban or rural settings.
The English Goldendoodle to me is the most stunning dog ever known to man! They are known to look like Teddy Bears with a beautiful round face and sturdy structured body. Our English Golden Retrievers are much stockier than the American Golden Retrievers. They have a much prettier face and sweet, kind eyes. Their ears are well placed as well which gives the English Goldendoodles a rounder look in their face. This is a large part of why we have chosen to go with the English Golden Retrievers in our breeding program.
Every breeder creates their own look and we focus on bringing you the prettiest English Goldendoodles possible. Every puppy has a unique and different look but in general, they have that round face, stocky body and beautiful stance with the tail set similar to that of an English Golden Retriever. They typically have a fluffy, to wavy coat that is low to non shedding.
We have been breeding English Goldendoodles for many years now and we know the combinations of parents that work well to produce stunning puppies. Breeding is an art and creating that great look without compromising on temperament and health is key to bringing you a beautiful puppy with a great personality. Finding a breeder who produces the look you are wanting in your Doodle is critical. This is another example of why it’s so important to do your research when selecting a breeder.
We breed a variety of different Doodle sizes. The estimated size of your Doodle is determined by the size of both parents.
Standard Doodles (50-75 pounds and 21-23 inches tall) - This is the result of breeding a full sized Standard Poodle with an English Golden Retriever or an English Goldendoodle. Our Standard English Goldendoodles come in either the F1 or F1b generation.
Medium Doodles (35-50 pounds and 18-21 inches tall) - We have Moyen (Medium) Poodles here that we breed to full sized Doodles or Retrievers. This results in a nice medium sized companion. They come in either F1, F1b or Multigen generations.
Mini Doodles (25-45 pounds and 16-19 inches tall) - This is the result of any number of combinations depending on the size of the parents. It can be a Miniature Poodle with an English Golden Retriever, two Mini English Goldendoodles, or a Miniature Poodle with a Mini English Goldendoodle. We breed our Mini Doodles in F1, F1b and Mulitgen generations.
Tiny Doodles (15-25 pounds and 13-16 inches tall) - This is the result of breeding a Miniature or Toy Poodle to a Mini English Goldendoodle. It is not possible to have an F1 Tiny Doodle because breeding the smallest Poodle possible to a full sized Golden Retriever will still give no guarantees that the puppy will be in the 15-25 pound range. Tiny Doodles only come in the F1b generation at Doodle Creek.
*With a huge variance in size genetics within the Mini and Tiny Doodles, we have experienced Doodles to be larger or smaller than these estimated sizes.
The different generations
We breed F1, F1b, and Multigen Doodles here at Doodle Creek
F1 English Goldendoodles - This is a cross between a purebred English Golden Retriever and a purebred Poodle. They typically resemble the Golden Retriever a little more than the F1b as they are 50% English Golden Retriever and 50% Poodle. These dogs typically have low to non shedding coats. Some will have the straighter coats with a loose wave to it. These coats will sometimes be low shedding. Others will have the fleecy coats and will shed very little to nothing at all. If you are wanting strong Retriever characteristics and you are okay with possibly some shedding, this would be a great option. If you have allergies, you may want to consider the F1b or Multigen breedings.
F1b English Goldendoodles - This cross is when we take an F1 English Goldendoodle and breed it back to a Poodle. This creates a 75% Poodle and 25% English Golden Retriever puppy. These dogs will quite often look very similar to the F1 English Goldendoodles in that many still keep that nice, fleecy coat type. The litters normally have a few with the fleecy coat types and a few with the curly coat types. The fleecy coat typed F1b puppies are typically extremely low to non shedding. The ones with curly hair don’t typically shed at all and if they do it is very minimal. The F1b is an excellent choice for those who suffer from allergies.
Multigen English Goldendoodles - Through our years of experience, we have now come to the point where we use our trusted genetics and we will breed two totally unrelated Goldendoodles together. We do all the proper DNA testing to ensure that we are getting the low to non shedding offspring from these matings. We have found that the Mulitgens are just as good as the F1b for those with allergies as they are also low to non shedding. The advantage of breeding Mulitgen English Goldendoodles here at Doodle Creek is that we are able to get more of the colours we are looking for in our puppies such as the tri colour, black and white, brown and white, or the merle.
Our English Goldendoodles have several different coat types. Most are very low to non shedding. The fleecy/wavy coat type is very soft and plush feeling. They turn into a loose curled coat as an adult and have a very soft feel. They are low to non shedding. The curly coat is similar to that of a poodle. They are typically non shedding and are wonderful for allergies. The straight/loose wavy coat is beautiful as well. They get that beautiful, messy look to them and are very attractive looking as adults. They will often be low shedding but shed much less than a Golden Retriever. In the photos below we have posted the puppy photo on the left and one as they became adults on the right. This will give you an idea of what to expect when you get a puppy from either coat type listed here.
Many people think the traditional colours of cream, blonde, apricot and red when they think of the Goldendoodle. At Doodle Creek, we like to spice things up and provide out of the ordinary colours for our clients. If you are looking for an English Goldendoodle that is different than the rest of the crowd and will stand out when you walk him down the street, let us see what we can do to get you a unique coloured puppy of your choice! See all the colours below that we offer.