The Goldendoodle

Goldendoodle

Goldendoodle, a dog of mixed race, resulting from the mix between the popular Golden Retriever and the adorable Poodles. 

The name Goldendoodle was created in 1992 by combining "Golden", Golden Retriever, and "Doodle" as in Labradoodle. This beautiful puppy was conceived in the United States and Australia. His elegant demeanor made the English baptize him as "the design dog". 

The sociable character of this nice animal made it later became the ideal companion for adults and children.

He is usually raised to be a companion dog to the family. Some are bred and selected for careers in the service of humans such as guide dogs, therapy dogs and other types of assistance dogs. 

In short, the result of this crossing is a smart, friendly dog, and easy to train.

Characteristics of Goldendoodle

Height: Its size usually includes standard, medium, and miniature. The females are usually five centimeters smaller than the males. In as much, the female's measure between 55 - 57 centimeters and the males 60 to 63.
Weight: Standard: 45 pounds or more, to adulthood. Medium: 30-45 pounds in adulthood. Miniature: 15-30 pounds in adulthood.
Layer: different colors, black, beige and chocolate, although the most common are cream and gold. His hair is long, thick and curly.
Average life: 15 years
Character: Sociable, sweet and affectionate, faithful, loyal and obedient, which makes them easy to education if they receive good training.
Relationship with children: very good.
Relationship with other dogs: very good.

The behavior of the Goldendoodle

This breed is usually friendly and sociable, they are dogs that enjoy the company of humans, as well as other pets. They present behavior problems if they remain alone for a long time since human contact is fundamental.

This race has a great desire to be close to its owner and to please them, they are loyal, faithful, attached, affectionate, and it is very easy to train them. This breed is ideal for any type of home since they are extremely nice dogs.

In the Goldendoodle we find a very interesting combination, they have the affectionate and peaceful nature of the golden retriever and the wavy style of the poodle. It is an ideal companion, especially for those homes that are full of energy and joy.

This dog has a simple and very effective socialization process, it is in its essence a good friend. They can be farm dogs or city dogs. Recently they have been incorporated as therapy and help dogs.

How to care for my Goldendoodle

This breed does not need particular care. You just have to pay attention to certain aspects of your hygiene and also the proper care that must be taken to take care of your health and conserve your energy and happy spirit for many.

You can brush once a week, for this we must use a brush and suitable comb. In the molting periods, you can brush it more often to eliminate all that dead hair and favor the growth of the new one. The molting periods, you can brush it more often to eliminate all that dead hair and favor the growth of the new one.

On the other hand, washing should not be done very often, since most shampoos weaken the dog's hair. If the dog is not very dirty it would be enough to brush it dry so that the hair recovers all its shine. And in the case of bathing, it is advisable not to do it more than once a month.

The ears if they need a weekly review, where we will clean the auditory pavilion with simple cotton impregnated in saline.

The teeth of the dog usually accumulate tartar, specifically at the base of the tooth. We can avoid it to a great extent by feeding it with a certain frequency of dry food, and in the case of having a larger scale, it would be necessary to go to the veterinarian.

And finally the eyes, we must observe that they are not red or show any secretion that may indicate the presence of conjunctivitis or other types of ocular infections.

In general, during all this long life in dog terms, the Goldendoodle enjoys a good state of health, and is not associated with specific hereditary or congenital problems, except that they may suffer some minor pathologies that affect their heart, infections in the eye areas and injuries related to hygiene, and musculoskeletal problems related to age.

It is recommended to go to the veterinarian at least twice a year or every time we feel that the dog is sick. 

Likewise, the follow-up by the specialist will allow to keep up to date his vaccination schedule and his deworming both external and internal.

How to train a Goldendoodle

Goldendoodles are easy to train, but require early socialization to avoid shyness.

Start with the basic orders applied to every dog. Here I leave you.

Basic orders that you can teach at home to a Goldendoodle puppy

First order "sit". Attract your dog with a prize in your hand. Show him the prize, but do not let him grab it. Instead, put it right in front of your nose. Once you have your attention, raise the prize so that the dog is forced to raise its nose. Form a backward arch with the prize so that when you follow it, your natural reaction is to sit down. As you begin to move to a sitting position, firmly say "sit down" and give the prize. Over time, your dog will respond to "sit" alone, without drawing the prize bow. Once you do it regularly, skip the prize. This creates uncertainty in the dog's mind so that he does not take the prize for granted, but work harder for it.

Second order "still". Your dog should be able to follow the order to sit down before you teach him the order to sit still. Make your dog sit in a sitting position. Raise a hand as if you were holding someone and say "still" with a firm voice. Your dog could do it for only a second or two, but you should praise him and keep practicing. Over time, you can practice walking away from your dog while it is still.

Third order "come". If the dog approaches you, say "come". If not, bring it closer to a prize. As he approaches you, repeat "come" and then give him a prize. Give your dog time to complete the order. If your dog takes a long time to come, do not scold or hook the strap and make it go. Your dog will associate the call order with the punishment. Once your dog is at your side, instead of going straight home, give him his favorite toy and let him play a leash for a minute or two. In that way, it does not link withdrawal with punishment or the end of entertainment.

Consider this too ...

Make frequent but brief training sessions with puppies. Remember that your puppy has a short attention span, so several 5-minute sessions spaced throughout the day are better for a puppy of 8 to 10 weeks than a long session. Gradually increase the duration of the training session as your concentration and endurance improve.

In relation to the dog's needs, we recommend.

Install a room for puppies in which the dog will sleep and eat, instead of letting it wander around the house. Letting him roam around your house will make training more difficult since it will be harder to keep track of what he is doing. Take the puppy directly to the place you intend to use as a bath. Put it in place and if the dog "leaves", give him lots of praise, the idea is that the dog associates going to the bathroom in that place with a lot of praise. This makes it worthwhile for the dog to keep its bodily functions in exchange for worship.

Toilet training does not happen instantly and you need to stick to it. Training requires the puppy to learn where it should go and where it should not go. When the dog shows the first signs of wanting to go to the bathroom, such as sniffing with great concentration or snuggling in objects, pick it up and take it to the place you chose for the bathroom. Little by little, I will learn.

And finally, I remind you again that you go to the vet since he will help you when you have any questions about your dog.

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