Cute, fluffy, playful, loving, smart and fun

Goldendoodles are a hybrid cross between a Poodle and a Labrador. Drawing the best from both breeds creates a fantastic combination.

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Goldendoodles love people and also get along great with other pets, and they tend to be patient and gentle with young children — making them a fantastic choice for families. They are far too friendly to make good guard dogs or watchdogs and would more likely try to befriend a stranger than warn them off.

Goldendoodles love all the classic canine activities, such as fetch, long walks, and running. Many also love to explore water and can learn to swim, and they make great guide dogs, service dogs, and even therapy dogs.


A goldendoodle will require daily play and exercise, whether that's a morning walk or a backyard fetch session—or both! With such an easygoing attitude, they'll flourish with additional playmates (dogs and humans alike). Doodles are also known for loving water; swimming gives them another outlet to get their exercise.

Goldendoodles have a moderate activity level. Larger Goldendoodles may be more active than their smaller kin. They need a good walk or active playtime each day, and if you’re interested (and the dog's overall health is good enough), they are athletic enough to participate in such dog sports as agility, flyball, obedience, and rally. They can also be excellent therapy dogs.