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7 Things to Know Before You Adopt a Goldendoodle

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If you're considering bringing a Goldendoodle puppy into your family, there are some important things to keep in mind before making your final decision. Goldendoodles are a popular hybrid breed that combines the intelligence and hypoallergenic qualities of Poodles with the friendly and playful nature of Golden Retrievers. Here are seven questions we often hear from people interested in buying a Goldendoodle puppy:

1.  Do goldendoodles come in a variety of sizes?

From mini to standard, Goldendoodles come in a range of sizes. Miniature Goldendoodles typically weigh anywhere from 15-30 pounds, the next size up is the standard Goldendoodles which typically weigh up to 90 pounds. Make sure you choose a size that will fit your lifestyle and living space.

2.  Do they require regular grooming:

Goldendoodles have a unique coat that is typically curly or wavy, which means they require regular grooming to keep their coat in good condition. Depending on the length of their hair, they may require brushing several times a week and a trim every few months.

3.  Do they need lots of exercise?

Goldendoodles are active dogs that require lots of exercise to stay happy and healthy. They love to play and run, so be prepared to take them on long walks, runs, or hikes daily.


4.  How are they with kids?

Goldendoodles are known for their friendly and gentle temperament, making them great family dogs. They love to play with children and make great companions for kids.


5.  Can they suffer from health issues?

As with all dog breeds, Goldendoodles can suffer from a range of health issues. Some common issues include hip dysplasia, allergies, and ear infections. Before bringing a Goldendoodle puppy home, make sure you have a plan in place to keep them healthy, including regular vet checkups and a healthy diet.


6.  Do they shed?

Doodles are a low-shedding breed, but puppies with very flat, straight coats may shed more, similar to Golden Retrievers. Wavy coats shed less and require minimal grooming. Curly coats shed very little but they do require regular brushing to keep them from matting. Breeders can determine coat types early on and coat testing can ensure non-shedding genes are passed down to future generations. Multigenerational litters with more poodle in the mix result in curlier coats and less shedding, with F1b or past third-generation Goldendoodles being ultra low-shedding when bred correctly.


7.  Are there still Puppy Mills?

Yes. Goldendoodles are a popular breed, which means they can be expensive to purchase from a reputable breeder. Before purchasing your Goldendoodle make sure you are buying from a reputable breeder. One of our favorite Goldendoodle breeders is S&L Godlendoodles in Pennsylvania. They are known for their excellent breeding programs and smooth adoption process.

Written by

    ~Landon Martin


New Litter Alert!

We have some exciting news here at S&L Goldendoodles! Selena has a new litter due on April 25th. Selena has given us the happiest, most enjoyable pups in our breeding program, and the ones we expect to figure prominently in our pedigrees.  This litter should be ready to find new happy homes around June 20.

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S&L Goldendoodles is a family-owned dog breeder located in southeastern Pennsylvania. Here at S&L Goldendoodles we, Steve & Lizzianne, strive to raise healthy puppies with excellent temperaments. Click the button below to learn more about us and how we got started raising goldendoodle puppies or scroll down and check out our goldendoodle puppies for sale,

ps. exciting announcement, Selena has a new litter due on April 25th!

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