Golden Doodle FAQS

What is a Golden Doodle?

Golden Doodles are a cross between the Golden Retriever and Poodle. These “Hybrids” make great family dogs and are social, intelligent and easily trainable. Golden Doodles are low-to-no shed and generally work well for people who suffer from mild to moderate allergies.


What Colors are Golden Doodles?

Golden Doodles come in all colors- white, blonde, gold, apricot, red, black, chocolate and parti.


What Size are Your Golden Doodles?

Hunnington Farms offers four sizes of Golden Doodles:

Micros: 8-20lbs.

Minis: 20-35lbs.

Mediums: 35-55lbs.

Standards: 55-80lbs.

Please note- These sizes are estimated weights and not guaranteed. Because the puppies have diverse genetic backgrounds, a puppy’s adult weight can be slightly larger or smaller than our projected size.


What’s the Difference Between F1, F1B and Second Generation Golden Doodles?

The F1 is a first generation Golden Doodle, meaning the puppies are 50% Golden Retriever and 50% Poodle. The coat is wavy and shedding will be low-to-no shed. The F1B is a backcross between an F1 Golden Doodle and a Poodle, so the puppies are 75% Poodle and 25% Golden Retriever. The coat is wavy-to-curly and will be minimal-to-no shed. The F1Bs are a great option for people who have more severe allergies. Second Generation Golden Doodles are F2s (F1 X F1) or F2Bs (F1 X F1B.) Second Generation puppies will be similar to the F1s or F1Bs but may have more varying coat types.


How Often Will My Doodle Need to Be Groomed?

The Golden Doodle coat is considered low maintenance. Your Doodle should be bathed and brushed every few weeks. If you plan to take your Golden Doodle to a groomer, appointments should be made every 6-8 weeks and the Doodle should be bathed and brushed once or twice between groomings. Bathing your dog too often can strip coat of its natural oils and cause problems with the skin and the fur.


What is the Difference Between Males and Females?

Males in any litter usually grow to be slightly larger than the females. Temperament and personality depends more on the individual dog than the gender. Here at Hunnington Farms, we find the females to be more independent and to mature more quickly than the males, which sometimes make them easier to train in their early life. On the other hand, the males are more goofy, affectionate, but a little slower to develop. However, these differences are minimal and either will make a fantastic addition to your home. The idea that males or females make better pets is a myth.


Do Golden Doodles Make Good Service Dogs/Therapy Pets?

Absolutely! Golden Doodles were actually first created to work as service dogs for people with allergies. We sell many Golden Doodles for this purpose.


What is the Life Expectancy of the Golden Doodle?

15 Years