Who wants a Goldendoodle?

If you asked me this question 6 months ago I would have said me! Ask me now and I would say no way. I wish I would have thought this through better before we got him or maybe listened to my husband when he said this isn’t a good idea. They are so cute when they are little and innocent. It seems we ( I ) forgot how much work puppies really are. Of course all of the kids promised to help out with feedings, walking and cleaning up messes. That lasts about a whole week maybe.

Never the less Goldendoodles do make great house dogs because they do not shed ( at least the one we have doesn’t ). They love people and so he always wants to be involved in whatever we are doing. Goldendoodles can be very high-strung dogs, which ours seem to be. With lots of play time and walks this helps him relax. These dogs definitely need lots of attention and stimulation.

This is Bogie at 4 months old

He loves the babies and thinks he is one too obviously. Just remember all puppies do get bigger. Goldendoodles can get anywhere from 50-90 lbs. Bogie is already 40 lbs at 6 months old. The Goldendoodle breed are ranked as some of the most intelligent dogs. They get their intelligence from the poodle and loyalty from the retriever. We house broke ours in under 2 weeks which did seem extremely fast.

I would just stress to anyone to think about it before you make a decision. It is a life long committment. Make sure you have plenty of time and patience. Have lots of chew toys and a crate. We used a baby gate a first but he quickly learned that he could hop right over that.

We love him and he is a part of our family now, just like wedding vows, through the good and the bad.

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