A Handful of Goldendoodle Facts That Might Interest You

Goldendoodles are an adorable breed of dogs who are exploding in popularity for several reasons. Sometimes referred to as live teddy bears, this crossbreed of the Golden Retriever and Poodle is prized for its loving personality, intelligence and desire to please. Interestingly, there are some facts about them that you may not be aware of.

For instance, there is a type of Goldendoodle, identified by their atypical coat, that’s getting more attention of late. Learn more about them in the following post:


I’ve read articles and have seen this particular coat type described three ways – smooth – straight and flat.

Of the three types of coats found on a Goldendoodle – I believe the straight coat is the rarest of them all. However, Goldendoodles with straight coats are becoming very popular.

Straight coat Goldendoodles rarely occur in F1 or F1B generations. They’re more common in F2 and F2B generations. Referred to as the “Golden Retriever coat” – they are very easy to maintain and require minimal brushing.

There’s no “Teddy Bear” look nor will they have the “beard” around the muzzle, They will not show any signs of “crimping” or curl on the forehead. Their coat is silky smooth and classified as low to moderate shedding. Read more at Groovy Goldendoodles…

Next time you go out looking for Goldendoodles, don’t be surprised if you meet one without the “teddy bear” appearance.

AKC Status

Another interesting fact that might change soon as they rise in popularity is described in the following post:

The Goldendoodle origin is one of design, not evolution. The Goldendoodle breed is a super-pet, an intentional crossbreed of two of the most intelligent dog breeds, the Golden Retriever and Poodle. Basically the Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking offspring-equivalent of the dog world!  That may be an exaggeration, but one we are willing to make in order to get our point across. Goldendoodles are smart!

Goldendoodles are not recognized by the AKC as an official dog breed, but if their popularity continues to rise we wouldn’t be surprised to see them get a nod, or at least consideration, in the near future. In addition to their general intelligence, the Goldendoodle is becoming well known for their hypoallergenic coats. Although not all examples of the Goldendoodle breed exhibit this characteristic. Read more at Broadway Puppies…

The fact that they are not recognized by the AKC has not made them any less popular. In fact, their outstanding characteristics have made them a must-have for many families.

Goldendoodle dog wearing bandana.

When it comes to grooming, although they are a low-shedding breed, Goldendoodles still need proper grooming. There are many ways to do this and the following post highlights them in detail:

Names of Goldendoodle Haircut Styles

The Puppy Cut

If you have already looked at this style as a possibility, then you might have come across its alternate name: the Teddy Bear Cut.

And as we all know, Goldendoodles have that irresistible teddy bear look. You just want to throw your arms around them and give them a big teddy bear hug.

This cut is poplar for many of the longer-haired breeds such as Shih Tzus, Pomeranians and Bichons. But it works equally well on Goldendoodles. Read more at DGCO…

If all this discussion has you hankering for a Goldendoodle of your own, the best decision you can make is to get a health-guaranteed pup from Blue Ridge Goldendoodles. We’re recognized from coast-to-coast for the second-to-none puppies we raise. If you have questions or wish to speak with us, feel free to call us at 865-286-5338 or complete the contact form on the website. If a dog on our “Available Puppies” page catches your eye, fill out the online Application to begin the process.