My vet rescued a goldendoodle puppy. She knows we have been looking for a second dog (we currently have a 2 1/2 year old Newfoundland) and asked if we wanted to adopt him. Has anyone had experience with this mix? Especially would like to know how much daily exercise they need.
Each dog is going to be different. I have seen Golden Retriever/Standard Poodle mixes in a wild variety of sizes, but each one has been friendly and people-oriented.
I would suggest that you assume that the dog will need at least daily walks, romps in the yard, and a chance to go to a dog park or out to the country several times a month.
Both Goldens and Standards are pretty high-energy dogs, especially young ones.
Also be prepared to do extensive obedience training. Your prospective dog will probably be highly trainable and eager to please, which is obviously a plus. But the dog could be very intelligent and adaptable, so curbing unwanted behavior (such as counter surfing, garbage can tipping, used kleenex shredding, shoe cuddling/chewing) early is a must.
Golden i am assuming is a Golden Retriever and Standard Poodle. Hmmmm lets see. They are both bigger dogs then most and, if properly researched, need proper exercise maybe 3 times a day. Not sure, dont have either of these breeeds though but just judging from their sizes.
We just got a golden-doodle puppy 3 weeks old. He is the most playful and lovable dog. I am finding out that they do have a lot of energy and wants to be outside a lot. We are installing an invisible fence to him. Good luck!
When you have a mixed breed there is really no way to know. You can read up on each breed but you just can't say that they are going to be gold that don't shed. It doesn't work that way. Each dog is different and when mixing you can't know what you will get.
My son has a Newfoundland/lab/flat coat retriever ??? mixed dog that he got from the shelter and he is just amazing. He weights over 100 lbs but never stops. He still acts like he is a young puppy.
I truly believe that dogs become what you want them too. If you raise them to lead an active life then that is what they will become accustomed to. I have a golden retriever and she is the most placid, easy-going dog ever. She doesn't require exercise although I do have a large yard so she can self-exercise if she desires. I also have recently acquired a standard chocolate poodle, she is 5 mths old and she would be happy to lay in bed with me all day, smooching up to me all the while. I had a long car trip the other day and when I came home I fed the dogs and went to bed early and they were all happy just to be with me.