If you haven’t already guessed by the name, the Goldendoodle is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle, but where can you buy one?
By Guest Blogger, Garrett Yamasaki
If you haven’t already guessed by the name, the Goldendoodle is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. They’re the ultimate combination of good-looks, smart wits, and playfulness. They are an excellent family dog since the two counterparts (The Golden Retriever and the Poodle) have always been extremely loved breeds. Poodles are silly and clever, while Golden Retrievers tend to be loyal and loving. So with this dog, you get the best of both worlds!
Goldendoodles are low shedders, so if you have mild allergies, you don’t have to keep yourself from owning this absolutely adorable pup! They don’t need to be brushed often, and trimming isn’t required on a bi-weekly basis. Goldendoodle’s make great pets for everyone. If you have a large family with children or live alone, the Goldendoodle is a loyal and caring companion.
Goldendoodles are great cuddle-buddies, so if you want a pet that will sit on the couch as you read a book, the Goldendoodle will be more than happy to do that. But they also love to be outside and run around. They are quite agile, so make sure you can take them out on walks and dedicate lots of playtime. If you and your family are the ‘outdoors’ type or you love taking your pup on trips. The Goldendoodle is a perfect match for you. For more information about Goldendoodles, feel free to visit We Love Doodles.
These dogs are trendy, so finding them can be quite a challenge. It’s tough to come across this dog at a shelter, and you may have to wait months for a rescue.
It’s always nice and loving if you can get your dog from a local rescue center or shelter. However, as mentioned before, since these dogs are so popular, they can be quite hard to find. You can contact your local shelter and/or rescue center and have them notify you if and when they have any Goldendoodles. Another way to get your hands on this dog is to do some research and see any local breeders in your area. Be sure that you’re getting the right breed of dog and have done extensive research on your breeder before buying.
Finally, many websites such as puppyfinder or adoptapet can help you get in touch with breeders and/or locations where you can adopt a Goldendoodle.
The cost of a Goldendoodle will vary depending on where you get your Goldendoodle and what type of Goldendoodle you get.
That’s right, Goldendoodles, even if they are a hybrid breed, aren’t all the same. They can be broken down into different categories. For example, an F2B Goldendoodle means there is a mix of generations. This mix would mean that one parent is an F1 Goldendoodle and the other is an F1B Goldendoodle. It would be best to do some research before you buy to understand what generation Goldendoodle you want.
The Cost of a Goldendoodle Puppy
Mini Goldendoodle puppies from a reputable breeder can cost anywhere from 900-4,000 dollars! Yes, it can get steep, but I promise this dog is worth it. This depends on the breeder’s reputation, the quality of breeding, how much socialization they are doing before the puppy going home, and whether they are doing some training. So that is why there is such a variation in prices, especially from breeder to breeder.
As mentioned before, there are also different types of Goldendoodles, which also play a large factor in how much they may cost. For example, an F1 generation Goldendoodle is bred from a Standard Poodle and Golden Retriever dog. This is the most expensive kind of Goldendoodle you can get.
You can research many programs that help you get dogs from anywhere in the world that is abandoned and need a home. This method is great because you can rescue a pup. However, if you’re set on getting a ten-week-old Goldendoodle, make sure you research the breeder.
Please, stay away from those Craigslist’s backyard breeders. Yes, Craigslist is excellent for finding things for reasonable and cheap prices but not for a pet. They often breed the puppies in poor conditions. Parvovirus is a serious illness that puppies can contract in unsanitary and unsafe environments, and the price to treat this is extremely steep. So wanting to settle for a cheaper option may cost you more in the long run.
Conclusion for Where Can You Buy a Goldendoodle?
Goldendoodles are a great addition to any family. Yes, they may be a little hard to get your hands on since they are in such high demand, and you’ll likely have to wait on a waitlist. However, they’re worth the effort.
about the author
Garrett is an avid animal lover and takes care of two family pets: an adopted cat and a Goldendoodle dog. In his free time, he volunteers for the Humane Society of Silicon Valley, where he fosters pets before getting adopted and helps train the animals. Garrett enjoys writing about pets which is the main reason that he started We Love Doodles.