Goldendoodle Health Issues

Both Poodle and Golden Retriever breeders should address genetic issues in the breed before producing a litter.


Q. I am researching the genetic health issues for both Poodles and Golden Retrievers because I am seriously considering purchasing a goldendoodle puppy in the spring. I have been unable to find a website that has that type of information. Any guidance you may give is most appreciated.

A. Both Poodles and Golden Retrievers have genetic issues that responsible, knowledgeable breeders aim to address before producing a litter of either breed. I do not condone the deliberate cross-breeding of dogs when there are already so many mixed-breed dogs sitting in shelters waiting for good homes, and purebred dogs sitting in breed rescue also waiting for loving homes. I would strongly encourage you to rethink your puppy-purchasing plans.


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dave   cedar rapids, Iowa

2/5/2015 6:44:01 PM

We are prospective buyers of an 8 week old Golden doodle. The breeder told us that the puppy we have selected has a reverse bite. What is this? and is this something we should worry about? will the condition affect the looks of the dog, and or the healthy life of the


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Susan   PSL, Florida

12/26/2014 12:23:45 PM

I just lost my Standard Poodle after 15+ years, I'm now looking into getting a Goodendoodle. That being said I do help support (3) Dog/Cat Rescues, (2) Horse Rescues & a Parrot Rescue, and also give to PETA. I have to being very careful because I have a parrot that goes in/out of cage at will, and can not have a dog that sheds, so getting a rescue would be difficult, I already tried. But if you can't adopt then PLEASE support your local rescue - they need our help!

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Jeffrey   Los Angeles, California

9/28/2012 10:57:57 AM


1)great jogger/cycler companion--can run long distance in cooler
2)I checked genetics on mine. Mother Golden very good, Father Standard Poodle
3)very little
4)except for being a little bitier/mouthier than a golden during teething--no
5)cutest dog in the world and mostly Golden
6)cost $1000 from a family with a female Reddish Golden that they bred with a flawless Apricot Standard
7)a mixed pound dog has higher chance of genetic problems than my girl

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Karen   Mason, OH

9/7/2011 5:49:20 PM

My husband and I have a 9 month old goldendoodle and we simply love her!! She brings us so much joy - she loves other dogs and people alike. We would never consider another breed after adding her to our family.

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