Frequently asked questions
What is a Goldendoodle?
The Goldendoodle is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle, a cross that originated in North America in the late 1990′s. Poodle crossbreeds are meant to produce a dog with mixed traits and a Poodle’s signature nonshedding coat. The Goldendoodle has seen a recent surge in popularity. As a crossbreed, the Goldendoodle is not eligible for registration with purebred registries.
Do Goldendoodles shed?
The Goldendoodle’s coat is a cross between the Golden Retriever and Poodle coat. It has fine hairs which appear quite thick. It can be curly or straight, most fall somewhere in the middle. Unclipped, the hair will grow about 4-7 inches in length. The Goldendoodle should not be clipped any shorter than 2 inches, as the coat provides natural protection in heat and cold. Depending on the Poodle influence, the Goldendoodle can come in a wide variety of colors. Ours vary from white to blonde, to several shades of golden and some with red tendencies. A variety of colors and coat textures can appear in the same litter. The Goldendoodle generally sheds very little like the Poodle. This is a great quality for allergy sufferers.
Are Goldendoodles family friendly?
Goldendoodles are intelligent, friendly, and very family oriented. These dogs love to be loved. They are social and eager to please. Doodles make great companion dogs and due to their intelliigence and willingness to please many are being trained as therapy dogs. Goldendoodles get along well with children and people of all ages. They also get along great with other animals.
Will my home be a good place for a Goldendoodle?
Goldendoodles can live happily on a farm or in a big city. They will thrive with daily walks or play time. Most enjoy swimming as both the Poodle and the Retriever are not averse to water.
What type of Goldendoodle do you breed?
We only breed for F1 Miniature Goldendoodles. Our females are the Golden Retrievers and the male we use is a 9# miniature poodle. Within every litter we will have doodles that will be smaller with more of a Poodle influence and tend to weigh 16-25 pounds, larger doodles favoring more of the Golden Retriever and weighing up to 50+ pounds when full grown and many everywhere in between with a good blend of both breeds. As a crossbreed they have a wide variety of appearances. Those with poodle tendencies have a thinner coat and shorter muzzle while the retriever influence will have wider necks and a longer muzzle. They can have long or short ears. Most have a v-shaped ridge from the forehead to the nose.
Are the puppies vaccinated?
Our dogs and puppies are vet checked, vaccinated and dewormed. We provide good nutrition, exercise, vet care and a new clean facility for sleeping and whelping. We work with the puppies so they are on their way to being potty trained when they leave us.
How can we purchase a Goldendoodle from you?
Please contact us by phone (515-368-3164) or email at (iowagoldendoodledandys.gmail.com). A non-refundable down payment is required to reserve puppies.
How soon can we get a puppy?
The order of reservation is the order of selection. To be be on the waiting list, refer to the question above for best contact method. Please contact us by phone, email, or through the website. A complete application and deposit must be accepted to get your place on the puppy list. Contact and verbal intent on a puppy without deposit does not get you on the list. Depending on how long the list is determines time and which litter your puppy will come from.