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The Goldendoodle is a “designer” dog breed that’s a cross between a Poodle and a Golden Retriever. They were initially bred in the late 1960s to be allergy-safe guide dogs. The Goldendoodles’ get their curly hair from their partial Poodle ancestry, which is considered to be hypoallergenic because it barely sheds. Goldendoodles also have sweet and calm temperaments like Golden Retrievers, making them great for guide dog work.


Goldendoodles currently come in three primary sizes: miniature, medium-sized, and standard. Miniature Goldendoodles typically weigh between 15 to 30 pounds, while medium-sized dogs weigh 30 to 45 pounds and standard Goldendoodles clock in at about 45 to 100 pounds. Goldendoodles are beloved for their cuddly, intelligent, patient, and people-pleasing nature. If you’re looking for an athletic dog that’s great with children, a Goldendoodle can be a fantastic companion.  


Like all dog breeds, Goldendoodles have their own unique health profiles and dietary needs. In particular, they’re highly energetic dogs, which means they need a diet that will support that energy and athleticism. 


Excited to learn more about your pup? In this guide, we’ll go over Goldendoodle health issues, nutrition, and diet, including the following: 

  • Goldendoodle Health Problems
  • Goldendoodle Exercise Needs
  • What Should I Feed My Goldendoodle?
  • How Much to Feed a Goldendoodle Puppy?
  • Create a Healthy Meal Plan for Your Goldendoodle Today

Goldendoodle Health Problems 

Understanding your Goldendoodle’s susceptibility to different health problems can help you choose the best diet and lifestyle choices for them. 

Hybrid breeds, like the Goldendoodle, can be more prone to genetic health problems inherited from their purebred…

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