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Are Goldendoodles good family pets?

If you are considering adding a new fur baby to your family, you certainly want to check out the breed's compatibility. Will you be able to trust a Goldendoodle around a crying infant? What about with a toddler ready to pull the ever-inviting tail? Will your young teen be able to walk a Goldendoodle without being pulled down the street?

Regardless of the age of your children, the answer is always, "Yes! Goldendoodles make the perfect family pet."

Disposition of a Goldendoodle

Being a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle, the resulting breed embodies the best of both worlds - the friendly, lovable disposition of the Golden Retriever and the attentive, trainable side of a Poodle. A friend to everyone and a stranger to no one, the Goldendoodle loves socializing and being involved in family activities.

Goldendoodles are always on a mission to please. They are eager, willing learners that crave a role to play. This makes them capable of all types of athletic activities:

  • flyball

  • agility

  • hide-and-seek

  • fetch-and-retrieve

  • water canine sports

While training, remember that their lovable disposition makes them respond best to positive reinforcement and gentleness.

Goldendoodles with other pets

Part of being a great family dog requires the ability to get along with other fur friends. A properly socialized Goldendoodle can be quite compatible with cats and smaller dogs. This is thanks to the breed lacking a strong prey drive.

Since proper training and socialization is so vital to the success of a family dog, our in-home breeding philosophy starts our puppies off in a perfect family-training environment. We provide socialization with young children and companion animals from infancy.

Perks of a Goldendoodle

In addition, Goldendoodles come in a variety of sizes. From mini-goldendoodles (15 - 30 pounds) to medium goldendoodles (30 - 45 pounds) Doodles of NC offers puppies across the most sought after sizes of the breed. If you have a preference in size, be sure to fill out our puppy application to reserve a puppy from an upcoming litter!

Perhaps worthy of a blog of it's own, it must be mentioned that the breed capitalizes on the nearly non-existent shedding of the Poodle. Trying to keep a house full of kids picked up is a feat in of itself. So, avoiding the tumbleweeds of dog hair rolling down the hallways is certainly an added bonus. Their hypoallergenic fur makes Goldendoodles a great option for families with allergy sensitivities.

We commend you on researching the compatibility of the Goldendoodle within your family dynamic. We hope this blog article answered some, if not all, of your questions regarding the breed. But, please contact us to further discuss if choosing a Goldendoodle as your next puppy is the right move for you!

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