Double Doodle

Type: Cross Breed

Height: 20 - 24 in.

Weight: 45 - 75 lb.

Life Span: 12 - 15 years

Litter Size: 6 - 12

Country of Origin: Canada and America

Activity: Moderate, indoor and outdoors. Very Calm

Watch-dog: Moderate, they tend to be easy-going toward strangers.

Guard-dog: Low

Description: A Double Doodle is a hybridize cross-breed of a Goldendoodle and a Labradoodle and may show any combination traits of the Poodle, Labrador Retriever and Golden Retriever. The Goldendoodle is a hybrid cross breed of a Poodle and Golden Retriever. The Labradoodle is a hybrid cross breed of a Poodle and Labrador Retriever. The Double Doodle may show variations of Poodle, Labrador Retriever and Golden Retriever depending on the generations of each parent dog. The Double Doodle has also been called the North American Retriever or Golden Labradoodle. Poodle hybrids have become very popular in the past few years. They play a big role in the current designer dog trend. The cross with the Poodle is usually because of the Poodle's non-shedding coat. The experimentation of these hybrid or designer dogs has not yet been recognized by the American Kennel Club or Canadian Kennel Club. The key to cross breeding to purebred dogs is what is called hybrid vigor, the breeding resulting in a healthier dog with superior genetic constitution can come from dogs purebred for so long that they have common genetic disorders. This cross breed is closely associated with the Labradoodle, Goldendoodle, Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever and Poodle. Most Double Doodles don’t shed, or shed lightly and can be hypoallergenic. These dogs are very devoted to their family; they are social dogs - happiest when with people.

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Other Names: North American Retriever, Golden Labradoodle

Colors: Black, brown, chocolate, tan, parti, apricot, gold, red, silver, chalk, malti color and many more depending on the bloodline.

Coat: Coats may range from short sparse hairy coats, long flowing coats, to wooly curly coats.

Temperament: Intelligent, loyal, obedient and very easy to train.

With Children: Good, very friendly towards children.

With Pets: Good with other dogs and pets.

Special Skills: Can be used as an assistant for persons with disabilities

Care and Training: Moderate amount of daily exercise with moderate grooming for their coats. Their eagerness to please and love of learning makes them easy to train.

Learning Rate: Very high in obedience and problem solving.

Living Environment: Suburban home or apartment, as long as it can play in an open space and go for walks.

Health Issues: None Known

History: The Goldendoodle is a hybridize cross-breed between a Goldendoodle and a Labradoodle.