Goldendoodles are adorable, loving, highly intelligent, very high energy, affectionate dogs. They make great family pets. Often referred to as “designer dogs,” Goldendoodles are hybrids, a mix of the Golden Retriever and Toy, Mini or Standard Poodle. Goldendoodles need regular daily exercise.
They are high energy and very smart, so they need stimulation, so they do not get bored or destructive. Goldendoodles are loyal, good with children and make great therapy and emotional support dogs. Goldendoodles love the water and love to swim. They are known to have skin allergies and ear infections.
Goldendoodles are very social and love to be with their human families. They do not do well being left alone for long periods of time. They are considered low-shedding and sometimes called “hypoallergenic,” however there is no guarantee they will not shed. Most people are allergic to danger and all dogs shed and produce dander.
It is often assumed by new puppy buyers that when crossing two breeds, the offspring get the best traits from both parents, but that is not how genetics work and not always the case. This is why it is important to do your research before buying a puppy. There are many bad breeders or puppy mills out there.
Before buying a Goldendoodle puppy online, consider this: Some of the Goldendoodles’ best traits make them a targeted breed of USDA commercial dog breeders, Amish dog breeders, online puppy broker websites and profit breeders also known as puppy mill breeders.
While a Goldendoodle may make the perfect family pet, buying a puppy from an unscrupulous dog breeder could affect the puppy and your family for many years. It’s for this reason that our Puppy Mill Watchdog monitors and reports on Goldendoodle puppy breeders and online puppy broker websites.
Please do your research before you buy a Goldendoodle puppy — if the breeder will not let you meet the mother and see her condition and where she lives, don’t buy the puppy.
About the Breed: Goldendoodles
These “designer dogs” can range in size from 45-85 pounds and can be 20-25 inches tall depending on genetics and the size of the parent dogs.
Age Expectancy: 10-15 years.
Temperament: Goldendoodles are high energy, friendly and affectionate dogs. They are intelligent and need daily mental and physical exercise, or they can get bored. Goldendoodles are easily trained.
Coat: Long hair soft and curly, shaggy.
Color: White, Cream, Fawn, Apricot and Black are most common.
Grooming: Regular grooming and brushing are required for Goldendoodles.
Training: Goldendoodles are smart and easy to train. It is suggested to start positive training your Goldendoodle at an early age.
Vet Care: Regular vet care is essential for the health and well being of your Goldendoodle puppy.
Types of Goldendoodle Puppies
FAQ’s About Buying Goldendoodle Puppies Online
When buying a Goldendoodle puppy, you want to make sure your breeder is not a puppy mill. Pick your puppy up in person, make sure it was born in a loving and clean environment. Always meet your new puppy in person before you buy it. The puppy should have an overall healthy look to him. It should be happy and healthy.
Make sure his eyes are bright and he is clean. Look at his body language make sure his tail is up and wagging. Is his posture good? Does he hold his head up, is he curious? Does he run up to you or is he afraid to approach you? Is the kennel where he lives clean? Is the breeders house and property clean. Listen to your gut. Don’t buy the puppy to rescue it as you will only be keeping the breeder in business. Be strong and walk away.
There are many risks to buying a Goldendoodle puppy online. Since your Goldendoodle puppy will live for 10-15 years, it is important to see firsthand where it was born. Just because two purebred dogs are crossed does not mean the best traits of both breeds are produced in the offspring. Any breeder can be a puppy mill and many selling Goldendoodle puppies are. Make sure the breeder is not a puppy mill.
Pick your puppy up in person, meet the mother dog, see her mental and physical condition. She should be clean, happy and well adjusted. If you don’t see the kennel in person and meet the mother dog you are taking a big risk and could get an unhealthy and poorly bred puppy that may have mental and physical health issues that you will have to deal with. Puppy mill breeders have many excuses as to why you can’t meet the mother and see where the dogs live but excuses are huge red flags.
We do not recommend buying any puppy online and it is not safe to buy Goldendoodle puppies online for many reasons. It is not safe to have a puppy shipped to you by air nanny or even meeting the breeder halfway or in a parking lot. If the breeder has excuses why you are not able to pick up the puppy in person, meet the mother dog and where she and all of the breeder’s dogs live, you might be supporting a puppy mill.
Over 1 million puppy mill puppies are sold online each year and puppy mills are legal. It is in your best interest to make sure your new puppy is not coming from one of these breeders. There is no excuse for a breeder that won’t let you see where the dogs live.
It takes time to find a new puppy and you can’t tell if a puppy is healthy and happy by looking at a picture on a website. Your Goldendoodle puppy will be a part of your family for 10-15 years so it’s important to find a healthy well-bred puppy. Do your research online but never take a breeder’s word for it and don’t believe photos or video of the mom or kennel.
It’s important to go to the breeders home in person and see where the dogs live and how he treats them. Responsible breeders will have no problem with that. Since Goldendoodles are not purebreds, and they are very popular dogs, many unscrupulous breeders are breeding and selling them online.
Always meet the mother dog, see her mental and physical condition and where she lives before you buy a puppy. See where and how she and all of the breeding dogs live.
Goldendoodle puppies are the popular fad dog these days and puppy mills are selling them all over the internet and social media. Puppy mill dog breeders put profit over the health and well-being of the breeding dogs and puppies produced. Any breeder can be a puppy mill. They can have ten to hundreds of breeding dogs. Puppy mills are legal.
Puppy mills keep the mother dogs pregnant and sell the puppies. The breeding parents are forced to breed twice a year or at every heat cycle and they are usually kept in all wire stacked cages and in dark pole barns.
The breeding dogs are not groomed, they live in the cages and don’t know the touch of a loving hand. They are denied veterinary care. Most are living and breeding with painful conditions such as urinary tract infections, ear infections, rotten teeth, infected eyes, tumors, infected mammary glands and sore feet from standing on wire cage floors that never get addressed.
It is important to know that any breeder can be a puppy mill. It’s hard to imagine the breeder you are talking or texting with could be a puppy mill. If the breeder has excuses why they won’t let you see where they keep the breeding dogs or you are not able to meet the mother dog in person, walk away!