a popular pet
The Goldendoodle was first bred in 1969. Originally developed to be guide dogs for the visually impaired, Goldendoodles were found to better suited as pets since shedding was reduced. Goldendoodles have achieved success as guide dogs, service dogs, therapy dogs, and sniffer dogs (one study tested their success at sniffing out peanuts in foods for owners with nut allergies). Goldendoodles have also done well in agility. Because of their affection towards families, as well as their friendliness and patience with children and strangers,the Goldendoodle has proven to be an excellent family dog.
Most Goldendoodles have a wavy to curly coat usually in the 2-3 inch range. Goldendoodles can come in many different colors. Common are white, cream, apricot, gold and red. Gray and black (also called phantom) can emerge. Goldendoodles require regular grooming. A shorter coat will require less but a regular bath and brushing is recommended.
Probably the main reason for the Goldendoodles popularity is its charm. Goldendoodles endears himself to everyone he meets with his friendly, intelligent, accepting nature.