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House Cockapoos & Goldendoodles
Location: Shenandoah, Virginia 22824
Affiliations: AKC and CKC
Carriage House Cockapoo and Goldendoodle puppies is located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. We are dedicated to raising quality Cockapoo and Goldendoodle puppies. We do not have a kennel based program. We are purposefully small so that all of our dogs can be raised in our home as part of our family. Our moms are never alone during labor and delivery. The puppies are handled with love and care from the moment they are born. All puppies come with a one year health guarantee and a lifetime of support.
Member Since 04/18/2010 - FB - Last Updated
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Short History of the Breed
Cross between a golden retriever and a poodle.
The Goldendoodle dog was created in Australia for
those who had allergies and was in need of an assistance dog.
Description and Size/Temperament: The Goldendoodle, when a first generation,
will usually have a similar disposition as that of the purebred Golden
Retriever. Goldendoodles come in a variety of sizes. Those who remain under 25
pounds as an adult can sometimes pick up the traits and personality of the Toy
Poodle while those who are a bit larger will pick up the personality of the
Golden Retriever. The Goldendoodle sports a full facial beard as an adult and
its coat is generally shaggy and wavy. Some Goldendoodles can have loose curls
through out the coat and a fuzzy face. Goldendoodles have almond shaped eyes and
their eye color ranges from brown, blue, green, amber or multi-color.
The Goldendoodle comes in a variety of colors and markings. Because the
Goldendoodle is a hybrid, the size of the Goldendoodle does not depend upon the
size of its parents, rather its entire lineage plays a role in the genetic size
it becomes as an adult. The Goldendoodle can be as small as 9 pounds and as
large as 150 pounds in genetic body weight. Because the Goldendoodle is a hybrid
dog and not a purebred dog, it does not fall into size categories like that of
the purebred dog. Goldendoodles can be a variety of sizes within any given
litter regardless of the size of its parents.
Individual puppies in any given litter can have a wide range of body weights
and heights. This is why it is difficult for a Kennel Club to write a "standard"
for the Goldendoodle dog. The Goldendoodle is a hybrid and can not be registered
with the American Kennel Club, however, there are many reputable Kennel Clubs
that do recognize hybrid dogs and do allow the hybrid to become registered with
their Kennel Club. Environmental factors can play a role in actual body weight
for adult Goldendoodles. The Goldendoodle dog is considered fully grown at the
age of one year. The Goldendoodle is a friendly, outgoing, family oriented
canine that works out very well for those with mild allergies. The Goldendoodle
coat is not hypo-allergenic or non-shedding, rather the Goldendoodle coat does
go through many coat changes its first year of life as the puppy coat changes
for the adult coat. At the age one year, the Goldendoodle coat is a very low
shedding, single coat. The Goldendoodle's tail rides high up over the back and
the Goldendoodle always appears to be smiling. A generally happy dog, the
Goldendoodle performs well with positive reinforcement and is a quick learner.
Harsh training methods does not work well for the Goldendoodle due to their
sensitive, low key disposition. Not generally a hyper dog, the Goldendoodle
enjoys interacting with its family members and is other pet friendly.
Purpose: The Goldendoodle was originated as
a service dog for those with allergies.
Highly intelligent, the Goldendoodle not only makes a terrific service dog, but
a companion and friend to its master. Eager to learn, but being sensitive to
harsh training methods, the Goldendoodle will excel in obedience with positive
Dog Care: The Goldendoodle is the happiest when interacting with its
Because the coat does require maintenance, the coat should be brushed several
times a week to prevent matting. The Goldendoodle's adult coat can be trimmed
short for easy maintenance. Puppy Goldendoodles generally do not require a lot
of coat care since their coat is still growing. Unless the Goldendoodle in need
of a bath, general bathing should only occur once a month to help prevent dry
skin. Feeding the Goldendoodle soft food mixed with its dry food, at least once
a week will also help reduce dry skin issues. Some Goldendoodles may develop an
allergy to certain foods. In this case, feeding Eukanuba Low Residue will help
alleviate this issue. The Goldendoodle can sport either short or long ears.
Short eared Goldendoodles do not have ear issues like that of the long eared
Goldendoodle. Ear infections can occur when the long hair over the ear traps
moisture. Swimming can also cause ear issues with the Goldendoodle. To prevent
moisture build up, the Goldendoodle's ears should be checked frequently and kept
clean. The Goldendoodle's coat usually only needs to be groomed (trimmed) once
every 6 months once it becomes an adult dog.
Size: The Goldendoodle can range in size regardless of gender, from 9
pounds to 150 pounds. Being a hybrid, the Goldendoodle dog does not fall into
size categories like that of the purebred canine.
Heights can also vary regardless of gender from 15" to 26" or more at the
Coat Type: The Goldendoodle has two coat types. Shaggy/wavy and
Shaggy/wavy with loose curls. The Goldendoodle can sport either coat type as a
first generation dog. Of course the more Poodle that is added to the
Goldendoodle, the more it is possible for the Goldendoodle to have added curl in
the coat. Goldendoodles typically have a full facial beard as an adult. The
Goldendoodle tail rides high up over the back with a full plume. All
Goldendoodles have almond shaped eyes that can be brown, amber, blue, green or
multi-colored. The Goldendoodle can sport long or short ears with the hair being
longer than the actual ear. Goldendoodles with low, long hanging ears can have
more ear issues than those with short ears.
Color and markings: The Goldendoodle comes in a variety of colors and
markings. The Goldendoodle can be white, light apricot, dark apricot, red,
chocolate, black, silver, silver frost, cream, any color with phantom markings,
parti or tri color as well as any solid color with white markings or white with
markings of any other color. Because the Poodle has a wide range of colors in
its history, there are no "rare" colors or markings for the Goldendoodle dog.
Health Issues and Life Expectancy: There are no known MAJOR health issues
with the Goldendoodle. Minor issues such as ear infections or food allergies can
occur. Goldendoodles are over-all a general healthy dog providing it has not
been inbred or backbred.
Temperament: The Goldendoodle is a family oriented dog who is eager to
please. A sensitive dog, harsh training methods should be avoided. The
Goldendoodle enjoys the company of its human family and is considered to be a
dog. Because the Goldendoodle is a social dog, it should not be left alone for
consider lengths of time. The Goldendoodle can become lonely without social
interaction which can cause destructive behavior. Highly intelligent, the
Goldendoodle enjoys mental stimulation and should have daily interaction with
its human family. The Goldendoodle can be can learn to enjoy water sports and in
certain Goldendoodles, this is a trait that comes from their Poodle and Golden
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