Not sure which one to choose? Well, your aren't alone. Almost everyone that contacts me wants to know what
the difference is between the Goldendoodle and the Labradoodle. I'll tell you...... NOTHING, there is no difference
as far as temperament , intelligence, and train-ability. Both are highly trainable and both make excellent pets
for children. They both make great service and therapy dogs too. There are some differences as far as looks, but
that depends on which generation ( f1, f1b, multigen,) that you are talking about. With the Labradoodles, the f1's are
not as non- shedding as the f1bs and multigen's. Some have wavier coats that are minimal shed and some almost
non. But some can shed quite a bit. So, if you want an f1, ask about the different coat types within the litter. Some
of the puppies will have a wavier coat and some will be more straight. The f1 Goldendoodle is not that way.
They are more consistent in coat, meaning that almost all are softer, less shed. Alot of f1's are non-shed and most
are very minimal. Within a litter of f1 Goldendoodles there will be some with a more tightly waved coat and some with
the looser waved, less thick coat. It stands to reason that usually the more wavy ones will be the non-shedders and
the less wavy ones will be minimal shedders. But even the minimal shedders are so much less than a regular dog. You
almost have to brush it out of them, and you don't usually find loose hair on your clothes or in the house. The f1b's
are usually more wavy to curly and we can make them in the smaller size.
In the Labradoodles we also breed the multigens ( American
and Australian) , in the mini and medium sizes. They have the nicer fleece coats ( some wavy and some curly).
Even within the same litter there will be differences in coats.
So, I say to you, choose first based on what size of a dog that you want ( lap dog size or Cocker Spaniel size).
Then, just take a look at the options, keeping an open mind to both the Doodle types
, and just decide what type of coat that you like best.
I have never had anyone have an allergy problem with the f1 Goldendoodle or multigen. Labradoodle,
so don't worry too much about allergies. If your allergies are severe, let me know and I can help you pick. We help
about 90 % of our new puppy owners pick their puppies . We can assess their temperaments, do the testing for you and watch
the litter interact where you can see the pictures of the puppies. So, together, we can pick the best new family
member for you and your family!