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The American love affair with Goldendoodles prompted the creation of “mini Goldendoodles” from crosses of female Golden Retrievers to male Miniature or Toy Poodles. The first reported Miniature Goldendoodle litter arrived in January 2002, attracting a great deal of attention. As word spread, more people jumped on the bandwagon to breed small Goldendoodles that were perfect for apartment and city living. At this time, Goldendoodles are not recognized as a distinct breed by the American Kennel Club AKC, the United Kennel Club UKC, the Canadian Kennel Club CKC or any other widely recognized all breed purebred dog registry. However, Goldendoodle aficionados are making concerted efforts to standardize their type and temperament so that eventually they will be fully accepted by purebred dog registries. The Goldendoodle Association of North America GANA claims to be the only organization dedicated to creating and maintaining a reliable registry for the Goldendoodle. Its stated mission is to promote and guide the development of the Goldendoodle to achieve a consistent standard for the “breed” in terms of coat, type, health and temperament. These efforts are opposed by the American parent clubs of the Golden Retriever and Poodle, which view Goldendoodles and similar hybrids as genetic gambles that create expensive designer mutts bred primarily to deceive the buying public into thinking that there is something “better” about them than their purebred predecessors. The debate over whether the Goldendoodle should or should not be considered an independent breed will no doubt continue for many years. As hybrid crosses like the Goldendoodle develop richer genetic variation, they will become healthier and more likely to live longer than either of their parental lines. Today, the average life expectancy of a Goldendoodle is 10 to 14 years.

Because they may bark infrequently, it’s best not to rely on them as a watchdog or dog for protection.

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We have placed several with autistic children, as therapy dogs, and as service dogs to the blind.

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