The Goldendoodle is a designer dog breed generally known for its golden coloured coat. Like all other hybrid dog breeds, the Goldendoodle is a crossbreed resulting from breeding a Golden Retriever with a Poodle. These dog breed has been growing in popularity than other dog breeds.
Amount of food depends on the pet’s activity levels, size, build, age and metabolism. It is highly recommended that the dog be fed 1 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food which is divided into multiple meals. These multiple or small meals are necessary to avoid gastric torsion or bloat complications. Overfeeding can make the dog overweight.
Goldendoodles are generally healthy, but like any other breed they can develop certain conditions. Health issues they are likely to develop include ear infections, patellar luxation, elbow and hip dysplasia, allergies, hypothyroidism, Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus and Progressive Retinal Atrophy. It is advisable to buy a healthy puppy from a trusted breeder. You can also pay a visit to veterinarian for check-ups and treatments which is essential for the dog’s health.
Coats and Grooming
The Goldendoodles generally have a curly or wavy coat of about 2 to 3 inches in length. Coat colour can either be white, black, copper, apricot, red, grey, cream or golden. These dog breed requires grooming to keep its coat in the best condition possible. Pet owners can choose to clip the coat for easy maintenance. On the other hand, the coat can remain in its natural state and be maintained by brushing it once every week.
A bath is good in cleaning the coat but can lead to loss of necessary moisture and oils on the coat or skin. Brushing their teeth is necessary to remove tartar and bacteria build up, hence reducing chances of periodontal diseases and bad breathe. Trimming their nails prevents painful tears. Grooming also includes checking ears weekly for bad odour or redness indicating an infection.
While grooming the dog, you can check on sores, rashes, tenderness, redness and skin inflammation in the feet, eyes, nose and mouth. Good grooming can help you identify potential health problems early.