The Double Doodle: A Perfect Family Dog

Updated on January 27, 2018
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Emily is a first-time dog-mom. She's obsessed with her puppy, Belle, so stay tuned for adorable puppy articles.

Our silly and sweet Double Doodle, Belle!
Our silly and sweet Double Doodle, Belle!

The Double Doodle Is a Perfect Family Dog

I thought this article would be fun to create as a means of informing everyone about the awesome Double Doodle dog breed. In addition, I wanted to share some lovely photos of my Double Doodle, Belle, her parents, and her littermates.

Puppies require a lot of exercise to burn off their exuberant supply of energy. It's hard to go for a walk with Belle or play in the yard without a passerby inquiring about her breed—it's like walking around with a celebrity!

Belle is at the age where she tries to jump up on people as they walk by. Her leash, of course, is kept short, and sometimes we're not sure what to expect. We receive ooh's and ahh's and high-pitched screams about how adorable Belle is, as well as the occasional unkind remark about how our puppy needs training. She is a puppy, after all, and quite well-trained (but that's beside the point). Most people are friendly towards her and want to inquire about what type of dog she is.

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Belle hanging out in her chair after spending an afternoon playing outside! Our beautiful puppy, Belle, in her favorite hiding spot in our kitchen island.
Belle hanging out in her chair after spending an afternoon playing outside!
Belle hanging out in her chair after spending an afternoon playing outside! | Source
Our beautiful puppy, Belle, in her favorite hiding spot in our kitchen island.
Our beautiful puppy, Belle, in her favorite hiding spot in our kitchen island. | Source

Goldendoodle + Labradoodle = Double Doodle Puppies!

"What Kind of Dog Is She?"

When asked about her breed, we often get into the whole doodle discussion. It is sometimes easier to say she is a Goldendoodle rather than the lengthy explanation of a Double Doodle. The people we do share the whole Double Doodle explanation with thoroughly enjoy learning something new and are often amused and fascinated by the cute term.

All three breeds have similar characteristics, are very much alike, and they all have Poodle traits. The Goldendoodle and Labradoodle have traits consistent with the Golden Retriever and the Labrador Retriever.

Doodle Dog Breed Differences

Double Doodle
Golden Retriever & Poodle
Labrador Retriever & Poodle
Goldendoodle & Labradoodle
Loving personality
Happiest with people
Varying coats
Varying coats
Varying coats
Affectionate & social
Pleasant temperament
Easy going
Needs exercise
High energy
Very active
Levels of grooming vary.

The Goldendoodle

The popular Goldendoodle is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle, two awesome dogs.

Golden Retrievers are very lovable dogs due to their friendly nature. They are also fun to play catch with and are excellent water dogs. The Poodle contributes to the low-allergy, low-shed, hypoallergenic coat of the Double Doodle. Poodles are also very intelligent and make excellent show dogs.

Goldendoodles, besides being ridiculously cute, are great with kids, loyal, smart, and a wonderful addition to the home.

A Goldendoodle puppy.
A Goldendoodle puppy. | Source

Cute Goldendoodle Puppies

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A Labradoodle puppy!A happy Labradoodle!
A Labradoodle puppy!
A Labradoodle puppy! | Source
A happy Labradoodle!
A happy Labradoodle! | Source

The Labradoodle

The Labradoodle is a cross between the Labrador Retriever and the Poodle. It was originally developed to be a hypoallergenic guide dog. Not all Labradoodles are hypoallergenic, however. The hypoallergenic coat is a quality many people look for but depends on the individual dog's coat type.

The Labradoodle is happiest when it is with the people it loves. They have the energy and work ethic of the Labrador Retriever, as well as the work ethic of the Poodle. The Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular dogs in the United States and is known for its kind, pleasant temperament. It loves retrieving balls, frisbees, or participating in other forms of physical activity.

Beautiful Labradoodle Puppies

Choosing a Double Doodle

Double Doodles have a great mix of desirable traits from the Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, and Poodle, and these three breeds make for excellent companions. They are smart, fun, lovable, loyal, and super sweet dogs. Their coats will vary whether it is wavy, curly, or flat. Some may shed more than others, and some require more grooming. No Double Doodle is the same, just like no one dog or person is the same! Regardless, their sweet demeanor is consistent and makes them an ideal candidate for those considering a new puppy for their home.

Belle's Family

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Sister, Harry. Brother, SamsonSister, Chloe.Belle's mom, Dixie, a Goldendoodle.Belle's dad, Yankee, a Labradoodle.
Sister, Harry.
Sister, Harry. | Source
Brother, Samson
Brother, Samson | Source
Sister, Chloe.
Sister, Chloe. | Source
Belle's mom, Dixie, a Goldendoodle.
Belle's mom, Dixie, a Goldendoodle. | Source
Belle's dad, Yankee, a Labradoodle.
Belle's dad, Yankee, a Labradoodle. | Source

Belle's Double Doodle Family Profile

  • Dixie: Dixie is Belle's mother and is a Goldendoodle. She weighs 40 pounds and is apricot in color. She has a wonderful, sweet, loving disposition, and makes a great family dog.
  • Yankee: Yankee is Belle's father and is a Labradoodle. He weighs 60 pounds and is sweet-natured, loving, family-oriented, and well-behaved! He loves to hike and is great off-lead!
  • The Litter: The ten littermates were born on Valentine's Day 2016. What perfect timing considering they are all such beautiful, sweet puppies! They were born at the breeder's home and never kept in cages or kennels. Dixie and Yankee were also lovingly cared for. We were able to meet both parents when visiting the pups before making our final decision. Dixie hopped into the pen with her puppies and snuggled them all. Such a sweet momma!

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      emilybee 8 weeks ago

      Hi Steve! Our doodle is almost 2 years old and is around 50 pounds. She also is very social and shares the same traits as your dog. She is a great dog! Thank you for commenting and sharing your experiences with your Doodle!

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      Steve 8 weeks ago

      Our Double Jori is almost nine years old and is the best. She is a charcoal color and big for a girl at 65#. She is smart, affectionate and very social. Only fault is she is fanatical about retrieving and is not very social if a ball or retrieving dummy is around. She would rather be in water than not and I believe I will duck hunt wit her next year. I think she would do just about anything one could want from a dog

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      emilybee 2 months ago

      Hello! I wrote this article because not many people know what a Double Doodle is. Did you before reading this? Most people have heard of Goldendoodles and labradoodles but not the Double Doodle.

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      BellatheBall 3 months ago

      What is the point of this article? Besides being cute, lovable, sweet, and (maybe) hypo-allergenic, is there anything else about this designer dog you want us to know?

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      emilybee 19 months ago

      That's great she adopted! These dogs aren't usually in shelters but they are such great dogs.

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      emilybee 19 months ago

      Patty, they are the best dogs. Super friendly. Friendly with kids, animals, squirrels, birds

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      FlourishAnyway 19 months ago from USA

      Looks like my grandmother's dog, Tuff Stuff. She adopted him from a shelter.

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      Live To Write 19 months ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you so much chewtt2... you are awesome!!!!

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      Patty Inglish 19 months ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Double Doodles - how many of us knew about them before you wrote this? Not many, I think.

      These seem like very nice, friendly. and appropriate pets for families and worthy of recommendation. Do they shed very much?

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      emilybee 19 months ago

      chewtt2- that is so kind of you to say! Personal experiences or things you are knowledgeable about are the best to write about & use lots of good photos. Good luck!

      Laurinzo- what kind of dog? I'm sure you do miss him. Doggies are the best. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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      Cindy Hewitt 19 months ago from Sarasota

      This is so great. I think I can learn a lot about putting together an excellent Hub from you.

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      Live To Write 19 months ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Awwwww.... I am truly missing my dog now... thanks for a stirring piece!!!!