The Double Doodle: A Perfect Family Dog
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.
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
Golden Retriever & Poodle
Labrador Retriever & Poodle
Goldendoodle & Labradoodle
Happiest with people
Affectionate & social
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.
Cute Goldendoodle Puppies
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 FamilyClick thumbnail to view full-size
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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