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Intrigued By Designer Dogs? 3 Reasons To Choose A Goldendoodle Puppy

Sharing a home with a canine is something that many Americans choose to do. For growing families, the family dog provides a sense of security and a playmate for children. For singles or couples, a beloved dog can provide motivation to exercise and a sense of warm companionship in a too-quiet home. 

No matter the reason for sharing your life and home with a dog, you are sure to want the experience to be a good one. Over the past few years, the term "designer dog" has come to signify deliberate breeding of two distinct breeds to achieve a hybrid with the best characteristics of both breeds. If you are ready to share your home with a canine friend and are intrigued by the idea of a designer puppy, here are some very good reasons to consider a Goldendoodle. 

Goldendoodles are a lower maintenance breed

Golden retrievers and poodles are both historically popular breeds for family pets and companions. When these two breeds are combined, the resulting puppies are called Goldendoodles. While both breeds are known for being loyal, playful, intelligent pets, the golden retriever's shedding was a commonly cited concern for many families. When bred to a poodle whose coat is known to be much more resistant to shedding, dog owners can enjoy the best of both breeds, while reducing annoying shedding issues. 

Goldendoodles are intelligent and trainable

Another important factor when choosing a dog is whether it will be able to integrate easily into the routine of your home. The Goldendoodle's innate intelligence, coupled with loyalty and an intense desire to please their humans makes them highly trainable. In addition to being easy to housetrain, Goldendoodles can learn basic obedience commands, adapt easily to wearing a harness and leash, and readily learn to play active games with their humans. 

Goldendoodles are also known for their ability to thrive in a multiple-pet household. Their loving, non-aggressive nature and low prey drive allows them to easily accept and respect cats and other pets in their home environment. 

Goldendoodle puppies can be hypoallergenic

While not every Goldendoodle is hypoallergenic, a significant number of them are. This can make the choice of a Goldendoodle puppy the best way for households that include an allergy sufferer to be able to enjoy the benefits of a family dog. 

If a Goldendoodle sounds like the perfect puppy for your household but you still have a few questions, take time to discuss your situation with a reputable Goldendoodle puppy breeder or pet store in your area.