Goldendoodles come in a variety of colors. What many people assume is that they are all GOLD! Nope! A goldendoodle can actually be many colors! Why? Because the Poodle has such a wide variety of color genes in its genetic scope. Goldendoodles can be of any color and have any marking. There is no such thing as a “rare” colored Goldendoodle dog. The most popular color in a goldendoodle is apricot…with cream being second…..red being third and we have found that Black is the least popular color of all colors in a goldendoodle and We can not figure out why! A black goldendoodle (nicknamed “Nictendoodle” by our doodle world) is very gorgeous! They are the very same dog as the lighter colored doodles. It is very sad to see so many people disregard a dog just because of its color or marking.
We see many dogs of various breeds who are black, being picked over for the lighter colors. Those who do this miss out on the beauty of owning a very gentle, loving, family-oriented, shaggy low shedding dog who would do just about anything you ever asked of it…just to please its owner! Many fantastic dogs are over-looked based on color or gender and I think this is a down-right shame.
Since creating the Goldendoodle in 1999, we have seen a huge variety of colors! The following are the colors we have personally observed, to date:
*Apricot (light and dark)
*Apricot with black tips
*Black and tan
*Black with white markings
*Silver phantom with gold hues
Goldendoodles can also have varied colored eyes! We have personally observed Goldendoodles with blue eyes, brown eyes, green eyes, amber eyes and multi-colored eyes such as having one blue eye/one green eye or one blue eye/one brown eye. Goldendoodles can have markings anywhere on their coat. This is very common. Be wary of any breeder who claims they have “rare” colored or “rare” marked Goldendoodles. This means they are very inexperienced and are not familiar with their Poodles pedigree and lineage.
So what is a Goldendoodle, you ask?
A Goldendoodle is a hybrid who has one parent a Poodle and one parent a Golden Retriever. The size of the Poodle sire can be a Toy, Miniature or Standard and of course, the Golden Retriever can be of any size.
This Poodle hybrid has been steadily growing in popularity because of the less shedding coat and while many fanatic purebred breeders are appalled at the idea of a Goldendoodle, families seeking a family pet who has very little shedding but has the Golden Retriever temperament are jumping for joy!
So much erroneous information about the Goldendoodle can be located everywhere over the internet because many people jumped on the “Doodle bangwagon” when they saw the popularity of the Goldendoodle rise and thought there were bucks to be made. As predicted by us back when we first started in 1999, there is a Goldendoodle breeder on nearly every street corner now and unfortunately, we are watching the Goldendoodle fall into the same pattern as that of the purebred dog. New and inexperienced breeders creating them improperly….backbreeding, inbreeding and also advertising false information such as “rare colors” or “never shedding” or even the worst….saying the inbred or backbred Goldendoodle is much better than the first generation doodle.
We have been a Goldendoodle breeder since 1999 and before we even were aware there was an actual name to the hybrid (which came about from the Australians), we called our pups “Curly Goldens”. Only after creating our first litter were we aware that Australian breeders called them “Goldendoodles” and had begun creating this Poodle hybrid as an assistance dog for those who had allergies to dogs with shedding hairs. The Goldendoodle is highly intelligent and very easy to train. Their trainability is extremely high and they work out very well for those who have allergy issues. Many people assume that Goldendoodles are just one color but they aren’t.
They come in all colors; all sizes; with various markings to include eyes that can be blue, brown, amber, green or multi colored.