PARENTAL UNIT #GOLDENDOODLES

We’re having so much fun meeting our new neighbors, although it’s the Boys who attract all the attention.

I’m just there to hold the leashes and answer questions.

Two I’m guaranteed to hear are:

  • what are they?
  • why do they look so different?

I always start with the parental unit, because the combination of the two distinct breeds are generally fascinating to many people.

Today I’ll talk about Jaxson’s family because I no longer have photo’s of Harley’s “kin” anymore #deadcomputer

Meet the parents of Jaxson Teller Bennett…

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When Jax was a puppy, his entire body was pretty much the same color – which I affectionately called dark apricot “fuzz”

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As he grew, he began to lighten up a bit, and his wavy look started to appear…

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Yet the color of his ears remained the same – dark apricot…

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In addition to the VARIOUS COAT TYPES OF THE GOLDENDOODLE (which I wrote about earlier this year), Goldendoodles will go through several different phases before their first birthday.

They also have to grow into their coat as well as their facial features.

From birth to 8 weeks, the Goldendoodle coat goes from flat to fluffy and from 8 weeks on that same coat begins to fizzle and disappear as the baby fuzz leaves and the adult coat comes in.

Then there’s the “scraggly” phase. #teenagerlook  It’s that awkward stage right before the first year when the hair is going every which way but the right way. #andnevertogether

Jax is more of a “shaggy doodle.” He’s just now developing that upside down “V” shape between the eyes to the nose…

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Something that Harley doesn’t have. Harley is more of the “curly” type that I choose to brush out.  Hence the “fluffier” look…

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Generally the curly doodle doesn’t have a facial beard, instead their face has curly hairs from the head down to the nose. #❤️buttonnose

So while some people mistake Jaxson for a Wheaten Terrier and Harley as a “giant” Bichon Frise – I smile because it always gets us engaged in dialog about the uniqueness of the Goldendoodle.

And I could talk about them for hours. #cantyoutell?

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To learn more about the different coat phases of Goldendoodles  visit – Goldendoodle World

HAVE A DOODLE*LICIOUS WEEKEND – MAKE SOMEONE SMILE

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23 Comments
  • Two French Bulldogs
    October 23, 2015

    Golden doodles are so darn cute
    Lily & Edward

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 23, 2015

      And they’re sweet too! Have a great weekend!

  • Earl Lover
    October 23, 2015

    Such adorable Doodles!

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 23, 2015

      Why thank you Earl (you little lover you ❤️) – Have a great weekend…

  • DZ Dogs
    October 23, 2015

    They are both totally adorable! Love those fluffy faces!

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 23, 2015

      Thanks DZ – did you see the garden flag? Still loving my DZ handiwork! Have a great weekend

  • DashLilly
    October 23, 2015

    Hooray for Doodles, Hooray for Doodles!!! I can talk forever too!! And as you know Dash has the curly whirly hair like Harley and Lilly has the wavy crazy hair like Jaxson. And they are both in DESPERATE need of a grooming appointment!!! It’s all looking good from Charleston!

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 23, 2015

      Hey Deirdre – Girl, both boys are headed to the groomer tomorrow morning. I’ve got to keep them cut shorter now because it’s so warm around here. Take care.

  • Emma
    October 23, 2015

    Love, love, love your new garden flag for your new house! Pawsome! We love how Jax has some color to his fur and we like his shagginess. He is a cutie!

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 23, 2015

      Emma, my garden flag is getting many compliments. I was so excited when it came that’s why I wanted my readers to visit your site and order (since you had the discount!) Jax does look rather cute with his rugged look doesn’t he!

  • Sand Spring Chesapeakes
    October 23, 2015

    Thanks for sharing your story on how Jax came about and his fur and color. He is handsome. Cute garden flag.

  • Nichole
    October 26, 2015

    Those sure are some good looking parents!

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 28, 2015

      I will let the breeder know Nicole. She is a vet and very particular with who she breeds and how many times. I like that about her.

  • LeeAnna Paylor
    October 26, 2015

    just like kids… never know what they’ll look like. I always think Harley is mostly poodle… hence the very curly hair. I heart button noses too. LEeAnna

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 28, 2015

      Button noses are the best!

  • KIMBERLY GAUTHIER
    October 26, 2015

    Love stories about the coats. Did you link to the earlier post here – I was floating around trying to find a hyperlink so that I could re-read that earlier post, but somehow missed it.

    What amazes me about Scout and Zoey is that one took the features of one breed while the other took the features of another breed. When they were puppies, they looked alike; not anymore.

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 28, 2015

      I always think of you when I’m writing specifically about the breed 🙂 The hyperlink is in there: VARIOUS COAT TYPES OF THE GOLDENDOODLE I like the distinct different looks of your two. Scout has all the expressions though – #priceless

  • Kari
    October 27, 2015

    I find I can talk to anyone about dogs!

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 28, 2015

      Ain’t that the truth Kari!

  • Amanda
    October 27, 2015

    You seriously have two adorable boys! The doodle coat can require a lot of care and maintenance, and you do a great job keeping them looking great and free of mats! Which is your favorite type of brush to use, and is it different for the 2 coat types?

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 28, 2015

      Thanks so much Amanda. I use a regular square wire brush on both of them, and I’ve also got a long tooth comb and a detangled blade. Jax is still not 100% on board with the daily grooming, but he’s come a long way from where we started. Harley loves it, and expects it after our morning walks. I purchase my products from Amazon – they’re the cheapest. I mimicked what the groomer was using.

  • Jackie Bouchard
    October 27, 2015

    It’s amazing how much they change from puppyhood to adulthood. Rita looks pretty much the same as she did when she came to us, but we got her a bit late at 7 mo. old. We had our beagle, Bailey, from 8 weeks old and she changed a lot! She had almost an entirely black head at first and black ears, with a heart shape of brown around her face. #SoFreakingCute! But she also hit that funny awkward teenager phase where everything was changing, and the ultimately she became a gorgeous full-grown beagle with the standard brown head and ears. So interesting to see the changes Jax has gone through and how different he is from Harley.

    Dogs are great for meeting the new neighbors, aren’t they? (Well… unless they hate strangers like Rita does!) 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 28, 2015

      Now I wish I had of been one of those people who started a chronology of the growth spurts of their dogs. From all the photos I’ve taken I’m also amazed. Either way all pups are so dog-gone cute at any age.

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