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Everything Goldendoodle” is the theme I chose for the Blogging from A-Z  challenge this year.

The A-Z challenge started in 2010. I first participated in this challenge in 2014 and loved every minute of it!

This year over 500 bloggers from across the world will blog everyday during the month of April (minus Sundays) with the best intentions of making through the entire month and the alphabet.


For the month of April, we hope you enjoy – mini posts about…



ABOUT this dog –

The Goldendoodle gets its name from its mixed heritage – the sweet and gentle Golden Retriever with the peaceful and accepting Standard Poodle.

They were first deliberately bred in North America as a larger version of the popular Cockapoo in the mid 1990s. The name was coined in 1992.

Goldendoodles are a hybrid dog, a first generation cross, and as such they exhibit “hybrid vigor.” A term used to describe the burst of fertility, good health and growth that is seen in the progeny when two unrelated breeds are mated.   goldendoodles.com

Many wonder how to tell the difference between a mixed breed and a hybrid dog. If you’re one of the “many” you’re not alone.

Mixed Breed – the off spring of 2 or more different dog breeds where neither  the mother nor the father is a registered purebred dog. Often the dog’s ancestry is unknown. While commonly referred to as mutts – this is not a derogatory term. Owners quite often affectionately and proudly refer to their dogs as mutts – because they’re loved for who they are, not for their specific genetic makeup or their papers.

Hybrid Dogsthe offspring of 2 or more known, but different, dog breeds. A mixed breed is not a hybrid – because a hybrid dog is the offspring of 2 different species (not just the offspring of 2 different breeds).

The American Canine Hybrid Club recognizes a hybrid dog as the offspring of 2 purebred dogs. The mother and father must both be registered as a pure breed dog.

Hybrid dogs of 2 pure breed parents are often called designer dogs.


*I am not a breeder nor a veterinarian. I am a Doodle Mom searching and sharing a better understanding about everything Goldendoodle.




  • Ramya
    April 1, 2016

    This is a breed I haven really come across much.! Informative


    • Cathy Bennett
      April 4, 2016

      Hi Ramya – Thanks for stopping by, hope you come back and learn more about the breed that stole my heart!

  • Emma
    April 1, 2016

    Good luck with the A to Z Challenge. We did it once. It was tough. Can’t wait to see what you come up with every day.

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 4, 2016

      Just hang with us Emma – knowing you’ve got our back will help us soldier through!

  • All Things Collie
    April 1, 2016

    Oh we forgot about this! You have to blog every day? That can be rough.

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 4, 2016

      Don’t worry, I slept it last year too! To make it easy – I start early (copied Kimberly from Keep the Tail Wagging) and gather my photos and start working on my theme. I try to keep my posts short (300 words or so) and only one photo (maybe two at the most). So far – so good, but then it’s only letter “C” LOL

  • Lindsay
    April 1, 2016

    Glad to see you in this challenge. It’s my first year and I’m looking forward to the month!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 4, 2016

      You will really enjoy it – there are so many incredible bloggers in the challenge, it’s like having your own library at your finger tips. I love to grab a glass of wine in the evening when it slows down here in Doodleville, and just read all sorts of blogs that are collected together for our convenience through the blogging challenge. Enjoy!!!

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