“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 Dogs – the 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.