How vocal are Goldendoodles?
That is the question…
I think it’s safe to say – any dog can/will bark regardless of their breed.
A Goldendoodle will bark to alert their family that someone or something is around, but they’re generally not what you would consider “problem barkers.”
Goldendoodles are like kids in the sense that they are a blend of two different parents.
Some say the Poodle can be a problem barker while the Golden Retriever – not so much.
Therefore if the Goldendoodle is 50% of both breeds and the parents weren’t barkers, that particular trait may not be dominant in your pup!
I am a firm believer that all dogs bark to communicate. Some (obviously) more than others. And often – for individual reasons.
HARLEY – is probably the most vocal but only for specific reasons. the obvious and common being the mailman and our doorbell. Unusual (to me) is the drive-thru window. I must roll his window down. He feels he must give greetings and salutations to the cashier.
JAXSON – gives a low guttural sound when he hears a strange noise. Whines like a toddler if he’s unable to reach something he wants. Rarely does he bark. Recently – after a full day of activity – he will “slumber bark.” It’s as if he’s trying to tell me a story in his REM sleep state.
LEO – was my whiner! He whined a great deal and would throw in a bark from time to time to accentuate his distress. Submissive to Harley, he used his whining to seek human “back-up.”
This video is a prime example.
Harley wrestled the ball away from sibling Leo. Frustrated beyond belief, the only thing Leo knew to do was throw a tantrum. Watch him perform until his Doodle Dad saves the day and brings him another ball.
There are some who believe Goldendoodles are very vocal, and other’s who are adamant they are not.
Because of the two distinct breeds in these super social dogs, I like to get really scientific when asked for my opinion. I borrow and tweak a famous quote from Forest Gump when it comes to generalizing these dogs. 🙂
LifeGoldendoodles are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get!
For the amount of barking the Boys do, I would classify if more musical than maddening to my ears!
*I am not a breeder nor a veterinarian. I am a Doodle Mom searching and sharing a better understanding about everything Goldendoodle.
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