Now that Jax is a little older and has completed his round of vaccinations, we are out and about more.
As a “dos” doodle family once again, the most popular question we’re asked centers around their appearance.
People are intrigued with how different they look and the various coat types of the Goldendoodle…
Like any cross-breed, the appearance of these dogs vary from pup to pup.
For now I’d like to talk about the F1 (first generation) Goldendoodle. This is the offspring of a purebred golden retriever and a purebred poodle. #HarleyandJax
There are three main coat types.
- The straight coat – which is flat and resembles more of a golden retriever coat.
- The wavy coat – a mixture of a poodles curls, and a golden retriever’s straighter coat.
- The curly coat – which tends to look more like the poodle coat
The color of their coat is also a familiar question when meeting new people. #lotsofcolor
Common coat colors can include white, cream, apricot, gold, red, and sometimes gray and black (also called phantom).
The older Jax gets, the whiter his new growth becomes, yet I have no clue what’s going on with his ears…
I make people laugh out loud when I share my intellectual response on the whole variety of different coat types. I just tell them –
Goldendoodles are like a box of chocolates, I never know what I’m gonna get.
There’s oodles and doodles of information about the various coat types of the Goldendoodle. For this post I referenced Wikipedia
Speaking of coats – If you are a doodle pet parent and struggle with finding the right groomer for your pup, here’s an excellent FREE professional doodle grooming guide from The International Doodle Owners Group, Inc. (IDOG). They’re a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) group of volunteers, dedicated to the protection of Labradoodles and Goldendoodles. #wonderfulresource
Have a great weekend, do something spectacular, and we’ll catch up next week 🙂