Goldendoodle coats are not as easy a decision to choose as you may think. Black, brown, tan, apricot, cream and gold.


Every Goldendoodle coat and color is different, distinct, and Doodle*tastic…


Honestly? I had absodoodletutely no idea about this when I started searching for Harley, but I learned later #studentofdoodleology

I remember Leo at 6 months of age with an apricot coloring. His father was a dark rich cooper penny red blend. By the time he was a year old, he was white as a ghost – all over.

Jaxson’s “Poodle Papa” was also copper red – bright in fact. He remained tan most of his first year. A faint trace of tan coloring on the back of his ears is all that remains.

While this seemed strange to me as I watched Harley’s tan tints lighten right before my very eyes, I looked and waited for the change with Leo and Jaxson.

Goldendoodles rarely remain the same color as they grow into adulthood. It’s quite common for their color to lighten. I think Jaxson had the most dramatic change of them all…

JAXUnlike the many varieties of colors, there are three coat types –

  • Wavy/Shaggythis is the most common found in all types of generations*
  • Curlysecond most common – found more in F1B Goldendoodles* because of the poodle lineage
  • Straightleast common and often referred to as the Golden Retriever coat

Harley is considered curly, while Jaxson is definitely wavy/shaggy (as was Leo).


The term “hypoallergenic dog breed” is commonly used to refer to a crossbreed that is more compatible with allergic people than other breeds.  wiki


Claims about the existence of hypoallergenic dog breeds may have been fueled by unsubstantiated articles on the internet.


All dogs shed, and all dogs produce dander and saliva to some degree. Breeds that shed less are more likely to be hypoallergenic. The amount of the allergenic protein present on the dander and in the saliva varies by breed.

How hypoallergenic a particular dog is for a particular person may vary with the individual dog and the individual person.

*Stick around for the letter “G” for a look into “generations”

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


Everything Doodle – Goldendoodle Coat Types

Everything Doodle – Goldendoodle Colors

Groovy Goldendoodles – The Various Types of the Goldendoodle

Wiki – Hypoallergenic Dog Breed

This year over 500 bloggers from across the world will participate in the A-Z blogging challenge.

We will attempt to blog everyday during the month of April (minus Sundays) completing the entire alphabet in one month.

Our Theme? – “Everything Goldendoodle” ❤️ 


We are now in the Go Pet Friendly “Best City for Pet Travelers” March Madness FINAL ROUND 🏆

Your overwhelming support brought us here and we’ve all had a blast. But wouldn’t it be grand to turn something fun into something good?

We are so proud to announce that THE PET MAHAL salon – Harley and Jaxson’s spa hangout – have agreed to match $1.00 for each vote up to the first $100.00 for the Charleston Animal Society. #loveourpetmahalpeeps

The Championship round starts today and voting ends at 9:00pm on Wednesday, April 6th. If we could be so bold as to ask one more time – to vote for what I believe to be the best city for dogs in the entire country. Vote Charleston – vote now – VOTE HERE! 


GOLDEN hugs & DOODLE kisses


  • Monika & Sam
    April 4, 2016

    Thanks for clarifying the differences in doodle coats. And just so you know, this Colorado pair voted for…wait for it…Charleston! Good luck. ღ

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 4, 2016

      Whoo-Hoo – Colorado may be your zip code, but Charleston’s got your heart! Thanks so much for your vote.

  • All Things Collie
    April 4, 2016

    You have almost as many coat differences as collies do!

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 4, 2016

      Just about.

  • Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom
    April 4, 2016

    I love all the coat types! Since two of my three favorite dog breeds are Golden Retrievers and Poodles, it makes sense that I’d love your Doodle boys! Corgis are my other favorites – Ducky’s personality is all Corgi and she keeps me endlessly entertained with her shenanigans.

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 4, 2016

      I saw a Christmas parade in VA a few years ago, and they had a Corgi promenade as one of the participants. Imagine dozens of Corgi’s marching in the parade dressed in their holiday sweater wear – it was so freaking adorable. They are so cute…

  • Two French Bulldogs
    April 4, 2016

    It’s funny how coloring of our furs change. Guess what? When I was a baby my nose was pink BOL now it’s black
    Lily (& Edward)

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 4, 2016

      You two are a hot mess! I love you both. BTW – Harley’s nose gets darker in colder climates, so it’s no longer black since we’ve been in SC. Interesting huh?

  • Emma
    April 4, 2016

    It seems to happen to the best of us…that fading color thing!

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 4, 2016

      Oh Emma – you fade too? say it ain’t so… I thought your coloring (which I love) remained the same throughout your life.

  • Kimberly Gauthier
    April 4, 2016

    I saw a Goldendoodles yesterday and I melted. I have such an appreciation for the breed and I’m enjoying your A to Z. I’m glad that tomorrow is generations, that was my next question – what’s F1B?

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 4, 2016

      HA-HA!I plan to talk generations – but first I’ve got to cover the letter “D” 🙂 I can’t wait for you to meet Jaxson, you will love him – I promise! Glad you’re enjoying the challenge.

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