What is a Double Doodle Dog?
Double Doodle Dog = Labradoodle Goldendoodle Mix
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Labradoodle Goldendoodle Mix Breed History
Golden Retriever Breed History:
The history of the Golden Retriever begins around 1840 when Dudley Marjoribanks, a wealthy businessman and Baron from Scotland set on a mission to create the ultimate gundog. He wanted a breed that could excel in the rainy climate and rugged terrain of the Scottish Highlands.
To accomplish this, he crossed his “Yellow Retriever” with the Tweed Water Spaniel, a breed which is now extinct. Marjoribanks perfected the breed for over 50 years, keeping meticulous notes and records of his work. Bloodhound and Irish Setter were eventually added to the mix to produce the Golden Retriever as we know it today.
In the early 1900s, the breed made its way to the United States, but it didn’t take off in popularity until the 1970s, in part thanks to the publicity of President Gerald Ford’s Golden Retriever named Liberty.
Labrador Retriever Breed History:
The Labrador Retriever originates in Canada, but not from Labrador as its name would suggest. It actually called Newfoundland home, being employed on fishing boats to help retrieve fish that fell out of the nets. Not only was this breed adept at retrieving, but its otter-like tail, that can be used much like a rudder, and its short, dense, weather-proof coat made swimming in the icy Canadian waters an easy task for this breed.
In the early 1800s, English nobles on a trip to Canada spotted these dogs and returned home with them, giving them the false moniker “Labrador dogs.” The breed’s numbers have soared in both Europe and eventually the United States and Labs currently sit as the American Kennel Club’s most popular breed, a position it’s held since 1991.
Poodle Breed History:
While commonly associated with the French, the Poodle actually originated as a duck hunter in Germany over 400 years ago. In German, “pudelin” refers to the splashing in water that the dogs would do to retrieve waterfowl. The Poodle’s curly, weatherproof coat as well as its natural swimming ability and high intelligence made it an excellent retriever.
Eventually, Poodles made their way from the lake to the life of luxury as they were the breed of choice by French nobles, and eventually royalty across all of Europe. To this day, the Poodle is still the national dog of France. The entertainment industry then caught on to the Poodle’s showy looks, intelligence, and ease of trainability and gave them a prominent role in circus acts across the world.
While the Poodle started out as the “standard” variety, eventually the miniature and toy variations were bred. The Toy Poodle started in the United States in the early 20th century to be a city-dwelling companion dog. Due to the many positive personality traits and its hypoallergenic coat, Poodles are now commonly bred with a wide variety of other breeds to produce the “designer” hybrid dogs known and loved by many as “doodles.”
Double Doodle Breed History:
Being a mix of two hybrid breeds (the Labradoodle and the Goldendoodle), as you can imagine, the Double Doodle breed has a very limited history. It is likely one of the most modern Doodle breeds, only dating back 15-20 years.
Labradoodle Goldendoodle Mix Appearance & Grooming
How Big Do Double Doodles Get?
A Double Doodle’s size is determined mostly by whether the Poodle in its lineage was a standard, miniature, or toy. On top of that, the gender of the puppy and the genetics of the parents play important factors as well.
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Double Doodle Dog Breed Coat & Grooming:
Being a hybrid of two hybrids, the Labradoodle Goldendoodle Mix can vary widely in both coat color and texture. How curly your dog’s fur is dictates how often they must be brushed. A minimum of brushing once per week is required for Double Doodles, with the ideal frequency being every other day if not every day for more curly-haired dogs.
Are Double Doodles Hypoallergenic?
Do Double Doodles Shed?
Due to the presence of the Poodle’s genes, the Labradoodle Goldendoodle Mix is sometimes promoted as being hypoallergenic and/or non-shedding. While this can be true, due to the unpredictability of genetics, there is no guarantee that any particular Double Doodle
With that being said, as a rule of thumb, the larger the percentage of Poodle is in a dog’s heritage, the more likely they are to be hypoallergenic. Be sure to find out what generation of Goldendoodle and Labradoodle the parents were if you’re concerned about allergic reactions or shedding.
Labradoodle Goldendoodle Mix Health & Wellness
Double Doodle Dog Breed Lifespan:
A healthy and well-cared-for Double Doodle’s life expectancy is around 12-15 years.
Double Doodle Common Health Concerns:
Double Doodles may be susceptible to the common health problems of the Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, and Poodle. However, due to the genetic diversity from crossing these breeds, the result may be a lower chance of developing these inherited health concerns. Some of the more common genetic disorders to be on the lookout for in the Goldendoodle Labradoodle Mix include Patellar Luxation, Elbow Dysplasia, and Retinal Dysplasia.
Due to the cost of treating these common health concerns, we highly encourage all dog owners invest in pet insurance. We recommend getting a free online quote from Healthy Paws Pet Insurance.
Labradoodle Goldendoodle Mix Temperament & Personality
Double Doodle Dog Breed Behavioral Traits:
Double Doodles are loveable, family-oriented dogs. Good with both children and pets, these dogs love to meet new friends and socialize. While they’ll bark at strangers, their love of meeting new people and their overflowing friendliness make them questionable guard dogs. Double Doodles are highly trainable and quick to catch on to new commands and tricks.
Double Doodle Dog Breed Activity Requirements:
The Double Doodle dog requires moderate exercise, with a good portion of that being devoted to socializing and playtime. Minimum 30-60 minute walks are needed on a daily basis as well.