Skenasdoodles

Goldendoodles have been a part of our lives for ten years now - they are a fantastic addition to any family looking for a best friend, a loyal companion - just as long as you are looking for bucket loads of fun and lots of love the Goldendoodle is a great fit!



The  Standard Poodle

A graceful, loyal and elegant dog with brains - a joy to own!

Why a Goldendoodle?

The  F1 Goldendoodle

A low to non-shedding super memeber of the family that only ever wishes to please! Clever, a little cheeky and shows unconditional love like you have never known it!

The Golden Retriever

Such a fantastic family dog, always wanting to please their owner...

The Goldendoodle is a playful, friendly and extremely intelligent breed. Their gentle nature allows them to be a very sociable dog which makes for an excellent companion. They are also known to live in harmony with other pets such as cats and rabbits.
When well socialised, the Goldendoodle will most probably want to try to make friends with everyone in their path making walking them a very sociable event!
As with many breeds, the Goldendoodle does not do well being left along for long periods of time, many responsible Goldendoodle breeders will not sell to full time workers. The Goldendoodle will also benefit from an enclosed garden so are not suitable for apartment/flat living.
Goldendoodles should not be left alone outside along for long periods of time, they do not do well in kennels. Goldendoodles can be destructive if bored....

The Goldendoodle has proven to be a fantastic family addition when socialised well from an early age.
Due to their intelligence, the Goldendoodle can be very easy to train.
Recall training is an absolute must from an early age, never think that you have cracked it - keep training....
There will undoubtedly be a time when the person or dog on the other side of the field looks far too interesting to ignore!
Puppy socialisation and training classes can be benefited from. Positive reinforcement training is advisable...

The Goldendoodle does require daily exercise. This should be built up over time with 'five minutes per month of the life' as a guide - meaning that by six months of age your puppy should be having approx two x 15 mins leads walks per day.
Hip and Elbow dysplasia are known issues within the breed, you are advised to purchase a puppy from health tested parents but you will also need to monitor their exercise. It is advised that you refrain from allowing young puppies from jumping off of high surfaces such as sofas, do not allow your puppy to repeatedly run up and down stairs and do not let young dogs jump out of the back of cars.
A happy Goldendoodle, that has been trained, regularly plays games with their family, has enrichment toys and chew toys would benefit from approximately 30 - 90 mins exercise every day.

An F 1 Goldendoodle is bred from a pure bred Poodle and a Golden Retriever. The F1 puppy is a low to non-shedding, a well bred F1 is known to be a generally healthier dog that both of their parents. Although this generation is known to be good for mild allergy sufferers an experienced breeder would point you towards the F1b generation or higher if there are any concerns.

The F1b is a pure bred Poodle crossed with a F1 Goldendoodle. F1b as a generation are more non-shedding than the F1 cross but it should be noted that this will of course vary within the litter. An experienced breeder will guide you towards a curlier coated puppy should you have any allergy concerns. Please do be aware that no Goldendoodle is hypo-allergenic, there is always a risk of shedding within the breed.
In order to create the desired coat type of the F1b Goldendoodle the F1 should be crossed with the Poodle and not a Golden Retriever. Puppies bred from a Golden Retriever parent within this generation are known to have a flatter coat which will shed more than that of the puppy that is crossed with a Poodle parent.

The F1bb is created by crossing an F1b Goldendoodle and a pure bred Poodle. This cross is done to maintain a proper coat making puppies more suitable for allergy sufferers.
F2 litters (F1 crossed to a F1) are not common within the Goldendoodles and many breeders will not breed them due to the coat type created in the puppies - at least 25% of each and every litter will have straight coats which are not the desired coat type that many owners look for in their puppy.
An F2b litter is created by crossing an F1b to an F1 Goldendoodle - if the coat type is tested for inproper coat this would make a great generation for allergy sufferers due to the whole litter theoretically being non-moulting... DNA testing must take place for this to be the case.

Goldendoodles generally require regular grooming. Curlier adult coats will require daily attention to prevent tangles and matts.
Owners should be prepared to groom their puppy regularly from an early age in order for them to be able to tolerate the essential grooming as an adult.
It is advised to take your puppy for a couple of pamper sessions within their first few months...
Must have tools are the long pin slicker brush, metal poodle comb & a detangling spray