Double Doodle vs Goldendoodle

 

Labradoodle and Goldendoodle
Labradoodle and Goldendoodle

In this article, I will be comparing the Double Doodle vs Goldendoodle. Almost everyone has heard of the famous Goldendoodle, but have you ever heard of the Double Doodle? A Double Doodle is a hybrid of the Goldendoodle and Labradoodle breeds. Just when you think that you have heard it all and have come across a Doodle breed that you want, the Double Doodle comes in and throws a curveball. Now that you have heard of them, you might be considering getting one, but are wondering how they compare to the Goldendoodle. Today we will be comparing the Double Doodle vs Goldendoodle to see how the Double Doodle might fit well into your lifestyle and family. 

Double Doodle vs Goldendoodle:

Temperament

The Double Doodle is a smart and highly affectionate dog. They are known to be accepting of all people, even strangers. This makes them great for families with children. Double Doodles are also known to be velcro dogs, meaning that they never want to leave your side. They are intelligent, gentle, and playful dogs that are loyal to their families. 

Goldendoodles are much the same way. They are smart, easy to train, and easy fun-loving dogs. They are active dogs that love to play and go for long walks. But, they also crave your attention and love. Goldendoodles are incredibly loyal and make great family pets. 

Double Doodle vs Goldendoodle:

Training And Exercise

Double Doodle Puppy
Double Doodle Puppy

The Double Doodle and Goldendoodle are both quick to train when started at a young age. They will both catch on to commands quickly and are easy to persuade. Since both of these dogs are people-pleasing in nature, they will perform just about any trick as long as they think they will be positively rewarded. This reward could be a quick pat, a treat, or you could become your dog’s new hype girl and jump around while cheering him on. 

Since both of these breeds are active and love to play, it is best to go for a long walk before training sessions begin. You will want to burn off extra energy enough so that they aren’t wiggling with excitement to play, but not so much that they are falling asleep during a command. Burning this energy will help them focus and be more productive and successful in training classes. 

Both of these Doodles will also require a lot of physical exercises as well as mental. It is recommended that you take your dog on two long walks a day, and encourage one on one playtime. The walks will help exercise your dog as well as stimulate his mind with different surroundings and smells. And the playtime will promote bonding as well as exercise. 

When you leave these social dogs alone, you will want to give them a fun puzzle, chew toy, or unique toys to keep them from getting bored and lonely. If left alone for a long time with nothing to distract them, they could resort to excessive chewing and marking around the house. 

Double Doodle vs Goldendoodle:

Grooming

Double Doodle Puppy

Double Doodles are a mix of three well-known breeds. This mix can often produce unpredictable coat types as there are too many genetic factors at play. Your Double Doodle could even have a different coat type than another puppy from the same litter. Because of this, it is harder to say for sure what kind of grooming will be necessary, and what amount of shedding is to be expected. 

A general rule of thumb for Double Doodles is that they will need either daily or every other day brushing no matter the hair type. This regular brushing will help reduce shedding and detangles mats. In regards to shedding, usually the curlier the hair type, the less it will shed while straight hair types shed more. 

Goldendoodles have three basic coat types: curly, wavy, and straight. Curlier hair does not shed and will need to be brushed daily to prevent mats and tangles from forming. Wavy coats need to be brushed several times a week, while straight hair should be brushed as necessary to reduce shedding. 

Both breeds will also need regular nail trims as required, and baths when they get dirty. Since the hair on a Doodle is finer, it does not need to be washed as often as a short-haired dog. Overwashing will strip the hair of natural oils, leaving it dry and brittle. 

Both the Double Doodle and the Goldendoodle will also need to make regular trips to a professional groomer every 8-12 weeks for a hair cut, paw and sanitary trim, nail trims, and bath. This will keep your dog’s coats feeling soft and looking healthy. 

Double Doodle vs Goldendoodle:

Size And Lifespan

The Double Doodle is considered a medium-large breed that gets 23-25 inches tall when measuring to the shoulder and will weigh 40-70 pounds when fully grown. Double Doodles have a life expectancy of 12-15 years. Currently, there are no other sizes available for the Double Doodle. 

Goldendoodles, on the other hand, come in miniature, small standard, and large standard and can live 10-15 years. This is possible by crossing a female Golden Retriever with any sized male Poodle. A miniature Goldendoodle has a toy Poodle father and will only get 13-20 inches tall and 15-35 pounds. A small standard Goldendoodle has a miniature Poodle father and will get 17-20 inches tall and 40-50 pounds. And finally a large standard Goldendoodle has a Standard Poodle father, and it will grow up to be 20-24 inches tall and weigh 50-90 pounds. 

If you live in a smaller space or don’t have a big yard, a Goldendoodle might be the better choice for you. The miniature Goldendoodle can do well in apartments and small living spaces with regular walks and playtime. Smaller breeds of Goldendoodles can be better options for families with small children or babies as well. Larger breeds might become overly excited and knock over a little one by accident, while this is less likely with small breeds. 

Double Doodle vs Goldendoodle:

Medical Concerns

It is important to remember that though all breeds are prone to certain diseases or medical issues, it does not mean that they will develop these problems. These facts are useful to know so that there are no surprises and so that you can make an informed decision to purchase pet health insurance. 

A Double Doodle will have to take all breeds involved when predicting what they will be prone to inheriting. Unfortunately, all three breeds are highly prone to hip and elbow dysplasia that can lead to arthritis. So, it is recommended to keep your dog’s weight in check always with a balanced diet and plenty of exercises. Make sure that your dog’s food is not high in fat once they have turned about five years old to prevent weight gain, but do not cut fats out before then. Growing dogs need healthy fats for proper bone and muscle development. 

Double Doodles can also be prone to eye diseases and cataracts, liver disease, and thyroid issues. 

Goldendoodles can be prone to hip and elbow dysplasia that can lead to arthritis as well as eye disease and skin allergies that can be prevented through proper breeding. 

It is not much you can do to prevent these diseases except a balanced lifestyle and proper breeding. Ask your breeder about parental medical history and what DNA testing has been done for these common diseases. 

Double Doodle vs Goldendoodle:

Price

Currently, the average cost of a Double Doodle is $1,300. This price could be higher or lower depending on if there is a breeder within your area, or if you have to transport one from out of state. Double Doodles are considered rarer than other Doodle breeds, so finding a breeder can be hard. 

The average cost of a Goldendoodle is $500-$1,500, but do not be surprised if you find price ranges in the $2k range. These dogs are highly sought after, and some breeders even have waiting lists for them. 

When purchasing a puppy, always do a thorough interview of the breeder. Ask as many questions as possible, and tour the facility. This is to make sure that you aren’t buying from a puppy mill or a backyard breeder. Ask about the breeding pairs and litters from their past. Ask about medical history and any genetic testing done. A reputable breeder is here to better a breed that they are passionate about and will not breed knowingly bad pairs. 

These costs, of course, is just for the dog themselves, not the cost of supplies and food needed to take care of your puppy once you get home. If these prices seem outrageous to you or out of your budget, check your local animal shelter for Doodles. Many Doodles are surrendered to the shelters every year because owners could not keep up with their active lifestyles. These dogs deserve a forever home too.

In Conclusion:

Both the Double Doodle and Goldendoodle make beautiful additions to any home. And once you have one, it becomes an addiction. You will find yourself collecting these giant teddy bears. We hope that we have answered all your questions about choosing your next best friend.

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