Goldendoodles were first bred in the US, and were named by the Sterling family in Canada. Blue Sterling has put together a fantastic site on goldendoodles and information about their coats and shedding propensities is all discussed there in great detail.
We have only two Golden Retriever females and so don’t have Goldendoodles very often. They are beautiful dogs and the reports we have are of intelligent gentle and lovable dogs. Most have heavy coats which need regular clipping.
Teddy looked magnificent as a pup – this coat is the type of coat that “purebred labradoodle” breeders aim to produce – long soft and non shedding. It does need clipping however and Teddy now wears his hair clipped to about 2 inches long.
Gus Rose has a similar coat and also wears his hair trimmed short.