Goldendoodle

The Goldendoodle is a “designer dog,” a combination of the dog breeds, the Poodle with the Golden Retriever. Like all other designer “breeds,” the Goldendoodle is not truly a breed of its own, but is a crossbreed—and in this case, a cross that is enjoying growing popularity, according to dogtime.com.

Also known as the Groodle, the Goldendoodle ranges in size from small to large, depending on the variant of Poodle that the Golden Retriever is crossed with. Originally bred as a larger alternative to the already popular designer breed known as the Cockapoo, the Goldendoodle has proven to be an excellent family dog, according to dogtime.com.