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All About Goldendoodle Colors and Coat Types

Have you ever seen a Goldendoodle and wondered what all the fuss was about? If so, you're not alone. There are few things in life as adorable as a puppy, and Goldendoodles seem to be genetically engineered to melt our hearts. Goldendoodles are becoming increasingly popular, and it's easy to see why. They come in a variety of colors and coat types, making them perfect for just about any family. Today, we'll dive into the wide world of Goldendoodle coats to help you decide which cutie is right for you!

The many colors of Goldendoodles - from blonde to black and everything in between!

When it comes to colors, Goldendoodles have it all! From the traditional golden hues to more unusual shades such as apricot and black, they offer a range of colors that trendsetters adore. Goldendoodles can be the following colors: Golden, Red, Apricot, Chocolate, Black, Parti, Tuxedo, Abstract, Merle, and Phantom. What determines what color the Goldendoodles be? The combination of the parents is key, however, the poodle used for breeding probably has the most influence on how unique color patterns will be. Here are some examples of the Goldendoodle Colors.

Goldendoodle Colors

Top left to bottom right: Chocolate, Golden, Apricot, Red, Chocolate Merle, Red, Golden Tuxedo, Parti, Red.


Understanding how genetics play a role in Color

It is important to understand genetics in relation to colors. For example, F1 Goldendoodles are more likely to be a solid red, golden, or apricot color because they are 50% Golden Retriever and 50% Poodle. We specifically breed our Golden Retrievers to red or golden poodles to prevent getting undesirable colors. If you are wanting more color variety then you should look for F1b's or multigene as they would have more poodle influence.


While their stunning colors are sure to grab attention, Shoal Creek ensures quality stock by focusing on key aspects such as health and temperament. So when you look for your bundle of joy, don't just settle for any pup -- seek out color from the heart with a Goldendoodle!


The different types of coats - wavy, or curly!

Goldendoodles come in a variety of coat types from wavy to curly, but what makes them this way? Genetics! Let's dive in!


Mini F1 Goldendoodle

An F1 Goldendoodle will usually have a wavy coat. Why? The parents of the F1 are a Golden Retriever and Poodle, so it is the first crossing, therefore they have a higher percentage of Golden Retriever than other crossings. The wavy coat will have minimal shedding, meaning you might see a tuft of hair on the floor, but it won't be the hair you wear. F1s are also less maintenance as they don't need to be brushed as often as their counterparts. F1s are great for people who don't have allergies but want a low to non-shedding dog. Below is good example of what an F1 Coat looks like at maturity.


F1 Goldendoodle
F1 Goldendoodle (Wavy Coat)

Mini F1b Goldendoodle

The F1b Goldendoodle generally has a curly coat, often better for allergies. Why? The parents of the F1b are an F1 Goldendoodle and a Poodle. This gives them more poodle influence which gives them the curlier coat and more hypoallergenic genetics. The percentage of Poodle in this crossing is roughly 68%, whereas the F1 is 50%. The extra cross with the poodle also provides more variety in color such as abstract, tuxedo, merle, parti, and phantom. Due to the curlier coat, you will need to brush the coat more frequently or keep the coat shorter to prevent matting.


Mini F1b Goldendoodle with a curly coat
Mini F1b Goldendoodle (Curly Coat)

Tips from groomers on how to keep a Goldendoodle's coat looking its best

Brushing a Goldendoodle's coat regularly is the number one tip that groomers will give to maintain their teddy bear look. Brushing not only helps to prevent matting but distributes natural oils across the hair strands for a smooth and shiny finish. Brushing also removes dirt, dust, and other debris from deep within the coat while at the same time removing any loose hairs which can help keep allergies at bay. Here are some great tips and recommend brushes.

  1. Detangler - Explore the wonders of using a detangler to effortlessly prevent matting in your beloved goldendoodle. Keep your furry friend's coat tangle-free and beautiful with this simple yet effective solution. Say goodbye to knots and hello to a hassle-free grooming routine! We just use regular detangler or leave-in conditioner.

  2. Brush - We love the Safari single row rake brush along side with a stainless steel dog comb.

  3. Regular Grooming - Keeping the goldendoodle coat short to medium in length will greatly reduce the amount of maintenance needed to keep the coat from matting. It will also help keep your doodle cooler. Most people get their doodles groomed once every 2.5 months. The longer the length of coat the more maintenance especially in areas with joints and behind the ears. If you desire a longer coat on your doodle you can expect daily brushing.

In conclusion, Goldendoodles are one of the most adorable and popular breeds around. With their wide range of colors and coat types, they are a great choice for any family seeking a furry companion. It is important to understand their genetics when selecting your puppy as this will determine the color and coat type you can expect. Additionally, regular grooming with brushing is essential for maintaining your Goldendoodle's optimal coat. With a bit of love and care, you can be sure to have a happy and healthy pup!

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