It is a well-known fact that dogs are wonderful companions, and when they are in the ‘puppy phase’ they are too adorable. Many psychologists agree that dog ownership is a positive experience for children as it teaches them interaction skills and responsibility. With the various types of dog breeds available, it is difficult to choose a suitable type of canine for your child. This article will provide information on the pros and cons of owning a Golden Doodle puppy.
1. They Enjoy Cuddling
Regardless of whether you are on the floor, the bed, the sofa, or in the bathtub, Doodle puppies love cuddling. If you are searching for a lap dog that is highly affectionate, then the Golden Doodle puppy is the ideal option. Of course, there will be the odd puppy here and there that does not enjoy too much cuddling, but the average Doodle pup is a cuddle-fanatic!
2. They Are Great Swimmers
As both Gold Retrievers and Poodles are excellent swimmers, it would make sense that a Golden Doodle would be good in the water. While most dogs enjoy paddling about the swimming pool, Doodle puppies are huge fans of the water and will spend as much time as possible swimming. Not only are these canines able to swim well, but they can also swim very quickly. If you have a child who enjoys swimming, this is the ideal dog breed.
3. They Seldom Bark
It is assumed that lap dogs would be ‘yappers’, but this is not the case among Golden Doodles. While the animal will bark when threatened, to say ‘hello’, or to announce a need, it will seldom bark for no reason. In fact, many owners agree that there are days where this type of dog will not bark at all.
1. They Shed A Lot
All dogs shed, but a Golden Doodle will shed more than most. There are a few months near the middle of winter where the shedding stops or lessens, but during summer you can be sure of constant shedding.
2. They Can Cause Allergies
One of the reasons why people purchase this type of dog is their supposed hypoallergenic nature. Unfortunately, the increased shedding and small size of the dogs can increase pet allergies instead of eliminating them. This can be a problem for people who are allergic to pet hair and can be highly frustrating.