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The English Cream Goldendoodle – A Complete Guide To This Poodle Mix

The English Cream Goldendoodle – A Complete Guide To This Poodle Mix

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If you are on the lookout for an intelligent, sensitive, and loyal breed that has little to no shedding, you have come to the right place!

English Cream Goldendoodles are a wonderful mix of Poodle and Golden Retriever and are the best of both worlds.

Loyal, intelligent, and obedient like a Golden Retriever, with a soft, curly coat that doesn’t shed, which they inherit from the Poodle side of the mix.

Because of their wavy or curly coats, they are often referred to as teddy bear Goldendoodles and bring a smile to the face of anyone lucky enough to be in the presence of these fluffy beings.

They are excellent family dogs and bring much more to the table than just their non-shedding coats and incredible wits.

Before we dive into the details, let’s first get better acquainted with this awesome breed.

What is an English Cream Goldendoodle?

cream color goldendoodle puppy standing outdoors in close up image

An English Cream Goldendoodle is a mix between an English Cream Golden Retriever and a Poodle.

Although the latter can sometimes be an Australian Labradoodle, it still counts as an English Cream Goldendoodle.

The combination of these two breeds results in a dog that has a fluffy soft coat and a beautiful long head with dark eyes lined with long eyelashes.

This mix often leads to the adorable teddy bear look people search for in English Cream Goldendoodles.

These little doodles are sweet, loving, and come with the most endearing temperament that is evident even from their first steps.

English Cream Goldendoodles tend to be calmer and more mellow than the more often seen American Goldendoodles.

Also, the English Goldendoodles are slightly thicker, but we will go over some of the main differences between the two later on.

English Goldendoodle generations

cute goldendoodle puppy with rose crown in the head

F1 English Goldendoodle = English Creme Golden Retriever x Standard Poodle (50% Golden Retriever and 50% Poodle)

The F1 stands for “first-generation Goldendoodle” and is the product of a Poodle crossed with an English Golden Retriever.

One of the main benefits of this mix is that these dogs shed lightly and, in some cases, hardly shed at all.

They can also be moderate shedders, but if you’ve had a breed in the past that is considered a high shedder, F1 Goldendoodles will come as a blessing to you.

Since they are low to moderate shedders in most cases, this generation of Goldendoodles can be compatible with families that suffer from mild allergies.

On top of this, they have loose wavy coats that make them especially cute and loveable.

English and Australian F1b Goldendoodle = English F1 Goldendoodle x Poodle or Australian Labradoodle (75% Poodle – 25% English Golden Retriever or 25% English Golden Retriever – 25% Poodle – 50% Australian Labradoodle)

Australian F1b Goldendoodles can also be referred to as Double Doodles.

They are the result of F1b being crossed back to an Australian Labradoodle. Their coats are silky soft, and completely non-shedding.

The backcross Goldendoodle (F1b) is usually the result of crossing an F1 Goldendoodle with a Poodle or Australian Labradoodle.

This generation of Goldendoodles has a higher success rate for non-shedding; thus, they are recommended for families with moderate or severe allergies.

Since F1b Goldendoodles have a 75% non-shedding parent in their genetic makeup, they are considered the most hypoallergenic of all the Goldendoodle generations.

In addition to being non-shedding, this cross-back generation has a beautiful loose curly to wavy plush coat.

Multi-generational Goldendoodles

Every combination of an F1b crossed with another F1b or a multi-gen Goldendoodle is considered to be a multi-generational Goldendoodle.

These dogs will also be almost completely free of shedding, and depending on the parents, they can have a wavy or curly coat.

A little background on Goldendoodles

rio the goldendoodle with white color relaxing outdoors

The breeding of these dogs began in the 1990s, so it is considered one of the newest Poodle mix breeds.

After both the Labradoodle and the Cockapoo gained footholds, breeders took the opportunity to create another Poodle mix.

Thus, Goldendoodles were developed, and we couldn’t be more delighted!

The main theory behind the Goldendoodle’s development was to create a Doodle breed that had the desired low-dander, low-shedding coat.

The coat comes from the Poodle side of the mix.

On the other hand, they wanted a larger dog that possessed a friendly and intelligent nature. This is where the Golden Retriever side comes into action.

These dogs are well-known and beloved all around the world for their kindness and wits.

As it is a fairly young cross, Goldendoodle pups are the result of first-generation breeding.

This means that most of the pups are a mix between a Poodle and a Golden retriever.

And that breeding between pairs of Goldendoodles rarely occurs.

The personality of an English Cream Goldendoodle

beautiful goldendoodle in winter standing in the snow

These pooches haven’t become popular for no good reason. Their personality traits are numerous, and they captivate everyone they meet with their friendly, intelligent, and accepting nature.

Usually, English Cream Goldendoodles are highly affectionate, patient, and gentle, making them excellent family companions.

They are also loyal and enjoy human company and attention. With proper training, these doggies can be highly obedient and trained to do all sorts of things.

English Cream Goldendoodles also have a playful side to them and can be rather mischievous if they are in the mood.

However, a dog’s temperament is affected by many factors, including training, heredity, and socialization.

Puppies with good temperaments are willing to approach people and be held by them. Also, these puppies are curious and playful, so it is recommended to always encourage this behavior in your pup.

Like all other dogs, Goldendoodles need early socialization. This means exposing them to many different people, sounds, sights, and other experiences while they are young.

This ensures that a Goldendoodle puppy grows up to be a well-behaved dog.

Taking your pup to busy parks, inviting visitors over regularly, and taking it on leisurely strolls to meet the neighbors can all be effective ways of socializing.

If, however, you simply don’t have the time to do these things while your pup is young, you can always enroll it in a puppy kindergarten class.

Whatever the case may be, you can rest assured that you will enjoy spending time with your new Goldendoodle, and it will enjoy being around you.

These dogs are genuinely loyal to their owners and friendly to everyone they encounter.

What to expect from an English Cream Goldendoodle

cute goldendoodle sitting puppy outdoors

A fantastic family pet

Goldendoodles are known to be intelligent and obedient members of any family. They can be everybody’s friend and are highly devoted to their family.

They get along great with children and other dogs or pets and are happiest when around people.

The downside of their affection for people is that they can get mischievous or develop behavioral problems if they spend most of their lives alone.

But, in a loving family willing to spend time with their Goldendoodle, this is not likely to happen.

Goldendoodles are intelligent, eager to please, and love learning and exploring new things. These qualities combined make them extremely easy to train.

Their size can vary from small/medium to large, so make sure you have a lot of room for your new furry companion.

Hybrid vigor

Hybrid vigor is a term used to explain the phenomenon of getting healthier offspring from breeding two unrelated purebred lines.

A cross between two unrelated purebred lines grows better and is generally healthier than either parent line.

Goldendoodles are a designer mixed breed and exhibit excellent hybrid vigor. Although, a thing to keep in mind is that as the generations of Goldendoodles go deeper, the hybrid vigor loses its potential.

This means that the F1 generation of Goldendoodle will have the most effective hybrid vigor, and with each generation after, the effectiveness will decrease.


As we mentioned before, the coat of a Goldendoodle can shed in varying amounts. This depends mostly on the generation.

An F1 Goldendoodle coat can shed a small to moderate amount but not nearly as much as a standard Golden Retriever.

On the other hand, the F1b Goldendoodle sheds less than the F1 Goldendoodle.

The shedding in this cross-back generation can be anywhere from non-shedding to light shedding, but it all depends on genetics.

As long as the parent dogs carry the right genes, you can be sure that their puppies will hardly shed at all.

Cream Goldendoodle on grass

Photo from: @teddythegoldendood_

Depending on which parent the puppy takes after, the F1b coat tends to be curlier, but it can also be wavy. The length of their coat, if left unclipped, can grow to be about three to six inches.

The color of their coat can also vary and can come in ultra cream, apricot, gold, chocolate, red, and gray. Of course, like most other dogs, their coats require regular grooming and brushing.

This prevents their fur from getting matted and helps them maintain a soft and fluffy look.


As you might have guessed, the size of a Goldendoodle will depend on the size of its parents.

A general rule of thumb in determining the size is to add both the parent’s weights together and divide the result by two. This will give you an average adult weight for the puppies.

Some Goldendoodle breeders have noted that puppies with a small stud can be smaller than what you would expect from the formula above.

It goes without saying that no method is completely precise, and there will always be puppies that fall above or below the projected adult weights.

Here is a list of sizes for Goldendoodles in general, so you can get a clearer understanding:

•  Standard – The standard size of an adult Goldendoodle weighs fifty to eighty pounds or more in some cases.

•  Medium/Mini – The medium or miniature size weighs around thirty to fifty pounds in adulthood.

•  Small/petite – In their adult stage, these dogs weigh around twenty to thirty pounds.

Differences between an English Goldendoodle and a Goldendoodle

cream goldendoodle running in the bluebell field

Since English Golden Retrievers and American Golden Retrievers share an incredible amount of traits, they are very similar.

Both versions of the breed shine with intelligent and adorable personalities.

Also, both breeds are great with children due to their extremely patient nature, and both breeds require regular grooming depending on their coat type.

Now, when it comes to differences between these two relatives, they are mostly those of appearance.

The UK breed standard results in a stockier dog, so an English Golden doodle will:

•  be more muscular,

•  have a more boxy head,

•  have a more typical teddy bear look,

•  typically come in lighter shades of cream, gold, and white.

On the other hand, American Goldendoodles will be lighter on their feet due to the following reasons:

•  Although it depends on size, a regular Goldendoodle usually weighs less.

•  They are generally less muscular than their English cousins.

•  American Goldendoodles are usually found in darker shades like red or mahogany.

A thing to note – since all Poodle mix breeds are crossed with *drumroll…* a Poodle, you should keep in mind that there are English Goldendoodles crossed with darker coated Poodles.

This results in a darker shade of Goldendoodle that doesn’t fit the breed standard.

However, an English Goldendoodle can come in any shade of coat that a Poodle can, and it will still be considered a purebred cross.

Which one looks more like a teddy bear?

People looking to introduce a Goldendoodle into their lives often wonder which one looks more like a teddy bear – the American or English Goldendoodle?

The answer is that both breed types can look like a teddy bear, and it all boils down to coat type, size, and furnishings that the specific Goldendoodle has.

Certain coat types like wavy or curly naturally give more of a teddy bear appearance.

The dog’s size can also play a role since the smaller they are, the higher the chance they will resemble a stuffed teddy bear.

That being said, of course, there are cases where an enormous Goldendoodle looks like a super soft, giant teddy bear!

Ultimately, the leading factor in determining whether or not an American or English Goldendoodle looks like a teddy bear is the furnishings.

Furnishings describe the dog’s facial hair, which gives Goldendoodles their well-known teddy bear look.

You can impact the furnishings to a certain extent by grooming the facial hair correctly, but that will not overcome missing furnishings.

So, what is the verdict?

Both the American and English Goldendoodle can look like a teddy bear, but whichever type you choose will certainly feel like the one whenever you give it a big hug.

Are there any English Goldendoodles in America?

lion costumed goldendoodle sitting on the wooden floor of the house

We are happy to inform you that there are plenty of English Goldendoodles in America that you can get at any time.

Many Goldendoodle breeders use homegrown or imported Golden Retrievers that fit the UK standard rather than the US AKC standard.

To get your hands on these fluffy pooches, just ask your local breeder which type of Golden Retriever they have.

Or, if you decide to get a Goldendoodle from a shelter, you can use photos and guidelines online to help you determine whether it is an English or American one.

Taking care of your English Cream Goldendoodle

very cute goldendoodle happy sitting beside a flower

The Goldendoodle is highly intelligent and usually eager to please. This combination is perfect for either experienced or first-time owners and makes these dogs incredibly easy to train.

But you should always aim to train your Goldendoodle with positive reinforcement rather than harsh corrections.

Being too harsh on these fluffy beings can damage their confidence.

As they are gentle dogs in general, socialization is much more important for them than for some other breeds. It can be crucial for discouraging any timidity or shyness in them.

This Standard Poodle and Golden Retriever mix has an average energy level and will require daily exercise. This can be achieved through walks or regular playtime in the backyard.

These pooches are also known for their love of water, so swimming can be another option for appropriate exercise.

In general, twenty to thirty minutes of daily exercise should be enough to keep a Goldendoodle from getting bored.

Since these dogs may grow rather large, they do require some room to move. Generally, they are not recommended for apartments that do not have some type of fenced yard around the building.

They aren’t ideal pets for outdoors or kennel living either.

Since a Goldendoodle thrives when it is with its family, the optimal conditions would be to keep it primarily in the house with the option to let him roam around the backyard.

A Goldendoodle can also suffer from separation anxiety if it’s left alone for long periods at a time.

This can lead to destructive behavior or other behavioral changes, so be sure to spend a lot of time with your furry friend.

Wrapping up

We’ve gone over a lot in this article, and we hope you’ve got a clearer understanding of this wonderful mix.

In short, the English Cream Goldendoodle is a delicate, affectionate, and loyal dog that will make an excellent companion for you and your family.

If you or any member of your family suffers from dog-related allergies, then the English Goldendoodle might be your best choice when it comes to pets.

They are mostly low to non-shedding dogs, which not only helps people with allergies but also ensures less cleaning around the house.

If you do choose this Poodle and Golden Retriever mix for your home, make sure to provide them with a lot of love and affection!

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