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The Red Goldendoodle: 15 Interesting Facts About This Pooch

The Red Goldendoodle: 15 Interesting Facts About This Pooch

Known as funny red firecrackers, the red Goldendoodle will crack you up with its quirky stunts and the desperate wish to please you. Trust us, you will fall for the adorable face and stay forever in love with this breed.

The red Goldendoodle is a Goldendoodle like all the rest. It’s not a separate species. It doesn’t have any unusual traits. But, it’s beautiful with its fiery-red coat, and it makes you snap tons of pics and show them to your family! 

It’s quite easy to fall for the red Goldendoodle, but what’s not easy is taking care after a dog. While Goldendoodles are pretty easy to maintain, owning a dog brings more and more responsibilities. From only a few weeks old to mature dogs, Goldendoodles are a blessing you’d want to have! 

Let’s dig into the fantastic world of the red Goldendoodle and learn everything there is to know about this fun breed. 

1. Red Is Just Another Goldendoodle Color

a cute red goldendoodle dog sitting on a chair

That’s right, red is just a color variation of the Goldendoodle. It’s not a breed on its own. The Goldendoodles got their charming looks from the two adorable parent breeds. It took a Golden Retriever and a Poodle to fall in love and create this cute pup. 

The Golden Retriever parent brought along the colors cream, apricot, and red. The purebred Poodle usually comes in black, chocolate, and parti colors, so she brought those variations along. 

However, no matter how many color variations the Goldendoodle has, the American Kennel Club (AKC) doesn’t recognize any of them, not even the F1 Goldendoodle generation or the F2b Goldendoodle! Such a shame. 

Either way, the most popular Goldendoodle coat colors are:

• Red

• White


• Apricot

• Tuxedo

• Black

• Brown or chocolate

• Merle

• Parti (a combo of brown or black and white)


They can be rainbow color for all that matters, but Goldendoodles will always color your life with pretty pastels! 

Goldendoodle breeders often carry one or two coat colors, so finding one that has the red Goldie or any other preferable color is going to be quite a quest. 

2. The Goldendoodle’s Coat Changes As It Grows

Many puppies have dark coats in puppyhood, which lightens up gradually over time. As the dogs reach adulthood, the coat remains light-colored. This is a typical trait for the vast majority of red Goldendoodles

The coat color might fade or become lighter even with the deepest shades, so don’t be surprised if your dark red Goldendoodle puppy fades out. It’s just a natural process, nothing serious. 

Some pups might even keep the dark color shade on some of its body parts. For example, some Goldendoodles still have deep red ears and tails while the body is lightened. 

3. Color Changes Are Gradual

adorable red goldendoodle dog in nature

No dog loses its coat color overnight. It takes months for pups to show signs of having their coat turn lighter. 

Around five months of age, you can notice some white hair sprinkled over your red Goldendoodle‘s hair. Over time, her coat will become completely covered in light hair, finishing the transition from radiant red to a shade of cinnamon red. 

As the dog matures, you may notice additional white hair popping around the eyes. 

What’s also interesting about many red Goldendoodles is that they have black toenails. Such nails are challenging to trim because it’s hard to see where the blood and nerve supply is on dark-colored nails. 

As their coat color might change through their lifespan, they’ll always stay energetic pups with loving personalities that could knock you off your feet. 

4. Red Goldendoodles Are Teddy Bears With Giant Hearts

Nevermind the coat color or the type (wavy fleece, or curly) or the size (teacup, petite, micro, mini Goldendoodle, medium or standard Goldendoodle); one thing is sure: these guys are as soft at heart as any teddy bear. And, they’ve got the teddy-bear appearance, too! 

Since Goldendoodles are very smart, friendly, and easily trained, it’s no wonder why many are being used as service dogs or therapy pups. 

Their kind heart with mellow looks almost make all the problems go away.

5. What Kind Of Coat Does The Red Goldendoodle Have?

goldendoodle dog stands in a natural autumn setting

The coat type depends on which genes the Goldendoodle puppy picked up more of. They could either have straight, wavy, or curly coats. Such a coat means that grooming a Goldendoodle is no option. 

The only thing that eases the grooming is when Goldendoodles have smooth, easy-to-maintain coat types. All the other ones require daily brushing, bathing, and even drying. 

Red Goldendoodles are just like any other Goldendoodle. Their coat is the same as the black Goldendoodles or the cream Goldendoodles

6. How Many Sizes Of Goldendoodles Are There?

If you’re not ready for a big dog right now, or if you simply prefer a smaller version, we have good news for you. The Goldendoodle is a relatively small dog breed. There are miniature Goldendoodles; a result of breeding a Golden Retriever with a Toy Poodle.

The end result is a pint-sized puppy and the cutest thing you’ll see in a while. 

Besides many sizes, Goldendoodles come in many generations (F1, F1b, F1bb, F2, F2b, F2bb, F3).

Read More: Goldendoodle Growth Chart

7. Goldendoodles Are The Best Service Pets

Goldendoodle dog lies on the couch and bites the bone

When you combine the Poodle‘s intelligence and the Golden Retriever‘s obedience, you get a dog breed that is ideal to work as a service animal. Whether you need a therapy dog or a guide, the Goldendoodle will do the job. 

Hospital patients and people from nursing homes all agree that seeing a Goldendoodle makes their day a whole lot better. 

8. Goldendoodles Are Athletic

This dog breed is energetic and playful. They love to exercise, but they also enjoy time spent on the sofa lounging. Still, exercise and agility is what makes them tick. Every active family would be lucky to own a Goldendoodle

The Goldendoodle enjoys long walks on the beach, occasional strolls down the street, and peaceful hikes with his owner. All jokes aside, the Goldendoodle really does love these activities. 

9. Goldendoodles MakeThe Best Playmates

dog runs with the ball in his mouth

Want to play frisbee in the park? You got it! Have a new tennis ball and need a set of teeth to test it out? Sure thing! Need someone to play tug-o-war with you? Stop the search. Your Goldendoodle is the man for you. Ooops, we meant dog! 

Socializing with their owner is something that all Goldendoodles love. Hardly any other dog breed is as friendly as this one. 

10. Goldendoodles Love Water Sports

Most dogs love the water, but Goldendoodles simply adore spending time in water, swimming or just chilling out. Whether it’s the local lake or the river or your neighbor’s pool while he’s out of town, the Goldendoodle will use the opportunity to wet its paws. 

The only bad thing about their love for the water is when they decide it’s time to shake off their coat. Got your umbrella ready?

11. Goldendoodles Are Extremely Friendly

a goldendoodle dog stands on a sofa

Of course, not all of them are super friendly, but most Goldendoodles are. These dogs are friends with everybody, even with the postman! Cats, children, other dog breeds, new people – you name it… there’s no such thing as a better family dog than a Goldendoodle

Their friendliness means they’re not that loud. Goldendoodles almost never bark, not even when someone knocks on the door. Yes, this does mean they’re not the best watch dogs, but having them as best buds makes up for it. 

12.  Goldendoodles Require Constant Exercise

Red Goldendoodles, like all the other Goldendoodles and Labradoodles (standard Poodle and Labrador mix) need daily exercise and lots of brain games and mental stimulation. Once again, their activity is one of their strongest traits. Just pick the thing that you love doing and your dog will follow you. 

13. Goldendoodles Bring Light To Your Life

a beautiful goldendoodle dog walks on the grass

Adopting a Goldendoodle means that you’re getting a whole new set of responsibilities. The biggest one of them all is making the new dog feel welcome. Don’t hesitate to show love and care, and work on its socialization skills. 

The more joy you put into making your dog’s life good, the more love the dog will give in return. 

14. Doodles are “golden.”

Typically, Goldendoodles are fast learners capable of mastering every puppy training including potty lessons. Being so adaptable, they fit into any family. These are the dogs that will make you fall madly in love with their goofy attitude, intelligence, and adorable face. You might own a red Goldendoodle, but there’s one thing you need to know: all doodles are golden! 

15. Being Hypoallergenic Is Golden, Too

a brown dog and a boy are sleeping on the bed

Some Goldendoodles are hypoallergenic, meaning they’re non-shedding dogs. This makes them perfect for people who are prone to allergies or those who don’t want to vacuum their home all the time. Allergic reactions may be triggered by things other than their coat. Dander, saliva, and urine also cause allergies. 

While there’s no guarantee as to whether a Goldendoodle will be hypoallergenic or not, there’s always a huge chance that it will be at least low-shedding.

Shaving your Goldendoodle to prevent allergies is never justified.  


Red goldendoodle lying at home

Photo from @pennypupgirl

All doodles are golden. Red doodles are golden, too! There’s no difference between different colored Goldendoodles other than the color itself. The black Goldendoodle is as much of a doodle as the Red Goldendoodle

All of them make the perfect dog breed that’s the envy of the entire dog park. All dogs want to be like the Goldendoodle, and if they’re by any chance red, the popularity is even bigger! 

Next time you see a sign saying, Goldendoodle puppies for sale, how many of them are you going to pick up?

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