Updated: Apr 12
One of the most frequent questions that I am asked about Our Goldendoodles is, "What is the difference between the American Goldendoodle and your English Goldendoodles?" The American Goldendoodle was created by Amy Lane in 2001 and had been around for quite some time before I began breeding Goldendoodles.
The main difference is the Golden Retriever parent in the mix. Our English Goldendoodles are bred from Golden Retrievers that were imported from European countries. The breed standard, looks, and temperament of these Goldens are a little different than the American Golden Retrievers. The English Golden Retrievers are larger boned, have big blocky heads, broader chests, and have cream coats. Their bloodlines have been watched more carefully, giving them better hip tests and lower cancer rates. The American Golden Retriever was bred for sport, they have a higher energy level and a leaner build, and they are shades of red in color. The Poodle is known to be of higher energy, they have a very lean build and a more pointed, long nose, and a fun personality. When adding a poodle parent to our breeding program, we tend to look for the blockier, bigger-boned Poodles with the nicest heads that we can find on a Poodle. When we breed our more laid-back English Golden Retrievers to the higher energy Poodles, we get a more even-tempered Goldendoodle, with the most incredible personalities and Teddy bear faces.
American Goldens are so incredible as well. Some of our American Golden Retrievers are very laid back as well. Even our Standard Poodle Zoe is laid back and easy going. We choose all of our parent dogs carefully and watch their temperaments and training carefully.
We partner with a top-notch poodle breeder for our studs that specializes in watching poodle lines, genetics, pedigrees, colors, and temperaments. We specialize in our parent females and they specialize in poodles. This gives us the most control over pairing with health-tested pairs that match perfectly.