It’s almost impossible not to fall in love with a Goldendoodle when you see one. They’re goofy looking and funny, and they smile and look like big stuffed toys. Your heart opens and this puppy wanders in and takes it over. All you good intentions go out the door. Lucy was supposed to be a mini-goldendoodle and but we knew as soon as we looked at her paws that there was no way in the world that she was going to weigh 35 pounds, but we fell in love immediately. It’s a good thing since she ended up weighing over 60 pounds. We’ve met other Goldendoodles that top the scales at over 80 pounds.
Since we believed the breeder, who told us that she would be a mini, we made her into a lap dog. That’s a lot of dog to have on your lap. She goes into stealth mode and ends up on the couch, stretched out between me and my husband and at some point we look at each other and ask, “How did she get up here?”
If someone tells they don’t shed, don’t believe them, they do. Maybe they shed a lot less than other dogs, but our little Lucy sheds big time. We’ve had the groomer give her a short haircut and that seems to have helped.
If someone tells you how smart they are, believe them. The combination of Golden retriever and Poodle makes for a really smart dog. Sometimes they’re too smart for their own good and yours. With a little bit of patience you can teach them anything. Okay. A lot of patience. Most of what we tell Lucy she takes as a suggestion. Come. Maybe. Sit. Yes. Treats. Always!
Mischievous? Look it up in the dictionary and you will see a picture of Lucy, my wonderful Goldendoodle staring right back at you.
Heart-breakers? Mozart, our other Goldendoodle, walked in through the front door and we were hooked. He smiles. If you don’t believe me, go see!