At first glance, these two popular hybrid breeds might look and act very similar. But there are quite a few important differences between these dogs that might influence your buying decision.
If you’re looking for a new addition to your family—but aren’t sure whether a Goldendoodle or a Labradoodle is the perfect fit—read on to find out.
Goldendoodles are a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle, also called Curly Retrievers, Groodles, and Goldenoodles. The breed is extremely playful, sometimes excessively so. Their coats are wavier, longer, and shed slightly less than Labradoodles.
Meanwhile, Labradoodles are a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle. The first Labradoodles were bred in Australia back in 1988, and is known to be quieter and more reserved with strangers than the Goldendoodle. Labradoodles also have shorter, more wiry coats than Goldendoodles.
Here’s a quick rundown of some of the most prominent differences between the breeds:
Goldendoodles have a tendency (if poorly trained) to jump on strangers. Labradoodles are the totally different, standing on opposite ends of the room from newcomers until the dog is able to size them up.
That’s not to say Labradoodles are mean or shy, though—the dogs are full of energy and love playing with people, it just takes a little while for strangers to pass the ‘sniff test.’
Personality and physical differences between Labradoodles and Goldendoodles are very subtle, and the dogs have much in common. There’s a reason why both hybrids have become extremely popular, and that’s because they’re sweet, smart, and just love people.
The reason we chose to breed Australian Labradoodles is simple—after spending a long, long time interacting with dogs from both breeds, we fell in love with Labradoodles.
They’re a perfect fit for families big and small, love to play, and are super easy to train. For us, and thousands of happy Labradoodle owners, they’re the perfect dog.