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8 Problems Only a Goldendoodle Owner Would Understand

Written by: Arlene Divina
Arlene Divina, one of the content writers at IHD, loves going on adventures with her adorable fur baby. She now creates informative content for pet parents. Read more
| Published on June 7, 2023

Having a Goldendoodle in your life means signing up for a world filled with joy, exuberance, and unexpected comedy. These lovable creatures are a blend of the gentle, friendly nature of the Golden Retriever and the smart, low-shedding Poodle. But owning a Goldendoodle isn’t without its unique set of ‘problems’. Here are eight that every Goldendoodle owner will recognize.

1. Fur Styles Galore

Goldendoodles sport a variety of fur types, ranging from tight curls to wavy shags. While this diversity is adorable, it also means grooming can be a surprise-filled adventure. Some days, you’ll feel like you’re brushing a sheep, others, a teddy bear.

2. Too Smart for Their Own Good

Goldendoodles are smart. Sometimes too smart. Their problem-solving skills can lead to astonishing acts like opening doors, fetching their own leash, or figuring out exactly where you hide the treats. This intelligence can be equally charming and mischievous.

3. Infinite Energy Supply

A Goldendoodle’s energy levels would put the Energizer Bunny to shame. Playtime isn’t just a few throws of a ball, it’s a never-ending romp-fest. You thought you were adopting a pet, but you’ve actually enrolled in a full-time fitness boot camp.

4. A Little Too Friendly

Goldendoodles often forget that not everyone is as thrilled to meet them as they are to meet…well, anyone. Be prepared for your furry friend to greet every stranger like a long-lost family member. Personal space? Your Goldendoodle’s never heard of it.

5. Size Miscalculations

Despite their large size, Goldendoodles are convinced they are lapdogs. Be ready for moments when your 50-pound furball decides to curl up on your lap like a tiny kitten. Uncomfortable? Definitely. But the love makes it worth it.

6. The Art of Fetch Negotiations

Goldendoodles love to play fetch, but they haven’t quite grasped the concept of ‘giving the ball back’. You throw the ball, they retrieve it, and then the negotiations begin. Prepare to master the art of diplomatic persuasion.

7. The Shedding Lottery

While Goldendoodles are touted as ‘low-shedding’, some missed the memo. You might win the Goldendoodle shedding lottery and end up with a mostly non-shedding pooch, or you might find yourself living in a fun-filled wonderland.

8. Attachment Levels: Velcro

Goldendoodles love their families with an intensity that’s unmatched. They are the canine equivalent of Velcro, following you from room to room, just in case you need their help. Showering, cooking, sleeping – you’ll always have a watchful (and loving) audience.

Despite these delightful ‘problems’, being a Goldendoodle owner is a privilege filled with laughter, love, and plenty of surprises. Their intelligence, friendly nature, and unconditional love make all the unexpected fur, boundless energy, and Velcro-like attachment totally worth it. At the end of the day, there’s nothing quite like the joy of sharing your life with a Goldendoodle.

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