The exact date of conception is unknown, but Groodles are estimated to have been initially bred in the late 1960s to be used as guide dogs. By the late 1990s, the breed rose in popularity as a “designer breed.”
- Petite Goldendoodle - Miniature Goldendoodle - Medium Goldendoodle - Standard Goldendoodle
The average lifespan of a Golden Retriever is 10-12 years, whereas the lifespan of a poodle is 10-15 years. A Goldendoodle’s lifespan is the average of the two breeds, so you can expect your Groodle to live between 10 and 15 years.
Because of the cross-breeding done to make a Goldendoodle, the breed’s hereditary health issues come from both sides. However, this also means that Goldendoodles tend to have fewer breed-specific illnesses than their parents.