The English Goldendoodle is a cross between a golden retriever and a poodle, besides their amazing appearance, they have an amazing personality that more people are falling in love with every day. This is a dog that is quickly rising in popularity, and it’s easy to see why.
Let’s know more about this unique breed and learn about their temperament, health, exercise needs, training, grooming needs, and as family dogs to see if this is the right breed for you.
Here is a quick look at the characteristics of the English Cream Goldendoodle;
|Weight||50 – 75 Pounds|
|Height||21 – 23 inches|
|Lifespan||10 – 15 years|
|Colors||Cream and white|
|Good for apartments||Maybe|
|Average puppy cost||2,300 – 2,600 USD|
English Cream Goldendoodle Characteristics
Size: 21 – 23 inches
Weight: 50 – 75 pounds
Colors: cream and white
Coat Type: they can have Single or double coats/curly or wavy.
The English cream Goldendoodle varies in their appearance, poodles have single coats but golden retrievers have double coats so the mix can have either, it really depends on the dominant trait.
They can have curly or wavy hair and their coat tends to lighten with age, their hair is also longer on the body, ears, tail, and legs than on their head and muzzle. If you’re surprised that their hair can be curly or wavy, you really shouldn’t be. You can learn more about why some golden retrievers have curly or wavy hair here.
The English cream Goldendoodle has an unmatched round face with kind eyes. They are really fluffy and perfect for hugs and cuddles, their size varies from a pup to another.
If you truly want to understand the character of the English cream Goldendoodle, you need to know more about the parent breeds.
There are three types of golden retrievers, the three of them tend to have the same character and the only difference between them is usually their coat color and where they are from.
So now, we are going to talk specifically about the English golden retriever, their coat color is any shade of cream. You can check out all the colors of golden retrievers here, by the way.
Golden retrievers are known for their friendly personality and adorable attitude, they are obedient and make great family dogs.
Goldens are really intelligent and they are highly trainable. Also, they are eager to please which makes training them easier even more.
Poodles are so much more than a good-looking pup behind their elegant look they proved themselves as the second smartest dog breed.
However, just like any smart good looking being, they have a little attitude so training and socializing them is very important.
They are also eager to please so they are highly trainable, poodles are protective of their family and loved ones.
The English cream Goldendoodle is very intelligent since both of their parent breeds are the second and the 4th smartest dog breeds.
The breed is playful, obedient, and eager to please so naturally it makes them easy to train, the English Goldendoodles tend to be very alert.
They make one of the best family dogs because they are at their best when they are surrounded by people they love.
The English Goldendoodle has a moderate energy level and they are well-mannered dogs.
They have a fun and loving personality which makes them great with kids and they are very adaptable and tend to adjust to any new environment as long as their loved ones are with them. If you do have kids, it’s important to know how to properly introduce your dog to the kids, though. You can check out my guide on introducing golden retrievers to kids here for a step-by-step guide.
Health and lifespan
Like any other canine, they are prone to certain health problems so to help you to be aware of them, you should know the most common ones so you can look out for them.
- Hip dysplasia
- Elbow dysplasia
- Gastric dilatation-volvulus
- Von Willebrand’s disease
- Progressive retinal atrophy
However, getting them as puppies will lower the chance of your puppy suffering from one or a few of them, of course, that means checking regularly on them and making sure they get all the nutrients they need.
They can also develop cancer once they are seniors due to their golden retriever parent, so if you ever notice any changes in their behavior, take them to the vet as soon as possible.
The life span of the English Goldendoodle is between 10 to 15 years.
Every dog needs a specific diet that provides them with the nutrition they need, the English Goldendoodle diet needs a healthy mix of vitamins C and E.
Their meals should also contain glucosamine, chondroitin, and calcium for their joints and bones.
Their food should be grain-free and with no fillers or artificial flavors and you can also add omega-3 and 6 fatty acids for preventing hip and elbow dysplasia and for a healthy coat.
You should consult their vet about the proper diet for your specific dog and they will also tell you the right amount of nutrition and may give you some important tips.
Because there are many options out there, I’ve made this guide to the best dog food for goldens here that also work for golden mixes like the Goldendoodle, so you can still use these recommendations safely. You can also learn when and how to switch your puppy to adult dog food here.
Grooming Needs & Shedding
English Cream Goldendoodles are light shedders, still, they need regular grooming to keep their coat healthy and in shape.
You can brush them once every week or two and bathe them once every two months or when it’s really necessary because bathing them too often can lead to them losing natural moisturizers and oils.
You should also brush their teeth two or three times a week to remove bacteria and tartar buildup and of course daily brushing is even better.
Trim their nails once or twice a month because if their nails grow too long it will eventually cause them pain and will make them uncomfortable.
Check their ears once a week to make sure that there is no infection or redness, wipe their ears with a cotton ball dampened with pH-balanced ear cleaner.
English cream Goldendoodles require moderate daily exercise, just 20 to 30 minutes a day will be pretty good, they can be great walking or running buddies.
The English cream Goldendoodle is known for their love of swimming so taking them for a swim will be perfect because it will burn all of their excess energy in a little time. You can learn how to teach your dog to swim safely here.
You can also play with them instead of taking them out, for example, you can try playing tug-of-war or even fetch.
The English Goldendoodle is highly intelligent and really easy to train due to the eager-to-please attitude that they got from both of the parent breeds.
If you are a first-time dog owner and know nothing about training a dog then this dog will be perfect for you.
However, they still need early socialization, it’s really necessary for all dog breeds because it helps your pup to grow up properly and without having irrational fear and it lowers the chance of having separation anxiety.
As Family Dogs
The English Goldendoodle makes a great family dog, they literally get along with every living being, so if you have kids and are worried about getting a dog that will not get along with them then any Goldendoodle will do more than okay.
They are incredibly patient and gentle when it comes to kids and babies, however, you should also teach your kids how to approach them and behave around them. That’s not really surprising since both poodles and goldens are great with small kids.
Prevent any biting or ear pulling, also, kids tend to try to sit on dogs, which is not acceptable and no matter how gentle and patient the dog is, they may snap at them unintentionally.
As Guard Dogs
The English Goldendoodle is not the perfect guard dog, however, it really depends on which parent they are more like, for example, if your Goldendoodle behaves more like a golden retriever then they will make terrible guard dogs because simply they are too friendly.
If they behave more like the poodle parent then they will make decent guard dogs, they will alarm you when they sense that something is off.
Where to find them?
You can check your local shelter, many Goldendoodles are in need of a home and a family that will provide them with the love and care they deserve.
You can also contact the national breed club and they will help you out or will recommend a place that you can find one.
You can always get them from a trusted breeder if all other methods fail.
The difference between a Goldendoodle and an English Goldendoodle
The difference between a Goldendoodle and an English Goldendoodle is the golden retriever parent, there are three types of a golden retriever, English golden retriever, American golden retriever, and Canadian golden retriever, so the regular Goldendoodle is basically an American Goldendoodle.
All About the English Cream Goldendoodle in a nutshell
The English Cream Goldendoodle is a friendly, loyal, and playful pup, they make great family dogs because they get along with children, and other pets, they are also really gentle around babies, they require minimum care and attention and overall they make wonderful companions.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is an English Cream Goldendoodle?
The English cream Goldendoodle can vary depending on location, quality, and demand, however, the standard may cost you $2,300, petite $3,600, Miniature $2,600, and medium $2,300 but the adopting price can range between $200 – $400.
How Big Do English Goldendoodles get?
The size of an English Goldendoodle can vary greatly because it depends on the type of poodle so the Standard English Goldendoodle Weight is usually between 50-85 pounds but you can expect the Goldendoodle to be smaller if their poodle parent is medium or miniature.
Are English Goldendoodles Hyper?
The English Goldendoodles are high energy and they need at least an hour-long walk per day besides any other activity such as swimming, fetch, or just playing with you for at least an hour, they also have excess energy that may lead to problematic barking.
How long do English Goldendoodles live?
The English Goldendoodles can live between 10-15 years and the American Goldendoodle is the same but the Mini Goldendoodle usually lives between 12 to 15 years and the teacup Goldendoodle is between 12 to 16 years because the smaller the dog the higher their life expectancy.
Living with a Retriever: Recommendations and Sources
- Want the best diet for your dog? Check out the best and healthiest foods for golden retrievers at every age here – Dry, Wet, Homemade Recipes, and Treats!
- Looking for new toys? These toys will prove to be fun, engaging, and will stand their heavy chewing.
- Make them look GLAMOROUS with the best shampoos and conditioners and the best brushes here.
- Taking a walk? These are the best leashes, collars, and harnesses for the buck that you can find.
- Find my list of recommendations here.