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The Double Doodle: The Perfect Family Dog

Updated on July 11, 2016
Our silly double doodle, Belle!
Our silly double doodle, Belle!
Our beautiful puppy, Belle, in her favorite hiding spot in our kitchen island.
Our beautiful puppy, Belle, in her favorite hiding spot in our kitchen island. | Source

The Double Doodle Dog

Puppies require a lot of exercise to burn off their exuberant supply of energy. It's hard to go for a walk with Belle or play in the yard, without a passerby inquiring about what type of dog she is. It's like walking around with a celebrity!

Belle is now getting to the point at 5 months old that she tries jumping on people as they walk by. Her leash of course is kept short, and sometimes we're not sure what to expect - the ooh's and ahh's and high pitched screams about how adorable Belle is... or unkind remarks that our puppy needs training. Well, hello, she is a puppy after all and quite well trained but that's besides the point. Most people are friendly towards her and want to inquire about what exactly the type of dog she is!

We then get into the whole doodle discussion. Sometimes saying she is a goldendoodle is slightly easier as some assume she is. But the ones we do share the whole double doodle conversation with thoroughly enjoy learning something new and have been amused and fascinated at the cute term Double Doodle.

So, I thought this article would be fun to create as a means of informing everyone about this awesome breed of dog and to share some lovely photos of Belle, her mom and dad, as well as some of her beautiful litter mates!

Keep on reading to learn all about the Double Doodle dog!

Belle hanging out in her chair after spending an afternoon playing outside!
Belle hanging out in her chair after spending an afternoon playing outside! | Source
Goldendoodle puppies.
Goldendoodle puppies. | Source
A goldendoodle puppy.
A goldendoodle puppy. | Source

The Goldendoodle

The popular goldendoodle is the cross between a golden retriever and a poodle, two awesome dogs.

Golden retrievers are very lovable dogs due to their friendly, tolerant attitude consistent with this breed. Of course they are very fun to play catch with and swim.

The poodle contributes to the low-allergy, low-shed, hypoallergenic coat the double doodle generally has. They are very intelligent and many show dogs are poodles.

Goldendoodles make wonderful family pets. Besides being ridiculously cute, they are great with kids, loyal, smart and a wonderful addition to your home.

An adorable goldendoodle puppy.
An adorable goldendoodle puppy. | Source

Cute Goldendoodle Puppies!

A happy labradoodle!
A happy labradoodle! | Source

The Labradoodle

The labradoodle is a cross between the labrador retriever and the poodle.

The labradoodle was originally developed to be hypoallergenic guide dogs. Not all labradoodle's are hypoallergenic, however it is a quality many look for but varies depending on their specific coat.

A labradoodle is happiest when they are with the people they love. They have the energy of the labrador retriever and the work ethic of both the lab and the poodle.

The labrador retriever, one of the most popular dogs in the United States, are known for their kind, pleasant temperament. They love retrieving balls, frisbees or participating in other forms of physical activities.

A labradoodle puppy!
A labradoodle puppy! | Source

Beautiful Labradoodle Puppies!

Sister, Harry.
Sister, Harry. | Source
Belle's mom, Dixie, a goldendoodle.
Belle's mom, Dixie, a goldendoodle. | Source
Belle's dad, Yankee - a labradoodle.
Belle's dad, Yankee - a labradoodle. | Source

Goldendoodle + Labradoodle = Super cute Double Doodle puppies!

Meet the Parents

Meet Dixie!

Dixie is the mother of Belle, and is a goldendoodle. She weighs 40 lbs, and is apricot in color. She has a wonderful, sweet, loving disposition and makes a great family dog.

Meet Yankee!

Yankee is the father of Belle and is a 60 lb labradoodle. He is very sweet natured, loving, family oriented, and well behaved! He loves to hike and is great off lead!

The puppies were born at the breeder's home and never in cages or kennel. Dixie and Yankee were lovingly cared for and proper nutrition fed to them as it is so important for long term health.

We were able to meet both Dixie and Yankee when visiting the pups before making our final decision. Dixie hopped lovingly into the pen with her puppies and snuggled them all. Such a sweet momma!

Dixie and Yankee-Litter of Double Doodles

Dixie's litter of ten puppies were born on Valentine's Day 2016. What perfect timing considering they are all such beautiful, sweet puppies!

The photos below (and Harry above) are some of Belle's brother's and sister's. They all look a bit different; some coats are wavier than others.

Brother, Samson.
Brother, Samson. | Source

Doodle Differences

Double Doodle
Golden Retriever & Poodle
Labrador Retriever & Poodle
Goldendoodle & Labradoodle
Loving personality
Happiest with people
Varying coats
Varying coats
Varying coats
Affectionate & Social
Pleasant temperament
Easy going
Needs exercise
High energy
Very active
Grooming *
As you can see, all three breeds have similar characteristics and are very much alike. They all have poodle traits. The goldendoodle and labradoodle have traits consistent with the golden retriever and the labrador retriever. Levels of grooming vary
Brother, Leo.
Brother, Leo. | Source

Choosing a Double Doodle

Double Doodle's have such a great mix of desirable traits from the golden retriever, labrador retriever and poodle; three great breeds. They are smart, fun, lovable, loyal and super sweet dogs.

No one double doodle dog is the same, just like no dog is the same or no person is the same! The coat of a double doodle varies whether it is wavy, curly or flat. Some may shed more than others and some require more grooming. Regardless, their sweet demeanor is consistent which makes them the ideal candidate for those looking for a new puppy for their home!

Sister, Chloe.
Sister, Chloe. | Source

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    • emilybee profile image

      emilybee 15 months ago

      That's great she adopted! These dogs aren't usually in shelters but they are such great dogs.

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      emilybee 15 months ago

      Patty, they are the best dogs. Super friendly. Friendly with kids, animals, squirrels, birds

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      FlourishAnyway 15 months ago from USA

      Looks like my grandmother's dog, Tuff Stuff. She adopted him from a shelter.

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      Live To Write 15 months ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you so much chewtt2... you are awesome!!!!

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      Patty Inglish 15 months ago from North America

      Double Doodles - how many of us knew about them before you wrote this? Not many, I think.

      These seem like very nice, friendly. and appropriate pets for families and worthy of recommendation. Do they shed very much?

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      emilybee 15 months ago

      chewtt2- that is so kind of you to say! Personal experiences or things you are knowledgeable about are the best to write about & use lots of good photos. Good luck!

      Laurinzo- what kind of dog? I'm sure you do miss him. Doggies are the best. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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      Cindy Hewitt 15 months ago from Sarasota

      This is so great. I think I can learn a lot about putting together an excellent Hub from you.

    • Laurinzo Scott profile image

      Live To Write 15 months ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Awwwww.... I am truly missing my dog now... thanks for a stirring piece!!!!