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Can A Goldendoodle Be Black And White?

Can A Goldendoodle Be Black And White?

Today’s question is can a Goldendoodle be black and white? Yes, Goldendoodles can be black and white. However, they can be hard to find if you want a 50/50 color mix.

Although many Goldendoodle colors exist, black and white can be rare if perfect symmetry is desired.

Goldendoodles have become popular because of their easy temperament. These dogs are also known for their hypoallergenic and nonshedding nature.

They are bred in different colors and sizes. The colors of these affectionate, playful, and friendly dogs range from white to apricot to dark black.

Most breeders are getting fancier with the Goldendoodle colors, and you may come across some multi-color Goldendoodles, such as phantom Goldendoodles and parti Goldendoodles.

With the advancement in DNA tests, breeders can create any color coat.

This article will discuss everything you need to know about Goldendoodle colors. Keep reading to learn more.

Goldendoodle Colors

Why Are There Many Goldendoodle Colors

The American Kennel Club (AKC) officially recognizes three standard Golden Retriever colors: Golden, Light Golden, and Dark Golden.

They also recognize seven Poodle colors: Cafe-au-lait, Cream, Brown, Grey, Blue, Silver, and Apricot.

Therefore, mixing the Poodle and Golden Retriever colors leads to various coat colors.

There are also several “parti” two-colored Golden Retrievers and Poodles. While they are not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC), they can be passed from one generation to another.

Besides, there are unique colored dogs like white-colored Poodles and black Golden Retrievers. The variation of coat colors is virtually infinite.

Apricot Goldendoodle

Apricot Goldendoodles are among the most sought-after Goldendoodles because of their sweet little teddy bear appearance.

It is a relatively common color bred among Goldendoodle since the American Kennel Club (AKC) accepts the “Apricot” Poodle as an official breed.

Apricot Goldendoodles tend to have black physical attributes throughout their bodies, including eye rims, toenails, noses, and eyes. In addition, their coats tend to lighten over time.

They can often be confused with a cream Goldendoodle or a tan Goldendoodle.

The apricot Poodle color was the last one accepted by the American Kennel Club in 1898. Some breeders believe the color came about as a rare combination of brown, blue, and silver genes.

Brown Goldendoodle

Goldendoodle Colors

The Brown Goldendoodle is one of the most popular coat colors for Goldendoodles. Since the American Kennel Club accepts the Brown Poodle as an official breed, you can be sure of coming across many brown Goldendoodles at the dog park.

“Cafe-au-lait” is an official Poodle color that looks like brown, so you will also come across several brown-ish Goldendoodle colors.

The brown Goldendoodle coloring mostly comes from the Poodle dominant genes. However, it often carries a gene color of silver and black.

Therefore, you can breed two different brown Goldendoodles and get different colored Goldendoodles since two recessive genes mask the black coloring.

If you breed two brown Goldendoodles, you get a parti, sable, or phantom Goldendoodle, depending on the K, A, and S locus. Therefore, you may not get the same color when you breed two colors together.

Red Goldendoodles

The red Goldendoodles are also among the most sought-after coat colors. This is because their coat resembles that of a teddy bear. They have a red mahogany color that is the brightest of all the coat colors.

The American Kennel Club does not recognize red as an official color for both the Golden Retriever or Poodle.

However, it is regularly conceived by mixing a normal-colored Golden Retriever and a darker-colored poodle.

Most people think of the red Goldendoodle when they hear the term “Goldendoodle” because of its popularity.

Black Goldendoodles

This is one of the unique Goldendoodle varieties. They are just as playful and intelligent as the other color varieties.

A black Goldendoodle is a genetic diversity factor of a recessive gene that can be found in either the Poodle or Golden Retriever.

To get a black Goldendoodle, both the Poodle and Golden Retriever will need to carry the recessive black gene. Therefore, black is rare compared to red Goldendoodles or apricot Goldendoodles.

Cream Goldendoodle

Some people confuse the cream Goldendoodle with a Labradoodle or white Goldendoodle because of the light-colored coat.

The cream is an official color accepted by the American Kennel Club for Poodles.

If you look at the phantom Goldendoodles, merle Goldendoodles, or parti Goldendoodles, you will notice that the cream color is commonly used for breeding a multi-color coat.

They are usually unique because their physical attributes can vary from one dog to another. Some may have lighter toenails, lighter shades of eyes, and light brown noses.

Many cream Goldendoodles usually have pinkish skin underneath their coat. The cream color has the largest variation of physical attributes.

It is hard to spot two cream Goldendoodles with the same features.

Parti Goldendoodle 

Parti Goldendoodles have two different colors, with one of the colors being at least 50% white.

Their secondary color can be any color, although the common ones are tan and apricot. Recessive genes create these colors.

It is extremely rare to get a parti Goldendoodle that is not a multi-generation Goldendoodle with more Poodle genetics.

To create a parti-color Goldendoodle, you must breed rare recessive genes with other rare recessive ones. It is difficult to predict the color of a parti Goldendoodle without an extensive DNA test.

Black And White Goldendoodle

This is one of the cutest parti of Goldendoodles. They have specific features, such as a white nose, a white chest, and a streak of white on the head.

They are sometimes referred to as the Tuxedo Goldendoodles because of their colorings.

To get a black and white Goldendoodle, you need to breed a parti Poodle and a Golden Retriever and hope the genes pass through. Therefore, they are extremely rare.

Merle Goldendoodle

These Goldendoodles are commonly created when a Poodle is bred with a Border Collie or Australian Shepherd. They can also occur from breeding a Goldendoodle with another Goldendoodle, although this is very rare.

Their color is the opposite of the parti Goldendoodles. Merle combinations are dominant genes that override a solid color.

If you want a merle Goldendoodle, one of the parents should be merle-colored and mask the recessive genes.

You should never breed together two merle-colored Goldendoodles because of the dominant genes. If you breed them together, your merle Goldendoodle puppy can be deaf, blind, or have other deformities.

Sable Goldendoodles

The Sable Goldendoodle is one of the unique types of Goldendoodle coats. They are born a dark brown or a solid black as a puppy.

As they age, the solid color will fade as the coat grows. Eventually, they mature into a lighter cream or a tan Goldendoodle with black stripes.

Phantom Goldendoodles

Goldendoodle Colors

Phantom is a rare color for Goldendoodles. Unlike parti Goldendoodles, phantom Goldendoodles have two colors in specific locations of the pet. The coloring location is similar to that of a Manchester or a Yorkie. 

Phantom Goldendoodles have a primary color that covers most parts of the body. The other color appears on the legs’ lower parts, on the nose’s muzzle, and in the eyes.

These dogs are mostly black and tan, although the results may vary. There are several black, red, and silver mixtures for phantom Goldendoodles.

Since puppies are often born with markings, it is easy to tell if your puppy will be a phantom Goldendoodle.

While their coat is extremely rare, they have the same temperament and traits as other color varieties.

Grey Goldendoodle

The grey Goldendoodle is similar to a silver Poodle. They are initially dark black at birth but turn grey at 2 years when their hair clears.

After two years, they will look like rustic silver and no longer black. You can easily know at the age of six weeks whether or not your furry friend’s hair will clear up to be a grey Goldendoodle.

You can also get a grey-colored doodle by creating an Aussiedoodle, a mixed designer breed between a Golden Retriever and an Australian Shephard. 

Tan Goldendoodle

Tan Goldendoodles are a combination of the cream Goldendoodle and the apricot Goldendoodle. They usually have shades of white and apricot in their fur. Their attributes are from the standard Golden Retriever.


While black and white Goldendoodles are less common than other varieties, all Goldendoodles share that wonderful companionable personality and adorable cuteness.

If you plan to add a Goldendoodle puppy to your family, purchase from a breeder that will offer your desired coat color. You will also need to consider other things like connection, character, and health.

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