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Double Doodle vs Goldendoodle

Double Doodle vs Goldendoodle

In this article, I will be comparing the Double Doodle vs Goldendoodle. Almost everyone has heard of the famous Goldendoodle, but have you ever heard of the Double Doodle?

A Double Doodle is a hybrid of the Goldendoodle, and Labradoodle breeds just when you think you have heard it all and have encountered a Doodle breed.

The Double Doodle comes in and throws a curveball. Now that you have heard of them, you might be considering getting one but wonder how they compare to the Goldendoodle.

Today we will compare the Double Doodle vs Goldendoodle to see how the Double Doodle might fit well into your lifestyle and family. 

Double Doodle Puppy
Double Doodle Puppy


The Double Doodle is a smart and highly affectionate dog. They are known to be accepting of all people, even strangers.

This makes them great for families with children. Double Doodles are also known to be velcro dogs, meaning that they never want to leave your side.

They are intelligent, gentle, and playful dogs loyal to their families. Goldendoodles are much the same way.

They are intelligent, easy to train, and easy fun-loving dogs. They are active dogs that love to play and go for long walks.

But they also crave your attention and love. Goldendoodles are incredibly loyal and make great family pets. 

Training And Exercise

The Double Doodle and Goldendoodle are both quick to train when started at a young age. They will both catch on to commands quickly and are easy to persuade.

Since both dogs are people-pleasing, they will perform just about any trick if they think they will be positively rewarded.

This reward could be a quick pat, or a treat, or you could become your dog’s new hype girl and jump around while cheering him on. 

Since both breeds are active and love to play, it is best to walk long before training sessions begin.

You will want to burn off extra energy enough so they aren’t wiggling with excitement to play but not so much that they fall asleep during a command.

Burning this energy will help them focus and be more productive and successful in training classes. 

Both of these Doodles will also require a lot of physical and mental exercises. You should take your dog on two long walks a day and encourage one on one playtime.

The walks will help exercise your dog and stimulate his mind with different surroundings and smells. he playtime will promote bonding as well as exercise. 

When you leave these social dogs alone, you will want to give them a fun puzzle, chew toy, or unique toys to keep them from getting bored and lonely.

If left alone for a long time with nothing to distract them, they could resort to excessive chewing and marking around the house. 


Double Doodles are a mix of three well-known breeds. This mix can often produce unpredictable coat types as too many genetic factors are at play.

Your Double Doodle could have a different coat type than another puppy from the same litter.

Because of this, it is harder to say what kind of grooming will be necessary and what amount of shedding is expected. 

A general rule of thumb for Double Doodles is that they will need either daily or every other day brushing, regardless of hair type.

This regular brushing will help reduce shedding and detangles mats. Regarding shedding, usually, the curlier the hair type, the less it will shed, while straight hair types shed more. 

Goldendoodles have three basic coat types: curly, wavy, and straight. Curlier hair does not shed and must be brushed daily to prevent mats and tangles from forming.

Wavy coats must be brushed several times a week, while straight hair should be brushed as necessary to reduce shedding. 

Both breeds will also need regular nail trims as required and baths when they get dirty. Since the hair on a Doodle is finer, it does not need to be washed as often as a short-haired dog.

Overwashing will strip the hair of natural oils, leaving it dry and brittle. 

The Double Doodle and the Goldendoodle will also need regular trips to a professional groomer every 8-12 weeks for a haircut, paw and sanitary trim, nail trims, and bath.

This will keep your dog’s coat feeling soft and looking healthy. 

Double Doodles

Size And Lifespan

The Double Doodle is considered a medium-large breed that gets 23-25 inches tall when measuring to the shoulder and will weigh 40-70 pounds when fully grown.

Double Doodles have a life expectancy of 12-15 years. Currently, there are no other sizes available for the Double Doodle. 

Goldendoodles, on the other hand, come in miniature, small, and significant standards and can live 10-15 years.

This is possible by crossing a female Golden Retriever with any sized male Poodle. A miniature Goldendoodle has a toy Poodle father and will only get 13-20 inches tall and 15-35 pounds.

A small standard Goldendoodle has a miniature Poodle father and will get 17-20 inches tall and 40-50 pounds.

Finally, a large standard Goldendoodle has a Standard Poodle father, and it will grow up to be 20-24 inches tall and weigh 50-90 pounds. 

A Goldendoodle might be the better choice for you if you live in a smaller space or don’t have a big yard.

The miniature Goldendoodle can do well in apartments and small living spaces with regular walks and playtime.

Smaller breeds of Goldendoodles can also be better options for families with small children or babies.

Larger breeds might become overly excited and knock over a little one by accident, while this is less likely with small breeds. 

Double Doodle Puppy

Medical Concerns

It is important to remember that though all breeds are prone to certain diseases or medical issues, it does not mean that they will develop these problems.

These facts are helpful to know so that there are no surprises and you can make an informed decision to purchase pet health insurance. 

A Double Doodle will have to take all breeds involved when predicting what they will be prone to inheriting.

Unfortunately, all three breeds are prone to hip and elbow dysplasia, which can lead to arthritis.

So, always keeping your dog’s weight in check with a balanced diet and plenty of exercise is recommended.

Ensure your dog’s food is not high in fat once they have turned about five years old to prevent weight gain, but do not cut fats out before then.

Growing dogs need healthy fats for proper bone and muscle development. 

Double Doodles can also be prone to eye diseases, cataracts, liver disease, and thyroid issues. 

Goldendoodles can be prone to hip and elbow dysplasia that can lead to arthritis, eye disease, and skin allergies that can be prevented through proper breeding. 

You cannot do much to prevent these diseases except have a balanced lifestyle and proper breeding.

Ask your breeder about parental medical history and what DNA testing has been done for these common diseases. 


Currently, the average cost of a Double Doodle is $1,300. This price could be higher or lower depending on whether there is a breeder within your area or if you must transport one from out of state.

Double Doodles are considered rarer than other Doodle breeds, so finding a breeder can be challenging. 

The average cost of a Goldendoodle is $500-$1,500, but do not be surprised if you find price ranges in the $2k range.

These dogs are highly sought after; some breeders even have waiting lists. When purchasing a puppy, always do a thorough interview with the breeder.

Ask as many questions as possible, and tour the facility. This ensures you aren’t buying from a puppy mill or a backyard breeder.

Ask about the breeding pairs and litters from their past. Ask about medical history and any genetic testing done.

A reputable breeder is here to better a breed that they are passionate about and will not breed knowingly wrong pairs. 

These costs, of course, is just for the dog themselves, not the cost of supplies and food needed to take care of your puppy once you get home.

Check your local animal shelter for Doodles if these prices seem outrageous or out of budget.

Many Doodles are surrendered to the shelters yearly because owners cannot keep up with their active lifestyles. These dogs deserve a forever home too.

In Conclusion:

Both the Double Doodle and Goldendoodle make beautiful additions to any home. And once you have one, it becomes an addiction.

You will find yourself collecting these giant teddy bears. We hope that we have answered all your questions about choosing your next best friend.

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