Black Goldendoodle: 11 Things To Know

by Vivvy A
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The Goldendoodle is a crossbreed between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. Black Goldendoodles are born when both parents have the black recessive genes.

The black color will be entirely dominant, and you won’t see any patches on their body. A black Goldendoodle is not found easily, that’s why they cost a little bit more and come under the partially rare category.

Black Goldendoodles are playful dogs that are in demand by dog lovers, and people are willing to pay for them. This complete guide will let you know all about the black Goldendoodle to make your decision whether you would like one or not.

Black Goldendoodle Characteristics, Temperament, Coat, and Colors

A black Goldendoodle has loving nature and a gentle attitude. These dogs love to follow you wherever you go. When you and your dog spend time together without the presence of distraction, the bond can strengthen to a higher level. These loyal creatures love to play a lot.

Their gentleness and playful attitude make them play even with strangers. If you want a guard dog, a black Goldendoodle is not what you are looking for. While if you want a loyal companion to shower you with unconditional love, then getting a black Goldendoodle will not disappoint you.

Though these dogs are gentle, they can still get naughty during playtime. You can correct this behavior with positive reinforcement and love.

It is not good to shout at them since they love you a lot. They have mild to high energy levels, so a brisk long walk and an hour of play will keep their behavior regular and pleasing.

Black Goldendoodle have three different coat types.

Straight Coat

When you go for a Goldendoodle puppy with a straight coat, it means the Golden Retriever genes are more dominant. The straight coat will not give you a teddy bear-looking puppy. But it will lower the grooming need, and weekly brushing will suffice the care.

Curly Coat

The loose barrel-like curls give you the most beautifully looking puppy in black color. But everything comes at a price, so does this hair type. You need daily brushing to prevent matting. If you are good with the short hair look, it will spare you daily brushing.

Shaggy Coat

The least shedding coat is a shaggy one with no additional grooming needs. The shaggy coat is most common in black Goldendoodle, and you can get it at a comparatively lower price than the other ones.

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Black Goldendoodle Training and Care

Black Goldendoodles are eager to please their owners and intelligent creatures. These characteristics make them a perfect for training which is why they are great service dogs for people with varying needs.

A training program with punishment and shouting will not give you any benefits. Positive reinforcement and love will make these dogs do anything for you. Black Goldendoodles are not stubborn so be patient with them and shower them with love during your training.

The care and grooming depend according to the coat type. Suppose you are not a fan of regular grooming trips and don’t want to have a show dog; avoid getting the curly coat.

Goldendoodles require weekly brushing and regular bathing to keep the dead hair and dander off.  A regular visit to the vet will increase the health and life expectancy of your precious buddy.

Health Problems of Black Goldendoodles

There are two common health problems in the black Goldendoodles; Hip Dysplasia and Patellar Luxation.

Hip Dysplasia

Hip Dysplasia occurs when the socket of the hip bone and ball-like structure of the femur doesn’t perform typically. Growth in the bone or ligament issue can prevent the normal movement of the dog. It can be treated with medicine or surgery and in worse cases could stay with the dog for the rest of their lives.

Patellar Luxation

Patellar Luxation is associated with the knee joint of the dog. When the knee is unable to bend from the joint, it causes pain and mobility issues. Surgery and medication could provide relief to the dog.

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Black Goldendoodle Diet and Nutrition

You need to provide a high-calorie diet to your Goldendoodle. Take the weight in pounds and multiply with 30 to get the number of calories your dog needs and make a diet plan according to the needs. Consult your vet for the diet plan that will suit your black Goldendale best.

Pros and Cons of Black Goldendoodle

The pros of having a dog are always higher than the cons you have to bear. For the pros, a black Goldendale gives you unconditional love with affection. They are eager to please you, and you can train them according to your needs.

They are excellent service dogs and are very loyal to their duties. They show unmatched sincerity to their owner and accompany them everywhere they go.

The biggest con of having a black Goldendoodle is grooming. Though you need to provide them with a bit of extra food, the cost of grooming will make you feel awkward.

The curly coat will require clipping after every 4 to 6 weeks. You need to provide your black Goldendoodle with long daily walks or at least an hour to play to allow them to use up their energy so that they do not become destructive at home.

Are Black Goldendoodles Rare

You can easily find Goldendoodle with golden color hair on their coat. Black poodles are also not that much difficult to find.

But when you are looking for a Goldendoodle in black color, things take a dramatic turn, and you have to spend some time searching to find a place that may have one for you. Black Goldendoodles are not easy to find.

Genetics are responsible for this color and shade, and most playing with genetics is quite a costly feat. The fewer the chances of the feature in the litter, the rare the animal would be considered because not every litter will produce one of these dogs.

Breeders may struggle a bit to find the perfect black color and shade in the litter. The struggle and difficulty make black Goldendoodle somewhat rare. 

Are Black Goldendoodles Hypoallergenic

Pet allergies happen when people come in contact with the skin cells and dander of the dog. The idea is that when the pet sheds hair and dander, the person with an allergy suffers when they come in contact with the allergens. A hypoallergenic pet is mostly the one who sheds less or doesn’t shed at all.

Double coat dogs mostly shed a lot but with the mix bred of black Goldendoodle, you don’t have to worry about shedding. These dogs do not shed as you could expect for the other furry canines.

If you like a hairy dog with less shedding, a black Goldendoodle may be a great choice for you. Less shedding doesn’t always guarantee that you won’t have to suffer from the allergy.

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How Much Do Black Goldendoodles Cost

The price of a dog depends on eth breed, color, genetics, and environment provided by the breeder. A good breeder who takes care of pets and is focused on vaccination, medication, and good food will charge more for every litter member. And choosing such breeders will always help you have a safe and healthy puppy.

The black Goldendoodle is not easy to have from the parents. As the recessive black gene seldom shows its magic. And when it does, the things become cute and cuddly. The black Goldendoodle usually costs between $1500 to $2000.

Where to Adopt or Buy Black Goldendoodle

If you want to get a black Goldendoodle, you have three different options. The first one may be the easiest, and the latter two may depend on your luck and chance. You can also check at these places; Adoptapet and Petfinder.

  • Breeder: The person who takes care of pets with love and joy will be the best breeder for you. You can use social media and testimonials to find a reputable breeder.
  • Rescue Groups: Check with your local rescue to see if they have a black Goldendoodle.
  • Local Shelters: Since black Goldendoodles rare, it may be harder to get one from a shelter home.

Black Goldendoodle Summary

When you decide to add a dog to your family, one thing is sure: you’re responsible for the dog. You need to provide exercise, food, love, and care, and with the black Goldendoodle, you need to provide everything with a bit extra because they are energetic and really love to play.

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