Brindle Goldendoodle: Coat Pattern and Breed Guide for 2022

The Brindle Goldendoodle is a hybrid breed that’s a mix between a Golden Retriever and a Standard Poodle. This dog is unique and favored among many dog owners. 

The Goldendoodle is one of many “Doodle” hybrid mixes. The brindle version of this dog is interesting in several unique ways and is a designer breed that’s growing in popularity amongst dog lovers. 

What Is a Brindle Goldendoodle?

Goldendoodle puppy facing the camera
Goldendoodles are a cuddly mix between Golden Retrievers and Poodles. They’re often referred to as Teddy Bear Goldendoodles.

A Brindle Goldendoodle is a mix between a Poodle and a Golden Retriever that exhibits a brindled coat pattern. 

So, what’s the difference between a Brindle Goldendoodle and a Goldendoodle? Well… not much. The Brindle Goldendoodle is just a type of Goldendoodle with a brindle fur pattern.

The brindle pattern is usually a stripe of color that’s darker than the base color of the dog. The Brindled coat is shared by many dog breeds – be sure to check out our Best Brindle Dog Breeds guide for more information!

Is the Goldendoodle Purebred?

No, the Goldendoodle is not a purebred dog. This dog is a cross between the Golden Retriever and the Poodle, which makes it an unrecognized crossbreed. People prefer this breed because it has characteristics of both of its parent breeds.

This doesn’t mean that this dog doesn’t have its own set of awesome features and traits, though. The Goldendoodle has a very beautiful coat and a great personality. Like all Doodle hybrid breeds, the Goldendoodle is chosen for the qualities it possesses thanks to its Golden Retriever and Poodle parentage. 

How Much Does a Brindle Goldendoodle Cost?

The average cost of the Brindle Goldendoodle is between $500 and $4,500. The reason the price can dip this low is due to the fact that this dog is a crossbreed and not a purebred. However, Goldendoodles are wildly popular, which keeps this price high in most cases. 

The price is significantly lower than that of a purebred with the same characteristics, although the Goldendoodle has notably retained a higher price than most crossbreeds due to their popularity as designer dogs.

What Kind of Temperament Does the Brindle Goldendoodle Have?

The Brindle Goldendoodle has a sweet and easy-going temperament.

This dog is known for being:

  • Gentle
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Playful

Goldendoodles are known for being calm indoors and also easy to train. This makes these dogs ideal for beginner dog owners or owners who can’t commit to a dog with excessive needs.

The Goldendoodle is smart, responsive, and eager to please, so this dog is good at learning commands and tricks. The Goldendoodle is a great choice for families with children and gets along well with other dogs.

Also known to be a good watchdog, the Goldendoodle will alert you when someone comes to the door. This dog is also friendly, however, so it will welcome a stranger before it wards them off. 

This dog is social, so it loves to be around people. Because of this, these dogs are often a fantastic choice for more social families who do not want to deal with the intricacies of raising a challenging dog.

Do They Shed?

This dog does shed some, though this is only minimal. These dogs only require very little grooming at home and can be groomed with a soft brush. That said, they will need to be taken to the groomer once every month to a few months to keep their coat healthy.

Although Golden Retrievers shed excessively, the poodle DNA oftentimes will prevent the Goldendoodle from shedding. Because of this, these dogs are generally low shedders and are a good option if you want a dog that sheds little to none.

Some people think that Goldendoodles are hypoallergenic, but this isn’t actually the case. Goldendoodles aren’t truly hypoallergenic, and no animal is truly hypoallergenic because allergens can exist on the skin and in saliva. Dog fur and hair aren’t the only culprits.

As with all dogs, it’s important to keep your Goldendoodle well-groomed and trim their nails frequently to prevent any health issues.

What Are Their Needs?

Goldendoodle puppy in the yard
Goldendoodles are affectionate dogs that are perfect for families.

This dog requires all of the following:

  • A healthy diet
  • Plenty of exercise
  • Lots of attention

The Goldendoodle is unique and differs from other dogs in several ways, however.

For starters, the Goldendoodle is a social dog. The Goldendoodle doesn’t do well in a kennel or when it is left to its own devices. These dogs love attention and need to be with people.

Although sometimes it is necessary, it’s not the best idea to leave a Goldendoodle alone while you’re at work all day. If you work all day, your dog will still need companionship.

Training your Goldendoodle is a must for these dogs, as they can be extremely mischievous at times. Looking for the signs your dog is ready to be trained can be useful when starting to train your Goldendoodle.

Secondly, the Goldendoodle can need activity and occasional walks in order to stay healthy. As with every dog, it’s not a good idea to over-exercise your Goldendoodle.

That doesn’t mean, however, that a Goldendoodle doesn’t need plenty of exercise. A Goldendoodle that doesn’t get enough exercise will be prone to obesity. It’s important to get your Goldendoodle out at least once a day in order to keep it healthy.

Common Health Problems of the Brindle Goldendoodle

Although overall the Goldendoodle is considered to be a healthy breed, it’s not without its share of health problems.

One of the most common health problems a Goldendoodle can be faced with is cataracts. The development of cataracts is common in older Goldendoodles and can be triggered by:

  • Prolonged exposure to the sun
  • Trauma to the eye
  • Increased pressure in the eye

Problems with the heart are also found in the Goldendoodle breed, with heart disease being one of the most common health issues. This is because of the Golden Retriever DNA.

Golden retrievers are one of the most likely breeds to suffer from heart disease, so it is important to be on the lookout for any signs that your Goldendoodle may be struggling with heart disease.

Other common problems with the breed include hip dysplasia and hip joint problems, as well as gastric problems. Gastric problems are common in all dogs with long coats, and the Goldendoodle is no exception.

How Much Exercise Does This Dog Need?

How much exercise your dog needs can be determined by several factors.

The first is how much your dog weighs. Generally, dogs weighing more need more exercise.

The second factor is your dog’s age. Dogs can be active their entire lives, but as they get older, they need less exercise.

The third factor is, interestingly enough, the personality of your dog. Highly energetic Goldendoodles need more exercise than laid-back dogs.

The personality of a Goldendoodle, and other Doodle dog breeds, can be determined by the percentage of the mix between the poodle and the other dog.

Finally, how you exercise your Goldendoodle can determine how much exercise it needs.

If your Goldendoodle plays fetch, it would need to increase the amount of exercise it receives when compared to a dog that goes on frequent and strenuous walks, or a dog you often take to the park.

Feeding Requirements

A Goldendoodle needs a balanced diet. This means that the Goldendoodle should be fed the right proportions of carbohydrates, protein, and other important aspects of its diet.

Like most dogs, the Goldendoodle needs to be fed 1 to 3 times a day. Ideally, the average Goldendoodle will thrive when fed twice daily, such as in the morning and in the late afternoon.

The best amount to feed your dog is usually determined by the brand decided upon.

Are These Dogs Good with Children?

Adult Goldendoodle portrait
Goldendoodles are fantastic with children and are suited for family life.

The Goldendoodle is a fantastic dog with children. For starters, this dog is an extremely playful, friendly, and easygoing breed. It’s patient with children and isn’t a dog that’s going to get overly excited and jump on them as a greeting. Goldendoodles are also intelligent dogs and are extremely easy to train.

These dogs are good with children of all ages. This doesn’t mean, of course, that the Goldendoodle should be left alone with children. While they are generally gentle and friendly, they are still dogs and may get overly excited with smaller children and accidentally hurt them.

Goldendoodles do need a lot of exercise, so this is something parents should be aware of. Because of their high energy and need for mental stimulation, it’s recommended that they be taken on long walks, to the dog park, or that they be given extra toys to play with.

Goldendoodles are very social dogs, so another way to help with this is to make sure that the dog gets to go to the dog park or have playdates with other dogs. Ensuring that your Goldendoodle doesn’t have excessive, built-up energy is a way to make sure that it behaves when around children.

What’s the Lifespan of a Brindle Goldendoodle?

A brindle Goldendoodle has a lifespan of 10 to 13 years. This can be lengthened by the quality of food and care it receives.

Lifespan10-13 years
Weight50-90 lbs
Height20-26 inches
Suitable forChildren, families, house dogs

Final Thoughts

It’s important to ensure that your Brindle Goldendoodle has no hereditary health issues. This can be resolved by conducting a full health assessment on the parents of the puppy.

For the greatest outcome for your new pet, check with your breeder to see if any other dogs in the family have been tested for genetic diseases.

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Jesse Hopping, CCDT

Jesse is a natural-born dog-lover certified dog trainer (CCDT), dog foster, and former volunteer at Richmond SPCA and surrounding dog shelters for over 10 years. Her pack includes a Bernedoodle and 3 Boston Terriers. She’s sipping caramel coffee and watching her pack play in the sun when she’s not writing blogs. Jesse has her Certified Dog Trainer designation from CATCH Canine Trainers Academy since 2018 and and majored in English from the University of Virginia.

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