Goldendoodles are a hybrid cross of a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. According to the Goldendoodle Association of North America, the exact date of conception is not known and a few breeders in the 1990’s started marketing this new breed. The popularity is undoubtedly due to the low to no shedding coats and the temperament of the Golden Retriever.
Through the years there four categories of size have developed to meet the needs of the market. The sizes are as follows:
Height: 14 inches at wither, around 25 lbs. or less
Height: over 14 inches but under 17 inches at wither, around 26-35 lbs.
Height: over 17 inches but under 21 inches at wither, around 36-50 lbs.
Height: over 21 inches at wither, around 51 lbs. or more.