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Height: 50 - 73cm M | 50 - 73cm F
Weight: 22 - 36kg M | 22 - 36kg F
Life Expectancy: 12 - 15 Years

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Introduction

The Double Doodle dog breed is the progeny of 2 wonderful hybrid dogs—the Goldendoodle and Labradoodle. This medium- to large-sized mixed-breed dog is also called Double Doodlepoo, the North American Retriever, and the Golden Labradoodle.

A family and people-loving dog breed, the Double Doodle is quick to trust and befriend anyone. He is also a great canine companion for children and other pets. His high intelligence and obedient nature make him easy to train.

Double Doodles are low-shedders that need weekly grooming. As they are hypoallergenic, they are great family dogs for people with pet allergies. These hybrid dogs have high energy levels and so are their exercise needs. This designer dog breed has a life expectancy of 12–15 years.


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History

The Double Doodle dog breed is also known as the Double Doodlepoo, the Golden Labradoodle, and the North American Retriever. He has an unusual and interesting lineage.

This mixed-breed dog was developed by crossing 2 designer breeds: the Goldendoodle and the Labradoodle. Thus, the Double Doodle is a hybrid of other hybrid dogs.

Let's take look at his parental breeds to understand more about his remarkable ancestry:

The Labradoodle is a Standard Poodle and Labrador Retriever cross-breed. He was created by Wally Conron, an Australian breeder, in 1988. The purpose of developing this mixed breed is to make an intelligent, mild-mannered, and hypoallergenic guide dog for those with allergies.

The Goldendoodle is a Golden Retriever–Standard Poodle mix. He inherited the Golden's playful and easy-going nature and the Poodle's hypoallergenic, low-shedding coat. This designer dog was developed in 1969 by Monica Dickens, the great-granddaughter of renowned writer, Charles Dickens.

The forebears of the Double Doodle are affable, smart, and outgoing canine companions. It is not surprising that this designer breed inherited these wonderful traits. For this reason, he is not only a great family dog but also skilled in other canine work. He excels at hunting, retrieving, narcotics detection, and search and rescue.

As a mixed-breed dog, the Double Doodle is not recognised by major kennel clubs including the Kennel Club in the UK and the American Kennel Club. However, he is officially a member of the Dog Registry of America, Inc. (DRA).

What is a Double Doodle?

The Double Doodle is a wonderful hybrid offspring of hybrid dogs. Moreover, they are descendants of 3 popular purebreds: Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, and Poodles.


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Appearance and Grooming

The Double Doodle dog breed has a shapely skull, brown eyes, and a slightly long snout. He has a black nose, whilst his ears hang down the sides of his head. It is common for this mixed breed to sport long tails.

When it comes to the Double Doodle breed's coat, it can come in a variety of textures. It can be soft, wiry, wavy, or curly. His coat is medium to long in length and quite dense.

The most common coat colours of this mixed-breed dog are golden or yellow. However, black, chocolate, cream, tan, and white are also acceptable.

Grooming Double Doodles involve cleaning their ears once a week. Their drooping ears are prone to infections. So, also make sure to check them and watch out for redness, foul odour, and inflammation.

Trimming the nails of the Double Doodle should be done every week. If possible, brush their teeth every day as periodontal disease is a prevalent problem in dogs.

How tall do Double Doodles get?

The Double Doodle size can either be medium or large, much like his parental breeds. Full-grown Double Doodles can grow around 50–73 centimetres in height and 22–36 kilos in weight.

It would take 12–16 months for midsized Double Doodle puppies to reach adulthood. Large Double Doodle puppies are slower to mature. It may take 2 years for them to completely mature.

Do double doodles shed?

Yes, Double Doodles do shed, but in minimal amounts. Thus, they are considered hypoallergenic dogs that are great companions for pet lovers with allergies.

To keep the Double Doodles’ coats in good shape, weekly brushing and occasional baths are necessary. Taking them to a professional groomer from time to time will decrease the grooming time that you need to do at home.


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Temperament and Intelligence

The Double Doodle is an extroverted and genteel dog. His friendly personality allows him to connect well with people, may it be his family or strangers. Because he is very amiable and welcoming, he does not make a good watchdog.

Double Doodles are great family dogs for homes with children and other pets. They are gentle and patient canines that love to hang around with their family. With that said, no matter how sociable they are, they still need proper socialisation.

Double Doodles that lack exposure to the world around them may develop undesirable traits such as extreme shyness or wariness.

When it comes to smarts, the Double Doodle takes after his parent breeds. He is an obedient and intelligent dog that quickly comprehends what is expected of him.

When training the Double Doodle, positive reinforcement and rewards-based methods will yield successful results than harsh training techniques and punishments. Taking on the alpha role will also help your Double Doodle become even more willing to carry out your commands.


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Nutrition and Feeding

The Double Doodle breed is a medium- to large-sized dog. Provide high-quality dog food that is specially formulated for his size and age.

The recommended serving amount for Double Doodle puppies is 1–2 cups per day. Full-grown Double Doodles need larger portions to replenish their energy levels. So they need 2 ½–3 cups every day.

Much like most dog breeds, the Double Doodle isn't one to turn down a bowl full of food. Portion control is crucial for him to keep a healthy weight. Thus, divide your dog's meals into 2 small and equal portions to avoid overeating. His water bowl should never run out of fresh water to prevent the risk of dehydration.


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Health and Exercise

The average lifespan of the Double Doodle dog breed is around 12–15 years. Whilst he is not a disease-prone canine, he may inherit certain health issues from his parent breeds. Below are the most common health problems observed in this mixed-breed dog:

Diabetes

It is characterised by an alarming spike in blood sugar levels. This is a result of the low insulin production by the pancreas. Although diabetes is not curable, treatments including insulin injections will prevent it from worsening.

Hypothyroidism

Insufficient production of thyroid hormones results in hypothyroidism. A Double Doodle with this disease is often lethargic, overweight, and prone to hair loss. Hypothyroidism needs long-term management that involves the administration of thyroid replacement hormone.

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This condition usually occurs due to an immune-mediated disease that destroys the adrenal tissue. It causes the production of cortisol to drop, which hinders affected dogs from coping with stress. Addison's disease can be treated by medications.

The Double Doodle dog breed has high energy levels and requires at least 60 minutes of daily exercise. Long walks, playing fetch, swimming, and jogging are great activities for this mixed-breed dog. Canine sports such as fly ball, agility, and canicross do well in depleting his energy too.

Apartment living is not ideal for the Double Doodle dog breed. He is an active canine that needs a spacious home with a big back garden.

Another thing to note is that the hybrid Double Doodle dog cannot handle cold weather. Thus, minimise his walks when the winter season starts. Make sure to let him sport a warm and comfy dog coat and booties during your walks too.


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Cost of Ownership

The Double Doodle dog breed's size can vary from medium to large. So his food expenses also vary from £300–£500. Buying basic supplies including a dog bed, crate, and toys cost £100.

Keeping your Double Doodle puppy healthy will require regular trips to the vet. Each check-up session will cost around £30–£60. Vaccinations are important to prevent deadly and contagious diseases from infecting your pup. First shots of the vaccine cost approximately £100–150, whilst annual boosters cost £50–£60.

Fees for spaying and neutering the Double Doodle can be as high as £110–£390. Worm and tick and flea treatments have a combined cost of £15–£30. Vet care especially in emergencies is very costly.

Getting pet insurance will help you afford proper medical care for your Double Doodle puppy. The monthly insurance fee for mixed-breed dogs is around £23.

However, mind that this price is not set in stone. It may change depending on how young and healthy your dog is. Senior dogs and sickly canines have high pet insurance costs.

Are Double Doodles expensive?

Yes, Double Doodles are expensive, much like their Labradoodle and Golden Doodle parents. The price for Double Doodle puppies may range from £2,500–£2,800. The high demand, which leads to a shortage of supply for this mixed breed, is the cause of the steep pricing.


Double Doodle Breed Highlights

  • The Double Doodle breed is a Goldendoodle–Labradoodle mix.
  • He is very sociable and friendly, so he does not make a good watchdog.
  • This mixed-breed dog is hypoallergenic and a low-shedder.
  • Obedient and smart, the Doubles Doodle is highly trainable.
  • He is a highly active dog that is not suited for apartment living.

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