Monday, August 22, 2016
Goldendoodles - Friendly Dogs for Owners with Allergies
Dave Chupp is a Nappanee, Indiana, business owner who raises several breeds of dogs, from French bulldogs to Siberian huskies. Dave Chupp also raises Goldendoodles, a breed that originated in Australia two decades ago as guide dogs for people with impaired vision.
The golden retriever and poodle mix has the standard poodle’s hypoallergenic, minimally shedding coat, so it is ideal for people with allergies. Goldendoodles are known for their intelligence and friendliness, and they enjoy the companionship of their owners.
Consummate "inside dogs," Goldendoodles are nonaggressive and thrive on social interaction. At the same time, they are athletic animals that appreciate the opportunity to run outdoors.
When left alone for extended periods, Goldendoodles' intelligence may get them into mischief. With training, however, the dogs can find inventive ways of entertaining themselves.
One aspect to consider when selecting a Goldendoodle is pedigree. First-generation Goldendoodles tend to have either a golden retriever's or a poodle’s personality traits, while multigenerational Goldendoodles have more of a mix of traits.