Everything You Need To Know Before Getting a Goldendoodle Puppy in Singapore
Why Get a Goldendoodle Pup?
- Got allergies? Get a Goldendoodle!One of the most significant traits of a Goldendoodle, is one they inherit from their Poodle parent, their hypoallergenic and low-shedding coats. Goldendoodles are one of those breeds that are popular with dog lovers with allergies!
- Their coats are absolutely gorgeous. You’ll find Goldendoodles have a variety of curly to more wavy furs depending on which parent’s traits are more dominant.
- Goldendoodles are natural athletes and make excellent playmates! They make the best cuddle buddies too! You’ll see their agility shine through exercise and walks around the park. Goldendoodles are known to be friendly to nearly everyone, kids and pets alike, making them one of the best family pups.
Is It a Good Idea To Get a Goldendoodle in Singapore?
Without a doubt! If the above is what you’re looking for in a pup, Goldendoodles will make one of the most loyal companions.
They get along great with kids and other pets because of their calm demeanor. They are good for first-time owners as well!
There’s a misconception that Goldendoodles are not for apartment living but that’s not true as long as you meet their daily exercise needs.
In addition, they are intelligent, easy to train and in no time adjust to a new environment.
It might take a little patience but it’s worth it, trust us!
It hasn’t been long since we discovered the Goldendoodle or Groodle. They were first bred in 1969 as guide dogs but only recently became popular, stealing our hearts in the 1990s.
The crossbreeding of a Poodle and a Golden Retriever resulted in a “designer breed” that was actually inspired by the successful breeding of Labradoodles and Cockapoos. They were bred with the intention to combine the hypoallergenic coats of Poodles and the charming personality of a Golden Retriever.
Did you know? The three dogs who won the first American Kennel Club’s Obedience Champion title were Golden Retrievers! Poodles are also known for their intelligence and ability, they were originally known for being water dogs. Goldendoodles are the best combination of these two outstanding dogs with awe-inspiring characteristics!
Goldendoodles are athletic, obedient and highly intelligent. These traits make them easy and a joy to train!
Goldendoodles respond to training the best with positive reinforcement and rewards in the form of treats! You’ll be surprised with how many tricks they’ll be happy to show you in return for some yummy goodies.
Goldendoodles need regular exercise. It is good to give them ample swimming, walking, hiking and running opportunities to channel their energy in a healthy way. Their true personalities shine through agility because that’s something that comes natural to them.
Apart from being energetic pups, they are more than happy to sit by your side and laze around. They make the best cuddle buddies! The best to begin training your Goldendoodle as young as possible. This is to establish a foundation that will last.
Their high energy levels and active nature require high quality foods!
Natural diets with as little processed foods are good for your pup in the long run. Dry foods like kibbles is rich in protein and high in fats should make the bulk of your Goldendoodles diet.
We recommend a grain-free diet with whole vegetables as well as meat-based protein like chicken breasts to accompany their traditional kibble diet.
Make sure that your dog’s diet doesn’t contain corn, wheat, soy or dairy in larger amounts. It increases the risk of your dog developing food allergies.
How Should I Groom My Goldendoodle?
Grooming your Goldendoodle is not a hard task. Their coats can be one of three types, curly, wavy or straight depending on which parents’ genes are more dominant. Curlier coats will require more maintenance and brushing.
You can opt to DIY your Goldendoodle’s haircut or take professional services. Keep in mind to use proper grooming tools when doing at home grooming.
Shower and Brushing
Although Goldendoodles aren’t heavy shedders, they still require brushing. You should brush their coat once every week or two to keep their fur free of dirt, dander, dead hair, and nasty matting.
Goldendoodles in Singapore should take a shower once a week or every two weeks, the level of maintenance will vary dog to dog depending on the type of fur they have. Overshowering can be just as harmful as not showering enough.
Dog’s need a certain level of natural oils in their skin and fur, overshowering can cause them to over produce oils and result in a greasy dog. Make sure you really get in there and give them a thorough bathe of their fur and skin too!
The nails of the Pomeranian should be clipped near to the quick, which is the blood supply and nerve that nourishes the nail.
Clipping their nails can be uncomfortable for them but it is not painful if the quick is untouched, just like human’s nails.
It is important to clip their nails twice a month as short as possible, or bring the puppy to the groomers for professional services.
Good news! Goldendoodles are less prone to developing plaque, cavities, and gingivitis than other dog breeds. But their teeth still need regular brushing.
You should be brushing your Goldendoodle’s teeth daily to keep teeth and gums healthy, using a canine brush and a soft bristle toothbrush works best!
It is good to check your dog’s teeth from time to time, and talk to the vet if you notice any discoloration or missing teeth. Other than nutrition, oral hygiene is one reason why dry kibbles are great for dogs. They help to remove plaque from the surface of your pup’s teeth!
Hearing health issues that your dog is prone to can be terrifying for any dog owner but don’t worry! These are health issues that Goldendoodles are predisposed to, it doesn’t mean all Goldendoodles will get them, they are just more at risk. Keeping informed can go a long way in ensuring the health of your pup, we hope this helps!
Hip Dysplasia: There are different factors that lead to hip dysplasia in dogs and it usually begins with genes they inherit from their parents (this is why thorough health checks are important!). This condition means that joints aren’t developed properly from birth and can eventually lead to loss in hip function. Most of the time, hip dysplasia is hereditary but excessive weight gain, improper nutrition and exercise can also lead to hip dysplasia later on.
There are two main things you can do to avoid this painful condition. Firstly, make sure that health checks are done by reputable breeders on parents (like what we do here at PMP!).
Secondly, make sure you never overfeed your dog, stick to the recommended proportions and give them regular exercise to keep healthy!
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA): PRA is a genetic disease where a puppy’s eyes are programmed from birth to go blind. Unfortunately, with most eye diseases there’s nothing much dog owners can do and Goldendoodles are more prone to inheriting it. Sourcing your Goldendoodles from an ethical breeder is the first step in making sure that your pup doesn’t have PRA because of the stringent health checks they do. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions!
DNA Tests are Important!!
It is heartbreaking for dog owners to see health problems in puppies. If you are looking for a Goldendoodle in Singapore, keep an eye out for reliable breeders that are transparent about their health checks on their pups and parents!
To give our pawparents peace of mind when bringing a puppy home, our breeders from Germany and Australia conduct health checks on all parents before breeding to prevent genetic diseases from being passed down to their offspring. Above are some examples of the DNA tests we do. This is the assurance you will get with us here at PMP on the health of our dogs!
Note: Page 1 out of 3 of the known disorders in Goldendoodles that are cleared for parents and puppies. They are cleared of all genetic diseases that Goldendoodles are more at risk for.
Our breeders also do checks for disorders that Goldendoodles aren’t known for but are found in other breeds that goes on for 14 pages because we can never be too safe!
Our breeders are very particular about our puppies’ health and this DNA Test of 21 pages rules out every health issue that a dog can possibly get genetically. You can be rest assured that the Goldendoodle you are getting from us is happy and healthy!
Types of Goldendoodles
Goldendoodles are cute for sure and there are different types of Goldendoodles. This will help you a ton in deciding which one is the best fit for you. You might have heard about F1, F2, and multigene Goldendoodles, but you won’t probably know the difference. So, here it is:
- F1 is the first generation Goldendoodle which means your doggie is the offspring of purebred parents.
- F1b Goldendoodle is 75% poodle and 25% Golden Retriever.
- F2 is a second-generation doodle that means both of its parents are F1 Goldendoodles.
- F2b Goldendoodle is a cross of an F1 Goldendoodle and F1b Goldendoodle.
- F3 Goldendoodle is a multi generation Goldendoodle. Generally, it’s a cross between two second-generation Goldendoodle parents.
F1b Goldendoodle + F1b Goldendoodle
F2 Goldendoodle + F2 Goldendoodle
F1b Goldendoodle + F2b Goldendoodle
Here at PMP we do our best to help our pups find the right families.
It is a huge responsibility but it is not at all scary. We’ll equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills, and community to provide a warm and safe home for your new puppy.
Drop us a Whatsapp message at 8878 4248 if you would like to know more about our Goldendoodles!