What Is an Australian Goldendoodle?

Australian goldendoodles, also known as just goldendoodles, are mixed breed dogs that are the result of a golden retriever and poodle cross. They are sometimes called Australian because Australia was the first location to cross Labrador retrievers and poodles to create labradoodles, which were later followed by goldendoodles.

Most goldendoodles are first-generation hybrids, or direct mixes between poodles and golden retrievers, rather than the offspring of two parent goldendoodles. They’re medium to large dogs if both parents are of standard size. Goldendoodles tend to be shaggy and typically need some coat maintenance. They are friendly and require a moderate amount of exercise.