I have two doodles from Smeraglia, Darcy whose dad was a retriever and mom a poodle and Stormy whose dad was a poodle, so I'm not sure why you think the dad is always a retriever and mom a poodle. The best decision I ever made was to get my pups from Smeraglia. Best wishes.
Hello, First off let me compliment you on your BEAUTIFUL dogs and your very informative website. We are exploring the F1 golden doodle breed as a possibility for our family pet, just curious it seems ... more
Hi Maddie, Our Barney's mother is a golden retriever, father a golden doodle. He looks exactly like a golden but a bit smaller (which is a pleasant surprise as both his parents were 70 lbs or so!).... more
Thanks Dee Dee, We are looking for more of the golden look, but a bit "fluffier" , we too have always had goldens, red with curls, and love them dearly, just would prefer a little less shedding,... more
Hi there. I have brother and sister Finnegan and Fiona from a Gracie/Caspian litter. Gracie is a beautiful Golden Retriever and Caspian a poodle, so you can see that Goldens are not always the male.... more