Double Doodle

50-80 lbs
United States
North America Retriever, Golden Labradoodle, Double Doodlepoo

The Double Doodle is a mix between the Goldendoodle and a Labradoodle. Both breeds are medium to large and have low shedding levels, so your Double Doodle will be the same. Other characteristics which the Double Doodle may inherit from his parents are high energy, great disposition, and an intelligent and friendly personality. His coat may be straight and wavy or curly. Consistent combing and brushing will be required to keep the coat in tip top shape. This breed makes a wonderful family pet but because he is medium to large dog he must be supervised around small children.  They are loving and gentle, but can be playful and knock down a toddler.  The Double Doodle will be happier in a home with a fenced in yard where he can play, run and explore. The Double Doodle is recognized by the Dog Registry of America.

Date of Origin
Goldendoodle, Labradoodle

Double Doodle Health

Average Size
Male Double Doodle size stats
Height: 20-29 inches Weight: 50-80 lbs
Female Double Doodle size stats
Height: 20-29 inches Weight: 50-80 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Diabetes
  • vonWillebrand’s Disease
  • Mitral Valve Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Ear Infections
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Cataracts
  • Seborrhea
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Addison's Disease
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Epilepsy
  • Cushing’s Disease
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • Ear Examination
  • Electrocardiogram
  • ACTH Stimulation Test
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Thyroid Panel
  • Buccal Mucosal Bleeding Time (BMBT)
  • Skin Scrape
  • Abdominal Ultrasound

Double Doodle Breed History

Because the Double Doodle is a modern hybrid, documentation on their history is limited. Therefore, we will go over the history of the Goldendoodle and the Labradoodle. The Goldendoodle is a hybrid breed composed of a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. The breed became popular in the 1990s.  The original purpose of the breed was to develop hypoallergenic guide dogs. The Labradoodle is a hybrid breed composed of a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle. An Australian breeder named Wally Conrad crossed the breeds at the Royal Guide Dog Association in 1989. Taking a closer look at each breed associated with the Double Doodle,  the Golden Retriever was originally bred in Scotland in the mid-19th century. Water Spaniels were crossed with the existing Yellow Retrievers who was developed to be able to retrieve game from both land and water. The Golden Retriever first came to the United States in the early 1900s and was registered with The American Kennel Club in 1925. Today, Golden Retrievers are used in hunting, as service dogs, guide dogs, search-and-rescue dogs and in tracking. They usually rank in the top ten most popular breeds with the American Kennel Club. As of 2016 they were in 3rd place. The Poodle was bred as a water retriever. It is believed they originated from the breeding of the French Barbet and the Hungarian Water Hound. Other researchers believe the Poodle originated from a German water breed. In the 18th century they became very popular in Spain. In France, they were the beloved pets of Louis XVI during the late 1700s.  The Poodle is France’s national breed. There are three types of Poodles: the Toy, the Miniature and the Standard. They are considered the second most intelligent dog breed; the Border Collie is in first place. The Poodle won "Best in Show" at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 1991 and 2002, and at the World Dog Show in 2007 and 2010. Some researchers believe that the Labrador Retriever may have originated in Portugal and then been brought to Newfoundland by Portuguese fishermen.  Labrador means “laborer” in Portuguese. Other documentation shows that during the 19th, century English aristocracy began to import dogs from Newfoundland for hunting purposes.  These dogs were known as St. John's dogs. The Kennel Club of England first recognized the Labrador Retriever as a breed in 1903. The Labrador Retriever was first registered with the American Kennel Club in 1917. Today’s Labrador Retrievers are wonderful family pets and are used as guide dogs for the blind, as service dogs, therapy dogs, in drug and explosive detection and in search-and-rescue work.

Double Doodle Breed Appearance

The Double Doodle is a hybrid dog and will inherit physical traits of each of his parent’s breeds (Golden Retriever, Poodle and Labrador Retriever). The Double Doodle is a medium to large-sized breed. He will weigh 50 to 80 pounds. Double Doodles have a long, wavy, wiry or curly coat.  The coat color can range in colors including cream, golden, black, brown, tan or white.  Their tails are usually long.  The Double Doodle has dark button eyes, a black nose and long floppy ears.  They have a sweet and loving expression.  The Double Doodle's appearance may vary even among the same litter. One thing is for sure, your Double Doodle will be an adorable dog.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Double Doodle eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Double Doodle nose
Coat Color Possibilities
cream Double Doodle coat
black Double Doodle coat
brown Double Doodle coat
white Double Doodle coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Double Doodle wiry coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Double Doodle Breed Maintenance

The Double Doodle sheds minimally to none and is a low maintenance dog. He will require weekly brushing. Occasional professional grooming will be necessary to keep his coat trimmed and neat. Your Double Doodle may be bathed every few weeks with a gentle dog shampoo, as human shampoo is harsh and should not be used on a dog because it dries out their skin. His long and floppy ears will need to be checked, and if necessary, cleaned weekly and after bathing and swimming, his ears must be dried to prevent an ear infection. His teeth should be brushed weekly to prevent tartar buildup and gum disease. Nails should be clipped monthly if they do not wear down naturally. As with all dogs, a yearly wellness check with the veterinarian will keep your Double Doodle in tip top shape.

Brushes for Double Doodle
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Double Doodle requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Double Doodle Temperament

The temperament of the Double Doodle will be a mix of the Golden Retriever, Poodle and Labrador Retriever’s personalities and characters. He will be a highly intelligent, loving, friendly and wonderful family companion.  The Double Doodle is easily trained.  He excels in obedience trials and track and field training, and likes to be included in his owner's activities - he'll be a great partner for biking, jogging, hiking and swimming. The Double Doodle is usually good with other dogs and enjoys time at the dog park. A well socialized Double Doodle is happy to meet new people and dogs. He is also very good with children but because he is a medium to large breed, supervision with small children is necessary. Small children can accidentally get knocked down by this gentle dog. This is a high energy breed; he will want lots of attention and thrive on interaction and keeping busy.

Double Doodle Activity Requirements

The Double Doodle is a high energy breed. He will need long daily walks, play that allows him to use his smarts, and exercise that sometimes involves a job to do. Activities such as playing fetch, agility training, swimming and jogging will keep him happy.  This hybrid is not well suited for apartment living as his exuberant personality needs room to bounce around in. The Double Doodle will be happier in a house with a fenced yard in which to explore and practice his work.  Double Doodles are most comfortable in moderate temperatures. They do not do well in very cold weather. During the winter months, daily walks should be shorter and he may appreciate a warm coat.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
14 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Double Doodle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.90
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00

Double Doodle Owner Experiences

13 Weeks
4 People
House & Yard
Playing in the snow
Explore the city
Explore the woods
I have an Australian Double Doodle called Henry, he is absolutely amazing and so gentle with everyone he meets! He is always eager to learn new tricks and loves running around the fields. He is great wit kids and wouldn't change him for the world.
4 months ago
6 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Playing fetch
We got Ellie a few months ago and everyone loves her. She's the absolute sweetest and is very friendly. She gets along with every person and other animals.
7 months, 1 week ago
9 Years
4 People
House & Yard
We have two double doodles and they are the best dogs ever.... Beemer and Cooper we love you!!!
9 months, 1 week ago
4 Months
4 People
House & Yard
He is super trainable and eager to please. A good eater but not overly food motivated. Fluffy at this age and super cute + gets lots of attention from strangers. Good with other dogs + the cat is definitely boss. Wonderful with the kids. Wouldn't say he is too hyper by puppy standards, but he does enjoy his walks.
10 months, 2 weeks ago
18 Months
5 People
House & Yard
Very picky with food, Velcro, wants attention all the time. We have a big yard, but his Willing to just lay down all day unless someone is ready to play with him. Very intelligent, easy house broken, sleeps all through the night until 6am, very hyper when around visitors.
1 year ago
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