The Goldendoodle is a mix between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. Owners describe this breed as intelligent, trainable, and friendly, making them a good choice for families and individuals. Besides the desirable temperament, the Goldendoodle can have a variety of coats. Keep reading as we look closer at the colors and patterns that you might encounter in this wonderful breed to help you see if it’s right for you.
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Before we can discuss the various colors and patterns of the Goldendoodle, let’s go over their different sizes. The regular or standard Goldendoodle typically weighs 50 to 90 pounds and stands 20 to 24 inches at the shoulder.
The medium Goldendoodle is slightly smaller than the standard version and usually weighs 30–45 pounds. This smaller dog will also stand only 17–20 inches tall at the shoulder.
The smallest version of this breed is the miniature Goldendoodle. These small dogs typically weigh 15–30 pounds and stand 13–16 inches tall at the shoulder.
Now we can look at this breed’s colors and patterns. As the name suggests, solid-colored dogs will have a single color throughout their entire body.
Cream is one of the most common colors of the Goldendoodle. It’s a light yellow or beige color that’s a popular choice for people who want a dog resembling a Golden Retriever.
Apricot is a light orange or peach color, ranging from pale and cream-like to a deeper, more saturated color.
Red Goldendoodles have a rich and deep color, ranging from a lighter orangish red to a darker maroon-like shade.
The chocolate color is dark brown, ranging from light caramel to a dark, almost black shade.
Black is a rare color for Goldendoodles, but many pet owners seek it out because it can create a strong contrast against their curly fur.
Parti-colored dogs have a white base color and patches of another color over the body. These dogs have more of a whimsical appearance, and the pattern can vary significantly from one dog to the other.
6. Black and White
Black and white is one of the more common parti-colors for Goldendoodles. With this pattern, a dog’s body will usually be black, with white patches that can vary in size and shape.
7. Chocolate and White
A chocolate and white Goldendoodle will have a chocolate body with white patches varying in size and shape.
8. Apricot and White
The apricot and white Goldendoodle is similar to the other parti-colors. With this pattern, the dog will have an apricot body with white patches that can vary in size and shape.
9. Red and White
The red and white parti-color had a red base coat with white patches. Although not as common as the other parti-colors, it can be quite striking because the contrast is significant.
Merle Goldendoodles have a base coat of one solid color with patches of a darker color in contrast, creating a unique, almost marble appearance.
10. Blue Merle
The Blue Merle coat is silver or grey with patches of black or blue.
11. Red Merle
If a Goldendoodle has a red merle coat, they will have a red base coat and patches of darker red or black.
12. Chocolate Merle
The chocolate merle coat has a chocolate base color with darker brown or black patches.
13. Apricot Merle
The apricot merle coat has a light apricot base color with patches of red or darker apricot.
A phantom Goldendoodle has a solid body with phantom markings of another color. You will usually see these on the face, legs, and chest, giving the dog a unique appearance that many owners seek out.
14. Black Phantom
The black phantom Goldendoodle has a solid black coat with cream or silver phantom markings.
15. Chocolate Phantom
A chocolate phantom Goldendoodle will have a chocolate body with phantom markings of apricot or caramel.
16. Red Phantom
The red phantom coat has a red base with cream or apricot phantom markings.
Sable Goldendoodles have a solid color coat, but the tips of the hairs will be black, which causes the color to appear to change as the dog moves and can be quite attractive.
17. Black Sable
A Goldendoodle with a black sable coat will have a black coat and black-tipped hairs that give the dog a silver or grey appearance.
18. Chocolate Sable
The chocolate sable Goldendoodle has a chocolate base coat with black-tipped hairs that create a brindle-like appearance.
19. Red Sable
A red sable Goldendoodle will have a red base coat with black-tipped hairs that give the dog a dark red or mahogany appearance.
A Goldendoodle with a parti-phantom coat will have a base coat of one color, phantom markings in another color, and white patches on the body of varying sizes and shapes.
20. Black Parti-phantom
The black parti-phantom coat has a black base coat with phantom markings of cream or silver, as well as white patches.
21. Chocolate Parti-phantom
The chocolate parti-phantom coat has a chocolate base, phantom markings of apricot or caramel, and white patches over the body.
22. Red Parti-phantom
The red parti-phantom coat has a red base, phantom markings of cream or apricot, and white patches of varying sizes and shapes.
The Goldendoodle comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns, and while solid colors are more common than coats with phantom or sable markings, most are easy to obtain if you consult with a breeder. However, it’s important to look at other issues, like family history, before purchasing this breed and not just focus on color. These dogs are friendly and intelligent and make great pets no matter what type of coat they have.