All About Goldendoodle Fur: Color Changes, Puppy Fur, and Shedding.

Do Goldendoodles Change Colors?

We have a five year old mini Goldendoodle and one of the questions we get asked by friends considering getting a doodle is, do Goldendoodles change colors?

So, do Goldendoodles change colors? In short, yes! Most Goldendoodles coats get slightly lighter as they age.

This is especially true for lighter and medium color Goldendoodles. If your Doodle has black fur, it is not likely to lighten up until the white hairs of old age start to set it. None of us humans know about that do we – LOL!

Okay, let’s get back to talking about these wonderful pups.

Goldendoodle Fur Colors

Goldendoodles come with a wide variety of colors from chocolate phantom, silver phantom, silver with golden hues, black, white light or dark apricot, triple color Goldendoodles do have markings on the coat of any color that has been listed.

What Determines The Color Of A Goldendoodle?

The color of the fur is usually determined by dog parents especially the poodle parent.

When litters bred from a black poodle will tend to have black puppies while white poodles will tend to have cream puppies. Of course there are always exceptions to this rule.

If the parent is red in color an apricot color puppy is likely to be born this is because there is no guarantee that a certain puppy color will be born after mating.

Some of the litters do vary having cream and black puppies in the same litter.

Sometimes it is just going to be a surprise as to what color of puppies are born, but the color of the parents is your best bet for the colors of the puppies.

When Do Goldendoodles Shed Their Puppy Fur?

When do Goldendoodles shed their puppy fur? In general, Goldendoodle puppies shed their puppy fur between six months old and ten months old.

The puppy fur coat is a uniform soft fur but as it grows older the coat is shed and it has an adult coat which is stiffer and thicker.

After shedding the puppy coat the color patterns can also change. Adult coats of the Goldendoodle is typically lighter than the puppy fur. 

Most of the Goldendoodles begin to shed their puppy fur when they are at the age of six and a half months to 10 months. After shedding their puppy fur, mature adult fur starts to grow in. Some Doodles can be late shedders of puppy fur, so do not be too discouraged if puppy fur stays around until 12 months of age.

As for mature adult fur, it can take up to two years for some breeds of the Goldendoodle to have a full adult mature coat.  

Goldendoodle Fur Types

They have three different types of coats: shaggy, curly and a smooth coat. 

All three fur types are low maintenance, but a curly coat requires more frequent brushing. They also tend to shed less if at all so that may be a benefit for some owners.

The smooth coat looks more like a golden retriever. As a result, there might be a higher chance of some shedding, but it is not a given they will shed more than any other Goldendoodle.

Do Goldendoodles Shed Their Fur? Are Goldendoodles Hypoallergenic?

These dogs are considered to be hypoallergic which does not guarantee this type of dog will never shed. There is no type of dog that is considered to be 100 percent hypoallergic.

This is because allergies are usually caused by the dander (dead skin cells) that both dogs and humans produce.

With this being said, Goldendoodles are often great dogs for people who suffer from allergies, but you need to do a lot of research before picking out a new pup.

Goldendoodle F1B is 25 percent golden retriever and 75 percent poodle which makes it less prone to virtual immune to shedding since they have more poodle genes in them.

The F1 is 50 percent golden retriever and 50 percent poodle. This increases the possibilities of shedding but sometimes it is hard to tell and guarantee the degree of shedding in this Goldendoodle.

The excess shedding is manipulated by the genetic mutation of the cross-breeding of the Goldendoodle. It is advisable to consult a reputable breeder if you breeding this dog for the first time.

The F1 type sometimes gets lucky of not carrying the shedding gene traits from the golden retriever since they have half of the two breeds.

Related Questions:

What Nose Color Does A Goldendoodle have?

Did you know some Goldendoodles can have different nose colors? Neither did I.

From my research, I learned Goldendoodles can have unique and different types of nose colors which vary from black, brown, or red noses this gives these dogs a unique beauty feature.

It is very hard to determine the color of the nose of the siblings which are not yet born from the colors of the parents that have mated or you are intending them to mate or breed them.

Kern

I'm a life long lover of dogs. Since I was 2 years old I've had retrievers, mixes, and currently, a Mini Goldendoodle named Lexie. I converted my wife into a dog lover and my two daughters are as well. Our doodle Lexie was the inspiration for this website because after we got her everyone wanted to know more. There is a ton of information on the web, but I feel most of it was not from the perspective of a Goldendoodle owner.

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