Black Goldendoodle- The “PERFECT” black Teddy bear doodle

The black Goldendoodle is a black mix between a Black Poodle and a Golden Retriever due to a dominant black gene. There is no difference between standard Goldendoodles and black Golden Doodles. The Black Golden Doodle is just like any other Goldendoodle but with a black coat.

Goldendoodles that have a “golden” coat are the most prevalent but not many people know that this pooch also has a black coat.

Learn more about Goldendoodle crossbreed types.

These dogs have a likable, friendly temperament that makes them great companions and family pets.

So, where does the Black Goldendoodle originate from?

We are going to look at that and much more in this article including how to take care of this stunning doggo.

So, let us get right into it. 

About the Black Goldendoodle

Both the Golden Retriever and the Black Poodle are two very popular and intelligent dogs.

According to the American Kennel Club, the Golden Retriever is the third most popular dog breed while Poodles stand at the 7th position.

So, it does not come as a surprise that the mix is also very popular. They make such a good combination for a designer dog.

A designer dog is just a mixed dog breed or rather a hybrid dog.

No matter what color the Goldendoodle coat comes in, you would enjoy owning one of these dogs, and I mean who wouldn’t?

The fact that this dog does not shed much and is also hypoallergenic is a bonus.

Black Goldenpoos have been used to play several roles over the years of their existence:

  • They have been used as therapy dogs.
  • These are loyal family pets
  • Guide dogs
  • They have been used in search and rescue missions
  • These doggos have assisted in the medical services


UKC and AKC do not recognize this as a breed yet, as it is not a purebred dog.

However, there are other clubs and dog registries that recognize the black Golden Retriever Poodle mix such as;

  • The continental Kennel Club
  • Goldendoodle Association of North America

You may also be interested in the Goldendoodle guide.

Characteristics of the Black Golden Doodle

Black Goldendoodle summary table
Height Males: 24 to 26 inches, Females: 22 to 23 inches
Weight 50 to 100 pounds
Lifespan 10 to 15 years
Breed Type mixes and more
Purpose Companion and therapy dog
Suitable For They are best suited for families and first-time dog owners
Grooming requirements Moderate grooming
Color Variations Black
Health concerns epilepsy, eye problems, allergies, hip dysplasia, and patellar luxation
Temperament intelligent, eager-to-please, loyal, patient, energetic, playful, trainable, affectionate, and goofy
Other Names Black Poodle Golden retriever mix, Black Groodle, Black Goldenpoo, Black Goldenoodle

When you are looking for a Goldendoodle you have to remember that this dog is not always golden as the name entails.

Black Goldenpoo


These dogs come in various sizes namely:

  • Mini black Goldendoodles
  • Standard black Goldendoodles
  • Large black Goldendoodles.

The Mini Black Doodle has a height of between to 13 to 20 inches and weighs between 15 to 30 pounds.

Standard black Poodle and Golden Retriever mixes have a height of between 17 to 20 inches and weigh between 40 to 50 pounds.

Meanwhile, the large Black Goldendoodle which is often referred to as the oversized teddy bear is the largest of them all. He stands between 22 to 26 inches tall and weighs between 45 to 100 pounds.

The size of this dog mostly depends on the size of the Poodle used in breeding.


It is hard to predict exactly how your Goldendoodle is going to turn out as much as the looks are concerned.

But you can easily spot one for their beautiful curly coats and smiles.

In most cases, the black Goldendoodle will have a round face with brown eyes and a long muzzle.

They also have long and stocky tails and well-muscled chests. Their bodies are lanky but well proportioned.

Black Poodle Golden Retriever mix

Coat appearance and types

You should note that not all black Goldendoodles will have the Poodle’s curly coat.

However, most of these coats will be low shedding and low on dander which means that they will be hypoallergenic.

The F1B black Goldenpoo (when bred with a purebred Poodle) is the one that is most likely to exhibit the fluffy Poodle coat but this is also a genetic gamble. You can never be sure.

In most instances, the coat is dense and curly but it can also be long and straight like that of a Golden Retriever.

Both the parent breeds have a double coat which is going to be inherited by the black Goldendoodle. The undercoat is dense while the outer coat is thinner.

The color of the coat should be solid black.

You should know that Black Groodle get their black coat mostly from the Poodle’s side. The Poodle line can also produce come in other colors such a dark brown, silver, chocolate, or even grey.

So, if you have a Black Poodle and Golden Retriever mix it is likely that he has more Poodle genes than he has Golden Retrievers.

You should note that the black coat in a Puppy Groodle can sometimes turn grey as he matures but a real Black Goldendoodle should retain the black coat without fading into any other color

Goldendoodle Black

Black Golden Doodle coat types

Depending on the dominant parent breed, you can have Black Golden Doodles with a variety of coat types.

You will need to keep in mind that each coat type will come with its specific grooming requirements.

Straight coats:

This coat is rarer than the curly coat.

Your Black Poodle and Golden Retriever mix are more likely to have this coat type if he has more Golden Retriever genes.

Although this is not the popular teddy bear coat, it requires less maintenance than the shaggy or curly coats.

Curly coats:

This is the coat type that most dog lovers are familiar with.

Each curl may vary in length and tightness depending on which line is dominant. You can have anything from the coat that you see in the Poodle to loose barrel curls.

To maintain this coat you will need to brush it daily to prevent it from matting.

But despite this, it is still a low to non-shedding coat.

Shaggy coats:

These shaggy or wavy coats are the most common with black Doodles.

Most of the Goldendoodle owners claim that this coat is moderately easy to maintain.

Black Goldendoodle generations

These dogs may have different ratios of Poodle and Golden Retriever genes. This can affect the size and look of the dog that you will end up having.

The most common one is the F1B generation that is 75% Poodle and 25% Golden Retriever.

Breeders achieve this by breeding a Goldenpoo and Poodle. They are the most hypoallergenic Black Poodle and Golden Retriever mixes.

You can also have some other variations such as the F1 variant that is 50% Poodle and 50% Golden retriever.

Below is a summary of these variations:

  • Purebred A x Purebred B = F1 Black Goldendoodle
  • F1 Goldendoodle x Purebred-A = F1b Groodle
  • F1 goldenpoo x F1 Goldenpoo = F2 Poodle Golden Retriever mix
  • F1b Goldendoodle  x F1 Goldendoodle = F2b Goldendoodle
  • F2 x F2 = F3 Hybrid Dog

Temperament and Personality of the Black Poodle Golden retriever mix

In general, Goldendoodles have become popular for a reason and that is mainly due to the stable and even temperament.

They are patient, gentle, and extremely loyal. However, they can also be mischievous but you can deal with this by giving them proper training.

These are just amazing family pets and coupled with their trainability they can also make very good service dogs.

This stunning doggo will gladly follow you everywhere with a smile.

You should be warned, do not expect your Black Goldendoodle to be a guard dog because they are simply not suited for it.

Their friendly nature is extended even to strangers and by any chance you have an intruder in your house he or she is most likely going to be welcomed with a lot of kisses.

Everyone is a friend to the black Goldendoodle.

You should not be concerned with your black Poodle and Golden retriever mix being aggressive by any chance.

They are also very active dogs too and love to play, go on walks, hikes, and even swim.

Black Goldendoodle

Compatibility with families

The number of people that the Black Poodle and Golden retriever mix loves is not limited, you will be surprised.

They get along well with all kinds of people both in the family and outsiders.

Although the Black Goldendoodle would not intentionally hurt kids, their interactions should be supervised.

This is mostly for the large-sized pooches. If their play is not monitored, kids could easily get hurt in the process due to this dog’s extreme goofiness.

When you get a Black Goldendoodle, you are getting a dog that is easy to train and loves to please their owners.

Frequently asked questions

Why is my Goldendoodle black?

It genes that make a Goldendoodle black. This black color of the coat comes from a recessive gene from the Poodle parent, giving these dogs that distinct and unique color. Some people may confuse this dog to a black Poodle especially if the coat is curly.

Do black Goldendoodles change color?

Some Black Poodle and Golden Retriever puppies may be black but then the color slowly fades to a more grey color as they grow up. This is something that you should keep in mind when you are buying or adopting a Black Goldenpoo pup.

Do black Goldendoodles shed?

Yes, these dogs shed but in very minimal amounts. The degree of shedding may vary from one dog to another depending on the pre-dominant parent breed but generally, they shed very little.

History if the Black Poodle and Golden Retriever mix

Goldendoodles were first seen in 1969.

This pooch was originally bred by Monica Dinkins in the hopes of getting a non-shedding dog and hypoallergenic dog like the Poodle that would blend with the temperament of the Golden Retriever.

The popularity of the Goldendoodle rose in the 1990s at the same time that Labradoodle was gaining popularity.

Other Poodle mixes

  • Boxerdoodle is a hybrid that mixes the genes of a Boxer and a Poodle.
  • Yorkipoo is a beautiful cross between a Poodle and a Yorkshire Terrier.
  • Shihpoo is a mix between a Poodle a Shih Tzu.
  • Schnoodle is a cross between a Poodle and a Schnauzer.
  • Peekapoo is an adorable cross between a Poodle and a Pekinese.
  • Chipoo is a cross between a Poodle and a Chihuahua.

Other Golden Retriever mixes

  • Golden Retriever Corgi mix is a good-natured pup with the genes of both the Golden retriever and a Corgi.
  • The Golden Retriever Husky mix is often referred to as the Goberian.
  • Combining a Poodle and a Golden Retriever gives you a Golden Poodle
  • Beagle Golden Retriever Mix is also called Golden Beagle
  • Bull Mastiff Golden Retriever Mix is also called Golden Mastiff

Black Goldenpoo puppies

Litter size:

Goldendoodles usually have litters of about 3 to 8 puppies.

Not all puppies in a litter will be black though. There may be several sizes and color variations even in puppies of the same litter.

How much does a black Golden Doodle cost?

The Black Poodle Golden Retriever mix puppy can cost you anywhere between $1500 and $2000.

Black Groople

Grooming requirements for a Black Goldendoodle

The grooming requirements will depend on the type of coat that he is going to inherit.

However, all coat types will require regular brushing, but if he inherits the Poodle’s coat which is thicker daily brushing will be required.

As the puppy grows the coat will need a trim or even better a nice haircut after every 9 to 12 weeks.

If your Black Golden Poodle loves to swim the ears should be checked and cleaned regularly. Check for any signs of infections.

Brush the dog’s teeth and trim the nails every time they get long. A groomer would be best suited to help you with this.

Brushing the dog’s teeth is important as it controls the risk of the dog getting periodontal Diseases.

Dietary requirements

To keep your black Goldendoodle growing healthy you will need to make sure that his dietary requirements are met by feeding him a balanced diet.

Feed your Groodle depending on his size and how active he is.

When it comes to size you should take the dog’s weight in pounds and multiply it by 30 calories. That is how many calories your dog will need in a day.

So, let say your dog is 40 pounds that means he will need about 1200 calories in a day according to our calculations. This will amount to about 3 cups of kibble because each cup of kibble has about 300 to 400 calories.

Black Doodle Daily Food Consumption
Guide 600 to 2000 calories
Cups of Kibble 2 to 4

The diet should be high-quality with meat-based proteins, fats, mineral salts, and omega 3 acids.

Ideally, the meals should be split into two or three portions, one in the morning, midday, and another in the evening. Splitting the meals will help prevent bloat(gastric torsion) in your dog which is common in Golden Retrievers.

Black Poodle Golden Retriever mix exercise requirements

Goldendoodles are well-rounded dogs especially if they have space to play and run.

They can do well in apartments and urban settings provided that you give them enough exercise.

You as an owner will be required to keep up with his level of activity.

They will need about one hour of exercise on a day with some mental stimulation such as agility sports and obedience training.

If you have a Black Goldendoodle that loves to swim you will need to make sure that where he swims is safe.

This mainly comes from their Golden Retriever bloodline.

when you combine this with some other activities such as playing fetch and hiking you will have a happy dog that everyone will enjoy having around.

Daily Exercise Requirements
Minutes 30 to 60 minutes
Number of walks 2 (20 minutes each)

Black Goldendoodle training

These are very trainable and eager to please dogs.

Coupled with their intelligence you should have no problem training the Black Groodle.

This is why they are often chosen to help as service dogs and it can be fair to call this dog the perfect dog for first-time dog owners.

The best way to go around is through reward-based training and positive reinforcement.

Never use punishment as a method of training as it never ends well. This may make them anxious and even aggressive as they try to defend themselves.


Health concerns

The most common health concerns with the Black Poodle and Golden Retriever mix and especially the large ones are Hip Dysplasia and Patellar Luxation.

Hip Dysplasia is a very common condition in large and giant dog breeds.

  • It is a condition that is caused by the cartilage in the hip joint failing to form correctly.
  • However, this condition can be managed through medication, and in severe cases, surgery may be needed to treat the dog.

Patellar luxation is a condition in which the knee fails to form correctly and causing an inability of the dog to bend the knee joint.

  • Just like hip Dysplasia, this condition can be managed by medication using pain killers and will need surgery to be corrected in severe conditions.

This adorable may also suffer from eye conditions.

  • These conditions include Cataracts and Progressive Retinal Atrophy(PRA)
  • You will need to take your Black Goldendoodle for regular eye check-ups in case you notice any issues with your dog’s eyes.

Summary of the Black Goldendoodle

The Black Goldendoodle is just like any other Goldendoodle, an adorable and stunning black ball of fluff.

He is a patient, gentle, and kind dog that is perfect for anyone that is looking for a family and companion pet.

These dogs love to cuddle and play, making this is a perfect addition to any active family and is also good for children.

You will not have any issues with this dog if you live in an apartment or an urban setting.

So, has this been an article been of help to you? If you have any feedback about the Black Poodle and Golden Retriever mix leave it in the comment section below.

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