Black Goldendoodle- The Comprehensive Buyers & Care guide

The black Golden Doodle is an uncommon Poodle Golden Retriever mix variation with a solid-black, low-shedding coat. This coat color variation is a result of a dominant black gene from the Poodle parent. Thus, the Black Goldendoodle is like any other Goldendoodle but is black.

Learn more: Goldendoodle crossbreed variations.

Because of their friendly demeanors, Black Goldendoodles are likable and are perfect companions and family dogs.

But for a pleasant experience, you will need to ensure you can take care of him and that he is the right fit for you. Read on to learn more…

Black Goldendoodle information

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


These dogs come in 3 sizes namely:

  • Mini black Goldendoodles– Stands at 13 to 20 inches tall and weighs between 15 and 30 pounds.
  • Standard black Goldendoodles– Stands at 17 to 20 inches tall and weighs 40 to 50 pounds.
  • Large black Goldendoodles– Stands at 22 to 26 inches tall and weighs between 45 and 100 pounds.

The size of this luxurious mixed black doodle mostly depends on the size of the Poodle used during cross-breeding.


Although it is hard to predict how your Goldendoodle will turn out, you can easily spot one of these black beauties by their mostly curly coats and smiley faces.

Also, in most cases Black Poodle Golden Retriever mixes will have round faces, long muzzles, and striking brown eyes.

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

Black Poodle Golden Retriever mix

Black Goldendoodle Coat appearance

Not all black Goldendoodles have curly coats. But most coat types will be low-shedding, produce less dander making this mixed dog hypoallergenic.

The F1B black Goldenpoo (when bred with a purebred Poodle) is most likely to inherit a Poodle’s fluffy coat but this is also a genetic gamble.

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

Both the parent breeds have double coats that the black Goldendoodle inherits to have dense undercoats and thinner topcoats.

Note: A Black Goldendoodle puppy coat sometimes turns grey as it matures but Real Black Goldendoodles retain the color without fading.

Black Golden Doodle coat types

These black Doodles can come in a variety of coats, each with specific grooming requirements.

Straight coats:

This coat is rarer than the curly coat. A Black Poodle and Golden Retriever mix is more likely to have a straight coat if he has more Golden Retriever genes.

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

Curly coats:

This is the Black Golden Doodle coat type most dog lovers are familiar with.

Each curl may vary in length and tightness depending on the dominant breed and can be similar to a Poodle’s curly coat or have loose barrel curls.

It is recommended to brush this coat daily to reduce tangling or matting.

Shaggy coats:

Shaggy or wavy coats are the most common black Golden doodle coats. These coats are moderately easy to groom and need to be brushed about 4 times a week.

Goldendoodle Black

Black Goldendoodle generations

These dogs may have different ratios of Poodle: Golden Retriever genes which affects this dog’s size and appearance.

The F1B generation is the most common with 75% Poodle and 25% Golden Retriever genes. This is achieved by crossing an F1 Goldendoodle with a purebred Poodle.

There are also other generations as summarized below;

  • Purebred Black Poodle x Purebred Goldendoodle = F1 Black Goldendoodle
  • F1 Goldendoodle x Purebred Poodle/Golden Retriever = F1b Black Goldenpoo
  • F1 Goldenpoo x F1 Goldenpoo = F2 Poodle Golden Retriever mix
  • F1b Goldendoodle  x F1 Goldendoodle = F2b Goldendoodle
  • F2 x F2 = F3 Hybrid Dog

Black Poodle Golden retriever mix Temperament and personality

Goldendoodles have become popular for their stable and even temperament. They are patient, gentle, extremely loyal but can be mischievous.

These are amazing family pets which when coupled with their trainability, make them good service dogs.

This stunning doggo will gladly follow you everywhere with a smile but do not expect your Black Goldendoodle to be a guard dog as they are too friendly. Everyone is a friend to the black Goldendoodle.

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

Family compatibility

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

And although Black Goldendoodles would not intentionally hurt kids, their interactions should be supervised as they are mostly large-sized pooches. If play isn’t monitored, kids could easily get hurt due to this dog’s extreme goofiness and size.

Frequently asked questions

Why is my Goldendoodle black?

It genetics that makes a Goldendoodle black. The black coat color comes from a recessive gene from the Poodle parent breed, giving these dogs that distinct and unique color. You may confuse a Black Goldendoodle to a black Poodle for their close resemblance.

Do black Goldendoodles change color?

The color in some Black Goldendoodle puppies may slowly fade to a more greyish color as they age bringing that color change from black to silver rustic color.

Do black Goldendoodles shed?

Black Golden Doodles shed but minimally. The degree of shedding may vary from one dog to another depending on the on the coat type. Black Goldendoodles shed the least as loose hair is trapped within the coat.

Similar 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
  • The Golden Retriever Husky mix is often referred to as the Goberian.
  • Combining a Poodle and a Golden Retriever gives you a Golden Poodle

Black Goldenpoo puppies

Litter size:

A black Goldendoodle’s litter can have between 3 to 8 puppies. However, not all puppies in a litter will be black as there may be several size and color variations within the same litter.

How much does a black Golden Doodle cost?

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

Black Groople

How to take care of a Black Goldendoodle

1. Grooming requirements

Grooming a Black Golden Doodle will depend on the type of coat he inherits. Black Goldendoodles that inherit the Poodle’s Curly coat will require daily brushing to prevent tangling which if left unattended may cause severe matting.

However, all coat types will require  as much brushing as the curly coat. The shaggy (wavy) coat will need to be brushed at least 4 times a week and the straight coat being the least grooming intensive needing to be brushed about thrice a week.

These coats may also need to be trimmed as the puppies age with haircuts after 9 to 12 weeks being recommended.

Black Golden Poodles love to swim thus their ears should be checked and cleaned regularly as you 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 but our Poodle Grooming guide is of assistance too.

Brushing the dog’s teeth is also important as it reduces the risk periodontal Diseases.

2. Dietary requirements

To keep your black Goldendoodle healthy, ensure his dietary requirements with a high-quality, balanced diet. Feed him depending on size and how active he is.

Take the dog’s weight in pounds into account during feeding by multiply it by 30 calories to get how many calories your dog will need per 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 as 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 high 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 in the evening. Splitting the meals will help prevent bloat(gastric torsion), common in Golden Retrievers.

3. Exercise requirements

Goldendoodles are well-rounded dogs that need space to play and run. But do well in apartments and urban settings if provided with enough exercise. You will be required to keep up with his level of activity.

About one hour of exercise a day through some mental stimulating games such as agility sports and obedience training will be required.

If your Black Goldendoodle loves swimming, ensure where he swims is safe. They have a high affinity to water, a trait from their Golden Retriever bloodline.

When you combine this with some other activities such as fetch and hiking, the dog will be happy and his weight will be kept in check.

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

4. Black Goldendoodle training

Black Goldendoodles are very trainable and eager to please dogs which coupled with their intelligence, makes training them easier.

This is why they are often used as service dogs and are great for first-time dog owners.

However, training should be done right through reward-based training and positive reinforcement. Punishment should never be part of the training as it may make the black Doodle anxious or even aggressive in self-defense.


Health concerns

The most common health concerns with Black Poodle and Golden Retriever mixes are Hip Dysplasia and Patellar Luxation.

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

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

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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