Last Updated on August 26, 2021
Today we will explore how much Goldendoodles cost. This one of the important factors you need to consider when choosing a new family friend. Pets are a lifelong commitment and it’s helpful to know what upfront costs you are dealing with before choosing a pet.
There are so many reasons to get a Goldendoodle, from their loveable nature to their lack of shedding but how much will this great dog set you back? Today we will go into all the details on how much Goldendoodles cost.
It’s no secret, the world loves Goldendoodles. They are smart, fun-loving, and all-around one of the most perfect family pets. They have taken over the world as the most popular dog and as you can imagine, the most popular dog out there doesn’t come cheap.
How Much Does a Goldendoodle Cost?
There are several things that go into the cost of these dogs. On average you will likely spend anywhere from $500 to $5,000 for a Goldendoodle puppy depending on if you adopt or go with a breeder.
Most breeders will average somewhere in the $2,000-$3,000 range. The cost can go up based on location and lineage.
Why Buy a Goldendoodle from a Breeder?
If you specifically want a Goldendoodle then your best bet is to go to a breeder. A breeder who specializes in Goldendoodles can give you lots of detail about the dog’s lineage and how much the ratio of Poodle vs. Retriever is in a specific dog.
Knowing the ratio is important especially if you have allergies and are looking for a dog that doesn’t shed much. If that is the case then you will want a dog with more Poodle than Retriever. Only someone who directly breeds these dogs will know this ratio.
How to Pick the Right Breeder
Picking the right breeder is very important. Don’t pick the first one you come across. Make sure you do your homework on that breeder to make sure they are reputable.
Here are some things you want to see in a quality breeder:
- Puppies stay with the mother for as long as possible/or recommended from a veterinarian
- Puppies are raised indoors
- Dogs are regularly tested for genetic conditions and can show you test results
- They should inform you of puppy care
- They should ask you questions to make sure you are the right fit for a Goldendoodle
Here are some things you do not want to see in a breeder:
- No paperwork, no health records from a Vet
- Poor living conditions for the dogs
- Dogs who seem to be scared of people
- Breeders who don’t let you see where the puppies are kept
Last but not least – if it seems too good to be true it usually is.
Any breeder who is significantly cheaper than the others or one who does a hard sell to get you to sign quickly should throw up a red flag.
Why buy a Goldendoodle from a Humane Society?
Unfortunately, there are many disreputable breeders, and many times these dogs will end up in a pound, or humane society.
Another option is going with a Goldendoodle Rescue. These businesses will rescue just one type of breed and adopt them out to good homes.
The cost of adopting from a humane society will be around $200-$500 but you might have the additional medical care you will have to do, such as vaccines.
Goldendoodle rescues will be around $500 or more. They only work with Goldendoodles and might have some details about the lineage of the puppies.
Often these rescues are very particular about where they place their dogs. They also usually foster their animals with families so the dogs aren’t kept in a kennel all the time.
Why Do Goldendoodles Cost So Much?
Breeders near large cities will likely charge more for their puppies because there will be a higher demand for the dogs.
A first-generation Goldendoodle will be cheaper than a dog that is further down the generational line. These multi-generational dogs have certain traits that can also affect the price.
A good breeder can charge more for their puppies because of their good reputation. Knowing that a breeder has a good reputation means more people will want to buy from that person. As demand increases so do the prices.
The Goldendoodle coat can also impact the price. The curlier the coat the more Poodle is in the dog which means less shedding. This is very important to allergy sufferers. They will pay more for a dog that sheds very little because that will impact their health.
The size of the dog can also impact the price. There are three sizes of Goldendoodles – mini, medium, and standard. The smaller the dog the higher the price.
I hope you gained some valuable information on how much Goldendoodles cost. Choosing to add a Goldendoodle to your family is a big decision, but these teddy-bear-faced dogs make such great family friends.