Puppy Temperament Testing, Statesville NC
Learn More About the Temperament of a Goldendoodle
ALPHA: The alpha dog must rule and is given first rights in breeding with females and in eating. Both male and female alpha dogs exude confidence, maintaining control through body position, facial expression, and the occasional nip or snarl at beta members of the pack. Without the presence of other animals, a single dog in a family home is likely to believe he or she is the alpha dog. The dog has to be convinced otherwise by the “people pack” or else the dog is likely to exhibit behavioral problems. When a dog in the home remains the alpha dog, undesirable behaviors may emerge. The dog will not follow commands, may bite, snarl, dangerously guard its food, and will refuse to be walked by an owner. With the last, an alpha dog usually walks its owner, not coming to heel when requested, but hurrying the owner along at its own pace. Not all characteristics of the alpha dog are bad ones. Alpha dogs are often quite smart animals, and in natural wild dog settings, they would be leaders. In a family setting they must be convinced that they are not dominant.
2. ALPHA-BETA: This is the 2nd ranked dog in the pack, it's also a leader but is second in command to the Alpha Dog and in line for the Alpha position if the opportunity is given. The Alpha-Beta dog conveys confidence but clearly less then the alpha and much more than the Beta. VERY STRONG, POWERFUL, VERY GOOD PREY DRIVE, VERY GOOD FOR SPORT.
3. BETA: The 3rd ranked dog is excellent for families. Not necessarily a follower to the Alpha, rather a different kind. He avoids confrontation and risks. He does not have the need to challenge for position. Very affectionate loving dog and, if raised with children, will make an excellent playmate. STRONG, GOOD PREY DRIVE, GOOD FOR SPORT AND EXCELLENT FOR FAMILY!.
4. BETA-OMEGA: The 4th in command. An ideal family pet for high traffic and large families. Most often this is the one who is most laid back, does not lack confidence, with "sound" temperament. Will accept lower position without a challenge, happy to hangout with you. A cool dog. AN IDEAL FAMILY PET, GOOD PLAY DRIVE, READY TO PLAY AND READY TO PLEASE ATTITUDE.
5. OMEGA: The 5th is the lowest ranking, the Omega. The last ranking dog within the pack. is the omega. The omega is viewed by the rest of the pack as the weakest link. This dog (Omega) will lack confidence necessary to excel to the higher rank position of the Alpha. The Omega dog can be very shy and naturally will try to avoid confrontation. The Omega dog is happy to be a follower. When approached by a Alpha dog, Omega dog will start wiggling, licking face (mouth), and lay-over and expose their bellies, often have submissive pee but are very pleased to interact with the Alpha dog. The Omega dog tail is between their legs (in dog parks) and will walk cautiously at the dog park with fear and submissive and will avoid provocation, and/or may bark from fear or even fight back. Therefore, they are often the target for being bullied, harassed and picked on by dogs of higher ranking in the pack order.
Learn More About the Goldendoodle
Generation Goldendoodle ( F1 Goldendoodle)
First Generation Goldendoodle ( F1 Goldendoodle)
F1 goldendoodles shed less than a golden retriever and when they do shed, they tend to shed in “clumps”. This coat needs to be brushed quite often and will need grooming every 6 weeks. They are not our breeding focus.
What is an F1b Goldendoodle?
F1 Goldendoodle (25%) X Poodle (75%)
F1 Goldendoodle (25%) X Poodle (75%)
F1b goldendoodles will be our primary focus in the upcoming years. F1b Goldendoodles are a 25/75 cross between an F1 Goldendoodle
and a Poodle. The paring of an F1
Goldendoodle X Poodle is what give you 25% Golden Retriever and 75% Poodle. They are a special first generation doodle.
This coat is very much like the poodle. F1B goldendoodle coats range from the soft
curls to the straight hair. This generation’s coat is best for allergy suffers. They shed significantly less than an F1, but they too can shed. It's all about their genetics the straighter the coat, the more retriever and therefore straighter ones are more prone to shedding .
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE CANNOT GUARANTEE COAT TYPES, SHEDDING, OR ADULT LOOKS WHEN YOU ADOPT A PUPPY.
F1b goldendoodles have more poodle in their blood lines (75%) and therefore it makes them very allergy friendly. This coat needs to be brushed quite often and will need grooming approximately every 6 weeks. The F1b is our main focus in our breeding program. We appreciate the coat quality and predicabilty of appearance. It is our opinion, that if the goldendoodle ever becomes recognized by a reputable kennel club, the F1b will be the gene pool in which the breed standard will be acquired.
What is a F1bb Goldendoodle?
What is a F2b Goldendoodle?
F1 (50% poodle/golden retriever) X F1b Goldendoodle (75% poodle 25% golden retriever)
What is an F2 Goldendoodle?
F2 Goldendoodles are an F1 Goldendoodle X F1 Goldendoodle. This breeding gives a very unpredictable mix for the coat and so we have decided not to do this breeding.