Have you seen a black Goldendoodle? What do you think about it? Is it cute? Well, you may wonder how big this Goldendoodle can be. This kind of information is needed to know so that you can estimate whether your home is suitable for a black Goldendoodle to live or not. Besides, we also will give you the other information about Black Goldendoodle.
The Size of Black Goldendoodle
If you want to know the size of a black Goldendoodle, you can see the size of their parents. When they grow old, the size of the black Goldendoodle will not be far from the size of their parents. However, usually the size of black Goldendoodle is like this:
- Mini Black Goldendoodles
The height of this dog is usually 13 to 20 inches and the weight is about 15 to 30 pounds.
- Standard Black Goldendoodles
The height of this dog is usually 17 to 20 inches and the weight is usually about 40 to 50 pounds.
- Large Black Goldendoodles
The height is usually about 22 to 26 inches and the weight is usually about 45 to 100 pounds.
After you see the size of black Goldendoodles above, now you are able to estimate whether your place is suitable for a black Goldendoodle or not.
Now, is a black Goldendoodle rare? How about the dietary requirements of this dog? Also, what kind of training and exercising do we have to give to them? Let’s find out about it below.
Is A Black Goldendoodle Rare?
Black Goldendoodles are not rare, but they are unique. It is because black Goldendoodles are not as wanted by a lot of people as other Goldendoodles which have light coats. Even though this dog is not rare, but black Goldendoodles are uncommon.
A black Goldendoodle is a genetic diversity factor of a recessive gene which comes from the Golden Retriever or Poodle. To be able to make a black Goldendoodle, the parents namely the Golden Retriever and the Poodle must carry this recessive black gene. That’s why black color is rare enough if we compare it to apricot color or cream color.
Usually, black Goldendoodles are almost all black including paw pads, noses, eyes and other parts of their body. So, it is rare to see a black Goldendoodle with some other color on their body. However, in the other Goldendoodle colors, you may see the other color variations in their parts of body. Black Goldendoodles usually have pure black.
Dietary Requirements of A Black Goldendoodle
When you decide to keep a dog or any other pet, you have to make sure that you are able to take care of the pet well. One of the things that you need to concern when you have a pet is about their dietary requirements. If you are able to give the pet a good dietary, then they will live healthily.
You have to keep your black Goldendoodle healthy by making sure that the dietary requirements are met by feeding him a diet which is balanced. How much do we have to feed them? You can feed them depending on the size and how active your black Goldendoodle is. To know how much food that you have to give to your black Goldendoodle, you have to take the weight of your dog in pounds. After that, you have to multiply the number by 30 calories. So, the result is how many calories that your dog needs in a day.
Let’s take an example. If the weight of your black Goldendoodle is 40 pounds and then you multiply it by 30, then the result is 1200. It means that your black Goldendoodle needs about 1200 calories in a day. How many cups are these? Each cup of kibble contains about 300 to 400 calories. So, you can feed your black Goldendoodle which has 40 pounds of weight about 3 cups of kibble.
You have to make sure that the diet is high quality. It must contain meat-based proteins, mineral salts, fats and omega 3 acids.
When you feed your dog, it is better for you to split the portion into two or three portions. You can give it one in the morning, one in midday and then one in the evening. By splitting the meals, it will help prevent bloat (gastric torsion) in your dog.
Training and Exercising for Black Goldendoodle
Another thing which is important for you to know related to size besides their dietary requirements is about training. After you know the size of the dog from the explanation above, then you need to know about what training is suitable for this dog and whether or not it is tiring for you. If the dog is big and the training is complicated, then you may step backward to have this dog.
Black Goldendoodles are very trainable. They are smart so that you should not find any problem when it comes to training this dog. So, no wonder why this dog is often selected to help as a service dog. Even we can say that a black Goldendoodle is a good dog for the first time dog owner.
You are able to train your black Goldendoodle by reward-based training and positive reinforcement. Make sure that you do not use punishment as a method of training. If you do that, it will not end well. If you use punishment on your black Goldendoodle, he will be able to be anxious and aggressive because they try to defend themselves.
Black Goldendoodles are very active. They also like playing a lot. So, they need to exercise regularly. By exercising regularly, it can prevent them from being naughty or being troublesome. You do not have to do hard things to make them exercise. You just have to invite your dog to play and walk to a park near your residence.
Same as the other breeds, you have to make sure that you never leave them alone. If so, it may be able to cut the bond between you and them. Also, they will feel lonely.