What Color Are Goldendoodles?

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Common Goldendoodle Colors

Goldendoodles come in a variety of different fur colors, which can vary significantly even within the same litter.  The most common Goldendoodle colors are cream, black, red, and brown. Goldendoodles are typically solid in color and but can rarely have patches of different colors.

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What Determines the Color of a Goldendoodle?

The color of a Goldendoodle’s fur is usually determined by the color of the Goldendoodle’s parents – especially the poodle parent.  So, litters bred from a black standard poodle will tend to have black colored puppies, while those from a white standard poodles will tend to have cream colored puppies.  An exception to this rule of thumb is when the golden retriever parent is red, which usually results in an apricot color. It is important to remember that there is no guarantee as to what color of puppies a mating will produce.  Some litters will even vary as much as having cream and black puppies in the same litter.

Do Goldendoodles Change Colors as they Grow Older?

Actually, yes.  Unless the Goldendoodle is black or very dark brown, most Goldendoodle puppies end up being some shade of cream.  Apricot puppies also tend to lighten up, but will usually remain apricot once they’re grown.  So, when picking out your Goldendoodle puppy, it’s important to remember that her fur color will usually get lighter as she grows older.

What Color is a Goldendoodle’s Nose?

Interestingly enough, Goldendoodles can have black, brown, or red noses.  It is difficult to predict the nose color of a Goldendoodle, but the parent’s color can usually be used as a good rule of thumb.

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