Are Red Goldendoodles Rare?

Red goldendoodles are definitely less common than any other doodle colours.

But the fact is, they are not really rare because there are certain breeders who specialize in producing doodles of gorgeous red colour with shiny coats. 

Red goldendoodles are nothing but doodles with a red coat. Most of the goldendoodle pups are of golden or apricot colour and so a goldendoodle with a red coat is quite uncommon. But again it’s all in the red color coat, else it’s just another goldendoodle with the same characteristic traits!

Well, the red goldendoodles might be hard to find because of some specific reasons which I will be discussing in this article today…

Are Red Goldendoodles Rare

Reasons why red goldendoodles are rare?

As I have mentioned already, the sole reason for the red goldendoodles to be rare is just the color of their fur.

They are rare to find because it is hard to find their breeding parents. Let me simplify…

In order to get a red coated goldendoodle, you will need a dark coloured golden retriever (preferably reddish mahogany color) and a dark coloured red poodle in case of F1B red goldendoodles.


In the case of the F2B generation of red goldendoodles, you will need F1 or F1B red goldendoodle parents which is really very rare to find!

Also, they are rare simply because the color mixing of the two parents to produce a red coated goldendoodle is really uncertain and even if the red furred goldendoodle is produced, it is not 100% guaranteed that the red fur will continue to retain its original color because color do fade with time.

Therefore, breeders won’t take the risk unless you agree to pay some extra bucks for the particular breeding!

Things you may not know about red goldendoodles:

Red goldendoodles generally do have a black nose and dark colored nails. They are produced by cross breeding a dark colored golden retriever with a dark colored poodle.

A goldendoodle’s fur coat changes its color as they grow and their appearance is like a red cuddly teddy bear.

Yes! That’s true!

The red goldendoodles change the color of its coat as it grows older. So, if you are seeking a pure red goldendoodle, it’s better to buy a dark red puppy now! This is because the color of the coat fades gradually in the adult days.

See also: What is the Most Desirable Goldendoodle?

How much are red goldendoodles?

The price of Goldendoodle can vary dramatically depending on a variety of factors which includes :

• Place where you live

• The quality of  parent dogs

• The reputation of the breeder

• The size of the dog

• The generation of the puppy 

• The coat type of the dog

• The coat color of the dog

Never buy a Goldendoodle just because you want a specific color. Goldendoodles are renowned for their ability to change coat colour as they grow.

That means that a puppy with deep mahogany-red dark coats might fade to a much lighter shade like that of apricot as he ages.

Always know about the quality of the puppy’s breeding when you’re choosing a Red Goldendoodle.

A reputable breeder, like those who are registered or recognized with the Goldendoodle Association of North America (GANA), are supposed to have their dogs health-screened for hereditary health conditions that could affect the offspring.

Mini red goldendoodles are comparatively more expensive than their larger varieties. This is because the mini size is mostly preferred by people living in small apartments and also carrying the mini size along anywhere is much easier.

Generally, if you buy a goldendoodle from a reputable breeder along with its certified health cards, it will cost you somewhere around 2000$ to 5000$. And the additional red color coat might charge you an extra 500$ to 1000$!

That’s huge right??

Well, they are worth every penny once you get them in your life!

See also: Are Girl or Boy Goldendoodles Better?

How big do red goldendoodles get?

Red goldendoodles generally come in three sizes: 

1.) Standard size: The standard red goldendoodle is the largest of all goldendoodles and it is so because they weigh between 50 to 90 pounds and are 20 to 26 inches tall at the shoulder level. 

2.) Miniature size: They are the most popular ones. They weigh between 25 to 35 pounds and are 15 to 17 inches tall. 

3.) Toy size: These cute little puppies weigh between 10 to 25 pounds and are 10 to 15 inches.

What are the exercise needs of a red goldendoodle? 

On an average, the red goldendoodles need two hours of exercise at least per day. 

They are very intelligent dog breeds and might probably want to go out for walks often or be engaged at home while playing. 

Being the owner, the most important task will be training and exercising this breed. But due to their friendly nature it will be pleasant to have walks with them. In the initial years of the puppy, make sure to exercise it thrice a day for at least about 15-30 minutes a day.

Remember, they are also fond of water sports like any other goldendoodle color! So, taking them to the pool once a week or once in every two weeks might become your task in hand!

And when you take them to water sports, do not forget to take care of their shiny red fur once you return home with the use of right shampoo and conditioners especially made for their luxurious coat.

What to conclude?

According to me, if you haven’t promised your spouse about the specific color of the new family member, or if you haven’t dreamt of the particular red color for years, there is no need to pay those extra bucks!

After all, it’s just the difference in color and nothing else!

A goldendoodle will be as friendly, playful, protective and loving irrespective of the color of its coat!

Susan R Elliston

I have over 11 years of experience as a vet working with a wonderful variety of species of innocent and lovely animals. Whilst I still work two days a week for a local practice, I realized that I could help more people by sharing my knowledge and experience with my readers.

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