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Everything You Need To Know About The Red Goldendoodle

Everything You Need To Know About The Red Goldendoodle

Red Goldendoodles are undeniably adorable, with the same gentle nature and friendly personality as other Goldendoodles. The only difference is their stunning and vibrant red coats, capable of melting anyone’s heart (though any Doodle will!).

Red Goldendoodles are still a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle, resulting in a gentle, loving, playful, and loyal pup with a vivid red coat.

This guide will tell you everything you need to know about red Goldendoodles. Given their stunning, stand-out coat, these Doodles are incredibly photogenic, so you may have a doggy model on your hands with this pup!

Here is everything you need to know about this gorgeous Goldendoodle.


How Do Red Goldendoodles Get Their Coat Color?

Have you ever wondered where red Goldendoodles get their good looks? These lovable dogs owe their cuteness to their parent breeds: the Golden Retriever and the Poodle.

The Golden Retriever parent contributes shades of gold to the mix, ranging from light white to dark and reddish. But when it comes to color variation, the Poodle parent takes the cake. The American Kennel Club (AKC) recognizes a wide range of colors in the standard Poodle, including red, apricot, and white.

However, it’s pretty rare for either parent breed to be as red as a red Goldendoodle. So, how does this adorable teddy bear of a dog get its stunning coat?

The answer? It’s not easy!

It’s often a gene mutation that causes this striking red color, so breeding a litter of red Goldendoodles is a challenge to say the least. However, breeding two red Doodles is likely to result in further litters with red coats.

Some breeders will use a Golden Retriever – Irish Setter mix as one of the parents (Irish Setters are known for their stunning deep red coats). A dark Golden Retriever will also likely give darker Doodle pups.

The color of the Poodle parent also plays a big role in determining the puppies’ coat color. Poodles come in a whole rainbow of shades (well, not literally, but almost!) so you’ll want to choose a breeder that uses a darker-colored Poodle parent. If the Poodle is lighter, the resulting pups will more likely have apricot or golden coats.

As you can see, quite a lot of science goes into creating a Goldendoodle puppy with a beautiful red coat!


Coat Shades & Patterns of the Red Goldendoodle

Red is the most beloved coat of the Goldendoodle coats because it is so rare and unique. All Doodle coat colors are beautiful, but red is truly striking! Remember, Goldendoodle puppies’ coats may get lighter or darker over time. The way they look when they’re little might not be the same when they’re all grown up.

The following are some of the most common coat colors and patterns you’ll see in red Goldendoodles:

Red and white Goldendoodle

The red and white Goldendoodle has a red coat with a white chest and belly. However, it comes in several variations including:

  • Red and white abstract Goldendoodle: Less than 50% of the coat is white.
  • Red and white parti Goldendoodle: Also known as a red tuxedo Goldendoodle, these dogs have more than 50% of the coat white.
  • Red Goldendoodle with white markings: These dogs have random white markings on the body, not just on the chest and belly.

Shades of red Goldendoodle

  • Dark red Goldendoodle: The darkest red Doodles are usually second-generation dogs with two red Goldendoodles as parents.
  • Light red Goldendoodle: F1 Goldendoodles bred from red Poodles are often lighter in color than future generations.
  • Fox red Goldendoodle: Fox red is a rare but stunning Retriever color. Breeding this dog with a red Poodle will result in stunning fox red Goldendoodle puppies.

Red Goldendoodle patterns

  • Red merle Goldendoodle: Merle is a stunning coat variation that gives dogs a patchy appearance.
  • Red sable Goldendoodle: Sable dogs have lighter-colored coats with red hairs throughout.


Red Goldendoodle Height, Weight, & Size

Now that we’ve covered everything about the different colors of the red Goldendoodle, let’s talk about sizes! These unique hybrid dogs come in all shapes and sizes, including:

Red Goldendoodle Standard

The standard red Goldendoodle is the biggest in weight and height. Standard red Goldendoodle puppies are adorable, and when they’re fully grown, they can weigh anywhere between 45 to 75 pounds. These adorable red Goldendoodles typically stand at around 21 to 24 inches in height.

Medium Red Goldendoodle (Moyen Goldendoodle)

Medium Doodles are also called Moyen Goldendoodles. They generally weigh around 30 to 45 pounds and are about 16 to 20 inches in height.

Red Mini Goldendoodle

The red mini Goldendoodle is very small, with females and males tending to be the same size. A miniature Red Goldendoodle can weigh anywhere between 15 to 30 pounds and is around 12 to 15 inches in height.

Red Micro Mini Goldendoodle

Micro red Goldendoodles are even smaller. This dog can weigh between 5 to 10 pounds and is around 10 to 12 inches tall. This is one tiny pup!

Red Petite Goldendoodle

Petite red Goldendoodles are a mix of a Poodle, a Retriever, and a Cocker Spaniel. The petite Doodle is highly popular, and they can weigh anywhere between 15 to 40 pounds and reach a height between 10 to 18 inches.

At Barks in the Park, we are your Goldendoodle gurus, and we have guides on everything and anything Doodle. So be sure to check out our other guides if you want to learn more about this dog breed!


Red Goldendoodle Generations

To ensure predictability and uniformity, Goldendoodle breeders mate Doodles over various generations with both hybrid and purebred dogs. The following are the Red Goldendoodle generations:

Red F1 Goldendoodle

A purebred Golden Retriever is bred with a purebred red Poodle to create the F1 red Goldendoodle. The resulting Goldendoodle puppies are often lighter red than other generations.

Red F1b Goldendoodle

An F1b Goldendoodle is created by mixing an F1 Goldendoodle with a Poodle or Retriever. When breeders mix Golden Retrievers and red Poodles, colors tend to dilute. This is why breeders breed red Goldendoodles back to red Poodles, as this ensures a vibrant and deep color.

F1bb Red Goldendoodle

Backcrossing can ensure durability, predictability, and uniformity of the coat. F1bb Red Goldendoodles have been back-crossed two times with a beautiful purebred Poodle. These dogs are 12.5% Goldie and 87.5% Poodle.

Red F2 Goldendoodle

An F2 red Goldendoodle is created by breeding two Goldendoodle parents, so these puppies are still 50% Poodle and 50% Goldie. You’re more likely to get a deep red teddy bear Goldendoodle when both parents are also Goldendoodles.



How much is a Red Goldendoodle?

You can expect to pay anything between $1,500 to $5,000 for red Goldendoodle puppies. This will differ depending on where you live, the litter availability, and the breeder. Anything less or more than this could potentially be a scam. Always do thorough research while shopping for a red Goldendoodle.

Is a Red Goldendoodle rare?

Yes, this color is very rare. Most are brown or gold as they inherit these natural colors from their parent breeds. This is why Red Goldendoodles cost so much, as getting your hands on one can be tough.