Some people see a cute and cuddly Goldendoodle puppy and know that they have to have one then and there. Others like to do their research before committing to bring a Goldendoodle puppy to their family. They learn about Goldendoodle exercise needs, their grooming needs, and Goldendoodle temperament. Another common question is, how long do Goldendoodles live?
How long do Goldendoodles live?
Standard Goldendoodles have a life expectancy between 10 and 15 years. Several variables determine how old a Goldendoodle, or any dog, will live, however. Controllable factors such as nutrition, physical activity, and veterinary care, as well as factors beyond your control shape how old your Goldendoodle will be.
Goldendoodles are designer dogs. This means that their traits and characteristics aren’t always predictable. In other words, there can be a lot of variation depending on the type of Goldendoodle you have. Different Goldendoodle generations tend to exhibit different traits, and there are standard, medium, and mini Goldendoodles.
Generally speaking, the bigger the dog is, the shorter his lifespan. This means that a 70 lb. Goldendoodle should live longer than a 90 lb. Goldendoodle. A medium Goldendoodle could live even longer.
Factors that determine Goldendoodle lifespan
It’s difficult to predict how old a dog will get. Life expectancy is more for reference than it is a prediction of how long a Goldendoodle will live. However, you can do things to ensure that your dog lives his longest, healthiest life possible.
- Nutrition for dogs is very important. Just like humans, dogs need to eat the correct portion sizes and get the right nutrients. Proper nutrition affects everything from your dog’s weight, immune system, digestive health, the appearance of his coat, and his overall health and life span.
- Your dog needs physical activity and exercise every single day. Staying active improves bone health, strengthens muscles, improves cardiovascular health, and helps your dog stay healthy and maintain a healthy weight.
- It’s not unusual for people to only take their dog to the vet when there’s a health issue. However, if you want to do everything you can to make sure that your pet is healthy and he lives his longest, healthiest life, you should take your Goldendoodle to the vet annually.
Disease —which is often beyond your control — can shorten your dog’s lifespan. All of our Goldendoodle puppies come to you with a two-year health guarantee.