The term designer dog is a relatively new one. For some, the term conjures an image of a furry, little dog in a super expensive leather tote slung over the shoulder of a globe trotting fashionista. For others, a designer dog is any dog that isn’t a working dog. Either one can, of course, be true. It’s worth noting, though, that they both illustrate the idea of the dog as status symbol.
If a dog were a status symbol, it only makes sense that you have it and enjoy its company for a long time. More so, if it’s a designer dog, right?
The Goldendoodle is arguably one of the most popular designer dogs in the world (after its Australian cousin, the Labradoodle). Breeders as well as owners like to highlight traits such as friendliness, intelligence, or being easy to train, but what is commonly overlooked is the Goldendoodle’s life expectancy. The Goldendoodle is one of the designer dogs that live the longest, with an average lifespan of 15 years! So the next time you’re in the market for a new designer dog, you’ll choose the Goldendoodle for good reason.