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Tiera C.

09/07/2022

Goldendoodle

Nala (previously named Zabrina) is a great gift from God. She is feisty and playful. She fits in perfectly. She is a quick learner and our hope is to have her trained as a therapy dog (emotional support dog). Kid friendly and lives people.

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Goldendoodle Characteristics

Goldendoodles are affectionate, adorable cross breed dogs that make loyal family companions. Active and intelligent, they play well with children and enjoy regular time outdoors.

Goldendoodles are easy to train, making them an excellent choice for first-time dog owners. You can find Goldendoodles both large and small, and they thrive in a city or country setting.

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Medium
  • Trainability Responsive

Goldendoodles are a hybrid dog breed resulting from crossing the Golden Retriever and the Poodle. They range from small to large depending on the variant of the dogs that breeders cross.

Poodles and Golden Retrievers are intelligent and energetic, leading to equally smart Goldendoodle pups. Goldendoodles are playful and affectionate. They are perfect for families since they get along with kids and other pets in the house.

Goldendoodles can be easy to train, making them an excellent choice for first-time dog owners. They require socialization and exposure to different sights and sounds early in life to ensure the best behavior.

Because they are a highly social breed, they need daily contact with their owners. Also, they tend to suffer from separation anxiety and don’t like being left alone for too long.

Goldendoodles are active dogs, so they need daily walks and lots of time outdoors. They love water and having extra companions to play with, both dog and human.

Goldendoodles have a medium coat length with a curly texture. They shed very little, if at all, but they still need regular grooming like all poodles.  They often come in their iconic golden coat, but can be found in red and black as well.

The typical lifespan for a Goldendoodle is 10 to 15 years. The average weight for Goldendoodles is between 50 to 90 pounds.

How dog-friendly is Minnesota?

Minnesota has some excellent dog-friendly accommodations and services and is well on its way to becoming one of the more pet-friendly states. It’s a great place to own a dog!


We evaluated scores across two primary studies to get accurate state rankings. Both studies ranked states according to various pet-friendly criteria like animal cruelty laws, pet-friendly accommodations and services, and the number of hiking trails and dog parks.


The first study, by animal advocacy group Pawsafe, ranked Minnesota as 14th most pet-friendly state. This includes a good ranking for its animal welfare laws which evaluate laws against abuse, neglect and fighting.


Safewise, a national safety evaluator, ranked Minnesota as the 26th most pet-friendly state. A little lower than Pawsafe, but still doing pretty well comparatively. 


Combining these two studies together puts Minnesota towards the middle of the pack of pet-friendly states.

Are cities in Minnesota pet-friendly?

The personal finance site Wallethub ran a study to evaluate cities for pet-friendliness. They reviewed the 100 largest cities in the country. Here’s how Minnesota’s biggest cities stack up.

Minneapolis

Minneapolis ranked 28th on the list, scoring 63rd place for pet budget, 25th for pet health and wellness, and 25th for outdoor pet-friendliness. 


A Trust for Public Land (TPL) study reviews the nation’s 100 largest cities to see which has the most dog parks per capita. Minneapolis ranked 27th on the list at 1.7 dog parks per 100,000 people.

St. Paul

Even though Minneapolis and St. Paul are known as the Twin Cities, they rank differently in terms of pet-friendliness. St. Paul also ranked well, but just a few spots lower than Minneapolis at the 33rd spot for overall pet-friendliness.

A few more facts for dog-lovers in Minnesota

BringFido lists Minnesota as a pet-friendly travel destination with over 1800 verified pet-friendly hotels and motels. The site also lists Minnehaha Park and Minnesota Point as popular dog-friendly attractions in the area.


Thirty-five percent of Minnesota residents own a dog. This is below the national dog ownership rate of 40%, but not a whole lot lower. 


What kinds of dogs do Minnesotans love? According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the most popular dogs in Minnesota are Labradors, Retrievers, and German Shepherds. Other popular breeds include Huskies, Beagles, and French Bulldogs. 

Animal welfare & dog shelters in Minnesota

Minnesota saved 52,742 dogs and cats during 2020. Approximately 3,380 animals were killed over this same period. 


Thirty-two out of 90 of the animal shelters within Minnesota are no-kill shelters. The percentage of no-kill shelters is rather low, but the state has an above-average save rate of 83%. This is short of the 90% mark needed to be considered a no-kill state but is improving.

 

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