If your search for your next perfect family dog has led you here, it’s probably because everyone and their dog has been recommending Goldendoodles. And for good reason! But if you’re wondering, “do Goldendoodles bark a lot?” this is a great place to get some insight.
Do Goldendoodles Bark a Lot?
Given that they are a cross between two of the smartest dog breeds out there, Goldendoodles are genetically predisposed to intelligence and trainability.
But I’ll be darned…the only thing I could never seem to train out of Chloe was her tendency to bark!
And based on our ongoing survey results from over hundreds of Goldendoodle owners, a lot of Goldendoodles also have somewhat of a barking problem!
As of November 29, 2021, we have received 927 total responses to our Doodle Characteristics Survey. The data you see below pertains only to Goldendoodles (485 responses).
About the Graphs
The graphs below are updated in real-time as people submit their responses to the survey.
All ratings are based on a scale from Poor to Excellent. Keep in mind that these survey results are anecdotal (based on people’s personal ratings).
Each graph is interactive so you can hover over the sections (on a computer) or tap on the sections (on a mobile device) for more info. On mobile devices, the graphs might look cut off, but you can use your finger to tap and drag to scroll and see the full graph.
Tendency To Bark Or Howl
Survey participants evaluated their Goldendoodle’s Tendency to Bark or Howl from Poor to Excellent, and we got very mixed results.
Now, that said, ALL dogs bark. But a happy, trained, well-exercised dog usually does not bark without good reason.
From personal observation, when Chloe is tired from a really long walk or jaunt at the dog park, she doesn’t seem to bark much at her usual triggers.
As Goldendoodles typically have high energy levels, it is recommended that you make sure they are getting enough exercise each day. Their need to bark or cure their boredom with destructive behaviors could correlate with lack of exercise and play outlets.
But since Goldendoodles are very intelligent and easily trained, any type of undesirable behaviors, including barking, can be fixed with time, effort, and consistency.
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Hopefully that gives some good insight on the question “do Goldendoodles bark a lot?”
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