Although we can actually give you a number and say “this is how much it costs to own an f1, f2, or f1b Goldendoodle,” we prefer to first give you a rundown of the reasons why the prices of Goldendoodles are what they are.
This is because no two doodles cost the same price. And there’s a reason why.
For example, you might find on one breeder’s website that the price of a Goldendoodle is $2,000, and on another that the price is $4,000. There’s a reason why the latter’s doodles cost twice the price of the former. It could be because of the generation he’s selling (there are lots of Goldendoodle generations, but f1 and f1b are the most popular). Or because of the size (could be mini, standard, or medium). Or because of the environment, they’re bred in.
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Factors that determine the prices of Goldendoodles
Lots of factors play a part in determining the final price of a Goldendoodle. Below is a list of them:
1a. Where and who you’re getting your Goldendoodle from
By where, we mean, where is your Goldendoodle coming from? Are you buying from a breeder or adopting from foster care? Of course, if you’re getting from the latter, you won’t need to spend as much as someone buying from a breeder.
Typically, most doodles you get via adoption cost in the range of $500 or less. Buying from a breeder, however, might cost you thrice this amount or more.
By who, we mean, who is your breeder? Yes, the reputation of the guys you’re buying from can determine how much you end up spending on a doodle. Although there are lots of cheap breeders out there who sell cheap Goldendoodles, your best shot at getting a healthy Goldendoodle is still by buying from the biggest names in the industry, such as ABCs Puppy Zs.
1b. Where the dog was bred
The location of a breeder or foster care can determine how much one ends up paying for a Goldendoodle dog. In most cases, this factor affects the price of a Goldendoodle by up to $500.
For instance, it has been observed that Goldendoodles coming from Western regions like Oregon, Washington, and California tend to be more expensive than those coming from Southern regions like Texas, even though they all boast exactly the same features.
If you’d like to save cost, you’re better off buying your Goldendoodle from a breeder situated in less-expensive areas. And in case you’re staying farther away, you can trust the breeder to help you with flying your pet down, while also showing you videos of the pet parents and puppies before making your choice.
For a fact, we know that ABCs Puppy Zs – one of the biggest names in the South – offers these sorts of services!
1c. Goldendoodle Size
This is the biggest of all the factors that affect the price of a Goldendoodle. How big or how small a Goldendoodle dog is can affect its price by up to $1000+.
That said, there are three major sizes of Goldendoodles, which are the Mini, Medium, and Standard. From their names, one might expect the Standard – which is often the biggest – to cost the highest and the Mini – which are the smallest – to cost the lowest. Strangely, the Mini sizes – which also come in variations like teacup, toy, and micro – are known to be more expensive than the bigger ones.
1d. Goldendoodle coat type
One of the biggest perks of Goldendoodles is their nonshedding nature. However, not all of them carry this trait in the same manner – some shed more than the others. Generally speaking, the higher the nonshedding tendencies of a Goldendoodle, the higher you should expect to pay for it.
Typically, Goldendoodles come in straight, curly, and wavy coat types. But it is the curly and wavy coats that shed the least, meaning that they’re bound to be more expensive than straight coat counterparts.
1e. Goldendoodle coat color
The color of a Goldendoodle’s coat is another factor that can influence its price. Normally, some coat colors are quite common and easy to find, whereas there are others that are pretty rare. If your interest is in a coat color that’s hard to find, you might need to pay a little more extra to get what you want.
Generally speaking, the rarer a coat color, the more expensive the Goldendoodle. That said, here are some of the rarest and commonest Goldendoodle coat colors:
2. How much does a Goldendoodle cost
Now to the question we’ve all been yearning for: how much does a Goldendoodle cost?
After carefully analyzing so many breeders, we can say that the average prices of Goldendoodles seem to range between $1,500 and $2,500. However, one may still find Goldendoodles costing as high as $4k or $5k, especially the Mini (teacup, toy, and micro) with rare coat colors like Phantom or Tuxedo. As far as a Standard-sized doodle goes, you can find one for around $2,000 to $2,100 on most breeders’ sites.
3. Additional packages included in the price of a Goldendoodle?
Of course, you won’t be walking home with only the dog in your hand. There are lots of additional packages to be enjoyed too. And depending on the breeder, these packages can include but are not limited to packs of food, boxes of medications, shots of vaccinations, free toys, leash and collar, grooming materials, a blanket, and lots more.