The Goldendoodle is a hybrid between the Golden Retriever and the Poodle. Country of Origin: Goldendoodles originate in the United States of America. Original Purpose: The Goldendoodle is a great family companion. Breed Characteristics: Goldendoodles are known for their pleasing disposition, loyalty and intelligence. The Goldendoodle is active, outgoing and eager for human companionship and attention. The Goldendoodle fits well into the family environment and enjoys interaction with its human family members. The Goldendoodle is a designer breed that thrives on human attention and enjoys outdoor activities and exercise. Life Expectancy: Average life expectancy for the Goldendoodle is 10 - 13 years.