The temperament of the Golden Retriever is a hallmark of the breed and is described as kind, friendly and confident. Golden Retrievers are great family pets, wonderful with children, and equally amiable with both strangers and those familiar to them. The typical Golden Retriever is calm and naturally intelligent with an exceptional eagerness to please.
Adult Golden Retrievers love to work, and have a keen ability to focus on a given task. They are exceptionally trainable due to their intelligence, athleticism and desire to please their handlers. They have an inordinate love for water, are compatible with all people, pets and livestock and have an incredibly high level of sociability.
The best way to describe a Goldendoodle is "little people in fur coats!!!" Goldendoodles are very intelligent; Retrievers and Poodles are ranked in the top 5 of the smartest dogs in the world. This breed loves everyone and they are very in tune and loyal family dogs! They are great with children, other animals and all people in general. They love being with the family and are goofy, fun loving, clown-like dogs that make everyone laugh. They are full of charisma and character.