A Goldendoodle is a cross-breed dog obtained by breeding a golden retriever with a poodle. The name, which was coined in 1992, gets the first part, "golden", from golden retriever and the second part, “doodle”, from "poodleThe Goldendoodle is usually bred to be a family companion dog. It may suit families with mild dog allergies, if the puppy has inherited hair characteristics of its poodle parent. Some are bred for careers in service to humans as guide dog, therapy dogs, or other types of assistance dogs, especially for people with allergies. A person may select a goldendoodle because he or she love golden retrievers, but would prefer a dog that sheds less hair. Although not all goldendoodles exhibit the low shedding coat type of the Standard Poodle, some people with allergies may need a dog that does not shed. The standard goldendoodle may shed less than a golden retriever, but the degree of shedding will vary from dog to dog. Grooming requirements are as varied as coat types. A dog with a coat that sheds the least will require more regular grooming than one with a coat that sheds more often. While some breeders claim that the Goldendoodle is a hypoallergenic dog, there have been no studies to date verifying that any canine is completely hypoallergenic. If they inherit the characteristics from the golden retriever parent, goldendoodles can make good bird dogs.