Do Goldendoodles Bark? What Do You Need To Know?

A cat goes 'meow,' a horse goes 'neigh,' but what does the Goldendoodle say? If you've never heard that nursery rhyme before, I'm not surprised. That's because I made it up.

As you most likely already know, the Goldendoodle is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. They're the ultimate combination of good-looks, clever wits, and playfulness. 

Goldendoodles are great cuddle-buddies, but they also love to be outside and run around. They are quite agile, so make sure you are able to take them out on walks and dedicate lots of playtime. If you and your family are the 'outdoors' type, this pup will fit right in!


Goldendoodles are low shedders, so if you are someone who has mild allergies, you don't have to keep yourself from owning this adorable pet! Not to mention, they don't need to be brushed often, and trimming can be done occasionally.

Okay, so now that we have established Goldendoodle's are a kind of dog (not some mystical creature), you may be wondering why this article focuses on barking. Isn't it evident that dog's bark!

Nevertheless, we aren't talking about any dog; this is the Goldendoodle we're talking about.  

What we are truly wondering? Do Goldendoodles bark?

We all know that dogs bark. It's an instinct and part of the language and communication of dogs. Dogs tend to bark when they are happy to see their owner come home or when someone knocks on the door.  These are common triggers for dogs, and other triggers may include when dogs see a stranger or an unknown animal.  Dogs can also bark when they are frightened, overly excited, or feel anxious.

The point being, where there is a will, there is a bark.

Goldendoodles, nevertheless, are very quiet dogs and make for excellent indoor dogs. For example, when the doorbell rings instead of a series of barks, your Goldendoodle may just run-up to the door quietly. When they look out the window and see people pass by, they are more likely to quietly stare than bark.

Goldendoodles have a tranquil disposition, and the only reason they would bark is when they have something to say, such as "you're not paying enough attention to me!" Bark bark.

Of course, they will occasionally bark when startled or feel they need more attention, unlike most dogs that will bark without really having a trigger.

Goldendoodles prefer to be on the quiet side, and this characteristic plays into why these dogs are so popular. Because of their extreme popularity, Goldendoodles are on the pricier side, and it can be a challenge to buy one. However, they are an excellent pet to have, and many people love this breed.

So, if you live in an apartment complex, you're not very fond of having a dog that will bark all the time, or you're worried about your neighbors complaining, then the Goldendoodle is perfect for you. 

There is a time to bark, and there is a time to be quiet. That's the Goldendoodle's motto.

Luna Tran

My name is Luna and I am a great cat lover and a cat owner of three lovely cats. I have owned many cats till now and have dedicated many years to nurturing and caring cats. Through this blog, I am here to share my knowledge and experience about cats.