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Sable puppy grown

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There are some colours I have missing from this list and will add once I have a picture of them. If you have a picture of a missing colour or want to discuss anything on this page feel free to email me at akent@kentfamilyfarms.com.

Abstracts are usually a result of only having one parti gene. These dogs can have white markings on their face, head, chest and/or paws. It is possible to have very minimal white markings and not carry the parti gene, as well as possible to carry the parti gene and not have white markings. 

Red Parti

Courtesy of Jenna Lee Designer Doodles

Sable Phantom Parti

Courtesy of Hickory Ridge Goldendoodles

Brindle is a pattern of stripping all over the body. Brindle is also a recessive gene, so both parents have to carry for it to have Brindle puppies. Brindles can have a variety of intensities in the markings ranging from bold striped patterns to barely visible. 

Sable is a gene that gives the coat a two toned look to it. Sables will change colour with age as well. The black tips to their coat will not be visible as an adult, other than possibly the tips of the ears and some on the legs. This is a picture of a puppy that still has the dark tips of her coat. I will hopefully eventually get an adult picture up here to show you the difference when they grow. 

Silver is a gene that fades the coat to silver over time. These puppies usually start to show signs of being a silver at 6-10 weeks old. A Silver puppy will start out Black and turn Silver with age and a Silver Beige will start out Chocolate and turn Silver with age. There are many varying degrees of Silver from Black will minimal Silver markings to a dog that goes almost completely Silver with age. 

Courtesy of Jenna Lee Designer Doodles

Phantom is a recessive gene. Both parents have to carry for this gene in order to see it in their offspring and therefore to see it you need two copies of the gene (or the proper combination of the phantom gene and recessive black gene, which is very rare). It is shown by markings on the face, eyebrows, chest, interior of all four legs and under their tail. It is not seen if the dog is in the Apricot Spectrum of colours and is only seen on a solid Black or solid Chocolate dog (but can have other genes with marking show, as seen below). It is normally seen as Apricot on Black and Cream on Chocolate, but can have a variety of shades and intensities. Some Phantom's will have bold Phantom markings and some will have very minimal Phantom markings. 

Parti is also a recessive gene. You need both parents to carry the parti gene in order to see it in the puppies, therefore two copies. Golden Retrievers do not carry the gene for Parti, so you will not find a F1 Parti Goldendoodle, but you can get them in F1b, F2, F3 and multigens. Parti is a gene that makes white markings over the body and can act on any other colour. You can have Black Parti, Chocolate Parti, Cream Parti, Apricot Parti, Red Parti, Brindle Parti, Sable Parti, Merle Parti, Phantom Parti, etc... 

The Merle Gene is an incomplete dominant gene that when on a solid Black or solid Chocolate coat gives us Blue Merles and Chocolate Merles. A dog can also be a cryptic Merle, where you do not see the merle markings visibly on the body, but the dog still carries the merle gene. This is seen most often with dogs in the White/Cream/Apricot/Red spectrum, but can also be seen in heavily marked parti's. Merles should never be bred Merle to Merle, you always breed Merle to Non-Merle (including cryptic Merles). The Blue Merle below also exhibits Phantom markings (See Phantom gene). 

The most common Goldendoodle Colours are White, Cream and Apricot. The same gene also produces Reds. You need two copies of this gene for it to be seen on their coat, as it is a recessive gene. These dogs can have either Black or Chocolate pigmentation. All the puppies below have Black pigmentation. This gene can cover a variety of other colours that will not be visible until you cross the Apricot Spectrum colour to a non-apricot spectrum colour, such as Merle, Sable, Phantom and Brindle (all seen below). 

All dogs have a base coat of Black or Chocolate, you can tell whether they are Black or Chocolate based on their pigment on their nose. If there are no other genes acting on the Black or Chocolate, you will see a solid Black or solid Chocolate dog. Black is dominant to Chocolate, so it requires only one copy of the Black gene to give you Black. Chocolate is recessive and require two copies of the gene and therefore both parents have to carry for Chocolate. It is very rare to find a Golden Retriever that carries for Chocolate, therefore in order to get Chocolate you need to have an F1b or higher generation. F1's should not be Chocolate. I have been told of rare occurrences of Chocolate carrying Golden Retrievers, but this is very rare and most breeders selling F1 Chocolates are not purebred lines. 

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Red Abstract

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Chocolate Parti

Cream/Apricot Parti

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Chocolate Phantom Parti

Sable as a puppy


Black Phantom

Chocolate Phantom

Black Parti

Chocolate Merle

​Blue Merle






​Silver Beige

Colours of Goldendoodles