What is a Phantom Goldendoodle?
Many people always wonder if Phantom Goldendoodles are a different dog breed altogether or if they come with special needs in terms of care and grooming. Actually, a Phantom Goldendoodle has a similar temperament as any other Goldendoodle and will not require any special care. But what makes this breed so unique? I did some research, and here is what I found.
The uniqueness of a Phantom Goldendoodle lies in their coat color and markings. This Phantom Goldendoodle is simply a type of Goldendoodle with two coat colors, with special markings and the colors appearing on specific parts of the body. They are so rare that we cannot possibly predict the outcome of having a Phantom Goldendoodle offspring in the breeding process.
Phantom Goldendoodles will not develop their markings as they grow. This means that this puppy will have the same color as it matures, and also, the location of its secondary color will remain the same. So, if you are interested in buying or adopting this rare but extremely beautiful dog breed, keep reading to find out more about this breed.
What Is A Phantom Goldendoodle?
Bred from a Golden Retriever and a Poodle, a Phantom Goldendoodle is a type of Goldendoodle that comes in different color combinations, with the primary color being either black, red, chocolate, or silver.
A black Phantom Goldendoodle may come with a secondary color of either brown, red, gray, silver, or apricot. In contrast, red and chocolate Phantom Goldendoodles are apricot, whereas silver Phantom Goldendoodles are typically cream and silver.
The phantom coloring, also known as Dobie marking, is quite similar to a Manchester Terrier, Yorkie, or Doberman Pinscher.
To define the phantom color, the primary color should cover most of the Goldedoodle’s body, including the head and legs. For the secondary color, it should only appear in specific places, such as the chest, eyes, inside the ears, muzzle, under the tail, and lower leg parts.
Are Phantom Goldendoodles Rare?
Phantom Goldendoodles are considered to be a rare dog breed because of its unique marking. A dog with phantom coloring means that it has to come in two different colors.
However, there is more to the phantom coloring than just bringing two colors together because the secondary color of the dog, as mentioned previously, must be in specific locations for it to be considered phantom. This makes the dog very difficult to breed or to find.
How Big Do Phantom Goldendoodles Get?
An adult Phantom Goldendoodle can be between 20 to 24 inches tall with a weight of 50 to 90 lbs. However, the parents of your Phantom Goldendoodle greatly impact the size and weight of the dog.
Apart from the coat color, the Phantom Goldendoodle has no major differences from other Goldendoodles when it comes to physical appearance.
Just like the other Goldendoodles, they have three types of coat, including straight coat, wavy coat, and curly coat. However, the dog must come in two different colors, where the secondary color is in specific locations as elaborated previously.
How Long Do Phantom Goldendoodles Live?
Phantom Goldendoodles have an average lifespan of between 10 to 15 years. Despite being known to be healthy dogs, they may experience genetic predispositions to certain health conditions.
Common Health Issues
Depending on how well the dominant genes are expressed from the breed parentage, Phantom Goldendoodles are prone to different health conditions as described below: