Can a Goldendoodle be Black and White?

By Jeffrey Cheek
December 24, 2022

a black and white goldendoodle standing near a fence

Goldendoodles are one of the most popular breeds in the world, and they come in a wide range of colors.

Many people may wonder if it is possible for a goldendoodle to be black and white.

Let's take a closer look.

The answer is yes, it is possible for a goldendoodle to be black and white! A black and white goldendoodle can be the result of two parents that are different colors, such as one parent being black and the other being white.

However, black goldendoodles are very rare and are not often seen. The combination of black and white can also be the result of a recessive gene passed down from one (or both) parent(s).

For example, you are more likely to find a brown goldendoodle.

Sometimes, black and goldendoodles are also called tuxedo Goldendoodle as they are usually black with a white chest, like they are wearing a tuxedo!

How to Find a Breeder That Offers Black and White Goldendoodles?

Finding a black goldendoodle is not easy as breeding them is quite challenging. But, if you do your research and find a reputable breeder who specializes in this rare color combination, then you may be able to find one of these special pups!

The best way to find a breeder is by searching online for local breeders and ask them if they offer black and white Goldendoodles.

If you do decide to purchase a goldendoodle from a breeder, make sure to ask them about the health and temperament of both parent dogs. It is also important to check out the facility they are breeding in, as well as their methods for socializing their puppies.

Are Black Goldendoodles more expensive than usual Goldendoodle colours and patterns?

Yes, black goldendoodles are typically more expensive than other goldendoodle colors and patterns. This is because they are more difficult to breed, so the cost of producing them is higher.

They are also not very common and the demand for them is higher. Therefore, breeders will charge a premium price for these unique and rare pups.

Health and Genetics: Does a Black Goldendoodle Have any Special Health Concerns?

No, black goldendoodles don't have any special health concerns compared to other goldendoodles.

Goldendoodles, regardless of color and pattern, can be prone to certain health issues.

These include hip dysplasia, ear infections, and eye problems.

It's important to ask the breeder about the health history of both parent dogs before purchasing a black goldendoodle so you can be sure that it has been bred responsibly and is not at risk for any hereditary illnesses.

What Kind of Doodle is Black and White?

a sheepadoodle laying in the grass

One of the cutest black and white doodles is the Sheepadoodle.

The sheepadoodle is a mix between an Old English Sheepdog and a Poodle. They are usually black and white, with the black being dominant in their coat pattern.

These dogs have thick woolly fur that requires regular brushing to keep it tangle-free. The sheepadoodle also has an affectionate and loyal personality, making them an ideal family pet.

How are Black and White Goldendoodles Bred?

The K gene, also known as the dominant black gene, determines the coat color of a goldendoodle.

It has three different forms, or alleles: KB, kbr, and ky. The KB allele is the dominant one, meaning that if your goldendoodle has at least one copy of this allele, it will have a full-on black coat.

On the other hand, the ky allele is recessive, which means it will only be expressed if a goldendoodle has two copies of this allele.

Dogs with two ky alleles will have red or tan markings in their coat, depending on the genotype at the A locus.

To produce a black goldendodole, both parents (poodle and golden retriever) must possess at least one copy of the KB allele at the K locus. This means that any combination of dogs with at least one KB allele will result in black offspring. For instance, if a dog with a genotype of KBky (one KB allele and one ky allele) is paired with a dog with a genotype of KBky or KBKB (two KB alleles), all of the offspring will be black. Similarly, if a dog with a genotype of KBky is paired with a dog with a genotype of kyky (two ky alleles), the offspring will also be black, since the KB allele is dominant and will mask the expression of the ky allele.

It's worth mentioning that other genes can alter the appearance of a black coat and produce variations in coat color. However, these genes cannot add red pigment to a black coat.

The only way to add red pigment to a dog with a black coat is through the recessive red gene (E locus).

How Much do Black Goldendoodles cost?

Black goldendoodles typically cost more than other colors and patterns because of their rarity. Prices can range from $2,000 to $3,500 or more depending on the breeder, location, coat color and pattern.

Is black a rare color for a Goldendoodle?

Yes, black is a rare color for a Goldendoodle. The combination of black and white is especially hard to come by due to the recessive genes involved in producing this unique coat pattern.

Overall, goldendoodles come in many colors and patterns; however, if you're looking for something truly special, the black and white Goldendoodle might be the pup for you!

Why is my Goldendoodle black?

Your Goldendoodle may be black if it has a recessive gene from one (or both) parent(s). A pup may also have a black coat if the parents were carrying the dominant black gene.


Black and white Goldendoodles are beautiful, unique pups that can be hard to find.

If you do decide to get one, make sure to research the breeder’s history and methods for socializing their puppies thoroughly.

Overall, the black and white Goldendoodle is a special pup that can bring joy to your home!

Jeffrey Cheek

Jeffrey Cheek is the proud owner of a funny goldendoodle named Bailey. Jeffrey loves spending time with his family and friends, and he enjoys being active outdoors. He is a successful business owner, and he takes great pride in providing for his loved ones. Bailey is always by Jeffrey's side, and the two of them make everyone around them laugh with their silly antics.

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