I'm just playing the Devils advocate here. If people like the cross breed and love their golden doodles is that so bad? I can understand not wanting to breed them if you are true to the breed. But is it okay for others to?
Both your reputable poodle breeders and reputable golden breeders condemn the practice of deliberately producing designer mutts. Especially since they themselves work so hard to produce dogs who are TRUE to the breed standard and will produce dogs that adhere to that standard. Breeding mutts goes against everything they themselves have spent so much time and money on. That's selecting puppies, raising them, showing them, etc. The majority of the breeders who produce these mutts are not keeping careful records or breeding according to what is required as far as making it an actual "breed" that would fall under the foundation breed category like with the AKC.
I think you have to have 3-5 generations of goldendoodles (goldendoodles bred to goldendoodles to produce goldendoodles). And then the dogs produced from these generations of golden doodles need to predictably produce dogs that conform to a visible standard.
Most of your mutt breeders who produce goldendoodles insist on only selecting poodles to breed to goldens to produce mutt puppies to sell. There is no intention of following through and making it a legitimate breed that can exist without continuously breeding goldens to poodles for each litter.
That's how I understand it?
They are nice mutts.
But then so are a lot of other mutts that you can adopt from shelters. The poodle is the glorified mutt-producing breed, since everyone breeds everything to poodles. And sometimes with these breeders, you have people who aren't even trying to get nice temperaments or abilities true to both breeds.
Poodles can be high strung and snappy...