Mini Goldendoodles are one of the favorite dog breeds in the world right now because of their cute appearance, outgoing temperament, and low-shedding coat. It’s safe to say that the Mini Goldendoodle has all the best traits of its parents.
As a mixed breed dog, it technically counts as a “designer dog” but don’t let that put you off! These goofy and cuddly dogs are a great breed for families, whether you’re new to dog ownership or a pro. A great advantage of the Mini Goldendoodle is that they work well as service dogs, guide dogs, and therapy animals.
Before you run out and get your own Goldendoodle puppy, you might have a few questions and concerns you’d like to address. The Goldendoodle size is, of course, just one of the many things we’ll cover!
What Is A Mini Goldendoodle?
The breeding of Goldendoodles began in the 1990s after the success of the Cockapoo and Labradoodle. The idea was to create a larger Doodle that maintained the best traits of a Golden Retriever; intelligence, and social nature, with less shedding and less dander.
Golden Retrievers have long been considered great family dogs because they have a desire to please their owners and have high energy. Currently, most Mini Goldendoodles puppies are first-generation, which means that they are Golden and Poodle mixes. At this point, it’s still quite rare for breeding to occur between two Mini Goldendoodles.
When it comes to Goldendoodle size, there are three options. In the Goldendoodle size range, there is standard Goldendoodle size and then there is Miniature Goldendoodle size and Teacup or Toy Goldendoodle size.
Mini Goldendoodle size
A Mini Goldendoodle is a mix between a purebred Golden Retriever and a Toy Poodle or Miniature Poodle. Miniature Poodles are typically 12 inches tall and Toy Poodles are even more miniature at only 10 inches in height. Despite their small size, these are very high-energy dogs.
So back to the main question; how big do Mini Goldendoodles get? A Miniature Goldendoodle can grow anywhere from 13 to 20 inches tall and weigh anything from 15 to 40lbs. How big your Mini Goldendoodle gets is also dependent on how big their parents were and their genetics.
Goldendoodle Appearance and Temperament
As appearances go, Miniature Goldendoodles can vary by appearance between litters and even between puppies in the same litter. All Mini Goldendoodles will have curly or wavy fur in shades of brown and red that vary from a light cream color to a rich auburn color.
These are very social, outgoing, and friendly dogs that need a lot of daily exercise, 30 to 40 minutes, and mental stimulation (consider some toys) or they’ll become destructive. It’s also very common for them to experience separation anxiety if left alone for too long. They are easy to train but need to be properly socialized to avoid any shy or fearful behaviors.
Due to their nature, these dogs aren’t well suited to be good guard dogs or watchdogs. These dogs adjust well to both cold and warmer climates but aren’t very suitable for apartment living. It’s best for them to live in a home with a fenced yard but don’t make them live outside! They absolutely love being with their human companions and are eager to please them.
Where can I get one?
The best place to start is with a Google search, ask other owners or your vet but make sure to always do your own research to make sure that you pick reputable breeders.
What is the life expectancy for a Mini Goldendoodle?
These dogs can live from 10 – 15 years old.
What are the different types of Mini Goldendoodles?
F1 is First Generation and typically 50/50 Miniature Poodle and Golden Retriever.
F1B is Backcross and this is a crossbreed between an F1 Mini Goldendoodle and a Miniature Poodle. This is the most popular of the Mini Goldendoodles.
F2 is Second Generation and this is the result of breeding two F1 Mini Goldendoodles.
At what age are Mini Goldendoodles their full size?
Around two years of age is when they’ll be fully grown but this can also vary from puppy to puppy.
Do Mini Goldendoodles have health problems?
Unfortunately, yes they do. In the same way that they take the best traits from their parent breeds, they also take on their health problems and are susceptible to genetic diseases.
Getting your Mini Goldendoodle from a reputable breeder who can tell you about the parent dogs’ genetics and health is important.
Are Mini Goldendoodles hypoallergenic?
While no dog is really hypoallergenic, Mini Goldendoodles are great for people who suffer from allergies because they don’t shed as much or have as much dander.
Do Mini Goldendoodles get along with other dogs?
A well-socialized Mini Goldendoodle will have no trouble getting along with other dogs or animals. You should consider a puppy kindergarten or training to be sure. It’s also a good idea to meet your puppy’s parents to gauge their temperament before you purchase, just to be sure.
Do Mini Goldendoodles shed?
They definitely shed less than other dog breeds but their fur can get very long and matted if not properly groomed. It’s wise to trim and wash your Mini Goldendoodle often.
What is the average cost of a Mini Goldendoodle?
The price range can be anywhere from $1000 to $3500. There are a few factors that influence the price such as the pedigree of the parent dog, how reputable the breeder is, the location of the breeder, and whether or not the puppy is trained.
There are also other costs to consider such as the initial wellness expenses and then the yearly expenses.
Generally speaking, the Mini Goldendoodle is basically the perfect dog for a family or someone extroverted. This is a versatile breed that gives you the best of the parent breeds; they’re intelligent, social, loyal, and very affectionate. They are a very low-maintenance breed with great energy that can be channeled positively.