You may be thinking to yourself, "can Golden Retrievers actually get any better than they already are"? For those who love smaller dogs that don't shed a lot, the answer is yes! Miniature Golden Retrievers are not just Goldens who were genetically dwarfed to make smaller versions of the amazing breed, but instead are a combination of Golden Retrievers and Goldendoodles (Poodles and Golden Retrievers). This combination results in a spitting image of the dogs we all know and love, but with less frequent shedding patterns and a height of only about 14 to 20 inches full grown (weight is around 20 to 45 pounds). When it comes to personality, there is no need to worry about beloved characteristics being lost, because the breed is still exactly the same! The Mini Golden (also known as Petite Golden Retrievers or Comfort Retrievers) is very affectionate, super loyal, and eager to please at all times, therefore making them the perfect option for anyone who needs a smaller breed or who may have allergies to heavily shedding dogs.
Although the Miniature Golden Retriever is smaller than the common Golden, they certainly don't have a shortage of the same happy-go-lucky energy. Both the Poodle and the Golden Retriever breeds used to make the Mini Golden are dogs that love to be active, and were originally bred for performing outdoor activities (like hunting and swimming). All of the activities listed above are just a few of the many awesome adventures that you and your Miniature Golden can do together! One of the best things about Golden Retrievers in general (no matter their size) is how much they just want to spend time with their owners; they love them unconditionally. Because of that huge desire to be with you, it won't make any difference at all to your dog what activity you choose. Just getting to spend time with you and release some pent up energy will make that little golden dog happy as can be!