Miniature Goldendoodle

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18-30 lbs
16-17"
United States
Golden Retriever
Toy or Miniature Poodle
Mini Goldendoodle, Mini Goldenpoo, Miniature Goldenoodle
The Miniature Goldendoodle is a small to medium dog that is affectionate and attentive. They are the result of a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Miniature or Toy Poodle. This has produced a dog that has a friendly, mild nature that looks like a small fluffy teddy bear. Because of this, they have become a popular family dog who loves children, and is a devoted companion. They have the energy and prance of the Miniature Poodle, while retaining the gentleness and willingness to please of the Golden Retriever. The Mini Goldendoodle loves human contact, they will follow you from room to room just to be with you, and loves to cuddle. They can be quite goofy, entertaining you with their tricks and high energy antics. He is an intelligent dog who doesn't like to be left alone for too long - they can get anxious and fret from long separation.
Purpose
Companion, Agility, Watch Dog
Date of Origin
1990s
Ancestry
Golden Retriever, Miniature Poodle

Miniature Goldendoodle Health

Average Size
Male Miniature Goldendoodle size stats
Height: 17-19 inches Weight: 20-35 lbs
Female Miniature Goldendoodle size stats
Height: 16-17 inches Weight: 18-30 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Gastric Dilation Volvulus (GDV) or Bloat
Minor Concerns
  • Bone And Joint Problems
  • Allergies
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Ear Infections
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Ophthalmic And Ear Exam
  • Buccal Mucosal Screening
  • Full Physical Examination
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Blood Glucose Tests
  • Serum Chemistry Panel Tests
  • Blood Tests and Blood Count
  • Skin Scrapings and Biopsies

Miniature Goldendoodle Breed History

The Miniature Goldendoodle appeared around the mid 1990s, and was bred to be a dog with the gentleness of the Golden Retriever with the intelligence and coat of the Miniature Poodle. Always check with a reputable breeder how they achieved their dogs. But lets look at the history of the parent dogs as the puppies will inherit some of their traits. The Poodle is an ancient breed, going back a couple of thousand years. They come from Germany and were working dogs, retrieving water fowl for the hunters. The French population loved the Poodle and refined the breed further into three sizes, the Standard (used for retrieving waterfowl), Miniature (for finding truffles) and the Toy Poodle (as companions for French Nobility). They were also responsible for the outrageous hairdo that we associate with the Poodle, which originally was designed by  circus staff who trained him to entertain. While often considered 'posh' the Poodle is a dog with a sense of humor, is easy to train, and has an affectionate calm nature. The Golden Retriever is a gentle loyal dog that responds well to training. Their breed began in the 19th Century with a Lord Tweedmouth in Scotland, who wanted a dog that was attentive, loyal yet still retained the abilities to retrieve waterfowl without damaging the bird. Refinements continued until it was officially name in 1920. Their ability to be both a working dog and loyal companion has been the secret to their success. In 1932 the Golden Retriever was recognised by the American Kennel Club and the breed went on to become one of the most popular purebreds. They are known to be great family pets, devoted and loyal to their owners, and adore children and clowning around with them.

Miniature Goldendoodle Breed Appearance

The Miniature Goldendoodle starts out as a small ball of fluff, and as he grows he becomes a larger ball of soft curls. The coat is dense and soft, often curly or at least wavy, and of medium length. They can vary in size being a hybrid breed, although the body is always well proportioned, with agile legs that often have the Poodles prancing style walk. Their faces are appealing with large expressive dark eyes, a black nose, and short to medium muzzle. The teeth meet in a scissors bite. The top of their head is rounded and their floppy ears are wide set. The tail is long and often fluffy or feathered, and there are areas on the face that have the longer hair. The Miniature Goldendoodle has a very appealing appearance and persona, making it an ideal affectionate pet for children and families.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Miniature Goldendoodle eyes
Brown
amber Miniature Goldendoodle eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
black Miniature Goldendoodle nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
cream Miniature Goldendoodle coat
Cream
fawn Miniature Goldendoodle coat
Fawn
brown Miniature Goldendoodle coat
Brown
isabella Miniature Goldendoodle coat
Isabella
gray Miniature Goldendoodle coat
Gray
red Miniature Goldendoodle coat
Red
black Miniature Goldendoodle coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Miniature Goldendoodle wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Miniature Goldendoodle Breed Maintenance

The Miniature Goldendoodle does require a bit of grooming, usually they need a brushing at least two to three times a week. While they are low to average shedders, their coat can matt easily. A professional groomer may be needed every two to three months just to tidy up the coat and keep him looking his best. Some Mini Goldendoodles are hypoallergenic (only some to be clear) but this should be confirmed before you buy and depends on breeding. Bathe only as required with a special mild dog shampoo to avoid drying out their sensitive skin. The ears will need to be checked on a regular basis for dirt or infection, and their teeth will require brushing to maintain oral health. Finish off the grooming with a nail clip if required, just don't cut to close to the nail bed or you may hurt him.
Brushes for Miniature Goldendoodle
Pin Brush
Comb
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Miniature Goldendoodle requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Miniature Goldendoodle Temperament

The Miniature Goldendoodle comes with a friendly, earnest, and affectionate nature. These devoted small to medium sized dogs are people pleasers and want to be in close contact at all times. They can develop separation anxiety if left alone for too long, so if you are away at work all day leaving your dog alone this is not the dog for you. They make for ideal family pets if raised well and socialised fully. These soft and cuddly dogs also get along well with pets and other dogs. They are rare barkers, but will warn of strangers arriving on the property, or can be protective if they perceive a threat. But usually the Miniature Goldendoodle just wants your attention, a game or two, or a snooze on your lap or feet. They can adapt well to apartment living but still will need that daily walk. If the home has a yard then they will investigate every inch, and will join in family games or happily act the clown to entertain its family. These dogs don't need a second invitation to join you on an outing, they will probably be in the car waiting before you even know you are going. Eager, excitable, and devoted to its family, it is a true companion with a heart of gold.

Miniature Goldendoodle Activity Requirements

The Miniature Goldendoodle will get a lot of exercise at home just by following you around, playing with the children or entertaining you with his antics. But they will still require a walk which is a great chance for them to socialise with other animals and people. This helps to build your dogs confidence and ensures they develop to their full potential. Play time at the local dog park will be fun and will burn off some of the Mini Goldendoodles energy. These dogs also love to play in water, and enjoy swimming if given an opportunity. They are intelligent and enjoy training although they are sensitive to tone, therefore calm positive instructions gets the best results, accompanied by lots of praise and a few yummy rewards.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Miniature Goldendoodle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $2
Monthly Cost
$34 - $40

Miniature Goldendoodle Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Miniature Goldendoodle size stats at six months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 7 lbs
Female Miniature Goldendoodle size stats at six months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 7 lbs
12 Months
Male Miniature Goldendoodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 23 lbs
Female Miniature Goldendoodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 21 lbs
18 Months
Male Miniature Goldendoodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 18 inches Weight: 32 lbs
Female Miniature Goldendoodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 16 inches Weight: 27 lbs

Miniature Goldendoodle Owner Experiences

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