Petite Golden Retriever

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13-75 lbs
12-24"
Unknown
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Golden Retriever
Golden Cavalier
The Petite Golden Retriever, a hybrid mix of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Golden Retriever, is a newer hybrid canine for which there is little to no information available.  Both parent breeds originated in the United Kingdom, but the actual place and date of origination of the hybrid itself is unknown.  While there is little information available on the hybrid, when you consider the history of the parent breeds, the Petite Golden Retriever is quite a neat little package of energy, love, loyalty and never ending entertainment and companionship.
Purpose
Companionship, Watchdog
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Golden Retriever

Petite Golden Retriever Health

Average Size
Male Petite Golden Retriever size stats
Height: 12-24 inches Weight: 13-75 lbs
Female Petite Golden Retriever size stats
Height: 12-24 inches Weight: 13-75 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Hip And Elbow Dysplasia
  • Syringomyelia
  • Subaortic Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetes
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Portosystemic Shunt
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
  • Microphthalmia
  • Hypodysmyelinogenesis
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Idiopathic Epilepsy
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry Eye)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Urolithiasis
  • Ichthyosis
  • Sebaceous Adenitis (SA)
  • Various Eye Conditions
Occasional Tests
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Blood Sugar and Thyroid Tests
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Eye Examinations (both internal as well as external)
  • X-rays of various parts of the skeletal system
  • Echocardiogram
  • Hip and Elbow X-rays

Petite Golden Retriever Breed History

Your Petite Golden Retriever is a hybrid mix of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Golden Retriever.  Since it is a newer hybrid and there is very little historical information available about the hybrid itself, we'll have to get some background from the histories of the parent breeds.  The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel hails from the United Kingdom and can be traced back to the 1600's, the canine being especially favored by King Charles I and King Charles II.  The Cavalier King Charles was bred specifically for companionship and, of course, lap sitting.  The breed was particularly favored by the royal children who enjoyed playing and romping with this lively and fearless little dog.  There have been a number of small or toy spaniels in British history, many of which were kept and bred by the royal families down through the centuries.  The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was officially recognized by the Kennel Club (England) in 1944 and later by the American Kennel Club in 1995.  The Golden Retriever, a.k.a. the Golden, is probably one of the most loving and gentle canine breeds on the planet and the breed has changed very little since origination in Scotland in the mid 1800's.  The Golden Retriever is a breed which was developed for hunting and retrieval activities, hunting and retrieving any felled game while on hunting trips with their owners and handlers.  The Golden Retriever's heritage includes a number of spaniels, setters and retrievers carefully bred to obtain the yellow coat and gentle, loving temperament which characterizes the Goldens of today.  The Golden Retriever of today is still used in hunting activities as well as being considered an outstanding family pet, full of love, energy and intelligence.  The Golden Retriever was officially recognized by the Kennel Club (England) in 1904, the same year they came to the United States, where their popularity was instantaneous.  The Golden Retriever was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1925 and it remains one of the most popular breeds in the U.S. today.  The Petite Golden Retriever hybrid is recognized by the Designer Dog Registry and the International Designer Canine Registry.

Petite Golden Retriever Breed Appearance

Your Petite Golden Retriever is a hybrid mix of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Golden Retriever and, as such, can inherit the appearance characteristics of either or both parent breeds.  The Petite Golden Retriever is described as resembling a small Golden Retriever, being 12 to 24 inches tall and weighing between 13 and 75 pounds.  She'll have a squarish head, long ears that are floppy with silky curls, shorter muzzle, dark eyes, black nose and scissors bite.  Her tail is fluffy and luxurious with feathering.  The coat is quite like the Golden Retriever, being soft, wavy, curly and shiny with colors of gold, red, cream or parti.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Petite Golden Retriever eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Petite Golden Retriever nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
cream Petite Golden Retriever coat
Cream
red Petite Golden Retriever coat
Red
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Petite Golden Retriever wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Petite Golden Retriever Breed Maintenance

Your Petite Golden Retriever hybrid falls into the moderate category of maintenance, having a thicker coat which is also considered moderate in the shedding category, requiring brushing once or twice a week to remove loose hair, debris, matting and tangles and distribute the oils vital for her shiny, healthy looking coat.  Her floppy ears will need to be checked weekly and cleaned as needed with a cotton ball and approved canine ear wash solution.  While you're checking her ears, check her toenails and trim them as needed unless she keeps them worn down sufficiently in her daily exercise activities.  It is recommended that all canines have their teeth brushed at least two to three times a week to avoid periodontal disease development and the associated tooth loss.  She falls into the low to moderate category of drooling and low category for smell.
Brushes for Petite Golden Retriever
Pin Brush
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Petite Golden Retriever requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Petite Golden Retriever Temperament

Your Petite Golden Retriever hybrid is a mix of the parent breeds of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Golden Retriever.  Accordingly, she can inherit the temperament qualities of one or both of the parent breeds.  She is described as a people loving dog who is fun and inquisitive.  She has a stable gentle temperament, having at her disposal these temperament qualities from her breed parents: affectionate, alert, cheerful, friendly, courageous, intelligent, gentle, loyal, playful, quiet and social  She is not an incessant barker but will definitely alert you to the presence of a stranger.  She is a great dog for new canine owners, being very kid and animal friendly...yes, even to the family cat.  She'll need appropriate socialization at a young age to assure that she'll get along well with the kids and the cat...and strangers can quite possibly become her new best friends. She'll be an active canine, requiring a strong commitment from you for her appropriate daily exercise needs. She's easily trained as she is quite eager to please.

Petite Golden Retriever Activity Requirements

Your Petite Golden Retriever is quite an active breed and, as such, anyone who lives in an apartment or condo will need to take her exercise needs into consideration.  She will require a strong daily commitment to 1 to 2 hours of daily walks or jogs, playtime in the dog park or fenced back yard, interactive games of fetch, Frisbee, seek and find, earth dog activities, agility and obedience training and practice.  It is important to keep her mentally challenged as well as physically challenged to avoid the frustrating behaviors which develop from boredom.  She can live in an apartment or condo, provided her exercise needs are met daily, or she can live in a family home with or without a fenced yard.  She gets a moderate hunting drive from both sides of the bio mix, so you would be well advised to keep her on leash when outside the house or enclosed area...unless, of course, chasing her throughout the neighborhood in pursuit of a small animal or interesting scent has been intentionally planned in your exercise regimen.  She is best suited to moderate temperatures, with extra precautions taken during the temperature extremes.  She can live in rural or urban settings, provided her exercise needs are met.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes

Petite Golden Retriever Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $1.4
Monthly Cost
$34 - $45

Petite Golden Retriever Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Petite Golden Retriever size stats at six months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 33 lbs
Female Petite Golden Retriever size stats at six months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 33 lbs
12 Months
Male Petite Golden Retriever size stats at 12 months
Height: 18 inches Weight: 44 lbs
Female Petite Golden Retriever size stats at 12 months
Height: 18 inches Weight: 44 lbs
18 Months
Male Petite Golden Retriever size stats at 18 months
Height: 18 inches Weight: 44 lbs
Female Petite Golden Retriever size stats at 18 months
Height: 18 inches Weight: 44 lbs

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