Petite Goldendoodle

20-35 lbs
United States
Golden Retriever
Cocker Spaniel x Poodle
Petite Groodle, Petite Curly Retriever, Petite Goldenpoo
The Petite Goldendoodle is a hybrid mix of three breeds: Golden Retriever, American Cocker Spaniel and Poodle (either toy or miniature).  The original purpose of the Goldendoodle (the predecessor of the Petite Goldendoodle) was to achieve a larger alternative to the popular Cockapoo.  Once that was accomplished, a desire to reduce the size of the Goldendoodle was introduced and breeding of the smaller varieties of poodle was included to produce the Petite Goldendoodle, a loving, gentle, loyal canine who can adapt to any family situation in addition to being great service dogs and companion dogs.
purpose Purpose
Companion, Watchdog
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Golden Retriever, American Cocker Spaniel, Poodle (Miniature or Toy)

Petite Goldendoodle Health

Average Size
Male Petite Goldendoodle size stats
Height: 10-24 inches Weight: 20-35 lbs
Female Petite Goldendoodle size stats
Height: 10-24 inches Weight: 20-35 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Seborrhea
  • Hip And Elbow Dysplasia
  • Subaortic Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Deafness
  • Cataracts
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Diabetes
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Portosystemic Shunt
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Idiopathic Epilepsy
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry Eye)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Entropion
  • Wobbler Syndrome
  • Collapsed Trachea
  • Ichthyosis
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Familial Nephropathy
  • Various Eye Conditions
Occasional Tests
  • Ear Examination
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Brain Auditory Evoked Response (BAER)
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood and Urine Tests
  • Yearly Physical Examination
  • Blood Chemistry
  • Complete Physical Examination
  • Eye Examinations (both internal as well as external)
  • X-rays of various parts of the skeletal system
  • Echocardiography (ultrasound)

Petite Goldendoodle Breed History

The Petite Goldendoodle is a hybrid mix of the Golden Retriever, American Cocker Spaniel and the Poodle (either Toy or Miniature).  Unlike some hybrids, there does exist a bit of historical information, though not a great deal.  Here's what we know about the hybrid canine: it originated in the United States during the early 2000's when increased interest in combining purebreds for a variety of reasons became more popular.  The predecessor, the Goldendoodle, is a hybrid mix of the Golden Retriever and the Poodle which was bred to reduce the size of the Golden Retriever but still keep the characteristics of both breeds.  The Goldendoodle can be various sizes depending upon the size of the Poodle parent (standard, miniature or toy), the breeding purpose was to create a larger option of the popular Cockapoo. The Goldendoodle proved its worth in the working area, being an excellent choice for guide dogs, service dogs, therapy dogs, sniffer dogs and agility training and competition.  This combination made a great family dog as well.  The interest in reducing the size of this larger wonderful furry family member even further grew and the Petite Goldendoodle was born of the mixing of the Golden Retriever, Cocker Spaniel and Poodle (either Miniature or Toy).  The result is a cute, cuddly teddy bear like hybrid that is more than capable of any lap-sitting competition in the house.  The Petite Goldendoodle hybrid itself is recognized by Dog Registry of America.  They have retained the intelligence level and the loving nature contributed by the Poodle and Golden Retriever parents, able to captivate even the hardest of hearts.

Petite Goldendoodle Breed Appearance

Your Petite Goldendoodle hybrid can take on the appearance traits of any of the parent breeds.  For the most part, they are being described by breeders and owners as having a weight of between 15 and 25 pounds and a height of between 10 and 18 inches at the shoulders.  Her coat is described as medium to long in length, soft and wavy or curly which is thick and dense.  Her coat colors can be white, cream, apricot, golden and brown.  She is considered a low shedder and, if the Poodle parent is dominant in the bio mix, she may be hypoallergenic as well.  She'll have round dark eyes and a black nose. She'll have floppy ears and a varying length tail which may curl.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Petite Goldendoodle eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Petite Goldendoodle nose
Coat Color Possibilities
white Petite Goldendoodle coat
cream Petite Goldendoodle coat
brown Petite Goldendoodle coat
fawn Petite Goldendoodle coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Petite Goldendoodle wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Petite Goldendoodle Breed Maintenance

Your Petite Goldendoodle hybrid falls into the moderate maintenance category.  She is considered minimal to low in the shedding category but, because her coat is long, wavy, curly and dense, it will be necessary to brush her at least twice weekly to remove loose hair, debris, matting and tangles.   This brushing will also distribute the natural oils she needs to keep her coat beautiful and soft. She'll need to have her ears checked on a weekly basis, cleaning them as needed with a cotton ball and approved canine ear wash solution - this might be a great time to check those toenails and trim them as needed unless she has kept them worn down from her normal daily exercise activities.  Teeth brushing is recommended for almost all canines at least two to three times a week (daily is better) to avoid the development of periodontal disease and the tooth loss which can accompany it.  She falls into the low category for smell and drooling.

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Brushes for Petite Goldendoodle
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Petite Goldendoodle requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Petite Goldendoodle Temperament

Your Petite Goldendoodle hybrid is a mix of the Golden Retriever, Cocker Spaniel and Poodle and has some of the best temperament characteristics of all three parent breeds.  Your Petite Goldendoodle has been described as protective, sweet, intelligent, bright, friendly, enthusiastic and gentle.  As with almost all other canine breeds, she'll be a better family pet if she is appropriately socialized at a young age, ensuring that she'll get along great with the kids, strangers and other animals - and, she'll even get along with the family cat!  They've been described as "small dogs with big personalities", quickly becoming attached to their human families.  They're obedient and, because they have an intelligent nature, they can bridge the communication gap between canine and human quite nicely, making them excellent  choices for therapy dogs and great companions for the elderly. They are usually pretty quiet but, rest assured, she will alert you to the presence of strangers. Because she prefers to be in the company of her beloved human family, despite the good qualities mentioned here, she's not above getting into mischief when left to her own devices for long periods of time.  She'll be easily trained because she listens and strongly desires to please, especially if treats are involved!

Petite Goldendoodle Activity Requirements

Your Petite Goldendoodle is a moderately active canine.  She's inquisitive and protective and will love those shorter walks or jogs, playing or romping the dog park or fenced back yard, interactive games of fetch, Frisbee, seek and find, agility and obedience training and practice.  She'll need several of those shorter walks daily since she is a small dog.  Her small size makes her a perfect fit for apartment or condo living, provided you can properly exercise her on a daily basis.  She'll also love to live in family homes with or without a fenced yard, and any of these living situations can be in urban or rural settings.  Moderate climates will suite her best but she'll do fine in temperature extremes if she is provided the additional protection that is needed.
Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
7 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes
activity minutes

Petite Goldendoodle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.80 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

Petite Goldendoodle Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Petite Goldendoodle size stats at six months
Height: 13.0 inches Weight: 20.5 lbs
Female Petite Goldendoodle size stats at six months
Height: 13.0 inches Weight: 20.5 lbs
12 Months
Male Petite Goldendoodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 17.0 inches Weight: 27.5 lbs
Female Petite Goldendoodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 17.0 inches Weight: 27.5 lbs
18 Months
Male Petite Goldendoodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 17.0 inches Weight: 27.5 lbs
Female Petite Goldendoodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 17.0 inches Weight: 27.5 lbs

Petite Goldendoodle Owner Experiences

6 Months
2 People
Training classes & walks
Smart and mischievous
5 years, 1 month ago
3 Months
2 People
House & Yard
walking, tugging,rolling,
He is funny,learns quickly.sleeps,is energetic,gets excited when our daughter comes.Is quieter when we are both in the room.He barks if Bill goes outside without him. He makes up easily when strangers come.
4 years, 4 months ago
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Can a golden doodle and golden doodle cocker spaniel come from the same litter?

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What type of puppy/ dog would u recommend gor a 72 year old woman who is lonely after 6 years of losing my husband of 48 years !! I can do short walks and I have a yard and single ?? house but I am not as activive as I was before my back surgery in 1996 which was messed up and never right since??

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What is your option of petite goldendoogle as a pet? Walk 1-2 x a day but short walks and I do have a fence for a lonelier senior who lives by myself since my kids are grow and I am empty nester and after 48 years of marriage I lost my husband 6 years ago in April

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Hello! I really want to buy a petite golden doodle but I am unsure about their health conditions. I read that tea cup golden doodles are unhealthy because they are so small. Does the same go for a petite golden doodle? Also -- are toy golden doodles the same as petite golden doodles?

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