Miniature Goldendoodles are a cross between the Golden Retriever and the Poodle. The puppies take on the best traits of both breeds. The hybrid cross between these two parent breeds result in terrific family dogs that are friendly, intelligent, affectionate and easy to train. Plus, like most Poodles, they don't shed (or shed very lightly) and may not produce an allergic reaction in sensitive individuals. Contact the dog breeders below for your next family friend.
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The Goldendoodle was first recognized as a hybrid in 1992. Because it is a cross between the Poodle and the Golden Retriever, different-sized Goldendoodles can result, depending on the size of the poodle bred with the Golden Retriever.
Standard-sized Goldendoodles were the first Goldendoodles to be bred, because it was the standard poodle that was first mated with the Golden Retriever.
However, successful hybrids have been produced with other poodle sizes as well, so that now, medium, miniature, toy and petite Goldendoodles are available along with the standard Goldendoodle.
Although it's not quite known when the first deliberate mating between a poodle and a Golden Retriever occurred, the name came about as a result of someone's family pet. “Sugar” was the first dog to be called a Goldendoodle, courtesy of her family, the Neelands, in 1992. The hybrid was a deliberate attempt to produce a dog and family pet that was hypoallergenic. Because of their friendly, affectionate personality, intelligence, and easygoing nature, they have become very popular indeed.
Although standard poodles were the first to be bred with Golden Retrievers and produced a larger dog that weighed between 45 and 100 pounds or even more, subsequent breeders also successfully paired smaller-sized poodles with Golden Retrievers to produce what became smaller Goldendoodles, described as Medium, Miniature, and Toy or Petite Goldendoodles.
Sizes of the Goldendoodles
Depending on the size of the Poodle crossed with the Golden Retriever, different-sized Goldendoodles will result. While size of the grown dog can vary significantly depending on genetic predominance in your puppy, a guide to final adult dog size follows. Since all poodles have the “standard” genetic information within their background, dog height can also vary greatly.
Standard: Can weigh between 45 pounds to 75 pounds or even up to 100 pounds or more.
Medium: Can weigh between 30 pounds to 45 pounds.
Miniature: Can weigh between 15 pounds to 30 pounds.
Toy, Micro Mini or Petite: Can weigh between 10 pounds and 25 pounds.
Types of Smaller-Sized Goldendoodles
• First generation (F1)
Most smaller-sized Goldendoodles in existence today came about as a result of the pairing between a Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle, as well as a Medium Poodle variety, (which is a size between Standard and Miniature) and a Golden Retriever. The first generation or F1 crosses are generally the hardiest of the types of Goldendoodles available, because they typically retain the positive characteristics and vigorous resiliency of their parents. This results in fewer of the health problems sometimes seen in pure breeds.
Although these dogs were specifically bred to capture the best traits of the Golden Retriever and the poodle while minimizing shedding, these first-generation Goldendoodles sometimes still have minor shedding problems. Therefore, although they make great family pets because of their personalities, they are not always suitable for people or families with severe allergy problems.
• Backcross (F1b)
For example, when a miniature Goldendoodle is produced by breeding a first generation Miniature Goldendoodle with a miniature poodle, this technique is known as a backcross. A dog of this breeding is likely to shed not at all, meaning that it's a great pet even for those with severe allergies. While the first generation Goldendoodle is a dog that sometimes retains minor shedding problems, the backcross may completely eliminate shedding problems altogether.
• Second generation (F2)
Some breeders are now attempting to mate Goldendoodles with Goldendoodles, for a standalone "breed" of the Goldendoodle.
The Miniature, Medium, Toy or Petite Goldendoodle is proportional in size and looks exactly like the standard Goldendoodle except that it's much smaller. While the standard Goldendoodle weighs anywhere from 45 pounds to 100 pounds or even more, the smaller-sized Goldendoodles will be proportionately smaller depending on their parental crosses. Most make the perfect lap dog and family pet.
All Goldendoodles can be any color from white, cream, apricot, red, gold, to black, and may have the unique "Golden Retriever bump" on the top of its head, reminiscent of its Golden Retriever heritage. In terms of its facial and body structure, it may resemble either the poodle or the Golden Retriever in appearance, although many Goldendoodles blend the traits of both in appearance.
The hair on a Goldendoodle often appears as loose waves or a relaxed curl, and can have a somewhat shaggy appearance. Goldendoodles can sometimes have the tighter curl and more wiry hair of the poodle, as well.
Personality and temperament
These dogs generally bring the best of both breeds to the table, in that they are exceedingly friendly and intelligent. They absolutely must have human companionship and also get along well with other dogs. Some exhibit the poodle’s tendency to be both “high strung” and extremely intelligent which can lead to misbehavior if they're not given boundaries or proper training.
As with the poodle, Miniature, Medium, Toy or Petite Goldendoodles absolutely need gentle but persistent owner leadership if they are to be well-behaved. They're so intelligent that they can actually perceive whether an owner is in control. If they can dominate their owners, they will try to, but this does not really result in a happy dog. Miniature, medium, toy or petite Goldendoodles are happiest when their owners are calmly assertive, so that their only concern is to simply please their master.
In an environment with proper training and clear boundaries, the Goldendoodle is a gentle, docile, very intelligent, and eager-to-please dog that wants nothing more than to be with its humans, giving and receiving affection and attention. Because it is so intelligent, Goldendoodles of any size can also make good service dogs for people with disabilities, for instance, where small tasks, like opening and closing doors, picking things up, and fetching things need to be done.
The miniature, medium, toy or petite Goldendoodle craves stimulation, challenge, activity and fun. It loves to be doing something, so running around and playing with small children is a perfect solution, as is being occupied with serving a function. However, any size Goldendoodle should not be left alone. Although it can accept other canine companions, what it really wants is human attention and affection. If you travel a lot and thought having two Goldendoodles would keep both satisfied while you were away, you will unfortunately find that they're likely to get into much more mischief than you'll find pleasant!
That said, if you do get more than one miniature, medium, toy or petite Goldendoodle (or you simply have a multiple-dog household), your small Goldendoodle will very much enjoy other canine company. You just have to make sure that you are around to provide plenty of attention and affection, too, as well as the necessary guidance and discipline.
The miniature, medium, toy or petite Goldendoodle actually adapts quite well to an apartment setting, and doesn't need a lot of space to run and play outside. As long as you provide enough activity through daily walks and a lot of interaction, small-sized Goldendoodles don't need a lot of room for exercise.
Your miniature, medium, toy or petite Goldendoodle requires minimal grooming at most. Brushing is required on a daily basis to keep the coat tangle-free, and to remove any loose hairs if your particular Goldendoodle is a minimal shedder, depending on whether it is a first-generation or a non-shedding backcross hybrid. These dogs also need to be trimmed on a regular basis.
Because it's a hybrid, the miniature, medium, toy or petite Goldendoodle is generally healthier and hardier than even its parental lines and can easily live to be 15 years old. Still, they can be prone to some of the same health problems as their parents, although they manifest them less frequently because of their crossbreeding. Some problems that are sometimes seen include Von Willebrand disease (a blood disorder like hemophilia) and hip dysplasia, although bone disorders are much less common in the smaller Goldendoodle breeds than they are in the larger sizes.
You should take your pet to the vet on a regular basis, just to make sure it is healthy. With this type of dog, it can be easy to overlook any minor health problems that could later become major ones. Regular veterinary visits will make sure your pet has a long and happy life.
Contraindications for the Miniature Goldendoodle as a pet
Simply, Goldendoodles don't function well when you leave them alone. If you're not going to be around your pet a lot and you intend to leave it home alone while you go to work, for example, it's best to get another breed that can better tolerate solitary living. All Goldendoodles absolutely crave companionship and activity, especially with their favorite humans.
This gentle, affectionate and very intelligent dog needs you. If you decide to welcome a miniature, medium, toy or petite Goldendoodle into your family, make sure you can give it the time and attention it deserves – and the dog will return that love to you many times over!
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Date of Origin: 1990s
Shedding: Little to No
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Weight M: 15 to 30 pounds
Height M: Under 18 inches
Weight F: 15 to 25 pounds
Height F: Under 18 inches
Litter Size: 3-8 puppies
Life Expectancy: About 15 years
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Generally a light color of ivory, organish-brown colors, or dark brown or black.
Goldendoodles require a moderate amount of exercise and their coats are generally low maintenance. They can live in the city or on a farm. They are social dogs and they are happiest when they are with people.