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Mini Goldendoodle Breed Information

Small, happy, with a bit of spunk and a great deal of love to give, the Mini Goldendoodle makes for a perfect little companion pet. These pets are joyful dogs that love cuddles, adventures, and most importantly, their humans. They have an adoring behavior towards children and are quite keen on pleasing and impressing their owners. One of the favorite doodle dogs in America, this breed is a cross of a Miniature Poodle and a Golden Retriever. These cute puppies inherit all the best qualities their parents have to offer. They are intelligent, loyal, friendly, and as sweet as can be.  

BREED TYPE / MIX Doodle Hybrid / Poodle crossed with a Golden Retriever ENERGY Moderate SHEDDING Minimum TRAINING Responsive TEMPERAMENT Affectionate, Intelligent, Loving, Social ADULT WEIGHT F1B: 20-35 lbsF1: 25-45 lbs ADULT HEIGHT 13-22 in LIFE SPAN 10-14 yrs

Mini Goldendoodle Characteristics

  • The Mini Goldendoodle breed is also known as Mini Groodle, Mini Goldiepoo, Mini Goldenpoo, and Golden Retriever Poodle mix
  • Playful, fun, and entertaining, these pups are one of the best dog breeds for children
  • The Miniature Goldiepoos are as friendly as they come – they are friendly and good with children of all ages, other dogs, pets, and even strangers
  • They are known to feel at home with large and small families as well as with singles, couples, and seniors
  • Easy to adapt, train, and groom, these dogs are a perfect fit for first time pet owners
  • Mini Groodles live longer healthier lives due to hybrid vigor 
  • The Miniature doodle is known to quickly adapt to both hot and cold climates
  • The sweet, gentle, and loyal nature of the Mini Goldiepoos makes them excellent therapy and emotional support dogs
  • Mini Golden doodles have low-shedding coats and hypoallergenic qualities
  • Highly adaptable – whether it’s a small apartment or a large house, the Mini Goldenpoo is quick to adapt to any living situation 

Mini Goldendoodle Breeders

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The most critical moments in a puppy's life, like people, start in the beginning. Providing a natural, comfortable, and safe environment for the nursing mother and her baby is essential. It takes a truly special breeder to assist with the proper nourishing and raising of a Miniature Goldendoodle. Premier Pups uses the best Mini Goldendoodle breeders in the nation to provide the best quality of life for our puppies.

The footage produced in our videos is 100% real. We directly take un-staged, unedited, and only authentic scenes at our breeder locations. We only align ourselves with Mini Goldendoodle breeders whose standards are much higher than the rest. Here at Premier Pups, we spend consistent on-site time with our selected breeders and can undoubtedly say that our puppies come from a caring environment.

Mini Goldendoodle Appearance

Small to medium in size and perfectly stunning, the Mini Golden doodle dog is a truly sweet sight to see. These petite dogs have adorable puppy faces, shiny round eyes, dark button noses, and endearing floppy ears. They appear sporty-athletic and display a friendly and warm demeanor.  

The breed's size can differ depending on which breed generation they belong to. An adult Mini Golden doodle stands at 13 to 22 inches tall and has an average weight of 20 to 45 pounds. An F1b Mini Golden doodle full grown can weigh anywhere between 20 to 34 pounds.  

The coat of this designer dog comes in a myriad of colors that can vary from black, copper, white, cream to gray, apricot to red apricot, golden, red, and yellow. Their coats can have various looks and textures as well with some of these dogs inheriting the Golden Retriever’s shaggy fur, some inheriting the Poodle’s curly fur and some, a perfectly balanced combination of both.

Among the most popular Mini Goldendoodle colors are:

The Miniature Golden doodle has a low-shedding coat and is considered a hypoallergenic dog breed.  

Mini Goldendoodle Temperament

Their gentleness, kindness, and patience, their empathic, sweet, and affectionate nature, coupled with their intelligence and happy demeanor are all qualities that make the Miniature Golden doodles the best qualified dogs for service work, emotional support, and therapy jobs. They are highly intelligent dogs that love to be mentally stimulated and to learn new tricks. They are easy to groom and simple to train and they make great companion pets for first-time pet owners.  

Affectionate, gentle, and playful, this dog is known to be fantastic with children of all ages. Highly entertaining with a knack for tricks and stunts, these dogs can keep kids as well as adults entertained for hours on end.

Sociable, outgoing, and with a friendly nature, Golden doodles are known to make fast friends with everyone they meet. They lack aggression and are fond of human and canine interactions. These dogs are extroverted, brave, curious, and energetic. They have a strong love for water, great passion for games and nature, and they make wonderful hiking companions.

These gorgeous little dogs inherit the agility and intelligence of the Poodle, the sweet and loyal nature of the Golden Retriever, and the cuddly good looks of both parent breeds. 

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Mini Goldendoodle Care

Grooming Requirements  

These adorable doodle dogs are low maintenance when it comes to grooming. Their grooming needs depend on the length of their coats. A dog that sports a short coat will require one weekly brush whereas a dog that has a long coat will require two to three brushings per week to avoid tangles and matting. In both cases, they need to be bathed once every month or so. It is recommended to clip their nails as they grow and clean their ears regularly.

More information on Grooming Steps and Requirements

Exercise Needs

Mini Golden doodles are playful and active dogs. They enjoy going on hiking trips, camping adventures, and swimming. They also love to be included in all family activities and play canine games like frisbee, fetch, and find-it. These dogs don’t mind spending their day cuddled on their owner's lap and are just as happy lazing around as they are running freely outside. A 30-minute walk and some active playtime at home each day is enough to keep them fit and content.

Health

The Mini Groodle breed is generally a healthy dog breed with very few health concerns. As a mix of two purebred dogs, this dog benefits from hybrid vigor which in simple terms means better health than its parents. By adding a new gene pool to the mix, certain health conditions that purebreds are prone to are canceled out. Hybrid dogs like the Mini Groodle are less prone to the same ailments their parent breeds suffer from. That being said, there are certain conditions these dogs can develop such as hypothyroidism, patellar luxation, allergies, ear infections, Von Willebrand Disease, Elbow dysplasia, and retinal atrophy.

Lifespan

The Mini Golden doodle lifespan is between 12 and 16 years. The breed's life expectancy can increase with a proper exercise regime, regular vet checks, and superior quality dog food.  

Training

Mini Golden doodles are highly trainable dogs. They are both agile and smart, have eager to please personalities and can be easily trained. These cute puppies love to impress, so training in tricks is an activity they will always be anxious to partake in.  

Leash training and socializing a Mini Goldiepoo puppy should be an easy task. They make friends fast with other dogs, pets, and humans alike, and they love to discover and explore novel places.  

They are family-attached dogs and leaving them alone for extended periods of time can lead to separation anxiety. It is recommended to leave them alone for a few minutes at a time when they are puppies, to help them adjust to some alone time and to avoid any future behavioral issues.  

Find more helpful information on rasising a Mini doodle puppy in our New Puppy Owner Guide.

Mini Goldendoodle History

Mini Golden doodle puppies appeared soon after their larger cousins – the Standard Golden doodles – in 1969. Created as a new breed of hypoallergenic guide dogs, Minis and Standards were an instant hit. The world came to favor these dogs for their extroverted personalities, devotion, and jovial disposition. Mini Golden doodles are a mix of a Golden Retriever and a Miniature Poodle.  

With their rise in popularity during the 1990’s, the hybrid breed would spread out through three generations:  

  • A first-generation, known as an F1 is a cross between a purebred Golden Retriever and a Miniature Poodle.
  • A second-generation, known as an F1B  is a mix between an F1 and a Miniature Poodle.  
  • A third generation known as an F2 is a cross between two Mini Golden doodles.  

More information on the differences between breed generations.

The Mini Golden doodle is young compared to other breeds and doesn’t have an extensive history. To better understand these doodle dogs, we can look at the histories of their parent breeds – the Golden Retriever and the Poodle.  

Although their origin is a bit of a mystery, with some claiming they originated by crossing a Water Spaniel with a Retriever, and others saying they originated from a pack of Tracking Sheepdogs, what history has taught us is that the Golden Retriever, as we know it today, has been a loving and loyal friend of humans for centuries. A favorite companion of hunting parties, the Golden Retrievers have been famous throughout history for their strength, speed, agility, and devotion.  

With a history full of achievements, the Poodle is one of the most versatile dog breeds in the world. The Poodle has been a duck hunter, a circus performer, a therapy dog, a k9 military soldier, a show dog, and a most beloved companion pet throughout history. Represented In art, literature, and poetry around the world, the Poodle is and has been one of the most adored dog breeds in history. Elegant in appearance, with an agile mindset, and a loving personality, the Poodle has been a favorite of aristocrats and noble families for centuries. The Poodle is now a renowned beauty in the show ring, a star in movies and cartoons, and a champion in dog sports.  

Today, Mini Groodles are one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States, Europe, and Australia. Professional breeders are currently working on creating smaller versions like micro and teacup version of the breed.  

Learn more about the different types of Goldendoodles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How big do Mini Goldendoodles get? At full growth the average height of a Female Minature Goldendoodle is between 17-19 inches with an average weight of 20-35 lbs. For Male Miniature Goldendoodles their average height is between 16-17 inches with an average weight of 18-30 lbs.

What types of coats do Miniature Goldendoodles have? They can have a straight, wavy or even a curly coat. You can best tell what type of coat your puppy will have when they reach about 6 weeks of age.

What colors do Miniature Goldendoodles come in? These pups can come in solid colors or with patterns. The most common colors include: cream, fawn, brown, isabella, grey, red and black.

What is the difference between F1, F1B, and F2? F1 is a breeding of a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. The standard doodle would be with a standard size poodle and the mini would be with a mini size poodle. F1B is a breeding of an F1 Goldendoodle with a Poodle. This means 75% poodle and 25% golden retriever. F2 results from breeding F1 golden parents. This results in a 50% golden retriever-50% poodle ratio.

Do Miniature Goldendoodles make good service/therapy dogs? Yes! Their friendly nature, strong intuition and unmatched intelligence, allows them to excel in areas of service and therapy.

Are Miniature Goldendoodles considered a breed? Currently, a miniature golden doodle is considered a “Hybrid Designer Breed” and the AKC does not recognize them as a pure breed at this time.

Are Miniature Goldendoodles hypoallergenic? Miniature Golden doodles are a cross breed and therefore their coats can vary. Some do not shed at all and some have light shedding that occurs. Generally speaking, they are a great choice for allergy sufferers.

Should I be concerned with any common health problems? Because this Miniature Golden doodle is considered a hybrid the only genetic diseases they can be prone to would be those shared by both the Golden Retriever and the Standard Poodle, both of which have no major concerns. As with any dog as they begin to age you can expect common concerns. For this hybrid they may be prone to CHD, PRA, VonWillebrand's, Elbow and patella disorders.

How long do Mini Goldendoodles live? The average life expectancy is 10 to 15 years.

Are Miniature Goldendoodles good with kids? Yes! Aside from their loving and sweet temperament, Miniature Groodles make great pets for families with kids or just friends visiting with children. These dogs are very energetic and love to run and play with kids.

Does my Miniature Goldendoodle need to be groomed regularly? It depends on the look you’re going for. Ideally Miniature Golden doodles with a longer hair length need professional grooming every 6-8 weeks. If you like to keep your Mini with a shorter clip, they will need professional grooming every 8-10 weeks.

What is best for me- a male or female? If you’re looking for a more active Miniature Goldendoodle then you may want to think about a female. Though, the males are still active they have a tendency to be more laid back.

How much exercise does a Mini Goldendoodle need? Miniature Golden doodles energy levels are average. In addition to a daily walk they will need about a half to an hour of play each day to stay fit and trim.

Are they sociable? Yes, very much so. Miniature Golden Doodles are highly sociable dogs who form long-lasting bonds with their humans.

What is the temperament of a Miniature Goldendoodle? Golden doodles are loyal, gentle and affectionate. They have the obedience of the golden retriever and the intelligence of the Poodle. They are sociable animals who love to be around the company of people.

Do Mini Goldendoodles shed? Depending on their breed generation and who they take after more, these dogs can be low to moderate shedders.

When do Mini Goldendoodles stop growing? The Mini Goldendoodle can reach its adult size as early as 8 months. Some may continue growing until they reach 12 months of age.

What is a Mini Goldendoodle? A Mini Goldendoodle is a hybrid breed that is achieved by crossing a poodle and a golden retriever.

How much do Mini Goldendoodles weigh? These dogs typically weigh between 18 and 35 pounds when fully grown.

Do Mini Goldendoodles bark a lot? Although they are not considered a very vocal breed, Mini Golden doodles can be talkative when they have something to say. They are known to alert to visitors and can be vocal at times.

What is an f1b Mini Goldendoodle? The F1b is the puppy of an F1 Mini Goldendoodle back-crossed with a Mini or Toy Poodle.

Are Mini Goldendoodles good apartment dogs? Yes! Mini Golden doodles make fantastic apartment dogs as they are very friendly, sociable, and well-behaved indoors. Their size is ideal for apartment living, as is their temperament.

Are Mini Goldendoodles easy to train? As a mix between two of the most intelligent dog breeds in the world, Mini Golden doodle puppies are incredibly smart and easy to train. They are fast learners that pick up on commands quickly.

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