The Toy Goldendoodle is a breed dog that has been developed combining three different breeds – the Golden Retriever, the Poodle, and the Cocker Spaniel. This mixing has purposely been arranged by the breeders with the aim to develop a tiny-sized Goldendoodle.
In order to accomplish the desired size, the breeders initially downsized the adult female golden retrievers by crossing them with the cocker spaniels. This gave birth to a breed named Golden Cocker Retrievers, which in turn were bred with the miniature poodles. The puppies that came from this breeding are the Toy Goldendoodles. Thus, this resultant new breed is a ¼ Goldendoodle, a ¼ Cocker Spaniel, and a ½ Poodle.
The Toy Goldendoodle is a very small-size dog with a teddy bear look, covered with curly hair, having round black eyes, a dark muzzle, with their ears hanging close to their shoulders.
|Also known as||Petite Goldendoodle|
|Colors||White, cream, brown, apricot, golden|
|Type||Toy dog, designer dog, watchdog, lapdog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Lifespan||10 to 15 years|
|Height (size)||Small to Medium; 11-16 inches|
|Temperament||Sweet, intelligent, protective|
|Hypoallergenic||Yes (if inherits poodle coat-type)|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Pets||Yes|
|Country of Origin||USA|
Petite Goldendoodles are small dogs with big personalities. They are very obedient and are quite attached to their families. Their intelligent nature helps them bridge an understanding between their human companions. They can also make good therapy dogs and can be good for elderly people.
They are social dogs that would be happy mingling with people. The Petites are even tolerant with strangers, children, and pets. Because of their smaller size, they make excellent apartment dogs. They are usually quiet though will bark to alert their families if they see an intruder. This makes them a good watchdog.
These little ones have derived their intelligence and loving nature from their Poodle and Golden Retriever families. Though, despite having multiple good qualities, these dogs tend to get in mischief, and might even pick up behavioral issues if left alone for very long periods of time.
It is fun to train your Petite Goldendoodle. They are inclined to listen to your commands and impress you. Their intelligence, obedience, and love for learning new things make them easily trainable. Train them to socialize from their puppy days.
Also, teach them doggie manners and etiquette, since they are prone to develop behavioral issues when adult. They require few repetitions in picking up instructions, and would show quick results. Hence, they are even suitable for service dog training.
The general quantity of your Petite’s diet is the same as the other tiny dogs of its size, and levels of energy and activity. Though, if you serve your dog with dry foods like kibbles, the quantity depends on the brand of food you are serving. Also, make sure, that you stick to only the high-quality foods.