Crossed between the golden retriever and toy or miniature poodle, the Miniature Goldendoodle, purposed for using in dog therapies, for companionship and for creating a low-shedding dog, is a mini-sized dog that inherited wonderful features and qualities from both its parent breeds.
|Usage||Guide Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs|
|Color||Black, white, cream, copper, gray, apricot, red and golden (most common), or combinations|
|Group (of Breed)||Herding, Sporting|
|Lifespan||10 to 14 years|
|Weight/Size||15 to 30 pounds; Small to Medium|
|Hair||Wavy to curly, of about 2-3 inches in length|
|Ears||Long hanging ears, covered with fur|
|Size||13-20 inches (average 15 inches)|
Breeders produce mini goldendoodles in a few different ways:
F1 – 50% Golden Retriever and 50% Poodle: The much-healthier first generation doodles can have varying puppies in the same litter and are commonly smooth-haired like the retriever or wavy like the wolfhound.
F1-B – 25% Golden Retriever and 75% Poodle (F1 Goldendoodle and Poodle cross): These puppies are goldendoodle bred back to Poodle.
F2 – F1 Goldendoodle and F1 Goldendoodle cross: This combination produces the same percentage of golden poodle mix as the F1 goldendoodle.
F3 – Cross between Goldendoodle and F2 Goldendoodle.
Multi-generation – Cross between F3 or higher generation Goldendoodle and F3 or higher generation Goldendoodle.
The gentle, social, affectionate, loving and playful human-oriented breed has developed the motivation of different activities by their interactive abilities. They go well with children.
Feed your dog with meat, or meat supplements. Raw or semi-cooked meat is healthy for them. For kibble, opt for only high-quality ones meant for active breeds. You can also add either a wild fish oil or organic coconut oil for added health benefits. The daily recommended amount for dry dog food is 1 to 4 cups of a day. To keep a mini goldendoodle in good shape, it is advisable to measure its food and feed it two times a day. It is better if the food is not left out all the day for it to feed. Instead of one large meal, these little dogs should be served several small meals per day.
They are intelligently trainable with both its parents being extremely intelligent, being able to pick up training quickly, if trained from puppyhood.
Buy the puppies from reputed breeders, best through reliable sources, to ensure the seller/breeder has enough information about the puppy, its fore-parents etc. Since both parents are vulnerable to hip dysplasia, before dogs are bred, an OFA or PennHIP exam is necessary to check for this problem.