The Toy Goldendoodle is a breed dog that has been developed combining three different breeds – the Golden Retriever, the Poodle, and the Cocker Spaniel. The breeders have purposely arranged this mixing to form a tiny-sized Goldendoodle.
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 has curly hair, round black eyes, a dark muzzle, and floppy 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 it inherits poodle coat-type)|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Pets||Yes|
|Country of Origin||USA|
Petite Goldendoodles are small dogs teddy-bear like dogs with prominent 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 also serve as excellent therapy dogs for the elderly.
They are social dogs that would be happy mingling with people. The Petites are even tolerant of strangers, children, and pets. Because of their smaller size, they make excellent apartment dogs. They are usually quiet though they will bark to alert their families if they see an intruder, thus being a good watchdog.
These little ones have derived their intelligence and loving nature from their Poodle and Golden Retriever families. They also have a naughty side and might pick up behavioral issues if left alone for very long periods.
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.