Miniature Goldendoodle, What should You Know?

Miniature Goldendoodle is usually very affectionate with people and other pets. They are human-oriented dogs. Goldendoodles tend to develop a strong bond with their owners and companions. Most goldendoodles are calm and easy going. But they are active dogs that do require exercise. They tend to be great family pets. They are also known to be especially good with children.

Here some frequently asked questions about Miniature Goldendoodle

What is the history of the Miniature goldendoodle dog?

There are two possible originations of the “doodle” in general.

Firstly, in 60s US pet dog breeders began to cross Poodles with Cocker Spaniels. They market the resulting puppies as “cockapoos”. They claimed that New breed was ideal companions for humans. Beacuse they magically were free of health problems due to “hybrid vigor”.

These breeders never enjoyed more than modest success with this cross. And there was never a solid attempts to continue any breeding program past the first generation. A few “breed clubs” formed. However, a quick perusal of their modern websites indicates that they still consider these dogs to be cross-bred, allow first-generation cross-bred dogs, etc. That is, these never really took off as anything but a sort of marketing gimmick to sell non-purebred puppies.

Secondly, in the late 1980’s a man working to train guide dogs in Australia had a request to train a guide dog for a man with serious allergies. After many failed attempts to train a Standard Poodle for the job (why that might have been even though modern trainers do just fine training Poodle service dogs: Katie Bjorkman’s article to Why did the 33 poodles that the creator of the Labradoodle tried to train all fail as service dogs? Many poodles are successful SDs, so I’m curious why they all failed w/ an experienced trainer, while the first litter of doodles was successful. ) he bred a litter of Labrador-Poodle crosses and coined the term “Labradoodle” when it was hard to place a mixed-breed litter with volunteer puppy raisers. The “Labradoodle guide dog” experiment largely failed. It was pretty quickly abandoned – the coats don’t breed true in the first many generations, and temperaments are all over map as well. But… the cat was out of the bag.

Unscrupulous breeders starting in the 1990’s built on the “cockapoo” and “labradoodle” ideas as well as a rising zeitgeist against those “unhealthy, inbred, snobby purebreds.” It was also a great time to make money selling dogs as the economy was moving up and successful sterilization campaigns begun in the 1970s meant that there were fewer random-bred litters available from friends and family.

All of this created a perfect storm where you quickly started to “doodle” anything (cross anything with any Poodle you could get your hands on) for “fun and profit.”

With the lack of oversight from breed organizations and kennel clubs, and no need for registration (since they aren’t purebreds) or health testing (since, you know, mongrels are magically immune to everything – not) it quickly spiraled out of control.

The “mini goldendoodle” is purportedly I guess a cross of a Golden Retriever and one of the smaller varieties of Poodle (miniature or toy). In practice, to get reliably small size, and to keep expenses down, dogs marketed as “mini goldendoodles” are just as likely if not more likely to involve other breeds like various spaniels, Bichon Frise, etc.

These dogs are STILL NOT a breed and the vast, vast majority are very poorly bred for “fun and profit” from whatever dogs that could make puppies that sort of look like the right mix that can be acquired.

The guide dog trainer that bred that first Lab-Poodle litter now calls it the biggest regret of his life and mourns the untold suffering caused to dogs and the people who buy them by the “doodle mania” that he unleashed.

So, the history is not a great one. This type of dog is very far from being any sort of a breed or even breed in development. They are mutts made for “fun and profit,”. They are sold to people who don’t know better.

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How big does a mini goldendoodle get?

The point of having breeds and getting a purebred puppy is being able to predict their traits.

When you cross-breed dogs (even if you give them “designer names” or special “generation designations” so you can say “It isn’t a mutt! It’s an f2bb Miniature Goldendoodle!”) you lose that predictability.

Ifthe dog is actually half Golden Retriever, it could easily be as large as a Golden Retriever.

Also, if the dog is actually half miniature or toy Poodle, it could easily be as small as a miniature or toy Poodle.

if the dog isn’t a first-generation cross, or if there are more breeds involved, then you’re just adding more layers of uncertainty.

If you can’t handle a dog that has any combination of traits from any parent breed involved, don’t get a mixed-breed puppy. And if you can really handle a dog that has any trait that the parent breed has… why not just get a purebred of whichever parent breed is more suitable for you?

Can I breed a miniature poodle with a f1b goldendoodle? And if so what do I get?

Most owners will typically choose to breed the F1B Goldendoodle with a 100% Standard Poodle to make the Goldendoodle even more hypoallergenic and non-shedding. Since this is the second Backcross with a purebred Standard Poodle, it gets a second “B” in its name and is referred to as an F1BB Goldendoodle. The calmest Doodle mixes are those that were created by crossing Poodles with very laid-back breeds. For example: The Maltipoo – a cross of Miniature or Toy Poodle and Maltese. The Cavapoo: A mix of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Mini or Toy Poodle.

Can you breed a mini poodle with a mini golden doodle?

An F1 Mini Goldendoodle has two pure-bred parents. These are a Golden Retriever and a Mini (or Toy) Poodle parent. Genetically, a F1 Mini Goldendoodle is 50% Poodle and 50% Golden Retriever. These dogs are what’s classically called “Mini Goldendoodle”. An F1b generation is produced when a Goldendoodle is crossed with a Poodle. The Mini Goldendoodle is a smaller version of the Standard Goldendoodle. And the result of breeding a Golden Retriever with a Miniature Poodle. These dogs are just as loving and friendly as their standard sized friends. Hovewer, much smaller and perfect for those who live in smaller homes.

How much does a golden doodle weigh?

According to this website golden doodles vary from 7kg to 31kg depending on whether they are crossed with toy, miniature or standard poodles. But even within the categories there are variations. I have met small standards and large miniature crosses.

For example my golden labradoodle (3 way labrador, golden retriever miniature poodle cross is 20 kg and quite large (just greyhoundish). Her brother was over 30kg and looked like a standard.

I have met the mother dog (golden retriever/labrador cross) and seen photos of the tiny father. The mother is on the small side for her mix and the poodle is a small miniature. But he obviously carried some large poodle genes.

My other dog is a Golden retriever/ miniature poodle cross. He was meant to be a bigger dog than his wife. He is heavier 22 kg. but not bigger. In fact he is substantially smaller. Just male dogs weigh more

None of this is a problem unless you expect something different. Someone complained about a store selling them a dog that ended up being larger than predicted. It just pays to be aware that there can be some surprises.

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Miniature Goldendoodle is usually very affectionate with people and other pets. They are human-oriented dogs. Goldendoodles tend to develop a strong bond with their owners and companions. Most goldendoodles are calm and easy going. But they are active dogs that do require exercise. They tend to be great family pets. They are also known to be especially good with children.
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