How Big Does a Miniature Goldendoodle Get?

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Do you love a smart Golden Retrievers? How about the luxurious Poodles? And the most important question: Do you love them all? If so, you’re so lucky because there is a special hybrid breed which is resulted from breeding a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. But do you know “How big does a Miniature Goldendoodle get?”, “How to take care of this breed?” These answers are found in this post!

What Is Miniature Goldendoodle?

Miniature Goldendoodle (also called Mini Goldendoodle) is actually a dog hybrid – the result of crossing a pure Toy Poodle with a pure Golden Retriever.

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Due to this special origin, a Miniature Goldendoodle has both characteristics inherited from its dad and mom. It’s friendly and energetic like a Poodle. It’s intelligent, loyal and gentle like a Golden Retriever. If you are looking for a dog which is not only friendly to children but also nice-looking, a Miniature Goldendoodle is obviously a great choice.

How to Identify a Miniature Goldendoodle?

Being a hybrid dog, Miniature Goldendoodles have all the features of a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. In most cases, the color of their eyes and nose, the length of their fur are the combination of their parents. These are a few features that help you identify them among many similar breeds. In case you want to get a new one, this may help you a lot.


Length of Fur

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The length of Miniature Goldendoodles’ fur is listed in the medium size. That means you don’t need to spend much time on trimming or clipping their fur (by using a dog clipper for grooming). However, the fur of this breed is pretty dense, making it more suitable for living in the temperate zone. Raising them in the tropical zone is fine, but you have to spend much time on taking care of their fur.

Texture of Coat

This may not the good news to those who love the corded coat of a real Poodle. Because of being affected by the gene of Golden Retriever, whose coat is mainly straight or wavy, Mini Goldendoodles have a wavy coat.

How Big Does a Miniature Goldendoodle Get?

Golden Retriever is a big dog breed, while Toy Poodle is a small one. Many people have asked this question because they really want to know which size a Mini Goldendoodle can get. Are they as big as a Golden Retriever or as small as a Toy Poodle?

The real size of a Mini Goldendoodle depends much on the size of their parents. You might know that:

So, the Mini Goldendoodle tends to range from 13 to 20 inches in height and 15 to 35 pounds in weight.

How Big Do Other Types of Goldendoodles Get?

The Poodle comes in three different sizes: Toy, Miniature, and Standard. One thing to be sure is that, they are not different breeds; they are just different sizes of the same breed.

You have already known the size of the Miniature Goldendoodle which is crossed between a Toy Poodle and a Golden Retriever. How about the Small Standard Goldendoodle (crossed between a Miniature Poodle and a Golden Retriever) and a Large Standard Goldendoodle (crossed between a Standard Poodle and a Golden Retriever)?

Because both of the Miniature Poodle and Standard Poodle are bigger than the Toy Poodle, the average height and weight of a Small Standard Goldendoodle and a Large Standard Goldendoodle will be also bigger than that of a Miniature Goldendoodle.

In particular:

As an easy way to remember, there’s a formula for you to estimate the size of your dogs when they grow up. You just need to make a sum of the father’s size and the mother’s size, then divide this sum by 2. The result will reveal the size of the Goldendoodle puppy. However, this formula is not always correct because the size of your dogs also depends on the diet that you’re given every day.

Why Should You Own a Mini Goldendoodle?

Since the 1990s, when the first Mini Goldendoodle was created, raising this “invented breed” was a trend. There was reason for that! Here are some reasons why you should have a Mini Goldendoodle:

Friendly to Humans

Mini Goldendoodles are very friendly, especially to children. If you want to own a dog which isn’t dangerous to your kids (you might want to check out six safest dogs for children), you must choose this breed. They love playing with children. Because of being definitely friendly, you can see them as a babysitter for your kids. Just needing a little bit training, a Mini Goldendoodle can not only be a gentle babysitter but also a loyal friend.

However, because of this feature, Mini Goldendoodles cannot be a (good) watchdog. They are too friendly and can welcome everyone getting into the house, including the intruders. So, if you want to raise a dog to watch your house, I recommend you to raise aRottweiler or a Doberman Pinscher.

Good Choice for People with Allergies

There is one thing you must know at first, both parents of Mini Goldendoodles belong to minimal-shedding breed (Poodles are non-shedding breed and Golden Retrievers are minimal-shedding breed). After combining these twos, we have Mini Goldendoodles, which don’t shed much.

Due to this advantage, lots of people have chosen them as a member of the family. I know that some people love dogs, but they have the problem with animals’ fur so that they don’t have a chance to own one. Now, with this “invented breed”, everyone can raise one.

Good Characteristics

In addition to being friendly to humans, especially kids, Mini Goldendoodles have other good characteristics as well.

They are very smart and active, so it’s very easy to train them. They can learn your commands very fast and obey them directly. Besides, they are good at swimming and enjoy swimming so much. So, they can be your swimming partners everywhere. Their health is also strong. They can adapt to the hot or cold weather quickly.


In general, Miniature Goldendoodles can get 11 to 15 inches in height and 15 to 17 pounds in weight. Personally, this is a perfect size for a dog. They have great characteristics that will satisfy most dog owners. They are also a good choice for those who love outside activities and have the problem with animals’ fur.

Now you have known all about the Miniature Goldendoodles. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to leave them below. We will answer them as soon as we can. Thank you for reading!

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