MINIATURE GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES
Sometimes called a Goldenpoo or Goldenoodle, the Miniature Goldendoodle is created by crossing a miniature or toy Poodle with a Golden Retriever. The result is a mild, friendly, family dog that looks like a teddy bear come to life. They’ve recently become very popular because they’re so cute, affectionate, attentive, and good with children. Their energy level matches the Poodle genes while their gentleness and willingness to please is reflective of the Golden Retriever. They are devoted friends who crave cuddles and will follow you around just to be near you. They are smart dogs with a silly streak. Don’t leave them alone too long; when they’re separated from you, they can become sad and anxious.
This breed has a happy disposition and a friendly, affectionate nature. They crave close contact at all times, and they can develop separation anxiety if you leave them alone too long.
They typically get along well with other dogs and other pets. They don’t bark much, but they will warn you when strangers are near, or if they perceive a threat.
They are eager, excitable, and enthusiastic about outings of all kinds. A devoted family member and true companion, you’ll adore your Miniature Goldendoodle.
Their heads are rounded and their ears are floppy and wide-set. Their eyes are large and expressive and noses are typically black. Their muzzles are short to medium with a scissor bite. They have long and fluffy or feathered tails.
Mini Goldendoodles have wavy to curly hair and they do not have an undercoat, making them a great choice for people with allergies. (While they are considered hypoallergenic, some allergy-sufferers may still experience symptoms.) They can be:
This breed generally enjoys playing at the dog park, and many love to play in water and swim if given the chance.
If you have a yard, they will eagerly investigate every inch of it. They adapt easily to any size home, provided that daily exercise is still prioritized.
We recommend 60 minutes of activity a day and about 8 miles of walking a week.
The Miniature Goldendoodle came on the scene in the mid-1990s. It was bred to have the intelligence and coat of a Poodle along with the gentleness of a Golden Retriever.
The Poodle is an ancient breed that goes back thousands of years. Originally hunting dogs in Germany, they retrieved water fowl. The French loved the Poodle and further refined the breed into three sizes intended for very specific purposes. The Standard size continued the role of retrieving waterfowl for hunters. The Miniature was ideal for finding truffles, and the Toy made a great companion for French nobility. The French are also the origin of the outrageous haircuts we associate with the Poodle today. Poodles are intelligent and therefore easy to train, and they have a sense of humor.
The Golden Retriever began in Scotland in the 19th century, when Lord Tweedmouth desired an attentive, loyal dog that could still retrieve waterfowl without damaging the bird. The breed continued to be refined until it was officially named in 1920. THe Golden Retriever is able to be both a working dog and a loyal companion, and it has therefore become a successful and popular breed. The American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1932, and they eventually became one of the most popular purebreds. They are gentle, loyal, good with children, and all-around great family dogs. The Mini Goldendoodle breed combines the best of both parent breeds.
Major health concerns to be aware of:
- Patellar Luxation
- Von Willebrand's Disease
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
- Gastric Dilation Volvulus (GDV)
Minor health concerns to be aware of:
- Bone And Joint Problems
Your Mini Goldendoodle does require some grooming to manage a coat that is prone to matting. Brushing two to three times a week is ideal, and you may find a visit to a professional groomer every two to three months to be the best way to keep their coats tidy and looking sharp. Grooms should also include the occasional nail clip, if necessary.
To avoid drying out their sensitive skin, Miniature Goldendoodles should only be bathed as necessary with a mild dog shampoo. Clean their ears regularly to manage dirt and avoid infection. Their teeth should be brushed regularly.
Because they’re so intelligent, you will find your Goldendoodle pup to be easy to train. They are food motivated, and high-value treats will help you reinforce good behavior and new skills. They can be sensitive to tone, so keep your instructions calm and positive for best results.