Why Are Mini Goldendoodles So Cute: Science Will Surprise You

These days, it seems as though the mini Goldendoodle is the dog breed everyone loves. Why? There’s a science behind these mini Goldendoodles and it’s important that you know the truths before deciding to adopt or purchase these cuddle bugs. Let’s go over the history and original purposes of the cute mini Goldendoodle puppies, then we’ll find out how big science says they’ll grow. You’ll also learn a little bit about their origins, and how you should care for them based on their history. 

What is the Mini Goldendoodle’s Original Purpose?

Did you know that the mini Goldendoodle is a hybrid breed classified as a teddy bear dog? As the smaller version of the traditional Golden Retriever Poddle mix, the mini Goldendoodle dog breed is the result of crossing a Toy Poodle or Miniature Poodle with a Golden Retriever. 

When Did Goldendoodles Originate?

The breed of Goldendoodles began in the United States in the 1990s. This era was bringing the rise of “designer dogs,” which are dogs that have been purposefully mixed with other dog breeds. 

Why Were Goldendoodles Bred?

Besides being popular and designer, these dogs have a scientific reason behind their origins. And aside from being great companions, they were actually meant to be good for allergy sufferers. The reasoning is behind the Poodle as this breed has a hypoallergenic reputation. Though, it is contrary that Poodles do actually shed. However, they pass down less shedding tendencies due to their mixed breed as a cute Goldendoodle. 

About the Golden Retriever

We all know how the Golden Retriever holds up to its name. The dog breed’s golden coat comes in many shades of gold. Also, this breed has a history of being a hunting dog, retrieving waterfowl originally.

The Golden Retriever is one of the top three Poodle mixes and has been on the American Kennel Club (AKC) in the last several years. This dog breed is known as being the most friendly and personable, with a family-friendly temperament. It only makes sense why this breed would be a favorite in its own right. 

About the Poodle

Many do not know this, but Miniature and Toy Poodles are not separate breeds, only different sizes as categories in the breed. The AKC recognizes all three sizes of the one Poodle breed. The standard Miniature Poodle ranges from 10 to 15 inches, and Toy Poodles are smaller at less than 10 inches tall. And did you know? Poodles are known for being extremely smart dogs.

Facts About the Mini Goldendoodle

There is a breed club for the Golden Retriever Poodle mix. That breed club is the Goldendoodle Association of North America, and on its list are the different sizes of the Goldendoodle. There is even a petite range, which is smaller than mini, and that is below 14 inches in height and weighing in at less than 25 pounds. Whether they are petite or mini, they are still classified by their owners as mini Goldendoodles. 

Adult Goldendoodles will vary in size and weight, and this is entirely dependent on the parents. As an adult, the mini Goldendoodle will be anywhere from 17 to 24 inches tall and can weigh between 40 to 90 pounds.

This difference in adult size is due to the Golden Retriever’s larger and strong frame. Since Toy and Miniature Poodles are much smaller and petite, mini’s aren’t necessarily “mini’s,” which again is totally dependent on its parents. The determining factor of the coat length is also dependent on the parents. And because Goldens have thick, long, and straight coats, and Poodles are thick and curly coats, their coats will differ from parents to parents.

So, What is the Temperament of the Mini Goldendoodle?

Once again, the mini Goldendoodle is a mixed breed. You are going to get a more predominant temperament depending on his or her parents. While Miniature Poodles are intelligent, they also have a habit of being standoffish or even snappy around strangers.

That being said, there may not be a perfect mix. There may not be any way of knowing. That’s why it’s important to do your research before adopting your mini Goldendoodle and figure out your best options for socializing your new pup. Knowing the science behind this dog breed will help you determine what is the right breed for your lifestyle.

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Good luck!

Are Goldendoodles considered a large breed?

The beautiful Goldendoodle dog breed, also known as Groodle, ranges in size. Their size is heavily determined by the type of Poodle that the Golden Retriever is crossed with. The average size of a standard-size Goldendoodle is around 22 inches and they can weigh over 50 pounds.

How big do Mini Goldendoodles get?

Having been crossed with a Miniature or Toy Poodle, the mini Goldendoodle is the smallest type of Goldendoodle. Their size ranges from 13 to 20 inches and their average weight is under 30 pounds.

How long do mini Goldendoodles live?

Generally, small dogs live longer than larger dogs. This is true for the mini Goldendoodles, too. On average, a healthy mini Goldendoodle can live between 10 and 15 years.

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