Mixed between the Golden Retriever and the Mini-Poodle, the Mini-Goldendoodle has gained more recognition every year throughout the dog community. Whether you own this mixed breed or are planning to, it’s only natural to want to learn more about this beautiful Doodle breed.
In this article, we’ll go over the top Mini-Goldendoodle facts. Once you reach the end of this list, you’ll learn something you’ve never learned before, without a doubt.
- Poodles are ranked as the second smartest dogs out of 138 breeds. Since it’s the Mini Goldendoodle’s parent, this Doodle breed is considered to be quite intelligent.
- The Mini-Goldendoodle has several known nicknames. Its names are a combination of the parents’ breed name. Throughout the Doodle community, the Mini Goldendoodle’s nicknames are Groodle, Golden Poos, or Goldie Poos.
- There’s an even smaller version of the Mini-Goldendoodle. It’s called the ‘Micro Goldendoodle.’ The Micro Goldendoodle can grow up to 12 inches in height, weighing between 5 to 10 lbs.
- Mini-Goldendoodles are perfect for people dealing with allergies! You’re probably wondering, “how does a dog reduce allergic reactions?” The Mini-Goldendoodle has curly coats, which means they don’t shed as much as other dog breeds with wavy or straight hair. Another term to describe the Mini-Goldendoodle is ‘”hypoallergenic.”
- With a survey amongst 370 Goldendoodle owners, 85% reported that their dog is non-shedding, while 10% said they’re easy to groom. Whether it’s a Mini-Goldendoodle or any other size, this dog breed requires grooming due to its curly hair. By Grooming your Mini-Goldendoodle, you’re reducing mats and tangles. Some of the most popular nonshedding generations are F1B mini-Goldendoodles.
Happy, social dogs
- Mini-Goldendoodles are social dogs! If you’re deciding on raising a Mini-Goldendoodle but in constant worry about the children or family pets in your household, then don’t be. Mini-Goldendoodles love attention, and they’ll get along with just about anyone.
- The Mini-Goldendoodle is described as “non-shedding” throughout the dog community, but shedding will still occur to some degree. No dog breeds are 100% non-shedding. When dog breeds are described as non-shedding, it means that they won’t shed as much.
- With affection and intelligence combined, the Mini-Goldendoodle dog breed serves as therapy dogs. There are cases of Mini Goldendoodles comforting or helping people during disasters and hospitals.
- Mini-Goldendoodles are highly energetic as puppies but will calm down once they’re between 12 to 18 months old. While they’re transitioning into an adult, expect irrational behaviors during this time.
- Separation anxiety is a problem for Mini-Goldendoodles if left alone. They’re social dogs, which means they love affection and attention. If an owner leaves their pup alone, their dog will likely deal with separation anxiety.
Popular Poodle mixes
- The Mini-Goldendoodle is one of many Poodle mixes. When a Poodle is mixed with another dog breed, people describe these as “Doodles.” There are many popular mixes such as Labradoodles, Bernedoodle, Cavapoo, and Maltipoo.
- The Goldendoodle dog breed didn’t exist until the 1990s. This dog breed first appeared in Australia and North America.
- The Mini-Goldendoodle breed has several other sizes. There are Tiny Goldendoodles and Standard Goldendoodles. You can guess where the names come from. Hint: Tiny Poodle, Mini-Poodle, and Standard Poodle.
- Mini-Goldendoodles come in a variety of coat colors. Most of these colors are in different shades of brown. Mini-Goldendoodles come in colors such as brown, apricot, red, cream, black, parti, etc. If you’re looking for a multi-color coated Doodle, you might want to check out Goldendoodles vs. Bernedoodles.
- Mini-Goldendoodles are great for smaller living spaces. You don’t need a house with a giant backyard to adequately take care of the Goldendoodle. If you live in a condo or an apartment, get a mini and walk them frequently!
Understand Mini-Goldendoodle facts
Mini-Goldendoodles have existed for approximately three decades. While this Doodle breed doesn’t have much history or data due to its young existence, the interest in raising this dog has been increasing every year.
For the record, many Mini-Goldendoodle owners are generally happy about raising this breed because of its affection and intelligence. Bringing home this mixed breed might seem like bringing home more responsibilities, but you’re also bringing home joy and happiness.
If you have children and other family pets at home, your Mini-Goldendoodle will get along well with them because they love attention and socializing. For new Mini-Goldendoodle owners, congratulations on a new chapter of your life. For current owners, we hope this list of facts taught you new things about your companion.
Garrett Yamasaki is an avid animal lover and takes care of two family pets: an adopted cat and a Goldendoodle dog. In his free time, he volunteers for the Humane Society of Silicon Valley, where he fosters pets before they get adopted and helps train the animals. Garrett enjoys writing about pets, which is why he started two blogs: We Love Doodles and Miauland.