Smart, cuddly Mini-Goldendoodles are a designer breed that mixes Golden Retrievers and Miniature Poodles and has gained popularity.
Whether you own a small Goldendoodle or are considering getting one, it’s only natural to want to learn more about this small dog.
In this article, we’ll go over the top 15 Mini-Goldendoodle facts.
- Poodles rank second on the list of 138 most intelligent dog breeds. Since the poodle parent breed is highly intelligent, this Doodle breed is also smart.
- The Mini-Goldendoodle has several nicknames. Its name combines the Golden Retriever parent name with some form of the word poodle. The dog’s nicknames are Groodle, Golden Poos, or Goldie Poos.
- There’s an even smaller version of the Mini-Goldendoodle. The “Micro Goldendoodle” can grow up to 12 inches in height and weighs between 5 to 10 pounds. It’s a combination of a Golden Retriever and a toy poodle. The typical mini stands up to 24 inches tall and weighs 15 to 40 pounds.
- The dogs are perfect for people dealing with allergies! You’re probably wondering, “how does a dog reduce allergic reactions?” These dogs have curly coats and don’t shed as much as other breeds with wavy or straight hair. Another term to describe the Mini-Goldendoodle is hypoallergenic.
- A survey of 370 Goldendoodle owners shows 85% reported that their dog is non-shedding, while 10% said they’re easy to groom. These dogs require minimal grooming due to their curly hair. The dogs need occasional brushing to reduce mats and tangles. Some of the most popular non-shedding generations are F1B mini-Goldendoodles.
Happy, social dogs
- Mini-Goldendoodles are social dogs! If you’re thinking about getting a puppy but worry about whether it will be a good fit with your children or other family pets, stop worrying. These dogs love attention and get along with just about anyone.
- The dogs are considered non-shedding but still shed to some degree. No dog breeds are 100% non-shedding. Although doodles are considered non-shedding, they won’t shed as much as other dogs.
- Mini Goldendoodles often serve as therapy dogs due to their combined affection and intelligence. These dogs comfort and help people during disasters and in hospitals. They’re too small to be considered guide dogs.
- Like Goldendoodle puppies, mini Goldendoodle puppies are highly energetic but calm down once they’re between 12 and 18 months old. While they’re transitioning into an adult, expect occasional irrational behaviors during this time.
- This breed suffers from separation anxiety when left alone. The dogs are social with a high energy level, which means the dogs love affection and attention. If owners leave their Mini Goldendoodle puppy alone, their dog will likely experience 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 (Labrador Retriever-Poodle mix), Bernedoodle (Bernese Mountain Dog-Poodle mix), Cavapoo (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel-Poodle mix), Cockapoos (Cocker Spaniels mixed with poodles, Shih-Poos (a Shih Tzu-poodle mix), and Maltipoos (Maltese-Poodle mix).
- This dog breed didn’t exist until the 1990s. This dog breed first appeared in Australia and North America.
- The breed has several other sizes. There are Tiny Goldendoodles and Standard Goldendoodles. You can guess how they get their names. Hint: Tiny Poodle, Mini-Poodle, and Standard Poodle.
- The dogs come in several coat colors, usually shades of brown. Popular coat colors: brown, apricot, red, cream, black, or parti. If you want a Doodle with a multi-color coat, weigh the differences between 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 these dogs. 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, its interest in raising this dog increases yearly.
Many 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. They are great family dogs. They are eager to please and easy to train.
Before adopting any popular dog breed, do research first. Getting a dog is a lifelong commitment, so choose a dog that suits your needs, energy, and resources.
These dogs suffer from common health problems, including ear infections and progressive retinal atrophy, so routine vet checks are critical.
For new 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.
Looking for a Mini-Goldendoodle? Check your local shelter or find a reputable breeder.
Garrett Yamasaki is an avid animal lover and takes care of two family pets: an adopted cat and a Goldendoodle dog. He volunteers for the Humane Society of Silicon Valley in his free time, fostering pets before they get adopted and helping train the animals. Garrett enjoys writing about pets, so he started two blogs: We Love Doodles and Miauland.