A Miniature Goldendoodle is a mixed-breed dog, a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. Over the last couple years, intentional crossing of Golden Retrievers and Poodles became popular in both North America and Australia. The Miniature Goldendoodle is usually bred to be a family companion dog. Some are bred and selected for careers in service to humans as Guide Dogs, Therapy Dogs and other types of assistance dogs.
Some people select a Miniature Goldendoodle because they love Golden Retrievers, but would prefer a dog that doesn’t shed and is 1/3 the size of a standard Goldendoodle. Others may desire a dog that may not affect their allergies. Grooming requirements are as varied as coat types. Mini Goldendoodles can make good bird dogs if they inherit those characteristics from the Golden Retriever parent. Mini Goldendoodles are often are good swimmers, a characteristic of both parent breeds.
Like any other cross-breed, the Mini Goldendoodle varies from individual to individual, displaying differences in size, coat type, and color. A Mini Goldendoodle’s size is generally somewhere between that of the Poodle and the Golden Retriever parents, and the range includes standard, medium and miniature. Some standard-sized Goldendoodles have weighed over 100 pounds. Upon reaching adulthood, a standard Goldendoodle will often weigh 45 pounds or more; a medium Goldendoodle will weigh between 30-45 pounds, and a miniature Goldendoodle will weigh approximately 15 to 30 pounds.
The Miniature Goldendoodle is the best option for someone who Loves labs and Golden retrievers but wants a lapdog and no shedding.