Designer Dogs-What Is A Miniature Goldendoodle?

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What Is A Miniature Goldendoodle?

Designer dogs are all the rage, and the "Doodle" is one of the most popular. The "Labradoodle" is a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Standard Poodle, While the Goldendoodle is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Standard Poodle. The Doodle makes a great family dog, they usually don't shed (or shed very little) , and are, for the most part, easy to train.
So, what the heck is a Miniature Goldendoodle? Have some breeders actually crossed a Golden Retriever with a Toy Poodle?
Why yes they did!!

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Why Choose A Designer Dog?

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A designer dog is a cross between two “purebred” dogs, or between a purebred dog and a designer dog, say a Golden Retriever and a Goldendoodle.While many people will say these designer dogs are not breeds at all, and according to AKC they’re not, they make great dogs without many of the genetic problems of their purebred parents.

Here’s the thing…breeders of purebred dogs are held to strict standards of what can be bred and what can’t, and the end result is quite a few purebreeds with “thin” lines. There is also a problem with many breeders breeding too close, ie. a male with a daughter, neice,grand-daughter, etc. There’s a reason this is discouraged in the human species, and it holds true in the dog world too. When the available pool of breeding pairs is thin, then all kinds of genetic problems creep up, and these are passed down from generation to generation.

And so, the designer dog was born!


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Miniature Goldendoodle- A Doodle In A Small Package

As we mentioned above, a Miniature Goldendoodle is usually the result of breeding a Golden Retriever with a Small Poodle. If you are not familiar with these two breeds, you can click the links below to learn more about them:

Golden Retriever
Miniature Poodle

Designer Dog or Purebred Dog?

Would you consider a designer dog for your next dog?

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  • joanne Apr 14, 2013 @ 1:48 pm
    Miniture goldendoodle which way was this paring done as the poodle is considerable smaller than the labrador
  • Ranae Mar 18, 2013 @ 8:32 pm
    Mixes or mutts are more healthy. I've only had heinz57's & have been blessed with good, health & longevity. Great dogs!
  • COUNTRYLUTHIER Feb 06, 2013 @ 11:08 am
    I think so. I had an Australian shep at one time and can see a mix for a pet. COUNTRYLUTHIER blessed!
  • English-lion Jan 16, 2013 @ 1:33 pm
    I don't see them as breeds, they are mutts by definition. I hate that "breeders" are charging so much for them. that said I grow up with a mixed breed a miniature Collie, Pekinese mix .. he defiantly had personality and very good natured and my parents paid $20.00 for him at the time.
  • Dainmist Jan 08, 2013 @ 6:42 am
    i love dogs...and thinking of having a german shephard

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What Will My Miniature Goldendoodle Look Like?

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Determining the eventual size, weight, and hair type of a Miniature Goldendoodle when they are puppies can be tough, as they can vary wildly from litter to litter, and even litter mates can turn out quite differently. AKC (American Kennel Club) defines a “Miniature” as a dog weighing 25 pounds or less, and 15 inches or less in height at the withers (the highest point of the shoulder).

While you can be pretty sure that a miniature wont be the size of a regular doodle, the retriever genes seem to dominate sometimes and you could end up with a dog in the 30 pound range, and/or with long legs and therefore much taller than 15 inches. Then again, some miniature goldendoodles will end up in the 15 to 20 pound range and not even close to 15 inches in height.

About the only thing you can be sure of is that the Miniature Doodle will more than likely be smaller than the average Standard Doodle.

As far as Miniature Goldendoodle hair goes, well that can vary wildly too. A Goldendoodle’s coat can range from fine and barely wavey, to thick and curly. On the latter, the curls are usually “loose”, and we have yet to see a Goldendoodle with tight, poodle-like curls.


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Adopt Your next Dog!

If you are considering a new pet for your home, then consider this…there are literally MILLIONS of homeless dogs and cats that need a good home, and will give you years of love in return. . If you are looking for a certain breed, or a designer dog, they are available too. Yes, adopting a pet can be a serious pain in the patootie, and the process you have to go through might make you think you are applying for a job at the CIA, but the good folks at your local dog rescue are just trying to assure that once adopted, the dog will stay adopted and in a loving home. No, you can’t just walk in and pay your money like the pet store at the mall, but then again, you won’t be supporting your local puppy mill.

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More Dog Information That Might Interest You

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A List Of More Designer Dogs

Here is a list of more Hybrid Dog “breeds”, Just click on the link to learn more about the dog…

Goldendoodles

Labradoodles

Airedoodle

Cav-A-Mo

Cavapoo

Maltipoo

Puggle

Cockapoo

Jack A Poo

Morkie

Schnoodle


You can find more HERE

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  • Mobley5 Jun 30, 2013 @ 4:47 am
    These designer dogs are so beautiful.
  • susieface Mar 22, 2013 @ 9:33 am
    Had a great time with this lens! Thanks! - I have a friend with a smart, loving Labradoodle, so don't get me wrong when I suggest you might get a little laugh over an article I wrote about some cross breeding experiments that went "horribly wrong." Here's the link. http://www.dogsandcatsgohollywood.com/articles_detail.php?id=1
    If you're uncomfortable w/an unsolicited link,check out my lenses, several about cats and dogs - Thanks again for your time and expertise - sincerely, Ted
  • Carpenter76 Mar 13, 2013 @ 2:34 pm
    Nice dog and lens! We have a regular Poodle. Really sweet and intelligent dogs. Good breed to combine with others :)
  • mary-stephenson Jan 23, 2013 @ 9:37 pm
    Dog is cute.
  • jcalbon Jan 17, 2013 @ 7:34 pm
    Nicely done lens! Goldendooodles are adorable.
  • allaboutdubai Jan 11, 2013 @ 12:47 am
    Love your lens and its presentation. Good job
  • MarcellaCarlton Jan 08, 2013 @ 6:03 am
    Great information and selection of products to purchase. Thanks for sharing!
  • Mia-Mia Jan 07, 2013 @ 7:51 pm
    Great lens. Well done! I'm not familiar with this breed, and enjoyed reading about it. You may enjoy reading about my little Maltese, C.C., in "Living With and Caring for a Maltese". The url is: my-favorite-maltese
    I'm looking forward to reading more of your dog lenses. See you around Squidoo.
  • skiesgreen Jan 07, 2013 @ 6:48 am
    Great lens. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2013 and also on Care for Kittens.
  • Halloweenkitchenwitch Jan 07, 2013 @ 2:08 am
    A friend of my has a goldendoodle and she is a very sweet pooch. I am more of a White Shepherd girl myself, but I enjoy meeting and watching all types of animals.

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