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Miniature Goldendoodle

Golden Retriever / Toy or Miniature Poodle Hybrid Dogs

Information and Pictures

Side view - A long-coated, wavy tan Miniature Goldendoodle is sitting in snow looking to the left.

Otis the F1 Mini Goldendoodle— "This is Otis in his first snowfall (he loved it!). He's 9.5 months old and weighs 36 pounds in this picture. He has not yet been professionally groomed, but his shaggy coat is very low maintenance (and we think it's very cute...)." Photo courtesy of Dreamdoodles

Other Names

Mini Goldendoodle

Mini Groodle

Mini Curly Retriever

Mini Goldenoodle

Mini Goldenpoo

Miniature Groodle

Miniature Curly Retriever

Miniature Goldenoodle

Miniature Goldenpoo

Description

The Miniature Goldendoodle is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Golden Retriever and the Toy, Miniature or small Standard Poodle. Some Miniature Goldendoodles are being bred as a first cross between a Golden Retriever and a Miniature Poodle. Some have Toy Goldendoodle in it. These two smaller sizes of Goldendoodles are achieved sometimes by surgical insemination or artificial insemination, but not all breeders perform this method of breeding. The resulting puppies may or may not be miniature in size. The theory is that they will be somewhere in between the Miniature Poodle's size and the Golden Retriever's size. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Ask the breeder you contact which method of breeding they used to produce the Mini Goldendoodle. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

There are a few different ways breeders are producing Goldendoodles.

F1 = 50% Golden Retriever and 50% Poodle: This is Golden to Poodle cross; this is first generation, resulting in healthier offspring. Hair type can be smooth like a Golden or wavy/shaggy or occasionally wiry like an Irish wolfhound (but with a softer feel); they can shed or not shed; pups in the same litter can vary.

F1-B = 25% Golden Retriever and 75% Poodle (F1 Goldendoodle and Poodle cross): This is Goldendoodle bred back to Poodle.

F2 = F1 Goldendoodle and F1 Goldendoodle cross: With this combination you get the same percentage of Golden Poodle mix as you would an F1 Goldendoodle.

F3 = F2 Goldendoodle and F2 Goldendoodle cross.

Multi-generation = F3 or higher generation Goldendoodle and F3 or higher generation Goldendoodle cross.

Recognition

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

Front view - A long-coated, wavy tan Miniature Goldendoodle is laying in snow with a green tennis ball between its front paws. There is snow on its face.

Otis the F1 Mini Goldendoodle at 9½ months old, photo courtesy of Dreamdoodles

Upper body shot view from the side - A wavy-coated, tan Miniature Goldendoodle is standing in snow looking to the right of its body. It has snow all over its face.

Otis the F1 Mini Goldendoodle at 9½ months old, photo courtesy of Dreamdoodles

Front view - A wavy-coated, tan Miniature Goldendoodle is standing outside in grass and its head is tilted to the right.

Otis the F1 Mini Goldendoodle at 5 months old— "His mother was a Golden Retriever and his father was a Miniature apricot Poodle. He is a wonderful dog, he is affectionate and smart and he was very easy to train. Otis is extremely friendly with people and dogs; he can charm anyone with his goofy way. And he doesn't shed! We think he'll end up at around 35-40 pounds when fully grown." Photo Courtesy of Dreamdoodles

Close up upper body shot - A wavy, tan Miniature Goldendoodle is laying on a light green carpet and there is a coffee table in front of it.

Otis the F1 Mini Goldendoodle at 5 months old (Golden Retriever mother / Miniature apricot Poodle father), photo courtesy of Dreamdoodles

View from the front - A tan Miniature Goldendoodle is laying in grass with a plush green dragon toy in front of it.

Otis the F1 Mini Goldendoodle puppy at 10 weeks old (Golden Retriever mother / Miniature apricot Poodle father), photo courtesy of Dreamdoodles

View from the top looking down - A cream Miniature Goldendoodle is laying in grass and looking up.

"This is my puppy Maggie May at just about 8 weeks. She is a Miniature Goldendoodle F1. Father was Mini Poodle and mother was a Golden Retriever. She has a weird ear. Her left ear never grew properly, but she can hear perfectly out of it. It just isn't long enough to flop over like her right ear does."

A cream colored Miniature Goldendoodle is sleeping on a small child-sized Dora the Explorer couch.

This is Maverick, our Mini Goldendoodle sleeping on his couch bed.

View from the top looking down - A sleepy-looking tan Miniature Goldendoodle is laying down on a tan carpet and looking forward.

Sully the Mini Goldendoodle puppy at 2½ months old, weighing 10 pounds

Front view - A red with a tuft of white Miniature Goldendoodle puppy is sitting in a black leather computer chair.

8-week-old Mini Goldendoodle puppy, photo courtesy of Ayers Pampered Pets