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All About Mini Goldendoodles: A Top Family Dog

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Mini Goldendoodles are indeed one of the finest family dogs and easily get along well in any home or family.  Mini Goldendoodles are another doodle breed that is smaller than others and in addition to the multiple other imaginative crosses that we explore in our article What is with the Doodle? 20 Doodles You Need to Know

These adorable little dogs will steal your heart with their loving personality, loyalty intelligence, and of course adorableness!  With high intelligence, loyalty, and playfulness, Mini Goldendoodles are truly a dog lover’s delight. These ever-friendly dogs will fill your home with joy and happiness. 

What is a Mini Goldendoodle?

Mini Goldendoodles is a hybrid dog that is developed by crossing a Miniature Poodle with a Golden Retriever. These dogs possess the most lovable traits of both their ancestors. Mini Goldendoodles are intelligent, easy to train and make great family pets.


Mini Goldendoodle Breed Summary


Stats Description
Dog Breed Group Hybrid, Mixes
Purpose Companion 
Ancestry Golden Retriever, Mini Poodle 
Average Height 13 to 20 inches at the shoulder
Weight Range 15 to 36 pounds
Energy level  Moderate to high
Exercise requirements Around 30 minutes per day
Features Thick shaggy coat, low-shedding
Life Expectancy 10 to 15 years 

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How big does a Mini Goldendoodle Get?

When fully grown, a Mini Goldendoodle will measure 13 to 20 inches high at the wither. When fully grown adorable these hybrid dogs will weigh between 15 to 35 pounds.


Many dog lovers find this to be the perfect size of a dog that is able to keep up with the family yet is portable and adaptable as well.  

Are Mini Goldendoodles Good Dogs: The temperament of a Mini Goldendoodle

Yes, Mini Goldendoodles are good dogs!  Mini Goldendoodles are friendly, loyal, and affectionate dogs that live for companionship. They thrive on being part of household activity. These dogs can easily be included during family picnics and other outdoor activities.  Mini Goldendoodles are extremely affectionate and are receptive to people of all ages. They make amazing companions for children and other pets. Mini Goldendoodles are very loyal and can do anything to please their owners. 


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Intelligent and fun dogs Mini doodles make great family dogs

Mini Goldendoodles are curious, playful, and sporty dogs. They’re charming and intelligent but sometimes may also be mischievous. Mini Goldendoodles learn things very quickly and that makes them quite easy to train. When bored or left alone for a longer duration of time, Mini Goldendoodles can indulge in destructive behavior. 


Mini Goldendoodles are an adaptable designer breed. They can live a good life in apartments as long as they get the regular exercise they need. This little happy-go-lucky charmer is well-suited for novice owners. These little dogs have a fairly good tolerance for hot and cold atmospheres.


Mini Goldendoodles need early socialization and exposure to different people, animals, and places. This will ensure that your Mini Goldendoodle puppy grows up to be a well-rounded dog.

What to Look For in a Mini Goldendoodle?


Getting your first Mini Goldendoodle can be very exciting. There is no better way to see how your Mini Goldendoodle will grow up than by looking at his parents. Make sure the Mini Goldendoodle puppy that you are picking out is as healthy as possible. Look out for any signs of poor health such as unusual gait, laziness, runny nose, ear or tooth infections, etc.


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Take care in choosing your Mini Goldendoodle look for bright and well socialized puppy

Choose a Mini Goldendoodle puppy that is friendly and freely socializes with people. Look at the medical records of the puppy’s parents to look for any genetic conditions.


Mini Goldendoodles are like small kids and heavily rely on our care as pet parents! You must give your Mini Goldendoodles high-quality food, care for their grooming needs, and provide physical and mental stimulation.


What Problems Can Mini Goldendoodles Have?


Like any genetic cross your puppy can have the next of both breeds or undesirable traits of both breeds.  A breeders job is to ensure that you are getting the best of both breeds and highly reputable breeders will do that and then ensure that with an OFA certification as being free from genetic diseases, and they may also be AKC Community Canines


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It is important to work with a reputable breeder to get your Mini Goldendoodle

Nevertheless, each puppy you desire to purchase should be veterinary checked and health-certified before leaving the breeder for its new home come with a health guarantee.


How Much Does a Mini Goldendoodle Puppy Cost?


You should expect to pay between $2,500 to $3,000 an up for a Mini Goldendoodle from a reputable breeder.  This may seem like a lot but as our expert breeder in our article Baby German Shepherd Cost: Advice From the Experts noted: Vet medical costs and the heartbreak of health issues in adult dogs indicate that if you are in love with this breed an experienced breeder with superior bloodlines is very beneficial for the long term health and wellness of your dog.


Additionally, it was noted that the high cost of purchasing a dog from a breeder is not that high when we consider all that goes into breeding a healthy and well-socialized dog from the breeder’s perspective and that the dog will be a lifelong friend, companion and perhaps working dog (in the case of a Mini Goldendoodle they may actually be an ESA), the cost of a purebred dog is very reasonable.


How to Find a Reputable Mini Goldendoodle Dog Breeder?


Just like in our article how much does a Baby German Shepherd Cost: Advice From the Experts we discussed the importance of finding a reputable breeder, this applies to Mini Goldendoodles as well.


Ms. Bennet, an expert German Shepherd breeder on the Central Coast of California indicated that a reputable breeder should provide you with education about the breed, provide a written health warranty, references and reviews and provide health records of their breeding dogs. They should give health records of their puppies reflecting proper deworming and vaccinations according to age and no puppy should ever leave the breeder prior to 8 weeks of age.


Early care of developing puppies is also important and the way the breeder starts the puppies out in life. Central Coast German Shepherds provides ENS – Early Neuro Stimulation beginning at 3 days old.  Early neurological stimulation (ENS) has been proposed to enhance the natural abilities of dogs. “This kind of stimulation involves subjecting pups aged between 3 and 16 days to mild forms of stimulation leading to “stress,” and is said to lead to faster maturation and better problem-solving abilities later in life and stronger immune system support,” says Bennett.  


This is applicable to Mini Goldendoodles just as to German Shepherds, so it is important when looking for your next forever companion to heed her advice and find a Mini Goldendoodle breeder that meets these criteria.  


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