Goldendoodle Size Guide: From Standard to Micro Mini - Understanding Your Perfect Companion
What is a Goldendoodle?
Goldendoodles are hybrid designer dogs created by crossing a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. They are popular for their friendly and sociable personalities as well as their low-shedding coats. Goldendoodles come in three sizes: Standard, Miniature, and micro mini Goldendoodle. The size of a Goldendoodle varies based on the size of each parent and their generation. Goldendoodles from standard-sized parents will generally reach their full size by 18 months. Goldendoodles from miniature and micro-sized parents may reach their full size by 12 months.
What size Goldendoodle is the best?
Goldendoodle size is an important factor when considering adding a Goldendoodle to your family. Goldendoodles are known for being active, friendly, and loyal companions. Depending on their size, Goldendoodles may require different amounts of exercise. Larger Goldendoodles will need more exercise than smaller Goldendoodles and may be better suited for
larger homes or open spaces where they can run and play freely. Smaller Goldendoodles may require less exercise and do well in smaller homes or apartments, but still need daily walks. You might also consider your age when considering size. If you fear you might be getting older and unable to lift a larger size then you might opt for a smaller Goldendoodle. I will include a chart below to give a better quick comparison guide.
The Standard Goldendoodle is the largest size of Goldendoodle, reaching an average height of 22-24 inches and an average weight of 55-90 pounds. They are considered a large breed and need lots of exercise and mental stimulation. Some common traits associated with Standard Goldendoodles are intelligence, loyalty, and trainability. Standard Goldendoodles are perfect for families with larger homes and plenty of outdoor space where they can run and play. They make excellent family companions and can live up to 15 years with proper care and nutrition. With its loving disposition, the Standard Goldendoodle is sure to bring joy to any home!
The Mini Goldendoodle is the next size down from the Standard Goldendoodle, reaching an average height of 14-17 inches and an average weight of 25-35 pounds. They are considered a medium breed and require moderate exercise to stay healthy. Some common traits associated with Mini Goldendoodles are affectionate, gentle, and eager to please. Mini Goldendoodles are ideal for families with smaller homes or apartments where they can still enjoy a good walk or run around the yard. Mini Goldendoodles typically live up to 13-15 years old with proper care and nutrition. The Mini Goldendoodle is sure to be a loving addition to any home!
Micro Mini Goldendoodle
The Micro Mini Goldendoodle is the smallest size of Goldendoodle, reaching an average height of 12-14 inches and an average weight of 18-25 pounds. They are considered a small breed and need moderate to minimal exercise to stay healthy. Some common traits associated with Micro Mini Goldendoodles are intelligence, adaptability, and playful personalities. Micro Mini Goldendoodles are perfect for families who live in smaller homes or apartments and prefer to stay indoors but can still enjoy outdoor activities like going for long walks, hikes, or playing fetch. Micro Mini Goldendoodles typically have a lifespan of 12-14 years with proper care and nutrition.
Goldendoodle Sizes: Are There Health Issues Associated With Size?
One of the biggest questions we get asked is whether are there health issues associated with this breed or attached to a particular size. To answer the first question, every living thing can have health issues. We genetic test all our parents through Pawprint Genetics and Embark Genetics to ensure we are breeding the healthiest FUR babies we can.
In regards to a particular size, Standard Goldendoodles can be prone to meniscus tears if spayed and neutering is done too early (before a year). Minis and micros are less sensitive and can be spayed and neutered earlier. We have not noticed any particular health issue associated with the size.
Personal Opinion - If you are looking for a Goldendoodle to weigh around 15lbs or smaller we would suggest looking into another breed such as the Malti-poo breed, which is naturally a teacup size and has a very similar disposition to the Goldendoodle breed. Before selecting any puppy it is important to conduct your own research.
Goldendoodle Sizes: Which One Should You Get?
No matter the size, Goldendoodles make great family pets and loyal companions. They are intelligent, friendly, and can be trained easily. Goldendoodle size should not be the only factor considered when deciding. Consider which coat and generation type is best for your home. Is there a specific gender that you feel would be best for your family? Are you looking for a certain color? These are all factors and questions you should be asking yourself before you make a final decision. Once you have decided on the size and type of Goldendoodle that is best for your family, be sure to provide them with proper care and nutrition to ensure a long, healthy life.