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GENERALBreed group: Sporting Type: Hybrid
Talent: Agility, Hunting, Jogging, Narcotics detection, Obedience, Retrieving, Search & rescue, Tricks, Watchdog
PHYSICALSize: Small Weight: 20-30 pounds Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Curly
Fur Color: Dark Brown / Chocolate, Light Brown / Golden, White / Cream
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: 10-14 years Rarity: Common Availability: Easily available
Climate: Not good for cold climate
The Miniature Goldendoodle is a mix between purebred Golden Retriever and purebred Poodle( miniature Poodle). They are called hybrid dogs due to their origination from two different pure breeds. These dogs are small in size with a height that should be no more than 20 inches and weigh 15-30 pounds but this can change from dog to dog. They are bred for the purpose of companionship, use in dog therapies and for people who need Golden Retriever qualities with less shedding. These dogs display excellent characteristics inherited from two parent breeds. They are intelligent, friendly, gentle and human oriented. They are found in different colours and their coat type may change from dog to dog.
These dogs are found in different colours like white, cream, apricot, gold and red.
They can have a dense and curly coat of a Poodle or a smooth and straight coat of a Retriever or a mix of both that is soft, dense and slightly wavy coat.
The Miniature Goldendoodles are gentle, affable, loving, social and very human loving dogs. They are very gentle and kind to children and show patient and tolerant nature when playing with them. These dogs love to spend time with their family more than anything else. They like to be center of attention and make very good companion dogs. These dogs are social and get along well with other dogs and pets in the family. They, however, are wary of unfamiliar guests and will signal their arrival to their family. This makes them good watch dogs. The Miniature Goldendoodles are excellent dogs to have as family pets as well as companion dogs.
Their Poodle type coat will need to be trimmed or clipped once every 4-6 weeks where as their Poodle like coat will need to be groomed on more regular basis. Both coats will need to be brushed regularly.
The Miniature Goldendoodles are extremely intelligent dogs that have two parent breeds which rank 2nd and 3rd on dog intelligence test. They are easily trainable dogs and can learn to perform different simple and more complex tricks.
The Miniature Goldendoodles are high energy dogs and will need fair amount of exercise to relieve their energy. A daily walk is a must along with play and running opportunities.