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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!!

Read on...


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Why Choose A Designer Dog?

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?

What do you think? Would you buy/adopt a "designer dog" (like a Doodle), or are you a purebred kind of person?

Would you consider a designer dog for your next dog?

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What Will My Miniature Goldendoodle Look Like?

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.

Adopt a Pet!!!

Have You Considered Adopting A Dog?

Will you adopt/rescue your next dog?

  • Yes.
  • Yes, I have adopted/rescued before.
  • No.
  • I will buy from a breeder
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Doggie Stuff For Your Doggie!!

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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ChrisImamshah 2 years ago

Great lens. I visited the site you linked to with the list of hybrid dogs but didn't see one that I have owned and it is known as a Pompek (pomeranian mixed with pekinese). You may want to add it if that is your site. I love dogs so truly enjoyed your lens.Gave you a squidlike.


anonymous 2 years ago

i like the Miniature Goldendoodle


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DIY Mary 2 years ago

What a cute and charming lens! These hybrid dogs, especially the ones that are part poodle, are adorable.


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AlphaChic 2 years ago

I've wondered about designer dogs, and this lens gave me a lot of answers. Thanks.


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WatchMovie 2 years ago

Goldendoodles are so cute


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duslan 2 years ago

I have a standard golden doodle and she is awesome!


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goo2eyes lm 2 years ago

i love the designer dogs. blessings for these cutie pies.


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MelonyVaughan 2 years ago

Love the cross breeds! Great lens!


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angelsigh 2 years ago

Loved you lens. I have a Peketese (Maltese/Pekinese) that has Shih tzu markings. Thank you for the great info :)


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SorinVelescu 2 years ago

I really liked your lens. The Goldendoodle is so cute :D

If you want you can check out my favorite small dog breeds here: http://www.squidoo.com/list-small-dog-breeds


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ThePerfectPresent 2 years ago

They are really cute. I would like a small dog someday.


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Cari Kay 11 2 years ago Level 4 Commenter

Awfully cute! We are pound dog people and just big fans of our mutts :)


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PennyHowe 2 years ago

Thanks for the great info and super photos. I love dogs. Great work!


aquarian_insight 2 years ago

What an adorable breed! I have to admit, I was a bit of a purebreed snob (German Shepherds) but that has all changed since my sister got her Puggle! All dogs are beautiful. Thank you for this.


JustaRiter 2 years ago

They are sooooo cute ... remind me of my little doggie


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mistyblue75605 lm 2 years ago

I love dogs! And this breed is absolutely adorable!


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mistyblue75605 lm 2 years ago

Great spotlight on this animal! Good lens! :)P


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dogsrspecial 2 years ago

I liked your lens. My dog looks like a terridoodle, if that

s the word for it. Dogs are great but the hair can be an issue.


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SadSquid 2 years ago

I have to say I wasn't very keen about 'designer dog' mixes, but your point about them having hybrid vigour and not suffering from the genetic problems of inbred pure breed dogs has changed my mind. And they look very cute!


lunaspuppiesparadise 2 years ago

Hey really great lens :) I have a Maltese + Mini Pinscher = Maltipin!


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ShariBerry 2 years ago from Michigan Level 2 Commenter

I wouldn't trade my 2 dogs for anything but I sure wish they didn't shed. The Goldendoodle is a real cutie. Very nice lens


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tvyps 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Cute dog. I have a Cocka-Docka-Peeka-Poo. hahahah! Blessed!


sheezie77 2 years ago

Beautiful lens!


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ae dc 2 years ago

i didn't know there were so many poodle cross-breeds! i have a female lab so maybe i'll find her a poodle mate :)


anonymous 2 years ago

Great lens! I have a strange combination myself, a chihuahua and a pitbull/terrier


anonymous 2 years ago

So cute dogs! Squidlike


anooptu 2 years ago

looking gorgeous


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WriterJanis2 2 years ago Level 4 Commenter

Very cute dogs!


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CottageHomestead 2 years ago

I love Goldendoodles!


Background-Check-Lenses 2 years ago

I find the concept of designer dogs weird :)


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MizzMary 2 years ago

I like the idea of a designer dog, because of the gene pool thing - eewwwww! People who breed their purebred dogs from the same family line are irresponsible and money hungry. What other explanation could there be? Very disturbing, and a good reason to support dogs like the Goldendoodle - which are too cute for words anyway!


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awangbudu 2 years ago

cool lens on purebred dogs they can be your best friends too!


anonymous 2 years ago

Fantastic lens. Thanks for this.


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gottaloveit2 2 years ago Level 4 Commenter

I'm a fan of doggie rescue and know a few goldendoodles who ended up in rescue due to "operator error" - people didn't know they bark, didn't know they'd be . They're great dogs. Blessed.


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kristalulabelle 2 years ago from Wisconsin

When my fiance and I eventually do get a dog, we were thinking of a Labradoodle or Goldendoodle, however, I didn't know that minis were out there! Might be something to think about! Great lens!


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favored 2 years ago from USA Level 7 Commenter

Thanks for the lesson on these cute pups. I think all dogs are designer made, by the Master Designer the Lord. Sometimes I man just takes things a bit too far and the animal gets the short end of it.


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webnaturally lm 2 years ago

Great info! Goldendoodles make great family pets and we love the no shedding aspect!


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ahlaj77 2 years ago

SUPER CUTE DOGS! Love them!


anonymous 23 months ago

Very cute dog, I would love one. :)


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squidoopets 23 months ago

Happy New Year and may 2013 be your best year yet on squidoo and in all that you do!! :D


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LouisaDembul 23 months ago

I miss having dogs, but where we live now it's not possible. We have to make do with our little rabbit!


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LittleLindaPinda 23 months ago from Florida

This breed looks very similar to my friends dog.


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HalloweenRecipes 23 months ago

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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norma-holt 23 months ago Level 4 Commenter

Great lens. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2013 and also on Care for Kittens.


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MariaMontgomery 22 months ago from Central Florida, USA Level 5 Commenter

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.


MarcellaCarlton 22 months ago

Great information and selection of products to purchase. Thanks for sharing!


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allaboutdubai 22 months ago

Love your lens and its presentation. Good job


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jcalbon lm 22 months ago

Nicely done lens! Goldendooodles are adorable.


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Mary Stephenson 22 months ago from California

Dog is cute.


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Carpenter76 20 months ago

Nice dog and lens! We have a regular Poodle. Really sweet and intelligent dogs. Good breed to combine with others :)


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Ted Bergman 20 months ago

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_det...

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


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Mobley5 17 months ago

These designer dogs are so beautiful.

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