FAQs on Mini Goldendoodles for Adoption
If you have never raised a Mini Goldendoodle puppy, are you ever in for a lot of fun! Still, keep some things in mind before you fill out our Puppy Application form. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
Are Mini Goldendoodles hypoallergenic?
Yes, but… the term, hypoallergenic, means that they are less likely to affect allergies. It does not mean that they are allergy free. It depends on the severity of your allergies. To help minimize the risk, we genetically coat test all of our parent dogs to select the most allergy friendly traits.
Do Mini Goldendoodles shed?
Yes and no. Certain breeds are considered ‘non-shedding’. This is a term used for dogs that shed very little. They will not shed seasonally, or leave fur all over your clothing and furniture. They also have a coat that’s more like hair than coarse fur. As mentioned above, we do genetic testing for not only health but coat traits that help us select the most ideal pairings for minimally shedding offspring.
Does a Mini Goldendoodle need grooming every day?
That depends on how active your puppy is, coat type and length. Active dogs (swimming and running in woods) and those with long coats will need daily brushing. Even though he sheds much less, his coat will need more maintenance than a flat coat breed. If you want lower maintenance, keeping the coat short is a good idea!
How big do Mini Goldendoodles get?
Our puppies will grow to weigh between 25 and 35lb, with an occasional Petite sized puppy which will be less than 25lbs.
What is a multigenerational Goldendoodle?
A multigenerational (also known as multigen) Goldendoodle is a cross that doesn’t have a filial label such as F1, F1B, etc.
The Goldendoodle Association of North America defines a multigen as this:
“Multigen = Two Goldendoodle parents – One parent must be an F1B or multigen. A Poodle or a Golden Retriever bred to a multigen Goldendoodle also constitutes a multigen.”
Because we see more consistency in coat traits, most of our puppies will be multigen, with an occasional F1B, or F2B litter.
What are the sizes of Goldendoodles?
This breed’s versatility is not limited to his temperament. No, indeed! Actually, according to the Goldendoodle Association, there are 4 sizes.
- PETITE: Up to 25lb, under 14in tall at the withers.
- MINI: 25lb to 35lb, 14in to 17in at withers.
- MEDIUM: 36lb to 50lb, 17in to 21in at withers.
- STANDARD: 51lb or more, over 21in at withers.
Final size is measured at adulthood at the withers (where the neck meets the back, at shoulder blades). Remember that the breeder is making an educated guess as to the mature size. No breeder can guarantee what we can’t control.
What is a Mini Goldendoodle’s temperament?
We strive for a balanced mix of the parent breeds, which includes friendliness, energetic, and a desire to please. Please keep in mind that with any purpose bred cross, puppies can take on more or fewer traits of the original parent breeds.
Are Mini Goldendoodles good with children?
Most dogs are great with children, including Goldendoodles, with proper supervision. But puppies? They are high energy, just like young kids, which can be a challenge. Puppies may use your little ones as chew toys, jump on them, and in general, be a little overbearing. As the parent, you know your children best. Can they handle the growing pains that puppies bring? If not, an adult dog that’s already beyond the baby shark stage might be a better option.
The good news is that puppies do grow up and settle down, especially with proper training and consistency.
Are Mini Goldendoodles good with other dogs?
In general, yes! As a bonus, adult dogs in the home help new puppies learn the ropes, and also provide additional companionship. If you do not have a second dog, your puppy would do well with play dates.
What is the price of a Mini Goldendoodle puppy?
The price range is $2000 for males and $2100 for females.
What’s the lifespan of a Mini Goldendoodle?
As a rule of thumb, the smaller breeds tend to live longer. Environmental factors also play a role in longevity. On average, a healthy Mini Goldendoodle can live 10-15 years.