Are you a fan of long haired dogs? if so then you’ll love a Goldendoodle. There are many different types of Goldendoodles, all of which have different sizes. This is because the Goldendoodle is a crossbreed that is the result of a poodle and a golden retriever mixing. The golden retriever is usually one standard size so the variation in size of the Goldendoodle comes from the poodle genetics.
Due to the size of the poodle that was used in the breeding, your long haired Goldendoodle could be a variety of sizes. You never really know what genetics is going to do and breeding one sized dog with a dog breed that has a few different sizes means that your Goldendoodle could be anywhere from a small dog to a large dog.
There are three main poodles that could have been used in the breeding, but you can’t always count on these three being used because there are subcategories and other genetic outliers that come into play. If a standard poodle was used, then it’s generally considered a mid- sized dog, but there is a miniature poodle that could be considered a mid- sized dog also, however it’s a little on the smaller side. Lastly, there’s a toy poodle, which is often described as a purse dog because they can fit inside of a small purse. These three poodles will add variation in size to your Goldendoodle. Although it will never be as small as a toy poodle, there’s a range of sizes it could be. Here’s some more information on your Goldendoodle and when you can expect them to be fully grown.
The Breeding Process and Size Variations
Because of the variation in size of the parents, the Goldendoodle can be a rough dog to estimate the size of. The size of your dog, however, is very important and it’s something you want to know. The dog size dictates whether your home is large enough for it and whether you’ll be able to handle it. You don’t want to bring home a puppy who becomes a surprise Great Dane because of the cross breed you selected.
You don’t have to worry about having a wildly huge dog because the poodle will bring that height down. But, one thing you can do is ask the breeder to give you a Goldendoodle that was bred with a Toy Poodle. This will likely give you a dog you can pick up easily. If you have an apartment and a smaller space, then this will work perfectly for you since they don’t take up as much space as a large dog would.
If you’re not concerned about that, then you can get the Standard Poodle bred with a Golden Retriever, which will be a larger mid- sized dog. You shouldn’t have trouble managing this dog size and it’ll still fit on your lap. Their body just might be on the couch while they do it. This will satisfy your bigger dog needs, but you won’t end up with a humongous dog that’s taller than you when it stands on its hind legs.
What Age are they Fully Grown
On average, dogs take about one year to grow, however genetics does play a part in how quick they grow. Some of the smaller Goldendoodles will reach its full size before a year is over. You’ll see this in Miniature and Small Goldendoodles who don’t have as much to grow. In contrast, the Large Goldendoodlemight take a year or over, depending on genetics and how large their parents were.
How Big will your Goldendoodle Be
Of course, the size of the Goldendoodle is dictated by the size of its parents, but there are a few generalizations that you can make about the different Goldendoodles. First of all, you can expect the miniature Goldendoodle to be around 13 to 20 inches in height. Then, you can expect the small or standard Goldendoodles to be around 17 to 20 inches tall. Lastly, if you have a large standard goldendoodle, you can expect them to be around 20 to 24 inches tall.
Of course, the weight factors into the size of the Goldendoodle also. A miniature goldendoodle, which is one that is mixed with a toy poodle and a golden retriever, will be around 15 to 35 pounds. This means that they are easily picked up and they probably won’t drag you on the leash. They’re also less likely to cause damage around your house and they require less walks. Consider your living situation and whether you need a small dog.
The small standard Goldendoodle, which is a Golden Retriever with a miniature poodle, can weigh around 40 to 50 lb. This is a heavier mid-sized dog, but the size can still be manageable for people who want a medium sized dog. While you won’t be able to pick up his dog as easy, it won’t be able to drag you on the leash as much or knock you over. This is still a good size dog for an apartment or a home that doesn’t have as much space.
Finally, the larger standard Goldendoodle is mixed with a standard poodle, which is larger than a toy poodle or miniature poodle. You can expect them to be around 50 to 90 lbs, which means when coupled with their height, they are quite a sizable dog. They’re able to drag you on the leash and be a little bit more difficult to deal with energy-wise and exercises wise. However, if you want a larger dog, then this is a perfect dog for you because it’s on the smaller end of the larger dogs.
Definitely consider the Goldendoodle that fits best for your lifestyle so they both of you and your dog are happy.
You Don’t Understand Your Goldendoodle!
If you want to own a Goldendoodle, or own one, you need to know about them first. Getting a Goldendoodle when you’re unfamiliar with them is a bad idea as you won’t know the proper way to look after them. For your dog to have the best health, be comfortable in your home and presence, you need to understand them fully.
If you want to be a better dog owner, learn how to bring up your dog, and increase the well-being of your dog, you can use our Canine Solutions book. With it, you’ll learn about a wide range of topics that are specific to training your dog and knowing more about how to care for your dog/s. This book will help to improve your dogs well being as well as increase its lifespan over a few years depending on the breed. There are also a bunch of tips in there that’ll save you loads of time and money when it comes to looking after your dog, buying new ones, cleaning, and making your dog comfortable around your home.
Whether you are a new dog owner, have owned a dog for years, or just love dogs, our Canine Solutions book will give you an in-depth explanation of the many everyday things that people struggle with as dog owners and will help you maintain your dog around your home. A lot of our readers have used this book to be better dog owners and increase the well being of their dog along with their lifespan.
How Long will you have a Puppy
Puppies are small, adorable dogs that can do no wrong most of the time. This is when they’re the smallest they’ll ever be and you can hold them and cradle them in your arms like a small child. They need a lot of help doing things and they are high-energy. You’ll definitely want to know how long they’ll stay like this so then you can prep for new toys and beds that you might need to buy.
The puppy phase of your Goldendoodles life starts right after they’re born. The puppy phase lasts varying lengths dependent on the type of Goldendoodle you have. For example, the small Goldendoodles will likely be a puppy until around nine months of age. They likely have reached their adult size and weight by that point, even though they might still exhibit some puppy-like behavior. As they approach nine months, you’ll notice them getting bigger and wanting to do more things on their own. This is when you should start buying more toys and beds to accommodate their new size and keep them busy.
The larger goldendoodles will be finished with their puppy phase when they’re around 15 months old. At this time, they should be their adult size and weight, so you won’t have to worry about them getting bigger after this. You should know that you might need to start feeding your dog more food since they’re getting bigger and just make sure that they’re still getting puppy food until 15 months.
Because they’re puppies and they’re growing, their nutrition is very important. If you’re unsure about their weight or behaviors at this time and then you should visit your vet. What you do at this point in their lives will dictate what kind of dog they are later and making sure they’re getting the proper nutrition is important so that they reach their full weight and height healthily.
Activity Level and your Growing Goldendoodle
In general, the Goldendoodle is an active dog breed, which means they’ll always love playtime. Their individual breeds are active dogs, and together they maintain that personality. They’re smart and would do well with interactive toys (View on Amazon) that require them to think so that they can tire themselves out.
Activity level is dictated by size, so even though all of the Goldendoodles are active, some might require more exercise than others. The smaller ones need less walks and exercise than the larger ones. Also, the larger ones might need more naps because they need more exercise. This doesn’t mean that the small ones don’t need playtime. They just need less. This means the Goldendoodle you have should be dictated by the time you have in your schedule to spend with them.
Now that you have more information about the Goldendoodle, you can provide for the one you have or make better decisions about the one you will get. Just remember, that once they’re fully grown, you’ll have to adapt to their new habits and behaviours, but you’ll still have the playful, nice dog you had when they were puppies.