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 A Goldendoodle is a mixture between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle; the Poodle part of the mix can be one of the three sizes of Poodles, Standard (the largest), Miniature and Toy. Standard Goldendoodles typically range from 22 inches (to the shoulder) to 26/27inches although on occasions they can reach the dizzy heights of 29 inches or more. Whilst being totally adorable, we found that Standard Goldendoodles can sometimes be just too big for some families so we decided to look at also breeding a ‘scaled down’ version, leading us to look towards Miniatures. We discovered that Miniatures are a new phenomenon in the UK but that there is a huge variation in heights according to the size of Poodle in the mixture

Dylan Standard F1        Dixie Miniature F1Pepper F1 7 MonthsNelly

 

We have the potential to breed the very smallest Miniatures known as Petites, up to Mediums, the largest of which can mature to around Golden Retriever size.

ChesterDeep Red Puppy

We are now in the position to produce different sizes of 'Miniatures'. We are very excited to be the first breeder of 'Petite' Goldendoodles, which have the same characteristics as larger Goldendoodles but in a smaller package! They are likely to average around 14 inches to the shoulder, and we can more or less guarantee that no Standard size puppies will appear in a litter of Petites. Our  Miniature puppies tend to average approximately 16-17 inches to the shoulder, around Cocker Spaniel size, although normally a little stockier. We also can breed Medium Miniatures who average around 18-22 inches to the shoulder, so perfect for families wanting a 'dog sized dog' but not a pony! All these different types of Miniatures result in a perfect family sized companion coupled with the gorgeous teddy bear looks that the Goldendoodle is renowned for, and wonderful, gentle, friendly temperaments which are second to none.  It is important to be aware that we cannot guarantee size as puppies could reach the size of either parent or potentially taller.

PLEASE BE AWARE that in an F1 mating, or any mating from any generation with a larger parent, because one parent is  Golden Retriever size, then puppies can easily reach the size of a Golden Retriever when mature, although they are not normally as heavy. This is despite the sire being a Miniature Poodle. This will apply to any puppy from any F1 mating (or any mating of a later generation with a larger parent) with a Miniature or even a small Toy Poodle regardless of the size of Miniature or Toy Poodle and regardless of the breeder. I have had so many people contact me to tell me that their puppy has grown to be much larger than expected as their breeder told them they would be Cocker Spaniel size! In a mating with one large parent this is very, very unlikely as a Miniature Poodle is around Cocker Spaniel size itself and the resulting puppies from a mating between a Cocker Spaniel sized dog and a Golden Retriever sized dog isn't likely to result in Cocker Spaniel size progeny!  You are likely to get puppies that mature to around 18-22 inches to the shoulder on average but this cannot be guaranteed.  If you would like a dog who will most likely mature to around Cocker Spaniel size then BOTH parents need to be Cocker Spaniel size. This means this isn't going to be an F1 mating or any mating with a larger parent.  Here at Kizzabella we do have the potential to breed the smaller Miniatures and Petites, these will not be F1 puppies. as that would be impossible! However the puppies coat types do range between the looser, wavy coats  to the more curly coats and some puppies will be indistinguishable from F1 puppies in looks.

Another common confusion is that dogs will be bigger than bitches. In general with purebred dogs, males in a litter are usually larger when adult but this certainly isn't always the case when breeding from parents of different sizes as there is no gender related size difference in puppies from parents of different sizes. 

 

Barney Medium F1b

Goldendoodles are, in our opinion, the perfect dog! As well as being gorgeous to look at, they have excellent temperaments being gentle, biddable and beautifully natured. Both the Golden Retriever and the Poodle are in the top four most intelligent dog breeds, and whilst this is often what attracts people to the breed, it is important to realise that with this intelligence comes the potential to make mischief…..you need to have plenty of time to keep them mentally stimulated and occupied.

 

Barkley

 

Depending on their coat type (see Generations Explained) Goldendoodles generally require fair to high coat maintenance.  The majority of Goldendoodles will require professional coat care at least at some point in their lives, some need only very occasional clipping whilst others need more regular visits to the groomers, but what tends to happen is that the dogs that shed the least require the greatest amount of attention to their coats in order to prevent mats from forming. This is because all ‘non shedding’ dogs do actually moult but the dead coat stays on the dog and so needs to be groomed out otherwise it will form mats. The most difficult time to maintain the coat tends to be when the puppy coat is being shed at around 8 months of age and this is often the time that people will decide that a trip to the groomer is in order.

Sydney 2 Standard F1

 

Here at Kizzabella we have a great deal of experience and understand the essential ingredients to produce puppies who as well as having the archetypal gentle, biddable and loving temperaments, will also have the typical Goldendoodle 'teddy bear' look. We are forever hearing from people who have Goldendoodles with poor coats and temperaments, it's not a case of simply putting any two dogs together, a breeder will need to understand how to ensure the temperament and coat types are going to be what are typically associated with the breed type.  IT CANNOT BE EMPHASISED ENOUGH THAT SEEING THE PARENTS OF A LITTER DOES NOT GIVE ANY INDICATION WHATSOEVER AS TO COAT TYPE IN THE PUPPIES. 2 BEAUTIFUL ADULT DOGS CAN PRODUCE COMPLETELY SMOOTH COATED PUPPIES AS WELL AS NONTYPICAL DOODLE TEMPERAMENTS, THIS IS VERY COMMON!

To date we have only ever bred 2 puppies with uncharacteristic smooth coats but we have now learnt how to almost guarantee a consistency of coat type and temperament thus ensuring that our puppies almost without exception have that gorgeous teddy bear look with fantastic temperaments to match. Please be very wary when looking for a puppy as there are now so many being bred which will never have that beautiful doodle coat and temperament that families were led to believe they would.

 

Saffy 2