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Goldendoodle Sizes: Mini, Medium, Standard

By Mawoo Pets · 22 Mar · 4 mins read
Goldendoodle Sizes: Mini, Medium, Standard

Have you ever wondered about the different sizes of Goldendoodles and what makes each of them unique? As one of the most beloved dog breeds in the US, Goldendoodles come in four sizes, each with its own unique charm. From the petite Goldendoodle to the large and lovable Standard Goldendoodle, these fluffy canines are all part of the same breed.

So, let's review these sizes together and understand what may be different about each. 

So What Are the Four Goldendoodle Sizes? 

Goldendoodles come in 4 sizes: Petite, Miniature, Medium, and Standard. Here's a quick summary of height and size for each Goldendoodle size:

Size of Goldendoodle
Height
Weight
Petite Goldendoodle
Less than 13 inches
Less than 15 pounds
Miniature Goldendoodle
13-20 inches
15-35 pounds
Medium Goldendoodle
17-20 inches
30-45 pounds
Standard Goldendoodle
20-24 inches
50-90 pounds

The Petite Goldendoodle (... a Recent Addition)

A recent addition, and unarguably the smallest variant, is the Petite Goldendoodle. They generally stand below 13 inches and weigh less than 15 pounds, making them the perfect lap dogs. Great things indeed come in small packages, and the Petite Goldendoodle iteration embodies the same friendly, playful temperament that Goldendoodles are so adored for, just in a the smallest possible frame.

The Miniature Goldendoodle 

Are you looking for a small Goldendoodle that's not quite a "lap dog"? The perfect fit could be a Miniature Goldendoodle for you. This variety stands at 13-20 inches tall and weigh around 15-30 pounds. But don't let their small stature fool you; they pack a punch of energy, friendliness, and warmth! 

The Medium Goldendoodle 

Seeking a balance between size and practicality? Then the Medium Goldendoodle might be the best choice for you. Slightly larger than the Miniature, they stand between 17-20 inches tall and tend to weigh between 30-45 pounds. Capable of adjusting well to most living situations, they offer a perfect blend of size, adaptability, and lovable charm. 

The Standard Goldendoodle 

Perhaps you've decided that bigger is better, and love the idea of a large dog bounding happily around your home? Then the Standard Goldendoodle may be your breed of choice. Standard Goldendoodles stands proud at 20-24 inches and can weigh anywhere from 50-90 pounds. Notably, they retain the gentle, friendly nature inherent to all Goldendoodles despite their bigger size. 

What's Different About Each Goldendoodle Size?

While Goldendoodles of all sizes make outstanding family dogs, there's some differences for each size that prospective owners should keep in mind. 

Petite & Miniatures are best for apartments 

The Petite and Miniature Goldendoodles are often excellent choices for apartment dwellers. These smaller sizes are much easier to manage in limited spaces. They don't need as much room to roam around indoors as their larger siblings. The smaller Goldendoodles would love strolling in the park or just walking along the city streets with you. Plus, they’re known for their friendly vibe making them congenial residents in your apartment complex. 

Miniature & Mediums can be better for kids

All Goldendoodles, regardless of size, cherish fun interactions, making them excellent companions for kids. That said, if you're looking specifically for a size that's more manageable for younger children, Miniature to Medium Goldendoodles are often recommended.

Their size is ideal for providing the fun-loving playful energy kids adore, without being too small to be fragile, or too large to be overwhelming or intimidating. Standard Goldendoodles can also more challenging for kids when it comes to feeding, grooming, or nurturing.

Smaller sizes are more energetic; larger sizes are more laid-back

Small-sized Goldendoodles, like the Petite and Miniature varieties, often tend to be more vivacious and spirited. Thanks to their smaller frames, it's easier for these little guys to dart around with ease. On the other hand, the Medium and Standard Goldendoodles might seem a tad bit more laid-back. They possess gentler, calm energies that gel smoothly with more relaxed, indoor lifestyles. 

Petite and Miniature Goldendoodles may shed less

Generally, Goldendoodles are known as low-shedding breed, but some distinct differences can be observed by size. The smaller Goldendoodles, tend to shed less than their larger counterparts. This, may in part be attributed to their Poodle-genetic influence. It's also because their smaller sizes translates to less fur, less dander, and less cleaning up. 

Shedding level can also vary depending on the Goldendoodle generation, which is another important factor to keep in mind if shedding is a concern for you. 

All sizes are tremendously affectionate 

What makes a Goldendoodle really stand out is their absolutely endearing nature. Regardless of their size - whether petite, miniature, medium, or standard - all Goldendoodles share this adorable quality. Overflowing with unconditional love, they're known to be eternally loyal and unbelievably loving towards their human companions. 

Conclusion

So, it's clear that whether you're considering a petite or standard Goldendoodle, you'd be bringing home an affectionate companion, just in a different size. But with that size differences comes some distinct needs and qualities. For instance, while smaller Goldendoodles can be better for kids, the Standard size is a bit more laid-back and suitable for less active families.  

Whatever your size of choice, bringing home a Goldendoodle puppy is likely the golden decision you have been waiting to make!

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