Miniature Goldendoodle

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A  Mini Goldendoodle dog is a crossbreed between a Golden Retriever mom and a Miniature Poodle dad.
The Mini Goldendoodle, like the Labradoodle and many other Poodle cross breeds is bred to produce a very low shedding dog for individuals who want a dog, but who suffer from allergies to shedding hair or have other problems with excessive shedding.  While the Mini Golden doodle is typically a low-shedding dog, it does shed some. The Mini Goldendoodle works well for many allergy sufferers.

Appearance
Mini Goldendoodle sizes can vary.  The mini Goldendoodles usually grow to be about 14-17 inches tall . They average between  25-35 pounds full grown. Some may stay smaller than their average and some may grow to be larger than their average. There is no way to guarantee the  size of a Miniature Goldendoodle full grown.

 The Goldendoodles can come in many different colors, depending on the parent’s genes passed onto the pup. There can be white mini goldendoodles,tan mini goldendoodles, golden mini goldendoodles, black mini goldendoodles, silver mini goldendoodles, red mini goldendoodles, brown mini goldendoodles or even a party or mix mini goldendoodle. A variety of colors can come from the same litter.

Temperament
The Goldendoodle mini is a loving, loyal dog and has a keen sense of smell. They can be taught to enjoy swimming, as both the Golden Retrievers and Poodles  normally enjoy water. Mini Goldendoodles are intelligent, friendly, and great with kids.  They are easily trained, highly social, and by nature are easy with strangers and other dogs. They love to play, and retain the strong retrieving instincts of the Golden Retriever.

Breed Status
The Mini Goldendoodle is not a purebreed; rather, it is a specific type of mixed-breed dog or “crossbreed”.

Multi-Generation Goldendoodle
A puppy is classified as multi-generation (aka multigen) when both parents are Goldendoodles. 
Multigens typically have thick waves or loose curls.  They are the best choice for those with allergies.  The coat of a multigen does require regular grooming and brushing. 


 F1 Goldendoodle
A puppy is classified as F1 when its parents are a Golden Retreiver and a Poodle. 
They can be shaggy, wavy or have loose curls.  Most F1's are low shedding, but some will shed moderately. We never promise a non-shedding dog.  


Why breed Multigens when you can breed F1b's?
DNA testing has allowed us to isolate a gene called IC (Improper Coat). The "IC gene" is what gives the retriever, lab and many other breeds a very short/smooth face. The test was first used for Portuguese Water Dogs, however has been modified for use in goldendoodles. A short face and flat coat are not typical characteristics of goldendoodles.

Many goldendoodle breeders breed F1b's for their curlier, more allergy friendly coats. Now that we can DNA test our dogs for the IC gene, we can breed a goldendoodle to a goldendoodle and still get the desired, wavy/curly "doodle coat" while avoiding the "open face" flat coat that was occasionally seen when breeding a goldendoodle to a goldendoodle.  DNA testing for IC takes some of the guess work out of planning our litters. 

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