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Mini doodle size

Started by Tamara ~Mama Doodle. Last reply by Administrator Jan Jun 26, 2016. 1 Reply

I've heard the way to calculate what your mini or petite doodle size will be is to add both parents weight then divide by two for an average?  Have you heard this?  Or found it to be true (or false).

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Comment by Marilyn Cohn on August 6, 2016 at 4:42pm
I got my sweet Gracie 2 years ago from Timshell Farms. She could not be sweeter, friendlier or more loving. Her health is terrific. She's been steady at 17lbs since she turned one. Finding the right food has been a challenge. The lady at our local holistic pet store says its the poodle part of Gracie that is fussy, as the golden would chow down anything. After 2 years of trying different kibble, we've settled on Prestige Chicken & Rice. I add a hard boiled egg yolk and salmon oil, and Gracie lives it.
Comment by Christina Martin on August 6, 2016 at 3:19pm

My daughter is getting her Mini Doodle in a few weeks! We are wondering what different dog insurance we should be looking at! So happy we found this group!!!

Comment by Kathy and Sunny on October 6, 2015 at 11:47am

Hi Guys,

Someone just asked for a picture of a full grown "Mini" and this is a picture of Sunny and his Alpacas.   Sunny is around 50 pounds now, and is three years old.   He brings laughter on a daily basis into my life, and is smart beyond belief.   I couldn't find the comment requesting a picture.   Thanks...Sunny and Kathy 

Comment by Karen Grzybowski on October 5, 2015 at 8:30pm

Hi all,  I am new to this forum, and this weekend, will be a new mini-doodle parent!  I've been doing as much research as humanly possible, but still have some questions.  I'm confused about the dewclaw issue.....the breeder I am using doesn't believe in removing the dewclaws, so our Maggie will be joining our family with her dewclaws intact.  I know I will be speaking to our vet about this at her first appointment (2 days after she arrives), but I wanted to see if there was a general consensus on how to handle this.  My sister's pup had his dewclaws removed a couple of days after he was born.  My best friend has three doodles and they all still have their dewclaws.  I've read that removing them anytime but shortly after they are born is akin to amputation and horribly painful.  But then I've also read that it is risky for them to have their dewclaws.  I am so confused!

Comment by Launie Wannop on June 29, 2014 at 2:23pm

Hello, I am a returning dog lover. I am looking for a rescue mini goldendoodle. All of my previous dogs have been rescue and I am finally ready to share my home again after a 4 year absence. I am happy to be a part of this community and hope to learn and share.

Comment by Kathy and Sunny on June 22, 2014 at 1:19pm

Hi Everyone,

How could anyone ever get upset at a face like that?   I had to share this picture of Sunny sitting on the back porch and wanting to be let into the house as usual.   I waited for him to dry completely, brushed him out, hosed him off, got the bathtub ready and told him to go get in it.   Which he did of course since he loves warm baths and bubbles.   Well, we all do I guess.

I hope everybody is happy and healthy and one of these days (I know I have said it before) I will be back!!!

Love and hugs from Sunny and Kathy and all the other critters, too.

Comment by Rita & Cassie on June 18, 2014 at 1:23pm

We are getting our Mini Goldendoodle Friday and suggestions on what food to get.

Comment by Sharon & Levi on November 5, 2011 at 10:30am
On the average, this is true
Comment by Tamara ~Mama Doodle on April 2, 2011 at 4:24pm

Thanks for your comment. I was just looking through your page and your amazing puppies!  We will bring home a Petite goldendoodle soon.  Mom is a 30lb goldendoodle bred with a10lb toy poodle.  We are guessing his weight will be between 15-25 lbs.


Your pups are just so precious.  I will have to go back and look at them some more!

What are the smallest that you have bred?




Comment by Linda Rogers on April 2, 2011 at 4:12pm

Hi!  Years ago we bred full size Golden Retrievers with smaller poodles, toy and miniature.  Some of the puppies might be miniature in size and some in the litter might get to be 70 lbs.  So, for our smaller Goldendoodle litters, to make the eventual weight range accurate that we give, we first downsize the breeding female with a Cavalier.  Breeding a smaller mother dog (we call these "Petite Golden Retrievers") to the smaller poodle, we get a great, downsized Goldendoodle that we can give pretty close estimates as to eventual size.  


Using the Cavalier to achieve downsizing also brings some other wonderful traits.  Puppies are more likely to have shorter noses, wide faces, big eyes and pretty ears with little curls.  The Cavalier complements the Golden Retriever.  AND we have found that the "Cavalier magic" brings a gentler energy level to the doodle puppies.

Hope this helps!

Linda Rogers




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