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Mini Australian Labradoodle vs. Mini goldendoodle...

Am planning to go to the breeders this weekend and she has both Mini Australian Labradoodle and Mini goldendoodles.  

I always thought they were very similar, but hearing maybe there are concerns with the aussie labdoodle.  

My concern with mini-goldens is that generally you get a goldendoodle which are generally 50% golden and 50% poodle mated to a 100% poodle which means 25% golden and 75% poodle.  I'm sure poodles are great, but I really want my new dog to be more a retriever personality.   Aussie doodles are like a mix of a few different breeds but i think more lab.  

My issue is that i need the dog to be around 20-25 pounds.  What I really want is a mini lab retriever but I don't think they make those.  :(

Anyone have 1st hand knowledge of any personality differences between the 2 types?

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Comment by Laura , Marley and Oliver on February 7, 2014 at 11:33pm
Marley is a F1 ... mother was a Golden Retriever and father was a Standard Poodle. Now at 6 months he weighs around 38 lbs. Very smart, lovable and goofy. Has us laughing every day! Good luck with your search!
Comment by Beverly and Eli on February 5, 2014 at 5:29pm

I agree, they are such clowns! Eli is also an F1 with a poodle dad and golden mom.

Comment by Isabelle Seiler on February 5, 2014 at 4:33pm
Zeke is first generation and like some of the other comments he really picked us. His mother was a retreiver and father a standard size silver poodle.We were told that he would weigh about 60 to 65 lbs and at 5 years old weighs 85 lbs. I'm not sure about the mins but I would say the best thing about doodles is their personality. Zeke keeps us laughing and has gotten us through the 'empty nest' !
Comment by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on February 5, 2014 at 1:13pm

Sorry Brian, I wouldn't have any experience.  We lost our beloved Fletch April 2010 to cancer of the liver.  He was 13 years old so we are lucky we had a number of years with him.  Mark found Fletch as a puppy roaming the streets and no one seemed to be looking for him.  The Vet told us he was party terrier.  The closes breed we found that reminded us of Fletch was the Goldendoodle.  A breeder was advertising and Mark went to look and picked out Pemon who was the largest.  But the breeder told us he would be approx. 60-65 lbs.  His mother was a retriever and his Dad was a Poodle.  So Pemon is a first generation F1.  Well, low and behold, he will be 4 years old next month and weights about 100 lbs.  So much for a 60 pounder.  LOL  Have you been goggling on the internet about the two different breeds?  Maybe you can find your answers there.  Good luck and let us know how you make out.

Comment by Beverly and Eli on February 5, 2014 at 12:16pm

I don't have any personal experience with mini's of any kind, but I must say that from all the posts here, every dog is different. Eli chose us. Out of the pile of puppies two came right to us while the rest of them were busy with other things. We chose Eli because he had the more curly coat and he was sweet and funny. The other puppy was adorable too and very cuddly. We recently had his coat taken down short and he looks like a poodle, a huge difference from our Golden Retriever. I'm not sure you can really depend on which traits will show up as with any mixed breed. Even purebreds vary greatly. So use your best good judgement, and your heart. Good luck.

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