As a breed not recognized by the AKC and other major kennel clubs, the Goldendoodle falls into the category known as a designer dog, or a hybrid breed. The breed is a result of crossing a Golden Retriever with a Poodle. The Golden brings the beautiful temperament while the Poodle brings the desirable coat qualities such as decreased probability of shedding.
Many breeders will market the dog as one that is hypoallergenic, but in reality, no dog truly is. Among the so-called designer breeds out there, the Goldendoodle is arguably among the most popular because of the good temperament, and the eagerness to please its master.
The Goldendoodle is a dog that is versatile, in that it can be easily bred for size. In other words, there is a Goldendoodle that can be found to meet your size requirements, based on the type of living environment that you have. In that case, if you live in an apartment, you can buy a mini Goldendoodle. The way this came about was by breeding a male toy Poodle with a female Golden Retriever. The result is a litter of puppies that are smaller than the mom. Blue Ridge Goldendoodles breeds doodles in the standard, mini and petite/toy sizes.
When it comes to size, the actual height of the resulting mini Goldendoodle will vary from about 13 to 21 inches high. As for the dogs weight, it will vary between 25 and 50 pounds. The primary reason for the variation in the size and weight of the dogs is based on how many of the characteristics the puppies take from the mother and how many from the father. It is not unusual for a litter to come out all the same size, but more often than not, you will get a variety that ranges across the spectrum. By the same token, you can see that some of the puppies will take on the Poodle characteristics from the father and be full of energy that needs an outlet.
The mini Goldendoodle is an excellent pet, and is perfect for the person who wants a medium-sized dog that is full of love. These dogs are smart and easy to train, making them perfect as service animals. If you buy a mini Goldendoodle, and you live in an apartment setting, make sure that you are able to walk him several times a day. They need plenty of exercise to keep them in good health and to keep them happy because they love to play. While shopping around for the perfect Goldendoodle for your family, be sure to check out potential breeders to make sure they are reputable. When you buy a puppy from Blue Ridge Goldendoodles, you can rest assured that your dog will be healthy.