Mini Goldendoodle Size Comparison

by | Feb 16, 2023 | Goldendoodle | 0 comments

You may have seen Mini Goldendoodles and Goldendoodles in general of all shapes and sizes. Without speaking to the owner, it can be hard to know if the dog is fully grown, so determining how big Mini Goldendoodles can get can become confusing. We’re here to help you clear things up. We will take a look at the different shapes and sizes that Mini Goldendoodles tend to fall into and which one might be best for you. 

How Big do Goldendoodles Get? 

The short answer to this question is that it depends on what kind of goldendoodle you choose. At their smallest, they can be as small as 8-12 inches and as low as 7 pounds when they are fully grown. At their largest, a Goldendoodle could be as tall as 21 inches or bigger and weigh up to 100 pounds. What a large spectrum of sizes, right? If you are looking to get you and your family a Goldendoodle, you should consider the following when you are deciding which kind of dog to purchase. 

Full Grown Teacup Goldendoodle

A Teacup or Toy Goldendoodle is the smallest of the bunch. These dogs are absolutely adorable – and who wouldn’t think so? Just look at them. Due to their small size, these dogs thrive well in smaller places, but a big open house wouldn’t hurt them, either. If you live in an apartment, a smaller house, or even a basement apartment, this size of Goldendoodle will suit you well. A Teacup Goldendoodle tends to be about 8-12 inches tall and as heavy as 7-15 pounds when fully grown. The average life expectancy of these dogs tends to be about 10-15 years. 

Full Grown Mini Goldendoodle

A Mini Goldendoodle is the next size up on the Goldendoodle size scale. A Mini Goldendoodle is a cross-breed between a full-sized Goldendoodle and a Mini Poodle – this helps a breeder size down over time so that the genetics can take their time if their end goal is to get to a Teacup Goldendoodle. A Mini Goldendoodle is a great dog for people who are active. They are very energetic and love to socialize with people and other dogs. They are also very intelligent, as all Goldendoodles are. Mini Goldendoodles tend to be about 13-20 inches tall and weigh somewhere between 15-40 pounds. 

Full Grown Medium Goldendoodle

Medium Goldendoodles are a bit larger than Mini Goldendoodles. This is where the lines start to blur, as a Medium Goldendoodle can be around the same size as Mini Goldendoodles. They tend to be around 15-20 inches tall and between 30-45 pounds. A Medium Goldendoodle is a fairly moderate choice because their size allows them to be able to fit in a small apartment comfortably, as well as a townhouse or single-family home. They don’t have different characteristics than other Goldendoodles, only that they tend to be a bit larger than the Mini and Teacup Goldendoodle breeds. 

Full Grown Standard Goldendoodle 

The Full Grown Standard Goldendoodle is the largest of the different Goldendoodle breeds. Sizing up at 20-25 inches tall and usually over 40 pounds, they can be a handful. We recommend having one only if you have the space for a large dog.

Which Size is Right for You? 

There are a few things you should consider when you are choosing which size of Goldendoodle is right for you. You should consider the size of where you live, how much time you have to take care of a dog, and what size might interact best with your children if you have any. Goldendoodles are active, friendly dogs and can make a wonderful addition to your home. 

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Cut the Face

Now that your goldendoodle’s coat is clean and tangle-free, it’s time to trim the facial fur. Use grooming scissors or shears to carefully trim around the eyes, ensuring your dog has clear visibility. You can also give your goldendoodle a cute “teddy bear” look by trimming the hair around their muzzle and cheeks to create a rounded appearance.

Clip and Trim the Ears

Next, let’s tackle those adorable floppy ears! Gently hold your goldendoodle’s ear and use the thinning shears to remove excess hair, being cautious not to nick the skin. Trim any long hairs around the edges of the ears with grooming scissors for a neat appearance. Finish by cleaning the ears with a dog-safe ear cleaning solution and cotton balls.

Cut the Back

For the back, use electric clippers with a blade size appropriate for your goldendoodle’s coat length. Start at the neck and work your way down the back and sides, moving in the direction of hair growth. Be sure to hold the skin taut to avoid any nicks or uneven cuts.

Trim the Legs, Feet, and Paws

Now, let’s move on to the legs, feet, and paws. Use grooming scissors to trim the hair on the legs, following the natural contours of the limbs. Be cautious around the joints, as these areas can be sensitive. Use thinning shears to blend any harsh lines, creating a more natural look.

For the feet, trim the hair between the paw pads using a small pair of grooming scissors or clippers. Make sure to remove any debris or matted fur that might have accumulated there. Then, shape the hair around the paws for a neat, rounded appearance.

While you’re working on the paws, don’t forget to trim your goldendoodle’s nails. Use a nail clipper or grinder to trim the nails, taking care not to cut the quick (the pink part inside the nail that contains blood vessels). If you accidentally nick the quick, use styptic powder or gel to stop the bleeding.

Clip the Belly, Bum, and Tail

To groom the belly and bum area, carefully use electric clippers or grooming scissors to trim the hair. Make sure to keep the skin taut and be extra cautious around sensitive areas, like the genitals and anus.

When it comes to the tail, you can choose a style that suits your goldendoodle’s personality. Some owners prefer a fluffy, plume-like tail, while others opt for a more streamlined look. Trim the hair with grooming scissors or clippers, and use thinning shears to blend any harsh lines for a smooth, natural appearance.

One More Brush and You’re Finished!

After all that trimming and clipping, give your goldendoodle one final brush to remove any loose hairs and ensure their coat looks sleek and smooth. Stand back and admire your handiwork – you’ve just given your goldendoodle a fabulous at-home grooming!

By following these steps, you’ll keep your goldendoodle looking and feeling great between professional grooming appointments. Not only will you save money, but you’ll also strengthen the bond between you and your furry friend. Happy grooming, doodle lovers!