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Mini Vs Petite Goldendoodle

Mini Vs Petite Goldendoodle

There are tons of variations in Goldendoodle sizes, and it can take time to decide which size suits you and your lifestyle. Goldendoodles are a wonderful and loving breed – anyone would be happy to have one of these fur babies in their home, no matter their shape or size!

There are no significant differences between Mini Goldendoodles and Petite doodles, and both are cute, super small, make wonderful pets, and are smaller than your standard Goldendoodle. But here is all you need to know about this beautiful breed and their tiny sizes:

Mini Goldendoodle

A Mini Goldendoodle, also known as a Miniature Goldendoodle, is a Golden Retriever and a Miniature Poodle hybrid. They are a medium-sized Goldendoodle that is a little bigger than a toy Goldendoodle and a little smaller than a medium.


Mini Goldendoodles get to around 15 to 17 inches tall. They are a medium-sized Goldendoodle, where the Toy Goldendoodle and the Medium Goldendoodle differ somewhat in size.

When little Goldendoodle puppies weigh their full adult weight between 11 and 13 months of age, they stop growing. Mini Goldendoodle puppies are around half their adult weight at four months old.

Traits And Temperament

Mini Goldendoodles are an extremely energetic breed of dog. They enjoy being around other animals and people alike. They are highly affectionate and very gentle. Due to their eagerness to please, little Goldendoodles are fairly easy when it comes to training.

They are also pretty easy to care for and maintain. The only downside that Goldendoodle owners tend to complain about is their grooming needs.


When fully grown, Mini Goldendoodles weigh anything between around 15 and 35 pounds. Since they are a cross/mixed breed, there is a wide variety of weights because the size of their parents can have a big impact, and there is no breed standard.


The average lifespan of a mini Goldendoodle doggo is between 12 and 16 years. However, a pup’s lifespan might vary significantly based on diet, genetics, lifestyle, health issues, etc.

Make sure to give your Mini Goldendoodle sufficient exercise daily and give them a healthy, balanced diet if you want to give them the best chance of living longer. A healthy doggo is a happy doggo.

Mini Goldendoodles tend to live about a year or two longer than standard Goldendoodles do. Smaller breeds generally have a longer lifespan compared to large dogs.


Since the Doodle is a mixed breed, there are various generations. These generations include F1, F1b, F1bb, F2, F3 etc. The digit behind the letter F refers to the generation. Number one means the first generation, and so on.

The “b” means that the generation is classified as a cross-back, which means that they have bred a Goldendoodle back to a little Poodle. Breeders do this to produce more hypoallergenic Goldendoodles. It is also due to aesthetics, such as making a much curlier coat.

F1 Mini Goldendoodle

The first generation is an F1 Mini Goldendoodle. It is created by mating a purebred Mini Poodle with a purebred Golden Retriever. 50% Mini Poodle and 50% Golden Retriever make up an F1 Mini Goldendoodle.

F1b Mini Goldendoodle

The first crossback generation is an F1b Mini Goldendoodle. It is created by mating a purebred Mini Poodle with an F1 Mini Goldendoodle. An F1b Mini Goldendoodle is 25% Golden Retriever and 75% Mini Poodle.

F1bb Mini Goldendoodle

A F1bb Mini Goldendoodle is a second-generation crossback. It is created by mating a purebred Miniature Poodle with an F1b Mini Goldendoodle. An F1bb Mini Goldendoodle is 12.5% Golden Retriever and 87.5% Mini Poodle.

Mini Goldendoodle Price

Mini Goldendoodle puppies can cost anything between $1500 USD and $4000 USD. These doggos come at such a high price since they are a designer breed with an incredible temperament and are hypoallergenic.

They do vary in price depending on their coat type, litter size, and coat color.

Petite Goldendoodle (Toy Goldendoodle)

The petite doodle is often referred to as a toy Goldendoodle. A petite doodle is a result of breeding golden retrievers and toy poodles. They are somewhat larger than the Teacup Goldendoodles and Micro Goldendoodles and the third smallest size of Goldendoodles. They are still considered a small dog breed.

Toy Goldendoodles and Petite doodles are the same breed. With their silky, luxurious curly or wavy coats that can be any color, including white, cream, gold, black, red, and apricot, toy Goldendoodles resemble fluffy teddy bears.

Their coats range in length from 2 to 3 inches (5 to 7.6 cm), being longer on the torso, legs, tail, and ears. Their head and muzzle have shorter fur. The ears on toy Goldendoodles are medium-length and floppy.


Petite doodles can reach about 10 to 16 inches in height (25.4cm to 40.6cm). And when they are fully grown at around 12 months old, they can weigh anything between 10 and 25 pounds. These doggos may be tiny, but their hearts are big!

Temperament And Traits

Toy doodles are a very playful, sweet, and affectionate breed. They are incredibly social and eager to please both their owners and everyone else they come into contact with. Despite their sociability, owners should exercise caution when introducing their Toy Goldendoodles to new people and other dogs. These pups are small, which also makes them very fragile.

Therefore, Toy Goldendoodles should only interact with small dogs. Additionally, Toy Goldendoodles have a higher energy level than Miniature and Standard sizes yet require less exercise because of their smaller size.


When fully grown, a Toy Goldendoodle weighs between 10 and 25 pounds (4.5kg to 11.3kg). Because a Toy Goldendoodle is a crossbreed, there can be a lot of variance in weight based on the sizes of the parents. Therefore, the weight range is pretty wide.


Toy Goldendoodles live between 10 and 14 years on average. Their life expectancy can vary widely based on factors including genetics, health issues, lifestyle, diet, etc.

Like Teacup Goldendoodles, despite their diminutive size, they have more health problems than larger Goldendoodles do, which means that although they are a small breed, they do not always live that long.


Toy doodles are bred by crossing a small golden retriever with a Toy Poodle, which is the first generation. There are also cross-back generations and multigenerational Toy doodles where toy-sized doodles are bred together or by breeding a toy poodle with a toy doodle.

The different generations

F1: The first generation Toy doodle

F2: The second generation Toy Doodle

F3: The third generation Toy Doodle

F1b: The first generation backcross Toy Doodle (a first generation Toy Doodle is bred with a Toy Doodle).


It is crucial that you buy your doggo from a reputable breeder, and a Toy Goldendoodle can cost anything between $1500 USD and $5000 USD. They are a designer dog breed, which makes them so expensive.

The price can also vary due to various factors such as coat type, litter size, and coat color.

A Mini Goldendoodle Or A Petite Goldendoodle?

Mini Goldendoodles and Toy Doodles are both relatively small doggos, and it all comes down to personal preference. The main difference between these two doggos is their size. Mini Goldendoodles are slightly bigger by a few inches.

This tiny Goldendoodle can be a wonderful option for you if you have a small living area, such as an apartment, condo, or RV. Otherwise, if all you want is a little puppy that resembles a mini Goldendoodle teddy bear, this might be the doggo for you.

You can easily pick your mini or toy Goldendoodle up since they are both so small. Additionally, compared to the larger Goldendoodles, these little Goldendoodles have a tendency to be less energetic.

There really is no major difference between these two bundles of fluff. They are both small enough for apartment living and will be happy in smaller spaces. They also do not require much care and are relatively easy to look after.



Do mini Goldendoodles bark a lot?

This crossbreed doesn’t have a reputation for being noisy, and they only sometimes bark. The Miniature Goldendoodle is not advised as a watchdog or as a protection dog due to its quiet nature and openness to everyone, even complete strangers.

What is smaller than a mini Goldendoodle?

Toy, petite, and teacup Goldendoodles are smaller than mini Goldendoodles. The tiniest Goldendoodle you can find is the toy variety. We love them all here at Barksinthepark

How big do F1b petite Goldendoodles get?

Most likely, your F1b Mini Goldendoodle will remain petite, standing 13 to 17 inches tall. There is a bigger likelihood that your dog won’t get very large either if its parents are tiny. Due to their petite stature, F1b Goldendoodles are popular with dog owners. If you are looking for something very small, then a teacup Goldendoodle or a toy Goldendoodle would be your best bet.


Final Thoughts

No dog is better than the other, and all different-sized Doodles are special in their own way. They make the perfect companion and teddy bear and will be happy living in any sized home with just about anyone.

Whether you opt for a mini or a petite doodle, their personality traits, looks, health, and care needs are fairly similar. It all comes down to if you want a tiny doggo or a tiny-tiny doggo!