Are Mini Goldendoodles the Right Breed for My Family?
First off, congratulations on taking this big step towards a new family member! Adding a puppy, whether you choose from our Goldendoodle puppies or elsewhere, is a big life decision as there is not only the upfront costs, but those lifetime costs and overall lifestyle adjustments. Mini Goldendoodles have a lifespan of around 10 to 15 years, so adding a puppy isn't just about an immediate change, but a change to your life that will have a permanent impact for a decade or more.
So, before you look at our Goldendoodle puppies, it is a good idea to consider their breed characteristics. Here are some good things to know:
All dogs have dander, cuz all dogs have skin. But not all dogs shed. The reason the very first Goldendoodle was purposefully bred was to create a more family-friendly pet that would be easy on the allergies (poodles do not shed and those with allergies will do well with our F1 and F1B Mini Goldendoodles).
They are active dogs that will need regular exercise. Some people think small dogs don't need to go outside, but that's not true. Mini Goldendoodles will require a moderate amount of exercise as benefiting most medium-sized dogs. They will, however, settle down as they get older.
They will want to be with you. A lot. Goldendoodle puppies are not an aloof nor independent breed. Both golden retrievers and poodles are sporting breeds that were bred to join hunters and their families on long days in the field. Mini Goldendoodles and Standard Goldendoodles will exhibit this strong tendency to bond with family members and want to stay close to them, whatever they are doing.