A Goldendoodle is a small to medium-sized dog that can easily be categorized by its curly coats, large round eyes, and button noses. This is just one of the breeds that fall under the term ‘Teddy Bear Dog’, and is a mixed breed between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle.
The type of Poodle that has been bred with a Golden Retriever will determine the Goldendoodle’s size.
In our article, we’ll be looking into the size charts of mini, medium, and standard Goldendoodles to ensure that you know exactly what size would work best for you and your lifestyle.
Size Charts for Goldendoodles
Below is a guide to how large Goldendoodles can get. Bear in mind that the height has been measured from the floor to the dog’s shoulder blade, so you will have to account for some extra headspace.
Dogs are measured in this way due to the fact that their heads can move so freely that you’ll hardly ever get an accurate reading. The shoulder blades are much more static and therefore it’s easier to get a true reading of their height.
|Mini Goldendoodle||Medium Goldendoodle||Standard Goldendoodle|
|Full Grown Age||11-13 months||11-13 months||12.5-16 months|
While all of these Goldendoodles are the same breed, their height and weights differ dramatically depending on how they have been bred.
Mini Goldendoodles are the smallest of the breed with a weight of only between 15 to 35 pounds. On the other hand, Standard Goldendoodles are the largest with a weight between 50 and 90 pounds. Medium Goldendoodles fall in between these extremes.
Notice that the measurements overlap a little. For example, a large Mini Goldendoodle might be 35 pounds, while a small Medium Goldendoodle could be only a few pounds heavier.
Mini Goldendoodles measure between 13 and 17 inches in height, with a weight between 15 and 35 pounds. They’ll only reach their maximum size around one year old, so you can expect your dog to stay rather small for their first year of life.
By five months, the Medium Goldendoodle will have reached half of its maximum adult size. They should weigh between 7.5 and 17.5 pounds at this point, so make sure that your dog is not overweight.
This type of Goldendoodle will often be an F1B or F1BB Goldendoodle. These dogs are the product of breeding an F1 Goldendoodle with another Toy Poodle. This will make them much smaller than the original Golden Retriever and Poodle.
Mini Goldendoodles are typically more susceptible to diseases and illnesses due to their size. Being overweight can also cause health complications for them, so it’s important that you keep an eye on their weight to make sure that you’re not overfeeding them.
Many people consider Mini Goldendoodles to be best for people living in apartments or smaller houses due to their size. They don’t need extra-long walks as they’ll get tired quickly, and they don’t take up as much space as a larger Goldendoodle.
Medium Goldendoodles are slightly larger than Mini Goldendoodles, with a weight between 35 and 50 pounds and a height of 17 to 20 inches. They should reach complete maturity by 13 months, giving you an entire year of the beloved puppy stage.
This size of dog will reach half their adult height between 3.5 and 5 months. You can expect them to weigh between 17.5 and 25 pounds at this age. They will double their weight at 5 months within an additional 8 months.
Medium Goldendoodles are commonly considered to be F2 Goldendoodles, which are two F1 Goldendoodles bred together. However, breeding these dogs together might also leave you with Standard Goldendoodles, which are larger.
Thanks to the larger size of this dog, they enjoy slightly longer walks and will be more active during playtimes. This means that they’ll require more attention and make excellent family pets. Still, they won’t take too much of your space with their needs and toys.
Finally, Standard Goldendoodles are the largest size and measure between 20 to 26 inches with a weight of 50 to 90 pounds. These dogs have extra growing to do, so it makes sense that they wouldn’t reach their full potential until they were 16 months old.
The additional time you’ll have to wait for your dog to reach their adult size is the main culprit for many people believing their dogs are Mini or Medium Goldendoodles when they’re really a Standard size.
Standard Goldendoodles will be an F1 Goldendoodle, which is a Golden Retriever bred with a Poodle. The size of these two parent dogs will determine the size of your Standard Goldendoodle. The larger the parents, the larger your Goldendoodle is likely to be.
This size of Goldendoodle is not the best for small apartments and these dogs will really benefit from access to a garden. They’ll have more energy to burn off than the smaller sizes and they might even need more than one walk a day. So, make sure you have enough time to properly care for them!
Miniature Goldendoodles are the smallest type of this dog breed, with Medium Goldendoodles being slightly larger, and Standard Goldendoodles being the largest. The former two will reach their adult size and weight by 13 months, while the Standard size will take a little longer with 16 months.
As Goldendoodles are a mixed breed, it is possible for them to take even longer to reach their final adult size. You might even notice growth spurts up until they’re 3 years old! However, this isn’t always the case and some reach their size maturity quickly.
Bear in mind that this article has been written as a guide only, and it’s almost impossible to know how large your Goldendoodle is going to get. For example, a Medium Goldendoodle can get almost as large as a small Standard Goldendoodle.
However, we hope that it has helped you learn a little more about Goldendoodles and which size will fit your family the best.