Goldendoodle Sizes: Guide and Characteristics

By Jeffrey Cheek
November 21, 2022

a goldendoodle sitting on the sidewalk

Goldendoodles are awesome canine companions. They are a unique mix of two popular dog breeds, the Golden Retriever and the Poodle.

You might be getting ready to welcome a Goldendoodle puppy into your home, but you’re unsure which size would be best for you. Don’t worry, I'm here to help.

Let's look at all the sizes of Goldendoodles!

a standard goldendoodle in grass

Standard Goldendoodles are the largest of the Goldendoodle sizes and can reach up to 25 inches tall and weigh anywhere from 50-75 pounds when fully grown.

They are similar in size to a Golden Retriever.

If you want a dog that you can go on walks and hikes with, live in a house and have a big backyard, then a Standard Goldendoodle might be a great option for you.

Medium Goldendoodle Size

a medium goldendoodle

Medium Goldendoodles are between 15-20 inches tall when they are fully grown, and they weigh between 30-45 pounds. Female medium goldendoodles are smaller than males.

This medium sized goldendoodle is one of the most common that you will find with breeders and they are also cheaper. The medium goldendoodle isn't as big as the standard, but still has the same amount of energy and playfulness.

If you have a smaller living space such as an apartment, then a medium goldendoodle might be the perfect size for you!

Mini Goldendoodle Size

a mini goldendoodle in grass

Miniature Goldendoodles are between 10-15 inches tall when fully grown and they weigh between 15-45 pounds.

If you live in an RV, condo, or small house and don’t have a big yard, then the Miniature Goldendoodle may be your best bet. They are smaller than the medium and standard goldendoodles but they still have plenty of energy and love and need regular exercise.

Teacup Goldendoodle Size

a teacup goldendoodle

Teacup Goldendoodles are the smallest of the Goldendoodle sizes, they are 8-10 inches tall when fully grown and weigh between 8-15 pounds.

They are perfect for people who want a small lapdog or want a companion dog who can go everywhere with them.

Toy Goldendoodle Size

two toy goldendoodles

Toy Goldendoodles are 10-16 inches tall when fully grown and weigh between 10-20 pounds.

Toy Goldendoodles are great for people who want a petite goldendoodle that is still full of energy and loves to play.

How Big Will Your Goldendoodle Get?

How big your goldendoodle puppy gets highly depends on the size of its parent breeds. If both parent dogs are mini goldendoodles, then your puppy will generally be a mini goldendoodle as well.

At first, just like any puppy, it may look small, but as they get older, they will reach their full size. Goldendoodles usually reach their full size by the time they are 1 years old, with some continuing to grow until they are 2 years old.

Which is the perfect size Goldendoodle for you?

Once the phone interview is completed, you will be asked to place a deposit. This deposit is $295 and is non-refundable.

This helps to ensure that you are serious about adopting a pup from Moss Creek Goldendoodles. 

What Factors Determine the Weight & Height of a Goldendoodle?

  • Parents: One of the most important factors that affect how big your goldendoodle will be is the size of its parent breeds. If both parent dogs are large Goldendoodles, then your puppy will also likely be a large Goldendoodle.

  • Gender: Generally male goldendoodles are larger than female goldendoodles, regardless of size.

  • Age: As puppies grow older, they continue to gain weight and reach their full height. On average, goldendoodles reach their full size by age one or two.

  • Nutrition: A healthy diet is essential for puppies to grow into strong and healthy adults. If you feed your puppy nutritious food, they will reach their full size faster.

  • Exercise: Getting enough exercise helps keep goldendoodles in shape, both mentally and physically. Exercise can also help build muscle mass and help your dog reach its full-size potential.

  • Diet and Exercise: The weight and height of a goldendoodle can also be determined by its diet, exercise and activity level. If you give them healthy food in the right amounts and ensure that they get plenty of exercise and activities, then they will reach their full size.

When Do Goldendoodles Stop Growing?

Goldendoodles stop growing by they are 1 year old. Sometimes they continue to grow until they are 2 years old.

How many sizes do Goldendoodles come In?

Goldendoodles come in four different sizes: Standard Goldendoodle, Medium Goldendoodle, Mini Goldendoodle and Teacup Goldendoodle.

No matter which size you choose, a goldendoodle will bring lots of joy into your life!

Goldendoodle Size Chart

GOLDENDOODLE AGE

GOLDENDOODLE WEIGHT

8 Weeks

9 - 13.5 lbs

12 Weeks

11 - 18 lbs

16 Weeks

16 - 24 lbs

24 Weeks

22 - 33 lbs

36 Weeks

27 - 41 lbs

1 Year

29 - 43 lbs

Goldendoodle Predictions

As goldendoodles are hybrid, it is very hard to predict their size before they are born. But, generally speaking, if both parent dogs are larger Goldendoodles, then your puppy will likely be a large Goldendoodle.

Goldendoodle Size Comparison to Human

A standard goldendoodle, compared to a human size, would be similar to an 1-year-old child.

A medium goldendoodle, compared to a human size, would be around your knee level.

A mini goldendoodle, compared to a human size, would be around your ankle.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can you get smaller than a Teacup Goldendoodle?

Yes, in some cases creating a smaller goldendoodle than the teacup is possible. Breeding a teacup goldendoodle with another breed, like a cocker spaniel or bichon frise, can produce an even smaller dog.

However, I don't recommend this as it may cause the goldendoodle to become unhealthy or have physical issues. If you decide to go down this route, make sure you do research so that you can find a responsible and reputable breeder.

Why is my goldendoodle so big?

There are several factors that can influence the size of your goldendoodle. Firstly, it depends on how big its parents were.

Secondly, nutrition and exercise are also important as it helps them reach their full-size potential.

Finally, genetics play a role too - some puppies may naturally be bigger than others regardless of diet or exercise.

What is the most popular size of Goldendoodle?

The most popular size of goldendoodle is the medium size. It's widespread because they don't need a big home, but you get the same fluffy package as you would get with a standard goldendoodle.

How do I know if my Goldendoodle is medium or standard?

The easiest way to determine if your goldendoodle is medium or standard size is to measure it. A standard goldendoodle typically weighs over 55-70 lbs and stands at least 21-25 inches tall, while a medium usually weighs between 30-45 lbs and stands at 15-20 inches tall.

What is the difference between Goldendoodle and Labradoodle size?

The difference between Goldendoodle and Labradoodle size is not major. Generally speaking, a standard goldendoodle can reach heights of 25 inches or higher and weigh 65 lbs or more. Meanwhile, a standard labradoodle typically stands at 20 inches tall and weighs 50 lbs.

Conclusion

As you can see, there are a lot of size options that you can choose from when it comes to getting a Goldendoodle.

Size doesn't matter, all of them have a big heart and a loving personality that will bring lots of joy into your life.

Thanks for reading! I hope this article has helped you in understanding Goldendoodle sizes better.

Jeffrey Cheek


Jeffrey Cheek is the proud owner of a funny goldendoodle named Bailey. Jeffrey loves spending time with his family and friends, and he enjoys being active outdoors. He is a successful business owner, and he takes great pride in providing for his loved ones. Bailey is always by Jeffrey's side, and the two of them make everyone around them laugh with their silly antics.

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