Mini Goldendoodles are some of the cutest dogs out there thanks to their warm curly coats, energetic personalities, and overall friendliness towards both humans and other canines. The question of whether to get a male or female Mini Goldendoodle is a question that many people ask. Is a male or female Mini Goldendoodle better?
Male Mini Goldendoodles are at times harder to toilet-train than female Mini Goldendoodles, so a female Mini Goldendoodle may be best. Male dogs tend to get along better with female owners, and female dogs tend to get along better with male owners. Male and female dogs mix well in the same home.
The decision of which gender of Mini Goldendoodle you buy should be based on your needs and desires. There are a few differences and a few similarities that ought to be talked about, so read on to learn about a few of them. Hopefully, knowing this will help you to make an informed decision and get the Mini Goldendoodle that is the best fit for you!
Male vs. Female Mini Goldendoodles: What’s the Difference?
Although male and female Mini Goldendoodles look similar, they are quite different. Despite what many people believe, both genders are relatively easy to potty-train because Goldendoodles are well-known for their high amount of intelligence, their ability to be trained, and their ability to obey commands.
Males are often blamed for being difficult to housetrain and constantly marking their territory all about the house. However, this is only true if the male has not yet been neutered. Unneutered males will not have any suppression in their sexual instincts and will therefore be a little more raucous and possibly go to the bathroom in the house until it is fully potty-trained.
However, if you have your male Mini Goldendoodle fixed before he matures sexually (usually around six months of age) you shouldn’t have to deal with this problem. While it is generally a good idea to fix female dogs as well, they will not likely be quite as headstrong and rambunctious as male dogs might be.
The biggest difference you will find in Mini Goldendoodles is their size (though this is less of a concern with mini doodles since they’re both so tiny). Males tend to be slightly larger than females both in weight and height. If a larger dog is something that is important to you, getting a male dog is probably the best option, although if you want a large dog you should look into getting a medium or standard-sized Goldendoodle rather than a Mini.
Generally, dogs will develop the most natural bonds with a human of their opposite gender, and Mini Goldendoodles are no exception to that. If you value a close, natural bond with your dog, then you should get a Mini Goldendoodle that is the opposite gender of you and most of your family members. This is an especially good rule to live by if you need a service dog.
When it comes to service dogs, male Mini Goldendoodles will take great care of a female patient, and females typically do best with male patients.
Male and female Mini Goldendoodles are susceptible to different kinds of diseases. Males, for example, are susceptible to getting prostate cancer, and female Mini Goldendoodles can’t develop prostate cancer. Male Mini Goldendoodles are at a higher risk of developing bacterial infections and cysts on their reproductive organs than female Mini Goldendoodles are. The rest of their potential health risks are pretty much the same, including hip dysplasia.
The only time when you should really be asking which gender is better is when you are considering getting a second Mini Goldendoodle. The best pairing you could have is a male and a female because the fight for dominance will be minimal or nonexistent. They should be able to get along with very few issues after they get used to each other.
You can pair two males together with minimal problems as well, although it is best if they are both neutered. It may be slightly rocky at first, but once one of them is able to assert dominance, the fights will stop.
Don’t have two female Mini Goldendoodles in the same household, as they will fight constantly. Despite popular belief, two female Mini Goldendoodles will fight more often than two male Mini Goldendoodles.
Mini Goldendoodles: The Pros and Cons
Now that you know what the differences are between male and female Mini Goldendoodles, your next item of business is to learn what the general pros and cons of having a Mini Goldendoodle are so you can decide if this dog breed is right for you. Mini Goldendoodles are fairly non-temperamental, friendly, and easy to please regardless of size or gender.
Mini Goldendoodles are friendly and sweet. Regardless of whether they are female or male, regular or mini, your Goldendoodle will likely make an excellent companion for you. Additionally, they can find homes almost anywhere because they are hypoallergenic and don’t shed much. This means there is almost no reason why a Mini Goldendoodle can’t make a great pet for you.
Mini Goldendoodles do get somewhat jealous if other dogs are trying to befriend their families, but they are also fiercely loyal and devoted. You can depend on a Mini Goldendoodle to be by your side for the best and the worst. If nothing else, buy a Mini Goldendoodle if you want a loyal companion.
Mini Goldendoodles are small and fun to cuddle with, but they also sometimes struggle with separation anxiety. This can be extremely hard to deal with, especially for those who enjoy traveling a lot or have to leave their dogs at home while they go to appointments or work. The nice thing is because they’re small, they are more portable than other, larger dogs. However, anxiety in a dog can still be frustrating to deal with.
In addition, Mini Goldendoodles are extremely expensive. Mini Goldendoodles are a designer cross-breed of dogs and will therefore come at a designer price. Starting prices usually come somewhere around $1,500, though Mini Goldendoodles can be as expensive as $3,000. Plus, when you pile on the costs of food, training, and vet visits, you’ve got a massive bill on your hands.