How to Estimate a Mini Goldendoodle’s Size?


A mini Goldendoodle is the perfect addition to any family. They have all the great personality and characteristics that you want out of the standard Goldendoodle, without all of the big size. 

Since the standard Goldendoodle can get to be more than 55 pounds, this may be a bit big for a lot of homes. 

With the mini Goldendoodle, you can choose a pet that fits into your life a little bit more. 

But how can you estimate the size of a mini Goldendoodle?

How to Estimate a Mini Goldendoodle’s Size?

A mini Goldendoodle will be between four to nine pounds at eight weeks. By taking their weight at eight weeks and multiplying it by 4.3, you can get a good estimate on the weight your dog will be when they grow up. 

Most mini Goldendoodles will reach half their adult weight by the time they are four months old. 

Let’s take a closer look at the mini Goldendoodle to learn a bit more about the different weights of this dog compared to some of the other types of Goldendoodles and look more at how you can estimate their size as they grow. 

The size of your mini Goldendoodle is going to depend on their age and even their parents. 

There are a few different variations that can show up with the Goldendoodle depending on these factors, even within the mini breed.

You also may need to wait until they are a little bit older to figure out the size of the puppy or even to figure out which puppy out of the whole litter is going to be the biggest. 

During the first eight weeks of the puppy’s life, there will be a lot of fluctuation back and forth in terms of which puppy is going to weigh the most. 

By the time they get to eight weeks, they will keep the same weight order. 

So, if the puppy is the smallest in the litter by the time they go home with you, it is likely that they are going to stay the smallest and so on. 

The older the Goldendoodle gets, the easier it is to estimate how big they will be when they get older

Even though it is kind of guesswork to figure out the adult weight when the Goldendoodle is small, you can expect that when you pick up the Goldendoodle at eight weeks, they will be somewhere between 4 to 9 pounds. 

This is slightly less than the other options. 

The standard Goldendoodle, for example, will likely be more than 9 pounds at eight weeks and the medium is often in the 8 to 10-pound range. 

This means you will need to take what their weight is at eight weeks and then do a bit of math. 

If the puppy is an F1b Goldendoodle, just take their weight at 8 weeks and then multiply it by 4.3 to get an estimate of how big this dog will get. 

Like many other types of dog breeds, the Goldendoodle is often going to do most of their growing during the first six months. 

It is not uncommon for the mini Goldendoodle to reach half of their adult weight by the time they are just four months old. 

Their weight should start to level off between seven to 10 months of age depending on their parents. 

When Will My Goldendoodle Stop Growing?

As you are estimating the size of your dog, you may wonder when they are going to be done growing. 

Most dogs are going to finish growing somewhere between 1 to 2 years of age, but it is not uncommon for them to get to their maximum height by the time they are a year old. 

The rest of that time will be spent on them filling out. Your dog could hit a growth spurt right around that first birthday.

They may not get much taller though, but they will thicken up more than before. 

You will find that the Goldendoodle will have a special type of growing. The Golden Retriever parent is going to have a slower rate at growing tall compared to the Poodle, but they do happen to fill out more quickly. 

This can change the way that your Goldendoodle is going to grow depending on which parent they tend to get their genes from. 

Some Goldendoodles are going to grow at a slower rate than others, so do not be surprised if they are getting closer to two years before they hit that growth spurt and fill out.

Since it is the mini Goldendoodle, they should still stick around the smaller size compared to the traditional or standard Goldendoodle. 

If you are worried about the growth of your dog for any reason, then you should schedule an appointment with your vet as soon as possible. 

What are the Different Sizes for Mini Goldendoodles?

If you are looking for a mini Goldendoodle to bring to your home, then you need to make sure that you are choosing the right size for the dog. 

Most dog owners do not realize that there are three sizes that can fall into the “mini” Goldendoodle so it does depend on which one you want to have in your home. 

Most of the time, those who go with the mini Goldendoodle will want the one that is between 20 to 30 pounds. This is a lot of fun to play with and can be a great source of entertainment around the home. 

It is possible to have the teacup, petite or toy, and mini of the Goldendoodle and these can vary in size as well. 

Most breeders are going to consider a full-size mini Goldendoodle to be the type that is under 30 pounds, though there is not really a defined weight or height that comes with this dog since it is a crossbreed rather than a purebred. 

Since there are so many different sizes that could fit into this, you may see that there are smaller weight classes that bring in the toy or teacup Goldendoodle as well to provide some separation for all the different sizes. 

While a mini Goldendoodle could potentially get up to 30 pounds, the teacup Goldendoodle is going to be a little bit smaller. 

This one is any Goldendoodle that weighs less than 13 pounds and is often about 11 inches or so tall. 

This is a very small version of the mini Goldendoodle, but it does provide some great options for pets for those who live in a small apartment and do not have room for the full Goldendoodle. 

However, the smaller dog may deal with more birth defects and genetic problems. 

You can also go with the toy or petite Goldendoodle. These are a little bit bigger, coming in between 14 and 15 inches in height and weighing around 20 pounds or less in most cases. 

These have fewer birth defects too, which makes them a good option to add to your home. 

Compared to the mini Goldendoodle, which can get between 20 to 30 pounds and up to 18 inches tall, these will fit into small places better. 

Can I Use a Test to Predict the Size of My Goldendoodle?

While the calculations that we did above can do a great job to help you get an estimate on the size of your Goldendoodle, there are a few DNA tests that you can use to help predict the adult size of the mini Goldendoodle. 

One of the best tests is Embark, which will help you learn about a lot of different traits that the Goldendoodle may have, including their size. This does work on other breeds as well. 

This is a scientific method that can be pretty accurate, though you may see that the dog is smaller or bigger than what the test says because it is hard to get an accurate guess on this. 

However, to do this test, you just order a testing kit, send in the cheek swab, and then wait for the results. It should not take too long and can help you get a good idea about the genetics of the dog. 

Guessing Mini Goldendoodle Size

The Goldendoodle is one of the best dog breeds around. They are friendly, loyal, and intelligent, which helps them become one of the best companions around for the whole family to enjoy, no matter how many people are in the family. 

For many families who think that the standard Goldendoodle is too big at 55+ pounds, the mini Goldendoodle is a good alternative, providing them with all the benefits of the Goldendoodle without the size. 

Estimating the weight and height of this dog is not always possible, but it does provide you with a good way to figure out if you will have a dog who is bigger or smaller than average. 

By following some of the simple tips above, you will be able to get a good idea on the size of your new family pet. 

Jennifer Nelson

Jennifer loves animals! Jennifer used to work in animal rescue but she brought too many of them home so she had to stop. She loves caring for and sharing her knowledge for all kinds of pets.

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