Goldendoodles are quickly gaining popularity these days due to their many sought-after qualities. One of the most important ones is their size. Since Goldendoodles come in many different sizes they are appropriate for a variety of different owners. So if you are looking to get a Goldendoodle it is important to find which size is the most appropriate for you.
So, How big will a grownup Goldendoodle be? When fully grown, your Goldendoodle will be somewhere between 20 and 70 pounds and between 15 and 20 inches tall, depending on the size of your Goldendoodle.
This article will provide you with all the important information about sizing your Goldendoodle and will help you determine which size will be the most appropriate for your lifestyle and needs.
Why is it important to size your Goldendoodle properly?
When getting a dog it is important to be aware of its size. Knowing the size of the dog and acting accordingly is beneficial for the owner but even more so for the dog. Sizing the dog will help you avoid any anxiety-related issues. It is also important to look into the size of the dog you are looking into getting to make sure you will be able to take care of the dog and give the dog everything it needs to stay happy and healthy.
One of the most common misconceptions people have about a dog’s size is that a smaller dog will require less activity in their life and are easier to take care of. Smaller dogs are often full of energy due to their size and in terms require much more time than a bigger dog. They are also usually paired with a big personality which forces the owner to spend more time training them and give them more attention.
It is also crucial to take into account the amount of space you have to offer to the dog you are taking in. Larger dogs are, well larger and need more space to roam freely to avoid any kind of issues arising from lack of movement. Although this doesn’t completely rely on the fact that you have a big back yard it is important to provide the dog with enough space to move around when it is not spending time outside.
The size is also important if you are introducing the dog into a family with other pets or even younger children. Your smaller pet may be easier to harm if something unwanted happens. A bigger dog could unintentionally hurt your child by pushing it or other objects. On the other hand, smaller dogs can be much easier to hurt by bigger pets or even bigger children. It can also be much easier to adapt the child to a bigger dog since smaller dogs usually have a very strong temperament which leads them to get easily jealous of the attention the children get. In addition to that many breeds are unfit to be left around children unsupervised like Chihuahuas.
How to predict the size of the Goldendoodle?
Since Goldendoodles are a designer breed it is quite hard to predict its size. This will vary on many factors but the most influential are the parents. Goldendoodle’s size will usually fall somewhere between the size of the parents.
Since all Golden Retrievers are pretty much the same size, the size of your Goldendoodle will mostly be affected by the size of the Poodle parents. Golden Retrievers are usually around 75 pounds and 24 inches tall. While this is helpful it can only give you a general idea of how big your dog will be. There are five versions of The Poodle depending on the size: Standard, Miniature, Toy, Klein, and Teacup, however, Standard, Miniature, and Toy are the ones used most often.
Standard poodles are the biggest and heaviest used for breeding Goldendoodles. They will usually be 20 to 23 inches tall from the floor to the shoulders and will weigh somewhere between 45 and 80 pounds. Miniature Poodles are used if the breeders want medium to smaller-sized Goldendoodles. Miniature Poodles will be up to 15 inches in height and up to 18 pounds. The toy poodles are the smallest used for breeding Goldendoodles. While this will achieve the smallest Goldendoodles they will never be as small as the Toy poodle. Toy Poodles are about 10 inches tall and almost never be heavier than 10 pounds. Teacup Poodles are usually 9 inches tall and weigh around 6 pounds.
Goldendoodles will usually grow into their full size sometime between 1 and 2 years old depending on the type of the Goldendoodle. It is hard to accurately predict the size of your Goldendoodle. They will grow the fastest until they reach 50% of their adult size. However, there are certain formulas that will give you pretty accurate results.
You should take your Goldendoodle’s current weight and divide it by your dog’s age in weeks and then multiply the result by 52. This will give you the adult weight of your Goldendoodle. For example, if your puppy is 12 weeks old and weighs 10 pounds using this formula you will get a weight of 43 pounds as an adult Goldendoodles.
Different sizes of Goldendoodles
There are a few different types of Goldendoodles depending on the size: Standard, Medium, and Miniature Goldendoodles.
Standard Goldendoodles are great for people who have lots of free time and space for the Goldendoodle to play. This is the biggest size Goldendoodles come in and require the most attention and time as well as a lot of activity. This size of Goldendoodles is perfect for people who are looking for a larger more active dog. However, it is important to ensure plenty of space and free time for the dog. The male Goldendoodles will be somewhere between 55 and 70 pounds, and the female Goldendoodles will weigh up to 60 pounds. They will usually be 22 inches tall from the floor to the shoulders. Standard Goldendoodles will grow into their adult size sometime between 12 and 16 months of age.
Medium-sized Goldendoodles are a sweet spot for owners who want an active dog that is also adaptable to different living spaces as they are on the smaller side. They are big enough to make great exercise partners and they are not afraid of bigger dogs. This makes them the most popular size among Goldendoodles. Because of this, they are most common with breeders; therefore the price is not on the more expensive side.
The males and females are similar in size, but the difference will be a bit more noticeable, as females will be a bit smaller. If you are looking for a medium Goldendoodle on the smaller size you should consider getting a female they will be 16 to 20 inches tall and weigh between 35 and 50 pounds. They will reach the adult size at the age of 1 year.
Miniature Goldendoodles are the smallest in size. Their size comes from the Toy Poodle parent. They are perfect for owners living in smaller apartments and make a good choice for RV travelers. Although Goldendoodles are extremely active and athletic dogs, due to their size Miniature Goldendoodles will require the least amount of exercise. Their adult size will be reached by the time the Goldendoodles are 1 year old. They will usually weigh between 20 and 35 pounds and will be up to 15 inches tall.
This group of Goldendoodles divides into two other groups: Teacup and Toy Goldendoodles. Teacups are the smallest Goldendoodles and they rarely weigh more than 13 pounds and stand and around 11 inches tall. This is the most expensive type of Goldendoodles since they are the most rear. Many breeders avoid this type since it comes with many health issues stemming from its size. Toy Goldendoodles are a bit bigger than Teacups but still on the smaller side. They are perfect for owners who want a smaller but still active dog.