In the grocery store at the checkout, there are candy bars and magazines and a handful of soft drinks. They’re called impulse buys. One thing that you’ll never see is a dog. No way, no how. A puppy is not an impulse buy, nor should it be.
As part of your research, you should know how big your dog is going to get. So you're considering a Golden Mountain Doodle puppy? Great choice! But before you bring one of these cuties home, there are a few things you should know about their size. (Learn about their overall health and lifespan here.)
We'll answer all your questions about Golden Mountain Doodle size, from how big they get to what to expect in terms of weight and height.
We'll also need to talk about some of the other factors you need to consider before bringing one of these furry friends into your life.
Where Golden Mountain Doodles Come From Affect Size and Weight
These hybrid dogs are a mix of the Poodle, the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Golden Retriever, and they make wonderful family pets. Golden Mountain Doodles are wildly intelligent as well as being highly trainable. It’s important that they be trained as early as you’re able. This intellect can work against their family partners if they learn bad habits.
Golden Mountain Doodles are energetic just like their parent breeds. Exercise and socialization allow them to work through their excess energy and help them to focus on learning the lay of the land or just a simple trick.
There’s not much to dislike about this loving and playful breed. Just make sure that you have the time, attention and space to dedicate to their needs and your family is up to being furry team players.
In What Sizes Do Golden Mountain Doodles Come?
While many mixed breeds come in three or more sizes, Golden Mountain Doodles only come in two. Those sizes are standard and mini. The size of the Golden Mountain Doodle depends on the genetic makeup of the parents that are being bred.
For example, the smaller the puppy, it’s more likely that a Miniature Poodle was used in creating that specific line.
All Golden Mountain Doodles are multigenerational on some level or another. How multigenerational your specific pup is - whether it be an F1 or an F3 or somewhere in between - could greatly affect the size and look of your future dog.
As with any breed, there is a lot of variation in size, so it's important to ask the breeder about the parents' sizes if you're concerned about how big your pup will get.
How Big Do Standard Golden Mountain Doodles Get in Terms of Weight?
Standard is a misnomer here. In most other breeds, a standard Golden Mountain Doodle would be a large dog. The average size of a standard Golden Mountain Doodle is about 70 to 90 pounds and 24-26 inches tall.
Some might weigh as little as 45 pounds. Others might be close to 100. They very much follow in the Golden Retriever's footsteps when it comes to their size. Since they do fall on the larger size, exercise and socialization are of paramount importance. The Golden Mountain Doodle isn’t a lazy breed - best still to keep them in check.
There’s always a chance that your puppy will land outside of these expected sizes. If you give them the time, attention and proper exercise, there shouldn’t be an issue keeping them in great condition.
How Large Do Mini Golden Mountain Doodles Get?
Mini Golden Mountain Doodles are kind of like the small size at a fast-food chain. Everything pretty much starts at medium despite the name. This is the smallest size they come in.
As a fully grown adult, the Mini Golden Mountain Doodle weighs as little as 25 pounds. They can top out over 50 pounds though. They almost get as big as their larger Standard counterpart. Same goes for their height. They can reach about 22 inches tall. Even the smaller Mini will stand 18 inches tall.
Like with most Minis, don’t let the name fool you. They can still run literal rings around larger dogs.
The Mini here is one of the most common bred Golden Mountain Doodles. The Standard could be a little on the large side for most families. Small enough to run around the backyard, the Mini fits perfectly with most people. If you do lack space, the Mini could fit into your home with the proper exercise and a diet plan.
Which Size Golden Mountain Doodle Is Right For You?
You're interested in a Golden Mountain Doodle and you're not sure which size is right for you. That's perfectly understandable.
The biggest consideration is space relative to size. While Mini may sound appealing, double-check your schedule to consider the time it’ll take to train your moderately-sized Golden Mountain Doodle.
Maybe a Standard sounds more appealing. A bigger apartment or a larger home with a backyard with room to run and play needs to be considered. The energy is strong with this breed regardless of size.
If you have very young children, there are two things to note. A larger dog of any breed could topple your toddler over. Even the smaller sizes are larger in the overall scheme of things. You’ll be training your youngster and your fur baby how to act around each other in concert.
The Bernese Mountain Dog is a herding breed. As this is one of the Golden Mountain Doodles' parent breeds, they could nip at tiny ankles in order to keep everyone in line. These two items aren’t as much of a problem with older children.
Golden Mountain Doodles are adorable as puppies. But they’re only small for a short time. Mini’s will grow to full size in about a year. Standards hold out for a little longer. By about 13 months to a year and a half, they'll reach full size.
Each size has its own unique set of characteristics and benefits, so it's important to choose the one that's right for you. If you're not sure which size is best, our experts are happy to help!
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Jenna and the JLDD Team