A SIZE FOR EVERYONE
It is first important to note that many breeders use different definitions and terms for sizes. We never guarantee sizes since the genetics involved is never a sure thing!
Below are the different sizes and definitions that we use to identify our Goldendoodles.
1-Standard Goldendoodle sizes are the largest classification of Goldendoodle: The Large Standard Goldendoodle averages 24 to 26 inches in height and weighs 50 to 90 pounds. Most standard Goldendoodles however are about 22-24" tall and weight around 50-70 pounds. The average height and weight for a Small Standard Goldendoodle is 20 to 22 inches and 40 to 50 pounds.
2-Medium-sized adult Goldendoodles are usually between 15-20 inches 30 to 45 pounds. When Rudy (a moyen poodle) is bred to one of our small standard moms most of his puppies will fall in this range but some of his pups may be closer to the small standard size. Breeding two mediums together will result in less variance and a greater likelihood of "true mediums."
3-Miniature Goldendoodle is the result of a Miniature or Toy Poodle bred with a Golden Retriever or Standard Goldendoodle. The full-grown Miniature-or Mini-Goldendoodle most often reaches 13 to 20" in height and 15 to 35 pounds. Cole is our miniature poodle and will produce minis. Sometimes two minis are bred together to have less variation in size.
4-Petite Goldendoodle is the result of a Toy Poodle bred with a Mini Goldendoodle or a true Medium Goldendoodle. These puppies will be less than 25 lbs (typically 15-25lbs) and 10 to 18". Some breeders don't distinguish between Petites and Minis but we felt that it was important to have a distinction between the two sizes since we will likely breed Paisley and Cole in the future.
As you can see, there is overlap between the size/weights of petites, miniatures, mediums and standards and many breeders use different "names" for these sizes.
What sizes do we offer at Ridge & Valley Farm?
- Medium to Small Standard (currently)
- Medium to Minature (beginning winter 2018/19)
- Miniature to Petite (beginning early Summer 2019)
- Small Standard to Full Size Standard (beginning Fall 2019)