Goldendoodles were first bred in the 1960s but rose to popularity as a favorite designer breed in the 1990s. These fun, affectionate dogs are known to be sweet and patient with children and build strong bonds with their families as pups. A crossbreed between a poodle and golden retriever, Goldendoodles were initially bred to offer pet owners a larger alternative to the cockapoo (cocker spaniel/poodle mix), which was already popular at the time. Since Goldendoodles are a comparatively new breed, many of the pups alive today are first-generation, meaning they are the offspring of golden retrievers and poodles.
In general, a Goldendoodle will be full grown at approximately 12 months or 52 weeks. At 12 months old, your Goldendoodle will be approximately 97% of their total body weight which will consider that to be full grown. Over the course of their life, they will gain a little more weight and fill out, but they will be fully grown and the growth curve will start to level off. You can check out our Goldendoodle weight graph below. If you want to genetically test how big your Goldendoodle will get, we highly suggest you check out Embark DNA Tests.
The Goldendoodle is a “designer dog,” a hybrid dog breed resulting from mixing the Poodle with the Golden Retriever. Like all other designer “breeds,” this Doodle is not truly a breed of its own, but is a crossbreed — and in this case, a cross that is enjoying growing popularity.
General Features of A Full Grown Goldendoodle
- Designer dogs, also called hybrids, aren’t true breeds — they’re crosses of two specific breeds. If you’re interested in a Goldendoodle puppy, understand that his looks, size, and temperament aren’t as predictable as those of purebreds, since you don’t know which characteristics from each breed will show up in any given dog.
- The Goldendoodle is the result of Poodle to Golden Retriever breedings. So far there are very few multigenerational breedings (crosses between two Goldendoodles).
- The Goldendoodle is considered to be a non- to light shedder, but he requires regular grooming and clipping. If the coat is kept short, it should be clipped every six to eight weeks and brushed every few weeks. If the coat is kept in its natural state, it should be brushed once every week or two.
- The Goldendoodle is not a watch dog, and he’s generally not known to be noisy. He may not bark even if someone knocks on the door.
- Although he’s got an average energy level, the Goldendoodle is not recommended for apartments. He does much better in a home with a fenced yard.
- The Goldendoodle requires about 20 to 30 minutes of daily exercise.
- Being a wonderful family companion, the Goldendoodle generally gets along well with children and does well with other dogs and family pets.
- The Goldendoodle is a very social dog who should not live away from his family. He’s are not suited to living in a kennel or outside; he wants to be in the house.
- The Goldendoodle can suffer from separation anxiety if left for long periods at a time.
- The Goldendoodle may make an excellent companion to people with allergies.
The Three Sizes Of Goldendoodles
As with many hybrid dog types, Goldendoodles have been bred to come in a variety of sizes to accommodate owner needs and preferences. The most common sizes for Goldendoodles are standard, medium, and miniature Goldendoodle. Let’s look at the Goldendoodle size and weight in each class.
Standard-size Goldendoodles are the largest of the three classes, so potential owners should be ready to accommodate them with more space to live and play. Female and male standard Goldendoodles weigh 50 pounds or more. Expect an adult size standard Goldendoodle to measure around 22 inches or more from the floor to the top of the shoulder.
Medium Goldendoodles are a popular choice as they are small enough to live in apartments and condos but large enough to serve as working dogs or substantial family pets. From floor to shoulder, medium Goldendoodles typically stand around 15 to 20 inches as adults. Both genders stay in a comparable weight range when fully grown, coming in between 30 and 45 pounds.
These mini Goldendoodle small dogs are lovable furballs that can be an ideal choice for those who live in small apartments, travel frequently in RVs or just want a loyal friend in a bite-sized package. Like medium Goldendoodles, males and females are comparable in stature and weigh under 30 pounds as adults. They usually stand around 15 inches at the shoulder when fully grown.
How Much Does A Goldendoodle Weigh?
There’s actually a pretty wide range for how much a Goldendoodle can weigh. Standard Goldendoodles are considered large dogs, whereas miniature Goldendoodles are considered small/medium dogs.
Generally speaking, a full grown standard Goldendoodle can weigh anywhere between 45 and 90 pounds.
You can get a better estimate for how much a Goldendoodle puppy will weigh when it’s fully grown by knowing the size of the puppy’s parents. While you can’t plug mom’s weight and dad’s weight into a formula, you can get a sense of how big your Goldendoodle will grow up to be.
Herman, our American Kennel Club registered Standard Poodle Sire, weighs in at 60 pounds. This means our Goldendoodle puppies don’t reach the upper weight limits.
How Much Does A Miniature Goldendoodle Weigh?
In addition to F1 Goldendoodles, F1b Goldendoodles, and F2 Goldendoodles, we also offer Minature Goldendoodle litters.
Miniature Goldendoodles are called mini, but that doesn’t mean they are teacup or toy size dogs. They actually fall in the small/medium dog size range, and are known as “mini/mediums”.
A full grown miniature Goldendoodle weighs around 30 to 35 pounds on average. Mini Goldendoodles are every bit as loving, friendly, and playful as standard Goldendoodles, they’re just sized down. They also have the same gorgeous, non-shedding coats that Goldendoodles are famous for!
How Big Will My Goldendoodle Puppy Be?
At eight weeks it’s difficult to tell which puppy in the litter will be the biggest. From birth until the gotchya day, puppies have fluctuated back and forth in terms of who weighs the most. Generally, the smallest puppy at 8 weeks will stay the smallest and the biggest puppy at eight weeks will stay the biggest, but that’s not always the case. The older the goldendoodle puppy, the more accurately you’ll be able to estimate its adult weight.
Even though adult weight is a bit of a guess for a young puppy, expect mini goldendoodles to weigh 4lbs-9lbs at 8 weeks of age. A standard will likely weigh 9+ pounds at 8 weeks old and a medium will probably fall somewhere in the 8-10lb range. A medium puppy and standard puppy may both weigh 9lbs at 8 weeks old, but the standard puppy with gain weight at a quicker rate than the medium. For a rough estimate of adult weight for your mini F1b goldendoodle, multiple your pup’s 8 week weight by 4.3.
When Do Goldendoodles Stop Growing?
If you are wondering when is a Goldendoodle full-grown, you are not the only one. After all, it is incredibly important to know when you can expect your pup to slow down in foot intake and puppy-like behaviors.
Luckily, our Goldendoodle growth chart below can help you monitor your puppy’s growth.
To begin with, all Goldendoodles will stop growing at a variety of ages. In general, your dog should be done growing right around a year and a half of age.
They might reach their final height sooner, maybe around 12 months, but they should continue to gain weight until at least a year and a half.
Some Goldendoodles will still continue to grow past that 18 month part, making it to 20 or 22 months before finally stopping growing.