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Goldendoodle Size, & Coat Types

 Goldendoodle Sizes:

Petite range: Height: below 14 inches, typically 25 lbs. or less


Miniature range: Height: over 14 but under 17 inches (35cm to 42cm) at wither, typically 26-35 lbs.


Medium range: Height: over 17 but under 21 inches (43cm to 52cm) at wither, typically 36-50 lbs. 


Standard range: Height: over 21 inches (53cm to 63cm) at wither, typically 51 or more lbs.

Final size category of a dog will be determined at adulthood and is measured at the withers. Please be aware that the estimated size of a puppy by a breeder is an educated guess. Therefore, a puppy's final size may vary somewhat from a breeder's initial calculation.

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Goldendoodle coats come in 4 types:

Curly Coat: (the curl gene is KRT71): Curly coated goldendoodles have 2 copies of the curl gene (+/+) & the curly coat is often easy to see even at a young age. Many goldendoodle breeders claim a curly coat sheds less & is better for those with allergies. Geneticists have found this too not be the case, but rather, doodles with the double furnishing gene (F/F) shed less. Our mini Goldendoodle, Max, is an example of a curly coat.


Wavy Coat: (+/-). Wavy coated goldendoodles carry both a wavy gene & a curl gene. Our Hope is an example of a wavy coat & her fur is soft & velvety to the touch. 


Straight Coat: (-/-). Straight coated Goldendoodles can look very similar to the wavy coated doodles. The only way to know the difference between a straight & wavy coated Goldendoodle is to do genetic testing. Straight coated goldendoodles get both of their straight coat genes from their Golden Retriever lines, but they have 1 or 2 copies of the Furnishing gene from the poodle line that gives them their teddy bear face with facial hair & beard & eyebrows. 


Flat Coat (also known as Improper Coat): These pups do not carry the furnishings locus RSPO2 gene and are produced from parents that carry improper coats. The flat coated doodle has a muzzle that resembles a Golden Retriever’s and lacks the bearded look of the teddy bear goldendoodle. Flat coats can be produced in any generation even if they are bred back to a IC carrier poodle & this is another reason to buy from a breeder who does genetic testing. Flat coats are going to shed. We do NOT breed flat coated Goldendoodles. Without genetically testing breeding dogs, a breeder would not be able to predict what type of goldendoodle coat the puppies will have. 

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