The goldendoodle is a dog that is a mix between a poodle and golden retriever. If the parent poodle is a toy or miniature poodle, the result of the poodle/retriever mix is a miniature goldendoodle.
Goldendoodles come in three sizes. The mini goldendoodle is the medium-sized variety, in between the standard and the tiny goldendoodle. They are usually 13 to 21 inches in height and weigh 25 to 50 pounds as adults.
Goldendoodles are very smart dogs, as poodles and retrievers are both in the top ten most intelligent dogs in the world according to PetMedsOnline. They are loyal and easily trained. Goldendoodles are great family dogs and are also good apartment dwellers.
Exercise and Grooming
Goldendoodles require a moderate amount of exercise and are generally happiest when around people. According to "The Goldendoodle & Labradoodle Website," goldendoodles should be combed every few weeks if their fur is unclipped. If clipped, goldendoodles only require grooming several times a year.