The Micro Mini Goldendoodle – A Complete Guide To the Cutest Dog?

Micro-Mini Goldendoodle? 

Sounds complicated. Let me simplify it:

A Micro Mini Goldendoodle is a crossbreed between a golden retriever and a toy poodle. What a match, right?

If you don’t know what a toy poodle is, they are the smallest poodles of all poodles. 

As the name “micro-mini Goldendoodle” already suggests, the purpose of a micro mini Goldendoodle is to create a smaller size of the adorable Goldendoodle. 

Like Labradoodles, Goldendoodles are multi-generational and very loved. 

Their popularity, however, leads to unethical breeding, which ultimately ends up with them being in a shelter. 

However, breeders use the “micro mini” feature to their advantage. 

They make more sales when they market the “micro mini” size. 

Here is a Quick Overview of the Goldendoodle: 

Other Names None
Weight 5-25 Pounds 
Height10-20  inches 
Lifespan 12-15 years 
Colors black, brown, silver, apricot, gold, sable, merle, or parti 
Health 6/10
Grooming Needs8/10
Exercise Needs8/10
Shedding 9/10
Kid Friendliness 10/10
Pet-friendliness 10/10
Protectiveness 6/10
Good for apartments Yes
Average puppy cost 1,600 – 2,600 USD 

Micro Mini Goldendoodle Mix Characteristics 

micro mini goldendoodle

Size: 10-12 inches

Weight: 5-10 pounds 

Colors: black, brown, silver, apricot, sable, merle, parti, or gold 

Coat Type: flat, straight, wavy, or curly.

Micro Mini Goldendoodles are tiny cute dogs that weigh from 5 to 10 pounds. Their size varies from 10 to 12 inches. 

The sizes vary slightly because they are intentionally bred to be this small.

It’s why they are so loved. 

The bright golden color of the Golden Retriever combined with the tight curls of the Miniature Poodle is the most favored coat for this cross.

However, these Goldendoodles come in black, brown, silver, apricot, sable, merle, and parti too.

Although the most common coat type is curly, they sometimes have wavy or straight hair. 

It mostly depends on whether the Golden Retriever’s genes or the toy Poodle’s genes are stronger. 

Parent Breeds

As previously discussed, the micro-mini Goldendoodle is the perfect blend of a Toy Poodle and a Golden Retriever. 

So, let’s get to know the parents so that we can understand Goldendoodles better. 

Golden Retrievers 

Golden Retrievers are very popular worldwide, especially in America.

Goldens are intelligent and extremely loyal dogs. Golden Retrievers are the perfect family companions because of their gentleness, intelligence, and activeness. 

Also, their adorable smiles are undeniable. 

Golden Retrievers are so beautifully golden and shiny, making them very attractive dogs. 

Toy Poodle

Another exceptional dog is the toy Poodle. 

Toy Poodles are very small, elegant, witty, and beautiful dogs. They are also very intelligent and fun-loving dogs. 

They are great family dogs. 

However, don’t let their size and looks deceive you; Toy Poodles have very strong personalities and would not condone being left out of the family. 

They also learn very fast, which means they are highly trainable. 


Goldendoodles, in general, are a joy to be around. 

Micro mini Goldendoodles are mostly calm, affectionate, easy-going, and smart dogs. 

These are the general traits that one would find if they decide to welcome a micro mini Goldendoodle in their lives. 

Like all multi-generational dogs, micro mini Goldendoodles are hard to predict, which most breeders don’t want to tell you. 

Thus, to be on the safe side, before buying or adopting a micro mini Goldendoodle, consider spending some time with the parents. 

When you play and visit your puppy’s parents, you will learn more about your Goldendoodle. And then, it will be easier for you to decide whether your puppy’s temperament is something you can deal with. 

As a general rule, if the parents have a good temperament, your Goldendoodle will probably have a good temperament as well. 

The moment you decide to take your puppy home, start socializing them. Take them to dog parks, give them a chance to meet other people and dogs, and show them love. 

Your micro mini Goldendoodle is a great mix between the loving and calm Golden Retriever and the energetic and energetic Poodle.   

Moreover, they get their gentle nature from their Golden Retriever parent, which makes them suitable for families with children. 

Health and lifespan 

If you want a small-sized dog, it comes with a price. 

Unfortunately, due to their small size, micro mini Goldendoodles have many health issues. 

According to veterinarians, micro mini Goldendoodles are prone to the following illnesses:

Micro mini Goldendoodles have more health issues than a standard Goldendoodle because of their small size. Veterinarians have agreed that micro Goldendoodles are more susceptible to the following health issues:

  • Liver shunts 
  • Heart defects
  • Seizures
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Respiratory problems 

Before deciding on adopting or purchasing a micro mini Goldendoodle, consider the health issues that they might face, and consider whether you will be able to treat them. 

I can tell you for sure, that they are definitely worth caring for. 

Nutritional Needs 

Having any pet at home is a responsibility that many underestimate. 

If you have a micro-mini Goldendoodle at home, it is best to be informed of their nutrition so that you are able to protect them. 

Generally, puppies need to be fed more than adult dogs. 

A micro-mini Goldendoodle puppy will need to eat from 3 to 4 times a day. They should also eat the right amount. 

Ideally, you should give your puppy 2-3 cups of food a day. 

If you see their ribs, then it is possible that they are not eating enough. 

If this is the case, consult your veterinarian. 

When your micro mini Goldendoodle grows up, you can start gradually reducing the amount of food they have to 2 meals a day. You can learn how to transition your dog from puppy food to adult food here. 

On another important note, consider feeding your four-legged best friend around the same time every day. A routine is more comfortable for them and makes them feel more secure. 

Last but definitely not least, make sure your micro mini Goldendoodle stays hydrated. 

Provide them with many water bowls around the house, so that they have easy access to it. 

Water is vital for your Goldendoodle’s healthy, and it helps them digest properly, which can reduce the digestion problems we discussed earlier. 

Grooming Needs & Shedding

If you or your family have any allergies to dog hair, then these micro mini cuties are perfect for you. 

Micro mini Goldendoodles most commonly have curly to wavy hypoallergenic coats. 

They have little to no shedding. However, if your micro mini Goldendoodle has straight hair, they will most probably shed like their Golden Retriever parent.

You do not need to worry about hair lying around in your house.  Ultimately, this means you don’t have to vacuum a lot either. 

Since your Goldendoodle is double-coated, it is best to brush their hair daily. 

Brushing will help your Goldendoodle’s coat stay shiny, healthy, and beautiful.

It is also important to note that their curly coat will need constant brushing to keep the hair from getting tangled or matted. 

Generally, Goldendoodles need to be bathed once a month. Especially if they play outside in the dirt.

An added bonus is that your micro mini Goldendoodle is so tiny that the grooming will not be too time-consuming.

Exercise Needs 

Small sizes, many advantages. 

Here’s the thing: Since Goldendoodles are smaller in size, they don’t need as much exercise as standard-sized Goldendoodles. 

They also will not be destructive if you keep them in your apartment. They adapt well there. 

However, that does not mean that you should completely ignore training your doggo; all dogs need exercise. 

Goldendoodles are generally energetic, and this energy needs to be put to good use. 

Consider giving your Goldendoodle from 1 to 2 hours of exercise a day. 


The Miniature Goldendoodle is easy to train since they are smart, eager to please, and eager to listen to orders.

Their intelligence also makes them pick up on tricks easily and quickly while still maintaining their calm and relaxed demeanor. 

Your Goldendoodle will do very well in puppy training class because they are very social and loving dogs. 

They enjoy meeting new dogs and people. 

It’s important to keep in mind that dogs get separation anxiety, especially affectionate and family dogs like micro-mini Goldendoodles. 

So, you might want to start warming them up to the idea that you will not be always present in order to avoid separation anxiety. 

As Family Dogs 

Being around Goldendoodles is an honest blessing. 

If you decide to add a mini micro Goldendoodle to your family, you can expect to have a very people-oriented family member who will probably stick by your side all the time. 

This means that if they find you relaxing on the couch, they will happily come to snuggle next to you. 

If you give your Goldendoodle a lot of love and attention, they will happily accept it with open arms. 

However, you have to look out for them developing separation anxiety. This is crucial if you are going to be leaving them alone for long, as Goldendoodles don’t do well when they are left alone for hours every day. 

Fortunately, there are things you can do to make it easier for your dog and help them adapt to this lifestyle, and you can learn how to help your Goldendoodle adapt to being left alone here. I also discuss how long they can be left alone at every age without having them develop serious behavioral issues, so do make sure to check it out.

If you have children, you should not have to worry about them being hostile to them or jealous of them. 

Micro mini Goldendoodles are very gentle and will be very nice and patient to your children. 

Biting will also be very low on your list of worries. However, they may still bite during their teething period as does any other dog, and you will need to teach them bite inhibition, or if you have their parents at home, they will usually do this when they’re playing with them.

As Guard Dogs 

I have already discussed that micro-mini Goldendoodles are very people-oriented and social dogs. 

While this is an admirable trait, it also means that they are very accepting of strangers and will love it if they give them attention. 

Thus, if you were hoping that your Goldendoodle would warn you if there is stranger danger, you are wrong. 

Not only are they too small to be guard dogs, but they are also very friendly. 

If you want a guard dog of a similar size, then a Mini Australian Shepherd might be a better option for you. 

Where to find them? 

When deciding on a dog, it is always better to check your local shelter for available dogs. 

It is way more rewarding to rescue a dog than it is to purchase one. By rescuing a micro mini Goldendoodle, you are also avoiding the risk of unethical breeding. 

Unethical breeding is often a recurring problem with multi-generational dogs. 

Breeders often raise them on unhygienic farms, which results in them being unhealthy. 

If you find a good and trusted breeder, ask the right questions. 

For instance, you should ask whether the parents are healthy and make sure that they are not passing any genetic health issues to their child. 

The following should be happily provided to you by an ethical breeder.  

  • A genetic test 
  • A reasonable price
  • Proper socialization for puppies
  • Records with updated vaccines and worming
  • A two-year health guarantee

Before you do decide to go get a Goldendoodle, no matter what generation or type, you need to learn more about them. You need to learn how to choose the right dog for you and how to prepare yourself, your home, and your family for your dog.

I discuss all of this and summarize all of my life’s experiences in this post on everything you need to know before getting a Goldendoodle here, so do make sure to check it out. You can also reach out to me if you still have any questions about owning one even after reading this guide. You can reach me through my contact page here.

All About the Micro Mini Goldendoodle Mix in a nutshell 

Micro Mini Goldendoodles are the result of Toy Poodle and Golden Retriever breeding. They usually do not exceed 10 pounds and 12 inches. They are joyful, calm, intelligent, social dogs. Their affection and gentleness make them great family dogs. They are low to non-shedding and mostly low-maintenance. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

How much do Micro Mini Goldendoodles cost? 

Micro Mini Goldendoodles range from 1,600 to 2,600 USD. They can sometimes cost up to 5,000USD, but that is a rare case. The small size makes the price significantly high. Please note that the prices may vary from one breeder to the other. 

What is the Micro Mini Goldendoodle’s lifespan? 

Your micro mini Goldendoodle will live with you for up to 15 years. They will be your lifelong companions. They will be affectionate and loving. When you have children, or if you already have children, you won’t have to worry about them being hostile towards your children. 

When are Micro Mini Goldendoodles fully grown? 

When your micro mini Goldendoodle turns 1, they will be finally fully grown. Adult Goldendoodles are calmer, gentler, and less energetic. However, each Goldendoodle is unique and grows their own way. 

What is the weight of a fully grown Micro Mini Goldendoodle? 

A fully grown micro mini Goldendoodle would weigh 10 pounds and will be around 12 inches tall. Of course, these numbers will vary from one micro mini Goldendoodle to the other. However, the difference will not be too different.

Helpful Resources

Goldendoodle Dog Breed: Information and Personality Traits

Living with a Retriever: Recommendations and Sources

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