Toy Goldendoodle (Petite Goldendoodle)

The Toy Goldendoodle is gifted by the breeding of three breeds, toy golden doodle is a crossbreed amongst golden retriever, poodle and cocker spaniel and thus golden doodle brings the best of three worlds. This breed is also known as the Petite Goldendoodle.

Golden Retriever x The Poodle x Cocker Spaniel


The Petite Goldendoodle is a designer dog that likely dates back to the early 2000s. The interbreeding is arranged as such that the breed has a cute small height. This is achieved by downsizing an adult female Golden Retriever breed by crossing the breed with Cocker Spaniel.

This results in the offspring possessing an appealing small height. This breed further is bred with Miniature Poodles. And the offspring thus born is a Toy Goldendoodle. Thus, this resultant new breed is a ¼ Goldendoodle, a ¼ Cocker Spaniel, and a ½ Poodle.

Toy Goldendoodle Pictures

The Appearance of Toy Goldendoodles

The Toy Goldendoodle is a very small-size dog with a teddy bear look, having round black eyes, a dark muzzle, with their ears hanging close to their shoulders.

The breed has shaggy hair to add to the cuddly look and in addition, golden doodles show less or no shedding. The shaggy hair adds to the appealing quotient of golden doodles look. The protruding muzzle adds cuddliness of the look.

These perky peppy pooches could have any of those colors that suit a nude handbag or stockings. Golden doodles have brown, golden, apricot, white or cream colors, live up to 10-15 years of age and weigh 10-18 pounds and grow up to 55-66 cm.

Both puppies and adult Toy Goldendoodles are generally hypoallergenic and thus present you with hassle-free parenting. Whether the reason is hassle-free parenting, small height or the shiny round black eyes, golden doodles look appealing to the core.

In addition, these snugly buddies have loose ears that droop, and thus add to the ensemble panoply of cuteness.

Quick Information & Facts

NameToy Goldendoodle
Other NamesPetite Goldendoodle
ColorWhite, cream, brown, apricot, golden
CoatCurly, Thick, Wavy
Breed TypeCrossbreed
Breed GroupToy dog, designer dog, watchdog, lapdog
SizeSmall -Medium Sized
Hieght11-16 inches
Weight10-18 pounds
Life Span/Life Expentancy10-15 Years
TemperamentIntelligent, Sweet, Loyal, Lovable, Proctive
HypoallergenicYes (if inherits poodle coat-type)
Energy LevelActive
Good with ChildrenYes
Good with Other DogsYes
Country of OriginUSA
Competitive Registration/Qualification InformationDRA

Temperament & Behavior

Petite Goldendoodles are the perfect example of how big personas come in small packages! They can be ideal for families with children, housewives seeking endearment from pets, working professionals seeking love and affection after work. Because of their smaller size, they make excellent apartment dogs.

One of the reasons that golden doodles are preferred over other pets is that these are obedient and stay loyal to their families.

Petite Goldendoodles are a bright, friendly dog who gets along well with people, kids, and other pets. They are usually quiet though will bark to alert their families if they see a stranger. This makes them a good watchdog.

Toy Goldendoodles indeed exude quite a confetti of behaviors. They do exhibit problems arising from an intelligent brain and consciousness. When left alone golden doodles exhibit annoyance before their families.

If left alone for prolong time these small but conscious pooches could show emotional imbalance and exhibit barking to separate themselves from the family, to act angered. The family indeed needs to stay put through its pooch’s tantrums in such cases.


These little dogs are fairly active and require near about an hour and a half period of exercise every day to keep him physically fit and mentally stimulated.

Because of his smaller size, walks are best to be short and frequent and a visit to the dog park where he can interact and play actively with other dogs would be a great addition to his exercise ritual.

The doodle might need more time of exercise if it comes from a work-line golden retriever parent.


Petite Goldendoodle has a thick, dense coat that is soft and curly like a Poodle. The breed is considered as a non– or low-shedding dog. Their wavy coat needs your attention at least once or twice a week. Brush them with a soft-bristled brush to ensure hygiene and untangled hair.

Bathing can be done as needed and because of his floppy ears, a weekly inspection and cleaning are needed to prevent infection.

Health Problems

No breed specific health issues have been noticed in the Petite Goldendoodles. Some of the conditions and illnesses they may be prone to include eye conditions such as progressive retinal atrophy, cataracts; issues such as aortic stenosis;

In order that your petite golden doodle stays away from diseases, ask the breeder about the dog’s pedigree and check if the parents had any such diseases.


Petite Goldendoodles are bright and obedient doggies, who listen to your commands. Their intelligence, obedience, and love for learning new things make them easily trainable.

oth obedience and socialization training should take place when he is a puppy in order to bring out the best of this breed.

In order to train a golden doodle, one will have to slowly introduce a pup to a new environment and use positive reinforcement using toys and treats to incorporate both routine and discipline in a toy golden doodle. Always be comforting in your demeanor and see the puppy learning gradually but impressively.

Above all, these cute receptacles of happiness live well and transform any atmosphere or place into a repository of merriment.


The Toy Goldendoodle is a small- to medium-sized dog and will need a high quality diet that is suited to his size, age, and activity level.

Be sure his food is specifically geared to his age and activity level and avoid fillers such as carbs and grains that will make him want to eat more in order to feel full.

Poodles can be prone to digestive issues so avoid high fat meals.


Toy Goldendoodle Puppies are adorable but can grow up to have poor pooch manners if not trained properly and socialized at an early age.

Toy Goldendoodle Puppies Images

Video: Toy Goldendoodle Puppies

Interesting Facts

  • All the Petite Goldendoodles belonging to the first generation (F1) have been conceived using artificial insemination.
  • Of late, other than Cocker Spaniels, other types of spaniels are also being used by many breeders for developing the Petites. Hence, it is wise for the owner to ask the breeder about the pup’s exact lineage.