What are Miniature Goldendoodles?
A Miniature Goldendoodle is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a miniature poodle (between 10-15 inches). Their average weight is 30 lbs with some being as small as 22 pounds or as large as 45 pounds. They have been bred since the 1990’s. The Goldendoodle is a hybrid cross, a first generation (F-1) and because of that they exhibit what is called “hybrid vigor”. Hybrid vigor is a phenomenon in referring to that fact that the pups produced from a first generation cross grow to be healthier than either of the parent lines. In other words, the best traits of both parents are passed down. The miniature Goldendoodles life expectancy is 15 to 17 years.
About Wine Country Goldendoodles
We are a small miniature Goldendoodle breeding operation in Sebastopol, California, located about an hour North of San Francisco in the heart of wine country. We breed, raise, board and even ship our cute puppies all over the United States. We have always had golden retrievers as our family dogs. In the late 1980’s we were approached to use Samson, our male golden, as a stud. We decided to trade his services for a champion line female whom we named Kayla, to fulfill our daughter’s dreams of eventually having golden retriever puppies. Kayla and Samson had their first litter of pups and that was the beginning of our breeding program…