Should I Get a Medium or Standard Goldendoodle?

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As you know that you are able to find mini Goldendoodles, medium Goldendoodles, and standard Goldendoodles. You may be confused whether you have to get the medium one or the standard one. If so, you are able to read the explanation below about each size of Goldendoodle.

About Medium Goldendoodles

First, let’s take a look at the size of a medium Goldendoodle. The size of a medium Goldendoodle can reach around 30 to 50 lbs when they are fully grown. They are usually a blend of the characteristics of the Mini and Standard Goldendoodles as explained on the Jenna Lee Designer Doodles site. Not only that, medium size Goldendoodles also have a parentage that includes standard and miniature poodles. So, most of them have a blend of the mini and standard personalities.

Should I Get a Medium or Standard Goldendoodle

This Goldendoodle can be suitable for families who want a manageable size dog when they have to walk on a leash, traveling and many more. This goldendoodle is also suitable for car travel because the dog has intermediate size. This size of Goldendoodle often can be easily picked up and they can keep up with the owner well on walks or hikes and they are also easy to be carried and picked up when they are injured or need help.

If the owner is active and wants a companion to accompany them on jogs and other adventures and they think that managing a standard sized Goldendoodle is worrying, this medium may be their choice. However, the downside of this medium Goldendoodle is that they usually come from a blend of the Golden Retriever, Miniature Poodle and Standard Poodle so that the owner may find a bit of variability in their size and personalities.

Asking the breeder about the specific pup or litters’ parentage can be done to get a better understanding about these different characteristics. According to the Jenna Lee Designer Doodles site, the Medium Goldendoodle is the most versatile of the three sizes and it is suitable for most families.

Another thing that people need to know is that every dog has their individual personality, quirks and many more.

About Standard Goldendoodles

About Standard Goldendoodles

According to the Jenna Lee Designer Doodles site, usually the size of a Standard Goldendoodles is 50 to 80 lbs depending on the specific litter or parentage and according  to the We Love Doodles site the height can be around 22 inches tall. This Goldendoodle is usually gentle and laid back because Golden Retrievers and Standard Poodles, who are their parents, have a tendency to be gentle and patient. Even most of them are very tolerant of kids.

Standard Goldendoodles have the stamina to be able to keep up with the owner on any type of exercise such as jogging and hiking. However, Standard Goldendoodles also like to go hard for a while and then they will snooze. This goldendoodle size does not need as much constant stimulation throughout the day as a miniature doodle who may need short bursts of activity more often.

Standard Goldendoodle is a good option for an owner who needs an extra trainable dog and also who may be a good candidate to be a service dog or a therapy dog. For families who want element protection in their dog, the standard size Goldendoodle is suitable for them. However, the disadvantage of having a standard Goldendoodle is that it will take a lot of space. Let’s say that the owner wants to travel with the dog and they may struggle to fit in a tightly-packed car and plane and it means that the owner needs an extra seat and an ESA letter to allow the dog to fly. Not only that, a standard Goldendoodle which is poorly trained can be hard to live with because they will be hard to manage on a leash and they can be a force to be considered in the house because they are able to reach food on the counters or bite legs of furniture when they are chewing. Nevertheless, this dog is one of the most trainable breeds, but if the owner does not set boundaries, the dog may be destructive.

It is also important to note that a well-trained Standard Goldendoodle may even cause the occasional inconvenience unintentionally because of their size. For example, their wagging tails may drop beverage glasses on tables. These Standard Goldendoodles also need space to ‘stretch their legs’ such as by running in the backyard or daily walking. If it comes to their lives, they are able to live in an apartment happily, but note that the owner needs to commit to giving them daily exercise in enough portions.

Well, that’s the explanation about Medium Goldendoodles and Standard Goldendoodles according to the Jenna Lee Doodles site. Which size of Goldendoodles that you have to get, whether the standard one or the medium one, of course, it is up to you. As explained on the We Love Doodles site, you need to evaluate the space that you have for the dog and also you need to estimate the type of lifestyle that you live. Since Goldendoodles come from a working dog background, they are very active. However, if you are a muslim, I do not recommend you to have any dogs since muslim is forbidden to have a dog. Instead, if you are a muslim, you are able to have the other animals such as chickens, cats, sheeps, or the other animals which are not forbidden to be taken care of.

The Sizes of Goldendoodles

The size of Goldendoodles is not only the medium and standard ones. There are also the other sizes and you are able to see the list of Goldendoodles below according to the Five Barks site.

  • Toy (Petite)
    The weight of the adult one is 25 pounds and under and the height of the adult one is 14 inches and under. The age of maturity is at 8 to 11 months old.
  • Miniature (Mini)
    The weight of the adult one is 26 to 35 pounds and the height of the adult one is 14 to 17 inches. The age of maturity is 11 to 13 months old.
  • Medium
    The weight of the adult one is 36 to 50 pounds and the height is 17 to 20 inches. The age of maturity is 11 to 13 months.
  • Standard
    The weight of the adult one is 50 to 90 pounds and the height is 21 inches and up. The age of maturity is 12 to 16 months old.

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