The Medium Goldendoodle is one of the top sizes of Doodles. It is a gem among professional Doodle breeders such as Fox Creek Farm. We often consider this size to be a perfect balance between the friendly demeanor of the Golden Retriever and the intelligence and hypoallergenic qualities of the Poodle. “We find this size to be sturdy enough for active outdoor activities such as hiking, yet small enough to accommodate traveling with the family by car and living in apartments”, says Amy Lane. This article explores Medium Goldendoodles, from choosing your furry friend to understanding their unique characteristics and care requirements.
Medium Goldendoodles for Adoption
Adopting a Medium Goldendoodle is a journey filled with excitement and anticipation. This section will guide you through the process, highlighting the importance of finding ethical and responsible breeders who prioritize the health and well-being of their dogs. When you adopt from a shelter, you have yet to learn what quality dog you are getting, which can result in costly vet bills later down the road. “We wholeheartedly support our local Humane Society here in Morgan County, WV and believe all dogs should have a loving home and family. However, when small children or those with allergies to dogs will be the recipient of a furry family member, knowing the history of the puppy is crucial. We pride ourselves in holding the highest breed standards in ethical breeding”, stated Lane.
Research: Start with reputable sources and interview breeders by phone.
Visit: Professional breeders avoid visitation and don’t offer play dates with puppies due to the high risk of outsiders bringing pathogens into a clean nursery.
Adoption Process: Understand the steps involved in adopting your Doodle. A waiting list is typical for a quality breeder.
What Are Considered Medium Goldendoodles?
Medium Goldendoodles are the perfect middle-ground size, typically weighing 36 to 50 pounds and standing 17 – 20 inches tall at the top of the shoulder. This size makes them versatile and suited for various living situations, from apartments to spacious homes with yards.
Size specifics: Detailing measurements and weight in puppies can be difficult, so you have to expect a range in size.
Physical characteristics: Coat types, colors, and general appearance can be determined by the genetic testing of the parent dogs.
Genetic testing: You will know what you are buying with genetic testing. Ask for complete DNA and OFA panels of the parent dogs before purchasing.
We believe the Goldendoodle is the best breed for a family-friendly, warm, and cuddly best friend. Choosing a Medium Goldendoodle comes with a myriad of benefits. They are known for their adaptability, intelligence, and friendly nature, making them excellent family pets. Here are just a few reasons why people love this breed.
Temperament: Affectionate and good-natured.
Intelligence: Easy to train and eager to please.
Adaptability: Suitable for various living situations.
Health: Generally healthy with a lifespan of 12-15 years.
We see these traits above in all of the puppies we breed, and this is just one more reason to choose a Goldendoodle over any other Doodle breed.
What Generations Are Low or No Shed Goldendoodles?
Understanding the different generations of Goldendoodles is crucial for potential owners concerned with allergies or shedding. F1, F1B, F2, F2B, and Multigen have varying coats, from wavy to curly or straight, each with its shedding properties.
Multigen: The best choices for low to no shedding when DNA is used to select breeding pairs so that all puppies inherit two furnishing genes.
F1B: Typically, half the litter will shed mildly, but not nearly as much as a Golden Retriever, and is not ideal for people with allergies unless individual puppies are DNA tested to determine whether they carry one or two furnishing genes.
Coat Types: Selecting your preferred coat type can be more accessible when evaluating the parent dogs DNA panels and their adult coat texture, look, and feel
How to Prepare for Your Medium Goldendoodle Puppy
Preparing for a Medium Goldendoodle puppy requires careful planning and preparation. This section will provide a checklist for future owners to ensure their home is ready for the new arrival.
Supplies: Crate, food, toys, grooming tools.
Training: Basic commands, potty training, and socialization tips.
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In-Home vs. Nursery Raised Goldendoodles
The environment in which a Goldendoodle puppy is raised can significantly impact its health, temperament, and socialization skills. This section will compare in-home-raised puppies to those raised in a nursery setting, highlighting the benefits of each and what potential owners should consider.
In-Home: Personalized attention, early socialization.
Nursery Benefits: Professional care, structured environments, early attention, and around-the-clock care from trained staff. We always include early neurological stimulation and Puppy Culture as the foundation for our nursery. These first steps are just another reason to choose Fox Creek Farm Goldendoodles.
Choosing the Right Environment: Factors to consider based on lifestyle and preferences. We firmly believe a nursery provides all of our puppies the right environment.
When in-home is bad: Our policy is to avoid breeders raising puppies on their kitchen floor or anywhere in the house. Too many pathogens can be transmitted from people coming and going inside of a home.
The breeding process of a medium Goldendoodle involves a meticulous selection of parent dogs, typically a purebred Golden Retriever and a purebred Standard or Miniature Poodle, depending on the desired size of the offspring. Breeders prioritize health screenings and genetic testing to ensure the health and vitality of the puppies. The breeding is planned during the female’s optimal fertility period to increase the chances of a successful litter. Following conception, the female undergoes regular veterinary check-ups to monitor her and the puppies’ health. The goal is to produce medium Goldendoodles that inherit the intelligence, friendliness, and hypoallergenic coat of their parents, making them ideal companions for a wide range of families.
How to know if your Goldendoodle will be a medium sized dog?
Determining if your Goldendoodle will be a medium-sized dog involves considering several factors related to its breeding and early development. Here are key indicators:
Parental Breeds and Sizes: The size of the parent dogs, particularly the Poodle used in breeding (Standard, Miniature, or Toy), plays a significant role. A medium Goldendoodle typically results from breeding a Golden Retriever with a Miniature Poodle. Knowing the size and breed of both parents can give you an initial idea of the potential size range of the puppies.
Genetic Testing: Some breeders may offer genetic testing that can provide insights into the potential size of the Goldendoodle based on specific genetic markers.
Growth Patterns: Observing the puppy’s growth pattern during the first few months can also offer clues. Goldendoodles generally reach half their adult weight by around 4 months of age. A detailed growth chart or consultation with a veterinarian can help predict adult size.
Breeder Consultation: A reputable breeder with experience in producing medium Goldendoodles can often predict the size range of their litters based on historical breeding outcomes.
Remember, while these indicators can provide guidance, the exact size of a Goldendoodle at maturity can sometimes be a surprise due to the genetic variability inherited from two distinct breeds.
When does a medium Goldendoodle stop growing?
A medium Goldendoodle typically stops growing and reaches its full adult size around 12 to 16 months of age. However, this timeline can vary slightly depending on several factors, including genetics, diet, and overall health. Here’s a brief overview:
Genetic Background: The specific size and growth rate can be influenced by the genetic mix from the Golden Retriever and Poodle parents. Dogs with a larger Poodle parent may grow for a longer period.
Nutrition: A balanced diet tailored to the needs of medium-sized breeds can impact the rate and quality of growth. Proper nutrition is crucial during the puppy phase to ensure healthy development.
Health and Exercise: Adequate exercise and regular veterinary check-ups support steady and healthy growth. Over or under-exercising can affect growth rates and overall development.
Even after reaching their full height, some medium Goldendoodles may continue to fill out and gain muscle mass and weight until they are about 18 months old.
FAQ about the Medium Goldendoodle
What is the lifespan of a medium Goldendoodle?
The expected lifespan for a well-bred medium Goldendoodle ranges from 12 to 15 years.
How much does a medium Goldendoodle cost?
Prices for an ethically bred high-quality medium Goldendoodle can range from $3,500 to $5,500, influenced by factors such as breeder reputation, geographic location, and the puppy’s pedigree.
Medium Goldendoodles have a balanced energy level. They enjoy activity and play but are not overly hyper, making them suitable for a variety of households.
How do I know if my Goldendoodle is a Medium or Standard?
You can distinguish between a medium and standard Goldendoodle by size. Medium Goldendoodles typically weigh between 36 and 50 pounds and stand 17 to 20 inches tall, whereas standards are more significant.
Which is better, mini or medium Goldendoodle?
Choosing between a mini and medium Goldendoodle depends on personal preference, lifestyle, and available space. Minis are great for compact living situations, while mediums fit well in homes with more space and for families desiring a more active companion.
Do you have any medium Goldendoodles for adoption?
For the latest information on medium Goldendoodles available for adoption, check out our Available Puppies page.
Are your Doodle puppies’ health checked?
Certainly, upholding the highest health standards is fundamental to the breeding program at Fox Creek Farm. Our Doodle puppies are subjected to thorough health examinations, adhering to strict protocols to guarantee they are devoid of genetic health issues. We also offer an excellent health warranty!
Can I get a puppy delivered to my home?
Of course! We’re proud to offer puppy delivery services to your home if you live within a 5-hour driving range of our nursery.
How do I choose a quality medium Goldendoodle Breeder?
Identifying a Medium Goldendoodle from a quality breeder involves several steps and considerations to ensure you’re adopting from an ethical and reputable source. Here are some essential tips:
Research and Reviews: Begin with thorough research. Identify breeders with positive reviews and testimonials from previous customers. Websites, forums, and social media can be excellent resources for feedback.
Health Testing and Clearances: Quality breeders conduct genetic testing and health screenings on their breeding dogs to ensure they are free from inheritable conditions. Ask for health clearances and documentation.
Transparency: A reputable Doodle breeder will be transparent about their standard breeding practices. They will be willing to show you where the dogs and puppies live when you come to pick up your pup or via video chat. They should provide a clean, safe, and loving environment that promotes the well-being of the animals.
Knowledge and Questions: Expect the breeder to be knowledgeable about the breed and ask you questions. A quality breeder will want to ensure their puppies go to good homes and may ask about your lifestyle, home environment, and dog experience.
Support and Guidance: Look for a breeder who offers ongoing support and guidance for the care and training of your puppy. They should be willing to answer any questions you have before and after the adoption.
Health Guarantees: All responsible breeders offer health guarantees and return policies if a puppy develops a genetic health problem.
View the Parent’s Health Testing: Puppy’s parent dogs can give you insight into the temperament and health of your potential pet. Always ask for complete testing results.
Associations and Certifications: While not always a guarantee of quality, membership in breed clubs and associations can indicate a breeder’s commitment to high standards.
Waiting Lists: Quality breeders often have waiting lists for their puppies, indicating that they breed responsibly and don’t overproduce.
Contract and Paperwork: A professional breeder will provide a contract that outlines the responsibilities of both the breeder and the buyer. It should include health information, spay/neuter agreements (if applicable), and return policies.
Amy Lane, founder of the Goldendoodle Association of North America (GANA), has often stated, “A quality breeder will be as concerned about the welfare of the puppies as you are and will take steps to ensure they are placed in loving, suitable homes.” Finding the right breeder is the most important step in adding a Medium Goldendoodle to your family.
Final thoughts on medium Goldendoodles
Medium Goldendoodles embody the perfect blend of intelligence, affection, and adaptability, making them an ideal choice for families, singles, and seniors. Their moderate size suits both apartment living and homes with spacious yards, while their friendly nature and trainability endear them to both experienced and first-time dog owners.
Remember, at Fox Creek Farm Goldendoodles & Bernedoodles, our mission goes beyond mere breeding—it’s about uniting loving homes with excellent companions and embarking on a harmonious journey together. Join our supportive Doodle family and enrich your life with a furry bundle of joy!