Toy Goldendoodles: Small Size, Big Personality

The Goldendoodle has become one of the most popular hybrid dog breeds, and for good reason. By crossing Golden Retrievers with Poodles, Goldendoodles have the perfect blend of friendliness, trainability, and low-shedding coats. For families wanting those winning Goldendoodle traits in an even more compact companion, the Toy Goldendoodle is the perfect choice.

Bred from Toy Poodles and smaller Golden Retrievers, Toy Goldendoodles stand under 12 inches tall. Their petite size makes them ideal house dogs, yet they still have the huge personalities the breed is known for. Let’s explore why the Toy Goldendoodle is making such a big impression.

Toy Goldendoodles Small Size, Big Personality

Perfectly Compact for Travel

Their compact size makes Toy Goldendoodles easy to transport. All of my families want to be able to travel with their dog. Keeping under 20lbs allows families to easily travel on planes in the cabin with their dogs. Many airlines charge a small pet fee for them to fly under the seat with you.  The increase in dog friendly lodging and activities make them the ideal travel pet.

Toy Goldendoodle puppies are smaller than their Mini counterparts that are often closer to 30 lbs. The Toy Goldendoodle travels well in a car with little space requirement. You can use a dog car seat, an airline carrier or some dogs travel well in a crate. Families can take their dog on the road with them. Renting a dog friendly VRBO is another perfect family get away with your dog. 

I have families that even travel with their dog out of the country. At Choice Paws I work hard so that your puppy loves the pet carrier making travel a breeze!

Keeping Allergy Sufferers Happy

Goldendoodles were first intentionally bred in the 1990s to produce hypoallergenic guide dogs. Crossing the Golden Retriever with the low-shedding Poodle resulted in dogs more compatible for owners with allergies.

Toy Goldendoodles retain that desirable hypoallergenic coat. The Poodle genetics mean they shed only minimally, producing less dander and fur that trigger allergies. Their soft, fluffy coats also hold dander close to the skin where it is less likely to circulate through the air.

However, no dog is 100% non-allergenic. Reactions vary on an individual basis.  Responsible breeders like Choice Paws also test breeding dogs for the non-shedding wavy or curly coat type. All of our dogs have the furnishing gene that keeps shedding to a minimum.

With routine brushing and grooming, Toy Goldendoodles maintain their hypoallergenic coat. Bathing every few weeks removes dander and dead hair before it can shed. Their small size makes grooming sessions quicker and easier as well.

Big On Friendliness

The eager-to-please nature of Golden Retrievers shines through in Toy Goldendoodles. Despite their dainty size, these little dogs have huge personalities. Toy Goldendoodles form strong bonds with their families and thrive on attention and playtime.

These hybrid dogs inherited the Golden Retriever’s trademark sociable disposition. Toy Goldendoodles are tolerant, patient, and gentle dogs. They typically enjoy interacting with children, strangers, and other household pets.

Proper socialization enhances their inherent friendliness. Reputable Utah breeders like Choice Paws emphasize early socialization for all their Goldendoodle puppies. This allows the dogs to fulfill their potential as outgoing, approachable companions ideally suited for family living.

The Toy Goldendoodle temperament also contributes to their success as therapy dogs. Their affectionate, gentle nature is wonderfully comforting in hospitals, schools, nursing homes, and other facilities. The hypoallergenic coat is a bonus for working in medical environments.

The Perfect Family Dog

Bringing home a Toy Goldendoodle means adding a friendly, fun-loving dog to the family. They thrive when included in daily activities and adventures. Hiking, playing fetch, learning tricks—this hybrid breed enjoys it all as long as they are with their beloved people.

Toy Goldendoodles get along wonderfully with children. Parents do need to teach kids proper interaction with these small dogs but with training and supervision, Toy Goldendoodles become loyal protectors and playmates.

Multiple dog households also work well when introducing a Toy Goldendoodle. Their sociable nature allows them to get along with other pets. Proper introduction on neutral territory prevents territorial issues.

Finding a responsible breeder is key to bringing home a happy, well-adjusted Toy Goldendoodle puppy. Reputable breeding programs like Choice Paws focus on health, temperament, and socialization from the start. This provides the solid foundation for Toy Goldendoodles to thrive as perfect small family companions for years to come.

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