If you’re a pet parent to a gorgeous Goldendoodle, you might find yourself wondering whether they’re underweight or overweight.
If you’ve got a precious puppy, you might look at them after a growth spurt and wonder just how big they will get!
Let’s find out about normal growth in Goldendoodles.
What Is A Goldendoodle?
So-called ‘designer dog breeds’ lead to astronomical prices for mixed breed puppies and contribute to overbreeding and health issues. On the other hand, if sourced from a good breeder, a Goldendoodle may miss out on some of the health perils associated with their pedigree heritage.
Traits Of A Goldendoodle
Goldendoodles are a high-energy breed that needs lots of exercise and plenty of play time. If you can get their attention for long enough, they’re pretty easy to train since they’re very intelligent. Goldendoodles are really affectionate, and although they’re boisterous, they’re a great family dog.
Physically, Goldendoodles have a curly, low-shedding coat, and as the name suggests, they usually have golden locks! Don’t worry, though; you won’t spend hours grooming them daily because their coat is pretty low maintenance. Depending on the size of the Poodle in their parentage, they’re usually classed as a large breed. Sadly, despite their high energy levels, they’re quite prone to weight gain.
How Big Is A Goldendoodle When Fully Grown?
Ultimately, the size of your Goldendoodle when they’re fully grown will depend on what type of Poodle they were bred from. Suppose their mother or father is a Standard Poodle. In that case, they’ll probably be a lot larger than if they’re bred from a Toy or Miniature Poodle.
The average shoulder height of an adult Goldendoodle is 13 to 24 inches, and weight is 30 to 60 pounds, with male dogs being taller and heavier than bitches. However, this size difference between male and female Goldendoodles is much more apparent in the Standard size, while there is far less difference between genders in Mini or Medium Goldendoodles.
How Do You Know How Big Your Goldendoodle Puppy Will Be?
If you’ve owned any puppy, you’ve probably had people comment on how big they will be. Many people will associate the size of a puppy’s paws as a sign of how big they’ll be as an adult. Although predicting the adult size of a puppy isn’t an exact science, it does seem that pups with disproportionately large feet tend to grow particularly large! Looking at how big your pup’s parents are may also indicate the potential size you could expect your pup to grow to. Bear in mind that each pup is an individual, so predicting their adult size accurately is nearly impossible.
Goldendoodle Growth Chart
The following growth chart is intended to give an idea of the average growth of Mini, Medium, and Standard Goldendoodles. Every puppy is different, but you should speak to your veterinarian if you have any concerns about your pup’s growth.
|Age (Months)||Weight (Mini Goldendoodle)||Weight (Medium Goldendoodle)||Weight (Standard Goldendoodle)|
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I tell how big my Goldendoodle will be?
The growth chart above should help you predict how your pup will grow. However, predicting how puppies will grow is not an exact science. Looking at the size of your pup’s parents may give you an idea of what size to expect and will help you determine whether your pup is a Mini, Medium, or Standard Goldendoodle. Remember, if you have a bitch pup, they’re likely to be smaller than a dog.
At what age are Goldendoodles fully grown?
Goldendoodles do the majority of their growth in their first twelve months. However, although they’ll probably have reached their adult height by then, they still need to fill out a little. Mini Goldendoodles will reach full adult size at around 16 months. In contrast, Standard Goldendoodles may continue filling out until 18 to 14 months old.
How much should a 5-month-old Goldendoodle weigh?
There’s quite a variation between the weights of Goldendoodles at 5 months old, depending on whether they’re Mini, Medium, or Standard size. Mini Goldendoodles should be around 20 pounds at this age, whereas Medium should be 30 pounds and Standard more like 40 pounds.
Looking after a puppy can cause some anxiety. After all, you want to know that your little bundle of joy is growing as they should. Rest assured that your veterinarian will weigh your new pup regularly to check that they’re gaining weight as expected. But, if you’re unsure whether you are feeding your pup enough food or are worried they’re not growing properly, ask your veterinarian for advice.