Our Petite Goldendoodles
Wrigley a Petite Goldendoodle from Timshell Farm
How it's Accomplished!
In order to achieve a Petite Goldendoodle puppy that will grow to be a truly smaller Goldendoodle adult, we found it necessary to first have a smaller, breeding female that could pair naturally with a Miniature Poodle. In the beginning, we first used artificial insemination to produce litters of smaller Goldendoodles with a smaller, purebred Golden Retriever female and a Miniature Poodle sire. This procedure can result in totally missing conception and failure to produce a litter; or small litters of 2-3 puppies; OR a litter of puppies that has a high percentage of puppies that will grow up to be as large as the Golden Retriever mother dog (not a "miniature" anything in size, only in name!)
In order to produce a truly smaller version of the Goldendoodle, we went back to the drawing board, with the services of a reproductive specialist veterinarian’s guidance, and revised our breeding program to first accomplish "downsizing" of the breeding female Golden Retriever. (Similar "downsizing" was also used by breeders that produced the first smaller Labradoodles.) The idea is to have a female breeding dog that is small enough to be mated naturally with a Miniature Poodle sire.
We are very proud of our "downsized" breeding females, called “Petite Golden Retrievers”. Our Ruby,
, Julie, Guichy and ZsaZsa are the result of breeding smaller, purebred Golden Retriever mothers and a champion-stock Cocker Spaniel named Duke. Duke is not the average Cocker! He is intelligent, very good-natured, and loves people and other animals. Downsizing the breeding females was accomplished without sacrificing intelligence or temperament! The Petite Golden Retrievers are well-proportioned, beautiful females that look like very small Golden Retrievers -- only BETTER! They have beautiful, round eyes; long, silky ears with curls; and beautiful silky-curl coats! They have the same personality, intelligence and disposition as purebred Golden Retrievers. They are all absolutely wonderful. They are obedient; quick to train and learn; very sweet natured and people loving; and are of sound health. These are the most important attributes for a breeding adult dog: sound health, temperament, intelligence and the ability to socialize.
, Julie, Guichy and ZsaZsa are our "downsized" Petite Golden Retrievers. These females are bred with Bogey, our lovely and sweet, male Miniature Poodle, to produce the Petite and Medium Petite Goldendoodles. The Petite Goldendoodle puppies should be 25-35 lbs. when grown. Medium Petites are expected to be 35-40 lbs. Our Bogey is delightfully sweet, smart and loves adults and children. Bogey and the Comforts are all trained on basic commands and learned quickly to sit, stay, and come. They are well-mannered dogs that are not yappy or hyperactive.
Our Petite Golden Retriever Moms
Petite Golden Retrievers are a cross between a Golden Retriever and a spaniel, such as Cocker Spaniel, Boykin Spaniel or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
We are very proud of our "downsized" breeding-female Golden Retrievers..... They are a cross between a smaller, purebred Golden Retriever and a champion-stock, top quality Cocker Spaniel.
The Petite Golden Retriever females below are
Golden Retriever X Cavalier King Charles Spaniel