The idea behind cross-breeding animals is to produce a stronger, disease-resistant breed with the qualities and characteristics of the parent breeds. The Mini Golden Retriever is one of the cutest cross breeds you can own. This dog breed is full of the love and fun of a Golden Retriever in a small-sized dog.
The Mini Golden Retriever is a crossbreed between a Cocker Spaniel, a Golden Retriever, and a Poodle. They are also referred to as Petite Golden Retrievers, Small Golden Retrievers, or Little Golden Retrievers. Mini Golden Retrievers are friendly, cheerful, playful, and even-tempered dogs.
Mini Golden Retrievers are among the best dog breeds to own for companionship; they are great family dogs. As long as you own one, you will have a great time with it.
Mini Golden Retriever
Mini Golden Retrievers are a result of crossbreeding either a Cocker Spaniel and a Golden Retriever or Poodle and a Golden Retriever. The product of the crossbreed must bear a resemblance to a Golden Retriever more than a Cocker Spaniel or a Poodle. They must also have the proportions and angles of a Golden Retriever.
Mini Golden Retrievers have a common color gold, but they can also come in a deep rust color, light cream color, or classic yellow gold. The variety of coat colors in Mini Golden Retrievers is a result of them being a hybrid, unlike other crossbreeds produced by mating only two different breeds.
The Mini Golden Retriever is not yet recognized by The American Kennel Club (AKC). However, it is recognized by The Designer Dog’s Kennel Club (DDKC) and The Dog Registry of America, Inc. the first Mini Golden Retriever was bred in 2003 by a woman, Burgess Kathy, the dog was named Comfort Retriever.
What Breed Makes A Mini Golden Retriever?
The Mini Golden Retriever is one of the most unique dog breeds ever produced because you can get the loyalty, faithfulness, and strength of the Golden Retriever and the small gentle, loving nature of the Poodle if you crossbreed both. You also get the same qualities when a Golden Retriever is crossbred with a Cocker Spaniel.
We will look at the qualities and characteristics of the three dog breeds that produce the Mini Golden Retriever.
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The Cocker Spaniel is an English dog, bred for its good nature, active and sporting qualities. In the 19th century, the American Cocker Spaniel was produced from the English Cocker Spaniel to retrieve woodcock and quail. The major difference between the English and American Cocker Spaniel is that the American breed has a shorter snout.
The Cocker Spaniel is a compact, sturdy, and well-balanced dog; it carries an expression that displays alertness and intelligence. It has dark eyes and lobular ears that can reach past the tip of its nose when pulled forward. Cocker Spaniels have a life expectancy of 10 to 14 years.
Male English Cocker Spaniels are about 15.5 to 16 inches in height and weigh about 25 to 30 pounds. Female English Cocker Spaniels weigh about 20 to 25 pounds and are about 15 to 15.5 inches in height. American English Cocker Spaniels are smaller than their English counterparts.
Male American Cocker Spaniels are about 14.25 to 15.5 inches in height, and females are about 13.5 to 14.5 inches. The weight of American Cocker Spaniels is approximately about 24 to 29 pounds. Cocker Spaniels come in different colors; the United Kingdom’s Kennel Club has its specifications, and the American Kennel Club has its.
Cocker Spaniels are kind, determined, compassionate, alert, athletic, resilient, and intelligent, making them great family dogs. The English Cocker Spaniel is more cheerful than the American Cocker Spaniel. Both Cocker Spaniels get along well with children, people, and other pets as long as they socialize from an early age.
You can train a Cocker Spaniel to perform various tasks, including retrieve-to-hand (when the dog holds the game until the owner asks for it), hup (command to sit and stay), steady, quarter, and follow hand signals. Cocker Spaniels are among the easiest dogs to train.
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The Golden Retriever is an English Retriever dog breed famous for its unique golden coat and affectionate nature. Golden Retrievers are popular competitors in obedience trials and dog shows; they can also be trained as guide dogs and great gun dogs and guard dogs.
A Scott named Sir Dudley Marjoribanks produced the Golden Retriever by crossbreeding a Tweed Water Spaniels and a Flat-coated Retriever, in addition to a Labrador Retriever, a Red Setter, and a Bloodhound. The Golden Retriever was recognized in 1913 by the Kennel Club.
The Golden Retriever has a broad head, dark eyes, a large black nose, a powerful, wide muzzle, and moderate-sized ears. Their necks are muscular with loose-fitting skin, well laid-back and long-bladed shoulders, and broad-fitted shoulders. They have recognizable and striking double coat features.
Golden Retrievers are gentle-natured, intelligent, and affectionate dog breeds; they are calm, easy to train, and are happy to please their master. They also make excellent family dogs and pets; they relate well with children and other people. Golden Retrievers retain their gundogs instincts and traits, including a strong instinct to retrieve and an excellent sense of smell.
Male Golden Retrievers are about 23 to 24 inches and weigh about 65 to 75 pounds; female Golden Retrievers weigh about 55 to 65 pounds and are about 21.5 to 22.5 inches in height. They have a life expectancy of 10 to 12 years. The Golden Retriever is the slowest in maturing among all Retriever breeds.
Poodles are a waterdog breed known in French as Caniche and Pudel in French. There are four different categories based on sizes, the Toy Poodle, Miniature Poodle, Medium Poodle, and Standard Poodle. Some claim the Poodle was produced in Germany, and others claim it is from France.
Toy Poodles are about 9.4 to 11 inches in height and weigh 14 to 17 pounds. Miniature Poodles weigh about 26 to 31 pounds and are about 11 to 14 inches in height. Medium Poodles are about 14 to 18 inches in height and weigh about 33 to 42 pounds, while Standard Poodles are about 18 to 24 inches in height and weigh 44 to 71 pounds.
Poodles require regular care and grooming; they do not shed hair. Instead, the fur becomes tangled in the surrounding hair, leading to matting if care is not taken. Poodles need to be groomed every 6 to 8 years. You also need to pay careful attention to the ears because hair grows in their ears.
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How Big Is A Mini Golden Retriever?
Mini Golden Retrievers are about 12 to 15 inches in height and weigh about 20 to 55 pounds. They are medium-sized dogs, and the size a Mini Golden Retriever will attain depends on the parent breeds.
How Much Is A Miniature Golden Retriever?
Miniature Golden Retrievers are expensive because of their unique characteristics; there are also a lot of expenses that you will have to cover. The price of a Miniature Golden Retriever puppy from a breeder is $3500+, the price of an adult is about $1000 to $2000. If you choose to adopt, you should budget around $150 to $450.
Are Mini Golden Retrievers Aggressive?
Mini Golden Retrievers are sweet, gentle, and loyal dogs, although they tend towards being aggressive. The good thing about Mini Golden Retrievers is that you can fix the aggression issue by training the dog properly. You can use different methods to fix it.
Mini Golden Retrievers are famous dog breeds; they are among the most peaceful and friendliest dogs. They inherit the double coat of the Golden Retriever, the oval-shaped and unusual eye colors from the Poodle. Mini Golden Retrievers tend to display the major characteristics of the Golden Retriever.
Shawn Manaher is a serial entrepreneur but when he isn’t working, he loves dogs. He’s owned different pets over the years, and always gives a part of his heart to each pet.