Teacup and Toy Goldendoodle Size and Weight (WITH PHOTOS!)

Tiny Goldendoodles are incredibly cute miniature teddy bear dogs. Their popularity is soaring! There are two types of tiny Goldendoodles. 

  1. Toy Goldendoodles
  2. Teacup Goldendoodles
Comparison of the Toy and Teacup Goldendoodles

These are seriously tiny dogs

Toy Goldendoodle size comes down to breeding and genetics. The tiny Teacup Goldendoodle is smaller compared to the Toy Goldendoodle size.

You should know that Toy Groodles and Teacup Groodles are the exact same breed. Groodle is another way of saying Goldendoodle. (There are hundreds of different types of Poodle Mix breeds!)

Who are Teacup  and Toy Goldendoodles Best For? 

These tiny, soft, good natured dogs share all of the amazing qualities of the Goldendoodle. This means they can be hypoallergenic for allergy sufferers.

Teacup Goldendoodle Sze guide
Teacup Goldendoodles are a miniature size petite dog. They can be easily carried around even as full grown Teacup Goldendoodles.

They can also be non-shedding. Ultra small Goldendoodle Puppies have an excellent nature and are kid friendly.

Toy and Teacup Goldendoodles are easily trained. They inherit intelligence and willingness to please from the Poodle and Golden Retriever.

Because of their small size both of these Goldendoodles are suitable for apartment dwelling. People who are living in tiny homes who also want a dog would love a Toy Goldendoodle. The same goes for people who travel often with their Puppy.

A Teacup Goldendoodle is even an ideal RV dog. Due to their small size and low shedding they can be ideal companions for those who frequently travel in camper trailers.

Like all Goldendoodles, Teacup Goldendoodles will bark. You might need to consider special training to help prevent excessive barking. Find out more about Goldendoodle barking causes and prevention.

Teacup Goldendoodle Size

Other namesTeacup Groodle, Petite Goldendoodle, Teacup Goldenpoo
Height at shoulder8-13 inches20-33 centimetres
Weight when full size7-15 pounds3-7.5 kilograms
Life expectancy 10-15 years
Coat ColorsGold, Caramel, Red, Cream, Phantom, Apricot

So how big does a Teacup Goldendoodle get? You should expect your adult Teacup Goldendoodle to stand around 8-13 inches (20-33 centimeters) at shoulder height. This is about the same height as an A4 sheet of paper. 

f1 teacup Goldendoodle size
A F1 Teacup Goldendoodle can grow full-size and still be around the same height as a A4 piece of paper!

Teacup Goldendoodles weight is as low as 7 pounds (3 kilograms)! At this weight you can easily carry a teacup Goldendoodle in one hand or under one arm. Provided the Puppy is comfortable and supported of course.

A Teacup Goldendoodle can fit easily into a carry bag or hand bag for public transport. Transport securely in even the smallest car is possible. 

Toy Goldendoodle Size

Other namesToy Groodle, Toy Goldenpoo
Height at shoulder10-16 inches25-40 centimetres
Weight when full size10-20 pounds4.5-9 kilograms
Life expectancy 10-15 years
Coat ColorsGold, Caramel, Red, Cream, Phantom, Apricot

So you should expect a full-grown Toy Goldendoodle to stand about as tall as a laptop at shoulder height.

new collar and leash of Goldendoodle
Puppy posing with his new collar and leash. (Image: Instagram/@ thelifeofgoldieeve)

Toy Goldendoodles are easily hand carried and fit into smaller sized carry boxes. This helps for owners who need to ascend/descend staircases frequently. 

Ultra small puppy owners also need to be careful with feeding. Choking hazards must be considered! An innocuous snack like giving a puppy some carrot might result in choking.

Toy Goldendoodle looks through the window
The Toy Goldendoodle watching all passersby. (Image: Instagram/@ellie.toydood)

Toy and Teacup Goldendoodles only require a quite small crate if you are doing crate training. This can lead to another cool side benefit of teacup and Toy Goldendoodle size.

Side benefit: some owners have crate trained Toy Goldendoodles in a larger sized carry container. This means they did not have to buy a crate! Saving money and space. The Teacup and Toy Goldendoodles are comfortable and happy.

Do Toy Goldendoodles Have Cocker Spaniel in Them?

Early on some breeders introduced Cocker Spaniels when trying to breed very small Goldendoodles. This does make a very small dog.

Toy Goldendoodle size
Hypoallergenic, playful and pretty! The petite Toy Goldendoodle size is perfect for those after a small transportable dog (though be wary of dangers that only effect small dogs) (though be wary of dangers that only effect small dogs).

It is definitely not a pure Goldendoodle though. Most owners are A-ok with this! As long as they knew when they purchased their Pup.

How Do They Make Such Tiny Goldendoodles?

A toy goldendoodle can come from any generation, F1, F1B, F1BB, F2 or even F3 can produce the ultra tiny Goldendoodle.

toy Goldendoodle full size
A full-grown Toy Goldendoodle to stand about as tall as a laptop at shoulder height.

To break this down, we start with…

A F1 Goldendoodle is a cross between a purebred Poodle and a Golden Retriever. This process created a dog known as a Generation F1 Goldendoodle.

A F1 Teacup or F1 Toy Goldendoodle is created as above but by selectively choosing Toy or Miniature Poodles as the parent.

Often this process makes a Mini Goldendoodle rather than a Toy or Teacup sized dog. So the F1 Mini Goldendoodle can be then breed with another F1.

F1 x F1 makes an F2 Goldendoodle. This is a difficult pathway to achieve extremely tiny dogs.

More commonly a F1 Goldendoodle is bred with a Toy Poodle to produce tiny offspring. This is one of the more common ways to produce a Teacup Goldendoodle.

These puppies are F1B Toy Goldendoodles! TO become even smaller a F1B could breed with a toy Poodle. This would make a F1BB Teacup Goldendoodle

What Percentage Toy Goldendoodle is Poodle?

  • A F1 Toy Goldendoodle is 50% Golden Retriever and 50% Poodle
  • A F1B Toy Goldendoodle is 25% Golden Retriever and 75% Poodle
  • A F1BB Toy Goldendoodle is 12.5% Golden Retriever and 87.5% Poodle
  • A F2 Toy Goldendoodle is 50%
  • A multigeneration Toy Goldendoodle will have a variation depending on the Breeder. Typically 60-65% Poodle and 35-40% Golden Retriever

Are Male or Female Toy Goldendoodles Smaller?

For both Teacup and Toy Goldendoodles, breeders and pet owners report limited variation in size between male and female puppies. This is true to Goldendoodles as well as other cross breeds like the Bernedoodle or Australian Bernedoodle.

F1 Teacup Goldendoodle Size
If you had a generation F1B Toy Goldendoodle – it would be 25% Golden Retriever and 75% Poodle.

Are Teacup Goldendoodles Good Pets?

Goldendoodles make great pets. The inherit great traits from both the Poodle and Golden Retriever.

joyful Goldendoodle puppy
A puppy is excited to play with his friend. (Image: Instagram/@taro.minidoodle)

Can You Go Smaller than a Teacup Goldendoodle?

It is possible to have a smaller Goldendoodle than a Teacup or Toy Goldendoodle size. This requires selective breeding. As a result, the price can be quite steep.

If you need a super small Goldendoodle –  you could cross a Goldendoodle with another breed. For example introducing Cocker Spaniel can result in extremely petite Goldendoodle mixes.

Some breeders do this already – and are upfront with it when they talk to future puppy parents.