In this article, we’ll be discussing everything about Double Doodle size and growth patterns. We’ll also be sharing with you our tool for predicting your Double Dood’s full-grown size. Let’s get started!
The original Double Doodles, also known as Double Doodlepoos, were a combination of Golden Retriever, Poodle, and Labrador Retriever. To effectively mix these three super dogs, a Labradoodle was bred with a Goldendoodle. These Double Doodles have also been labeled the North American Retriever and the Golden Labradoodle.
However, these days with so many popular Doodles, there are various other combinations of Double Doodles now around. These are detailed below, along with information about sizes predictions and growth rates for these increasingly popular dogs. This will all help guide you to the perfect pup for your family and will enable you to predict how big your new Double Doodle puppy might get.
The Different Types of Double Doodle
With Doodles being America’s new sweethearts, it isn’t surprising that some enterprising breeders would start combining them to create ever sweeter, more lovable hounds. The possibilities for these darling dogs really are endless. However, the ones we are hearing more and more about are Swiss Doodles, Golden Mountain Doodles, Australian Double Doodles, and Golden Aussiedoodles.
Swiss Doodle – Aussiedoodle and Bernedoodle Mix
All the benefits of the laid-back Bernese Mountain Dog, the smart, lively Australian Shepherd, and (of course) the athletic, low-shed Poodle, Swiss Doodles are becoming increasingly available from breeding centers across the country. Their hybrid vigor and high trainability are other popular features of these pups. A fringe benefit is the truly astonishing coat colors coming from combining these three many-colored parent breeds.
Golden Mountain Doodle – Goldendoodle and Bernedoodle Mix
Super sweet, a little silly, and totally family-friendly, Golden Mountain Doodles are a bit calmer, just as loving yet, despite their name, not very likely to be gold! Instead, these pups are more likely to inherit that tri-colored black, white, and rust Bernese Mountain Dog coat. The Golden Retriever was bred in in the hopes of countering the Bernese’s slightly stubborn nature – to great effect, according to those lucky few who own one of these gorgeous guys or gals.
Australian Double Doodle – Aussiedoodle and Labradoodle Mix
Different from the Australian Labradoodle, there is some confusion around the naming of these happy hounds. Technically speaking, Australian Double Doodles combine the two types listed above. In contrast, Australian Labradoodles are a mix of up to seven distinct breeds, including the Cocker Spaniel. Australian Double Doodles, while not quite as prolific as Australian Goldendoodles, are great for families looking for a fun, loyal dog that’s just a little bit less likely to jump all over you.
Australian Goldendoodle – Aussiedoodle and Goldendoodle Mix
With the Aussie’s merle-colored coat and the Goldie’s inherent friendliness, Australian Goldendoodles are truly beautiful dogs. There’s a lot to love about these pups. However, mixing two of the more boisterous Doods makes for an energetic breed – and how! You’ll need to be super active for sure to keep up with an Australian Goldie, but you will never regret making one part of the family. These loving pooches will adore you to the moon and back.
Double Doodle Generations
In terms of generations, as all these dogs are created from Doodles, there is no such thing as a first-generation Double Doodle. They are all considered multi-generational (multi-gen). You’ll have to ask the breeder themselves if you want to know the exact parentage of your pup and their inherited genes.
Generally speaking, though, most Double Doodles have F1 (first generation) parents making them 50% Poodle and 25% the two other types of dog (e.g., Golden Retriever and Labrador Retriever). Needless to say, most Double Doods with their higher amount of Poodle inherit the desirable ‘hypoallergenic’ Poodle coat.
Double Doodle Size Predictions
With two dogs in the mix, it can be tricky to know how the genes will play out. With three… well, who’s to say? While many of the more popular Doodles are fairly close to being standardized (albeit not “officially”), we can make a few estimates on the potential size of the more common Double Doodles.
The below table outlines some possible outcomes based around Poodle and existing Doodle size information:
|Standard Double Doodle||Medium Double Doodle||Mini Double Doodle||Toy Double Doodle|
|Weight||More than 45 lbs||20-45 lbs||13-30 lbs||Less than 13 lbs|
|Height||20-29 inches||17-21 inches||13-18 inches||Below 13 inches|
|Age at Adult Size||14-18 months||12-14 months||9-12 months||6-9 months|
Standard and Miniature varieties are the more common of the four due to the fact that F1 dogs are most often used in the breeding of the parent Doodles. However, Medium and Toys are still to be found.
In terms of growth patterns, each type grows quickly in the first six months of their lives, but naturally, larger dogs take longer to reach their mature size. It takes a little longer for them to get to their adult weight compared with their full height, as muscle mass takes that much longer to develop.
Standard Double Doodles
Standard Double Doodles often reach half their total weight around 4 – 6 months and their adult weight at 18 months.
For Standard Double Doodles, here’s a simple formula you can use to predict your puppy’s adult weight:
Medium Double Doodles
Standard Double Doodles often reach half their total weight around 3 – 4 months and their adult weight at 14 months.
For both Medium and Mini Double Doodles, here’s a simple formula you can use to predict your puppy’s adult weight:
Mini Double Doodles
Miniature Double Doodles often reach half their total weight around 3 – 4 months and their adult weight at 12 months. See above for a formula you can use to predict your Mini Double Doodle’s adult weight.
Toy Double Doodles
Toy Double Doodles often reach half their total weight around 3 months and their adult weight at 9 months.
Here’s a simple formula you can use to predict your Toy Double Doodle puppy’s adult weight:
A different formula you could use for any size Double Doodle is:
At What Age Are Double Doodles Considered Fully Grown?
The age at which your Double Doodle can be considered fully grown varies depending on which size you have (the type will likely play a role too).
Larger dogs take significantly longer to reach their adult size and will be unlikely to get there much before 18 months old. However, they will probably be around their mature height at 12 months or possibly even a bit sooner than that. Smaller dogs, however, might achieve their full size before they are a year. The littler they are, the quicker it will happen.
How Big is a Full-Grown Double Doodle?
Again, this depends on their size and type (basically, which Poodles and other dogs were used in the breeding). Double Doodles may be anywhere between 10 to 29 inches to the shoulder and weigh anything from 10 to 60 pounds.
It’s always a good idea to consult with the breeder and to take a look at the breeding dogs if you can. This will help you to have a better understanding of what you might expect from your pup. If not, plug the numbers into our handy interactive puppy size calculator for a good estimation.
Double Doodles are a relatively new kind of Doodle and may not be all that available just now. However, their star is on the rise, so I’m sure we will see many more types shortly. If you have your heart set on one of these adorable dogs (whichever one), take a little time to do some research, so you know just what to expect. Hopefully, the information provided here has been somewhat helpful in explaining how big you might expect a Double Doodle puppy to get.
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