Reserve List Announcement
We will be opening the reserve list on Friday 9/30 for light/medium golden F1 miniature goldendoodles (medium size, typically 30-50 lbs) and medium/dark golden/red F1b miniature goldendoodles (mini/medium size, typically 15-35 lbs) that will be ready in early November. Since we want to give each interested family equal opportunity to reserve a puppy, please ready the following if you would like to reserve a puppy:
Before reserving a puppy, please view our page (Click Here) on characteristics of F1 and F1b miniature goldendoodles. We explain general size, curl, and shedding characteristics for each type. We usually get about the full size range for each type in each litter and males are larger on average than females within these ranges. We can also sometimes get puppies that are smaller or larger than our typical ranges. Puppies typically lighten in color and develop more curl as they age. We will have a better idea on each of these characteristics for each puppy when they get a little older.
Before the day we open the list, please email with your preference for type (F1 or F1b) and gender (male, female, or either). We will send you a link to the mother's page with pictures of parents and puppies.
We will open the list at 8:00 AM CDT on Friday 9/30. This process is by phone. If you would like to reserve a spot, please leave a voicemail message the morning of 9/30, including your best contact phone numbers. Please don't continue to call since we will be trying to record information from the voicemail messages. The order voicemail messages are received at or after 8:00 will determine the order of selection in each litter. Voicemail messages received before 8:00 will be placed at the end of our call back order. We will call each family back in that order that day to finalize the reservation process for each spot. If we can't reach you by phone, we will have to continue down the list. We don't consider a spot reserved until we have this conversation. We take gender and litter specific reservations, so please decide before if you are open to a different gender option if your preferred gender is not available.
If you call that morning and your preferred type and gender is completely reserved when we call you back, we can place you on a waiting list to have the option to reserve a spot before we open the list the next time we have similar puppies. This is the only type of waiting list we keep.
After puppies are reserved:
- Gender group pictures are posted every 1-2 weeks to the mother's page up to the selection process.
- Puppies are identified and individual pictures are taken around 5-6 weeks old. Puppies are compared for physical and disposition trait differences at this time.
- The selection process starts around 5-6 weeks old and proceeds in the order spots are reserved. Selections can be done in person by appointment or by individual pictures.
- The payment balance is due by 6 weeks old.
- F1 puppies are ready to go at 8 weeks old and F1b puppies at 9 weeks old. This date is posted on each mother's page. We are flexible on pickup appointments and can hold a puppy for a couple additional weeks if that works better for your schedule.
We are available for
appointments most weekdays during the day and
Saturday mornings. We are not available for any
appointments on Sundays and will not be
available on holidays.
Welcome to Mini Golden Puppies
We are a family raising puppies to be pets as perfect as we can. In our relaxed rural setting in Southeast Iowa, we have cared for puppies for many years. Doodles are our focus. As you travel through our site, you will see why.
Miniature goldendoodles and miniature irish goldendoodles are some of the best pets for a wide range of settings and environments. On this page and our Miniature Goldendoodle and Irish Goldendoodle pages we give detailed descriptions of these breeds. You can visit our Goldendoodle Puppies and Irish Goldendoodle Puppies pages where we will post information on our planned puppies. We will post information on this page when we get close to opening a reserve list.
Goldendoodles are dogs with golden retriever and poodle genetics that have been bred to increase the gene pool from the purebred breeds and to introduce beneficial qualities into the goldendoodle breed. Golden retrievers have long been known for being mild tempered, intelligent, and loving family pets while poodles have also been known for intelligence, trainability, and non shedding characteristics. Irish setters are well known for being family pets with a love for attention.
Mini Golden Breeding
Mini Golden Puppies has extensive experience raising both standard and miniature goldendoodles and labradoodles in the first generation and first generation backcross. We have taken further steps to improve our breeding by introducing the Mini Golden Puppies multigen miniature goldendoodle and miniature Irish goldendoodle. Our puppies range in color from light golden to dark red, with miniature Irish goldendoodles keeping the darkest red coloring. We no longer raise standard size doodles or labradoodles.
Our miniature goldendoodles and mini irish goldendoodles typically range in size from 10-50 lbs. We normally get a 15-25 pound size range within each litter. We consider all our puppies miniature goldendoodles since we use the miniature size poodle in all our goldendoodle types. Our puppies in the 25-50 pound range are considered miniature goldendoodles in the medium size and miniature goldendoodle puppies in the 10-25 pound range are miniature size. Many breeders have different definitions for size and some use the terminology "petite goldendoodles" or "toy goldendoodles", which we don't use. We also don't use the smallest size of poodles, which are correctly called toy poodles (also called teacup or tiny for the smallest toys). Some of our mini irish goldendoodle and mini goldendoodle litters will have a size range that falls within both our classification of miniature and medium sizes, such as a 15-35 pound range. Litters that span both expected size ranges will be referred to by Mini Golden Puppies as mini/medium size.
Mini Golden Philosophy
We concentrate our program on health, intelligence, social temperaments, and teddy bear appearances for our miniature goldendoodles and mini Irish goldendoodles. Puppies come well socialized in our relaxed rural environment and fit in well with families that have children. We put the most emphasis on our past experience rather than lists of requirements or guidelines set by another breeder or organization. We are not about to conform to a standard that we feel will adversely affect our focus on miniature goldendoodle and mini irish goldendoodle puppies and the specific teddy bear appearance, playful disposition, and health we strive for. We also have found most registrations to contribute nothing to the breed, especially our specific focus on miniature goldendoodles and mini irish goldendoodles.
Where We Are
We are in Southeast Iowa, close to Burlington. We are about four hours from Chicago and St. Louis, five hours from Omaha, Kansas City, and Indianapolis, and six hours from Minneapolis. We do not offer shipping for puppies. Moline, IL (MLI) is our closest airport that is a little over an hour from us.
How To Purchase
We accept a deposit of $500 to hold a miniature goldendoodle and mini Irish goldendoodle puppy when we have a list opened. Please view the respective pages from our miniature goldendoodles and mini Irish goldendoodles for information on current or planned availability. We don't always have puppies available and spots tend to be reserved quickly when we open a list for deposits. A detailed outline will be provided when when we get close to opening a list that will include how to reserve a puppy.
Thanks For Visiting
Feel free to look through our site and email if you have any questions.
Feel free to also visit: www.miniaturegoldendoodle.com