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Do miniature goldens exist that are not bread with mini doodles? My golden passed and I want another one But, I don’t want another 80 lb dog. I would like a golden 50 lbs or under. Is this possible? If so, where would I get one?
 

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Yes, very possible. My golden Maggie is almost 2 and is 50 lbs. She might be on the small side but they are out there. Talk to a breeder that has smaller, but still standard, females and you will see more like Maggie. Even spread out on the couch she only takes up one cushion. She is a lap dog :)

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A bitch should not weigh 80 pounds. It's very within the realm of normal to have a 50 # girl, she'd be called small, not miniature... and I think if you inquire of breeders, don't use that word. Suggest instead you are looking for a smaller girl.
 

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I have a small girl - 45 pounds, 20.5 inches tall. My previous girl was 55 pounds. Both full Goldens, bred to standard.
 

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Please go to a responsible breeder that does not breed “mini goldens”. If you want a smaller golden, get a well bred female. They are usually 55-65 pounds. Responsible breeders should be ethical, have all of the core clearances on their breeding dogs, participate in various events, etc.
 

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Echoing what was said above, avoid looking for "miniature goldens" as to my knowledge, this is a cross between goldens and cocker spaniels and not a true golden retriever.
 

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Echoing what was said above, avoid looking for "miniature goldens" as to my knowledge, this is a cross between goldens and cocker spaniels and not a true golden retriever.
Not sure how true this actually is but I have heard similar years ago about crossing to cockers and being called miniature Goldens
 
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