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Black Mini Goldendoodle: Origin, Facts & History (With Pictures)

Kristin Hitchcock

By Kristin Hitchcock

Goldendoodle dog in the park

The Black Mini Goldendoodle is a very specific dog. This canine is a mix between a Golden Retriever and a Miniature Poodle, which results in a smaller dog between 15 to 30 pounds. These canines can be black, though this is a rare coat color and often very sought after.

Height: 13–20 inches
Weight: 15–30 pounds
Lifespan: 10–15 years
Colors: Black
Suitable for: Active families
Temperament: Intelligent, people-oriented, friendly

As a mixed breed, these dogs can vary a lot. They can inherit any trait from their Golden Retriever or Miniature Poodle parent. Therefore, you never know exactly what kind of dog you’re going to end up with.

With that said, these dogs are often described as loyal and very people-oriented. They bond closely with their humans and are eager to please, which makes them relatively easy to train.

Black Mini Goldendoodle Characteristics


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The Earliest Records of Black Mini Goldendoodles in History

To be honest, these dogs are a very recent phenomenon. Therefore, there are no historical documents where we can find mention of these dogs.

Goldendoodles were first bred purposefully in the 21st century. Their original purpose was to function as a service dog for those with dog allergies. The Poodle’s low-shedding fur was thought to cause fewer allergic reactions (though we know this likely isn’t true today).

However, the breed quickly took off as a companion breed, too. People have a tendency to like novel things, and dog breeds are no different. Plus, Goldendoodles can just make really good family dogs.

You can use any size Poodle to create a Goldendoodle, though this will affect the size of the canine. The Mini Goldendoodle was created using a Miniature Poodle. Poodles can come in black, so it isn’t surprising that these dogs do exhibit black coats occasionally.

Black Goldendoodle
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How Did Black Mini Goldendoodles Become Popular?

Black Mini Goldendoodles likely became popular for a range of different reasons. Goldendoodles as a whole have slowly become more popular, and many different variants have popped up around them. As the breed becomes more popular, all size and color variations also become more popular.

Many people may like the Goldendoodle, but they may not have room for the larger variation. Miniature Goldendoodles may just make more sense for these individuals.  Smaller dogs work better in apartments, have lower exercise needs, and require less food. In the end, these factors may be important for some dog owners.

The black coat color in Mini Goldendoodles is visually appealing to many people. Black dogs have a classic and sleek appearance, which can be a significant factor for individuals who prefer this particular coat color. However, there is no temperament difference between these dogs and other coat colors. They’re only aesthetically different.

Why Isn’t the Black Mini Goldendoodle Recognized?

The Black Mini Goldendoodle is purely a mixed breed. They have not gone through generations of careful breeding like other dog breeds have. To get a Goldendoodle, you breed a Poodle and a Golden Retriever together—not two Goldendoodles.

For this reason, the breed isn’t recognized by any major kennel clubs. Kennel clubs only recognize purebred dogs, not mixed breeds. Until Goldendoodles begin primarily being bred by mixing two Goldendoodles together, they won’t get recognized.

There are also several steps that must be taken for this breed to become officially recognized. For instance, the breed needs a standard, which lays out what the breed is supposed to look and act like. This standard is usually written by breeders after the breed has well-established traits.

The Goldendoodle simply isn’t as set-in-stone as purebred dogs. They still vary a lot. Because the Goldendoodle isn’t recognized, none of their variations are, either. That includes all Black Goldendoodles and all Miniature Goldendoodles.

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Top 5 Unique Facts About the Black Mini Goldendoodle

1. They aren’t purebred dogs

With the growing popularity of the Goldendoodle, many people mistakenly believe that they are a purebred dog. However, this isn’t the case. These dogs are created by mixing a Poodle and Golden Retriever together (including the mini, black variety). Therefore, they are a mixed breed through and through.

2. They vary a lot

You’ve probably seen a picture of an adorable Black Mini Goldendoodle on the internet. However, if you purchased a puppy, it probably wouldn’t look anything like that picture. These dogs vary a lot. Their hair can be wavy, straight, or curly, for instance.

3. Black Mini Goldendoodles aren’t always black

These dogs are sometimes grayish, instead of being a very deep black. You may not know what color you’re getting exactly until they are much older. Plus, their color tends to fade as they age.

Newborn Goldendoodle puppy
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4. They’re a lot of work

Many people sell Goldendoodles as the perfect family dog, and they can be—for the right family. In many cases, these dogs are very active and require a lot of grooming. It can be a bit much for families that aren’t very active themselves and don’t know exactly what they’re getting into.

5. They aren’t hypoallergenic

Poodles and Goldendoodles are often described as hypoallergenic. However, that isn’t really the case. Those with dog allergies are allergic to the proteins found in a dog’s skin, saliva, and urine. All dogs have these proteins, no matter what their fur looks like.

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Do Black Mini Goldendoodles Make Good Pets?

Black Mini Goldendoodles can make great pets. However, it depends largely on your preferences and lifestyle. These dogs are a lot of work, as we’ve discussed. Therefore, they aren’t the best for every family or new dog owner. They require lots of physical and mental exercise. Otherwise, they can become bored and destructive.

Many people decide to adopt these dogs because they may shed less. However, may is the keyword there. This breed varies a lot, so some dogs shed just as much as a typical Golden Retriever (read: a lot).

Goldendoodles tend to form strong bonds with their owners and are often described as loving and loyal companions. They often thrive when they are part of a family and receive plenty of attention and social interaction.

However, if you are gone for much of the day and can’t provide this interaction, these dogs may not thrive. They may develop behavioral problems or try to make their own fun—which is often the last thing you want them to do.

Therefore, whether or not this dog is right for you depends on you.

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Black Mini Goldendoodles are a very specific kind of Goldendoodle. They aren’t exceedingly rare, though finding a dog that fits a specific coloration and size requirement is going to be harder than just finding any Goldendoodle. You’ll probably find yourself sitting on a waiting list for a while before a puppy fitting this description becomes available.

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