The growth of a Goldendoodle puppy to full grown is influenced by several factors, including genetics, diet, exercise, and overall health. While it's challenging to provide precise size and weight measurements for every Goldendoodle, as they can vary within the breed, I can provide you with some general information on their growth patterns.
Birth to 8 Weeks: Goldendoodle puppies are typically born weighing around 1 to 2 pounds. During this stage, they rely on their mother's milk for nutrition and care. They rapidly grow and develop, opening their eyes and ears and starting to explore their surroundings.
8 Weeks to 6 Months: This is a crucial period for a Goldendoodle's growth and development. From 8 weeks to around 4 months, they experience a significant growth spurt. Their weight can increase by several pounds each week, and they can gain approximately 5-10% of their adult weight per week during this phase. The exact size and weight at this stage depend on factors such as the size of the parents and the specific generation of the Goldendoodle (F1, F1B, etc.).
6 Months to 1 Year: During this period, Goldendoodle puppies continue to grow but at a slower pace compared to the previous months. They may still gain a few pounds, but the rate of growth gradually decreases. By the age of 1 year, most Goldendoodles have reached their full height, although they may continue to fill out and gain muscle mass.
1 Year and Beyond: Goldendoodles are considered fully grown at around 1 to 2 years of age. However, some larger variations of Goldendoodles, such as standard or moyen sizes, may continue to mature until they are 2-3 years old. The final size and weight of an adult Goldendoodle can vary based on factors like genetics, diet, and exercise.
Size and weight can also differ based on the different types of Goldendoodles:
a) Standard Goldendoodles: These are the largest size variant and can range in weight from 45 to 90 pounds (20-40 kg) or more, with a height of 21 to 24 inches (53-61 cm) at the shoulder.
b) Medium Goldendoodles: Medium-sized Goldendoodles typically weigh between 30 to 45 pounds (14-20 kg) and have a height of 17 to 20 inches (43-51 cm) at the shoulder.
c) Miniature Goldendoodles: Miniature Goldendoodles are smaller and generally weigh between 15 to 30 pounds (7-14 kg) and have a height of 13 to 17 inches (33-43 cm) at the shoulder.
It's important to note that these size ranges are approximations, and individual Goldendoodles can vary slightly within these ranges. It's best to consult with a reputable breeder who can provide specific information about the expected size and weight based on the parents and the specific breeding lines of the Goldendoodle you are considering.