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About ABCs Puppy Zs

Where are you Located?

We are located outside of the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex in Texas. Specifically, you can find us North of Fort Worth and just West of Roanoke. Out of State? No Worries!

We Offer Nationwide Hand Delivery of Our Pups all over the United States.

As a Family-Owned and Operated Breeder, we work out of Our Home and therefore we do not post Our Physical Address anywhere online. We LOVE Visitors and Welcome them to Our Family Home where the Wonderful Goldendoodle Breeding, Raising, and Socialization has its roots. Our Goldendoodle Puppy Viewings take place at various times of the year when Our Pups are AT LEAST 7 Weeks old. Interested Puppy-Parents-to-be will have the opportunity of seeing our Goldendoodles throughout the year.

We also hold Teams Video Calls for those unable to Travel or to meet some Puppies before you make the trip. In this way, you will always be able to interact with us and our Pups as well as Journey on a VIP-guided tour of ABCs Puppy Zs from the comfort of Home!

For more information and to plan your Visit, you can easily Contact Us and get an email conversation started - and Let's Get Chatting Today!

What is the Complete Process at ABCs Puppy Zs?
Our Goldendoodle Process:
  • Schedule a Goldendoodle Puppy Chat — A Brief Q&A Over Text Message to Make Sure Our Goldendoodles Are a Right Fit for You
  • Request Our Puppy Reservation Agreement and Pay Your Deposit All Electronically Through DocuSign
  • Schedule a Time for Choice Weekend
  • Visit Us on the Scheduled Date to Select Your Puppy or Join Us Live via Teams
  • Receive and Read Our Post-Choice Weekend Email with TONS of Helpful Info
  • Confirm and Book Your Puppy's Go-Home Date
  • Schedule On-Site Visits and Live Video Calls to See and Watch Your Baby Grow via Private ABCs Puppy Zs Goldendoodle Puppy Viewings
  • Pick Up or Have Your Pup Hand-Delivered to Your Loving Arms!
What Are the Average Sizes of Your Goldendoodles?

Our Beautiful Goldendoodle Puppies For Sale come in 5 unique sizes which include the Mini, Micro (Petite or Micro Mini), Toy, Teacup, and Micro Teacup Goldendoodle Puppy.

How do the measurements work?

An F1 Mini Goldendoodle Puppy grows into a Mature dog that is on average 15 to 20 inches in height and weighing on average between 25-35lbs. The Healthy weight range as an adult is 25-50lbs.

An F1B Mini Goldendoodle Puppy grows into a Mature dog that is on average 15 to 20 inches in height and weighing on average between 25-35lbs. The Healthy weight range as an adult is 25-50lbs.

A Micro Goldendoodle (also referred to as a Micro Mini Goldendoodle or a Petite Goldendoodle) Puppy grows into a Mature dog that is on average 13 to 18 inches in height and weighing between 15-20lbs. The Healthy weight range as an adult is 15-25lbs.

A Toy Goldendoodle Puppy grows into a Mature dog that is on average 11 to 16 inches in height and weighing between 10-15lbs. The Healthy weight range as an adult is 10-20lbs.

A Teacup Goldendoodle Puppy grows into a Mature dog that is on average 9 to 14 inches in height and weighing between 7-13lbs. The Healthy weight range as an adult is 5-15lbs.

A Micro Teacup Goldendoodle Puppy grows into a Mature dog that is on average 7 to 13 inches in height and weighing between 5-8lbs. The Healthy weight range as an adult is 5-10lbs.

What Comes with My Pup?
  • Kong Goodie Bone
  • Kong Plush Chew Toys
  • Mammoth Flossy Chew
  • Official Record of Vaccinations
  • Our New Puppy Behavioral Guides
  • Nylabone FlexiChew Gentle Dental Chew
  • Puppy Comfort Blanket from Their Mother
  • Farmers Market Foods Canned Organic Pumpkin
  • Professional Prints of Your Pup During Their Time with Us
  • AKC Reunite Microchip With Lifetime Recovery Service Enrollment*
  • Purina Pro Plan High Protein Dry Puppy Food - Personal Puppy Bag (1 Week Supply)
  • CKC (Continental Kennel Club) Registration Papers Along With Three Generation Pedigree
  • Our 10-Week (Ages 10 to 14 and 14 to 20) Custom Tailored Goldendoodle Socialization Program

*Provided by Our Veterinarian for $60 Due at Go-Home
What Does 1ST Male or 2ND Female Mean?

Our Reservation process for each of Our Litters works on a First Come, First Served Basis. This simply means that the FIRST Family to Lock In their Chosen Puppy Momma and a Male or a Female will have what is known as the "Pick of the Litter". This of course would be based on whether they reserved a Male or a Female Puppy and if they are available in that litter. So the FOURTH-Choice Female simply means the FOURTH available Female after FIRST, SECOND, and THIRD-Choice have already been reserved.

We are all about the "Right Fit" and Temperament Pairing when it comes to Our Pups and their Forever Families. If you've been busy researching the amazing Goldendoodle Breed, then you've surely come across countless sites loaded with Puppies of all shapes and sizes (and breeds for that matter). And while we are a business, we prefer to take a much more personal approach and are grateful for the shared memories with Future Owners and their Fluffy Family additions!

This is why you will NEVER see us accepting deposits and especially payments online through Our Website as though we were some sort of e-commerce platform. THIS IS NOT US! We prefer to cater to Families who are "ALL IN" when it comes to their Goldendoodle. We LOVE Visitors and encourage you to make the trip to Our Family Estate, where you can meet some of Our Puppy Parents and spend time with the Pups during a No-Obligation Puppy Selection. This is a time when you can feel at home with the pups and as comfortable as can be while you make your Selection. Stop by and relax, play, or just cuddle with One of Our Babies!

How Do I Reserve a Goldendoodle For Sale?

We Offer Early Reservation Deposits of $500 that are FULLY Refundable or Transferable Upon Request. These Early Reservations require an additional One-Time Non-Refundable payment of $25, which simply means that you can Transfer your Reservation any way you see fit and not have to worry about paying the Fee again (e.g., Work Trip and you need to push back to another Litter, or Work Trip cancelled and you want to move up to an earlier Litter, etc.).

For Early Reservations, the Process is two-fold, where we first hold a Goldendoodle Puppy Conference (Face-to-Face Teams Video Call or Face-to-Face Meeting at Our Family Home as We LOVE Visitors!) along with Our Reservation Agreement signed and verified electronically via DocuSign. Our Puppy Reservation Agreement requires the Reservation Deposit to be made after you finish signing.

To ensure that all of our Goldendoodle puppies go to a loving home, we perform a puppy parent candidate screening, which allows us to collect information on the future family of our pup and makes it easy to provide you with payment information and further details.

If you would like to reserve a Goldendoodle Puppy, you may choose from any of Our Available Goldendoodle Puppies or reserve a pup from a future litter. Once you've completed a Goldendoodle Puppy Chat and Our Puppy Reservation Agreement, you are totally locked in!

These are Our Babies, and we would not want you jumping into Puppydum unless there is 110% commitment on Your Part! This especially means that we do not want you to be so concerned over any money you put down that you jump into a rash decision just because you did not want to forfeit those funds! Puppies are priceless, and we also consider that plans can and quite often do change on a dime. We just ask that you let us know as soon as possible if you wish to CANCEL or TRANSFER Your Reservation.

What Happens After I Sign the Reservation Agreement?

Once you've been verified and signed the Reservation Agreement, you have completed the process of reserving yourself a Goldendoodle Puppy and are locked in for Your Puppy of choice or a puppy in a future litter. In the case of reserving a puppy in a future litter, please note that our pups are selected in the order by which Our Reservation Agreements are completed.

You may reserve a pup in a future litter by male or female, although reservations are limited based on whether you are reserving an F1 Mini or Micro. Please note that if no future litter puppy reservations are available, you can still make a reservation for the earliest possible available pups (this would be based on the size of each Litter) as soon as the Puppies are Born.

Please feel free to keep checking the site for updated availability as you can transfer to another Litter at ANY TIME (or of course request a Refund of Your Reservation Deposit). We stand by this completely in Our Life-Long Dream of Family-Raised Puppy Breeding, and Take the Utmost Pleasure in bringing up precious Goldendoodles! Please note that we are NOT in the business of "Deposits". If you have doubts or are unsure about your decision, then we will be the first to say let's put on the brakes — and please let us refund your reservation!

Once you've reserved a pup in the next litter, you can sit back and relax while we wait for your beautiful Goldendoodle puppy to arrive into the world!

Wait times vary depending on when you've signed your reservation agreement, completion of which is accompanied by a general wait time and regular updates on the status of Our Puppy Moms, scheduled breeding dates, and tentative dates of birth.

Our breeding process includes safe and painless Transcervical Insemination (TCI), after which the natural birthing process can take place typically within 58 or 62 days.

Why is Your Go-Home Set at 10-Weeks* and not 8-Weeks?

At ABCs Puppy Zs, we know you can't wait to get your hands on one of our soft and loving Goldendoodle puppies! But as Responsible Dog Breeders, it's our job to ensure that every puppy is as ready as can be!

That's why we follow strict puppy development guidelines that promote healthy socialization and make it easier for you to raise the perfect family dog. Just like human babies, puppies are unable to learn certain things until their brains are simply big enough! And thanks to extensive scientific research, we know exactly when it's time for behavioral and social development to begin — which leads to excellent temperament, sociability, and confidence as puppies grow.

We're not here to bash other breeders, but by now, the critical socialization period for puppies should be common knowledge among dog breeders everywhere. And while socialization typically begins around 3 to 6 weeks and lasts up to the time Your Pup turns 20 weeks, most breeders should also know that some of the most important stages can't even begin until the puppy is 7 to 8 weeks old!

From behavioral refinement (beginning around 7 weeks) to fear imprint (beginning around 8 weeks), some of the most sensitive training periods occur right before Go-Home! And because most lessons don't happen overnight, it's just as important to follow through on these life experiences daily — which puppies are learning permanently!

When we place the softest puppy you've ever felt into your arms, we want you to know that everything has already been done for good social and behavioral health to take root. Of course, you still have a puppy to raise — that's why we're here to provide all the help, tips, and tricks you'll ever need!

Our commitment to puppy breeding done right has resulted in some of the happiest dogs (and owners!) out there. And when it comes to Goldendoodles, ABCs Puppy Zs is here to offer the Most Dependable Family-Raised Puppies you can find.

Trust us, it's worth the wait!

*Go-Home for Toys, Teacups, and Micro Teacups typically begins around 12 weeks and can go up to 16 weeks.

What is Your Policy on Spaying (Females) or Neutering (Males)?

As a Responsible Small Family Goldendoodle Breeder, we take Great Pride in the Level and Degree of Our Internally Developed Health Testing Protocols. Our Sole Purpose is not only to maintain the Line of First Generation Goldendoodles, but We Have Endeavored to Set the Bold Goal of Improving that Line.

We Honestly could not call Ourselves a Responsible Breeder if we did not have a Spay/Neuter Contract with All of Our Pups. This is something that we Believe in to the Core and Appreciate the Excellence that Anyone May Apply to such A Practice of Responsibility. With that in Mind, Yes, We Strongly Enforce Our Spay/Neuter Contract! If we do not receive the appropriate documentation along with the Veterinarian of Record information that allows us to call and verify the procedure was performed after the age of 12 months and before the age of 18 months, then the 5-Year Health Guarantee becomes null and void.

This is not to say we will balk at working with another Breeder, but as all of the Top Tier AKC Breed Clubs of Merit do, We Require You to Prove Yourself first. For all the interested Responsible Breeders out there, please do not hesitate to Contact Us, or better yet, Schedule A Goldendoodle Puppy Chat so we may discuss this further. Overall, we just want to make sure Our Pups are going to Loving Families (and Those Responsible, Morally Bound Breeders) as such that they may Align Themselves and have Wonderful Lives.

What is a Goldendoodle Puppy Health Guarantee?

At ABCs Puppy Zs, Our 5-Year Goldendoodle Puppy Health Guarantee* is just us putting our money where our mouth is in the way of promising great puppy health and giving new owners certain options in the case of a life-threatening congenital health condition onset during the first 5 years with their Goldendoodle. The Health Guarantee is standard and uniform in all respects; however, it does not cover aliments such as hypoglycemia or conditions that can be sourced to or aggravated by exogenous factors.

Dog health problems can be very difficult to talk about, because we all fall in love with these pups the moment they're born and want them to be as healthy and happy as can be. While we stand by our first-rate Goldendoodle Breeding Program, unfortunately, a 100% clean bill of health from birth is impossible for any living thing and we can only dream of never having to worry about the onset of diseases and conditions that may be present from birth.

To give you confidence in your Goldendoodle puppy purchase, we offer a 5-Year Health Guarantee, which, in the case of any life-threatening congenital disease onset, allows to you receive a full refund in the 1st year and a replacement Goldendoodle puppy in the subsequent years of ownership. Let's all hope that's the last you have to hear about our health guarantee, and you can rest assured that we have done and will continue to do everything imaginably possible to promote enduring health and a long and happy life for all of Our Dogs!

*Medical Records Showing Proof of Neutering or Spaying AFTER Your Pup Turns 12 MONTHS is Required. The procedure must be performed before the Puppy turns 18 MONTHS with all the related medical records received within 30 days by the Seller or the 5-year Health Guarantee becomes null and void.

What Is a Puppy Mill, Are You a Puppy Mill, and How Do I Spot a Puppy Mill?

We are absolutely, positively and unequivocally NOT A PUPPY MILL!!!

A Puppy Mill is basically the exact OPPOSITE of a Family-Raised Puppy Home — which we're so proud to be!

If there was a button to shut down every Puppy Mill in the world right now, we'd smash it with our fist! That's because a Puppy Mill is exactly what it sounds like — it's practically a factory for breeding puppies!

As dog owners and professional Goldendoodle breeders who love animals, the idea of maximum output at minimal cost on something as precious as babies makes us SICK!! That's why we're all about keeping puppy-parents-to-be informed about the risks of buying from puppy mills — and how to AVOID THEM!

But as with all things bad, Puppy Mills will try hard to fool you by acting innocent. In our book, Puppy Mill owners are little better than con artists. They'll pull every excuse in the book to get your money. After all, it only costs them one of their countless puppies! Ugh!

Fortunately for interested puppy parents, there are enough dead giveaways to get the answer without them having to spell it out — and we're here to pull the curtain! Telltale signs include advertising suspiciously cheap puppies, making it very easy to buy a dog, little to no waiting time, and wanting to know nothing about you — or where their puppy is going! If it seems like the puppy is too easy to get, it might be because there are hundreds of them!

Buying a Puppy from a Puppy Mill not only supports this terrible industry, but it's bad for both the dog AND the owner. There's a reason we promote our family-raised puppy process to the stars, because it results in the ABSOLUTE BEST PUPPIES — and happy humans!

Puppy Mills disregard all the essentials when it comes to raising healthy dogs — because they DON'T RAISE THEM! Every check box gets a huge X on how to breed a puppy right — from parent breed selection and DNA screening to healthy nursing conditions, socialization, training and development support. As a result, these dogs may go on to have all kinds of health problems throughout life, not to mention miss out on once-in-a-lifetime developmental opportunities. Just knowing these Puppy Mills are out there makes us hold onto our precious Goldendoodle puppies all the more dearly!

As your best friend in dog ownership, we're always available to answer questions about puppy mills and how you can spot one. Sure, the puppy might be real. And yes, you might be able to save money on a dog. But with all the reasons listed above, is this something you could even consider?

Having the best dog all starts with making the RIGHT CHOICE. And the right choice is buying a puppy from a reputable family-raised puppy breeder. We are not saying you have to buy a puppy from us. What we're saying is that if you're thinking about buying a puppy, then please, never, ever, ever buy a puppy from a puppy mill! We're so serious — we'll even give you a list of all our genuine competitors to choose from!!

What Type of Health Tests are Conducted on Your Puppy Parents?

That's a great question, because part of having healthy Goldendoodle puppies is ensuring that both parents—and especially Our Puppy Moms—are in very good health and ready to make healthy and happy offspring. At ABCs Puppy Zs, we perform comprehensive health checkups on all of Our Puppy Parents at least twice a year. We also obtain their Breed Class of Certifications from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) along with a Comprehensive Breed Specific DNA Panel for a complete genetics background on all of Our Puppy Parents.

In this way, we do our best to prevent certain health conditions that are known to occur in both the Poodle and the Golden Retriever breed from being passed on to the Goldendoodle puppies. All of the details on Our Puppy Parent Health testing performed can be found on each of our New or Upcoming Litter pages.

Can You Tell Me More About Goldendoodle DNA Genetics and Traits?

Goldendoodles are part Poodle and part Golden Retriever, which means they inherit DNA genetics and traits from both breeds. As with all breeds of dog, certain conditions and diseases are known to occur in Poodles and Golden Retrievers, which may be prevented in their offspring by running comprehensive DNA background checks on the puppy parents.

As per the recommendation of the OFA, all of Our Puppy Moms have been tested for the following diseases and traits:


Golden Retrievers

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 5 (Golden Retriever Type)
Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Golden Retriever 1
Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Golden Retriever 2
Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration


Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration
Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Rod-Cone Dysplasia 4

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 5 (Golden Retriever Type)

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Golden Retriever 1
Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Golden Retriever 2
Von Willebrand Disease I
Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 5 (Golden Retriever Type)
Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Golden Retriever 1
Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Golden Retriever 2
Von Willebrand Disease I

Understanding Shedding*

*Our Poodle** Dads are "sd/sd, F"; Our Golden Retriever Mommas are either "SD/sd, IC" or "sd/sd, IC"; Our Goldendoodle Mommas are either "SD/sd, F" or "sd/sd, F". What does this mean? ALL of Our F1 Goldendoodles will be Moderate-Low Shedding while ALL of Our F1Bs will be Low Shedding.

**FYI: ALL Poodles are either Moderate-Low Shedding or Low Shedding.

How do you Care for and Maintain the Health of Your Goldendoodle Puppies?

ABCs Puppy Zs is All About Promoting Great Health, Happiness, and Enduring Companionship, Which Makes Our Puppies' Health of Paramount Importance to us. We conduct all necessary measures to ensure that every Goldendoodle for sale has passed their health examinations and is happily awaiting a trip to their new family and home.

Every litter receives a veterinary examination at around 7 or 8 Weeks, and Our Puppy Moms receive a post-birth checkup during the first week after delivery to ensure that they can provide healthy feeding and care for the brand-new pups.

All Pups receive their necessary age-appropriate vaccinations and the documentation is provided with every Goldendoodle puppy along with a 5-Year Health Guarantee.

Every one of Our Goldendoodle Puppies receives a complete top-of-the-line Vaccination regimen written out and designed by Our Veterinarian:

NeoPar - Parvovirus

Broad Spectrum Dewormer - Hookworms, Roundworms, Tapeworms, and Whipworms
Nobivac Canine 1-DAPPv - Canine Distemper Virus, Adenovirus Type 1 (Hepatitis), Adenovirus Type 2 (Respiratory Disease), Parainfluenza Virus, and Parvovirus

About Goldendoodles

Why Are Goldendoodles So Popular?

Where do we start! If you're curious about Goldendoodles, it might be because you've heard from more and more of their happy owners. So why are so many Goldendoodles popping up in American households and all over the world?
With so many dog breeds out there, puppy-parents-to-be should always do their research and make sure their new family member of choice feels right at home. Because human needs and dog needs can differ, it's important that our dogs are always compatible so they can have the best life. With that said, so many of the things we love about dogs point right to the Goldendoodle!
Goldendoodles were bred as a hypoallergenic guide dog, so you can already guess what that means — less hair and more companionship!
When it comes to shedding, you really can't beat a Goldendoodle. Let's face it, nobody likes finding dog fur all over the house. But most people are willing to accept the trade-off for a furry best friend at their side. With Goldendoodles, you don't have to!
Goldendoodles shed so little that owners tend to forget all about it. It's a dream come true for people who love dogs but suffer from allergies. But even if you don't have allergies, it means little-to-no cleaning after your dog. Oh, and what a beautiful coat!
But saying goodbye to the fur problem is just the beginning. Goldendoodles come in different sizes, from Standard all the way down to Mini, Micro, Toy, Teacup and even Micro Teacup! It's a real treat for those who have smaller dog size preferences but still want to keep that personality bundled up in a lap dog!
Now, who doesn't love a smart dog? Goldendoodles are adorably clever, which is a huge plus when it comes to trainability, loyalty and companionship. A Goldendoodle's intelligence makes them a best friend in every way. They can learn to understand you, read your mood, and love to figure out what makes you happy. It's pure joy to discover just how smart your dog is — especially when they're this smart!
Goldendoodles make fantastic family pets because of their gentle temperament. They are famous for being great with kids, and for their impressive display of patience and tolerance. Because dogs are such a wonderful complement to a growing family, it only follows that a safe, smart and loyal pet like the Goldendoodle practically chooses itself!
But there's more, and more! Goldendoodles are the unique type of dog that can happily adapt to any lifestyle. They are naturally in-tune with your energy levels and content with your daily schedule, whatever it may be. They also have no problem staying at home, which is a huge plus for owners with busy lifestyles. Love to get outside and have adventures? So do Goldendoodles! Love to stay at home and relax with the people you love? So do Goldendoodles! Love having a mixed lifestyle where each new day brings something different? Goldendoodles!
And on the surface of all that loving personality, Goldendoodles are beautiful designer dogs. Those curls, those waves, and what cozy cuddles! Because Goldendoodles are so affectionate, they're just as eager to share those cuddles with other family pets, such their brother or sister cats and dogs!
There's just so much to love about Goldendoodles, and because every dog is special — only you can find out what the true value of a Goldendoodle means to you!

What is a Goldendoodle?

A Goldendoodle is the wonderful result of a controlled cross-breed between a purebred male Poodle and a female purebred Golden Retriever. The idea was first conceived back in 1969, when breeders sought a guide dog that could match the Golden Retriever in obedience, health and trainability while suiting people allergic to dog hair.

The Poodle turned out to be the perfect match, and passes traits of intelligence, athleticism, a loving personality and great looks along with its non-shedding coat on to its Goldendoodle offspring. A match made in heaven!

The Goldendoodle is a very unique breed of dog that offers the possibility of different sizes thanks to its Poodle parent line and cross breeding with successive generations. As a result, you can have your Goldendoodle in standard, mini, micro, toy, teacup, and even micro teacup sizes — all the while getting the same amazing dog breed and its wonderful benefits no matter how big or small!

Goldendoodles are a healthy dog breed in large part thanks to strict breeding practices of professional breeders such as ABCs Puppy Zs, whose duty it is to pass the healthiest genes on to its future generations. Since being bred just a few short decades ago, the Goldendoodle has already shown great promise in minimizing or eliminating some congenital illnesses common in its parent lines. This—and because we love dogs—is why we're so passionate about breeding done right. It lets us give each and every puppy the opportunity to live the fullest, best quality life.

Goldendoodles vary in size depending on type, and can range from around 60-80lbs for a full-sized standard Goldendoodle, down to 25-35lbs (Mini) and all the way to a precious 10lbs (Micro Teacup) average weight as an adult dog. Because Goldendoodles come in different sizes, it makes them hugely popular among a wide variety of dog owners who have equally diverse lifestyles and compatibility with dogs. At ABCs Puppy Zs, we offer this beautiful dog breed in Mini size down to Micro Teacup and everything in between — we just love our little Goldendoodles!

Just like their wonderful variety of sizes, Goldendoodles also come in different coat colors, from golden and apricot to cream, whitish or tawny. And then there's their coat type, which can be curly, straight, or wavy! Thanks to so many different size, coat and color combinations, there's a big chance that your Goldendoodle will have an absolutely one-of-a-kind look!

To learn what kind of dog a Goldendoodle might be, just have a look at mom and dad! Golden Retrievers are popular family dogs with an athletic build and great energy who love to play. They're very loyal, gentle and always eager to please, making them a top choice for an active lifestyle full of companionship, which is doubly perfect for a family environment. Poodles have a lot of those same attributes but are also best known for their intelligence, trainability, and obedience. And off course, let's not forget its non-shedding, hypoallergenic coat!

When you put these two dogs together, you get the best of both worlds — and something very special on its own!

Why are there Different Sizes of Goldendoodles?

It's all part of the fun! Since Goldendoodles get their traits from Poodles, you'll have the chance to love your Goldendoodle in various sizes from mini and micro down to toy and teacup sizes!

Poodles were bred across generations for the purpose of making a smaller variety, so today there are 3 poodle sizes with an additional mini size unique to Goldendoodles.

Regardless of which size dog you're looking for, Our Goldendoodle Puppies retain all of the amazing qualities both parent breeds have to offer. It's one of the things people love most about Goldendoodles, because you can have the same wonderful pooch in mini or itty-bitty lapdog size!

When Goldendoodles are bred, the first generation offspring is a 50/50 Poodle and Golden Retriever. Now, you may have heard about the full-size Goldendoodle, which gets its heft from a full-size Poodle parent. At ABCs Puppy Zs, all our Goldendoodle puppies are the pride and joy of Poodle dads! That's why, even as a first generation Goldendoodle, we're already down to size!

And that's where the fun starts, because now we can shrink our mini Goldendoodles even further! Our selective breeding process combines a first-generation Goldendoodle with a Poodle to result in an even smaller dog, because now it's 75% Poodle and 25% Golden Retriever!

But don't worry, because if you think cross-breeding among generations means you're getting less and less Golden Retriever, you're wrong! In fact, the only notable differences between an F1 and F1B is the more non-shedding factor and—you guessed it—smaller size! In other words, if you like the idea of a teeny-tiny dog that shares many qualities (and genes!) with a larger Golden Retriever, a Goldendoodle is for you!

And since there are different sizes of Poodles, the smaller the Poodle, the smaller the Doodle! By the time we've reached F1Bs, the pairing with a Poodle results in a Goldendoodle so small and precious you could cry! Yet, it's still a Goldendoodle — with all its smarts, fun-loving personality, loyalty, agility, trainability and more lovable traits!

As responsible breeders, it's pure joy to shrink such a unique and healthy dog breed all the way down to micro teacup size — and it's even more rewarding to see their new families smile with glee as they reach out to hold these little puffs and meet for the first time!

People love dogs of all sizes for various reasons, the best part being we can now have it any way! And that's really what's so special about the Goldendoodle breed. It's one of the few dog breeds out there that has so many traits and characteristics bundled up in any size you like. This makes them the perfect choice for a variety of lifestyles, spaces and needs. So it really just comes down to one question — what size best friend do you want?

Why Do Goldendoodles Make Such Great Therapy Dogs?

Just wait till you get one! But before you do, we're all too happy to let you in on why Goldendoodles are among the top choice for therapy dogs in the world.

If you'd believe it, Goldendoodles were actually bred to be therapy dogs for allergy sufferers! When breeders realized that many people needed a therapy dog but couldn't have one because of allergies, they got to work on a crossbreed that could come to the rescue for allergy sufferers everywhere!

So what were they looking for in a therapy dog?

Well, since they needed a dog that's hypoallergenic, their first choice was easily one of the most hypoallergenic dogs in the world — the Poodle!

Fortunately for all of us, the Poodle already came with some of the best therapy dog qualities they were looking for!

Poodles are darn smart, and smarts are a must for any dog with big responsibilities. But smarts alone won't cut it for a therapy dog, because they also have to be loyal, trainable and very patient — and the Poodle absolutely is! Therapy dogs are companions at heart, and a companion is someone who loves your company. And few dogs love human company quite like a Poodle, just ask a Poodle owner!

They are very social animals who make natural family members — and it's just one of the many wonderful traits they pass right down to the Goldendoodle!

But let's not forget the other side of the family — the Golden Retriever!

These athletic, fun-loving dogs are some of the most popular family pets in America. Go to any park (or dog park!) and you're sure to see a big fluffy Golden Retriever running around. Their strong and healthy builds, keen attentiveness and wonderful temperament are all beloved qualities of a family pet — and therapy dog!

So when you put these two amazing breeds together, you basically have the therapy dog of your dreams! If you ask us, a therapy dog is just another way of saying best best friend. You don't need to have a therapy dog to feel like a Goldendoodle is exactly what you needed — they make life better no matter who you are! But if you actually do need a therapy dog, how could we not recommend a dog that was uniquely bred to be everything you could ask for and more?

With the success of the Goldendoodle crossbreed, the world fell in love with a healthy, beautiful new dog and found a solution to an age-old sneezing problem. Now, even people with severe allergies can have a therapy dog to help them with their lives — and be the sweetest, fluffiest companion in the world!

What is the Difference between an F1, F1A, F1B, and F1BB Goldendoodle Puppy?

Great question!

The different letters and numbers simply refer to the Goldendoodle's Generation and which percentage of Golden Retriever and Poodle are in that generation.

For example, an F1, also called F1A, is a First-Generation Goldendoodle with 50% Poodle and 50% Golden Retriever.

An F1 is typically considered the larger size mini Goldendoodle, weighing 25-35lbs on average as an adult dog. While it's the biggest Goldendoodle, it's still a mini! This type of dog differs from a full-size standard Goldendoodle, which is bred with a full-size Poodle. But since we only have Small Poodles, we only have Small Doodles!

Moving on!

Breeding an F1 Goldendoodle with a purebred Poodle results in an F1B Goldendoodle, which is more Poodle than Golden Retriever at a ratio of 75% Poodle to 25% Golden Retriever. As you can guess, this typically results in an even smaller dog, because there's even more Poodle in the Doodle!

F1B Micro Goldendoodles take all the things you love about Minis and shrink them down to a darling size of 15-25lbs average adult dog. An F1B is still a first generation Goldendoodle, but because it is the result of breeding back to a Poodle it is dubbed "B". But this doesn't actually mean it's any less Golden Retriever. Don't worry — all those wonderful Golden Retriever genes are baked in!


An F1BB (typically referred to as an F1B) Goldendoodle is the result of cross-breeding between an F1B and a purebred Poodle. This breed is still more Poodle than Golden Retriever, but only slightly more Poodle than in an F1B.

So now, we have a Goldendoodle that's being “mini-fied” more and more thanks to cross-breeding back to a Poodle! Because an F1B is bred with a Poodle, we've taken an already micro pup and now brought a Toy, Teacup or even a Micro Teacup Goldendoodle into the world!!

Is there a limit to how preciously small a Goldendoodle can be? Well, yes — an average weight of 5 to 10 pounds as an adult dog!

And what's equally exciting is the fact that they are very much the same smart, fun, and affectionate dogs that people love at several times the size! If we sound excited about all the variations of Goldendoodles and their sizes — it's because we are!

So there you have it. Each successive generation simply has a little more Poodle to shrink your Doodle down to size!

In other words:

F1A = 1/2 Golden Retriever and 1/2 Poodle

F1B = 3/4 Poodle and 1/4 Golden Retriever

F1BB = Slightly more Poodle than F1B

The fact that you can have your Goldendoodle in so many different sizes is a huge part of why their popularity is soaring. But whether you have a full-size Goldendoodle or a Micro Teacup Goldendoodle, all you need to know is that it's the same breed of dog — with tons of personality just waiting to shine through those waves and curls!

What Is the Best Age to Neuter or Spay Our Dog?

This question is making new rounds in the veterinary and scientific communities, and for good reason. It turns out that spaying and neutering has been linked to an increase in the possibility of certain illnesses and conditions in dogs.

At ABCs Puppy Zs, we've always followed and promoted the accepted veterinary guidelines on neutering and spaying. But we humbly believe it's time for all of us—veterinarians, breeders, and dog owners included—to take a sober look at the modern health implications of these procedures.

While we still fully support neutering or spaying your dog, the age at which it can be done without potentially complicating your dog's health has recently come into question. As it turns out, it's not as simple as we all previously thought.

It's important to note that, in most cases, spaying and neutering does not negatively affect a dog's health. In fact, the health implications we're about to outline may be referring to a 1-2% increase in onset likelihood for certain conditions. But at the same time, other conditions have shown a much higher rate of occurrence in spayed/neutered dogs. Importantly, the science is still a work and progress, but is already revealing a clear connection between spaying/neutering and increased risk of illness. Especially when it comes to our dogs, we'd never consider even a small increase in vulnerability to illness or disorder as something marginal.

To fully summarize the science behind these findings in a few paragraphs would make for some very technical wording. Instead, we'll offer a layman's explanation and encourage you to follow up with a call to us or by doing your own thorough research.

When animals—in this case, dogs—are spayed or neutered, the hormones associated with reproduction are affected. No duh, it's the whole reason we do it! But the thing is, some of those reproduction hormones may actually have other functions, too. For example, luteinizing hormone (LH) in dogs triggers ovulation and production of testosterone, but research suggests it may also play a role in the immune system.

In the case of LH, this hormone seems to have a positive effect on lymphocytes, one of the key white blood cell types in the immune system. So how does the immune system behave without it? Well, researchers found that lymphoma and other types of cancers occurred at much higher rates in neutered dogs.

But it's not just increased risk to certain types of cancers. Researchers have also found that neutering/spaying may be linked to urinary incontinence, obesity, hypothyroidism and hip dysplasia in dogs.

Another interesting fact is that gonadal hormones have a major role in bone growth — they actually help stop bone length when it reaches normal size. Research has shown that dogs spayed or neutered before completing puberty may be taller and have longer long bones — which puts them at a higher risk for injuries!

In short, to answer the question, spaying or neutering should not be done before 18-24 months of age, at the end of puberty. But the bigger question is, should it be done at all?

We are leaning towards the position that there may be healthier alternatives to pet population control. Some are vasectomy in males, hormonal regulation implants, and intratesticular injection in puppies.

We believe that this conversation will only get bigger over time. For now, it's our duty as dog breeders to share the information above with as many people as possible and explore the options available to us — and our dogs.