Golden doodle puppies are the cutest little crossbred. They are highly affectionate and family-friendly puppies. Golden doodles are also great for first-time dog owners. Their smaller sizes are also a good option for apartment dwellers.
We will be discussing their height, growth, weight, along with their playing and dieting habits, how much the four months olds can walk, what do they like to eat, how do they like to bathe, and if the more miniature puppies have any temperature issues as well!
What is a Goldendoodle puppy? What is special about Goldendoodle?
The Goldendoodle puppy is crossbred of the golden retriever and poodle hybrid. This means they are a hybrid mix of two different breeds though they continue to grow according to the poodle lineage.
Their specialty is that they are extremely affectionate and playful little dogs. They come in various sizes, smaller and larger making them suitable for all kinds of homes. They are also allergen-friendly and very easy to train, ideal for a new dog owner.
Golden doodle puppies are also very friendly and playful, making them a good companion for an individual or a family with loads of children. They easily fit in.
How big is a four-month-old Goldendoodle?
Goldendoodles come in widely ranged sizes. The four-month-old mini Goldendoodle is about 14 pounds, the medium one is about 20 pounds, and the larger or standard-sized one is about 26 pounds in size. They can weigh slightly, but it is okay as long as they are on the growth curve.
Golden doddle comes in various sizes. Most commonly, they are seen in the sizes of mini, medium, and large or standard sizes. Their sizes depend on the breeding dog’s lineage.
If you have the mini pup, your Goldendoodle should weigh about 14 pounds at the age of 4 months and they should weigh about 27 pounds when they are 9 months old.
The medium-sized ones are 20 pounds when they are about 3-4 months old, making them a bit bigger than the mini ones, and they grow almost double to 40 pounds at 9 months. The standard-sized ones are about 26 pounds at 4 months and above 50 pounds at 9 months.
Your pup may differ a bit, but it is okay.
How much should a 4-month-old Goldendoodle puppy weigh?
A 4-month-old mini Goldendoodle should weigh about 14 Ibs and the medium-sized Goldendoodle puppies should weigh about 20 Ibs. The larger or the standard-sized pups should weigh about 26 Ibs at the age of 4 to about 5 months. They might weigh slightly less or more which is fine for most of them.
Goldendoodle puppies rapidly grow, as we have mentioned above. From about three to twelve weeks, there will be massive growth in your little poodle. They would barely be walking to finally start running off and wander around.
This time you have to be the most careful, as they can easily get hurt due to less bone density and being vulnerable because of their playfulness nature. They will also need a lot more food for their extra growth period.
From 4 months to 6 months, your puppy will finally start growing into its complete form. They will weigh about 45 pounds by six months.
What should I expect from my 4-month old Goldendoodle puppy?
Your Goldendoodle puppy of 4 months should weigh about 14 t0 30 Ibs depending on their sizes – mini, medium, or standard. They also grow according to their own ways, and it is nothing to worry about as long as they grow.
Your four-month-old pup will like to spurt off everywhere and also taper off things. They will have a significantly larger appetite as they are in the most crucial growing period of their bone density, intelligence, and others
How much should a 4-month-old Goldendoodle eat?
At 4 months old, Goldendoodle puppies are their crucial age of growing, so they need extra food for their growth and development. All sizes of the Goldendoodle pups eat about three times a day at the period of 4 to 5 months old.
Regular or the standard-sized Goldendoodle eat about 1-1/2 to 3 cups totals per day. The mini-sized Goldendoodle pups eat about 2/3 to 1 cup total per day at the age of 4 to 5 months.
If they are eating a bit less or more, you should not worry, but if you see any significant decline in eating habits or in their growth curve, it is better to check with a vet. Eating less might show an underlying problem leading to worse results in the future. So better get it checked.
How much exercise does a 4 month Goldendoodle need?
Four months old Goldendoodles should be taken out for a walk or exercise session about two times a day. In the morning, they should be taken out on a 45-minute walk.
This is helpful to the little pup’s moods lift if you are a working person and won’t stay at home for another half of the day.
They should be given chew toys for the day, a 3o minute play session with your pup before lunch. And a short walk for 15 minutes before bedtime is enough exercise for a Goldendoodle.
How far can a 4-month-old Goldendoodle walk?
A small Goldendoodle can walk for about 8 miles a week. But this also largely depends on their sizes, and walking strength, and will to walk. You should not overwalk your dogs.
This may cause overwork and joint development problems and damage their joint structures and cause them stress. Puppies are playful beings. You have to keep in mind their happiness first. Otherwise, they might fall ill. A good 20-minute walk is enough for a four-month-old pup.
How do you discipline a 4-month-old Goldendoodle puppy?
Goldendoodle puppies are adorable little things, and they can be a great companion of your life as the puppies are exceptionally playful, cheerful, and laid back. But to have the perfect companion, you would have to train them correctly.
The type of companion you want, if you wish to have a running friend, a children’s companion, or a therapy dog, all of it will depend on the process of dog training. We will be mentioning some ways you could do it below:
Bonding and Gaining trust:
Before starting anything, you have to make sure you have a strong bond and have gained their trust as an authority figure.
Bad or strict training has never come out as a good outcome. Treat your little buddy whenever they do something expected.
Handshakes and High fives:
Train them with more minor things first and things that will bond you to understand it is a positive reaction.
A consistent routine needs to be followed, follow the same way every day to teach them, praise them, and reward them later on.
Manners need to be taught early, like when they’re teething, and discourage their behavior early on.
How often should I bathe my 4-month-old Goldendoodle puppy?
Golden doodle puppies should be bathed once a month. Bathing them too frequently might cause their skin to dry out and cause skin irritation and itching. They also might catch a cold.
If you see your little poodle has a bad smell continuously, check if they have a yeast infection. Corn-free and chicken-free foods should be given if they still seem to itch even after giving them lesser baths.
You can use shampoos with built-in conditioners for their wash, which will keep their fur clean and fluffy.
Do 4-month-old Goldendoodle puppies have temperament issues?
Usually, 4-month-old Goldendoodle puppies don’t have any temperament issues, besides they have a very loving temperament.
Four-month-old Goldendoodles puppies are still tiny to train through temperament issues if they even have any. Golden doodles have an outgoing, friendly, willful, playful temperament. They are highly sociable little puppies.
Thus, if they lack socialization, they may suffer from loneliness and get aggressive. Besides, the lack of socialization can lead your pup to some behavioral issues, such as barking, jumping, and fear.
Due to their loving temperament, they are good companions to people with special needs. They are also very friendly with other dogs or cats.
Golden doodles regardless of size are excellent little companions for family, friends, individuals, children, people with special needs. This mixed breed of golden retriever and poodles grow till they are about 11-16 months old. Have them in your life and enjoy!