Wanting to buy a new mini Goldendoodle but don’t know how much does a Mini Goldendoodle cost?
In this post, I’m going to be sharing personal experiences (from my wife and I) on how much you should expect to pay for your potential new puppy.
And we’ll go into more than just the cost of buying the Goldendoodle. This includes monthly and yearly costs you should consider before making the purchase of your new doodle!
Let’s get into it!
- How Much Does A Mini Goldendoodle Cost?
- Basic Costs Of Owning A Mini Goldendoodle
- Full Cost Of Owning A Mini Goldendoodle
- Additional Costs Of Owning A Mini Goldendoodle
- So How Much Money Will You Really Spend The First Year On Your Mini Goldendoodle?
How Much Does A Mini Goldendoodle Cost?
If you want a mini Goldendoodle, a hybrid dog that is a cross between a Poodle and a Golden retriever, be prepared to shell out plenty of greenbacks. Pretty much found only at a breeder’s location, expect to pay a minimum of $1500 for a Mini Goldendoodle pup.
Basic Costs Of Owning A Mini Goldendoodle
Before we get into the basic costs of owning a Mini Goldendoodle, we should discuss where to buy your puppy and what expenses should be included in the price.
First, while you should never buy any dog from either a pet store or a puppy mill, in order to get a healthy, hybrid designer dog like a Mini Goldendoodle, you should only buy from a reputable breeder.
Don’t just take pretty photos on the internet as well. Sometimes those pretty photos are the only time in their brief life when the puppy may have temporarily received good care.
What To Consider Before Buying A Mini Goldendoodle
Several principles are in order here:
1. Consider buying only from breeders with an excellent reputation
If you are unfamiliar with the breeder ask around. Sure, you want your puppy now, but finding a good breeder is essential.
2. Never buy a puppy at any location other then the breeding location
If a breeder suggests meeting at a public park or something… run. You want to personally inspect the breeder’s location for yourself. Pay strict attention to how many dogs are being bred and how clean and orderly the location is.
3. You should never buy a pup that is not at least 2 months old
Within two months, potential health deformities will begin to show
4. Your potential pup should not only be in peak health but be inspected by a vet.
The breeder, before selling you a Mini Goldendoodle should have taken the pup to the vet for an examination of its body, skin, coat, eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. They will also likely test your pup’s vision, hearing, and alertness.
After the examination, your pup should have at least the distemper, canine hepatitis, canine parvovirus, and rabies shots. There may be other shots locally recommended.
It’s also possible the vet may recommend the breeder bring in a stool sample as well to check if deworming is needed. Many puppies are born with worms.
In short, your pup should have all of his or her shots and an exam by a vet. When talking to the breeder, get the name of the vet they use, and then call that vet to get a general sense of the health of the pups that they bring in for examination.
Full Cost Of Owning A Mini Goldendoodle
A typical price of a Mini Goldendoodle pup at a reputable breeder is around $1500. Be cautious of any breeder that offers a pup for less than $1200. There could be a reason.
Before deciding on a pup, visit it multiple times. One single visit is not enough to get a general sensation of the pup’s personality, and whether it might be aggressive or unusually fearful.
Assuming nothing goes wrong, your basic costs for your new Mini Goldendoodle will include monthly visits to the Vet for the first 4 months, spaying or neutering your dog, following up on vaccines, and city licensing.
At an average cost of around $60 for your puppies visits, expect to spend around $300 or so at the Vet’s during the first 4 months.
In addition, the pup may not have microchipped, so figure an additional $50 for that service.
Depending upon your locale, besides the cost of the shots for your pup, plan on spending on average $20 to $30 per year on your pup’s license.
In addition, most locations require your dog to be spayed or neutered beyond a certain age. While there are low-cost clinics that will do spaying and neutering, on average, a typical vet will charge between $200 and $400 for the service.
So adding up just the cost of obtaining the dog, vet fees, and licensing fees, in answer to the question, “how much does a Mini Goldendoodle cost?” Figure on around $2,000 to $2200 for the first year.
Additional Costs Of Owning A Mini Goldendoodle
There are plenty of other expenses to consider in preparing for your pup’s life in your household.
First, your dog will need a dog bed to sleep on. Depending upon how much you wish to spend, dog beds run from around $30 t0 $75 or more.
Next, you’ll need a dog bowl for food and a second bowl for water. Figure around $15 for the low end and around $30 for the high end.tr
You will need a regular treatment for fleas and for that, you will pay around $20. In order to follow city ordinances, your dog will need a leash for his license, which will run an additional $10.
Naturally, for a $1500 to $2,000 pup, you’ll want to spoil him or her with every kind of squeaky toy known to man, so figure $40 on toys.
By far the biggest, continual cost will be food for your pup and Vet Bills.
According to the American Kennel Club, as far back as 2015 two veterinary students from the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Prog did a recalculation of first-year costs alone for a dog or puppy.
The calculations were as follows:
- Supplies – $432
- Food – $435
- Preventative medicines – $389
- Veterinary bills including lab work – $650.
All told these figures averaged to close than $2,000 per year per dog, and that was in 2015. Today that number is probably closer to $2,500.
It should be noted that the 2015 calculations did not include any type of obedience training,
Expect to pay between $100 at the low end to around $400 for basic puppy training.
Another cost to consider is boarding for your pup if you travel out of town and don’t feel comfortable with a stranger in your house dogsitting.
Typically you will pay a minimum of $40 to $50 per night to board your pup overnight, so the cost does add up.
So How Much Money Will You Really Spend The First Year On Your Mini Goldendoodle?
Adding it all up we estimate:
- $1500 to $2,00 for your Mini Goldendoodle
They are often in high demand because they are so warm and welcoming with the family and are the right size for small children in the house.
- $2,000 to $2500 for Vet Bills, supplies, toys, preventative medicines Vet Bills and food.
Perhaps another $400 for spaying and microchipping.
- $400 per the first year for boarding and puppy training
Altogether, plan on spending a minimum of $4300 per year during the first year of ownership of your Mini Goldendoodle pup. (You can definitely save costs through training, toys, and some supplies but it still adds up)
If you think that’s too much, there are plenty of loveable rescue dogs at your local shelter for $250 or less. Many of them include vaccinations and a Vet visit.
However, if you want a breeder raised Mini Goldendoodle for the family, find a good breeder and save a little bit each month to get your new friend!
Meanwhile, read up on the breed, how much attention they need, how much exercise, etc, and above all spend plenty of time researching reputable breeders You can’t be too careful if you want to get the right dog.
Hope you enjoyed this post about how much a Mini Goldendoodle costs!
If you enjoyed this post, then you will love these other posts that give you even more insight into what it’s like having a Goldendoodle.
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- 12 Best Toys for Goldendoodles You Must See
- Do Mini Goldendoodles Shed? The Real Truth
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