Active, friendly, playful, attentive, affectionate, and loyal: These are some of the words that families use to describe their Mini Golden Retrievers ( aka Golden Cavalier ) – a Golden Retriever, King Charles Cavalier Spaniel mix. We strive to be the best Mini Golden Retriever breeders by providing good-fit families with pups of outstanding health, temperament, and looks. We have Mini Golden Retriever puppies available occasionally throughout the year.
Mini Golden Pups is a partnership of families based in the Greenville, SC area.
A Mini Golden Retriever or Golden Cavalier is a mix between a Golden Retriever and a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel.
A Mini Golden Retriever, also known as a miniature golden retriever or Petite Golden Retriever, is a smaller version of the popular dog breed, the Golden Retriever. Mini Golden Retrievers are generally a cross between the well-known Golden Retriever and a smaller breed such as a Cocker Spaniel, Cavalier, or Poodle. These adorable dogs have been growing in popularity due to their smaller size and friendly nature.
The origin of Mini Golden Retrievers can be traced back to the 1800s in Scotland, where the original Golden Retriever breed was developed. These dogs were bred to retrieve waterfowl for hunters and were highly valued for their intelligence, loyalty, and friendly nature.
As the popularity of Golden Retrievers grew, breeders started experimenting with creating smaller versions of this beloved dog. This led to the development of Mini Golden Retrievers, which were initially known as “comfort” or “pocket” retrievers.
Mini Golden Retrievers have a similar appearance to their larger counterparts but are smaller in size. They typically weigh between 20-50 pounds and stand around 14-18 inches tall at the shoulder. Their coats come in shades of gold, ranging from light to dark, and thick, wavy fur like golden retrievers have.
One of the main reasons for the popularity of Mini Golden Retrievers is their loving and friendly personality. These dogs are known for being great family pets and get along well with children and other animals. They are also highly intelligent, making them easy to train and eager to please their owners.
Mini Golden Retrievers require the same care as their larger counterparts. Regular grooming is necessary to keep their coats healthy and shiny, including brushing, bathing, and occasional trimming. They also need daily exercise and mental stimulation, such as walks, playtime, and training sessions.
As with all dog breeds, Mini Golden Retrievers are prone to certain health issues, including hip and elbow dysplasia, eye diseases, and obesity. It’s essential to ensure your mini golden retriever receives regular check-ups and proper nutrition to maintain their overall health and well-being.
Generally, Mini Golden Retrievers are very healthy.
Mini Golden Retrievers are known for their great affection, devotion, and attentiveness.
Mini Golden Retrievers are small enough to be comfortable in apartments or smaller homes
Mini Golden Retrievers are highly versatile and can easily adapt to their surrounding environments.
Mini Golden Retrievers are excellent with children whether that means playing with them or caring for and protecting them.
Mini Golden Retrievers are outstanding companions.
Mini Golden Retrievers love their people! They are steadfast, trustworthy, dependable, and faithful!
Mini Golden Retrievers have hybrid vigor.
Mini Golden Retrievers are among the most brilliant breeds in the canine world.
Many people want a Mini Golden Retriever simply because they SAW one. After falling in love with the looks they find out about the health and personality benefits. But the undeniable fact is that Mini Golden Retrievers are adorable dogs.
Properly bred Mini Golden Retrievers tend to be good-natured, devoted, and perceptive. Mini Golden Retrievers are great companion dogs and do well with people of all ages. They also love to play with new people and kids.
Hybrid vigor greatly helps the overall health and quality of life of a Mini Golden Retriever compared to that of a Golden Retriever or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Healthier dogs also tend to live longer.
The mixing of various dog breeds to form hybrids has been going on for hundreds of years. But it wasn’t until the 1990s, with the revolution of the Goldendoodle, that hybrids, also known as designer dogs, began to grow in popularity.
Poodle hybrids, or doodles, became popular because they combine the hypoallergenic qualities of a Poodle’s coat with the personality of whatever breed you choose to mix with a Poodle. However, looks and reduced allergies aren’t the only reasons that hybrids continue to gain popularity.
For years people desired purebred dogs with impressive pedigrees, but those pedigrees came at a devastating price: inbreeding. In order to keep bloodlines pure and to achieve the certain distinct look that each breed has, breeders resort to breeding dogs that are related. Inbreeding results in a loss of genetic diversity, which leads to increased health issues and higher susceptibility to sickness.
Take the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, for example. The classic Cavalier look comes with a short snout, round head, and large round eyes. The short snout and round head come with some huge drawbacks, however. Cavaliers are also known for their health issues like heart murmurs and Chiari-like malformations, which make their skulls too small for their brains and lead to many neurological problems. So, although Cavaliers are very cute, sometimes they live short and sadly painful lives simply because people want Cavaliers to look a certain way.
A hybrid takes two completely different genetic codes, that of, say, a golden retriever and a poodle, and mixes them together, increasing genetic diversity within the offspring of these two breeds. Hybrids result in stronger, healthier dogs that live longer. Better health of these hybrids is not only good for the dog itself, but also good for their owners. Healthier dogs means less vet bills and more years with your favorite companion.
Some dog owners still desire a purebred dog solely because they prefer the way a specific breed looks. But many dog parents are choosing to add hybrid fur babies to their homes because instead of searching for a distinct look, they wish for a healthier companion. After all, the healthier the dog, the longer your pooch will be around to fill your life with joy and plenty of puppy snuggles.
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