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Name Goldendoodle Miniature American Shepherd Cockapoo
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Curly Retriever
Goldenpoo
Curly Golden
Ameri
Mini American
North American Shepherd
Cockerdoodle
Spoodle
Cockerpoo
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo breed type comparison:
Cross Breed Purebred Cross Breed

Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Goldendoodle or Miniature American Shepherd or Cockapoo? Which is more expensive?
600-800 $900-$1000 900-1100
Availability
Which is easier to get, Goldendoodle or Miniature American Shepherd or Cockapoo?
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.
Very frequent: The Miniature American Shepherd is quite easy to get.
Frequent: The Cockapoo is easier than average to get.

Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Goldendoodle or Miniature American Shepherd or Cockapoo?
Large Small
Medium
Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Goldendoodle or Miniature American Shepherd or Miniature American Shepherd? Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo weight comparison:
Miniature: 15-30 pounds (7-14 kg)Standard: 45-100 pounds (20-45 kg), Medium: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg) 15-35 pounds (6-16 kg) 12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Miniature: 22.5 pounds (10.5 kg)Standard: 72.5 pounds (32.5 kg), Medium: 37.5 pounds (17 kg) 25 pounds (11 kg) 18 pounds (5.7.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Goldendoodle or Miniature American Shepherd or Cockapoo? Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo height comparison:
13-24 inches (33-61 cm) Male: 14–18 inches (36–46 cm), Female: 13–17 inches (33–43 cm) 10-15 inches (25-38 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
18.5 inches (47 cm) Male: 14–18 inches (36–46 cm), Female: 13–17 inches (33–43 cm) 12.5 inches (31.5 cm)

Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo coat comparison:
Curly
Wavy
Straight
Smooth
Smooth Curly
Wavy
Colors
What are the original Goldendoodle, Miniature American Shepherd and Cockapoo color?
Black
Gray
White
Brown
Red
Yellow
Merle
Blue
White
Black
Black
Brown
Silver
Tan
Red
White
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Goldendoodle or Miniature American Shepherd or Cockapoo? Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo grooming comparison:
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Easy to groom: The Miniature American Shepherd doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Goldendoodle or Miniature American Shepherd or Cockapoo? Goldendoodle or Miniature American Shepherd or {name3 shedding:
Goldendoodles shed moderately.
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Miniature American Shepherds shed moderately.
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Cockapoos are low shedders.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Goldendoodle or Miniature American Shepherd or Cockapoo?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Goldendoodle or Miniature American Shepherd or Cockapoo? Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo behavior/temperament comparison:
Energetic
Intelligent
Friendly
Trainable
Devoted
Intelligent
Energetic
Loyal
Affectionate
Cheerful
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Friendly
Loving
Going
Responsive
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo intelligence:
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Trainability
Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo trainability comparison.
Goldendoodles are very easy to train.
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Miniature American Shepherds are very easy to train.
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Cockapoos are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo playfulness comparison:
The Goldendoodle is a playful breed.
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The Miniature American Shepherd is a highly playful breed.
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The Cockapoo is a playful breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo?
High: Goldendoodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Average to High: Miniature American Shepherds are highly affectionate dogs.
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High: Cockapoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo social needs comparison:
Goldendoodles need for social interaction is average.
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Miniature American Shepherds need for social interaction is average.
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Cockapoos are a social breed.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo?
Average: The Goldendoodle barks occasionally.
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Low to Average: The Miniature American Shepherd rarely barks.
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Average: The Cockapoo barks occasionally.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Goldendoodle or Miniature American Shepherd or Cockapoo?
Goldendoodles are average watchdogs.
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Miniature American Shepherds are average watchdogs.
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Cockapoos are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Goldendoodles are not the best to protect their territory.
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Miniature American Shepherds are average defenders.
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Cockapoos are average defenders.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Goldendoodle has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Miniature American Shepherd has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Cockapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Goldendoodle or Miniature American Shepherd or Cockapoo?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Goldendoodle bite force: Ordinary.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Miniature American Shepherd bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Cockapoo bite force: Weak.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo mouthiness comparison:
Goldendoodles have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Miniature American Shepherds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Cockapoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Goldendoodles have average wanderlust potential.
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Miniature American Shepherds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Cockapoos have average wanderlust potential.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Goldendoodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Miniature American Shepherds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Their prey drive is low.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Goldendoodle or Miniature American Shepherd or Cockapoo?
Very house-friendly dog the Goldendoodle breed.
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Miniature American Shepherd indoors.
Very house-friendly dog the Cockapoo breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Goldendoodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Miniature American Shepherds don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Cockapoos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Goldendoodle or Miniature American Shepherd or Cockapoo?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Cockapoos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Goldendoodle or Miniature American Shepherd or Cockapoo? Which dog is more friendly?
Goldendoodles are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Miniature American Shepherds are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Goldendoodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Miniature American Shepherds are generally with other pets.
Cockapoos are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Goldendoodle or Miniature American Shepherd or Cockapoo?
Goldendoodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Miniature American Shepherds are kid-friendly dogs.
Cockapoos are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Goldendoodle or Miniature American Shepherd or Cockapoo?
Goldendoodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Miniature American Shepherds are average friendly towards cats.
Cockapoos are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Goldendoodle or Miniature American Shepherd or Cockapoo?
Goldendoodles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Miniature American Shepherds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Cockapoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo?
Yes
Goldendoodles are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Miniature American Shepherds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Cockapoos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Goldendoodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Miniature American Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cockapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Goldendoodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Miniature American Shepherds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cockapoos are usually recommended for elderly people.

Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo Health Comparison

Health Issues
Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo health comparison. Which is the healthier: Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo?
Goldendoodles are commonly healthy dogs.
Miniature American Shepherds tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Cockapoo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo health problems comparison:
Addison's Disease
Allergies
Bloat
Cataracts
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Von Willebrand's Disease
No data available Luxating Patella
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The Goldendoodle should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Frequent
The Miniature American Shepherd should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Average
The Cockapoo should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo lifespan comparison. How long do Goldendoodle, Miniature American Shepherd and Cockapoo breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
9-15 years
The average lifespan of Goldendoodle: 12 years
13-15 years
The average lifespan of Miniature American Shepherd: 14 years
14-18 years
The average lifespan of Cockapoo: 16 years
Hypoallergenic
Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Goldendoodle or Miniature American Shepherd or Cockapoo? Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo energy level comparison:
Goldendoodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Miniature American Shepherds are high-energy dogs.
Cockapoos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Goldendoodle or Miniature American Shepherd or Cockapoo? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Goldendoodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Miniature American Shepherds have an average exercise need.
Cockapoos have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Goldendoodle or Miniature American Shepherd or Cockapoo?
Goldendoodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Miniature American Shepherds don't need too much sleep.
Cockapoos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Goldendoodle or Miniature American Shepherd or Cockapoo?
1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo weight gain potential comparison:
Average: The Goldendoodle has an average risk for obesity.
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Average: The Miniature American Shepherd has an average risk for obesity.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Cockapoo's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo?

Low 🔽

The Goldendoodle has a low chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Miniature American Shepherd has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Cockapoo has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Goldendoodle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Miniature American Shepherd is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
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The Cockapoo is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Goldendoodle or Miniature American Shepherd or Cockapoo? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo?

Not really

Goldendoodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Miniature American Shepherd breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Cockapoo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military Dog

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Goldendoodle and Miniature American Shepherd and Cockapoo have?
4-8 puppies 2-6 puppies 4-6 puppies

Goldendoodle vs Miniature American Shepherd vs Cockapoo Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Herding breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
International Designer Canine Registry
No data available American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
International Designer Canine Registry

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