A Moyen Goldendoodle is a medium-sized Goldendoodle that is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. Moyen is a French term meaning “medium” and in France, they consider moyen to be an additional size classification for Poodles aside from Standard, Miniature and Toy variations.
The Moyen falls between the Miniature and Standard Poodles, thus, the Moyen Goldendoodle is slightly smaller than a Standard Goldendoodle but bigger than a Miniature Goldendoodle. Given that the Golden Retriever used for breeding is standard in size, the size of the Poodle is the determining factor influencing the size of the Goldendoodle.
A Moyen Goldendoodle stands at around 20 inches tall at shoulder level. It usually weighs around 25 to 50 lbs upon maturity.
The physical traits depend mostly on the breeding generation or the amount of Poodle gene it inherited. Medium Goldendoodles typically have a rounded skull, broad snout, heavily furred tail, drop ears and oval-shaped eyes.
The dense coat could be straight, wavy or curly and typically comes in cream, brown, red, black and apricot.
The Moyen Goldendoodle is further classified into generation types determining the number of genes contributed by each parent. This is useful when you want to know if your pooch is more hypoallergenic which means the greater the Poodle gene, the more hypoallergenic it is.
The F1, or ‘First Generation’, Goldendoodle is 50% Poodle and 50% Golden Retriever. The F1B is 75% Poodle and 25% Golden Retriever. Other generation classifications relating to the degree of their parental genetics include F1BB, F2B, F2BB and F3.