Golden Retrievers aka Miniature Retrievers DO shed.
Yes, they do !
So, how much do they shed ? That varies and is also subjective. Certainly a 35
pound dog has fewer square inches of body mass than an 85 pound dog. So in that respect, yes they shed much less.
But the Mini's are intended to be just like the standard sized Goldens in all aspects and that "look" includes the
"hair" of the standard sized Golden Retriever. They go through a heavier shed twice a year typically, just
like all shedding dog breeds. The brand/type of food and supplements, the temperatures they live in and the amount and
type of grooming can greatly affect their daily shedding and dander. And, just like humans, they can have thin
hair or thick hair. So some dogs do "shed" less than others because they have a thinner or more scant coat
and others can have a lot of hair with a thick undercoat. As we move forward in the development of our Mini Retrievers
we are striving for the less undercoat type. BUT we cannot know what type of coat a puppy will grow to have until they
Goldendoodles are categorized as a non-shedding dog. (long hair on the feet and muzzle)
rule of thumb we have come up with is "if it has long hair on the feet and muzzle, it most likely will be a non-shedding
dog and it will need haircuts" and "if it has smooth/short hair on the feet and muzzle, it will be a shedding dog
that doesn't require haircuts".
How to guess at the size a puppy will grow to be as an adult. You can go
to "puppyweights.com" and when asked for a breed just use "Golden Retriever".