About the Breeds
LABRADOODLE is a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle.
GOLDENDOODLE is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle and a
DOUBLE DOODLE is a cross between a Labradoodle and a Goldendoodle.
SHIPOO is a cross between a Shitzu and a Poodle
BERNEDOODLE is a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle
There are many different TYPES of "Doodles", 3 different sizes, 3 types of hair and
12 beautiful colors.
The Different "Types" of Doodles
F1- is the 1st Generation Goldendoodle- which is a 50/50 hybrid. (Golden Retriever and half
An F1 ( doodle can have ANY of the 3 types of hair.
FF1 "Labradoodles" typically end up with a "hair" coat (which is a DUAL coat) and therefore
(just like a Lab) they DO tend to shed. (Goldens dont start out with a dual coat so its easier to
get a Fleece as an F1)
F1B- is a Labradoodle, Bernedoodle or Goldendoodle -bred back to a Poodle.
This makes the "doodle" 75% Poodle and 25% Lab, Bernese or Golden. Having more Poodle
usually makes it less likely to shed.
F1B- The other way to get an F1B....is if the Mother and Father ARE BOTH F1B doodles
then their puppies are technically F1B doodles too.
Some people have started to referring to them as F3 but why start adding more confusion to
what is already slightly confusing to people anyway. F1b + F1b= F1b
The main difference in getting an F1b puppy THIS way-is that, since you're selecting 2 adult
doodles with the "typical" F1b coats--there's a better likelihood that you'll get a litter of
puppies that are likely more uniform-rather than when you breed a poodle and a doodle..
where you can still get a pup or so that does NOT have the F1b type coat.
F2- is Doodle bred to Doodle. A breeder chooses 2
Goldendoodles/Labradoodles/Bernedoodles etc based on a goal of producing quality puppies
and improving their breed stock. The choice is often based on a particular color combination
and/or temperament of the dogs. They can have any of the 3 types of hair so make sure either
you or the Breeder know the difference in the "types" of coats.
~However, they CAN end up having a "hair" type coat-so make sure either you-or the Breeder
knows the difference.
Multi-generation- is an F1B Doodle bred to an F1 or greater "Doodle". They generally
have a fleece or wool coat -which makes them very little to non-shedding.
Miniature- 12 to 16 inches tall at the shoulders, and 20 to 33 pounds.
Medium- 17 to 20 inches tall at the shoulders, and 31 to 50 pounds.
Standard- 21 to 24 inches tall at the shoulders, and 51 to 90 pounds up.
Types of Coats
Hair coat– Most often you will see a hair coat in a first generation Labradoodle.
But can also be born in F1b and Multigeneration puppies.
This type of "coat" is basically maintenance free-(except for an occasional brushing)- but WILL
usually have some shedding.
FLEECE coat– A fleece coat is wavier than a hair coat, but not as curly as a wool coat. A
Fleece coat has minimal shedding and various amounts of curl.
WOOL coat– A wool coat does not shed. It is like that of the Poodle-
so it does require grooming
Apricot, Black, Cafe, Caramel, Chalk, Chocolate, Cream, Fawn, Gold, Red, White and even Parti
colored and Phantoms..
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LABRADOODLES AND GOLDENDOODLES
Personality" wise-there's not any real difference between the two breeds.
It kinda comes down to the same thing- as why a person would chose a Lab over a Golden etc?
The main difference- between a Labradoodle and a Goldendoodle- comes when you're looking at a FIRST
GENERATION (F1) Doodle.
Most of the time there IS a big difference between the two First Generation Doodles- because a Labrador Retriever
starts out with a "Dual Coat" and a Golden Retriever does NOT
Therefore, most F1 Labradoodles will NOT end up having a non-shedding FLEECE coat-
but an F1 Goldendoodle DOES have a good chance of getting a FLEECE coat.
**In order to get a "Fleece" coated Labradoodle you "typically" need to get an F1B or Multigeneration Labradoodle**
First generation Labradoodles hair will grow out LONGER (than a Labrador) but it STOPS growing at a certain length.
And, once a year, (Usually in the Spring) they do "Blow their coats". (Even an F1b or a Multigeneration Labradoodle
COULD end up having a "Hair" coat- it's just not AS likely to happen-as if you were to get an F1(First Generation)
On the positive side..the F1 "Hair coat" is very little "Grooming, and does shed much less than a regular Labrador
Retriever. So perfect for a person who really wants a Labrador but not ALL the shedding!