Doodles & Generations
First Generation Goldendoodles – F1 (50% Golden Retriever and 50% Poodle)
A first generation hybrid Goldendoodle is the product of a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. As first generation hybrids, these dogs have the added health benefits associated to Hybrid Vigour. This is a phenomenon in animal breeding referring to the fact that the first cross between two unrelated purebred lines is healthier and grows better than either parent line.
Coat Description: The coat grows to a natural body length of 3-5 inches which requires combing and occasional grooming. Many choose to have the fur cut back once every few months to keep the fur shorter and easier to maintain. Coats are usually wavy or curly, with a rare shorter hair coat.
Shedding: mostly very light to nonshedding
Allergy Friendliness: usually successful in families with mild allergies.
First Generation Backcross Goldendoodles – F1B (25% Golden Retriever and 75% Poodle)
When a family has moderate to severe allergies, a backcross Goldendoodle is recommended.
A backcross puppy is the result of a hybrid bred back to one of its breeds of origin. From a genetic standpoint a backcross pup is a first generation cross. SInce breeders are breeding towards nonshedding and allergy friendliness, a backcross Goldendoodle is generally the product of a Goldendoodle bred to a Poodle. The resulting dog is, 1/4 Golden Retriever and 3/4 Poodle. Although there is less vigour in this crossing than in the original hybrid, the first generation backcross still is close enough in the breeding tree to benefit from hybrid vigour. With each successive generation vigour is lost.
Coat Description: The coat at continues to grow in length although similar in appearance to a first generation Goldendoodle. Coats are both wavy to curly.
Shedding: very light to nonshed
Allergy Friendliness: recommended for families with moderate to severe allergies.
We do not breed F2 puppies due to the fact that they can be unpredictable in coats and temperaments.
Second Generation Backcross – F2b
A second generation backcross pup (F2B) is the result of a Goldendoodle (F1) bred to a Goldendoodle backcross (F1b). Although three generations in the making, F2Bs are technically second generation dogs.
1st generation pup – Golden Retriever x Poodle – F1
1st generation pup – Goldendoodle x Poodle – F1b
2nd generation pup – Goldendoodle backcross x Goldendoodle – F2b
Although there is less vigour in this generation than in the first, the second generation backcross still is close enough in the breeding tree to the original hybrid to benefit from hybrid vigour.
Description: Coat continues to grow in length although similar in appearance to a first generation Goldendoodle. Coats are wavy to curly.
Shedding: mostly nonshed
Allergy Friendliness: recommended for families with moderate to severe allergies