What’s the Difference Between Each Generation of Doodles? 

If you’re new to the Goldendoodle (Labradoodle, Bernedoodle, Cockapoo) world, you may have heard a number of different types of Goldendoodles (F1, F1B, F2, F2B, etc.). But, what does all of that mean? 

F1 Goldendoodle: 

An F1 Goldendoodle is a first generation doodle that is 50% purebred Poodle and 50% purebred Golden Retriever. This generation can have fluffy or wavy coats and are known to be low to non-shedding and allergy-friendly. 

F1B Goldendoodle: 

An F1B Goldendoodle is 75% Poodle and 25% Golden Retriever and is known to be the most allergy-friendly Goldendoodle with a curly coat. This generation is the best option for allergy-conscious families and has very light to no shedding. 

F2 Goldendoodle: 

F2 Goldendoodles are also half Poodle and half Golden Retrievers, however, they’re the result of 2 Goldendoodles. F2 Goldendoodles can range from non-shedding to shedding and are allergy-friendly. 

F2B Goldendoodle: 

F2B Goldendoodles are 62.5% Poodle and 37.5% Golden Retriever with one parent being an F1 Goldendoodle and one parent being an F1B Goldendoodle. They are typically non shedding and are allergy-friendly..

F1 Labradoodle: 

An F1 Labradoodle is the first generation of doodle coming from a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle. They are light to non shedding and allergy-friendly. 

F1B Labradoodle: 

An F1B Labradoodle is the result of a hybrid bred to a purebred- typically, a Labradoodle bred to a poodle. This results in a Labradoodle that is (typically) ¼ Labrador Retriever and ¾ Poodle. This generation is recommended for allergy-conscious families and they are also very light to non shedding. 

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