Generations of Goldendoodles: These are the different terms commonly used to describe the Goldendoodle generations: F1 Golden Retriever x Poodle (50% Golden Retriever/50% Poodle) This cross can produce various coat types, and due to the "hybrid vigor," can grow quite large (usually males), reaching weights of up to 100 lbs. The looser coat commonly produced from this cross can shed lightly, and is suitable for those with mild to moderate allergies. The F1 also goes through several coat changes during it's first year of life, so the puppy coat is not a guarantee of what the adult coat will look like. The general rule of thumb is that the curlier the coat, the less shedding and allergy issues they will produce.
F1b F1 Goldendoodle x Poodle (25% Golden Retriever/75% Poodle) This cross generally produces a more consistently wavy to curly coat. The F1b retains the characteristics of the Golden Retriever, but without the shedding or allergy issues. This cross is suitable for those with moderate to severe allergies. The size of this cross as an adult is also more consistent than the F1 cross.
F2 F1 Goldendoodle x F1 Goldendoodle (varied) This cross is usually considered to be the least desirable of the Goldendoodle crosses, as a small percentage of the offspring can be flat coated and/or lacking facial furnishings, depending upon the genetics passed along. When breeding any generation of Goldendoodle to Goldendoodle, the parent dogs should be genetically tested to ensure that at least one parent carries 2 copies of the gene necessary to produce facial furnishings, or is IC clear. Although some people love the flat coated doodles and they are lower shedding than a Golden Retriever, this isn't something we purposefully breed for. Our own Java is an example of this coat (seen on Girls page)
F2b F1 Goldendoodle x F1b Goldendoodle OR F2 Goldendoodle x Poodle (38% Golden Retriever/62% poodle) This cross produces a consistently wavy to curly coat, and is suitable for those with moderate to severe allergies. This cross also brings a greater percentage of the Retriever genetics back into the mix. Very slight to non-shedding. One parent in this cross must be IC clear to guarantee proper coats.
More great information about doodle generations, coat care, etc. can be found at www.goldendoodles.com
Ginger and Spike at 8 months, both are F1b puppies out of Savannah/Oliver. Ginger is a red parti-factored, and Spike is a full parti in chocolate.
I'm Bootise! I'm a beautiful example of a parti-factored puppy! My parents are Sophie and Oliver.
This sweet pup, "Olly" , is a Sable colored F1b Goldendoodle out of Sydney and Moose.
Rex is a gorgeous, fluffy example of a solid Chocolate Goldendoodle. Rex is an F1b out of Savannah and Oliver.
Meet Charlie! Charlie is another red/white F1b parti colored Goldendoodle out of Savannah and Oliver.
The famous "Rockwell" is a perfect example of the classic Cream colored Goldendoodle. Follow Rockwell and his friends on Instagram at #peppertreegold endoodles.
Nova is a stunning example of a solid black F1b Goldendoodle with parti factoring. This means she carries one copy of the "parti" gene, which usually presents as white areas on the chest and/or paws.