Labradoodle Generations Explained

Sporting Labradoodles

What do the different generations mean?

F1 Labradoodle: 50% Labrador Retriever and 50% Poodle

Coat Type: Varies (Straight, Wavy, or Curly)
Hypoallergenic: Varies
Non-shedding: Varies
Hybrid Vigor: Yes, it has the most noteworthy Hybrid Vigor characteristics.

 

F1B Labradoodle: 25% Labrador Retriever and 75% Poodle

(An F1 Labradoodle bred back to a Poodle) MOST likely of any to be non shedding and Allergy friendly than ANY doodles and should be the easiest coat to take care of.
Coat Type: Wavy or Curly
Hypoallergenic: Mostly hypoallergenic.
Non-shedding: Mostly non-shedding.
Hybrid Vigor: Yes, yet less so than F1 Labradoodles in light of the fact that they are the second generation doodle.


F1BB Labradoodle: 12.5% Labrador Retriever and 87.5% Poodle

(An F1B labradoodle bred back to a poodle)
Coat Type: Curly
Hypoallergenic: The most hypoallergenic first Generation Labradoodle with 87.5% Poodle genes.
Non-shedding: The most likely to be non-shedding out of all the first generation Labradoodle.
Hybrid Vigor: Yes, yet less so than F1 and F1B Labradoodles in light of the fact that they are the “third” offspring of Labradoodle.


F2 Labradoodle: 50% Labrador Retriever and 50% Poodle

(An F-1 Labradoodle bred to an F-1 Labradoodle)
Coat Type: Highly variable. Straight, wavy, or curly.
Hypoallergenic: Unpredictable.
Non-shedding: Unpredictable.
Hybrid Vigor: Yes, however less so than the F1 Labradoodle.


F2B Labradoodle: 37.5% Labrador Retriever and 62.5% Poodle

(F1 Labradoodle bred back to a F1B Labradoodle)
In our program where we are producing Labradoodles with strong hunting instincts… this cross would greatly enhance our pointing lab side, as we would be breeding two separate pointing labradoodle lines back into each other.
Coat Type: Wavy or Curly.
Hypoallergenic: Most likely, but there are certainly outliers.
Non-shedding: Most likely, but there are certainly outliers.
Crossover Vigor: Yes, yet less so than the F1 Labradoodle.


F2BB Labradoodle: 18.75% Labrador Retriever and 81.25% Poodle

(An F-2 B Labradoodle bred back to a poodle)
Coat Type: Curly.
Hypoallergenic: Most hypoallergenic dog out of the 2nd generation Labradoodles.
Non-shedding: Most nonshedding dog out of the 2nd generation Labradoodles.
Crossover Vigor: Yes, yet less so than the F1 Labradoodle.


F3 Labradoodle: F1B Labradoodle and another F1B Labradoodle.

Coat Type: Generally Curly.
Hypoallergenic: Yes.
Non-shedding: Yes.
Hybrid Vigor: Not usually since this is many generations later.


The term “Multi-Gen Labradoodles” simply means any Labradoodle past the second generation. Multi-Gen Labradoodles are usually at least 60%+ Poodle genetics.

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