Brown Goldendoodle Puppies

Which is Better: F1 or F1B Goldendoodles?

Our family is passionate about creating the very best red and brown Goldendoodle puppies. Puppies that are healthy, good-natured, and ready to fit right into your family. In order to do this, to help families find those perfect red or brown Goldendoodle puppies for their lifestyles, we use a variety of lines and breeding techniques that give us more options. Two phrases you are apt to hear that are related to this are F1 and F1B Goldendoodles.

An F1 Goldendoodle is another way of saying a first-generation Goldendoodle. This is a dog that is a direct descendant of one full, purebred poodle and one full, purebred golden retriever. This is the dog most people associate with the breed, and it tends to be the healthier of the two due to something called Hybrid Vigor, which is most prevalent in puppies that have exactly 50/50 purebred parentage.

However, the reason why this crossbreed first exists, at least in terms of being specifically bred to create this combination dog, is because of a desire to retain the hypoallergenic, non-shedding aspects inherent in poodles. A simple 50/50 parentage is not guaranteed to achieve this full hypoallergenic benefit just because of how genetics can randomize in such an evenly split parentage. Thus, Goldendoodle dog breeder outfits like ours have incorporated what is called F1B Goldendoodles.

F1B Goldendoodles are Goldendoodles that have been backcross bred with a dog of the poodle breed (sometimes with a golden retriever but that is very less common). In other words, a Goldendoodle is bred with a full-bred poodle and the resultant puppies are F1B Goldendoodles; so 75% Poodle and 25% golden retriever. The goal here (and why F1B Goldendoodles are almost always backcrossed with a poodle and not a golden retriever) is to secure those hypoallergenic, non-shedding traits of the poodle breed.

So, the choice is yours, if you want your dog to have straighter hair similar to a golden retriever that still grows long and needs to be trimmed, you want an F1 red or brown Goldendoodle puppy. But if better for you means choosing a puppy's curlier coat type, that locks down the allergy causing dander longer between baths, and in turn won't irritate a family member's allergies, then the F1B Goldendoodle is the better choice for your household.