GOLDENDOODLE GENERATIONS EXPLAINED
F1 Generation- This is the result of crossing a Standard Poodle with a Golden Retriever to create a F1 Goldendoodle. They can shed and coats with the same parents can vary greatly. They are a good choice for most people with mild allergies. Their coats can be wavy, slightly curly or flat.
F1b Generation- This is the result of crossing a F1 Goldendoodle with a Standard Poodle. These dogs are very low to non-shedding, and are extremely allergy friendly and are highly recommended for people with moderate to severe dog allergies. Their coats are generally wavy, slightly curly or a relaxed curl.
There are typically three coat types, categorized as wavy, curly, or flat.
A Wavy coat has soft waves or a shaggy appearance. This is the “teddy bear” coat, and the most common type. It requires regular brushing to keep it tangle free. Doodles with a wavy coat are often low- to non-shedding.
A Flat coat is a smooth coat that closely resembles that of a Golden Retriever. This coat type is common in F2B and F2 Goldendoodles; however, it is rare in F1B and F1 generations. This is the easiest coat to maintain and ideal for those who do not have time or energy to facilitate daily brushing. Straight types shed moderately. As well, flat coats will not develop a “beard” around their muzzle area.
A Curly coat curls closely resemble a Poodle’s coat. The length and tightness of the curls vary depending on the parents. Curls can range from those kinky locks akin to a Poodle or be loose barrel ringlets. Curly Goldendoodles require regular grooming in order to prevent matted hair from taking over. Some owners prefer to keep their dogs trimmed close for a maintenance free style. This is the second most common coat type and is often seen on F1B Goldendoodles.
Grooming your Goldendoodle is an important part of caring for your puppy, and when done correctly, it can provide opportunities for bonding. Grooming Goldendoodles requires regular brushing and combing of the hair. If the hair isn't clipped, it will grow to between 4 and 8 inches long. The hair on the face is generally slightly shorter. Periodic maintenance grooming should be performed several times a year and includes trimming the hair around the eyes and the beard.
We offer a way to help put an ease the worry about a puppy setting off allergies. Once you have decided on which sweet little pup you love the most we can set up a T-shirt allergy test to be sure that the puppy you have chosen will have no problem fitting into their new home. Have more questions about the T-shirt test? Send us a message for pricing and more information.