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What Kind of a Doodle is That?

When it comes to doodles the term is used and at one point we've all wondered what is a doodle? 

I figured it was time I took a minute and put what I verbally tell people on a note so that everyone could hopefully understand "doodles"  F1bb or Multigenerational goldendoodle Goldendoodle generations. F1 a little better. 

Let's make this simple.

Doodle: " a dog that has been mixed with a poodle"

example: Goldendoodle: Golden Retriever crossed with a poodle

Generation: Where in the breeding lineup the particular breeding Falls.


  • F1- First Generation,

  • F2- Second Generation,

  • F1b- First Generation Backcross 

  • F1bb- F1b First Generation Backcross crossed with a poodle

  • Multigenerational: Both parents are F1b or F1bb, higher percentage of poodle than any of the other generations.

Parent Breed: The Dam or Sire used for a particular litter.

Now that we looked at the definitions of most commonly heard terms, in the doodle world let's talk about the different generations

What is an F1 Goldendoodle?

  • If our English Cream Retriever is crossed with a poodle it would result in a F1 Goldendoodle (50% Retriever/50% Poodle)

  • Because of the 50% poodle cross, there will be less shedding than a retriever.

What is an F1b Goldendoodle

  • If we were to take that F1 Goldendoodle Puppy , as an adult, and breed it to a poodle. We would result with a F1b Goldendoodle (75% Poodle 25% Retriever)

  • The higher percentage of poodle in this cross is great for families with allergies

What is an F1bb Goldendoodle

  • An F1b Goldendoodle crossed with a poodle would result in a multigenerational (F1bb) Goldendoodle. (87.5% Poodle, 12.5% Golden Retriever)

  • This is also a great cross for families that have allergies

What is an F2B Goldendoodle

  • F2b Goldendoodle is a cross of a F1 parent, crossed with an F1b parent. (62.5% poodle, 37.5% Golden Retriever)

  • F2B can also be a cross of a Poodle parent and a F2 Goldendoodle

  • This is a fun cross if you are wanting to keep more of the retriever look/personality along with keeping the lower shedding because of the poodle percentage.

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