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So what’s with all the letters and numbers? What does it all mean? Many breeders try to use filial labels to communicate what traits should be expected in a litter of puppies. The problem with this is that filial labels were created to track a single trait through generations – dogs have many MANY traits that influence what sort of dog they are. After a few generations, the filial labeling system does not tell you anything about their coat type, shedding, etc. Someone could breed an F1b with an F1 and get puppies with curly yet improper/flat coats (no fluffy face/golden shedding hair), yet in another litter with the same filial labeled parents, you could get puppies that are furnished (fluffy doodle face) with a fluffy straight coat. Even in an F1b litter, you can get puppies with different coat types. DNA testing a dog’s individual coat traits will tell you much more about what their puppies coats will be like rather than their filial label.
An F1 generation is a golden retriever bred with a poodle. An F2 is two F1’s bred together which is usually undesirable as you will get puppies with improper/flat coats. An F1b is an F1 bred back to either foundation breed, but most commonly bred back to a poodle. Some breeders will even take an F1b and breed to a poodle again and again and again for F1bb, F1bbb, or F1bbbb goldendoodles. At that point though, unless you backcross to a gold retriever as well, then you end up with a puppy that is practically just an unregistered poodle.
A multigeneration (multigen) goldendoodle is any two goldendoodles bred together (unless they are both F1s). We only breed for multigenerational goldendoodles. This allows us to breed for consistency and predictability in structure, temperament, and coats while still keeping a good amount of the lovable golden retriever in the mix rather than being almost all poodle. Multigens that are bred for coat consistency will typically shed less than most other generations.
While it is impossible to fully predict the full grown size of our puppies, we do our best to give you a good estimate. That being said,
There can be confusion over the 4 different coat types doodles can have. The spectrum ranges from least curly to curly as follows:
Flat- NONE of our dogs or puppies will have this. It is similar to the coat of a normal Golden Retriever. This coat will also not have furnishings on their face.
Straight, Wavy, and Curly- They say a picture is worth a thousand words…You can refer to the graphic below for a better idea of the genetic differences.
While we can’t guarantee the shedding qualities of each individual dog, our puppies have been bred for good coat quality and have generally low to no shedding.
First, lets talk about what this word means (because it is sometimes misused/misunderstood).
Hypoallergenic can be broken down into the root words: ‘hypo,’ meaning less, and ‘allergenic,’ meaning having the ability to induce an allergic reaction. There is no such thing as a 100% hypoallergenic dog, because it is a relative term to begin with. Therefore, something that is hypoallergenic is simply less likely to cause an allergic reaction than something else that it is being compared to(in this case other types/breeds of dog).
So to answer the question: Yes, Goldendoodles are generally less likely to elicit an allergic reaction from someone than the average dog.