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Labradoodle Generations

Labradoodles have some amazing traits, which is probably why you’re

thinking about adding one to your family!


The Labradoodle is a poodle, Labrador Retriever hybrid. The exact percentage

of both breeds’ genetics can vary within any given generation.


● F1 Labradoodle

● F1B Labradoodle

● F1BB Labradoodle

● F2 Labradoodle

● F2B Labradoodle

● F2BB Labradoodle

● Multigenerational Labradoodle


*F1B - “F” stands for Filial Hybrid and is used to indicate a mixed breed. The

number, 1, denotes the dog’s generation. “B” stands for “backcross” which

generally implies a Labradoodle that was bred back to a poodle.


Poodles are a curlier, non-shedding, hypoallergenic breed. Because of their

hypoallergenic traits, many people may prefer a Labradoodle generation that

carries more Poodle genetics.


Labradoodle F1: Labradoodle First Generation


Genetically, F1 Labradoodles are about 50% Poodle and 50% Labrador

Retriever.


An F1 Labradoodle is the original generation, the result of a cross between a

purebred Poodle and purebred Labrador Retriever.


There can be dramatic differences in the coats of F1 Labradoodles. Some can

have non-shedding coats while others don’t. In addition, their coats can be

wavy like a Poodle's or flatter like a Lab's.


Hybrid vigor is often a result of cross breeding. It decreases the puppy’s

chances of inheriting two similar genes, one from its mother and one from its

father, that would combine to cause health issues.

F1 Labradoodle Traits:


● Coat: Varies (Curly, Wavy or Straight)

● Non-Shedding: Varies

● Hypoallergenic: Varies

● Hybrid Vigor: Yes


F1B Labradoodle


F1B Labradoodles, genetically, are approximately 75% Poodle and 25%

Labrador Retriever.


An F1B Labradoodle is a cross between a F1 Labradoodle and a purebred

Poodle (usually), or purebred Labrador Retriever (occasionally).


Typically, an F1B Labradoodle is crossed with a F1 Labradoodle and pure

Poodle because of the Poodle’s hypoallergenic, non-shedding features. This

leads F1B Labradoodles to be widely known as hypoallergenic Labrador

Retrievers. Any shedding in an F1B is generally minimal.


F1B Labradoodle Traits:


● Coat: Curly or Wavy

● Non-Shedding: Mostly

● Hypoallergenic: Mostly

● Hybrid Vigor: Yes, but less than F1 Labradoodles


F1BB Labradoodle


Genetically, F1BB Labradoodles tend to be about 87.5% Poodle and 12.5%

Labrador Retriever.


An F1BB Labradoodle is crossed between an F1B Labradoodle and a pure

Poodle, or pure Labrador Retriever.


Many will breed an F1B Labradoodle with a pure Poodle to instill more

hypoallergenic traits for the mix.


Of all the first-generation Labradoodles, F1BB Labradoodles hold the most

hypoallergenic and non-shedding traits due to their Poodle dominance. This

also leads to a curlier coat!


F1BB Labradoodle Traits:


● Coat: Curly

● Non-Shedding: Yes

● Hypoallergenic: Yes

● Hybrid Vigor: Yes, but less than F1 and F1B generations


Labradoodle F2: Labradoodle Second Generation


F2 Labradoodle


F2 Labradoodles are about 50% Poodle and 50% Labrador Retriever. This

second generation is a cross between two F1 Labradoodles.


Like the F1 Labradoodle generation, F2 Labradoodles have a wide range of

characteristics where it’s difficult to gauge which genes, Poodle or Labrador

Retriever, will be dominant.


Most breeders won’t breed an F2 Labradoodle because of the vast range of

possible characteristics. Its coat type can vary from shedding to non-

shedding and allergenic to hypoallergenic.


F2 Labradoodle Traits:


● Coat: Varies (Curly, Wavy or Straight)

● Non-Shedding: Unpredictable

● Hypoallergenic: Unpredictable

● Hybrid Vigor: Yes, but less than an F1


F2B Labradoodle


The genetic makeup of the F2B Labradoodles is about 62.5% Poodle and

37.5% Labrador Retriever.


An F2B Labradoodle is crossed between an F1 Labradoodle and F1B

Labradoodle.


F2B Labradoodles have significant Poodle qualities and their coats tend to be

curly. Curlier coats may imply that the generation will be more hypoallergenic

due to their non-shedding qualities, but it’s not a guarantee.


F2B Labradoodle Traits:


● Coat: Curly or Wavy

● Non-Shedding: Likely, but not certain

● Hypoallergenic: Likely, but not certain

● Hybrid Vigor: Yes, but less than the F1


F2BB Labradoodle


Genetically, F2BB Labradoodles are about81.25% Poodle and 18.75% Labrador

Retriever. It is the result of a cross between an F2B Labradoodle and a

Poodle.


Of the second generation, F2BB Labradoodles have the most hypoallergenic,

non-shedding coats.


F2BB Labradoodle Traits:


● Coat: Curly

● Non-Shedding: The most out of any other second-gen Labradoodle

● Hypoallergenic: The most out of any other second-gen Labradoodle

● Hybrid Vigor: Yes, but less than the previous generation


Third Generation and Multigenerational Labradoodle


Multigenerational Labradoodles


F3 Labradoodles are typically referred to as Multigenerational Labradoodles.

Their genetics tend to be more than 60% Poodle. They can be the result of a

cross between two F1B Labradoodles or two F2 Labradoodles. They are

usually produced by breeding one multigen Labradoodle to another

multigen.


Multigen Labradoodles are great for individuals with pet sensitivities and

allergies because of the high amount of Poodle genetics present. The more

Poodle a Labradoodle has, the more hypoallergenic the dog is.


Multigenerational Labradoodle Traits:


● Coat: Curly or wavy

● Non-Shedding: Yes

● Hypoallergenic: Yes

● Hybrid Vigor: No


Labradoodle Generations Explained


If you’re more concerned about the health of your dog, rather than its look or

coat-type, breeds with higher levels of hybrid vigor are less likely to encounter

health complications down the road.


If you’re concerned about the non-shedding/hypoallergenic qualities of your

dog, we recommend these breeds:


● F1B Labradoodle

● F1BB Labradoodle

● F2B Labradoodle

● Multigen


Labradoodles have varying traits based on their genetic make-up, but their

personalities continue to be loving and intelligent.


For questions or inquiries about the different Labradoodle generations,

contact Sweet Breeze Doodles by phone: 512.699.0117 or email:

sweetbreezedoodles@icloud.com.

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