What’s All the Fuss About With the F1 Miniature Goldendoodle?
Do you want or have an F1 Miniature Goldendoodle but aren’t really sure exactly what it means? We’re going to try to clear up all this confusion and get down to the nitty-gritty of all these F’s and numbers and letters with your doodle. You may not even know what type of doodle you own, and I hope this helps you figure that out.
We’re going to use Miniature Goldendoodles for this example.
So, our two pure bred parent examples are the Golden Retriever and Poodle. Whatever breed of doodle you have, just substitute it for the Golden Retriever. Example: Australian Shepherd and Poodle. (Aussiedoodle)
We Are F1 Mini Goldendoodle Breeders
Actually, we’re F1 Mini Goldendoodle breeders as well as F1b Mini Goldendoodle breeders. Try to wrap your brain around that one! We’re working on adding more of the Poodle genes in the mix to help reduce the shedding. When we do this, we create the F1b Miniature Goldendoodle. We’ll allow a mating between our F1 Standard Goldendoodle and our Toy Poodle to produce the F1b Miniature Goldendoodle. Wallah! It can get kinda tricky when you’re calculating in all these numbers and letters but I think we got it all figured out now.
F1=Golden Retriever X Poodle
In order to produce an F1 Miniature Goldendoodle , you first need to know what it means.
It means you have a first generation Goldendoodle. This is when you have the first breeding of a pure-bred Golden Retriever parent and a pure-bred Poodle parent. The F1 generation is a great choice for people who love the Golden Retriever (or the “other” non-poodle breed in their specific doodle breed) because you will see more of the Golden Retriever traits in both personality and physical appearance.
F1 dogs usually have wavy and loose coats. The disadvantage of F1 dogs is that they still shed. It’s much less than the pure-bred Golden Retriever but more than the next generations we’ll discuss in a minute. You can really tell what the type of coat your puppy may have by looking at the F1 Mini Goldendoodle full grown as the parents of your pup. This should give you a good idea what your puppys coat may be like.
What’s an F2 Miniature Goldendoodle?
F1 Miniature Goldendoodle X F1 Miniature Goldendoodle
An F2 tells us that it’s a second generation (thus the 2 behind the F) cross. It’s when an F1 Miniature Goldendoodle is bred to an F1 Miniature Goldendoodle. Now you’ll get an even 50% Golden Retriever and 50% Poodle mix between the breeds. The F2 Miniature Goldendoodle generation is the most unpredictable when it comes to their coat types.
These puppies most likely will get two copies of the Golden Retriever flat coat gene which results in shedding. The F2 is a great option for those who love the Golden Retriever and Poodle characteristics and desire a combination of them both. You will have to tolerate moderate shedding as the offspring will still have 50% Golden Retriever coat which is thick and sheds. The good news is the 50% Poodle which will help in this department.
Adding the “b” to the Mix
F1 Miniature Goldendoodle X Poodle
The “b” in this illustration stands for “back cross.” In other words, the original hybrid cross has been bred back to a purebred parent (typically the poodle). The result is a puppy that is 75% poodle and 25% Golden Retriever. These puppies usually have wavy to curly coats and reduced shedding. The F1b Mini Goldendoodle is a good choice for allergy sufferers or those who desire less shedding on clothes and couches.
I hope this has cleared up some of those “deer in the head light” looks when someone brings up generations of doodles. Now you can jump right in the conversation being educated on the generations of doodles.
Does the Miniature Goldendoodle Shed?
Of course we all know that there isn’t a doggie out there that doesn’t shed some. Some of us don’t care about the fur on our clothes or couch and there’s some of us who would prefer it to stay on the pooch. It really depends on the generation of Miniature Goldendoodle you decide upon. When you get down to it, it isn’t the fur that causes the allergic reaction but the dander. Dander is simply dead skin flakes and dried saliva. When this combination circulates in the air, poof, it causes problems.
The F1b seems to be the most desired puppies due to the fact they shed less. Some people just love all those curly locks of fur too. We want to produce a premium puppy that will bring joy and happiness to those who suffer from allergies and have never owned a dog. With an F1b Mini Goldendoodle, we can ensure that the puppy has 75% Poodle genes and will be low shedding. The perfect solution for those who’s allergies can’t tolerate the dander. Win, win for everyone!
Where Do You Begin?
This decision really boils down to the type of coat and size you want with your Goldendoodle. Wavy, curly or super curly. If you find a F1 Mini Goldendoodle and just can’t seem to part with him, it’s all good. I just wanted to help you understand what all the letters and numbers meant. At the end of the day, the fur baby you’re happy with is all that matters. We love them ALL! Whichever generation of Goldendoodle you choose, they’re all pretty amazing. You can check out some interesting facts about the F1 Miniature Goldendoodle here.
F1 Mini Goldendoodle Size
You really have many options when it comes to the various sizes of the Goldendoodle. Since we’re talking about the F1 Mini Goldendoodle size, we’ll start there. The F1 Mini Goldendoodle size is one of the smallest of the popular Goldendoodle varieties. The F1 Mini Gldendoodle full grown will be around 25 pounds and about 16 inches tall. These little fluff balls can be the perfect choice for people who live in apartments, condos, or RVs. Typically, the smaller the dog, the less daily exercise they’ll need.
Awesome Paws F1 Mini Goldendoodles for Sale
If you’d like to reserve a spot on our waiting list for an amazing F1 Miniature Goldendoodle, simply submit an F1 Miniature Goldendoodle Puppy Application and we’ll get back to you for details. If you have more questions for us, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us too. Check out our Miniature Goldendoodle upcoming litters.