Labradoodle, Australian Labradoodle, F1, F1B,
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Labradoodle? It is really not as intimidating as it might
appear at first glance. Generally speaking a Labradoodle is a Labrador and Poodle cross, while an Australian
Labradoodle is comprised of several* carefully selected infusions. Among
Labradoodles you will see several ‘sub’ types that is really as easy as
F1 = This is Lab to poodle cross and is a first generation doodle. Hair type can vary a great deal in an F1 and might result in hair, wool or fleece type. They may shed or not shed. It is not uncommon for pups in the same litter to vary in coat type and whether they are allergy ‘friendly’. This is not the best cross for people with severe allergies.
F1-B = This is first generation Labradoodle bred back to Poodle. While the F1B is more consistent in coat type, some variation is still seen. It is thought that an F1B is the most likely of any American Labradoodles to be non shedding and Allergy friendly
F2 = F1 Labradoodle and F1 Labradoodle cross - this combination you get the same percentage of Lab Poodle mix as you would an F1 Labradoodle so they have the potential to have the same variation in coat as an F1.