Labradoodle Types

Australian, American, F1, F1B, Multigen ? 

Yikes!  Do you speak Labradoodle?  It is really not as intimidating as it might appear at first glance.  Generally speaking an American Labradoodle is a Labrador and Poodle cross, while an Australian Labradoodle is comprised of several* carefully selected infusions and is on the brink of recognition as a purebred.  Among Labradoodles you will see several ‘sub’ types that is really as easy as the following:

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 are more likely to shed.

F3 = F2 Labradoodle and F2 Labradoodle cross

Multi-generation = F3 or higher generation Labradoodle and F3 or higher generation Labradoodle cross - This is what the Australian Labradoodles usually are.

*at the time this was printed a new breed standard and its acceptable infusions is being voted upon.  For that reason I have not listed those previously acceptable infusions which are inclusive in the breed standard. 



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