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The F1b Labradoodle

Labradoodle Generations


What is an F1 labradoodle?

An F1 labradoodle refers to a First Generation labradoodle - The first cross of a Labrador to a Poodle.


What is an F1b labradoodle?

  • An F1b labradoodle refers to an F1 Backcross.

  • This is an F1 labradoodle bred back to a poodle.

  • Some of these pups have lovely silky fleece / wool coats

  • Some will have a more wiry feel like a lab.

  • Some will pups be more curly like a poodle

  • Some pups will have a flatter coat like a lab.


What is an F2 labradoodle?

  • An F2 labradoodle refers to a True second generation labradoodle

  • This cross is an F1 labradoodle bred with another F1 labradoodle.


What is an F2b Labradoodle?

  • An F2b labradoodle refers to an F1b labradoodle crossed with an F1 labradoodle.


What is an F3 labradoodle?

An F3 labradoodle refers to a Third generation labradoodle. 

Some examples would be:

  • an F1b labradoodle crossed with an F2 labradoodle;

  • an F1b labradoodle crossed with another F1b labradoodle,

  • an F1b labradoodle crossed with a Multigenerational Labradoodle,

  • or an F2 labradoodle crossed with another F2 labradoodle.


What is a multigenerational labradoodle?

  • After four generations, labradoodles are considered MULITIGENERATIONAL labradoodles.

  • After six generations they are considered PURE labradoodles.


Labradoodle Sizes


Labradoodles are bred in three sizes, depending on the size of the Poodle used for first-generation breeding.

  • Standard 

  • Medium

  • Miniature


What is a mini labradoodle?

  • 14 to 16 inches and

  • 15 to 25 pounds


What is a medium labradoodle?

  • 18 to 20 inches high for a male

  • 17 to 19 inches high for a female

  • both weighing from 30 to 45 pounds


What is a standard labradoodle?

  • 22 to 24 inches in height for a male

  • 21 to 23 inches in height for a female,

  • while both can range in weight from 50 to 65 pounds


The History of the Labradoodle



About Labradoodles


How long has the Labradoodle been known as a breed?

Labradoodles have been intentionally bred in Australia since 1988. Wally Conran, a breeder of guide dogs, was the first breeder, using a standard poodle and Labrador retriever. The main goal was to create a dog that had the laid back nature of the Labrador coupled with the intelligence and allergy friendly coat of the Poodle. As the breed gained popularity, many kennels have bred and cross-bred the Labradoodle.


What is an Australian Labradoodle?

Over time infusions of some other breeds were added to target smaller sizes and more consistent, lower maintenance coats. The breed then became known as the Australian Labradoodle. At this stage of the breed’s development, the Australian Labradoodle includes the Poodle (Standard, miniature or toy), Labrador retriever and the English or American Cocker Spaniel which adds silkiness to the coat.


Over the years the Labrador and poodle have kept a high degree of function (ie agility and freedom of movement) within their breeding. Both breeds were originally bred to be gun dogs, were excellent at retrieving waterfowl and due to their intelligence and trainability they are still used for hunting to this day.


Labradors have a strong and muscular body, are athletic and playful and well known for their easy going gentle nature, placid and are great around children. However, they do love their food and are at the larger end of the scale, so harder to fit in the car.


Poodles are long lived, have good genetic strengths and a well-proportioned muscular frame, which is helpful in preventing joint problems. They love to be close to their human as they can be less self-sufficient than the Labrador. They can also be a little bouncy and excitable.Both breeds are popular as working and family dogs as well as therapy and service dogs. Bred together, the hugely popular Labradoodle, which seems to moderate the extremes of both breeds, is intelligent, easy going and an affectionate companion with a low to non-shedding coat.

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