Cutie-apricot-goldendoodle-puppy (13)

Anyone wanting a non-shedding Goldendoodle should buy a F1b Goldendoodle. Here’s a basic explanation of the F-factor.

Golden Retriever bred to a Standard Poodle = F1 Goldendoodle (50-50)BestGoldendoodles.com logo

F1 Goldendoodle bred to a Standard Poodle =F1b Goldendoodle (75-25)

In other words, a F1b Goldendoodle is actually 75% Poodle and 25% Golden Retriever. Keeping in mind that the Poodle coat is a dominant gene, a 50-50 cross is more likely to have the Poodle’s non-shedding coat, then the Golden Retriever’s shedding coat. However a F1 Goldendoodle (50-50) still has a decently high probability of shedding (maybe 15-20% chance of getting the Golden Retriever’s coat).

Cutie-apricot-goldendoodle-puppy (11)

If a smart breeder takes a 50-50 F1 Goldendoodle that inherited the non-shedding Poodle coat and breeds her back to a straight Poodle, there is a very, very, very high probability that the puppies will have the non-shedding Poodle coat (since the Poodle coat is dominant to begin with). This is what we’ve done (acquired a top quality Goldendoodle with a non-shedding coat and bred her back to a non-related Poodle). We believe that our puppies have a 95-98% chance of having a non-shedding coat.

Goldendoodles.com took a survey of Goldendoodle owners and found the following stats:

First Filial Generation (F1):  – total  982 surveyed

50/50 Poodle-Golden Retriever

Shedding:
Allergy response
no
443
no problem
607
very light
346
mild
68
light
113
yes
27
moderate
53
not applicable
280
heavy
25

 

 

F1b Goldendoodles –  total 103 surveyed

25% Golden Retriever / 75% Poodle

Shedding:
Allergy response
no
66
no problem
69
very light
28
mild
4
light
6
yes
3
moderate
1
not applicable
27
heavy
2

As you can see from the charts above, the F1b Goldendoodles (25%-75%) were much less likely to shed or cause allergies than the F1 Goldendoodles (50%-50%).

Click here for an article discussing the hypoallergenic debate surrounding Goldendoodles.

 

Goldendoodle puppy watching boy

Comments are closed.

Quality Goldendoodles for well-matched families in South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia