Updated February 2023
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What exactly is an F1b Goldendoodle?
An F1b Goldendoodle is 75% poodle and 25% golden retriever. It’s the result of breeding an F1 Goldendoodle back to a poodle.
This results in coat type that tends to be a loose curl compared to a poodle, and they tend to be even more allergy-friendly than an F1.
They are intelligent, friendly, and playful dogs that make great family pets.
F1B Goldendoodles can come in a variety of colors, including white, cream, apricot, red, and black.
If you are considering getting an F1B Goldendoodle, it is important to do your research and find a reputable breeder who is knowledgeable about the breed and follows ethical breeding practices.
Additionally, it is important to understand the time and financial commitment required to care for a dog, including regular grooming, exercise, and veterinary care.
What is the temperament of an F1b Goldendoodle?
The temperament of these sweet dogs tends to be affectionate, friendly, and sociable.
They are known to be very intelligent and easy to train. After all, they are a golden retriever and poodle mix.
They love spending time with their forever homes and are wonderful with children. They are just as well suited for singles or couples.
Do F1b Goldendoodles shed?
F1b Goldendoodles are typically non-shedding and can be great for people with allergies.
This is thanks to the Poodle heritage of the F1b. It should be noted that no dog is truly hypoallergenic, meaning 100% free of allergy-causing dander.
In poodles and doodles the dander is trapped better and not circulated in the environment due to the non-shedding nature of the dog.
People with severe allergies should still contact a breeder to discuss their allergies further.
F1b Goldendoodle Coats and Grooming
These dogs tend to have wavy and curly coats that do require regular brushing and grooming to prevent the dreaded mats and tangles.
The frequency of grooming will vary based on factors like the length of the coat and the activity level of the dog.
Doodles should be brushed at least once a week and taken to the groomer at minimum once every 2 months, preferably once a month.
It should be noted that doodles need special attention paid to their ears thanks to their poodle heritage.
Unlike most other dog breeds their ears will need to be groomed on the inside or they can become matted and easily infected.
Grooming takes some work but it isn’t just for looks. A properly groomed Goldendoodle can help prevent certain health conditions such as skin infections and irritations.
How Much Exercise Does an F1b Goldendoodle need?
Goldendoodles are generally active and energetic dogs needing at least 30 minutes of playtime a day.
This can be done in a fenced backyard by themselves but they especially enjoy the social interaction of their families.
Mental stimulation is also important to the Goldendoodle and can be done in specific training sessions, puzzles, and brain teasers specifically for dogs.
So Is The F1b Goldendoodle The Dog For You?
Determining if the F1b is the right dog for you
comes down to several factors including personal preferences, lifestyle, and individual living situations.
Several things to keep in mind:
- Goldendoodles are energetic and require some exercise and stimulation daily. This is especially true the younger the dog is.
- F1b Goldendoodles are great for most people with mild to moderate dog allergies.
- Goldendoodles will require grooming; brushing once a week and regular visits to the groomer (especially for those poodle ears)
- They are adaptable to many living situations but if play space is limited you will need to put in the effort to get out for walks and visit the dog park.
- They are generally well adapted to living with small children and other pets.
Once all these factors are considered you can make an informed decision moving forward. Make sure to talk to family and friends who own a doodle and talk to a knowledgeable breeder to help you choose the best doodle for you.