The Simplest Way To Understand Goldendoodle Breed Types [F1, F1B, F2, F2B]
If you are reading this, you are probably a bit confused by the numbers and letters associated with the breeding of Goldendoodles and Mini Goldendoodles. The letter and number combos of F1, F2, F1B, and F2B can be really confusing.
Don’t worry, I have gone ahead and broken down each one in a simple to understand list.
Here’s the answer to understanding Goldendoodle breed types:
What Does F1, F1B, F2, and F2B Mean When Describing a Goldendoodle?
The F1, F1B, F2, F3, etc. all describe the crosses between parents and grandparents that make up the
Here’s a simple breakdown on how it all works:
- An F1
goldendoodleis the offspring of a poodle bred with a golden retriever.
- An F1B Goldendoodle is the offspring of a poodle and an F1 Goldendoodle.
- An F2 Goldendoodle is the offspring of an F1 and another F1
goldendoodle, and an F2B Goldendoodle is the offspring of an F1 and an F1B Goldendoodles.
- Some people have started mating F3 Goldendoodles between two F2 Goldendoodles. Now that’s enough to make your head spin keeping track of all of those breed combinations!
The next time you hear someone talking about having an F1B or F2B Mini Goldendoodle you will know exactly what they are talking about.
If you forget, you can always just say, “I hear those dogs are great because they don’t shed.” Then let all of us Doodle owners go on and on bragging about how great our dogs are – LOL.
While this is a short and easy insight into the breed types of the Goldendoodle, below are several related articles you may find interesting. They go into much greater detail!