What Is The Difference Between F1 and F2 Goldendoodles?

What is the difference between an F1 and F2 Goldendoodle

This article is about the differences between and F1 and F2 Goldendoodle.

A Goldendoodle is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Standard Poodle. There is also a Mini Goldendoodle which is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Miniature Poodle.

For the purposes of this article, we will focus on the full-sized F1 and F2 Goldendoodles. Just know the only difference between standard-size and the mini is the size of the Poodle used in the cross-breeding.

What Is The Difference Between F1 and F2 Goldendoodles?

So what is the difference between F1 and F2 Goldendoodles? The F1 stands for the “first-generation” hybrid dog. An F1 Goldendoodle is created by breeding a purebred Golden Retriever to a purebred Standard poodle. Their offspring with be a first-generation Goldendoodle. The F2 Goldendoodle is a “second-generation” hybrid dog. An F2 Goldendoodle is created by breeding two F1 Goldendoodles. The offspring of this breeding will result in a second-generation Goldendoodle.

F2 Mini Goldendoodle Puppy

Which Generation of Goldendoodle Is Best?

Oh boy! This is a landmine topic that is sure to get some hate. The reason is all Goldendoodle owners LOVE the Doodles!

But, everybody wants to know which generation of Goldendoodle is best.

So, Which Generation of Goldendoodle is best? The F1 Goldendoodle is genetically considered to be the best hybrid version. This is because it is the very first time the genetics of two purebred dogs have been crossed together.

However, there are many reasons to consider other breeding variations of the Goldendoodle. The genetics of a Goldendoodle is complex and a different version may suit you better.

For example, if someone in your family suffers from moderate to severe allergies, you should likely consider and F1B Goldendoodle [Learn more about F1B Goldendoodles] or [What is an F1B Mini Doodle].

F2 Mini Goldendoodle Puppy Photo

If you love that shaggy “teddy bear” look you will want the F1 or F2 Goldendoodle because they maintain genetics equal to 50% Golden Retriever. The long fur of a Golden Retriever helps produce the beautiful long wavy coat of a Teddy Bear Goldendoodle.

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Kern Campbell

I'm a life long lover of dogs. Since I was 2 years old I've had retrievers, mixes, and currently, a Mini Goldendoodle named Lexie. I converted my wife into a dog lover and my two daughters are as well. Our doodle Lexie was the inspiration for this website because after we got her everyone wanted to know more. There is a ton of information on the web, but I feel most of it was not from the perspective of a Goldendoodle owner.

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