A goldendoodle is a cross between a golden retriever and a standard poodle. When breeding goldendoodles, we hope to have non-shedding and allergy friendly puppies. The goldendoodle is a highly intelligent breed, taking on the wonderful characteristics of the retriever and the poodle. They love to be around people and are very social dogs.
There are many different varieties of goldendoodles.
F1 Goldendoodle - progeny of a golden retriever bred to a poodle. Basically 50% retriever and 50% poodle. We do not breed the F1 generation because we are hoping to have all non-shedding and allergy friendly puppies, so we are moving towards the multigenerational goldendoodle.
F1b Goldendoodle - progeny of an F1 goldendoodle bred back to a poodle. Our Goldie is an F1b goldendoodle.
F2 Goldendoodle - there are a few ways to have an F2 goldendoodle. The first is by breeding an F1 goldendoodle to an F1 goldendoodle. Our Mackie is a true F2 goldendoodle. However, our Apple Rose is an F2 goldendoodle as well but with different parents (progeny of F1 goldendoodle bred to an F1b goldendoodle). When breeding a higher generation goldendoodle to an F1 goldendoodle, the puppies are always F2 goldendoodles.
F3 Goldendoodle - For the most part, this is breeding an F1b goldendoodle to an F1b goldendoodle, or breeding and F2 to an F2 (or higher generation) goldendoodle.
Multigenerational Goldendoodle - Any generation past the F3 goldendoodle. We are working towards producing all non-shedding and allergy friendly puppies!