Goldendoodles came along during the 1990’s. With Labradoodle breeding on the rise, the Goldendoodle was bred to see if the gentle nature of the Golden Retriever and the allergy friendly coat of the Poodle would produce a good genetic combination. This cross results in “hybrid vigor” which is the phenomenon that the first cross between two unrelated purebred lines is healthier and grows better than either parent line. The Goldendoodle is a good-natured family pet and they tend to be allergy friendly and have low to non-shedding coats.
F1 (1ST GENERATION)
Golden Retriever/ Labradoodle bred to a Poodle (50% Golden/Lab, 50% Poodle)
F1’s have straight, borderline way, or wavy coats. They vary widely as to shedding and allergy friendliness.
F1B (2ND GENERATION)
F1 bred to a Poodle (75% Poodle, 25% Golden/Lab)
F1B’s have wavy, curly, or wooly coats and are low to non-shed and are allergy friendly.
F1B bred to an F1B / Multi-Gen to Multi-Gen
Multi-Gens also have a fleece, curly fleece or wool coat and are low to non-shed and allergy friendly.
Goldendoodles are very similar to labradoodles. All of the characteristics of labradoodles apply. Coloring is slightly different- goldendoodles are typically Red, Apricot, or Cream. The Rare Phantom and Sable are hard to find due to the hidden Tan Points in some mainly English Golden Retrievers.