How is the F1B Produced?


An F1B is an F1 backcrossed dog. It is produced by breeding a purebred parent and an F1 parent. An example of this is a Labradoodle with a Poodle father and a Labradoodle mother.

This kind of breeding is done to strengthen qualities found in the purebred parent. Breeders say that F1b is most likely the easiest coat to deal with because most dogs of this generation are allergy-friendly and non-shedding.

Owning a designer dog like an F1b has both advantages and disadvantages. According to research, mixed breeds and designer dog breeds are generally healthier and have a lower possibility of developing genetic problems than purebred canines. Breeders, however, should still be cautious about the purebreds that produce a certain hybrid.

For instance, if both parent breeds of the F1b pups have the same genetic problems, they may suffer from the same issues. In fact, the risk is double. The puppies may develop eye problems if their parents are susceptible to such diseases. Moreover, the disease might be more severe in the pups than in their parents.

F1B Cost

If you want to get an F1b designer breed, expect it to be expensive. The cost of proper nutrition, health screening, conscientious breeding practices, socialization and training will affect the price of your dog. Small breeds also tend to be more expensive than large or medium sized breeds because they produce a small litter. The dangers and difficulty of breeding may force breeders to use artificial insemination to produce the desired breed. This cost will be passed onto the puppy owner.

There are deceitful breeders who exploit people’s willingness to spend a lot of money for their desired breed. Since they are only focused on money, they use unscrupulous methods to provide what their customers need. The pups they produce are more likely to suffer from temperament or health issues. That is why it is important to do your research carefully before buying an F1b designer breed.

F1B vs P, F1, F2, F3 and F2B

  • P

It pertains to 100% purebred dogs. Examples of this generation include the Poodle, Labrador and Golden Retriever.

  • F1

It is produced by breeding 2 purebred dogs. For instance, a Labradoodle is produced by breeding a purebred Poodle and a purebred Labrador.

  • F2

This generation is produced by breeding two F1 hybrids. For instance, mating a female F1 Labradoodle to a male F1 Labradoodle will produce an F2 Labradoodle.

  • F2B

It pertains to a dog with an F1b parent and an F1 parent. For example, breeding a female F1 Labradoodle and a male F1b Labradoodle will produce an F2b Labradoodle.

  • F3

This generation is produced by breeding two F2 hybrids. For instance, an F3 Labradoodle is produced by breeding a male F2 Labradoodle and a female F2 Labradoodle.

If an F3 is bred with an F3 or F4 or even higher-generation hybrid, it’s called a multi-generation dog.

What to Consider When Breeding an F1b

It is important to consider the temperament, DNA coat type and structure of the parent breeds. You have to evaluate the traits of each parent and what you think the pups have inherited in order to make the right breeding decisions in the future. This means conducting a DNA test on each parent for coat trait like curl and furnishing.

For instance, you have an F1b dam with a lean and long body and curly coat. According to the test, its coat contains 2 furnishing genes and 2 curl genes. You can conclude that that your dog has more Poodle traits.

Consider the weaknesses and strengths of each parent dog and breed them to a canine that compliments their temperature, coat type and temperament. For example, you have an F1b dam (1) with a moderate build, moderate legs, thick head set and laidback temperament. It could have 1 curl gene and 1 furnishing gene.

You have another F1b dam (2) with a lean build, long legs, narrow head set, moderate energy levels and confident temperament, 2 curl genes and 2 furnishing genes. Another F1b dam (3) you own has a stocky build, moderate legs, thick head set, moderate energy levels and self-assured temperament. It could have 2 curl genes and 1 furnishing gene.

You have an F1 stud (1) with a laidback temperament, stocky build, moderate legs, thick head set, 1 curl gene and 1 furnishing gene. There’s another F1b stud (2) with a lean build, long legs, narrow head set, high energy level, confident temperament, 2 curl genes and 2 furnishing genes. You have another stud (3), a multigenerational one, with a laidback nature, moderate head set, build and legs, 1 curl gene and 2 furnishing genes.

You can breed dam 1 to stud 2 or 3 to get your desired coat and temperament. If you don’t want a curly puppy, you could breed dam 3 to stud 1 or 3. Regardless of your choice, make sure that the parent breeds have passed all tests and are healthy before any breeding occurs.

Is the FB1 the “Perfect” Pet?

The term F1B is often used by those who are looking for a pet that they deem “perfect.” For instance, the F1B Goldendoodle is produced by breeding an F1 Goldendoodle with a non-related Poodle. Such cross yields puppies that are 25% Golden Retriever and 75% Poodle. The main goal in this case is to intensify the characteristics found in Poodles. Since the puppy is most likely to be 75% Poodle, they are likely to have a non-shedding coat.

This breed is a better option for people who have allergies. The coat of F1B Goldendoodle is mostly curly. F1B Goldendoodles might be more skittish than other breeds due to their Poodle traits. Here’s an in-depth explanation of how the F1B Goldendoodle is produced.

You can produce an F1 Goldendoodle by breeding a Golden Retriever with a Poodle. F1 pertains to the first generation produced from crossing a Poodle and a Golden Retriever. This cross yields puppies with the temperament of a Golden Retriever and the non-shedding coat of a Poodle.

However, F1 Goldendoodles are not always 50% Poodle and 50% Golden Retriever. This means that an F1 Goldendoodle puppy may inherit the shedding coat of its Golden Retriever parent. The puppy may also inherit the high-strung temper of its Poodle parent.

Breeders usually breed an F1 Goldendoodle with a purebred Poodle. The letter “B” is then added to the tag. “B” means backcross.

The same thing is done for F2 and F2B Goldendoodles. An F2 Goldendoodle is produced by breeding 2 F1 Goldendoodles. F2B Goldendoodles are produced by crossing an F2B Goldendoodle and a Poodle.

F1B Appearance and Grooming

F1B puppies have full beards, long shaggy coats that are non-shedding and fluffy hair. They need regular haircuts every 4 to 10 weeks. It depends on how you want your F1B to look.  The longer their coat, the more they need to be brushed.

There’s no rule that dictates how long your dog’s coat should be. It’s all up to you to decide. Just tell the groomer what you want and they will trim your dog’s coat for you.


No dog is completely hypoallergenic. F1B Goldendoodles, however, are likely the best option for those who want a hypoallergenic doodle. This bred doesn’t shed a lot thanks to its Poodle parentage.

You may find occasional hairs and a bit of dander, but that’s it. The shedding of F1B Goldendoodles cannot be considered real shedding when compared to that of a German Shepherd or Golden Retriever.

F1B Goldendoodles may not have the teddy bear look of a Golden Retriever. This is because they tend to inherit the curly coat of a Poodle. The possibility of an F1B Goldendoodle puppy having a shaggy coat is quite low. F1B Goldendoodles with a curly coat may not have a lot of beard. This breed can come in different colors such as creamy white.


F1B Goldendoodles tend to be high-strung just like Poodles. This generation is also more likely to be nervous and alert around strangers. If you expect them to love water just like Golden Retrievers do, it is best that you don’t get your hopes up.

F1B Goldendoodles are not natural hunters, but they do enjoy learning new tricks. They also love to hang out with their owners and go for walks. These dogs are playful and intelligent. They are also trainable, so you can teach them new tasks or tricks.

Due to their trainability, they’re often recommended for apprehensive or first-time pet owners. They love pleasing their owners, so training will be easy. You can reward their behavior with positive reinforcements.

The F1B is a great family pet because they are loyal and playful. They have a lot of energy to spend, so they should be exercised every day. Twenty to thirty minutes of exercise will help them stay healthy and avoid getting bored. Goldendoodles need a lot of room to play and roam around, so it’s not recommended for those who live in apartments.


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