An F1B Goldendoodle purely looks like a living teddy bear dog with a slight brown curly hair coat.
What Does F1B Goldendoodle Mean?
The technical letters ‘F’, ‘1’, and ‘B’ from the breed F1B Goldendoodle can be defined this way:
- ‘F’ means filial (offspring or generation).
- ‘1’ is an ordinal number that refers to the 1st position.
- ‘B’ is for the word ‘backcross’ which means breeding a hybrid (crossbreed) again with one of its purebred parents.
So summing up all this, F1B Goldendoodle means a first generation Goldendoodle backcrossed with a Poodle. However, the backcrossing breed should not necessarily be a Standard Poodle this time, Toy Poodles or Miniature Poodles have also been bred in order to get a wide range of varieties.
Here is a short and easy recap to make things clearer!
The Basic Difference Between F1 And F1b Goldendoodles
The first generation F1 Goldendoodle seems to be 50% Golden Retriever and 50% Standard Poodle. On the other hand, F1B Goldendoodles are 75% Poodle and only 25% Golden Retriever because of being subsequently backcrossed with Poodles. This makes these pooches highly hypoallergenic, as well as non-shedding.
Size Of F1B Goldendoodles
The size and weight of both Golden Retrievers and Poodles will range between 15 to 24 inches and 44 to 74 lbs. With that being said, an F1B Goldendoodle can easily grow as big as 13 to 21 inches, whereas their weight can be estimated to be around 16 to 30 lbs. This can even be heavier, depending on the size of the Poodle parent.
Golden Retrievers come up in a few shades of golden color only, i.e. light golden, dark golden, or a simple bright golden. While in Poodles, you will find attractive colors like apricot, cream, black, gray, white, and brown.
Mixing such a wide range of colors from the two breeds, F1B Goldendoodles most likely appear in colors like gray, cream, black, or mostly in any of the wide range of brown and red shades.
F1B Goldendoodles inherit the coat color mostly from Golden Retrievers while the curly and non-shedding coat characteristic comes from their Poodle parent.