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Labradoodle Generations Explained

The F1 Generation Labradoodle

A first generation hybrid Labradoodle is the product of a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle – 50/50 genetic makeup, this is the first generation of the labradoodle breed. In this particular Labradoodle cross hair type can be smooth like a Lab or wirey look like a Irish wolfhound or Wavy/shaggy, they usually shed some or a lot, pups in the same litter can vary in coat and physical traits. This is not the best cross for people with severe allergies.

As first generation hybrids, these dogs have the added health benefits associated to Hybrid Vigour.  This is a phenomenon in animal breeding referring to the first cross between two unrelated purebred lines is healthier and grows better than either parent line.

  • Coat Maintenance: Low care

  • Coat Description: Coat grows to about 2-3 inches in length and requires occasional combing.  Coats are often hair coats, and others can have wavy or curly coats.

  • Shedding: light to non-shed 

  • Allergy Friendliness: usually successful in families with mild allergies.  When a family has moderate to severe allergies, a backcross Doodle is recommended.


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