Types and Sizes of Goldendoodles

Goldendoodles come in all kinds of different types and sizes based on who their parents are, just like humans! It can look overwhelming and get confusing.. but if I can get it so can you! I have tried to break it down a little to make it easier to understand below. We currently only sell Standard-Medium F1 or F1B Goldendoodles.

Generations:

F1 Goldendoodles:


Golden Retrievers and Poodles are the parent breeds of Goldendoodles. When a Golden Retriever is crossed with a Poodle, it is called an F1 cross (first generation hybrid), or an F1 Goldendoodle. These dogs are 50% Golden Retriever and 50% Poodle. The coat will vary between looking like a wavy-coated retriever to a relaxed-curl poodle. This cross has a typical "shaggy-dog" look. Most first generation Goldendoodles either don't shed or shed lightly. Some people with mild allergies are OK with F1 Goldendoodles.

F1B Goldendoodles:
When an F1  Goldendoodle is crossed back with a Poodle, the breeding is called a Backcross, or an F1B cross. Because one parent is a Poodle, the pups will be at least 50% Poodle, probably more.
F1B Goldendoodles will usually have a coat with a tighter curl then F1 Goldendoodles and are usually non-shedding. They are recommended for families with mild allergies to dogs. People who have moderate to severe allergies to dogs would probably be safest getting a pure poodle.

Sizes:

Goldendoodles vary in size. This is because a lot of them a not a result of multi-generational breedings. However, the Goldendoodle tends to come in three different sizes, mini, medium, and standard. We currently only breed medium and standard. 


Miniature

 Those that are 18 inches and under at the shoulder and weigh under 30 pounds (as an adult) are what we classify as Miniature Goldendoodles. We do not sell these.

Medium

Those that are about 18 to 21 inches at the shoulder and about 30 to 50 pounds (as an adult) are what we classify as Medium Goldendoodles.

Standard

Those that are above 21 inches at the shoulder and above 50 pounds (as an adult) are what we classify as Standard Goldendoodles.