What Is a Doodle and What Are The Differences
Between The Generations
What is a doodle? A doodle is a type of dog created by crossing a poodle with another breed. They have become increasingly popular pets in recent years. I have two! Many people don’t know that there are different generations of doodles. This article will discuss the different generations; F1, F1B, F2, F1BB, F3 and F4.
In this article, we’ll use a Golden Retriever as the crossbreed.
F1 doodles are a cross between a purebred poodle and a purebred Golden Retriever.
The “F” stands for “First Generation
ie: 100% Poodle + 100% Retriever = F1 Doodle..”
F1B doodles are a cross between an F1 doodle and a purebred poodle.
ie: An F1 (50% Poodle/50% Retriever) + a 100% Poodle = F1B Doodle.
Making this doodle 75% Poodle + 25% Golden Retriever.
F1B doodles will have more Poodle in their genes.
Fun Fact: Our Benji is an F1B Doodle!
The “B” stands for “Back Cross” which means the cross has been bred back to a purebred parent, typically the Poodle.
F2 doodles are a cross between two F1 doodles.
“F2” stands for “Second Generation”.
ie: An F1 (50% Poodle/50% Retriever) + an F1 (50% Poodle/50% Retriever) = F2 Doodle.
Fun Fact: Our little girl Yusimi is an F2 Doodle!
F1BB doodles are a cross between two F1B doodles.
ie: An F1B doodle (75% Poodle/25% Golden Retriever) + an F1B doodle (75% Poodle/25% Golden Retriever) = F1BB Doodle.
F3 doodles are a cross between two second-generation doodles (F2 Doodles).
These doodles are third generation doodles.
Can you guess what makes an F4 doodle?
Yes, you got it!
A cross between two third-generation doodles.
Generations can go on and on, but it isn’t as popular as breeders tend to breed F1-F4 generations.
Popular doodles crossbreeds include:
Goldendoodle (Golden Retriever + Poodle)
Labradoodle (Labrador Retriever + Poodle)
Bernadoodle (Bernese Mountain Dog + Poodle)
Sheepadoodle (Old English Sheepdog + Poodle)
Schnoodle (Miniature Schnauzer + Poodle)
Whoodle (Wheaton Terrier + Poodle)
Irish Doodle (Irish Setter + Poodle)
Saint Berdoodle (Saint Bernard + Poodle)
Boxerdoodle (Boxer + Poodle)
Aussiedoodle ( Australian Shepherd + Poodle)
Cavapoo (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel + Poodle)
Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel + Miniature Poodle)