Goldendoodles are a designer breed created by crossing a Golden Retriever and Poodle. Miniature Goldendoodles are a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Miniature Poodle.
F1 refers to a first generation cross of a Golden Retriever and Poodle. F1b stands for first generation “back-cross.” It is when an F1 Goldendoodle is bred, or “back-crossed,” with a Poodle. F2 is a second generation Goldendoodle of two Goldendoodle parents.
First generation Miniature Goldendoodles tend to have the strongest Golden Retriever looks and personality. They also tend to be a little larger than the F1b’s.
F1b Miniature Goldendoodles have a little more Miniature Poodle bred into them, usually in an effort to achieve a non-shedding coat. They are typically a little bit smaller in build.
The size of a Miniature Goldendoodle can vary by individual and depends upon how much Miniature Poodle has been bred into them. They can range from 13-20 inches tall and 15-35 pounds.
Coat & Color
Miniature Goldendoodles come in a variety of colors, including apricot, red, brown, white, and black. Some have a curly coat like a Poodle, and some have a wavy or loosely curled coat. Generally, the curlier the hair, the less they shed. The wavy-coated Goldendoodles usually do shed some, although it is less than a Golden Retriever. The Goldendoodles with the full curls do not shed at all.
Miniature Goldendoodles are intelligent and affectionate dogs. They typically do well with children and other pets. Regular exercise is necessary for these playful dogs, but they can be adaptable to apartment living. Training is generally easy, as Miniature Goldendoodles tend to be very eager to please.