Mini F1b Labradoodle Guide
- Have you seen an F1b Labradoodle for sale or adoption, and wondered what the extra letters stand for? In this comprehensive guide to Labradoodle backcrossing, we answer the question ‘what does F1b Labradoodle mean?’, and look at what it’s like to own one.
- An F1b Labradoodle has one first generation Labradoodle parent, and one purebred Poodle or Labrador parent – usually a Poodle. This is a popular strategy for fixing particular traits such as a non-shedding coat in the next generation of puppies. But it doesn’t always work out like that!
What Does F1B Labradoodle Mean?
- What does F1B labradoodle mean? – A F1B Labradoodle is a back-crossed Labradoodle that is 75% Poodle genetics, and 25% Labrador.
- The F1 means that it comes from a first generation (F1) Labradoodle and the B indicates there is Poodle backcross.
- When a F1 First Generation Labradoodle is crossed with a Poodle – you get the F1B Labradoodle.
Why Do People Love F1B Labradoodles?
There are a bunch of reasons that people deliberately pick F1B Labradoodles. The F1B has a higher percentage of Poodle genetics.
- F1B Labradoodles are more commonly wavy or curly coats. This means less shedding.
- F1B Labradoodles are also often regarded as hypoallergenic and great for allergy sufferers.
- Because F1B Labradoodles are non-shedding (or as close as you can get) they are very desirable.
- F1B Labradoodles have an easy to maintain coat, but will likely require a little more grooming than a straight coat Labradoodle.
No dog is truly Hypoallergenic, but a F1B Labradoodle is about as close as you can get. Cockapoos and F1B Bernedoodles can come close though.
It would be pretty rare to find a straight coat Labradoodle that is a true F1B.
What is a F1BB Labradoodle?
Things get even more complicated when you find out there is such thing as a F1BB Labradoodle. Sometimes a F1BB is written as F1B(b).