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Labradoodle Hypoallergenic

Labradoodle Hypoallergenic

The hypoallergenic Labradoodle was created specifically to act as a service dog for people who suffered from dog allergies or had sensitivities to dogs. It is a fabulous cross of two breeds, Labrador Retriever and Poodle that are well known for their human companionship and service. Labradoodles are friendly, smart, and adorable, making them the go to hypoallergenic choice for dog lovers.

You want a unique dog and the Labradoodle delivers all while being hypoallergenic and providing a solution to some peoples sensitivities. Their coat can be long or short, curly or wavy, fleece or hair. For most of the Labradoodle generations they are considered low to no visible shed. The only generation that is significantly different in regards to shed is the first generation or F1. This is great news for people searching for a hypoallergenic Labradoodle.

Labradoodles also have an amazing temperament. They’re playful, loving, and great with families. They’re smart, too, which means they’re easy to train. If you want a furry friend that’s both fun and smart, a Labradoodle might be the perfect choice for you! The next section dives deeper into the different Labradoodle generations and what sets them apart.

Labradoodle F1b and Labradoodle Generations Explained

What is the “F” all about? Labradoodle generations are categorized with a capital “F” followed by a number and possibly a “b”. There are no guarantees regarding coat type or shed amount but understanding the generations can help with choosing which litter you want to get a puppy from. There are many coat variations such as hair, fleece and wool that can present as smooth, shaggy, wiry or curly. Typically, the higher the number of the generation the less the puppy will shed and the more grooming that will be required.

  • F1 is the first generation of a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle. You will get a 50% Labrador, 50% Poodle type in your F1 Labradoodle. The coat of these puppies will range between; smooth, wiry & shaggy. Their coats will probably shed but require less grooming than a higher generation and many do not require regular haircuts. They are described as having a hybrid vigor and are typically very healthy dogs.
  • F1b is a cross between an F1 Labradoodle and a Poodle. The “b” means backcrossing, usually bred back to a poodle but it could be bred back to a Labrador Retriever (however the coat type will be smooth and Labrador like in this case). You will get approximately a 25% Labrador, 75% Poodle Type in your F1b Labradoodle. The coat of these puppies will range between; shaggy hair, fleece or wool. The fleece and wool coats will require occasional cuts and the hair coats may shed a minimal amount.
  • F2 is the second generation. It can be a cross between F1 x F1, or F1 x F2, or F1 x F3, F1 x F1b, F1 x F2b, F1b x F1b etc. The puppy generation only moves up one place from the earliest generation parent. The percentage of Labrador Retriever vs Poodle will depend on the parental cross. The coats of the puppies in one of these litters will be more consistent throughout the litter.
  • F2b is a cross between an F2 Labradoodle and a Poodle. The puppies will typically have a loose curl or very curly fleece or wool coats. The F2b Labradoodle will have very little or no visible shed. Their coats are typically very soft and fleece like, that is curly or wavy
  • F3 or Multigen is a cross between F2’s such as; F2 x F2, or F2 x F2b, F2 x F3 etc. The coats of these F3 Labradoodles will be very consistent & with no visible shed. Their coats are typically very soft and fleece like, that is curly or wavy.

Labradoodle Fleece

A Labradoodle fleece coat is very desirable. It is so soft and fluffy like touching a cashmere sweater. The beautiful Labradoodle fleece coat comes with a required regular grooming schedule. Whether you learn how to do the grooming yourself or go to the groomers, Your Labradoodle fleece needs up keep every 8 weeks. As you can see, almost all of the labradoodle generations are low to no visible shed. The only exception would be the F1 cross, but their upkeep with regard to grooming is the easiest.