Generations ~ TeddyBear Labradoodles
First Generation Teddybear Labradoodles ~ F1
This generation is simply an English Block Head Labrador Retreiver Bred to a Poodle. The percentages in this generation are 50% Poodle and 50% English Labrador Retriever. Coat types can vary from Straighter/ Sporty to Loose Wavy/ Shaggy look. The Doodle in the Photo has a Loose Wavy Coat. His Mom is an English Labrador Retriever and His Dad is a Standard Poodle.
Second Generation English TeddyBear Labradoodles ~ F1b, F2
The F1b and the F2 Generation:
There are 2 versions of the 2nd Generation Labradoodle. The first is called an F1b and is simple the breeding of and F1 generation which is an English Labrador Retriever Bred to a Poodle bred back again to the poodle The percentages in this generation are 75% Poodle and 25% English Labrador Retriever. Coat types can vary from Straighter/ Sporty to Loose Wavy/ Shaggy look to a Curlier, more poodle like coat.
The 2nd version of the Second Generation would be the breeding of a first generation Labradoodle to another first generation labradoodle. Although this generation can create some interesting color options, Hope Springs Doodles generally does not breed the F2 generation as occasionally, this breeding will produce a dog with the hair of a golden retriever and the body structure of the poodle. This is not the look that we choose to seek after. The F2 can also create pups that are more likely to shed than they F1 or even F1b generation. The Doodle in the Photo has a Loose Wavy Coat. His Mom is an F1 English Labrador Retriever and His Dad is a Red Miniature Poodle.