Different Types of Labradoodles: Generations, Classifications, And Breeding

Labradoodles are an all-time favorite, especially for families or those who want an energetic companion.

But there is a lot more to Labradoodles than you think, specifically the different labradoodle dog breeds. Better yet, each breed comes with its own set of characters.

We’ll dive into each to help you choose the best labradoodle for you.

Why Choose a Labradoodle?

F1B, F1BB, F2B, and F2BB

Labradoodles are a cross breed between a poodle and a labrador.

You can also call them labrador doodles. They are a popular type of dog for a variety of reasons. They are loyal, friendly, intelligent, and loving companions.

Labradoodles are also relatively easy to train and are good with children. In addition, they are highly versatile dogs that can adapt to various lifestyles.

Some labradoodle breeds also breed low-shedding coats, which makes them ideal for people with allergies. A labradoodle can be a great addition to your family whether you live in the city, the country, or anywhere in between.

Technical Terms

It would help to understand the following technicalities used in labradoodle classifications to understand everything about labradoodle breeds.

 P = Purebred

It represents the first generation of a family line.

F = Filial

which identifies offspring resulting from crossbreeding.

The numbers come after the generation

The first generation of filial is labeled with the number 1, while the second gets the number 2 and the third 3.

For example, labradoodle F3 is the third generation of filial.

B = Backcross

This term means that the labradoodle is crossed with a purebred poodle.

When going through the labradoodle breeding chart, you may encounter a filial with multiple B’s. This happens when there’s more than one backcrossing in the labradoodle family line.

Examples include F1B, F1BB, F2B, and F2BB.

Types of Labradoodles

Here are the different labradoodle types you can choose

Check out our post on the different types of Goldendoodles if you’re considering that breed as well!

1. F1 Labradoodle

The F1 Labradoodle is the 1st gen labradoodle, bred by crossing a labrador retriever with a standard poodle.

These dogs are said to be 50% poodle and 50% labrador, though it’s impossible to know which labradoodle parents’ genes will be dominant.

This means that some Labradoodles from this generation may shed, while others may not. Their coats can also be either smooth or wavy, depending on the dominant genes.

However, one thing is for sure all F1 Labradoodles inherit a health advantage called hybrid vigor.

This implies that they have stronger genes since they are crossbred between two purebred dogs. They are healthier than a purebred poodle or purebred labrador retriever.

Additionally, this breed of labradoodle is tall compared to others.

2. F1B Labradoodle

An F1b labradoodle is the offspring of one F1 labradoodle and a purebred poodle or labrador retriever.

Sometimes, they are referred to as an FB1 labradoodle or a labradoodle F1B. The letter B represents backcrossing within this breed.

Breeders use backcrossing to increase the likelihood of puppies inheriting specific traits. Breeders of the F1B labradoodle want to increase the likelihood of non-shedding coats.

An F1B labradoodle can have either a Poodle or a Labrador parent, but they are almost always the result of a labradoodle backcrossed to a Poodle.

This contributes to ensuring that the dogs have improved traits.

3. F1BB Labradoodle

What Does F1BB Labradoodle Mean?

F1BB Labradoodles are a more complex labradoodle breed.

This generation is produced by backcrossing an F1B labradoodle with a Poodle.

F1BB is also known as F1B(b), where “b” represents the Poodle backcross. Because an F1B labradoodle is already 75 percent Poodle, crossing it with another Poodle complicates matters even more.

The F1BB Labradoodles produced due to this cross are extremely low shedding and hypoallergenic.

4. F2 Labradoodle

F2 Labradoodles are Labradoodles that are half Poodle and half Labrador Retriever.

The F2 Labradoodle is also the result of a cross between two F1 Labradoodles. The F2 Labradoodles have four pedigree grandparents as well. In this case, the F2 offspring has 50% of each F1.

This means that an F2 labradoodle’s genetic inheritance has more potential for variation than an F1 generation, which is always 50 percent Labrador and 50 percent Poodle.

The F2 labradoodles’ coat can be straight, wavy, or curly. Furthermore, the straight or wavy coat may shed or not shed. This labradoodle breed is more likely to have a hypoallergenic coat if the coat is non-shedding, but this is not guaranteed.

5. F2B Labradoodle

When you cross an F1 labradoodle and an F1B labradoodle (37.5 percent labrador retriever and 62.5 percent poodle; and 75 percent poodle and 25 percent labrador retriever), you get an F2B labradoodle.

After the two breeds are mixed, the F2B labradoodle will be 37.5 percent labrador retriever and 62.5 percent poodle. F2B is also known as the third generation of Labradoodles.

Some dog breeders, however, will cross an F1B labradoodle with another F1B labradoodle, resulting in an F2B labradoodle that is 75% poodle and 25% golden retriever.

The F2B labradoodle generation contains a significant amount of poodle characteristics, such as a wavy or curly coat. It will also shed less and is more hypoallergenic.

6. F2BB labradoodle


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What does F2BB Labradoodle Mean?

The F2BB labradoodle (18.75% labrador retriever and 81.25%) is a cross between an F2B labradoodle (62.5%) and a 100% poodle.

The F2BB labradoodle gets a second “B” in its name because it is the second backcross with a purebred poodle and belongs to the second era.

An F2BB labradoodle will most likely have a curly coat that will require daily grooming in the form of brushing. The good news is that F2BB Labradoodles are excellent dogs for people with severe pet allergies.

The F2BB labradoodle is also unlikely to shed fur all over the place.

7. F3 Labradoodle

A multigenerational labradoodle is another name for an F3 labradoodle.

An F3 labradoodle is typically bred from two second-generation Labradoodles. F3 Labradoodles typically have most poodle hereditary characteristics, making them suitable for people allergic to pets.

The F3 labradoodle coat can range from wavy to curly, making them ideal for people allergic to pets. Unfortunately, they are not hybrid vigor because they result from many generations.

Labradoodle Types

If you consider adding a furry friend to your family and want something loyal, friendly, intelligent, and versatile, the labradoodle may be just the breed for you.

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as each labradoodle has a unique personality. There’s no doubt any would be useful in a pregnancy announcement with dogs or any other significant life event.

However, considering the different Labradoodle breeds available, you can find the perfect dog for your individual needs and lifestyle.

Next up, check out these different types of French Bulldog!

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