A Goldendoodle is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Standard Poodle. The two breeds were chosen carefully to complement one another. The Poodle was chosen for its curly, hypoallergenic coat, and the Golden Retriever for its pleasant disposition and strong sense of loyalty. Both are highly intelligent breeds, ranking in the top 5 of the most intelligent dogs.
To help understand the generations of the Goldendoodle, I have broken it down for you. First generation (F1): Golden Retriever + Poodle Have loose, wavy coats and vary widely for shedding and allergy friendliness First Generation Backcross (F1b): Golden Doodle F1 + Poodle Have wavier to curly coats and are more consistently low shedding and allergy friendly Multi-generational: Goldendoodle + Goldendoodle (greater than 3 generations) Have wavy to curly coats and are usually non-shedding and hypoallergenic.
The Australian Labradoodle (ALD) began in Australia almost 40 years ago through the collaboration of two research and breeding facilities; Tegan Park and Rutland Manor. The breed was created by request to develop an intelligent, friendly, service dog breed for owners and their families with allergies to dogs. Several purebred lines were used in the development of this breed; the Labrador Retriever, German Poodle, English and American Cocker Spaniels, Portuguese Water Dog, and Curly Coated Retriever. (Note – the Australian Shepard – which actually originated from New Zealand- is not a part of the ALD; there are no herding dogs in the lineup).
The ALD is now a multi-generational breed – meaning we have been breeding Australian Labradoodles to Australian Labradoodles for many generations. This produces consistency. The ALD is a non-shedding, odorless, and allergy-friendly dog with high intelligence, graceful athleticism, rare intuition, and easy trainability. They are allergy-friendly and people-focused companions!
The Bernedoodle is a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle. This hybrid blends the clever goofiness of the poodle with the placid loyalty of the Bernese. Depending on the bernedoodle’s generation (F1, F1b, F2, F2b, etc.), it can have varying percentages of Poodle vs. Bernese Mountain Dog genetics. The amount of possible genetic combinations within the Bernedoodle breed, results in varying differences in coat texture, color, temperament, agility, and size. F1 is the first cross between a Bernese Mt Dog and a Poodle. I also breed Bernese to Australian Labradoodles for Australian Bernedoodles.
F1b is a cross back to a Poodle – even more allergy friendly. Multigens are crosses from higher generations. Standard Bernedoodles typically weigh 50lbs – 90lbs and Minis range from 25-49lbs. Full-body waggers, from tail to tip of the nose, they are the ultimate people pleasers. While they are natural lovers, owner training is very important for any dog to understand boundaries and proper behavior.