Doodles Generations, what they mean:
- The F1 Generation (we ONLY breed F1):
Is the first generation cross between a purebred Australian Shepherd and purebred Standard Poodle. The outcome is a puppy that is 50% aussie and 50% poodle. The GREAT thing about the F1 generation is that genetic diseases/defects are much less prevelant, it also holds the highest possibilities of "hybrid vigor" (The “hybrid vigor” as this is called applies only to the first cross of two purebreds, though. Crossing those hybrid dogs produces unpredictability in the health and temperaments of their pups). The downfall is that there is still the possibility of shedding(there is the possibility of having puppies that don't shed,especially those with the curly coats).
*F1 Aussiedoodles and F1 Goldendoodles are very low to no shed, with the F1 Labradoodles a higher percent do shed.
- The F1B Generation:
This is where an F1 Aussiedoodle is bred with a standard poodle. The outcome of this is a puppy that is 75% poodle and 25% aussie. The main reason why these dogs are bred is for their low shedding qualities, however this is still not a guarantee that they won't shed, and don't let any breeder tell you otherwise!
- The F2 Generation:
Is when two F1 generation Aussiedoodles breed. The outcome is a puppy that is 25% Australian Shepherd #1, 25% Poodle #1, 25% Australian Shepherd #2, and 25% Poodle #2. The reason breeders choose to produce this generation is to keep producing desirable traits (such as a curly coat). As with the F1B generation they also have a greater likely hood of genetic defects, but less than their purebred ancestors.