Goldendoodles are a mixed breed, a combination of Golden Retriever and Poodle. They come in varying sizes because both Standard and Miniature Poodles are used in the breeding. In addition to breeding Poodle to Golden Retriever the breed has developed into breeding
Goldendoodle to Poodle or Goldendoodle to Goldendoodle, etc..  Our Goldendoodles are registered with the CKC and produced from a dually registered AKC / CKC Standard Poodle and a dually registered AKC  CKC Golden Retriever. 

A generation number system is used to describe a new litter of Goldendoodle puppies and it can be confusing.  So, let me try to explain. The most common generation tags are F1, F1B, F2, or F2b.   Although it may seem unimportant, the generation tag of a Goldendoodle can affect several characteristics, most notably shedding.  If you or your family members have allergies, and want your Goldendoodle to be non-shedding or low-shedding it’s important to understand the differences between the Goldendoodle generations.

F1 Goldendoodle
 – Pure Poodle x Pure Golden Retriever.  The first generation of Goldendoodles are the product of 50% pure poodle and 50% pure Golden Retriever.  They possess the characteristics and traits of the two breeds. They are intelligent, loving, and will likely be low to moderate shedding.  This generation is better for homes without allergies or possibly slight or moderate allergies.    F1 Goldendoodles tend to have a shaggy or wavy coats, but can occasionally have a very curly coat. 

F1B Goldendoodle – F1 Goldendoodle x Pure Poodle  An F1B Goldendoodle is 25% Golden Retriever and 75% Poodle. F1B Goldendoodles are typically non-shedders, thus making them hypoallergenic.  Because of this, F1Bs are the best for families with moderate to severe allergies.   F1B can range from a long and wavy coat to short and curly.   They also exhibit the greatest potential for color variation, to include apricots, champagne and red.

F2 Goldendoodle – F1 Goldendoodle x F1 Goldendoodle They like the F1 Goldendoodle, are equal parts poodle and retriever and have very similar traits and qualities.  The F1 Goldendoodles and are more likely to lightly shed than the F1B Goldendoodles.

F2B Goldendoodle -  F1 Goldendoodle x F1B Goldendoodle. This type of Goldendoodle is a second generation cross and should work well for families with moderate allergies because they are generally non-shedding.

F1BB Goldendoodle - F1B Goldendoodle x Poodle.   This generation has a high level of consistency. The puppies should be low to non-shedding.  There can be some coat variation within a litter but expect some curls. F1BB Goldendoodles are recommended for families with any allergy concerns and  for those who simply don't want shedding. 

F3 Goldendoodle – F1B Goldendoodle x F1B Goldendoodle This generation can vary from extreme waves to very curly. They are also non-shedding and allergy friendly. 

Multigeneratonal– This is a term used to describe any generation Goldendoodle beyond the second generation. 

Health/Genetic Information: The genetics, characteristics and traits of a mixed breed cannot be predicted or guaranteed with any true degree of accuracy.  However since Goldendoodles have been in existence since the 1990s there is a fair amount of consistent information available related to genetics -  colors, fur type - shedding/non-shedding, temperament and various other characteristics. There is also a great deal of information available about AKC Poodles and AKC Golden Retrievers.  A cross between these two or their offspring will exhibit some of the traits and characteristic of the two dogs and their lineage. As with any decision to purchase a puppy, it is important to research the breed before deciding what type of puppy is right for you and your family.  All puppies are cute but remember, puppies grow up to be dogs.

The lifespan of Goldendoodles produced from a Standard Poodle and Golden Retriever is said to be about 12+/- years, however, this could vary if a miniature poodle is a parent as smaller dogs sometimes have a longer lifespan. 
Our puppies health will be guaranteed at the time of transfer and will extend 10 additional days to allow time for the new owner to have their Goldendoodle vet checked.  Puppies can be returned within that 10-day period for refund only if within that 10 day period the vet check reveals that the puppy was injured or sick prior to transfer.  Any illness or injury caused by the new owner will not result in a refund.

Standard Poodle Traits:  Standard Poodles weigh between 45 and 70 lbs. and are 15 to 24 inches at the shoulder. They are known to be elegant and regal but they are also among the most intelligent breeds generally only being surpassed by the Border Collie. This makes them highly trainable and explains why it was once common to see Poodles in circus acts. They are also very sensitive and learn best through positive reinforcement. Standard Poodles are generally calm and agreeable. They are social creatures and get along well with singles, seniors, active sporty types, families with children and apartment dwellers. Poodles have a moderate activity level. They need a good walk or active playtime every day. They can be athletic enough to compete in dog sports  - such as agility, flyball, obedience and rally. Poodles do not shed and require regular grooming. They should be clipped about every 12 weeks. 

Golden Retriever Traits: Males weigh between 65 and 75 lbs and are approximately 24 inches at the withers whereas females are 22 inches and weigh much less. The have medium long wavy fur ranging in colors from light blonde to red. The Golden Retriever is even tempered, intelligent and affectionate. They tend to get along well with adults, children and other pets. These dogs are eager to please and do well in obedience training. They like to work and are often used as service dogs or hunting dogs. Golden Retrievers lack the guard instinct so don't count on them to be good watchdogs. However, they will let you know when a stranger is approaching.