Labradoodles and Goldendoodles come in three (approximate) sizes:
- Standard: 24-26 inches tall and 60-85 pounds WOW!
- Medium: 22-24 inches tall and 45-55 pounds
- Small: 20-22 inches tall and 30-40 pounds
- In Hybrid breeds there is But never should be a guarantee given from a breeder on size no matter what size the parent pair is, this is a part of the genetics and just like you and I our gene pool plays a big role. Good estimates can be made from a pups growth pattern and from previous litters this pair have produced.
- Fleece: wavy to loose spirals with soft silky texture and those with loose curl, reliable to be low to non-shedding
- Wool: thicker textured coat. Loose to semi tight Curl rather than wavy. Strongly reliable to be non-shedding.
- Combo Fleece/Wool: thicker texture with a combination of soft silky fleece, reliable to be non shedding and easy to manage.
- Hair: Similar to a Lab longer in length – Has the wisp, whiskers and wave. Shed a low to a lot!
- On the avail pup page there is a section that will show you the mature coat of each type, so that you will have a better understanding and the mature appearance.
- (F1) First Generation: A Labrador/Golden Retriever to a Poodle
- (F1b) This is called a (Backcross) A First Generation Labradoodle/Goldendoodle bred back to a Poodle (this is a double Poodle mix giving you approx 66% Poodle and 33% Retriever
- (F2) A First Generation bred to Another First Generation still maintaining the 50/50 mix intended with the Hybrid Vigor
- (F2b) This again is a Backcross of A F1b 66% Poodle (Bred back to a Poodle) there is very little if any Lab or Golden remaining in this mix.
- Many generations of Labradoodles/Goldendoodles bred to Poodles, Labradoodles/Goldendoodles, the last thing we want is to pure breed this wonderful mixture of the F1 and True F2, so my breeding program stops at the F2 level. I have considered F2 to F2 for F3.
******I do not breed Labradoodle or Goldendoodle miniatures, this breeding produces puppies that have potential deformities, health and temperament issues. Understanding this is important if you are considering a Min Doodle, this mix contains a standard size female Lab or Golden average 55 lbs bred with a Min Poodle average 8 to 10 lbs. The outcome can be devastating to the puppy and the new owner. If the pup takes the gene size/structure of the Min Poodle you could end up with a Doodle that will weigh in excess of 50 lbs, be built like a Basset Hound and suffer terribly because the skeletal system was not meant to carry the body mass.I know breeders that insist on giving the public what they want no matter the cost, it’s all a part of making the $$$$.
By age 4 weeks you can tell by the growth pattern and the structure/conformation of the pup, wide elongated bodies, short legs are signs that this pup may mature deformed, because the breeder knows the customer will not be happy and does not want to be stuck with the pup, they are killed, culled whatever you want to call it, it is wrong and this is where you see the breeder in the benefit of the breeder, popularity of the breed and for the $$$$. The benefit here should clearly be for the breed. You can get quality multi generation miniature’s that will remain very small, but the price here is $$$ and due to multiple back-crossing, the % of Poodle can be 90 to 99%, you might as well just buy a miniature Poodle.