This is a basic introduction to the vocabulary used for those who are interested in the Australian Labradoodle breed.
Multi-Generational Australian Labradoodles
Multi-Generational Labradoodles are a F3 generation or greater. F3: (F2 Labradoodle and F1 Labradoodle cross). F3 or above is considered “Multi-generational.”
To qualify as a purebred Multi-Generational Australian Labradoodle (Multi-gen) or Purebred Australian Labradoodle: The offspring of 5 or more consecutive breedings of a Multi-gen Australian Labradoodle (or Purebred Australian Labradoodle) to a Multi-gen Australian Labradoodle (or Purebred Australian Labradoodle).
We chose to breed the Multi-Generational Australian Labradoodle for our breeding program since from the multiple types, this breed offers the most consistent coat and appearance, is the least likely to shed and offers the most dependable sizing.
Other Breeds of Labradoodles
F1 (first generation): 50% Poodle and 50% Labrador
This type of Labradoodle does not have a consistent coat. They are most likely to shed and are usually standard in size.
F1B (first generation Labradoodle bred to a poodle): Because this cross results in a dog that is 75% poodle, the dog may look more like a Poodle. The coat type of this type of dog varies. This Labradoodle type may still shed and have size restrictions.
F2 (parents for this dog are BOTH F1’s): Pups from the same litter have inconsistent characteristics. Some may appear to be more “Poodle-looking” while others may look more similar to Labradors. The dogs’ coats may be more hair-like (Labrador), or Poodle like, depending on the puppy.