What is a Miniature Goldendoodle
A standard Goldendoodle is a mixed breed between a Poodle and a Golden Retriever, whereas a Mini Goldendoodle, is a cross between a Miniature Poodle (or Toy Poodle) and a Golden Retriever.
This designer dog became popular for being hypoallergenic and no to low shedding. Although, it’s important to note that no dog breed can be 100% hypoallergenic and non-shedding, however, Mini Goldendoodles shed much less than a Golden Retriever would!
Types of Mini Goldendoodles
While searching for a Mini Goldendoodle puppy, you’re going to see words like “first generation” and “F1”, “F1b”. Here’s a quick overview of the different generations.
F1 Mini Goldendoodle
An F1 Mini Goldendoodle (or first generation) is when a purebred Golden Retriever is bred with a purebred Miniature Poodle. F1 Mini Goldendoodles are half Golden Retriever and half Mini Poodle.
F1b Mini Goldendoodle
F1b Mini Goldendoodles are when a Mini Goldendoodle is bred with a Mini Poodle. F1b Mini Goldendoodles are 75% Miniature Poodle, meaning they are less likely to shed. F1b Mini Goldendoodles are more suited for those with severe allergies.
F2 Mini Goldendoodle
An F2 Mini Goldendoodle is when two Mini Goldendoodles are bred together.
F2b Mini Goldendoodle
An F2b Mini Goldendoodle is when an F1 (half Golden Retriever and half Mini Poodle) is bred with an F1b Mini Goldendoodle.