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F2B Goldendoodle: Pictures, Facts & FAQ

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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Goldendoodles are easily one of the most adorable dog breeds around. As a result of breeding the Golden Retriever and Poodle, these dogs have a great temperament and do great in a family environment. With so many types of Goldendoodles being available, many lovers of this breed feel the F2B Goldendoodle variety is the best to bring home and make your new best friend. Read on below to learn why they feel this way and if this cutie is right for you.

Height: 21–26 inches
Weight: 55+ pounds
Lifespan: 10–15 years
Colors: Available in several colors including apricot, champagne, black, red, and golden
Suitable for: Active families, those looking for a low-shedding dog
Temperament: Loyal & loving, intelligent, easy to train, friendly, gets along with other pets

The F2B Goldendoodle is a 2nd generation doodle that is created by backcrossing the F1B Goldendoodle with the F1 Goldendoodle. You can also create this variation by breeding two of the F1B Goldendoodles. Either way they are bred, the resulting F2B Goldendoodle is one of the lowest shedding Goldendoodles, often non-shedding, as they are usually 63% Poodle and 37% Golden Retriever. This makes them ideal pets for people who have allergies or simply prefer a low-shedding breed.

F2B Goldendoodle Breed Characteristics


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The Earliest Records of F2B Goldendoodles in History

While we can’t pinpoint when the first F2B Goldendoodle backcross was born, the Goldendoodle is considered one of the first designer dog breeds. These dogs originated in 1969. The Goldendoodle was originally bred to allow visually impaired people with dog allergies a guide animal. Having hair instead of fur, a great temperament, and being easily trained made them ideal for this job.


How F2B Goldendoodles Gained Popularity

In the 1990s, the Goldendoodle truly rose in popularity. Not only were more people wanting designer dogs, the idea of having what is considered a hypoallergenic pooch became even more appealing. This is when breeding began in North America and these dogs were brought into the homes of families around the country.

Formal Recognition of F2B Goldendoodles

Considering the F2B Goldendoodle is a mixed breed dog, they are not AKC recognized. Now, this doesn’t mean your Goldendoodle won’t have ancestors that are recognized by the organization. Both Golden Retrievers and Poodles are recognized. You can even have your Goldendoodle registered with the AKC Canine Partner Program. This program is quite beneficial as it allows your dog’s background to be recorded. Your pooch will also then be allowed to participate in AKC events.

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Top 3 Unique Facts About F2B Goldendoodles

Now that you’ve met the F2B Goldendoodle and learned a bit about them, let’s look at a few unique facts you may be interested in learning.

1. F2B Goldendoodles Come in Different Sizes

Yes, like many dog breeds in the world, the F2B Goldendoodles come in multiple sizes. These sizes are categorized as mini, medium, and standard, depending on the type of Poodle used in the breeding process. In this breakdown, we offered sizing and weight averages of the standard F2B Goldendoodle. However, if a smaller dog is a better option for you, they are available.

2. Goldendoodles Have Their Own Association

Parents and lovers of the Goldendoodle banded together to create their own organization. The Goldendoodle Association of North America, or GANA, was created by Goldendoodle owners to ensure the breed has a bright future.

3. There Are Several Generations of Goldendoodles

You may be curious about all the letters and numbers when we refer to the F2B Goldendoodle. The “F” stands for filial. The number is used to show the generation. Finally, the “B” is used to show the dog is a backcross. Filial shows that the dog in question came from two purebred dogs throughout their history. Backcross means what it sounds like, crossing back to utilize the best genes of the breed.

Here’s a look at the different generations of Goldendoodles:

Type Generations
F1 1
F1B (backcross) 1
F2 2
F2B (backcross) 2
F2BB (double backcross) 2
F3 3


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Does an F2B Goldendoodle Make a Good Pet?

Yes, the F2B Goldendoodle makes an excellent pet. Not only are they ideal for families who have members with dog allergies, but they also adapt well to most situations. These cuties are great with children and other pets. They are also easily trained. The key, like with any dog breed, is to begin socialization early in life.

If you expose your Goldendoodle to other animals and lots of situations while they are growing and learning, they will easily adapt to what you expect of them. However, keep in mind that children need to be taught how to treat a dog when one is first introduced to the home.

As an extremely low-shedding breed, even considered hypoallergenic, the F2B Goldendoodle doesn’t leave a lot of dander around the house as they have hair instead of fur. You’ll also find that they are quite playful and loving. The key is to ensure your Goldendoodle gets at least 30 to 60 minutes of exercise a day. If not, they may get a bit bored and could act out.

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As you can see, the F2B Goldendoodle is a great dog to make part of your family. If you have allergies, kids, or even other pets, they can easily adapt to your home’s situation. You’ll quickly fall in love with these cuddle pooches that are loving and loyal. If you have the opportunity to make this amazing mixed breed part of your family, don’t hesitate. You’ll have a new best friend that will be by your side for many years to come.

Featured Image Credit: cine-nomadic, Shutterstock

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