Despite what some breeders may tell you SOME doodles DO shed. Not all are appropriate for people with allergies. Knowing the difference between the doodle generations may help you decide what type of doodle is best for YOUR family. Also, If you have known pet allergies I recommend that your visit with a puppy several times- and expose it to your nose and skin often BEFORE you purchase it. Provided the puppy has been immunized and is at least 6 weeks old, if the breeder will not you handle the puppy- GO SOMEPLACE ELSE
F1 is the first generation, resulting in healthier offspring; however they may still shed a little and may not be completely hypoallergenic. They make wonderful family companion pets and some will make great therapy dogs as well. I believe most F1 labradoodles will maintain a herding instinct, which is not a good trait for service or assistance dogs. F1 = 1st generation puppy - 50% purebred-A and 50% purebred-B - for example, a Lab to Poodle cross, this is first generation, resulting in healthier offspring associated with the hybrid vigor. An F1 can have hair or fur which can be smooth or slightly wavy They are likely to shed- at least a little . . This is not the best cross for people with allergies. RIVERHOUSE NO LONGER BREEDS F1 GOLDENDOODLES OR LABRADOODLES. F1 Bernedoodles are still available.
An F1B is a backcross puppy - 25% purebred-A and 75% purebred-B. For example, an F1 labradoodle bred to a poodle. These dogs will in all likelihood have wavy/curly hair and has a high probability of being nonshedding. This type of coat is very low maintenance. Our F1B's have loose curly/wavy fleece NO CURLY WOOL.