|Goldendoodle Or Labradoodle....what's the diff?
|Best known for their friendly and outgoing nature, Labradoodles and Goldendoodles are a sweet-natured and enthusiastic
breed. These dogs thrive on strong and dependable relationships with humans, and require almost constant attention and
stimulation. These breeds are very intelligent and generally quite easy to train. As a pet, Labradoodles and Goldendoodles
are obedient, loyal, loving, and affectionate. These dogs are not suited for full-time indoor or apartment living, as they
enjoy spending time outdoors, playing games such as fetch and tug-of-war, and taking long walks.
There are many benefits to owning a Labradoodle or Goldendoodle. This active breed is always on the go, and often quite
amusing and entertaining to watch while at play. When properly socialized from a young age, they get along well with
small children and other pets, often making friends quickly due to their social nature. Labradoodles and Goldendoodles
are obedient, loyal, loving, and affectionate, making them an excellent family pet and companion alike.
Due to its need for human attention and eagerness to please and impress its owner, Labradoodles and Goldendoodles
generally responds well to basic training and commands. These bright dogs have the ability to learn to perform most any
task their trainer is willing to take the time to teach.
NOT MUCH DIFFERENCE THERE!
I feel Labradoodles and Goldendoodles are so similar in their personalities that not one or the other is better in that way.
|Looks...NOW HERE COMES A BIT OF DIFFERENCE....F1 Generation
50%Lab / 50%Poodle = F1 Labradoodle
50%Golden / 50%Poodle = F1 Goldendoodle
Labs do not have long coats, goldens do so.....guess what happens when you breed a lab to a poodle? or a golden to a poodle?
Your F1 Labradoodles get a little bit of shag and your F1 goldendoodles get a lot. (See Pictures Below)
|F1 Labradoodles will have less hair so that means less grooming. F1 Labradoodles typically will only need brushing, not
haircuts like F1 Goldendoodles need every 4-10 weeks or so. All though F1 Labradoodles won't need haircuts and their
coats are low maintenance there is a downside to this, F1 labradoodles have a coarser coat than a F1 Goldendoodle so
their coats will still shed. They are not recommended if you have allergies.
F1 Goldendoodles need lots of brushing and grooming and haircuts to keep their coats manageable, about every 4 weeks
to keep them long and every 8-10 weeks if you have them clipped shorter. They can be more prone to ear infections and
body odor if their coats are not kept groomed. F1 Goldendoodles are less prone to shed if they have lots of coat, if
they do shed it tends to be more in the form of dust bunnies and not floating hair.
F1's are not recommended for severe allergies because of the shedding. It's hard to tell for sure who will shed and who
won't until they get their adult coats which isn't until they are almost grown. Typically, the more coat a puppy has the
less he/she will shed. I know this seems weird but if you think about it, the more coat the puppy has the more poodle
coat gene he/she has too, which means less shedding.
|Looks...NOT SO DIFFERENT AFTER ALL....F1B Generation
25%Lab / 75%Poodle = F1B Labradoodle
25%Golden / 75%Poodle = F1B Goldendoodle
This is where it gets a bit tricky....when you breed a shaggy F1 Labradoodle or a shaggy F1 Goldendoodle to a poodle you
pretty much get a shaggy F1B puppy, now their is a slight chance you will get some grandparent throw-back straighter
coats but maybe only one/two per litter. The wavy and curly varieties will not shed-can't really say for sure about the
straight one's until they grow their final coats. There isn't a whole lot of difference in the looks between a F1B
Labradoodle or a F1B Goldendoodle, the main difference in the F1's is the amount of hair each has but when you get into
the F1B where they are 75% poodle, the pups will all have fluffy hair, full beards and long shaggy non-shedding coats*
(*wavy and curly coats, not straight). The main difference between the F1 and F1B variety is F1's will shed, to what
degree you can't really tell until they are grown and their final coats are in. F1B's won't shed*, F1 Labradoodles will
NOT need haircuts, F1B Labradoodles, F1B Goldendoodles and F1 Goldendoodles will all need regular haircuts at the
groomers every 4-10 weeks depending how you want them to look. The longer you want them the more they will need
brushed and groomed. F1B's are recommended for allergies.
|The short version: F1 Labradoodles will shed, F1 Goldendoodles tend to shed a little less than F1 Labradoodles but they
still shed. F1 Labradoodles do not typically need haircuts because they don't get tons of hair like F1 Goldendoodles,
F1 Goldendoodles need regular grooming and haircuts - the longer you want their hair the more grooming they will need.
F1's are not recommended if you have allergies. F1B Labradoodles and F1B Goldendoodles are pretty much the same,
they both will not shed (wavy and curly coats only, not straight), they both need regular grooming and haircuts and they
both get fluffy shaggy coats.
F1B's are recommended if you have allergies.
OK that's all :).........For the long version of the differences between the two read below.
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