What type of coat do I want?
The F1 Goldendoodle coat is the "Classic" coat. When people send me a photo of their dream dog - it almost always has an F1 coat.
Coats are typically shaggy with loose curls and waves. There will always be some degree of shedding, as they are still approximately 50% Golden Retriever. For this reason, some chose to go with the F1b instead..
The F1b coat comes in tight curls, loose curls and fleece. Breeders can distinguish the two curl types within the first few days of birth, but fleece coats can be a bit trickier.
The tighter curl dogs with mature into curly, low to no shedding companions. The ones with looser curls will mature into the F1 look with a bit more curl - perfection!
F1b coats are less likely to have noticeable shedding.
The F1bb coat is what we recommend for allergy sufferers.
This coat will either be curly or fleecy, but will almost always be non-shedding. They will more closely resemble a poodle (if they are a tight-curl one, but will still have some of the soft fluffiness that the Golden brings in.
Sweethaven Kennels also specialized in Multigen (multi-generational) Goldendoodles. We can describe what type of coats to expect based on the coat trait genetics of the parent dogs. Most Multi-gens are bred specifically for a certain look to their coats or to help ensure a more hypoallergenic coat.
What are my color options?
It is important to note that your doodle companion is very likely to change color during their lifetime. Some change rapidly the first year, and some take several years, but approximately 90% of Doodles (anything mixed with a poodle) will lighten up in color. This comes from the Poodle side of their DNA. Poodles naturally lighten in color, and that trait is often passed on to the Doodle.
The timing and degree of change is not able to be determined by any tests available.
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