Some people prefer golden retrievers, while others opt for poodles. But why not have both?
For those who are unfamiliar with goldendoodles, there are two types of mixes: the F1 and F1B mini goldendoodle. F1 mini goldendoodles come from a purebred golden retriever and a purebred poodle, which make them half of each. On the other hand, F1B mini goldendoodles are a mixture of an F1 goldendoodle and a poodle, making their children 75% poodle and 25% golden retriever.
Although this may seem like an ideal mix, the outcome of their litter depends on which genes are dominant. F1B Mini Goldendoodles are more favorable than F1s because they are hypoallergenic and non-shedding. They are known for their dominant curly hair. However, this breed has less hybrid vigor (heterosis) than F1s.
What You Need To Know about the F1B Mini Goldendoodle Breed
Dogs have an average lifespan of 10 to 13 years, although this may vary on the breed. Goldendoodles tend to have a longer life of up to 15 years due to their mixed genetics.
Some factors that determine how long a Goldendoodle’s life are:
Exercise. Both Poodles and Golden Retrievers possess a lot of energy embedded in them. This makes it important to give them sufficient exercise that they need daily.
Healthy Diet. Because they are such active dogs, you should feed them food that can fuel their energy. Opting for dry kibble that is rich in protein and fat is always a good idea.
Good Mental Health. Goldendoodles are clingy dogs who desire nothing but your attention. Make sure to spend enough time with them so they don’t suffer from mental conditions like separation anxiety and stress.
F1B Mini Goldendoodle Size
Most dogs under this breed range from 17 to 24 inches (43 to 61 cm) tall. They can also weigh from 15 to 80 pounds (6.8 to 36.3 kg). Because they are such massive dogs, they may not be suitable for every living space. However, you can always opt for smaller options like a miniature Goldendoodle.
F1B Mini Goldendoodle Cost
If you think Golden Retrievers and Poodles are the most sought after dog breeds, then you can imagine how many people love Goldendoodles. Unfortunately, their high demand calls for a high price. To have your own Goldendoodle, you will have to pay $500 to $4000 depending on whether you choose to buy or adopt. You can expect the standard price from a breeder will be around $2800.
F1B Mini Goldendoodle Grooming
Considering that F1B mini goldendoodles are likely to have a curly/woolly coat, they should be given 30 minutes of brushing session every day. According to the Goldendoodle Association of North America, there are almost 10 different coat colors:
Aside from brushing, the hair around their face should be trimmed periodically. Additionally, your dog will need a sanitary trim from belly to tail. They should only be shampooed once a month, preferably with a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner. Remember to rinse the coat thoroughly to prevent any irritation. Use a blow-dryer to help dry off the fur since drying them off with a towel may lead to unwanted tangles.