The F1B Labradoodle – What Makes Them So Special?

When an F1 Labradoodle and a purebred are bred together, they produce this charming F1B Labradoodle. The purebred can either be a 100% poodle or a 100% Labrador Retriever.

Of course, because people always seek hypoallergenic dogs, the F1B Labradoodle is mostly a mix between F1 Labradoodles and Poodles. 

So, the F1B Labradoodle is 75% Poodle and 25% Labrador Retriever. F1 stands for “first generation” and the “b” stands for backcross. 

Because they are more similar to poodles, we can predict their genetic inheritance like which coat they will have, their temperament, and their character.

So, let’s dig deeper and see if the F1B Labradoodle is the right fit for you!

Other Names Other Names 
Weight 50 – 65 Pounds 
Height21- 24 inches 
Lifespan 12- 15 years 
Colors cream, chocolate, red, black, golden
Health 8/10
Grooming Needs7/10
Exercise Needs9/10
Shedding 9/10
Kid Friendliness 9/10
Pet-friendliness 9/10
Protectiveness 8/10
Good for apartments Maybe-No 
Average puppy cost 1,500-2,000USD 

F1B Labradoodle Mix Characteristics 

The f1b labradoodle

Size: 21-24 inches

Weight: 50-65 pounds 

Colors: cream, chocolate, red, black, golden

Coat Type: wavy, curly, non-shedding, mostly single-coated, fleece-like

F1B Labradoodles are the most desired, because of their hypoallergenic nature. Because they are more similar to Poodles, they are mostly non-shedding.

Their sizes vary from 21-24 inches, and they weigh from 50 to 65 pounds. Naturally, male F1B Labradoodles are larger than female F1B Labradoodles. 

They come in various colors, namely cream, chocolate, red, black, and golden. So beautiful!

Their coat resembles the fleece type. It can either be wavy or curly, which is why they look so adorable. Like their Poodle parents, they are mostly single-coated. 

Labradoodles need moderate to high maintenance in order to keep their curls looking fresh and luxurious. 

Parent Breeds

F1 Labradoodle

The F1 Labradoodle is the least hypoallergenic of all Labradoodle generations. They are playful, energetic, and super friendly. 

They are not suitable for people with allergies as they can shed a lot. 

They vary in size because they can either be standard-sized, medium-sized, or miniature-sized. It depends whether the Labrador Retrievers genes or the Poodle genes are stronger. 

If the F1 Labradoodle resembles the Lab more, then they will probably be medium-sized. If they resemble the poodle, it could get quite tricky. 

Adult F1 Labradoodles need an hour of exercise per day to stay healthy and destruction-free, whereas puppy Labradoodles can have a minimum of 30 mins of exercise per day. 


Poodles vary in 3 sizes; standard, miniature, and toy. Since the F1B Labradoodle is 75% Poodle, they are most likely to be within the same size range. 

Poodles are quite elegant dogs. They are great in apartments and very suitable for people who have allergies, as they are hypoallergenic. They are single-coated and non-shedding, which is great for families with allergies.

An added bonus is that they are great with other pets and children. 

They are generally low-maintenance. However, their coat needs to be trimmed every 3-6 months.

Both F1 Labradoodles and poodles are very easy to train and are eager to please. 


F1B Labradoodles are very active, highly trainable, open to meeting new people, and have a friendly personality, just like their parents. 

They are great around people, even with children. They are as energetic as children are and they might enjoy a little playtime together. 

If your F1b doodle has been socialized and trained from a young age, you should expect to have a super-friendly and well-behaved doggo at home. 

F1b doodle-owners say that F1b Labradoodles tend to be very gentle and affectionate, especially with smaller dogs and with children. 

F1b Labradoodles also enjoy some time outside; which makes them a great walking companion. They are quite fun to be around. 

They also are eager to please, which will make them relatively obedient. 

Health and lifespan 

F1b Labradoodles are expected to live with you from 12 to 15 years. F1B Labradoodles are generally fairly healthy. 

However, when you adopt an F1B Labradoodle, make sure their parents have been tested for health conditions and are healthy.

 Beware of unethical breeding, as some breeders breed popular dogs like F1B Labradoodles incorrectly to make more money. 

Labrador Retrievers and Poodles are known for having hip and elbow dysplasia. Naturally, F1 Labradoodles might inherit the same diseases. 

They are also prone to an eye condition known as progressional retinal atrophy (PRA). 

Labradoodles can also have a sensitive stomach and can sometimes be lactose intolerant or have certain allergies. Of course, this varies from one doodle to the other. 

Before buying an F1B Labradoodle, make sure you ask the chosen breeders for health guarantees. 

Nutritional Needs 

High-quality protein, fibers, fats, carbohydrates, minerals, and vitamins are essential nutrients for most dogs, including F1b Labradoodles. 

Labradoodle Puppies need more protein than adult Labradoodles. On average, doodle pups need 22% of protein a day , whereas adult doodles need 18%. 

Proteins are really good for your F1b doodles coat; they will provide them with a shiny, healthy, and beautiful coat. 

Fatty acids are perfect for your Labradoodles as it provides support for their hair, skin, eyes, and organs. Because Labradoodles can suffer from progressive retinal atrophy, these fatty acids are essential. 

Examples of fatty acids are omega  3 and omega 6. 

An added bonus is that fatty acids help your Labradoodle absorb other nutrients better. 

I advise you to give your doodle 1 to 1.25 cups of high-quality dry food per day. 

Grooming Needs & Shedding

The biggest advantage of F1B Labradoodles is that they do not shed. They have a non-shedding coat, which is why they are so popular and loved. 

F1B Labradoodles are the most sought by families who have allergies to dog hair. If you are a clean freak, an F1B Labradoodle is also the choice for you. 

They tend to be very tidy and don’t leave much hair behind. 

F1b Labradoodles need their cut every 6 to 12 weeks. It depends on how much-matted areas you find on your dog. Look for sensitive areas like their ears and do not let hair pile up there to avoid ear infections. 

Moreover, because your F1b Labradoodle has gorgeous luscious curly hair, it is better to brush their hair daily to avoid clumps and tangles. 

An F1b Labradoodle needs to bathe approximately once a month. Use a dog-friendly shampoo and conditioner. You can check out my recommended shampoos and conditions for doodles here.

If your doodle likes to roll in the dirt, they will likely need to be bathed more frequently (twice a month). 

Luckily, they have a dirt-repellent coat, which will make bathing less frequent. 

Exercise Needs 

When caring for an F1b Labradoodle, you need to set up a routine for them. They need a bathing schedule, a brushing schedule, and most importantly an exercise schedule. 

Labradoodle puppies need to have at least 30 mins of exercise. With adult Labradoodles, you need to give them at least 60 minutes of exercise per day. 

The exercise could either be an outdoor walk or a playdate in your backyard. However, F1B Labradoodles are quite outdoorsy, so it might be better if you take them on a walk outdoors. 

You might also want to add a few minutes of fetch and other games at home. If you have energetic children, they could easily find a playmate in their labradoodle. 

As you probably know, Labradoodles are relatively playful and energetic. If you don’t provide them with the space to let out this energy, it might turn into a mess at your home. That’s a situation you would want to avoid.


Among the most desirable traits of F1b Labradoodles is that they are easily trainable. They are one of the easiest dogs to train. 

Your labradoodle can either be a family dog, a support dog, or even a hunting dog. They will bend whatever way you want. 

You should keep in mind that your Labradoodle has to know that you are the leader.

This is vital because they can claim dominance if you don’t, which can lead to all sorts of issues, like aggression. I have a full guide on Labradoodle aggression here that you should check out to learn more about how these problems can pop up even in such a sweet dog, how to avoid them, and how to fix them.

You should treat your Labradoodle when they behave correctly and punish them when they don’t; the punishment should be in the form of ignoring them completely. Don’t starve them or hit them, that will just trigger aggression. 

You can learn more about how to discipline your dog here.

As soon as you get your puppy home, start with the socialization process. F1b Labradoodles love people, so make them meet new people on walks or at home. 

They can also happily coexist with other pets and they will be very gentle with smaller pets, so expose them to other pets and encourage their friendly side. 

As Family Dogs 

F1B Labradoodles are elite. They are very elegant and friendly and they make great family dogs. Their non-shedding nature is suitable for people who have medium to severe allergies. 

They will also keep the house clean and you won’t have to pick up hair all over the apartment. 

If you bring your newborn child home, introduce them gently to your doodle, if they do not have any history of abuse, they will most likely be very gentle and kind to your child. 

If you have older children, you will notice that they get along pretty well because they are as energetic and playful as your child. 

Labradoodles are not aggressive by nature. In fact, they are fun-loving, caring, and affectionate. 

As Guard Dogs 

If you are looking for a fun, loving, loyal, and energetic companion, you are right to pick an F1b Labradoodle. 

If you are looking for protection, an F1b Labradoodle won’t offer you what you’re looking for. 

Because of their friendly and people-loving nature, F1b Labradoodles will not be alert to stranger danger. They will likely invite the stranger for a playdate instead of sensing that they are of danger to you. 

Of course, this may vary from one Labradoodle to the other, as Labradoodles are very intelligent. But, they are just not bred to be watchdogs. 

In short, they can notice that something is wrong but they are not your primary source of protection. 

Where to find them? 

F1b Labradoodles are among the most sought-after and desired dog breeds in America. It should not be hard to find them, as their popularity is increasing. 

I recommend you check your local shelter before resorting to buying a Labradoodle from a breeder. It is always much more rewarding to adopt a puppy than to buy one, believe me!

If you do decide to buy an F1b Labradoodle from a breeder, you need to be very careful. Puppy farmers often take advantage of the fact that F1b Labradoodles are becoming increasingly popular to earn more money.

They often breed puppies in very poor conditions that can result in your puppy’s health being compromised. They cut down on costs to ultimately achieve maximum profit.

Before deciding on a breeder, do really thorough research and make sure you are giving your money to a trusted breeder who will give you all the information you need about your F1b Labradoodle’s health.    

All About the Labradoodle F1B in a nutshell 

In short, F1B Labradoodles are the most loved of all Labradoodle generations. They are the most hypoallergenic. They are non-shedding, which makes them most adequate for families with allergies. 

They require daily brushing, bathing once a week, and a haircut every 6 to 12 months. They are very friendly and are family-friendly. Their price will range from 1500-2000 USD. 

They need at least 60 minutes of exercise per day, as they are very playful and energetic. Ifyou live in an apartment, it might not be the most suitable place for your F1B Labradoodle. 

They come in many colors such as chocolate, cream, red, black, and golden. They have a non-shedding coat that looks just gorgeous. Their coat is mostly curly or wavy. F1B Labradoodles can have either a single coat like Poodles or a double coat like Labrador Retrievers. 

F1B doodles have excellent temperament, which makes your life just easier. They are not aggressive by nature, they are pet and kid-friendly, intelligent, and fun-loving. 

F1B Labradoodles are generally healthy. However, they might inherit some diseases from their parents like progressive retinal atrophy and hip and elbow dysplasia. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Is the Labradoodle F1B A Good Family Dog? 

Yes, F1B Labradoodles are great family dogs. They are great with children and other pets. They are also non-shedding, which means they are suitable for families with allergies or families who do not have a lot of time to clean dog’s hair. 

If they have been adequately socialized and trained from puppyhood, they will most likely be very well-behaved. You need to train them to not be shy because they might inherit this trait from poodles. 

Is the Labradoodle F1B easy to train? 

Yes, F1B Labradoodles are relatively easy to train. They are eager to please like their Poodle parents. It is best to train them when they are still puppies. You will need to let them know that you are the leader and that they need to be obedient. 

Is the Labradoodle F1B good with kids? 

Yes, F1B Labradoodles are great with kids. They are energetic, fun-loving, playful, and affectionate. Just like children. They are very gentle with kids especially if they are smaller in size. 

Kids usually love them for their energetic character. They find a companion that can run and play with them all the time. If you live in a safe area, your kid can take your F1B Labradoodle for a walk and enjoy their time together. 

How much is the Labradoodle F1B? 

The F1B Labradoodle’s cost may vary. Every breeder puts their own price. However, the range is from 1500 to 2000 USD. However, you need to be careful when choosing a breeder. Make sure you chose an ethical breeder, especially when purchasing a F1B Labradoodles. 

Because of their popularity, breeders sometimes take advantage of the situation and breed Labradoodles in unsanitary places that could harm their health. 

Is the Labradoodle F1B smart? 

Yes, F1b Labradoodles are very intelligent canines that are easily trainable. They are people-loving and very affectionate. It is better to train them when they are puppies to make sure that training is easier. 

Even though they are smart, they are not great watchdogs and may not notice when thereis an intruder at your home. 

Helpful Resources

Labradoodle Dog information

Labradoodle Dog Breed

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