Allie is our first generation Goldendoodle (F1). Her dad was a dark apricot registered standard poodle. Her mom an English Golden Retriever. She's 5 years old and is our family pet. She's the sweetest, most gentle, and friendliest dog. She's also really smart and learns very quickly.
Meet "Prince Thorn"
"Prince Thorn" is an American Kennel Club (AKC) registered Standard Poodle. He is a "Silver Beige" (brown with fading gene). His registered name is "Prince SuZee Thorn Wooferd James". He prefers to go by "Thorn" or "Prince Thorn". He lives about an hour and a half from Allie with his family. This is a picture of him as a puppy (brown) and as he got older and began to fade to his true color of "silver beige".
Meet the Puppies
On the night of October 26th into the morning of October 27th, Allie gave birth to 12 puppies-4 males and 8 females. She has been a wonderful mom! Dad is about 45-50 pounds (Allie is 60-65) and about 2-3 inches shorter than Allie. So, these puppies should be smaller than the last litter.
All puppies we raise have already had their first vet check and had their dew claws removed when they go to their new homes. They will be up to date on worming and have first shots as well. All puppies are F1b Goldendoodles (75% poodle and 25% English Golden Retriever). This generation helps them keep the English Golden Retriever personality and get the benefit of the Poodle coat/low shedding.
To take home one of the puppies, the fee is $1,000 for males and $1,300 for females. We take non-refundable deposits of $500 to hold your puppy. Please contact us here about why you would be a good candidate for one of our puppies!
For more discussion on hair types and shedding, see below. For pictures of her past litter, click here.
Don't Let their Color Fool You
Don't let the black color fool you! These puppies have the potential to be some very unique colors.
They all look black right now, but dad looked black until he was about 4 weeks old. That's when the dark brown became apparent as his hair grew out. Dad also has genes that causes him to "clear" (fade to a lighter color over time) and comes from a long line of AKC poodles with fading genes. These fading genes take at least 3-6 months to begin showing and they continue to fade until they're around 2.
While fading genes are no guarantee, you’ve got a good chance at some beautiful colors. These fading genes are dominant which means anywhere from 50% to 100% of the puppies will “clear” (lighten) over time. For an example of what fading genes do, all you have to do is look at the pictures of Dad above at a few months old (dark brown) compared to now (as he matured to his true color of “silver beige”).
Puppies could grow up to be a range of colors from dark brown to silver beige, blue, gray or some could stay black as they get older. Brown will be apparent as their hair grows out and by the time they’re ready. But, brown puppies could still “clear” to silver beige or stay brown depending on if they have the fading gene. If a puppy is still black when they’re ready, they could still grow up to be blue, gray, or stay black as adults since the gene that causes the lighter color doesn’t start showing until at least 3-6 months old and continues to lighten over time.
As one person put it, when dealing with fading genes and adult colors, "It's like rolling the dice except no matter what you roll, you win because it's a puppy!"
A Pile of Puppies!!! (Two Weeks Old-Getting their Own Unique Collars)
Some of the Puppies at One Week Old
Goldendoodle Hair Types and Allergies
There are three main types of coats in Goldendoodles:
Wool Coat: Soft harsh texture that sheds very minimally and causes less allergic symptoms like a purebred Poodle.
Wool/Fleece Coated: Soft or silky texture that is between normal hair and the poodle coat. These dogs are generally minimal to mild shedders.
Hair Coat: Like the Golden Retriever, a soft straight hair that is moderate to heavy shedding.
While genetics are always a gamble, here are some generalities. You can have any hair type show up in any generation. But, generally, the more poodle blood, the less they will shed and the less of an allergic reaction. All dogs produce saliva, dander, and shed hair. So, even pure poodles have the potential for mild allergic reactions. With Goldendoodles, it depends on the coat type and other factors how much shedding and how minimal the allergy symptoms. I do not guarantee your puppy will not shed, but here are some generalities.
The F1 generation (this is Allie's generation-the first generation Goldendoodle with one 100% Poodle parent and a 100% Golden Retriever parent). In this generation, about 50% of puppies are Wool/Fleece Coated (very minimal to mild shedding) and about 50% have more of a hair coat or hair coat/fleece coat combination (with mild to moderate shedding). Allie (mom) is an F1 and has a wool/fleece coat and is a mild shedder. Dad is a poodle and has the very low/minimal shedding typical of a poodle.
The F1b generation (one parent is an F1 Goldendoodle and the other parent is a poodle-like all of these puppies). This is the most consistent generation and the most likely to produce puppies with minimal to mild shedding and more mild allergy symptoms. In this generation, 90% or more of the puppies will have a wool coat with very minimal shedding like their poodle dad. The remaining puppies usually have a wool/fleece coat and have mild shedding. While none of Allie's first litter did, in rare cases, this generation can produce puppies that shed moderately. The texture of hair types is usually more consistently wool or fleece with their hair waviness ranging from straight to wavy.
All puppies will shed at various stages until their adult hair coat comes in around 6 months of age. While you can guess about how they will look as adults based on hair type as a puppy, you will not know their final hair type until they're 6 months old or older.
While I cannot make guarantees, in Allie's first litter, 100% of her puppies had poodle-type coats and shed very minimally like their poodle dad.
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