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F1 OR F1B?

What's the difference?


This sweet Izzie is one of our puppies we produced.

She is an F1 Bernedoodle, which is a cross between a Poodle and a Bernese Mountain dog (50/50). 

I will try to explain a bit about furnishings (although it can be very confusing). Some people think that as soon as they hear "doodle", the dog will be fluffy and hypoallergenic. That is NOT the case, and here's why :

Bernese Mountain dogs carry 2 unfurnished genes (called IC/IC, incomplete). That is why they have short hair on their nose, paws, and shed lots. Their coat doesn't grow like the Poodle's, (or human hair), instead, they shed it out. 

Poodles on the other hand have 2 copies of furnishing genes (called F/F : fully furnished). Which is why they don't really shed, have curly fur all around their body that grows continuously. 

When producing an F1 Bernedoodle, the Bernese will give 1 copy of incomplete furnishings (IC) to their offsprings and the Poodle will give them all 1 copy of furnishing (F) as well --> Puppies will all genetically be F/IC (furnished, with a varying degree of furnishings, some will be more than others, and some will have weaker furnishings). 

Are they considered hypoallergenic? 

No, they are not. They can still shed a bit, although not even near as much as a purebred Bernese (cuts it down at least 50%+).

F1 Bernedoodles usually have a very pretty wavy coat (with varying degree of curls/waves). It is usually fairly easy to maintain with regular brushing. 

They will still need to be groomed regularly, as their fur will keep on growing just like a Poodle. They are unfortunately not suitable for families with severe allergies since they are not considered hypoallergenic dogs! 



I'd like you to meet Fluffy!
Fluffy is an F1b puppy that we produced. 

F1b pups are a cross between an F1 Bernedoodle and a Poodle (they are about 75% Poodle), which sometimes can give them a curlier coat, but not always. 


✨️Please read the F1 Bernedoodle description to understand a bit more about furnishings✨️

F1b Bernedoodle is a cross between an F1 Bernedoodle and a Poodle. The F1 parent (who is genetically F/IC) has the chance of passing down either 1 furnishing gene or 1 unfurnished gene to it's offsprings. Since Poodles are FF, they will automatically pass down 1 copy of furnishings to their puppies. 

That being said, F1b puppies can either be F/IC (genetically like an F1 Bernedoodle), OR, be fully furnished (F/F, shedding would be minimal to almost non existent and they typically have curlier fur, although not always). 

We can't guarantee F1b puppies to all be fully furnished, unless we test them all. 

Will they shed? 

It depends. If they are fully furnished, shedding will be close to non existent. If they are F/IC (weak furnishings), that means they are not fully furnished and they can still shed a little bit. Rest assured that you won't be covered in fur when you pet them, but you may find a hair here and there. 

Those who have a curlier coat will need regular grooming/brushing to prevent matting (every 8 weeks is recommended). 
They are perfect for families with mild allergies, but keep in mind that "doodles" are NOT considered 100% hypoallergenic, no matter the generation!

F1 or F1b?: Available Pets
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