A Bit About Doodles…
WHAT MAKES AN AUSSIEDOODLE WORTH THE MONEY?
Firstly contrary to what you may have heard Aussiedoodles are not the result of accidental breeding (IE Mutts or Mongrels) but rather the result of decades of painstaking work by experienced and skilful professionals. To arrive at the dog you see today, the developers of this breed needed a keen eye and in depth knowledge of canine conformation (the study of the structure of the body), general health, and mental disposition to determine if the dogs they selected for their program were suitable. This is just the beginning, though, as breeders also had to delve into the study of DNA typing to determine if the dogs they had selected were genetically clear of disease and if they carried the right colour genetics.
Well, “there are many types of Doodles”, I hear you say?
Yes there are. The term “DOODLE” as in Aussiedoodle or Labradoodle refers to is any breed crossed with a poodle, and since the poodle comes in different sizes (toy, mini, moyen, medium and standard), so do doodles.
“How come there are so many different doodle coat colours?” I hear you say?
This happens because the Poodle and the other breed in the doodle carry many different colours in their genetics.
Below is a list of all the different generational F- prefixes and their meanings;
- F1: One poodle parent and one non-poodle (e.g.: golden retriever or Australian shepherd) parent.
- F1B: The pup is 75% poodle and 25% non-poodle.
- F2: Both parents are F1 doodles.
- F2B: One parent is an F2 doodle and the other is a poodle.
- F3: Both parents are F2B doodles.
- Multigen: Both parents are F3 doodles.