The second generation Goldendoodle (F2 or F2B) is produced by crossing the (F1 X F1 = F2) Goldendoodle or a (F1B X F1 = F2B) Goldendoodle. They also have a high success rate for non-shedding and are recommended for families with moderate to severe allergies.
Why buy an F2b/multi-generation puppy?
Since genetic expression is random, all goldendoodles land somewhere on the spectrum between golden retriever and poodle. Understanding the genetics of an F2b goldendoodle can help predict more reliably where a goldendoodle will fall on that spectrum. Investing in an F2b/multi-generation puppy gives you the strongest chance for a goldendoodle who lands near the middle of the spectrum, allowing the desirable goldendoodle characteristics to shine through for years to come. Because it is a multi-generation pup, we can predict with more certainty what the puppies will look like, what their temperament will be, and that they will be healthy and intelligent. And, we can be surer that their coats will be more allergy-friendly than some other goldendoodles’ coats.
So – why an F2b goldendoodle? Well, for all the reasons you want to own a goldendoodle in the first place! The coat, temperament/personality, and intelligence are what make goldendoodles so lovable! For the best chance of owning a goldendoodle with everything you are looking for — that classic goldendoodle look; an allergy-friendly, very low- or non-shedding coat; and the character traits and intelligence so desired in a goldendoodle — an F2b/multi-generation pup is your best option, your safest bet.
Why are they more expensive than other goldendoodles?
Goldendoodles as a breed have only existed since the 1980’s. So, there are relatively few of them compared to golden retrievers or poodles or other pure breeds. Because goldendoodles make such wonderful family pets, service animals, and therapy animals, they have quickly grown in popularity and desirability — they are in high demand! Therefore, goldendoodles are both rarer and more expensive than either of their pure-bred parents.
A similar principle applies to the multi-generation goldendoodle, which requires two goldendoodles to mate. Because an F2b/multi-generation puppy requires technically 3 generations to produce (Golden x Poodle = F1; F1 x Poodle = F1b; F1b x F1 = F2b), they are more difficult to achieve, resulting in even rarer, and more expensive puppies than F1 or F1b goldendoodles.