Wanted to add that, as far as retriever qualities being lost in the 75% poodle - f1b - some might be lost. I see evidence of the spunky, energetic poodle in Tally, but mostly her alert intelligence belies the poodle in her. But her extremely affectionate and loyal nature I attribute to the retriever. I have had labs and have been acquainted with goldens, so I appreciate their qualities and love their looks. Had to sacrifice that to get the no shed we hoped for by getting the f1b. She does have her quiet moments of just lazing around and napping, but I do think our f1b will end up being more "exuberant" than an f1 would be. Not exactly thrilled about the high energy, but she IS still a puppy and getting better at greeting new people with more control (our only problem with her). I wouldn't trade her quick intelligence for anything, though and I think that may be more of a poodle attribute than a retriever characteristic. Hope this helps you with your decision.
Feedback please! Love the retriever qualities, but worried they are lost in the F1B. comments from F1B owners? Also, more retriever in the F1, but wondering about the shedding? comments from F1... more
Hi! Our puppy Lola is an F1B and she is a doll. No shedding. If I brush her, she does have some hair in the brush but on a daily basis, no hair to really speak of. I have noticed a few if I'm holding ... more
Hi, We have an F1B, Barney. His mom was a full golden and dad a golden doodle so technically he is 67% golden retriever. He looks exactly like a golden retriever but is only 50 lbs, even though both... more
Forgot to reply to the "golden qualities". We had a golden before Barney. I will tell you that none of the golden qualities are missing from Barney- his sole purpose in life is to please everyone... more
I have an f1 boy. So far, at 14 weeks, he is not shedding. His coat is a very loose wavy (which is exacting what I wanted). I hope he stays this way. Alot of the flb's I've seen have more curly coats ... more
We have a 5 mo. old female from another reputable breeder here in FL. I can say that the shedding is virtually non-existent! I do use a grooming brush on Tally once a week (she tolerates the grooming ... more