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Labradoodles Generations Explained

Updated: Nov 15, 2020

Revised 11/15/2020

You may have heard the terms F1,F2,F1b, or Multigens to refer to labradoodles, but what do these all mean? I hope this information will help you understand the generational classifications as described by the ALAA and WALA organizations a bit better. If you need more in depth details visit the ALAA and/or WALA grading pages on their websites. This explanation is meant to simplify and hopefully help you understand the different ways Australian Labradoodles are currently graded. Please note WALA uses the prefix LO, which means Labrador Origin, to all F1, F1b,F1bb, F2 generation descriptions.

Labradoodle Generations

Parents Offsprings are called"

are:

*Labrador Retriever x Poodle= First Generation Labradoodle F1 or LO F1

May or may not shed (varies)

Wala calls these dogs to be LO F1

ALAA calls these dogs to be F1

*F1(or LO F1) x Poodle= Labradoodle (backcross to poodle) F1b or LO F1b

Non to minimal shedding

Wala calls these dogs LO F1b

ALAA calls these dogs F1b


*(F1b or LO F1b) x Poodle= Labradoodle F1bb or LO F1bb


Remember WALA adds the prefix LO to all F1, F1b,F1bb, F2 generations of labrador retriever origin. For the sake of simplification I will not add the prefix below, but you get the idea.


**(F1,F1B,F1bb, F2) x (F1,F1b, F1bb)= F2 or LO F2

May or may not shed (varies).

ALAA considers these to be Multigen Labradoodles

WALA does not consider this generation to be

Multigenerational Labradoodles

*F2 (or higher) x F2 (or higher)= Multigenerational Labradoodle





Australian Labradoodle Generations

Below is an explanation or current ALAA & WALA grading (as of 11/15/2020)


ALAA Grading:

Australian Labradoodles are a combination of purebred Labrador Retriever, purebred Poodle and pure bred Cocker Spaniel (American or English).


*Australian Labradoodle x Poodle= Australian Labradoodle

Non to minimal shedding

*Labradoodle x Cocker Spaniel= Australian Labradoodles

May or may not shed (varies)

*Labradoodle x Cockapoo= Australian Labradoodle

Non to minimal shedding


*Australian Labradoodle x Labradoodle= Australian Labradoodle

Non to minimal shedding


*Australian Labradoodle x Australian Labradoodle= Multigenerational Labradoodle Non to minimal shedding


WALA grading (as of 11/15/2020)


*Any combination of parent breeds (Poodle, Cocker Spaniel, Labrador Retriever, Cockapoo, Spanador) X any combination of parent breeds or an Australian Labradoodle (Poodle, Cocker Spaniel, Labrador Retriever, Cockapoo, Spanador, Australian Labradoodle) = Foundation Australian Labradoodle


* Foundation ALD X (Foundation ALD, ALD, Multigen)= Australian Labradoodle (ALD)


* (ALD or Multigen ALD) X (ALD or Multigen ALD)= Multigenerational ALD




*This is for informational purposes only, please check the ALAA and WALA websites for more detailed and up to date Australian Labradoodle grading. If you are allergic to dogs talk to your doctor and make sure you are not allergic to the specific dog you are thinking of adopting!

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