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What's the difference between F1, F1B, and Multigen (Multi Generational) Bernedoodles?

As you look for the perfect Bernedoodle for your family you may be seeing confusing labels such as F1, F1B, and Multigen Bernedoodles. What do those labels mean?



Bernedoodle types and Generations. F1, F1B, Multi-gen or Multigenerational explanation of Bernedoodle types.
Original Parents, F1, F1B, and Multigenerational Bernedoodles

Bernedoodles are first bred from a purebred Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle. Their offspring are referred to as F1 Bernedoodles. Their offspring's coat can either take on the characteristics of their Bernese Mountain Dog parent such as a wavy coat and bigger size or the characteristics of their Poodle parent. The characteristics of F1 Bernedoodles' coats can range from the wavy, lush fur of the Bernese Mountain Dog to the curly, hypoallergenic coat of the Poodle. Size also varies, largely influenced by the Poodle parent's size, determining whether the Bernedoodle offspring will lean towards a smaller stature or inherit the more prominent size of the Bernese Mountain Dog.


As a relatively new breed, Bernedoodles haven't been around for generations, but they're getting there. The 'grandchildren' of the initial Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle pairing are now old enough to continue the lineage, resulting in what are known as Multi-Gen or multigenerational Bernedoodles. These are the offspring of two Bernedoodle parents. The precise mix of Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle traits in Multi-Gen Bernedoodles depends largely on their parents' specific genetic makeup. Thanks to this, multigenerational Bernedoodles offer more predictability in appearance and temperament.


In some breeding circles, a Bernedoodle may be crossed back with a Bernese Mountain Dog. These dogs are often referred to as F1BB Bernedoodles. This breeding approach aims to bring the Bernedoodle back to a closer 50% mix of each breed.


In summary, Bernedoodles come in a fascinating array of variations, each with its own unique set of traits and qualities. Whether you're drawn to the classic F1 Bernedoodle, the Poodle-dominant F1B, or the intriguing multi-generational mixes, there's a Bernedoodle out there that's perfect for every family."


Happy dog family with a Bernese Mountain Dog, Poodle, two Bernedoodle puppies and a lady.
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