Generations

You may have found yourself wondering what we're referring to when we list a puppy or one of our parent dogs as F1, F2b, F3, etc. These are the terms used to describe the "filial generation" of our mixed breed offspring. Below, you'll find and easy break-down:

P Generation

Purebred and belonging to a specific dog breed. Example: Labrador, Poodle or Sheepdog (100% of breed)

F1 Generation

The result of breeding two purebred parents. Example: F1 Labradoodle (50% Labrador, 50% Poodle)

F1b Generation

The result of breeding a purebred parent with a F1 parent. Example: F1b Labradoodle (75% Labrador, 25% Poodle)

F2 Generation

The result of breeding two F1 parents. Example: F1 Labradoodle (50% F1 Labrador, 50% F1 Poodle)

F2b Generation

These puppies are the second-generation result of breeding a F1 parent A with a F1b parent. Example: F2b Labradoodle (62.5% Labrador, 37.5% Poodle)

F2bb Generation

These puppies are the result of breeding a purebred parent A with a F2b parent. Example: F2bb Labradoodle (81.25% Labrador, 18.75% Poodle)

F3 Generation

These offset puppies come from mating two F2 hybrid parents. Example: F3 Labradoodle (50% F2 Labradoodle, 50% F2 Labradoodle)

Multi-Generational

These puppies are the result of an F3 or higher parent crossed with another F3 or higher hybrid parent.