What Is An F1B Mini Goldendoodle?

Close up of a Goldendoodle face outside

If you are looking to bring a mini Goldendoodle into your family, you will probably be surprised to learn that there are a few different types and generations of this amazing cross-breed. This article will explain what an F1B mini Goldendoodle is.

As the owner of an F1B doodle, I’ll explain what one is and also try to give you a first-hand account of what you can expect from this type of dog.

First of all, what is an F1b Mini Goldendoodle?

An F1b mini Goldendoodle is a cross-breed that has been bred between a standard Goldendoodle and a miniature Poodle. This generation of Mini Goldendoodle often results in a smaller dog that is more hypoallergenic than other generations.

People choose a small dog like this because of their size and also because of the hypoallergenic qualities that they possess.

This type of mini Goldendoodle is said to be 75% Poodle and 25% Golden Retriever. You will likely notice more traits of the Poodle and I can vouch for this as our F1b mostly displays the temperament of a Poodle.

Although both breeds are affectionate, loyal and intelligent, our dog is very alert and protective and has also been known to get vocal at times which is often seen in Poodles.

On a funny note, our mini is definitely not a retriever. She will go and fetch things that you throw but she will not bring it back to you. She enjoys the thrill of keeping you from getting it back once she has taken possession of the item that you have thrown.

She has never been the retrieving type and has always gotten a kick out of stealing things and running away with them.

Let’s look at some of the benefits of owning this type of dog.

Benefits of Owning an F1b Mini Goldendoodle

Beyond the obvious reasons for owning any dog such as having a loyal companion and a true friend that offers unconditional love, and F1B doodle has other benefits that you may be interested in as a potential owner. Some of the main benefits that we have been excited about are written about below.

Great For People With Allergies

When we were searching for a dog, one of the most important factors at the time for us was finding a dog that would be acceptable for my severe allergy problem. I grew up with bad allergies and was allergic to nearly anything that walked.

Whether it was a cat or a dog, anytime I went around an animal, I began to sneeze, itch, get headaches and feel horrible.

The only type of dog that I was not allergic to were poodles. My family had a miniature poodle when I was younger and it did not cause an issue with my allergies.

As an adult, I knew that in order to have an allergy-free relationship with an animal, it would probably need to be a poodle or a poodle mix.

Not only are they great for those with allergies but also those who want a dog that sheds very little.

Healthy & Playful

If you are looking for a playful dog, then a mini Goldendoodle might just fit the bill. We have had so much fun over the years playing with our dog and she is even more playful now than ever at 13 years old.

We have taken her walking regularly since she was a puppy and we continue to walk good distances with her consistently throughout the week. She has no trouble keeping up and it is often us who is chasing after her.

She has the energy of a puppy but the experience and wisdom of a senior. What could be better?


Our F1B doodle has always been super smart and we realized this soon after bringing her home. We realized that we had a very intelligent puppy on our hands that would be easy to train and would make a great companion for years to come.

We were correct in this prediction as she has shown us over and over throughout the years just how smart she is. Sometimes it almost seems like we have a little human on her hands with some of the things that she does. She is not only smart and intelligent, but she can also be somewhat cunning in her ways.

Her intelligence level is off the charts for a dog and she ranks as one of the smartest dogs that I have ever been around.

Small, Lap-Sized Companion

If you want all the cuddliness of a Goldendoodle but you want it in a smaller package so that it can sit in your lap comfortably, an F1B will make a great choice.

Mini Goldendoodle lying on couch with blanket

With their small size, they will be able to wedge into a tight spot beside you or on your lap and you can enjoy their company without the weight of a large dog sitting on top of you.

Our dog usually finds her way on top of our chest as we are laying on the couch, especially in the wintertime. Although, as she has gotten older, she tends to spend more time in a small space of her own on our couch.

Easy To Maintain

Besides regular grooming and other essential duties that are required for most dogs, F1B doodles do not require much else. We regularly groom our dog including brushing her teeth, clipping her toenails, brushing and clipping her hair, bathing and yes the dreaded anal gland expression.

Other than that her small size makes it easy to work with and she also doesn’t eat us out of house and home with a large appetite that a bigger dog would.

Other notable benefits of being a parent of an F1b.

Easy to train
Have the potential to be great service dogs
Get along well with other pets
Most are great around children

How Big Do F1b Mini Goldendoodles Get?

An F1B can generally expect to grow to the size of about 15 to 35 pounds when fully grown. Ours weighs around 18 pounds. She weighed 2.5 pounds at her first vet visit when we first brought her home at 7 weeks old.

The size will depend upon the parents since the sizes of a standard Goldendoodle can vary as well as the size of a miniature Poodle.

Living With An F1b Mini Goldendoodle

I can’t think of a more exciting thing than bringing a new puppy home. Those cute puppies grow up though and sometimes leave you scratching your head about what you got yourself into.

This was not the case with us since our dog has been a joy since day one.

I can say firsthand that living with an F1b mini Goldendoodle is a pleasure. Our dog has become our best friend, our little cuddle buddy and is like a child to us. As nearly any dog owner would say, we love our dog with all our hearts and would do anything for her.

She is our little angel and she rescued me at a time when I needed it most.

She brightens our day and makes the hard times easier. She is always there to provide unconditional love to us and she is in tune to know when we need it most.

Most days with our mini Doodle are spent being lazy around the house. She loves to lay by our side and spend quality time with us. It doesn’t matter what we are doing, she wants to be right in between us.

She doesn’t like to be ignored so if she is, she will grab a toy or make lots of noises so that we have to notice her. She is the center of attention in our house and she gives us a reason to smile each day.

She is super protective and is always on the watch for anything that seems out of the ordinary. A sound outside will cause a growl and alertness and sometimes a soft bark to get our attention.

Living with our F1B has been one of the greatest experiences we have ever had. If only we could push a button and start all over again from when she was a puppy, we would.

Unfortunately, we all get old and dogs are no different. We have been fortunate that she has grown into her senior years and is still in great health. Living with her now is a pleasant experience and she is well-behaved, extremely smart and as loyal as ever.

We couldn’t have asked for a better dog and most of the mini Goldendoodles I have seen are similar to this. They are great dogs and living with one will be one of the most wonderful experiences you will ever know.

Final Thoughts

No matter what type of Goldendoodle you bring into your home, you will be happy sharing your life with this great cross-breed. Of course, personalities vary so you may experience something different if you have one.

An F1B mini Goldendoodle is great for someone who is looking for a small companion and wants the added benefit of having a low-shedding dog that doesn’t cause as much of a problem for people with allergies.

This cross-breed will keep you on your toes but it will also steal your heart and be by your side no matter what.

Dan Collins

Not only am I a dog or pet lover, but an animal lover. My Goldendoodle has opened my eyes to how special animals can be and I am proud to be her dad. I write about Doodles and share my knowledge and experience of owning a mini Goldendoodle for 16 years.

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