Hybrid breeds have taken the world by storm because of a plethora of options to choose from. Especially, the Oodle breeds have a lot of specifications such as sizes, colours, and generations. When we talk about the generations, the F1 or first-generation cross seems the most real as it is the direct cross between the two pure breeds. Likewise, the direct cross between a Golden Retriever and Poodle is called an F1 Groodle.
If you are interested in getting an F1 generation Groodle puppy but don’t know how big would it grow, this article contains all the necessary facts about it.
So, let’s learn how big will be a fully grown F1 Groodle.
What’s F1 generation?
The term F1 is not specific to Groodle or a specific Oodle dog, but it can be used for all the hybrid breeds. The term F1 is an abbreviation that stands for “filial 1 hybrid” or “filial first generation“.
In general, an F1 hybrid could be defined as the first filial generation of offspring of distinctly different parental types. To vivid this definition, let’s understand by taking the most common example of a filial 1 hybrid mule. A mule is an F1 hybrid between a female horse and a male donkey.
Hopefully, you have an idea about the term F1, so, let’s explore more about the F1 Groodle’s specific characteristics such as coat type, temperament, shedding and size.
F1 Groodle coat in adulthood
Since there is a lot of difference between the Poodle’s coat and the Golden Retriever’s coat, the F1 Groodle’s coat type may vary from straight to curly. Interestingly, you may witness the pups with a straight coat and the pups with a curly coat within the same litter.
So, you should expect any type of coat in a full-grown F1 Groodle from straight to wavy and curly. Remember one thing, no breeder can predict the exact coat type in an F1 hybrid breed and a responsible breeder would never lie on it.
There is no dog breed on this planet that doesn’t shed but the amount of shedding may be less or more. Similarly, an F1 Groodle may also shed less or more depending on the tendency of the parent breeds. If it takes more from the Golden Retriever parent, the coat would be wavy to straight and would shed more. While if the tendency of Poodle is greater in the puppies, the puppies would have a curly coat that sheds less.
Usually, a Groodle puppy would shed its puppy coat around the age of 8 months but it may take some more time. In an adult F1 Groodle, the shedding would be dependent on the coat type and you need to brush/groom them accordingly.
Overall, all generations of Groodles are wonderful dogs- having a very calm and sweet nature. They are friendly and make friends soon, however, they have an attitude factor like their parent Golden Retriever but it all depends on the way you socialize and train your puppy. If not trained well, they are most likely to give you a headache when they grow up.
If you raise your F1 Groodle, it will enjoy the company of people due to its social nature. These dogs are highly recommended for families having children, dogs, or other pets.
Size of a fully grown pup
The size of an F1 Groodles would mainly depend on their Poodle parents as they come in different sizes. So, a full-grown F1 Standard Groodle may weigh between 50 to 90 lbs while the average height may be between 20 to 24 inches. Likewise, the Mini Groodle would weigh between 15 to 35 lbs and stands between 13 to 20 inches. While the Toy Groodle would weigh between 10 to 20 lbs and the height would be 10 to 16 inches.
The f1 Groodle is one of the best hybrid breeds available out there. It is a terrific family dog that is always ready to love, play, and support you. People with mild allergies may get this dog but those with high allergies should avoid getting this as it may turn into a high-shedding dog when adult.
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