What is an F1, F1B, and why does it matter?

One of the saddest facts of life is that not all dog lovers have the freedom to own a pet dog. You have to consider several factors before owning a dog, one of which being your health. If you have a fur allergy, you know you have to be very careful in choosing the right dog, or else your happy moments with your furry friend can land you in real trouble.But worry no more! Our excellent dog breeders have been doing their best to make sure that all dog lovers with fur allergies can still have the chance to own a dog. As a fruit of their great imagination and expertise, they have discovered a new dog breed that would surely be loved by many: the F1B bernedoodle. The technicalities of what an FB1 bernedoodle is and why it is called “F1B” might be a little complicated to understand, so we’ve shaved all that information down to what you really want to know!

F1 Bernedoodle + Poodle = F1B Bernedoodle

The F1B bernedoodle, like the original F1 bernedoodle, is still a mixed dog breed. The difference is that it’s a mix of roughly 25% Bernese mountain dog and a 75% poodle. To breed this type of pup, it’s usually a combination of an F1 bernedoodle (50% Bernese and 50% poodle) plus a purebred poodle. The result, the F1B bernedoodle, is known to be a non-shedding dog breed thanks to it’s poodle ancestry. In fact, the F1B bernedoodle is now considered one of the most hypoallergenic dog breeds that exists.Just like its parents, this type of bernedoodle comes in three different varieties: F1B standard, F1B mini and F1B tiny. The life span of this pup depends on this size variety. Based on a series of observations, the general rule among these dogs is that the bigger the size, the shorter the lifespan. The F1B Bernedoodle standard size normally lives between 12 and 15 years, the mini lives for about 17 years, and the tiny’s lifespan is about 18 years on average.

What does “F1B” stand for?

Great question! The “F” means filial hybrid, which basically says that a bernedoodle is a hybrid dog that came from two different purebreds. As we know, those two breeds are the poodle and the Bernese mountain dog.The number “1” designates the first generation. In other words, one of its parents was a poodle, and the other was a Bernese mountain dog. The offspring of two bernedoodles would not be a F1 class bernedoodle.Lastly, the “B” means backcross. Backcross is a breeding method that mixes a 100% purebred dog like a poodle with a crossbreed like an F1 bernedoodle. This targets certain desirable traits from the poodle like its curly, non-shedding coat, for example. In this particular case, that trait is what makes the F1B bernedoodle such a hypoallergenic breed.

What’s so great about the F1B Bernedoodle?

Because the F1B bernedoodle enjoys socializing and making new friends, it makes a fantastic pet. They’re also a generally quiet breed, so if you find yourself working from home, you won’t get many disturbances or interruptions from the dog. And of course, since this is one of the most hypoallergenic dogs you can have, it can play with your children all day long without you worrying about your children’s allergy.No matter what your lifestyle is, you can’t go wrong with an F1B bernedoodle. They’re friendly, playful, quiet, and hypoallergenicーall excellent characteristics for your new best friend!