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Owning A Black F1b Labradoodle (Complete Details)
Black F1b Labradoodles are the most common Labradoodle breed. This is because they are an easy breed to match, making them popular to breed and adopt.
Black Labradoodles are lovely dogs, but they are high-energy and active pups. You should ensure that you can provide a suitable amount of attention and care to your Labradoodle.
Before adopting a Labradoodle, ensure you have a suitable living space and house. Make sure your neighbors are okay with a high-energy dog in your neighborhood. Make sure you have plenty of time and energy to take care of a Labradoodle.
They are adorable, intelligent, and active dogs that require lots of attention and care. If you’re planning to own a black F1b Labradoodle, read more about these wonderful pups and what is necessary to own one.
What Is An F1b Labradoodle?
The F1b designation is a generation of Labradoodle that is 25% Labrador Retriever and 75% poodle. This breed has one F1 Labradoodle parent and a purebred parent.
The F1 Labradoodle parent is 50% poodle and 50% Golden Retriever while the purebred parent is either 100% poodle or 100% Labrador Retriever.
The most common breed is the mix between an F1 Labradoodle and 100% poodle because this creates the hypoallergenic coat with no shedding. Because of this, many breeders prefer to use this combination, and owners like it too.
This breed also has gained the nickname of the Hypoallergenic Labrador Retriever because of this. While this is a benefit for many, it also means you can expect more grooming duties because they don’t shed.
We will look at the pros and cons of the F1b Labradoodle below, along with other key characteristics and details about the breed and owning one.
Are Black Labradoodles Rare?
Black F1B Labradoodles are not a rare breed but one of the most common Labradoodle generations. It’s a part of the first generation of Labradoodles and the combination to breed it isn't complex.
This blend is called a Backcross, which is why the B was added to the generation name. The first generation is an F1, and this next generation is the F1B Labradoodle.
In general, you shouldn't have an issue finding this breed around you. Most Labradoodle breeders will have plenty of black F1B puppies for adoption.
How Big Is a Black F1b Labradoodle?
The standard size of an F1B Labradoodle depends on the dog's genes and gender. Generally, a Black F1b Labradoodle is about 50-65 pounds, and a male can get as big as 80 pounds.
A standard height for a male F1B Labradoodle is between 22 and 25 inches, and they will weigh about 65 to 80 pounds. It’s known that male breeds will grow bigger than female breeds.
Female F1b Labradoodles typically are between 20 and 23 inches tall and weigh less between 50 and 65 pounds. Overall, the F1b Labradoodle is smaller and weighs less than your average Labrador but is larger than the standard poodle.
What Is The Temperament Of An F1B Labradoodle?
The temperament of this dog is a mix of the Labrador Retriever and the Poodle. The Labradoodle can be described as a friendly, social, intelligent, loyal, and gentle dog.
All the good things you know about a Labrador come with this breed, like the extra energy, enthusiasm for exercise, friendliness, and overall active personality.
The loyalty of this breed is also excellent. They have plenty of intelligence so training them is not a problem. However, this can change slightly depending on the breed.
You can expect more energy if your puppy has a 100% purebred Labrador parent. If they have a 100% poodle parent, the temperament and energy will be lower, but they will also shed much less.
What Are The F1B Labradoodle Coat Types?
Most F1B Labradoodle breeds will have a thick curly, or wavy coat style with less shedding and allergies. You will see a coat resembling the traditional poodle coat with this breed type.
Because of the minimal shedding, coat maintenance is required and tends to need more attention than a traditional Labrador. The coat also grows long, so regular grooming and combing are required too.
The breed is critical because 50% of F1b puppies don’t shed. This curly or wavy coat type with a thicker length is preferred for families, and the black fur is ideal due to the minimal shedding.
Are F1b Labradoodles Hypoallergenic?
Labradoodles have been bred hypoallergenic, which means they don't cause allergies in humans. However, as with any other dog, Labradoodles can still cause allergies in some people.
No dog is entirely hypoallergenic, but in general, this specific breed is a top recommendation for anybody with allergies.
However, the risk of allergies can rise in this breed if there is a more dominant presence of the Labrador genes than the poodle genes.
How Much Grooming Does A F1B Labradoodle Need?
Grooming is an integral part of the care that you give your dog. It’s essential to the health and happiness of your pet, not just for their appearance but also for their mental well-being.
F1B Labradoodles are known to be gentle and intelligent. However, they need grooming and care just like other dogs. And you can expect more grooming requirements because of their unique coat type.
It’s recommended to bathe your Labradoodle once a month. The black fur is beneficial because it won’t get as dirty as a light-colored puppy.
If you prefer more frequent bathing, twice a month would be the most we’d recommend. Any more than this would likely be excessive.
To maintain a healthy coat, you should comb your Labradoodle at least once a week. You can use a particular brush that is designed for the breed. This will help detangle their fur and keep them healthy.
You should get a haircut for your Labradoodle for about 2 inches of fur removed twice per year. This will vary based on where you live, and a shorter coat in the summer is preferred because it can get quite hot.
Why You Should Own A Black F1b Labradoodle
Black Labradoodles are hypoallergenic and great dogs for families with allergies. They are friendly and playful dogs who love cuddling and attention.
This breed is also brilliant and loves learning new tricks and training. So why exactly should you own a black F1B Labradoodle? Let us explain.
High Energy And Lots Of Fun
They are energetic and active pups who love to be outdoors. Black Labradoodles are excellent companions for families, children, and seniors. They are great dogs for first-time dog owners as well.
Owning a black Labradoodle is a unique experience. These pups are cuddly, playful, and affectionate dogs who love their owners dearly. If you want to add a special dog to your family, you should consider owning a black Labradoodle.
None Or Minimal Shedding
If anybody in your family struggles with allergies or you want to avoid cleaning up tons of fur around the house, the F1b Labradoodle is perfect for you. They rarely shed, and it’s possible to get one with zero shedding.
Friendly And Loving For Families
Black F1B Labradoodles are lovable, cuddly pups who will win your hearts in no time. They are affectionate and loyal dogs who love to play and hang out with their owners.
You will not regret owning this dog because they get along well with children. This is why they are the perfect family dog breed.
Why You Shouldn’t Own A Black F1b Labradoodle
While we love this breed, it wouldn’t be fair to list only the benefits of this dog and why you should own one. Here are some reasons you shouldn't own an F1b Labradoodle too.
More Grooming Required
You’ll notice more grooming is needed for this breed. It can be a hassle for some, whether this is the added haircuts or increased combing requirements.
Require More Attention Than Other Breeds
This breed is also known to fall in love with its owners and family. This can lead to separation anxiety, needing more attention than some other breeds might.
About THE AUTHOR
Mark is the founder of Everything Labradors and a husband and father of 3. He enjoys spending time with his family, including his dog Molly, a Labrador/Golden Retriever mix. He’s a big fan of the outdoors and loves to travel to new places.Read more about Mark Brunson