Frequently Asked Questions


Mock Ohio Double Doodles – Frequently Asked Questions

 

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What is a Double Doodle?

The Double Doodle is a mix between the Goldendoodle and a Labradoodle.  A Goldendoodle is a mix between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle; and a Labradoodle is a mix between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle.  The Double Doodle is not a purebred dog. It is a hybrid dog, and will not always be ¼ Goldendoodle, ¼ Labrador Retriever and ½ Poodle. It all depends on what generation the parents were.

 

Doodles Best known for their friendly and outgoing nature, Labradoodles and Goldendoodles are a sweet-natured and enthusiastic breed. These dogs thrive on strong and dependable relationships with humans, and require almost constant attention and stimulation. These breeds are very intelligent and generally quite easy to train. As a pet, Labradoodles, Goldendoodles and Double Doodles are obedient, loyal, loving, and affectionate. These dogs are not suited for full-time indoor or apartment living, as they enjoy spending time outdoors and playing games, such as fetch and tug-of-war, and taking long walks.

 

Nature There are many benefits to owning a Labradoodle or Goldendoodle. This active breed is always on the go, and often quite amusing and entertaining to watch while at play. When properly socialized from a young age, they get along well with small children and other pets, often making friends quickly due to their social nature. Doodles are obedient, loyal, loving, and affectionate, making them an excellent family pet and companion alike. Due to its need for human attention and eagerness to please and impress its owner, Labradoodles and Goldendoodles generally respond well to basic training and commands. These bright dogs have the ability to learn and perform most any task their trainer is willing to take the time to teach. NOT MUCH DIFFERENCE THERE! Labradoodles, Goldendoodles and Double Doodles are so similar in their personalities that not one or the other is better in that way.

Looks…NOW HERE COMES A BIT OF DIFFERENCE….F1 Generation One parent is a golden or lab the other is a Poodle.

 

Can I be allergic to my Double Doodle? While doodles can be allergy friendly, sometimes that does not happen.  We cannot guarantee any dog to be allergy free, NO BREEDER CAN.  We are not able to offer visits to test if you have an allergic reaction.  In most cases however, Double Doodles are considered “multigen” dogs, and have even less frequency of shedding than even a labradoodle or goldendoodle.  It is because of this trait that most Double Doodle owners have less allergic reactions. In most cases the allergy is to the pet dander of the dog.  

 

How big do Double Doodles get? While we cannot guarantee the size of your dog, on average a Double Doodle will range in size, generally average 45-65 pounds.  They are considered a medium-large breed.

 

What kind of personality or temperament can I expect?

Each dog is different, but generally-speaking Doodles make great family pets.  They have a great disposition and an intelligent and friendly personality. They are great with kids and other animals, but also have high energy and will need to remain active.  Double Doodles are a breed that is usually very easy to train. To us, demeanor of parent dogs is very important. Having dogs with an easy-going temperament will create puppies with the same.

 

Will I need to groom my Double Doodle?

Yes.  The Double Doodle has very little to no shedding, however will have a very thick coat if not maintained.  

 

What colors are available? At Mock Ohio Double Doodles, we have two females that we breed.  The color of puppies in each litter will vary depending on the genetic makeup of the female (see below).  

 


Lilly- Goldendoodle

Coat: Loose wavy curl-silky

 

Lilly is a 4-year old goldendoodle, and we have had her since she was 8 weeks old.  Her nickname is “Hillbilly Lilly”, and she is very nurturing and sweet, offering “southern hospitality” to all guests.  She loves affection, whether she is giving it or receiving it. Both of Lilly’s parents have what is considered “pedigree bloodlines”.  Her father is a pure silver poodle, and very rare. Her mother is a very sweet golden retriever.

 

Puppy Colors: gunsmoke grey, black, and cream puppies.  

 


 

Beatrice -Labradoodle

Coat: Loose curl – silky

~Beatrice is our youngest dog.  She was born in October 2016. She is very energetic and eager to please.  She loves to run and play in our backyard, and is very agile. Our daughter has been working on training her on an agility course.  Beatrice is on the petite size, and she is just a bit smaller than Lilly. She favors the poodle genetics, with curly hair, rather than wavy.  Both of her parents are Labradoodles, which means that when she and Bentley breed, their puppies will be purebred Labradoodles. She is a “parti poodle”, meaning that she is a two-toned dog   

Puppy Colors:  Party poodle colors: Black & White, Cream & White, Chocolate & White, Cream, TBA (to be announced)

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bentley-Labradoodle

Coat: Curly- silky

 

Bentley is our 5-year old stud, and we have him since he was 8 weeks old.  He is quite the loyal love-bug! He is known as a dog that “prays”, because of the way he places his paws when he lays down.  He is very protective of the family and is always guarding our property. He loves to chase squirrels, and is our daughter Selah’s “top dog”, as he is extremely intelligent and has been easy to train.  She has been spending time teaching him the agility course. Bentley’s has champion bloodlines. His mother was a beautiful yellow lab, and his father was also a party poodle.  

 

 


Will My Dog Shed?

F1 vs F1b vs F1b.b. What’s the Difference?

Doubledoodle – The Doubledoodle is a mix between the 100% Goldendoodle and a 100% Labradoodle.  A Goldendoodle is a mix between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle, and a Labradoodle is a mix between an Labrador Retriever and a Poodle.  The Doubledoodle is not a purebred dog. It is a hybrid dog, and will not always be ¼ Goldendoodle, ¼ Labrador Retriever and ½ Poodle. It all depends on what generation the parents were.  The coat on a doubledoodle can range from loose/wavy to a tight “poodle curl”. Again, it all depends on the recessive gene of the puppies as well as what wave the parents have.

50% Labrador / 50% Poodle = F1 Labradoodle

50% Golden Retriever/ 50% Poodle = F1 Goldendoodle

Labs do not have long coats, goldens do.  So, guess what happens when you breed a lab to a poodle? or a golden to a poodle? Your F1 Labradoodles get a little bit of shag and your F1 Goldendoodles get a lot.

F1 Labradoodles will have less hair so that means less grooming. F1 Labradoodles typically will only need brushing, not haircuts like F1 Goldendoodles need every 4-10 weeks or so. All though F1 Labradoodles won’t need haircuts and their coats are low maintenance there is a downside to this, F1 labradoodles have a coarser coat than a F1 Goldendoodle so their coats will still shed. They are not recommended if you have allergies.

F1 Goldendoodles need lots of brushing and grooming and haircuts to keep their coats manageable, about every 4-6 weeks to keep them long and every 8-10 weeks if you have them clipped shorter. They can be more prone to ear infections and body odor if their coats are not kept groomed. F1 Goldendoodles are less prone to shed if they have lots of coat, if they do shed it tends to be more in the form of dust bunnies and not floating hair.

F1’s are not recommended for severe allergies because of the shedding. It’s hard to tell for sure who will shed and who won’t until they get their adult coats which isn’t until they are almost grown. Typically, the more coat a puppy has the less he/she will shed. I know this seems weird but if you think about it, the more coat the puppy has the more poodle coat gene he/she has too, which means less shedding. F1B Generation – One parent is an F1, the other is a Poodle.

25% Labrador / 75% Poodle = F1B Labradoodle

25% Golden Retriever/ 75% Poodle = F1B Goldendoodle

This is where it gets a bit tricky; when you breed a shaggy F1 Labradoodle or a shaggy F1 Goldendoodle to a poodle you pretty much get a shaggy F1B puppy, now there is a slight chance you will get some grandparent throw-back straighter coats but maybe only one/two per litter. The wavy and curly varieties will typically shed little, if at all, once their adult coat is in. There isn’t a whole lot of difference in the looks between a F1B Labradoodle or a F1B Goldendoodle.  The main difference in the F1’s is the amount of hair each has, but when you get into the F1B where they are 75% poodle, the pups will all have fluffy hair, full beards and long shaggy non-shedding coats. The main difference between the F1 and F1B variety is F1’s will shed, to what degree you can’t really tell until they are grown, and their final coats are in. F1B’s shed very little, if at all.

F1 Labradoodles do not require regular haircuts, F1B Labradoodles, F1B Goldendoodles and F1 Goldendoodles will all need regular haircuts at the groomers every 4-10 weeks depending how you want them to look. The longer you want them the more they will need brushed and groomed. F1B’s are recommended for allergies. I’ve had families with severe allergies get an F1b with no issues.

F1B Goldendoodle

F1B Labradoodle

The short version: F1 Labradoodles will shed, F1 Goldendoodles tend to shed a little less than F1 Labradoodles but they still shed. F1 Labradoodles do not typically need haircuts because they don’t get tons of hair like F1 Goldendoodles, F1 Goldendoodles need regular grooming and haircuts – the longer you want their hair the more grooming they will need.

F1’s are not recommended if you have allergies. F1B Labradoodles and F1B Goldendoodles are pretty much the same, they both will shed little, if at all, depending on final adult coat, they both need regular grooming and haircuts and they both get fluffy shaggy coats.F1B’s are recommended if you have allergies. For the long version of the differences between the two read below. F1B.B. Generation – One parent is an F1b the other is a Poodle.

12.5% Labrador / 87.5% Poodle = F1B.B Labradoodle

12.5% Golden Retriever/ 87.5% Poodle = F1B.B Goldendoodle

Some breeders call this mixture a “Multi-gen” but I prefer the term F1B.B. I think this lets you know there is a bit more poodle in the mix than your traditional F1b breeding. An F1B.B would be a super choice for someone with major allergy concerns. They are 87.5% Poodle, so the shedding should be nearly non-existent. Regular grooming is required and is typical of what an F1b doodle would need, clipped every 4-10 weeks depending on how you want them to look.

**Please Note:  The following information is a guideline, and is based off genetic history of each breed.  However, this is not a guarantee that the puppy you select will necessarily fall under one of these categories due to recessive genes that we are unaware of.

Grooming – Professional or a Haircut?

F1 Labradoodles do not usually need groomed, unless they have acquired a longer than usual F1 coat. They will need a good bath and brushing every so often, which you can easily do at home.

 

F1B Labradoodles…YES, they need professional grooming probably every 2-3 months depending on their adult coats, or longer if you brush them in between. You can get them a “puppy cut” as groomers call it, where they are cut to a length that they were when they were younger, before their hair grew long. This would probably be half off, it would have the same look as before, same length all over but shorter. Then we like to do a teddy bear face, which is where you trim the beard with the same blade guard as you did the body. This leaves the beard full but cleans it up a bit. Then you round the bangs, so they are not hanging in the dog’s face. This is just an idea, you could

also have your dog shaved down for Summer, many people do this.  This keeps

them cooler in the Summer and by the time Fall comes their hair is back and they will be warm again.

 

F1 Goldendoodles, YES….they need the same hair care as do F1B Labradoodles.

F1 Goldendoodles hair tends to be a little softer so it may not matt as quickly as a F1B labradoodles does. They all should be brushed 3 times per week just to get the dead hair out and keep them looking pretty!

 

If you choose not to get your F1B or F1 Goldendoodle trimmed because you like the full hair look and you aren’t brushing them at home, you should get them to the groomer every 4-6 weeks for a bath and brush-out. If you don’t, the matting will get so bad when you do take them to the groomer they will have to be shaved.

 

***WARNING***

Snow and Rain cause matting beyond belief. If your dog has long hair and they get wet, they should be thoroughly brushed once they are dry.