An F1 goldendoodle is the offspring of a poodle mated with a golden retriever. An F1B goldendoodle is the offspring of a poodle
with an F1 goldendoodle.
An F2 goldendoodle is the offspring of an F1 and another F1 goldendoodle, and an F2B goldendoodle is the offspring of an F1
and an F1B goldendoodles.
Some breeders prefer to restrict breeding to the first generation (F1) and first generation cross-back (F1B). This is done in an
attempt to maximize genetic diversity and avoid the inherited health problems that have plagued many dog breeds.
Like any other cross-breed, the appearance of goldendoodles varies from individual to individual. Different dogs will display
differences in size, coat type, and color. There are three main coat types. There is the straight coat, which is flat and resembles
more of a golden retriever coat. The wavy coat type is a mixture of a poodle's curls, and a golden retriever's straighter coat.
The last coat type is curly, which tends to look more like the poodle coat.
A goldendoodle's size is generally somewhere between that of its poodle parent and golden retriever parent. The ranges of size
include standard, medium, and miniature (if the poodle parent was miniature). Upon reaching adulthood, a standard
goldendoodle will often weigh 45 to 70 pounds. A medium goldendoodle will weigh between 30 to 45 pounds and a miniature
goldendoodle will weigh approximately 15 to 30 pounds. The standard in height at the shoulder for a standard goldendoodle is
about 22 inches. Medium goldendoodles average 17 inches at the shoulder, and miniatures average 14.
Which statements are supported in the reading?
An F2 goldendoodle is unlikely to weigh less than 30 pounds.
It would not be uncommon for an F1 miniature goldendoodle to be 15 inches tall, weigh 30 pounds and have a wavy coat.
An F2B goldendoodle has a greater chance of inherited health problems than an F1 goldendoodle.