Brittanydoodle Hybrid Genetics
F1 Brittanydoodle = Brittany X Poodle
(50% Brittany -- 50% Poodle)
The first generation F1 Brittany is produced by crossing a Poodle (Miniature or Toy) with a Brittany. At Pleasant Meadows, we ONLY use a Miniature Poodle as they are well known for being healthier than the Toy Poodle. The F1 Brittanydoodles is low shedding and it is suitable for most families with MILD to SEMI-MODERATE allergies. Most F1 Brittanydoodles will have loose wavy gorgeous curls, but tight curls are possible as well. Puppies will not typically have straight hair with this cross. Although, it's important to note that most F1 Brittanydoodle will start out as newborns puppies with the appearance of straight fur and their waves and curls develop as they mature. Their appearance can range from Brittany features or those of the Poodle or somewhere in-between. The first generation benefits the most from hybrid vigour.
F1B Brittanydoodle = F1 Brittanydoodle X Poodle
(25% Brittany -- 75% Poodle)
The back-cross F1B Brittanydoodle is produced by crossing an F1 Brittanydoodle with a Poodle. F1B Brittanydoodles that are the result of an F1 Brittanydoodle and Poodle parents and will have a higher success rate for non-shedding and are recommended for families with MODERATE to SEVERE allergies. Tighter curls are more predominant in this type of F1B Brittanydoodle, but looser curls and straighter coats more like the F1 do show up as well. Their appearance will lean more towards the Poodle features, but again, Brittany features can be present.
Multigen Double Spoodle = F1 Brittanydoodle X Multigen Cavapoo
(31.25% Brittany -- 50% Poodle -- 18.75% Cavalier)
The Multigen Double Spoodle is our coined term for the "Double Doodle" which is commonly a cross between the Goldendoodle and the Labradoodle, but it can be done with any hybrid mixture. A Double Doodle is the fusion of two hybrids with complementing attributes bred together to create a new hybrid with more hybrid vigour. At Pleasant Meadows we call it the "Double Spoodle" because of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is in the mixture. We will create the Double Spoodle by crossing an F1 Brittanydoodle with an F4 Cavapoo, thus making it Multigen because our Cavapoo stud, Arlo, is a Multigen Cavapoo. They will be low to non-shedding and will have a higher success rate for non-shedding and are recommended for families with MODERATE to SEVERE allergies. Their appearance will be most like the F1 Brittanydoodle with wavy to loose wavy curls. The benefit of such a cross is that they are "second best" for retaining hybrid vigour.
What do all those letters and numbers mean?
The different types of Brittanydoodles are according to the mix between
the Brittany and the Miniature Poodle. Here is a breakdown:
The "F" in F1, F2, etc. stands for "Filial" which means son/daughter/offspring -- this term refers to all hybrid dogs (like the Labradoodle, Goldendoodle, Brittanydoodle, Cockapoo, Cavapoo, etc, etc.) And the numbers are according to the generation.
F1 = 1st generation. (50% Brittany -- 50% Poodle) This is a Brittany crossed with a Poodle.
F1B = 1st generation backcross. (25% Brittany -- 75% Poodle) This is an F1 Brittanydoodle crossed back (referring to the "B") to either a purebred Brittany or a purebred Poodle.
F2 = 2nd generation. (50% Brittany -- 50% Poodle) This is an F1 Brittanydoodle crossed with another F1 Brittanydoodle. The percentage of Brittany and Poodle remain the same because each F1 Brittanydoodle parent is a 50/50 mix between the two breeds so the ratio does not change.
F2B = 2nd generation backcross. (37.5% Brittany -- 62.5% Poodle) This is an F1 or F2 Brittanydoodle crossed back (referring to the "B") to an F1B Brittanydoodle.
F3 or higher = multi-generation. (approximately 43-45% Brittany -- 55-57% Poodle depending on the exact mix). A Multigen Brittanydoodle is any Brittantydoodle that is 3 or more generations and this type of Brittanydoodle and can be created many different ways to achieve the multigen Brittanydoodle.
At Pleasant Meadows, we don't have plans at this time (2020) to breed anything further than the types of Brittanydoodles listed above (F1, F1B, and the Multigen Double Spoodle), and if that changes we will updates this page.
The different types go on and on all the way up to F10's which by the time you breed 9 generations of any hybrid, it becomes an actual breed and not just a cross between two dogs. However, most Brittanydoodles (and any other type of Doodle) are simply referred to as "Multigen" after the 3rd generation.
Height and Weight for the Brittanydoodle
Below you can see the typical height and weight variations in the Brittanydoodle! At this time, since our first Brittanydoodle litter will be coming up in the Summer of 2021, we can only give an approximate height and weight based on the Brittany and the Miniature Poodle.
Height: 17.5-20.5 inches
Weight: 30-40 pounds
Height: 10-15 inches
Weight: 10-15 pounds
Many Canadian lines of Brittany are on the smaller side and more in the 25-30 pound range, and in fact, both our female Brittanys, Ceyda and Vera, fall within that smaller weight category.
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