All About Doodles

The backcross (F1B) Goldendoodle is produced by crossing a F1 Goldendoodle with a Poodle. F1B Goldendoodles will have a higher success rate for non-shedding, and are recommended for families with moderate to severe allergies. The F1B Goldendoodle is 75% Poodle which makes this generation the most hypo allergenic of all the Goldendoodle generations we breed.

 

The English F1B Goldendoodles have beautiful loose wavy to curly plush coats. This cross breed has the benefit of Hybrid Vigor in that genetic defects that are common to specific breeds can not be replicated in a cross of two breeds. This provides a healthier puppy that will be free of some of the inherited defects that can come with specific single breeds.

 

Its been known that they can be healthier and live longer than either of the breeds individually because of this benefit.  It also produces a puppy that has much more predictable qualities and leans more towards the poodle traits.  The coat is typically wavy to curly and is low to non-shedding. The puppy’s have the loving nature of the golden and the intelligence of the poodle.

What Exactly is a Hybrid Dog?

 

A hybrid dog is a first generation cross between two recognized breeds but is not considered a breed itself. Hybrid vigor is a phenomenon in animal breeding referring to the fact that the first cross between two unrelated purebred lines is healthier and grows better than either parent line. As a hybrid cross they grow healthier and livelonger than either parent line. The only genetic diseases they can be prone to would be those shared by both the Golden Retriever and the Standard Poodle.

Because the Goldendoodle has intelligence, athleticism and a kind temperament on both sides of the family tree, they can excel at many activities. Goldendoodles can be fantastic companion dogs, agility and sport dogs! They require a moderate activity level, at least 20-30 minutes of exercise a day, but can thrive in homes and apartments, city and country alike!

Bio-Sensory Stimulation

Breed A Doodle believes in giving your puppy every opportunity to be everything you hope for. Beginning on day 3 of life until the puppy is 16 days old we administer bio-sensory stimulation. We will do our best to make sure you have a “Super Dog”.


The U.S. Military in their canine program developed a method that still serves as a guide to what works. In an effort to improve the performance of dogs used for military purposes, a program called "Bio Sensor" was developed. Later, the public knew it as the “Super Dog” Program. Based on years of research, the military learned that early neurological stimulation exercises could have important and lasting effects. Their studies confirmed that there are specific time periods early in life when neurological stimulation has optimum results. The first period involves a window of time that begins at the third day of life and lasts until the sixteenth day. It is believed that because this interval of time is a period of rapid neurological growth and development, and therefore is of great importance to the individual.

 

The "Bio Sensor" program was also concerned with early neurological stimulation in order to give the dog a superior advantage. Its development utilized six exercises, which were designed to stimulate the neurological system. Each workout involved handling puppies once each day. The workouts required handling them one at a time while performing a series of five exercises. Listed in order of preference, the handler starts with one pup and stimulates it using each of the five exercises. The handler completes the series from beginning to end before starting with the next pup.

 

The handling of each pup once day involves the following exercises:

  1. Tactical stimulation (between toes)

  2. Head held erect

  3. Head pointed down

  4. Supine position

  5. Thermal stimulation

These exercises impact the neurological system by kicking it into action earlier than would be normally expected, the result being an increased capacity that later will help to make the difference in its performance. Those who play with their pups and routinely handle them should continue to do so because the neurological exercises are not substitutions for routine handling, play socialization or bonding.

 

Benefits of Stimulation

 

Five benefits have been observed in canines that were exposed to the Bio Sensor stimulation exercises. The benefits noted were:

  1. Improved cardio vascular performance (heart rate)

  2. Stronger heart beats

  3. Stronger adrenal glands

  4. More tolerance to stress

  5. Greater resistance to disease

In tests of learning, stimulated pups were found to be more active and were more exploratory than their non- stimulated littermates over which they were dominant in competitive situations.