Puppies - Facts about F1 Floodle puppies

  An F1 hybrid is the first generation offspring, resulting from crossing two different
breeds. An F1 hybrid possesses all the best features of both parents, coupled
with a hybrid vigour unique to all first generation crosses. This gives is a built in
resistance to weakness and certain diseases.

An F1 Labradoodle is the result of cross-breeding a Poodler and a Pedigree Flatcoated Retriever.

We have crossed our pedigree black Flatcoat Retriever ‘Pip’ with our cream/white Standard Poodle.  The puppies should mature to a height of between 21” and 28”.

The common myth about Labradoodles and various poodle crosses is that they
do not moult.  This isn’t always the case.  A pedigree Poodle does not shed
any hair whatsoever, which is why they must be regularly trimmed and groomed
to maintain their looks and health.  A Retriever does however moult, so any cross between these 2 breeds can have any combination of genes, so Labradoodles
tend to range from non-shedding to normal moulting types.  Generally, the
softer more wool-like coats moult less than the more hair-like textures.
If you have a low or non-shedding puppy, you must be aware that it will need
trimming and grooming regularly to keep it clean, tidy and tangle free.

Our Floodles have great temperaments, being loyal and fun-loving like a
Flatcoat, and having the higher intelligence of the Poodle.  This means that
to get the best out of your Floodle, your new puppy should attend a puppy
socialisation class.  Here he/she will meet other young puppies and learn
important social skills they cannot learn on their own.   Your puppy class is
also a great way to find out how to train your puppy with basic tips and guidance.
Most puppy classes offer follow-on classes for you to get the most enjoyment
out of your dog as he/she gets older.  A well trained dog is a happy dog.

Floodles tend to be playful and energetic.  They do not like being left alone for
long periods, and indeed this can lead to behaviour problems in any young dog.  Plenty of human company is important to your puppy.

A routine helps your puppy settle into their new home and plenty of mental
stimulation is the key to encouraging him/her to settle.  Remember a young
puppy is still growing, and too much physical exercise can damage young
bones and joints, leading to problems in later life.  There are lots of toys on
the market which challenge the puppy to use his/her brain, rather than too
much running and jumping, which should be avoided for the first few months.

In the early stages, your puppy needs to be exposed to as many sights and
sounds as possible. Once he/she has had their vaccinations, they should be
taken out in towns, countryside, have regular trips in the car and meet as
many new people, children, dogs and other animals as you can.  This will
result in a happy, well balanced dog that is a joy to own.

• Our puppies come with a ‘starter pack’ - a supply of their regular diet (the pups
are totally weaned onto this upon leaving us) and a piece of ‘comfort’ bedding
which smells of mum and their litter mates.

• Your new puppy will have had his/her first vaccination at 8 weeks (the second
booster being due 2 weeks after).

• He/she will have had a microchip inserted and will be registered on the PetLog
database for life. He/she comes with 4 weeks free insurance with the option of
extending this, or renewing with an insurance company of your choice.

• We offer a lifetime of support to all our puppies and are always on hand to
answer any questions or concerns.



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