do we also raise Miniature Labradoodles?
would like to credit Margaret H Bonham on her
articles about labradoodles and the so called
Designer Dogs. She has made many statements to
which I feel hit the nail on the head about these
is all this discussion about hypoallergenic?
the lab and the poodle were crossed to produce
a less shedding working therapy dog. This
has developed into a popular breed because
of these two traits mixed together.
One of the biggest reasons for buying a labradoodle
has to do with the hyperallergenic claims.
The Poodle cross gives them an inherited trait
for a relatively shed free single coat. Making
this better for people with allergies. Does
this mean that every labradoodle will not
shed? No you will see some shedding.
With the miniature F1B puppies you will find
that the shedding very minimal. Because of
their size and also the second generation
of the poodle brought back in to the breed.
In percentages you will have 3/4 poodle and
1/4 lab with our
F1B mini labradoodle
puppies. You can see more of our established
Miniature Labradoodle breeding program and
discriptions of each dog here.
about Hybrid Vigor?
Crossbreed puppies have become very popular
in recent years. One reason is the talk of
a healtier dog so called hybrid vigor. Again
using percentages if you take two completely
different lines of dogs and breed them together
you will get a mix of both of their genes
which in a sense would lead you to agree that
this would produce a vigor breed. But you
are not considering that at times this could
be the exact opposite.
Good breeding practices are always the best
judgements. What we have bred into our labs
is a proven line of healthy poodles. Which
in turn produces a high percentage of health
traits. The same practices hold true with
purebreds. You will want to only take lines
that are proven healthy to carry on. And to
be careful not to breed to closely to the
lines. That is why we have two new non related
Toy Poodles to mate with our F1 labradoodle
Interesting fact from Margaret Bonham "All
dogs are still the same species and their
genes still make them dogs. When breeding
two different breeds, such as Labrador Retriever
and the Poodle, you are still breeding two
dogs, no matter how dissimilar they look.
Any alleles those two breeds share will create
a dog with homoazygous traits. This can be
bad or good depending on the traits."
does F1B mean?
f1B means that this is a first generation
labradoodle bred back to a poodle. So you
will be getting more of the poodle characteristics,
hence less shedding and less size. Does this
hold true with all miniature labradoodles?
No, some breeders are breeding labradoodle
to labradoodle. We feel that you get more
of the less shedding and smaller size with
breeding minature labradoodle to toy poodle.
Also we are more in control of health issues
in knowing what we are breeding. Where as
if we are throwing another breeders line into
the gene pool we may come across with more
genetic traits that we do not want.
F1B mini labradoodle puppies are considered
a multi-generational breeding. Due to the
fact that they are not crossed with the same
daddy there is a totally new line of toy poodle
brought into the second generation gives us
the stonger healthier puppy.
don't all labradoodle puppies look the same?
two dogs are bred from different breeds you
combine the genes of those two breeds. But
genetic difference between labs and poodles
are very small, even if the outward appearances
might be very great.
We have seen first hand more differences in
hair coats and size with our first generation
of miniature labradoodles. Some will be taller
some will be shorter and some straight wavy
hair coats and some longer curlier coats.
None of these traits effect the health of
the dogs but do require more knowledge in
how to groom them and keep them in shape.
We are seeing more uniform traits with our
second generation F1B miniature labradoodle
puppies. With having our first litter born
almost 2 years ago and now starting in with
our breeding program we can say more surely
that this is where we are striving to be in
breeding the F1B mini labradoodle puppy. But
be aware that not all F1B mini labradoodle
puppies are bred the same. Some will have
the Cocker bred into them. So it is important
to talk with the breeder and develop a trust
for their breeding program before you jump
right in and get one of these little gems.
We also see personality difference
in each puppy too. This is often the case
with any breed pure or mix. Each puppy will
develop and start to show their true personalities
around the 6-8 weeks of age.
a miniature F1B labradoodle a good fit for
Only you and your breeder can pick a puppy
that is a good fit for you. If you are considering
a miniature labradoodle from the SIESS RANCH
we will ask you about your life style and
personal choices. Some of the most
common traits I see with these "little
gems" that is what I call my mini labradoodle
puppies, is that they require creative training
The best way I can discribe this
is that for a typical lab we can throw the
tennis ball all day long and they never get
tired of retrieving it. They are very content
with just being around us. For a labradoodle
they will tend to crave a new trick. They
are very social puppies and love to tag along.
But due to their poodle smarts they often
get bored with just sitting around. If you
are interested in a smaler version of the
labradoodle and want a happy little puppy
with a lot of personality then maybe a mini
labradoodle puppy from the SIESS RANCH is
the right choice. See
our F1B miniature labradoodle puppies for
When we train puppies we see certain traits
as they develop from the weaning stages. Prior
to this age all puppies are very similar and
love to be held and cuddled. Which our grandchildren
love to handle that part of the business.
When the puppies are weaned we start evaluating
them for lead and follow instincts. These
traits will be the foundation on how they
are trained. It is good to know about these
traits when the puppy is younger so that you
can handle certain situations as they grow
with confidence in your training.
books on training and raising a happy puppy.
Through a dogs eyes by Jennifer Arnold
Cesar's Way The Natural Everyday Guide
to Dog Problems by Cesar Millan and Melissa
Tom Dokken's Retriever Training
The Complete guide to developing your hunting
Retriever Training - A back to basics approach
by Robert Milner
The complete Idiot's Guide to Designer Dogs
by Margaret Bonham
Reviewed for accuracy by, Beth Adelman. She
is a former editor of AKC Gazette and Dog
World magazine and the online magazine TheDOG
She has been involved in publishing books
and magazines about companion animal for years.
This is just a short listing of books if you
have found one you like let me know and I
can add it to the list.
are some of our past F1 Generation Miniature
is Bambi our F1 Mother at 6 months old
is Sassy's Sammie F1 puppy at 10 months old
more of our past miniature labradoodle puppies
in their new homes here
is one of Sassy F1 Labradoodle girls that resembles
a lab more then poodle. Photo of Bella at 1
are a few recent pictures of Bella. She is such
a wonderful companion.
We love her dearly!
Happy Thanksgiving 2011