Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
Banner is 8.5 weeks old today! He has already changed a lot since we chose him at 5 weeks and brought him home at 7. He is an F1b standard doodle (mom a goldendoodle, dad a parti standard poodle) and he had some of the straightest hair of his litter (he’s one of 11! 3-4 of the puppies look similar to Banner the others are extremely doodley). I’ve included pictures of him from today. He’s developing a stripe of wavy hair down his back, his ears have been extremely curly since we picked him at 5 weeks but his facial hair is pretty straight, though I may be seeing signs of furnishings beginning to sprout on his nose? (Or maybe I’m crazy). His tail curls and the hair is beginning to fan out. It also is feathering on his legs. His back and body are still just a big wispy puff besides the stripe down the middle. What do you think? Will he ultimately doodle? Or will he look more like a retriever (which is only 25% of his genetics).
I think he will doodle with the exception of his face. I'm not sure about that. He could have a smooth face. It is really hard to tell when they are young. They change so much. He is adorable though.
He's just so young, that it's pretty hard to tell. From the photos, it doesn't look like he will have the facial furnishings - just my opinion.
To me it looks like "scruffy" body hair but a smooth face and legs (but maybe some feathering on the legs).