From what you said, you have an F1 (1st generation Labradoodle). At only 9 weeks of age it is very difficult to say exactly what your puppy's mature coat will be for sure. However, from your description and being an F1, your puppy may have a 'flat' coat and may shed. Your puppy's coat will go through numerous coat changes during the first year and only time will tell.
I personally have 3 f1's(2 Labradoodles and 1 Goldendoodle) and they all shed to varying degrees. I breed 2nd and 3rd generation puppies for this reason. Rarely do my puppies shed and they have the thick wavy to loose curly coats you(and many others) were hoping for.
Labradoodles of all generations are normally sweet, intelligent, loving, and very devoted dogs.
Answered by sharonco - 1/2/2012 1:07:37 PM