Designer Dogs

Designer Dogs (Hybrid Dogs)

Designer Dogs (Hybrid Dogs): The appearance of the new types of dogs called "Designer Dogs" or Hybrid dogs began in the late 1980s. It was during this time that Dog Breeders started experimenting with producing crossbreeds, or hybrids, of two or more breeds that combined the physical attributes, characteristics and personality traits of other dogs. Initially the Poodle was a favored breed for producing "Designer Dogs" because of its low shedding coat, with the aim of increasing the number of potentially Hypoallergenic Dogs, that have a decreased tendency to provoke an allergic reaction in humans.

Many new types of crossbreed dogs were introduced, and the tiny "Teddy Bear" dogs proved to be extremely popular. Crossbreed or hybrid designer dogs are not recognized as breeds by major kennel clubs. The physical and behavioural traits of Designer Dogs will vary from dog to dog (even if they are born in the same litter).

Designer Dogs - Status Symbols: The "Designer Dogs" or hybrid dogs were perceived as a status symbol, not unlike designer goods, and the manufacturing industry reacted by producing designer dog collars, designer clothes and designers beds for these new types of canines. 

Names of Designer Dogs: The names given to Designer Dogs are 'portmanteau' words made up from the names of the parents (the Yorkipoo is a word that incorporates the parent names of the Yorkshire Terrier and the Poodle). We have featured many articles on different types Designer Dogs, details of which can be accessed via the following list with details of the desired attributes of the parent purebred breeds.

Designer Dogs - Aussiedoodle: The various sized Aussiedoodle is a crossbreed of an Australian Shepherd and Poodle in order to produce the vibrant coat colors and observation skills of the Australian Shepherd with the high intelligence and low shedding coat of the Poodle.

Designer Dogs - Cavapoo: The tiny Cavapoo is a crossbreed of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Poodle  and was bred to incorporate the gentle nature of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with the cleverness and low shedding coat of the Poodle.

Designer Dogs - Chorkie: The small Chorkie is a crossbreed of the Chihuahua and the Yorkshire Terrier  and was bred so it that might incorporate the soft, long coat and attentive nature of the Yorkie with the trainability and intellect of the Chihuahua.

Designer Dogs - Chug: The small attentive Chug is a crossbreed of the Chihuahua and the Pug and was bred to incorporate coat colors, self- reliance and athleticism of the Pug with the intelligence and trainability of the Chihuahua.

Designer Dogs - Cockapoo: The Cockapoo is a crossbreed of the Cocker Spaniel and the Poodle is one of the designer dogs and was bred to incorporate the lovable and stable personality traits of the Cocker Spaniel with the intellect and low shedding coat of the Poodle.

Designer Dogs - Corky: The tiny, lively, independent, responsive Corky is a crossbreed of the Yorkshire Terrier and the American Cocker Spaniel) that is bred so that it might incorporate the gentle and stable personality traits  of the Cocker Spaniel with the highly attractive, long, profuse coat and sprightly nature of the Yorkshire Terrier.

Designer Dogs - Doxiepoo: The tiny unpredictable, clever and loving Doxiepoo is a crossbreed of the Dachshund and the Poodle and was bred to incorporate the responsiveness and courage of the Dachshund with the high intelligence and low shedding coat of the Poodle.

Designer Dogs - Double Doodle: The large faithful Double Doodle is a crossbreed of the Golden Retriever / Labrador Retriever / Poodle combining the athleticism and warm nature of the retrievers with the and low shedding coat and cleverness of the Poodle.

Designer Dogs - Gerberian Shepsky: The large sized,  alert Gerberian Shepsky belongs to the Hybrid / Mix group (Siberian Husky / German Shepherd) and enjoyed as a Watchdog and Companion.

Designer Dogs - Goldendoodle: The toy loving, cute, loyal Goldendoodle is a crossbreed of the Golden Retriever and the Poodle and was bred to incorporate the energy and trainability of the Golden Retriever with the intellect and low shedding coat of the Poodle.

Designer Dogs - Havapoo: The small, loving Havapoo is one of the designer dogs and a crossbreed of the Havanese and the Poodle and was bred so that it might incorporate the soft, silky coat, expressive eyes and trainability of the Havanese with the lovability, high intelligence and low shedding coat of the Poodle.

Designer Dogs - Irish Doodle: The medium to large, amiable Irish Doodle is a crossbreed of the Irish Setter and the Poodle and combines the intelligence and  and low shedding coat of the Poodle with the sleek, red coat color of the Irish Setter.

Designer Dogs - Labradoodle: The Labradoodle is a crossbreed of the Labrador Retriever and the Poodle and was bred to combine the cleverness and  and low shedding coat of the Poodle and the trainability and gentle nature of the Labrador Retriever

Designer Dogs - Maltipoo: The Maltipoo is one of the designer dogs and a crossbreed of the Maltese and the Poodle and was bred to incorporate the home-loving and friendly nature of the tiny Maltese dog with the high intelligence and low shedding coat of the Poodle.

Designer Dogs - Northern Inuit Dog (The Dire Wolf): The large sized, friendly, loyal Northern Inuit Dog belongs to the Hybrid / Mix group (Canadian Eskimo Dog / Labrador Husky) has become extremely popular since the breed has portrayed the "Dire Wolf" in the Game of Thrones.

Designer Dogs - Pomapoo: The cute Pomapoo is a crossbreed of the Pomeranian and the Poodle and was bred to incorporate the calm, home loving nature of the Pomeranian with the high intelligence and low shedding coat of the Poodle.

Designer Dogs - Pomchi: The small, affable, loyal, fragile Pomchi is a crossbreed of the Pomeranian and the Chihuahua and was bred to incorporate the pretty, delicate look and the light-hearted, sweet-tempered and friendly nature of the tiny Pomeranian with the intelligence and trainability of the little Chihuahua.

Designer Dogs - Pugapoo: The small, enthusiastic, loving, cute, lovable Pugapoo is a crossbreed of the Pug and the Poodle and was bred to incorporate the great array of coat color combinations, self- reliance and athleticism of the Pug with the high intelligence and low shedding coat of the Poodle.

Designer Dogs - Puggle: The small, robust Puggle is a crossbreed of the Pug and the Beagle and was bred to incorporate the coat color combinations, confidence and athleticism of the Pug with the big eyes, warm personality traits  and intelligence of the Beagle.

Designer Dogs - Newfypoo: The large, loyal, Newfypoo is a crossbreed of the Poodle and the Newfoundland dog and bred to combine the low shedding coat and intelligence of the Poodle and the noble appearance and exceptionally docile nature of the Newfoundland Dog.

Yorkipoo: The small, clever, loving, cute, playful Yorkipoo is a crossbreed of the Yorkshire Terrier and the Poodle and was bred so that it might incorporate the lovely long, profuse coat and attentive nature of the Yorkshire Terrier with the devotion, high intelligence and low shedding coat of the Poodle.

Whoodle: The medium sized, easygoing Whoodle is a cross breed of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and the Poodle and was bred to combine the  and low shedding coat and intellect of the Poodle with the strong constitution and the silky coat in the color of ripening wheat with the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier.

Zuchon: The small, lively, loving, cute, sociable Zuchon is a crossbreed of the Bichon Frise and the Shih Tzu that is bred to combine the white coat color and happy, outgoing nature and intelligence of the Bichon Frise with the profuse coat and noble carriage of the Shih Tzu.

Designer Dogs - Shihpoo: The little, alert Shihpoo is a crossbreed of the Shih Tzu and the Poodle that is bred to combine the profuse coat and noble carriage of the Shih Tzu with the loyalty, high intelligence and low shedding coat of the Poodle.

Schnoodle: The medium sized, alert Schnoodle is one of the designer dogs and a crossbreed of the Miniature Schnauzer and the Poodle and was bred to combine the cleverness of the poodle with the hardy and robust attributes of the Miniature Schnauzer.

St Berdoodle: The large, loyal St Berdoodle is a hybrid of the Saint Bernard and Poodle and bred to incorporate the  and low shedding coat and high intelligence of the Poodle with the substance and well proportioned look of the St. Bernard dog.

The Utonagan: The big, sociable, intelligent Utonagan belongs to the Hybrid / Mix group (Siberian Husky / German Shepherd / Alaskan Malamute).

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