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Poodle Mixes: Gaining in Popularity

AnnieLabradoodles are great mixes because they combine the friendly
demeanor of a lab with the playfulness of a poodle

Designer Dogs

Designer dogs are not a new fad by any means but certain breeds tend to fade in and out of popularity. What’s in one year is out the next! Carrying around a Chihuahua in your bag may be the thing to do one year but the next year it’s all about the English Bulldogs. The problem with following these trends is that you can’t get a dog and tote him around only while his breed is popular and then dump him for the next trend. Pet ownership just doesn’t work that way. However, there are some people who must be at the forefront of any trend so it can be extremely difficult to pick a breed. For those people, a Poodle mix may be the perfect way to go.

Oodles of Poodles

Many people often choose to get poodles because they always make a statement but the problem is that they don’t always fit with that particular person’s lifestyle. Hence the surge of interest when it comes to Poodle mixes. There are tons of Poodle mixes that are just as cute, or even cuter, than the breeds that they were crossed with. Plus the names are fun to say; Labradoodle, Airedoodle, Basetoodle, Goldendoodle, Pamapoo… // Should I go on? The point is that you can pretty much cross a Poodle with any other breed and Bam! You have your own personalized designer dog.

Poodle Fever

Why the sudden Poodle rage? I wouldn’t necessarily call it sudden. Poodles have always been popular because they come in all sizes, are hypoallergenic, and don’t shed. In fact, the Toy Poodle became the official dog at court in France under Louis VXI and is also commonly used as the dancing dog in circuses. Poodles are obviously a well-known designer breed. By mixing them with another popular breed, you can increase the trendiness of your dog.

Even if trendiness isn’t your prerogative, a poodle crossbreed may be the way to go. Because poodles generally are an intelligent breed with a great disposition, they are an ideal candidate for crossbreeding. Crossbreeding will generally give you the best of both worlds regardless of the breeds. It may seem odd to cross a Poodle with a St. Bernard but for some dog owners, it is the perfect mix.  They get the size and strength of a St. Bernard, and the intelligence of a Poodle. Often times they will even be hypoallergenic when compared to other dogs.

Regardless of the Poodle mix you are looking for make sure you go through a responsible breeder. Contact a local veterinarian or the American Kennels Club to help you begin with your search.

Author Bio:

Ron Rutherford is a writer with a passion for nature and a soft spot for Thai food. He currently freelances for Havahart Wireless, which specializes in progressive and humane wireless dog fences.

List of hybrid dogs recognised by the American Canine Hybrid Club


List of hybrid dogs recognised by the American Canine Hybrid Club

Afghan Hound-Rottweiler >> Rottaf

Alaskan Malamute-Timber Wolf >> Wolamute – not registered with ACHC (Wolamute Club of America)

American Bull Dog-Boxer >> Bulloxer

American Bull Dog-Bulldog >> EngAm Bulldog / Olde Bulldog

American Bull Dog-Dogue De Bordeaux >> American Bull Dogue De Bordeaux

American Bullnese >> French Bulldog-Pekingese

American Eskimo-Cocker Spaniel >> Cock-A-Mo

American Eskimo-Lhasa Apso >> Kimola

American Eskimo-Pomeranian >> Pomimo

American Eskimo-Poodle >> Pookimo

American Eskimo-Shetland Sheepdog >> Eskland

American Eskimo-Shih Tzu >> Shih-Mo

American Ori-Pei – Pug >> Pug-A-Pei

American Rat Terrier-Pug >> Puggat

American Rat Terreir-MinPinscher >> American Rat Pinscher

Australian Terrier-Jack Russell Terrier >> Rustralian Terrier

Basset-Boston Terrier >> Basston

Basset-Dachshund >> Basschshund

Basset-Pug >> Bassugg

Basset-Shar Pei >> Ba-Shar – Sharp Asset

Beagle-Bearded Collie >> Beacol

Beagle-Bichon Frise >> Glechon

Beagle-Boston Terrier >> Boglen Terrier

Beagle-Brussels Griffon >> Bea Griffon

Beagle-Jack Russell Terrier >> Jack-A-Bee

Beagle-Boxer >> Bogle

Beagle-Cocker Spaniel >> Bocker

Beagle-Dachshund >> Doxle

Beagle-Golden Retriever >> Beago

Beagle-Labrador Retriever >> Labbe

Beagle-MinPin >> Meagle

Beagle-Pekingese >> Peagle

Beagle-Poodle >> Poogle

Beagle-Pug >> Puggle

Bearded Collie-Dalmatian >> Bodacion

Bernese Mountain Dog-Border Collie >> Bordernese

Bichon Frise-Cairn Terrier >> Kashon

Bichon Frise-Cavalier King Charles Spaniel >> Cavachon –only Cavachon Club

Bichon Frise-Chihuahua >> Chi-Chon

Bichon Frise-Chinese Crested >> Chinese Frise

Bichon Frise-Cocker Spaniel >> Cock-A-Chon

Bichon Frise-Coton de Tulear >> Biton

Bichon Frsie-Havanese >> Havachon

Bichon Frise-Japanese Chin >> Ja-Chon

Bichon Frise-Lhasa Apso >> La-Chon

Bichon Frise-Maltese >> Maltichon

Bichon Frise-Miniature Schnauzer >> Chonzer

Bichon Frise-Pekingese >> Peke-A-Chon

Bichon Frise-Pomeranian >> Bichon-A-Ranian

Bichon Frise-Poodle >> Poochon

Bichon Frise-Silky Terrier >> Silkchon

Bichon Frise-Shih Tzu >> Zuchon

Bichon Frise-Toy Fox Terrier >> Fo-Chon

Bichon Frise-Westie >> Wee-Chon

Bichon Frise-Yorkshire Terrier >> Yo-Chon

Boston Terrier-French Bulldog >> Faux Frenchbo Bulldog

Boston Terrier-MinPin >> Bospin

Boston Terrier-MinSchnauzer >> Miniboz

Boston Terrier-Pekingese >> Bostinese

Boston Terrier-Pug >> Buggs

Boston Terrier-Shih Tzu >> BoShih

Boxer-Bulldog >> Bullboxer

Brussels Griffon-English Toy Spaniel >> English Toy Griffon

Brussels Griffon-Lhasa Apso >> Lhaffon

Brussels Griffon-Poodle >> Broodle Griffon

Brussels Griffon-Rat Terrier >> Rattle Griffon

Brussels Griffon-Shih Tzu >> Shiffon

Bulldog-Dalmatian >> Bullmatian

Bulldog-Olde Bulldog >> Victorian Bulldogge

Bulldog-Pug >> Miniature Bulldog

Bulldog-Treeing Walker >> English Bull-Walker

Cairn Terrier-Poodle >> Poocan

Cairn Terrier-Shih Tzu >> Care-Tzu

Cairn Terrier-Westie >> Cairland Terrier

Cairn Terrier-Yorkshire Terrier >> Corkie

Cantel (Cantel Club of America) >> Cantel

Cavachon (Cavachon Club of America) >> Cavachon

Cavachon-Shih Tzu >> Cavazoo

Cavalier King Charles-Cocker Spaniel >> Cockalier

Cavalier King Charles-Lhasa Apso >> Lhasalier

Cavalier King Charles-Poodle >> Cavapoo

Cavalier King Charles-Maltese >> Cav-A-Malt

Cavalier King Charles-Shih Tzu >> Cava-Tzu

Chihuahua-Dachshund >> Chiweenie

Chihuahua-Jack Russell Terrier >> Jack Chi

Chihuahua-Japanese Chin >> Chin-wa

Chihuahua-Maltese >> Malchi

Chihuahua-Maltese >> Malchi

Chihuahua-MinPin >> Chipin

Chihuahua-Papillon >> Chion

Chihuahua-Pekingese >> Cheeks

Chihuahua-Pomeranian >> Chiranian

Chihuahua-Poodle >> Wapoo

Chihuahua-Pug >> Chug

Chihuahua-Rat Terrier >> Rat-Cha

Chihuahua-Shih Tzu >> ShiChi

Chihuahua-Toy Fox Terrier >> Taco Terrier

Chihuahua-Yorkshire Terrier >> Chorkie

Chinese Crested-Havanese >> Crested Havanese

Chinese Crested-Pomeranian >> Chinaranian

Chinese Crested-Pug >> Pugese

Chinese Shar Pei-Basset Hound >> Basshar Pei

Chinese Shar Pei-Pug >> Ori-Pei

Cocker Spaniel-Coton de Tulear >> Cocker-Ton

Cocker Spaniel-English Cocker Spaniel >> Colonial Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel-English Toy Spaniel >> English Toy Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel-Golden Retriever >> Cogol

Cocker Spaniel-Min Australian Shepherd >> Cotralian

Cocker Spaniel-MinPin >> Cockapin

Cocker Spaniel-Pekingese >> Cockinese

Cocker Spaniel-Pomeranian >> Cockeranian

Cocker Spaniel-Poodle >> Cock-A-Poo

Cocker Spaniel-Shiba Inu >> Shocker

Cocker Spaniel-Toy Fox Terrier >> Foxker

Cocker Spaniel-Yorkie >> Corkie

Collie-Poodle >> Cadoodle

Coton De Tulear-Poodle >> Poo-Ton

Coton De Tulear-Shih Tzu >> Coton Tzu

Dachshund-Maltese >> ??

Dachshund-Miniature Schnauzer >> Miniature Schnoxie

Dachshund-Papillon >> Papshund

Dachshund-Pomeranian >> Dameranian

Dachshund-Poodle >> Doodle

Dachshund-Scottish Terrier >> Doxie Scot

Dachshund-Shih Tzu >> Schweenie

Dalmatian-Golden Retriever >> Goldmation

Doberman Pinscher-Poodle >> Doodleman Pinscher

Dogue de Bordeau-Neapolatin Mastiff >> Ultimate Mastiff

English Bull-Walker (ACHC)-French Bulldog >> Free-Lance Bulldog

English Toy Spaniel-Poodle >> Eng-A-Poo

English Springer Spaniel-Lab >> Labradinger

French Bulldog-Pug >> Frenchie Pug

German Shepherd Dog-Poodle >> Shepadoodle

Golden Retriever-Labrador Retriever >> Golden Labrador

Golden Retriever-Poodle >> Goldendoodle

Golden Retriever-Siberian Husky >> Goberian

Golden Retriever-Weimaraner >> Goldmaraner

Havanese-Poodle >> Poovanese

Havanese-Shih Tzu >> Havashu

Italian Greyhound-Poodle >> Pootalian

Jack Russell Terrier-MinPin >> Minnie Jack

Jack Russell Terrier-Poodle >> Jack-A-Poo

Jack Russell Terrier-Rat Terrier >> Jack-Rat Terrier

Japanese Chin-Maltese >> Jatese

Japanese Chin-Papillon >> Japillon

Japanese Chin-Pekinese >> Japeke

Japanese Chin-Pomeranian >> Chineranian

Japanese Chin-Poodle >> Poochin

Japanese Chin-Shih Tzu >> Jatzu

Japanese Chin-Toy Fox Terrier >> Jafox

Japanese Chin-Westie >> Jaland

Japanese Chin-Yorkshire Terrier >> Jarkie

Labrador Retriever-Poodle >> Labradoodle

Labrador Retriever-Vizsla >> Labralas

Labrador Retriever-Weimaraner >> Labmaraner

Lhasa Apso-Maltese >> Lhatese

Lhasa Apso-Pekingese >> Lhasanese

Lhasa Apso-Poodle >> Lhasa-Poo

Lhasa Apso-Shih Tzu >> Shih Apso

Lhasa Apso-Yorkshire Terreir >> Yorkie-Apso

Maltese-MinSchnauzer >> Mauzer

Maltese-Papillon >> Malton

Maltese-Pekingese >> Peke-A-Tese

Maltese-Pomeranian >> Pomanees

Maltese-Poodle >> Malt-A-Poo

Maltese-Shih Tzu >> Mal-Shi

Maltese-Westie >> Highland Maltie

Maltese-Yorkshire Terrier >> Malkie

MinPinscher-Pekingese >> Peke-A-Pin

MinPinscher-Pomeranian >> Pineranian

MinPinscher-Pug >> Muggin

MinPinscher-Rat Terrier >> Rat-A-Pin

MinPinscher-Wire Fox Terrier >> Wire Fox Pinscher

MinSchnauzer-Maltese >> Malzer

MinSchnauzer-Poodle >> Schnoodle

MinSchnauzer-Shiba Inu >> Schnu

MinSchnauzer-Silky Terrier >> Silkzer

MinSchnauzer-Welsh Terrier >> Wowauzer

MinSchnauzer-Westie >> Wauzer

MinSchnauzer-Yorkie >> Snorkie

Ori-Pei -Pug >> Pug-A-Pei

Papillon-Pekingese >> Peke-A-Pap

Papillon-Pomeranian >> Paperanian

Papillon-Poodle >> Papi-Poo

Pekingese-Pomeranian >> Pominese

Pekingese-Poodle >> Peke-A-Poo

Pekingese-Pug >> Puginese

Pekingese-Shih Tzu >> Shinese

Pekingese-Silky Terrier >> Silkinese

Pekingese-Toy Fox Terrier >> Foxingese

Pekingese-Yorkie >> Yorkinese

Pomeranian-Poodle >> Pooranian

Pomeranian-Shih Tzu >> Shiranian

Pomeranian-West Highland White Terrier >> Weeranian

Pomeranian-Yorkshire Terrier >> Yoranian

Poodle-Saint Bernard >> Saint Berdoodle

Poodle-Schipperke >> Schipper-Poo

Poodle-Scottish Terrier >> Scoodle

Poodle-Shiba Inu >> Poo-Shi

Poodle-Shih Tzu >> Shih-Poo

Poodle-Silky Terrier >> Poolky

Poodle-Soft Coated Wheaton >> Whoodle

Poodle-Toy Fox Terrier >> Foodle

Poodle-Weimaraner >> Weimardoodle

Poodle-Welsh Terrier >> Woodle

Poodle-Westie >> Wee-Poo

Poodle-Yorkie >> Yorkie-Poo

Pug-Westie >> Pugland

Pug-Yorkie >> Pugshire

Rottweiler-St. Bernard >> St. Weiler

Scottish Terrier-Silky Terrier >> Skilky Terrier

Scottish Terrier-Westie >> Scoland Terrier

Shih Tzu-Toy Fox Terrier >> Fo-Tzu

Shih Tzu-Silky Terrier >> Silky Tzu

Shih Tzu-Westie >> Weshi

Shih Tzu-Yorkie >> Shorkie Tzu

Silky Terrier-Westie >> Silkland Terrier

Silky Terrier-Yorkie >> Silkshire Terrier

Toy Fox Terrier-Yorkie >> Torkie

Welsh Terrier-Wire Fox Terrier >> Wirelsh Terrier

Westie-Yorkshire Terrier >> Westshire Terrier



The first breeder to create a new hybrid cross has the opportunity to name it if chosen to do so.

If the breeder does not choose to name a new hybrid, our office will do so.

Once a name has been selected, that name will be used for all successive litters of that particular hybrid.

Some History of Designer Breeds and The Problem

Some History of Designer Breeds and The Problem

By Steve Allison

Although the concept is by no means new; many people are discovering that some of the latest breeds of super dogs are not as great as their breeders would have you believe.

Of the “designer dog club” the ‘Labradoodle’ is probably the most well known. The ‘Labradoodle’ was originally bred for sight impaired individuals who had severe reactions to dog’s fur. This new hybrid aimed to combine the intelligence of the Labrador with a non-shedding poodle. However you may or may not have a puppy that will be non-shedding. Labradoodles have been around for over 20 years and are gaining recognition.

But the term ‘designer mutts’ can be used to describe any number of endless combinations of dogs who have been bred for particular valued qualities. Ever thought about owning a Dorgi? That’s a cross between a Corgi and a Dachshund. How about a Puggle? That’s a cross between a Beagle and a Puggle. There are many variations on breeds with poodles now too. This often results in comical names – the Corgi Poo; or the Shih Poo, the variations are endless.

Hypoallergenic, intelligent and some say healthier than average – these dogs are becoming popular throughout the world. Yet the American Kennel Club refuses to accept these new breeds. The American Kennel Club (AKC) recognizes 153 breeds at present; and says that these dogs don’t meet their criteria.

The American Hybrid Club seems to be the answer for the breeders who are rallying to have their new combinations recognized. They argue that in fact all dog breeds exist as a result of some kind of experimentation with mixing breeds.

There are many inherent dangers associated with mixing breeds that would never have bred naturally. The main problem is that you never really know exactly what you will be getting. Most often you can learn a great deal about a dog by the look and temperament of their parents – but with these dogs there is no way to tell if you will end up with a mouse sized dog – or a dog the size of a small donkey.

And it’s not just looks. You might be unpleasantly surprised to find that your new puppy has the temperament of a hostile dictator; or worse is very aggressive. These are serious faults; especially if you intend to introduce your cute new ‘Schnoodle’ (a mixture of a Schnauzer and a poodle) to your kids you never know what might happen.

Is that really a chance you want to take?

Also, these new breeds are by no means considered cheap. You could get an equivalent mix at a shelter for free. But some breeders are charging thousands of dollars for dogs they cannot personally guarantee. They claim these dogs take the best of both breeds. But there is an equal risk that the dog can end up with the worst from breeds. This seems like a staggering chance to take.

In an attempt to create super dog these breeders are using breeding techniques that seem strangely unnatural. Certain Bulldog combinations always require artificial insemination for successful mating to occur. And you can’t count on Caesar section. Many of the crossbreeds are bred for profit. Unscrupulous practices which lead to fashion item dogs will create a host of problems for future generations.

If you have your heart set on a designer dog bear in mind you might end up paying more in vet bills. Your puppy will need a vast array of tests.

There are many well-established variations. Purebred dogs have a proven track record. You can say with greater certainty what your Labrador will look like. You will also have a greater idea of what kinds of health problems to expect in your Dachshund.

You can also find adult crossbreeds in a number of places. Adult dogs are often a good choice for families who have children or who need to be sure of the dog’s temperament. And of course giving a loving home to a homeless dog is always a good thing. If you have your heart set on one of the new crossbreeds; try to learn what you can before deciding on the particular dog or cross.

Steve Allison is a third generation of professional dog breeders along with his brother Gary. It all started with his grandparents in 1970 with the Boston Terriers and has expanded to Maltese, Yorkshire Terriers, Pugs, Shih Tzu’s and Pomeranians. He is also actively involved with dog rescue and has a website that showcases the puppies they occasionally has for sale at All My Puppies Online Steve is also the co-author of two consumer guides, Carpet Secrets and Moving Secrets Guide

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