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Crossing dogs of other breeds with Poodles has become a bit of a phenomenon in recent days. Ideally, you get the best features of the poodle, the intelligence, the body shape, the low-shedding with the best features of the other partner. The most popular designer dog these days seems to be the Labradoodle, a Poodle and a Labrador Retriever combined.
The advantage of mixed breeds lies in the dog's health. Mutts tend to be less susceptible to health issues that plague pure breeds.
Unfortunately, giving a mixed breed a fancy name like Cockapoo (a Cocker Spaniel/Poodle mix) or Schnoodle (a Schnauzer/Poodle mix) makes some breeders feel like they have to also assign an outrageous price. Labradoodles can cost more than two thousand dollars in the United States! Chances are you can find an interesting mix of your own at a local shelter; give it a crazy name if it makes you feel better. My Boxer mix isn't a mutt; she is a Box-Pei (Boxer/Shar-pei mix).
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What would you call a Pomapoo mixed with a long haired teacup Chihuahua?
By Allison L.
Am sorry in if I am seeming mean but they are called a family member who happens to be a multiple canine purebreed mix. Why do human beings find the need to give a designer breed name to their fur baby instead of simply using their individual name?
I am of multiple ethnic origins. Does that mean I should have a cutsie mixed breed designer name too?
Pomapoochi, don't take the harsh comments to heart! I'm a Heinz 57 American. I understand the "want" to give a "breed" name for the mixes. My 4-legged son is a Wolf-Heeler & my kitties are mixed as well. Just love your baby! God bless!
I would call it a poochi. I bet it's a cutie!
Is there an actual breed of a Yorkie and Chihuahua mix or would they be considered mutts?
By jeffmarjann from Bloomington, IN
All mixed dogs are mutts. Particular mixes are in fashion right now (like Yorkie/chi and the GoldenDoodle) but they are not recognized as a separate breed.
I am thinking how cute that mix would be, a Yorkie and a Chihuahua...how adorable! :)
I think they are called Yorkhua or Chiyork. (lol)
I mean, lol :).
What does a Terra-Doodle dog look like please?
I did a Google image search and found Terra dogs and Doodle dogs but no Terrar Doodle Dogs. I think the cutest is the Golden Doodle.
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