Designer Dogs 101: Today’s Most Adorable Designer Dog Breeds Cutest Dogs

Designer Dogs 101: Today’s Most Adorable Designer Dog Breeds Cutest Dogs


The “designer dog” as he is often labeled
is the intentional cross between two purebred dogs. The Encyclopædia Britannica traces the term
to the late 20th century, when breeders began to cross poodles with other breeds in order
to obtain a dog with the poodles’ hypoallergenic coat, along with various desirable characteristics
from other breeds. What you end up with are some of the most
adorable dogs you’ve ever seen with possibly some of the silliest names you’ve ever heard. In this list, we’ve picked out what we think
are some of the most adorable of the designer dog breeds. I’m Leroy and I’m Rosie and this is Animal
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below. 10. Goldador (Golden Retriever + Labrador Retriever) You start out with two quinessential dog breeds,
mix them and you get a Goldador. Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers
are both considered as among the best breeds for family pets. Loving, devoted, and energetic, the Goldador
mixed-breed dog is prized for his good-natured trainability. He makes a great family member and is a natural
with kids and social with other pets, as well as valuable guide, service, and bomb detection
dog. As a companion, the Goldador has not yet gained
the popularity of some other so-called “designer” dogs, such as Labradoodles. At this time, there are no breed clubs or
any efforts to create a breed standard for the Goldador. But, we love him and think he’s absolutely
adorable and that’s why he heads off this list. 9. Labradoodle (Labrador Retriever + Poodle) Labradoodles are becoming increasingly popular
as family pets due to their affectionate personality and the fact that Labradoodles quickly become
a child’s best friend. Labradoodles are considered the pioneers of
the hybrid breeds. As implied by the name, Labradoodles are a
cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Standard Poodle. The labradoodle entered the limelight in 1988,
when an Australian breeder successfully crossed the breeds to create guide dogs for the Royal
Guide Dogs Association of Australia that might also be attractive to those allergic to fur
and dander. Introduced to American breeders soon afterward,
the breed gained skyrocketing popularity because of its calm demeanor and hypoallergenic nature. Bonus fact: So what’s up with the funny
names? The names, such as Labradoodle, Puggle and
Pomsky are called portmanteaus. This naming convention just kinda stuck, as
the popularity of two pioneers grew. Those pioneers are the Labradoodle and the
Cockapoo. A clever name can sell any dog. The trend also allows for plenty of puerile
humour – what do call a Shih tzu and a Jack Russell? Yeah…. You got it or you don’t know Jack …[static] 8. Puggle (Pug + Beagle) What do you get when you cross a Pug and a
Beagle? You get an active, energetic and intelligent
companion and you call it a Puggle. Loving and gentle, the Puggle can be an excellent
companion to anyone, including first-time dog owners, and children of all ages. A highly social dog, the Puggle gets along
well with everyone. He enjoys the company of children and isn’t
known for aggression toward other dogs. Puggles will bark to let you know when someone
comes to the door, but given their friendly nature, they’re not particularly good guard
dogs. 7. Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel + Poodle) An adorable small dog with the personality
of a clown, the Cockapoo is the first of the “designer dogs”, dating back to the 1960s. Completely people-oriented, the Cockapoo is
intelligent enough to train easily, hardly sheds, and is so affectionate that you’ll
never feel alone. He’s happy running around an agility course,
showing off his tricks to company, or just hanging out on your lap. He is a cross between either an American or
English Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle. Playful and affectionate, the Cockapoo makes
a great family companion. He is sturdy enough to play fetch with the
kids and cuddly enough to curl up on your lap for a warm nap. The Cockapoo bonds quickly with his family
and believes that his people should be with him at all times. 6. Schnoodle (Poodle + Schnauzer) Intelligent, active, and downright adorable,
the Schnoodle has become a popular hybrid dog breed. A cross between the Poodle and the Schnauzer,
he can be found in many colors and sizes. Ranging from 6 to 76 pounds, the Schnoodle
has a place as a lap dog, a family dog, a therapy dog, or a performance dog. Described as “forever happy,” this designer
dog generally has the Poodle’s willingness to please, mixed with the sturdiness and energy
of the Schnauzer. Playful and lovable, this dog lives to have
fun and is always the center of attention. The Schnoodle tends to be curious and intelligent. This dog loves to investigate his environment. He is also an active dog that frequently needs
to burn off excess energy and will typically do so by running laps, even when indoors. Due to his intelligence, the Schnoodle will
usually take to training quite well. 5. Peekapoo (Pekingese + Poodle) Friendly, affectionate, smart, and terribly
cute, the Peekapoo leaped onto the hybrid dog scene with his adorable disposition and
wondrous charm. Whether he’s on your lap or chasing squirrels,
the Peekapoo is a delightful designer dog that’s suitable for a wide range of households. The Peekapoo comes in three different sizes. From the largest to the smallest, Peekapoos
are sub-classified as Miniature Peekapoo, Toy Peekapoo, and Teacup Peekapoo. His size is unpredictable, depending mostly
on the size of its poodle parent. He can weight between 4 and 20 pounds and
stand up to 11 inches tall. 4. Yorkipoo (Yorkshire Terrier + Poodle) A fun-loving “designer dog”, a Yorkipoo
is a cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy or Miniature Poodle. Always ready to entertain, the Yorkipoo is
truly a canine clown. He is intelligent, affectionate, and gentle
and is perfectly suited to apartment life. He has plenty of energy to burn off and he
loves to play when he’s not parked on your lap watching YouTube. An easily trainable dog, the Yorkipoo is eager
to please his owners. Your Yorkie-Poo can quickly learn basic commands
but can also learn typical parlor tricks such as crawl, play dead and dance. His enthusiasm and desire to entertain will
keep your family and friends entertained and laughing! 3. Pomsky (Pomeranian + Siberian Husky) One of the more recent additions to the designer
dog world, the Pomsky, a.k.a. the Pomeranian Husky is a result of crossing a Siberian Husky
and a Pomeranian. And, he is gaining rapid popularity across
North America and Europe. This relatively new breed tends to be of the
fluffy, cuddly variety, but there’s a lot of variation in these pups, as well. Pomskies have inherited the intelligence of
both their parent breeds. The Pomeranian is among the highest ranked
breeds when it comes to intelligence and the Husky is certainly no dumb dumb. Because he is so eager to please, this charming
dog is quick to learn new things. 2. Maltipoo (Maltese + Miniature Poodle) Often called “the cutest dog ever”, the
Maltipoo is an affectionate designer dog. A mix of a Poodle and a Maltese, he is friendly
and outgoing, believing that everyone he meets is his best friend. People can’t resist his soft coat and spunky
attitude. A Maltipoo is a gorgeous dog for anyone who
wants a fun and friendly companion. And, he’s great for those living in an apartment
or a condo. The combination of a purebred Maltese and
Poodle has brought about a wonderful generation of non-shedding and hypoallergenic dogs. However, this does not mean that dog lovers
with severe allergies should run out and buy one. All it means is that those who suffer from
allergies may not react as badly to him as to others dogs. Allergy sufferers should spend time with a
Maltipoo dog before adopting. 1. Chorkie (Chihuahua + Yorkshire Terrier) Chorkies are without a doubt one of the cutest
designer dog breeds available to the modern dog fancier. A relatively new breed created in the early
1990s, a Chorkie is the result of crossing a Yorkshire Terrier and a Chihuahua. Sometimes refered to as a Chia-Yorkie, Yorkie-Chi,
or Yorkiehuahua, he is a high-energy dog between 8 -10 pounds with a confidence and self-assuredness
of a dog ten times his size. The Chorkie tends to be loyal, loving and
intelligent. This is a very playful dog that enjoys human
companionship. Chorkies love an abundance of attention and
affection and are happiest cuddling in your lap. In fact, they love attention so much that
they often prefer sitting on their owner’s lap over playing with other dogs or entertaining
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100 thoughts on “Designer Dogs 101: Today’s Most Adorable Designer Dog Breeds Cutest Dogs

  1. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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  2. I have a cute and lovable Chiweenie. Her name is Kalba (Arabic for Female Dog). She is a great lap dog and is a great watch dog. She is happiest on my lap or cuddling behind my legs when I seep.

  3. I have a shorkie (shih tzu + yorkie mix). A sweet dog. Minimal barking, can be a little difficult to train due to its shih tzu stubborn nature but consistancy is key. Mine is all white and can have low energy and high energy levels but it depends on him. He takes on more of the shih tzu side. The shorkie does not shed and it can be great for people with allergies. However, a hypoallergenic dog does not mean a person with dog allergies can have one, it just doesn't affect people with allergies the same way a dog with a shedding coat would but it's not a guarantee. I have a terrible reaction to animal dander and still suffered with some allergy symptoms when I first brought him home. Of course, I am able to live with my pooch thanks to allergy medication and exposure to minimal danger has helped me be around all types of breeds as my skin no longer breaks out in a rash when petting. It's also nice to be on allergy medication because I have the freedom to enter anywhere and not have a reaction. I also don't have to avoid homes with pets anymore either.

  4. How come none of your lists ever include the Cavalier King Charles spaniel? There are the Cavipoo cross between Cavaliers & Poodles. Cavaliers are small affectionate dogs that are known as Comforter spaniels & are one of the top therapy dog breeds. Cavaliers are a breeze to train making them excellent for 1st time owners & they do very well in apartments. It seems to me you consistently overlook Cavaliers and that is just not right.

  5. Designer dogs biggest scam.. They are just mutts you used to be able to find in the local classifieds for $25 or free.

  6. I got a pomsky pup for my 13th bday this year from a safe breeder in my area because I went to see where they work and how they work. And they weren’t even worried about the money as long as the dog gets a loving forever home. So I knew they weren’t bad back yard illegal breeders. I live in Ireland btw

  7. My baby is a labrapit. Half Lab, half blue pitbull. He’s chunky, lazy, playful, and hilarious! He’s a beautiful dog.

  8. I have a Schnoodle. My little girl is super smart. She has been a great help to me for mental depression. She helps me mentally in every levels.

  9. My Maltepoo is my best friend ever. I'm a senior and he stays by my side no matter where I go. He wants to sit in my lap and sleep with me. So they have perfect temperaments and are comical little guys, just make sure you want a dog that in a clingy pup.

  10. My dog is a bostonese he is a mixture of Boston Terrier and Pekingese. he is highly intelligent and has been trained to be a therapy dog and does a great job not sure I've never seen any other bostonese wondering if anybody else has heard of the anybody mixing these breeds

  11. I think one of the best designer dogs are cavachons I have one she’s sweet sometimes annoying smart and so many others

  12. No Malchi’s? I have the cutest Maltese Chihuahua mix. He’s the most energetic, loving puppy ever. They are kinda hard to train though

  13. So, great list. In my family, we have three. They all came from the same breeder who has bred cavalier into many different breeds to try and make them more sociable. The eldest, Alfie is a Jack Charles who is very sociable if a bit possessive, and surprises most people when we reveal he's 11. Most people assume he's 2 or 3. The other two are half siblings Poppy and Archie. Poppy is a Cavahuahua but the chihuahua side is dominant. She yaps but she's a massively energetic, sociable dog. Archie is a chorkie but mostly Chihuahua. He's pretty shy but we've been getting him on more walks and he's the first one to greet me when I get home. The trio act as a pack when other animals and larger dogs sneak into the garden.

  14. My chorkie is probably the smartest dog I’ve ever owned and so dang cute. We rescued him and then he rescued us lol

  15. Don't people knoe mix breeding is wrong because you do not know what illnesses tbey will pass on to puppies 😐

  16. I got a dog three days ago. A Morkie and she adorable. I had to put my Mountain Feist to sleep in December and have been depressed ever since. Now that Molly is here, I'll be OK.

  17. You forgot the Cavapoo
    A cross between a king Charles cavalier spaniel and a poodle. Smart dogs great with kids love to play and very affectionate.

  18. I have a cockapoo and he is cheeky, funny, intelligent and affectionate. In Australia we call this breed Spoodles. His eyes are alert and cocks his head in response (even if he can’t understand what is said).

  19. I have down sized from a house to an apartment. I would like to get a small dog but all I have had in the past were large dogs. German Shepherd and Golden Retriever. I am intrested in several but do not know which is best for apartment living with neighboros as far as noise level. I have plenty of parks for exercise. Maybe someone here can help me out with the following breeds- cross breeds. Morkie, maltipoo, cavapoo, mini aussiepoo. Kid/pet friendy and low barking is a must. Thank you in advance.

  20. I have a person in my home which is allergic to dogs, we want to get a dog but we’re going to be first time owners, any dog breed suggestions?

  21. My younger daughter and her family has a Schnoodle that was bred from a full-sized Schnauzer and standard poodle. Needless to say PJ gives my 8 year old grandson run for his money.

  22. My morkie at 8 1/2 still looks like a puppy and is super cute. They are well known for their cuteness and puppy like appearance through adulthood.

  23. My little pup pup passed away three weeks ago but I'm going to get another one between two or three years from now my dog was a Dachshund and Cocker Spaniel mix I miss her so so so so much much she was my pride and joy

  24. You forgot about the "Dorkie": Dachshund/Yorkshire Terrier mix. I have 2 and they have the best qualities of both breeds

  25. My sister got a Morkie that is about 6 months old now and he is a wonderful dog he keeps me on my toes when I watch him and I don't want to give him back.

  26. I had a Bischon- Maltese cross who was a smart, sweet dog that I trained as a therapy dog. She was only 9 lbs. Then I rescued a Cock-a-poo who is a good dog & really clever, but had significant abandonment issues, that affected her so severely it has really limited her life. I love her to bits & she’s an old girl now of 13. Recently I was gifted with a very tiny Chorkie who at 1 1/2 lbs at 3 mos old is keeping all of us on our toes! I’m a big fan of the cross breeds & have found them to be great canine family members!! Thanks for the video. 💜

  27. I have a malshi(Maltese Shih Tzu mix) but she looks just like the black and white Maltipoo in the video. We now have two of them and I don’t know why the demand for these dogs isn’t bigger because they are small, good-tempered, cute, and hypoallergenic.

  28. This is the 1st video that spoke about one of the most loyal and affectionate designer dogs. The peekapoo. I bought my 1st peekapoo 16yrs ago and been in love with their every since. Thanks for recognizing one of the best designer dogs ❤

  29. Let’s promote further selective breeding on animals for pure exterior appearances alone! Surely there are no potential consequences for that happening!

  30. I love my Chorkie! Someone was giving them away online and I went and got him. Just so you know they tend to change colors from what they are as puppies, mine went from mostly black to almost completely tan and completely fuzzy.

  31. Designer dogs? These are just lovely mixed breed doggies! Some may end up registered breeds but don't dis the mutts by gentrifying them – they more often than not bring the best of different breeds together.

    I've just adopted a lovely little rescue bloke who's a chihuahua, pom and perhaps pug cross, along with who knows what else. He's extremely clever, is shaping up to be very personable (he was abused and neglected so he's getting used to the idea that he can trust people but he's coming along very well), he's very open to training, has good house manners and training and is an all around joy, even at this early stage of our relationship.
    He's a prime example of the good qualities of different breeds all coming together, along with the health benefits that mixed breed dogs enjoy.

  32. Hi can you please help me, I was blessed with a dog today his mom is a cocker spaniels mix with shihtzu and his dad is a Pomeranian so what dose that make him? And what kind of behavior should we expect from him?

  33. I have a tiny Maltipo. Daenerys is so full of energy, intelligent, stubborn, spoiled, cute as a button. She goes everywhere with me. I carry her around in a puppy sack that looks like a large purse. She chills with her little head popping out & her adorable ponytails watching everyone. Whenever someone notices her they always stop me & ask about her. She loves going shopping.

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