Designer dog breeds

"The latest trend in doggy world"

Designer dog breeds, a term coming into existence in the late 20th century, is described as a cross between two purebred dogs. The breeder's thought process is that by combining two purebred dogs it's possible to combine desirable characteristics from both dogs into one single breed.

Shipoo - Shih Tzu and Poodle

Unfortunately it doesn't always turn out that way, results can be very different than expected. Instead of getting those desired traits you may end up with the undesirable traits or you may get a combination of those desirable traits and the undesirable ones.

Generally speaking, more predictable results will occur over time. After several generations of cross-breading the same dogs you can achieve a more consistent size, appearance and temperament.

For more info on these dogs and some really cool pics, check out my friend's article on history of designer dogs.


Are Designer dog breeds healthier than Purebreds

The breeders of these "Hybrid dogs" claim them to be healthy and have fewer medical issues than purebred dogs. They believe that thousands of years of breeding specific small dog breeds have created many medical issues in purebreds that do not exist in the mixed breed or hybrid dog breeds.

What people are saying ...

Pomchi - Pomeranian and Chihuahua

The Designer dog has become a highly controversial subject with many differences of opinion. Breeders of these designer dog breeds are being criticized for being more interested in producing these dogs for profit and not caring enough about the potential dog health problems associated with these dogs.

With the appearance of more and more hybrid dog breeds and the their tremendous popularity, many back yard breeders and "puppy mills" have gotten into the act and are flooding the market with just about any dog combination you may ever want.

Many shelters and rescue groups warn that this "Designer Dog " is just a fad, once it wears off and begins to get old, most of these dogs will end up back in the pet shelters and small dog rescue groups, adding further to the already out of control dog overpopulation.

On the other side of the coin, Breeders and fanciers of the Designer dog breeds point out that all of today's modern purebred dogs were, in their beginning, bred from selectively combining various purebred dogs in the same way as the "Hybrid dogs" are created.

Designer Dog Breeds
Not considered a "purebred" dog

Puggle - Beagle and Pug






Lhasa poo - Lhasa apso & Poodle



Cockapoo - Cocker Spaniel & Poodle


Be aware that although these dogs are bred from purebred stock, they are not considered to be purebred dogs so you will not be able to register them as such and you can't enter them in purebred dog shows. If you simply want a healthy, cute, lovable companion dog and can afford it than by all means, go for it.

How Big is your pocketbook?

If you are considering buying one of these ever popular, trendy little dogs, be prepared to open your pocket book nice and wide.

Because they are so popular and in such high demand, breeders are getting a big premium for these dogs. Some dogs can cost you up to $2000.00 or more. In addition, you may not be able to find a breeder locally and will have to travel far and wide to find what your looking for.

Have you done your homework?

As in purchasing a purebred dog (or any other dog for that matter ), do your homework first. Make sure your dog is healthy, check out his background, visit the breeders site and make sure you're not dealing with a "puppy mill" or incompetent breeder. If possible ask to see both the dogs parents and find out what sort of guarantees they provide and what their return policy is.

Puggle puppy

Yorkie Poo



Too many to mention here

There are so many types of Designer dog breeds out there today that it would be impractical if not impossible to list them all. We have compiled a listing of some of the more common Designer dog breeds below.

Small breed Designer dog breeds listing
Affenchon Affenpinscher & Bishon Frise
Affenhuahua Affenpinscher & Chihuahua
Affenpoo Affenpinscher & Poodle
Bichomo American Eskimo & Bichon Frise
Boskimo American Eskimo & Boston Terrier
Eskifon American Eskimo & Brussels Griffon
Pomino American Eskimo & Pomeranian
Eskipoo American Eskimo & Poodle
Shih Mo American Eskimo & Shih Tzu
Terri Poo Autralian Terrier & Poodle
Boglen Terrier Beagle & Boston Terrier
Bea Griffon Beagle & Brussels Griffon
Cheagle Beagle & Chihuahua
Be Apso Beagle & Lhasa Apso
Meagle Beagle & Miniature Pinscher
Pomeagle Beagle & Pomeranian
Poogle Beagle & Poodle
Puggle Beagle & Pug
Bea Tzu Beagle & Shih Tzu
Borkie Beagle & Yorkie
Chi Chon Bichon Frise & Chihuahua
Havachon Bichon Frise & Havanese
La Chon Bichon Frise & Lhasa Apso
Papichon Bichon Frise & Papillon
Pomachon Bichon Frise & Pomeranian
Poochon Bichon Frise & Poodle
Shichon Bichon Frise & Shih Tzu
Yo Chon Bichon Frise & Yorkshire Terrier
Peekaboo Bolognese & Poodle
Bolo Chi Bolognese & Chihuahua
Bolo Tzu Bolognese & Shih Tzu
Bo Chi Boston Terrier & Chihuahua
Bostchon Boston Terrier & Bichon Frise
Bosapso Boston Terrier & Lhasa Apso
Pomston Boston Terrier & Pomeranian
Bugg Boston Terrier & Pug
Boshih Boston Terrier & Shih Tzu
Chussel Brussels Griffon & Chihuahua
Lhaffon Brussels Griffon & Lhasa Apso
Brusselranian Brussels Griffon & Pomeranian
Shiffon Brussels Griffon & Shih Tzu
Griffonshire Terrier Brussels Griffon & Yorkshire Terrier
Cairn Chi Cairn Terrier & Chihuahua
Cairnese Cairn Terrier & Havanese
Mini Cairn Pin Cairn Terrier & Miniature Pinscher
Cairanian Cairn Terrier & Pomeranian
Cairnoodle Cairn Terrier & Poodle
Pugairn Cairn Terrier & Pug
Carkie Terrier Cairn Terrier & Yorkshire Terrier
Chi Apso Chihuahua & Lhasa Apso
Chi Pin Chihuahua & Miniature Pinscher
Pomchi Chihuahua & Pomeranian
Chug Chihuahua & Pug
Chipoo Chihuahua & Poodle
Havachin Havanese & Japanese Chin
Havallon Havanese & Papillon
Havapeke Havanese & Pekingese
Havapoo Havanese & Poodle
Havashu Havanese & Shih Tzu
Havashire Havanese & Yorkshire Terrier
Puggit Italian Greyhound & Pug
Jackaranian Jack Russell Terrier & Pomeranian
Jackapoo Jack Russell Terrier & Poodle
Jug Jack Russell Terrier & Pug
Japillon Japanese Chin & Papillon
Japeke Japanese Chin & Pekinese
Chineranian Japanese Chin & Pomeranian
Poochin Japanese Chin & Poodle
Jarkie Japanese Chin & Yorkshire Terrier
Lhasanese Lhasa Apso & Pekingese
Lhasapoo Lhasa Apso & Poodle
Yorkie Apso Lhasa Apso & Yorkshire Terrier
Jatese Maltese & Japanses chin
Malti Pin Maltese & Miniature Pinscher
Papitese Maltese & Papillon
Maltipoo Maltese & Poodle
Maltipom Maltese & Pomeranian
Morkie Maltese & Yorkshire Terrier
Chin Pin Miniature Pinscher & Japanese Chin
Peke A Pin Miniature Pinscher & Pekingese
Pineranian Miniature Pinscher & Pomeranian
Yorkie Pin Miniature Pinshcer & Yorkshire Terrier
Schnoodle Miniature Schnauzer & Poodle
Schnug Miniature Schnauzer & Pug
Schnau Tzu Miniature Schnauzer & Shih Tzu
Snorkie Miniature Schnauzer & Yorkshire Terrier
Peke A Pap Papillon & Pekingese
Paperanian Papillon & Pomeranian
Papipoo Papillon & Poodle
Papastzu Papillon & Shih Tzu
Yorkillon Papillon & Yorkshire Terrier
Peekapoo Pekingese & Poodle
Peekapom Pekingese & Pomeranain
Pomapoo Pomeranian & Poodle
Pomapug Pomeranian & Pug
Shiranian Pomeranian & Shih Tzu
Yoranian Pomeranian & Yorkshire Terrier
Shihpoo Shih Tzu & Poodle
Pugshire Yorkshire Terrier & Pug
Shorkie Tzu Yorkshire Terrier & Shih Tzu





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