The Most Common Crossbred Dogs
Crossbreeds or “designer dogs” have become all the rage in recent years and for good reason: Crossbreed dogs are intentionally “engineered” to generate a canine with the most desirable qualities from multiple breeds. Through crossbreed dogs typically reflect the product of two breeds, there are countless possibilities! The only limitation may be the length and creativity of the resulting name (think German Shepherd + Husky + Chow Chow = German Chusky).
Crossbreed dogs emerge for a variety of reasons. Like any new fad or trend, the originality and status symbol brought by a designer dog can strongly influence its popularity. However, crossbreeding can also be a viable way to reduce serious health problems that often plague pure-bred pups. Since crossbreeds are newer to the canine scene, they are generally not recognized as a true breed in and of themselves, however with enough time and documentation, crossbred dogs can eventually be considered a new breed of dog.
Read on for some of the most common crossbreeds!
Labrador Retriever + Poodle = Labradoodle
Labrador Retriever + Mastiff = Mastador
Golden Retriever + Poodle = Goldendoodle
Pug + Beagle = Puggle
Cocker Spaniel + Poodle = Cockapoo
Schnauzer + Poodle = Schnoodle
Pomeranian + Husky = Pomsky
A few less common dog crossbreeds:
Pitbull + Husky = Pitsky
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel + Beagle = Beaglier
Bulldog + Dalmatian = Bullmation
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