Despite the controversy surrounding designer dogs, these have nonetheless become increasingly popular within the past years. One may wonder what has lead to this change and why are so many people disregarding the idea of once popular purebred pets? First of all, although they are mutts just as other hybrid dogs, designer dogs are the first generation cross between two purebreds, which makes them less likely to develop specific health problems than other hybrids. This aside, there are other reasons to vouch for designer dogs considered by many to be a great option when it comes to choosing a pet. Take a look at the most desired crossbreeds and decide for yourself.
Labradoodles are the cross mix of Labrador Retriever and Poodle. This is considered to be the ultimate family friendly pet. Both breeds are highly intelligent and both are easily trained. Many find that the energy, playfulness, and enthusiasm of Labs when combined with the graciousness, protectiveness and hypoallergenic properties of Poodles, makes for a perfect quality in a member of a family with children.
Puggles are a crossbreed of a Pug and a Beagle. Inheriting the short size of a Pug, this breed is considered to be more suitable for those that don’t have enough space or energy for Beagle’s needs but love their inquisitive and active nature. Beagles are also notorious for being “dogs with an attitude”, which, although charming, can be exhausting for some, so the pug’s natural cuddliness seems to ease this trait.
Chuskies, or the Chow Chow and Siberian Husky crossbreed, are not for everyone. Unlike Labradoodles, this breed is not suited for first-time owners as they can be harder to maintain and train. However, Chuskies, being highly loyal and protective, make for a great guard dog. They tend to make strong trust bonds, which makes these loving fluffballs ideal for those that want both emotional and physical security.
Dalmachshund is the absolute eye-candy of the crossbreeds, being a mix of a Dalmatian and a Wiener dog. The interesting thing is that there is still no standard look for this new breed and no Dalmachshund resembles the other, especially because of the spots which vary greatly. Their character is energetic, maybe a bit whimsy. They originated from a mix of a hound and a guard dog, which makes Dalmachshund restless and resilient, intelligent, but headstrong. That’s why their training should start as early as possible.
This Chihuahua Pomeranian mix is a popular choice for both Chihuahuas and Poms are considered desirable because of their pocket size. But as far as their personalities go, these two breeds differ greatly. Chihuahuas, despite their virtues, are known for their temper. However, Pomeranians are quite the opposite, and Pomchis who inherit their traits are bright and friendly. But even they get down when left alone. Keep in mind that these dogs really need to be close to you.
Being a crossbreed of Poodles and Bichons might sound as if they’re just well-groomed dolly dogs, but Poochons are highly valued for their other traits. First of them being the fact that neither parent breed sheds much, leaves an odor and they’re both considered hypoallergenic. With this, they are incredibly loving, playful, intelligent and easy to train, which is something they inherit from both parents’ sides. But just as Pomchis, Poochons tend to get anxious when left alone for too long.
There are many ways by which you can find crossbred puppies. Still, it’s hard knowing what you’re going to get when it comes to mixed breeds, but there are sites, such as www.littlepuppiesonline.com that are looking to provide you with reliable service and information regarding these things. It is important to inform yourselves thoroughly of every individual pup before you decide anything. They are all individually different in the end.