All About Designer Dogs


You are probably wondering what are designer dogs and why are they so popular? Designer dogs are mixed breed dogs that are bred with the intentions of achieving some characteristics of both parents. Breeding is not random. In most cases, it is the F1 generation of dogs that are crossed. Mixing two unknown breeds may lead to health complications, and that is why only a few traits can be crossed.

There has been hype about designer dogs in the recent past. From the 1990s, more people have been demanding for designer dogs leading to a spike in the number of breeders and breeds. Today, there are over 100 designer dog breeds such as; Cockapoo (English spaniel+ Poodle), Maltipoo(Maltese + Poodle) and Bernedoodle( Bernese Mountain + Poodle) to mention a few.

The drive to have designer dogs is caused by two main factors; their characteristics and appearance. If someone wanted to have a dog that has curly hairs and upright ears chance are it would not be possible to find these characteristics in a pure breed. This is one of the reasons people crossbreed.

The other important reason for creating designer dogs it to achieve toy, mini or standard size dogs with non-shedding characteristics. Most people have fallen in love with small size dogs, but they do not enjoy the fur. For this reason, most people are always looking for a way to attain a beautiful looking dog with less shedding. Here we discuss Most popular designer dog breeds facts.


Cockapoo Dog

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Cockapoo is a cross breed between the American or the English spaniel with a poodle dog. This is a very adorable dog that is both beautiful and intelligent. This poodle mix is classified as one of the earliest designer dogs dating back to the 1960s. Although this breed was produced as early as the 60s, the popularity of the Cockapoo can only be associated with the more recent spike in designer dogs. He is known to be an active and fun loving dog. This dog is also very affectionate and demands attention. When you buy a Cockapoo, you should be ready to give him/her as much attention as possible. Your laps will be his home, and your business will be his.

Cockapoo is an excellent family dog since he is social. He does not discriminate between family members as long as they treat him well. The Cockapoos are usually well suited for playing with kids. They are fun and will try to call for your attention eleven when you are bored.

If you want to buy a Cockapoo puppy, you will have to part with between $1100 and $2000. However, you can still find a better deal. Always talk to the breeder about other hidden costs before buying a dog. These dogs are very lovable dogs, and most breeders can shortchange you if you are not careful. Ensure that the dog you buy is a pure Cockapoo.

Cockapoos also come in manageable sizes. If you are looking for a family or personal the Cockapoo will do. This dog is recommended for first-time owners. This is because of his low demands. All you need to do is give him the necessary attention.more info


Maltipoo Dog

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Maltipoo is a cross breed between the Matase and the poodle dog. Maltipoo is also a designer dog of the recent years. This dog is very affectionate and active. It has gained popularity among designer dog lovers due to its fun nature and looked. This dog has one of the cutest faces. It maintains its puppy-like look into old age. This makes him a lovely trophy dog. If you are a show-off person, you will love the Maltipoo.

Maltipoos are generally small size dogs. They may be toy or miniature in size. They are characterized by curly and scruffy coats that come in a myriad of colors. This designer dogs can either be white, black, cream or a mix of the mentioned solid colors. They are usually called therapy dogs because of their affection. Maltipoos are brilliant dogs and know how to read people's' moods.

To buy a Maltipoo puppy from a reputable breeder, you will have to part with some amount between $400 and $2000. You can also bargain for a better deal. Always remember that the better deals should be checked twice. Buying a dog that is too cheap may not be suitable for you.

Maltipoo is cute and very social too. Although he craves for attention, the Maltipoo is also very affectionate. He is brilliant and follows your commands. This dog can be kept by anyone ranging from apartment dwellers to large homes. Just ensure that you keep a keen eye on your dog and respond to his needs.more info


Bernedoodle Dog

bernedoodle dog

Bernedoodle is a cross breed between the Bernese Mountain dog and the Poodle. This dog was designed to capture the best of the two worlds. It brings the intelligence of the poodle and the loyalty of the Bernese dog into the equation. This makes the Bernedoodle of the most socially attractive dogs.

Besides intelligence and loyalty, the Bernedoodle himself is a beautiful looking dog. This dog is characterized by unique appearances among siblings. Each puppy will have its look with little to no resemblance.

Bernedoodle is characterized by a dense coat which can be black, cream, red and chocolate color. These dogs can have solid colors, two colors or be Tricolored. The cream and black are the standard solid colors for Bernedoodle. The sizes of this dog also vary from one to another. Bernedoodle may either be toy, miniature or standard. There is a considerable weight range between the toy and standard Bernedoodles. He can weigh anything between 10 -90 pounds.

In general, the Bernedoodle is a low shedding dog. Price of a Bernedoodle varies depending on many factors. Because the Bernedoodles have varied appearances, the small size and multicolored Bernedoodles tend to be more expensive. You have t pay between $400 and $2900 to get a Bernedoodle puppy.more info


Cavapoo Dog

cavapoo poodle mix dog

Cavapoo is a cross breed between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a poodle. They come with amazing Curly coats or even coats. The curl coat Cavapoos take after their poodle parents. Cavapoos are very active dogs. This character is borrowed from all its parents. Both the Cavalier Spaniel and he poodle are active dogs.

This dogs are usually mini or toy in size. They weigh no more than 25 pounds making them the perfect baby dogs. Smallest Cavapoos weight about 12 pounds. If you are looking for a lap dog to take along all your trips, the Cavapoo is that breed.

Full-grown Cavapoo weighs between 11 and 22 pounds. The dogs come in black, blonde, white, cream and tawny colors. A few dogs may be multicolored; however, most Cavapoos take on solid colors. With a lifespan of between 13 and 15 years, Cavapoo is one dog that anyone can enjoy having at home. He is not susceptible to many diseases and is easy to train. However, even though this breed is a healthy dog, it still needs care. You need to ensure that your dog is vaccinated and is not exposed to contaminated foods. You should also ensure that he is kept warm during the cold seasons.

Generally, you will enjoy your stay with this poodle mix. To buy one, you will need about $1200-$1800. This is an amount to buy a two weeks old puppy. You can also adopt a Cavapoo from a rescue center. You should, however, be careful when you chose to adopt dogs. It is usually not easy to find a Cavapoo puppy at adoption centers. Try to find a well-trained dog so that you do not get to much trouble. He knows to hold on to what they have been taught. Teaching an old Cavapoo some new skills may be very hard. more info