Designer dogs often make exceptional family pets. These dogs consist of a huge variety of crossbred and hybrid dogs.
For those dogs with a known parentage, the characteristics and traits are often apparent. However, they are often less dominant than they would be in a purebred dog. Consequently mixed dogs can make very well rounded companions. For some mixed dogs however, it can be hard to determine its parentage. When the parents are unknown, then it can be difficult to know what characteristics and traits will dominate, making behaviors and personality unknown.
The right designer dog can be an exceptional pet. DS loves designer dogs.
One meaning of the term “designer dog” is that the breeding is by design, between a deliberately chosen sire and dam, as opposed to an accidental breeding. A few breeders have taken this a step further, breeding a specific crossbreed to others of the same cross, setting a standard, and documenting the ancestry of puppies so bred over generations, in order to create a new breed of dog. The primary identifying mark of a crossbred “designer dog’ is that the resulting puppies are called by a mixed word made up of the breed names of the two purebred parents, such as schnoodle (Schnauzer and poodle cross). Other purebred breeds are being crossed to provide designer dogs described with an endless range of created labels, such as the ShiChi (Shitzu and Chihuahua cross), the Chiweenie (Chihuahua and Dachshund cross), the Afador (Afghan Hound-Labrador Retriever cross), and the Morkie (Yorkshire Terrier-Maltese cross). There are even complex crosses with multiple breeds in recent ancestry are being labeled in this manner, such as German Chusky (German Shepherd Dog, Husky, Chow Chow).