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Dog Breed Hybrids – Cross Breed Dogs – Designer Dog Breeds A to Z List With Pictures & Videos

Designer dog breeds have never been more popular – or numerous than now, and our list of all designer dog breeds A to Z includes pictures, videos and plenty of information about every one of these delightful dog breed hybrids.

Designer dog breeds is a term used to describe the intentional crossbreeding of two purebred dogs to create a new hybrid. The surge in popularity of cross-breed puppies has resulted in a proliferation of such breeds, each with its unique set of characteristics and charms.

Our comprehensive list of all designer dog breeds from A to Z is an extensive resource for potential pet owners and dog enthusiasts alike.

This list is meticulously curated to provide not only the names of the various designer breeds but also a wealth of information about each one. For every breed mentioned, we offer insightful descriptions that cover their temperament, physical traits, grooming needs, and other essential care requirements. This ensures that individuals can make informed decisions about which breed might best fit their lifestyle and preferences.

We understand the importance of visual representation when it comes to appreciating the distinct beauty and personality of these canine companions. That’s why our list is accompanied by a collection of high-quality pictures that showcase the diverse and adorable appearance of each breed. These images capture the unique physical attributes that arise from their mixed heritage, giving a glimpse into what new owners might expect.

In addition to still photography, where possible, our compilation includes videos for a more dynamic view of the dogs in action. These clips offer a closer look at the dogs’ behavior, movements, and interactions, providing a more comprehensive understanding of their disposition and energy levels.

Our A to Z designer dog breeds guide is designed to be an engaging and informative portal, perfect for those who are considering bringing a designer puppy or dog into their home, or simply wishing to learn more about these fascinating hybrids.

Whether you’re drawn to the pint-sized charm of a Maltipoo, the robust energy of a Labradoodle, or the loyal companionship of a Goldendoodle, you’ll find all you need to know about these and many other designer dog breeds within our extensive resource.

What do you get when you cross a Shih-Tzu with a Poodle? A Yorkie with a Maltese? A Pug with a Beagle?

Despite the often humorous result of co-mingling the names of popular pure breed dogs, in the hands of an experienced dog breeder knowledgeable about canine genetics and health issues, carefully crossing healthy purebred dogs can result in adorable mixed breed puppies that are healthy, long lived, intelligent, affectionate and even hypo-allergenic.

But before you and your family jump on the designer puppy bandwagon, it’s important to know a few important facts about this emerging trend in the dog fancy.

Designer Puppy Mills and Back Yard Breeders

Just as popular purebred dogs have fallen victim to by puppy mills and back yard breeders who breed only for profit with little regard for the health, wellbeing and living conditions of their breeding dogs, or the puppies they produce – the designer dog trend has not been overlooked by these cruel profiteers.

Choosing the right breeder is as important with designer dogs as it is with pure breeds; be sure to buy your designer puppy only from a responsible dog breeder that offers healthy, home-raised, well socialized puppies to carefully screened buyers. The breeder should care about their dogs and ensure that they are free from genetic health problems before they are bred. Puppies should be health screened and come with a health guarantee.

The breeder should be as interested in knowing about you as you are in them. A responsible breeder will seem like an overanxious parent sending their children out on the first day of school. A puppy is for life – make sure you get a puppy that is healthy, happy, well socialized and has traits and characteristics that fit your lifestyle. A responsible breeder will make sure this is the case before allowing you to purchase a puppy.

Some Dog Breed Crosses Are Not A Good Idea

In selecting two breeds to cross-breed, a responsible, knowledgeable breeder will have hybrid vigor as their ultimate goal. This means that in pairing two breeds together and adding genetic diversity, health problems inherent in one or both breeds can be effectively bred out, resulting in a healthy, long lived dog. Poodle hybrid puppies are a popular mix with responsible dog breeders, since the Poodle\’s overall health, intelligence, even temperament trainability and non-shedding, hypoallergenic coat is a desirable addition.

By the same token, pairing two breeds with similar health problems or predisposition to genetic disorders can have dire consequences. A Pug crossed with a Pekingese, with both being prone to eye injury and breathing problems, can produce a puppy that will be a constant source of heartache and will require expensive veterinary care throughout it’s life. Stick with responsible, reputable breeders that breed popular, intelligently cross-bred designer puppies.

Educate yourself about the breeds included in the hybrid match to learn about potential problems, and be sure to ask the breeder lots of questions. A responsible breeder welcome your questions and be able to provide you with correct, insightful information about their designer breed.

Don’t Buy A Designer Puppy On Impulse!

If you\’re seriously considering adding a puppy to your family, take your time and find just the right puppy from a responsible breeder. That cute little ball of fluff you noticed in the window of your local pet store may grow up to be a dog with serious health, temperament and/or behavior problems that can cause you a lot of heartache, trouble and expense over the 10 to 15 years of it\’s life.

Remember to look for a responsible, caring breeder that offers designer puppies from a sensible match of breeds, and to whom the health, happiness, longevity and well-being of their puppies, along with your satisfaction as a puppy buyer, are the number one concerns. No reputable breeder would sell their puppies through a pet store or puppy broker!

Give every breeder you look at the third degree, and settle for no less in return. By taking your time, doing your homework, and not settling for anything less than the best, you can be sure of getting a wonderful designer puppy that will provide your family with many years of love, joy and companionship.

Small Designer Dog Breeds

Small designer dog breeds, also known as boutique or hybrid breeds, are a relatively recent trend that has gained significant popularity in the pet world. These breeds are created by intentionally crossing two purebred dogs in an attempt to combine the best traits of both parents into a compact and often hypoallergenic companion.

For instance, the Cockapoo—a mix between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle—is sought after for its friendly disposition and low-shedding coat. Other popular examples include the Maltipoo (Maltese and Poodle cross), the Shih-Poo (Shih Tzu and Poodle cross), and the Cavachon (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Bichon Frise cross). These designer dogs are typically characterized by their small stature, making them ideal for apartment living and for owners who prefer a pet that is easier to manage physically.

All Designer Dog Breeds A to Z

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Currently Recognized Designer Dog Breeds by the American Canine Hybrid Club

  • Afghan Hound-Rottweiler Rottaf
  • Alaskan Malamute-Timber Wolf Wolamute – not registered with ACHC (Wolamute Club of America)
  • American Bull Dog-Boxer Bulloxer
  • American Bull Dog-Bulldog EngAm Bulldog / Olde Bulldog
  • American Bull Dog-Dogue De Bordeaux American Bull Dogue De Bordeaux
  • American Bullnese French Bulldog-Pekingese
  • American Eskimo-Cocker Spaniel Cock-A-Mo
  • American Eskimo-Lhasa Apso Kimola
  • American Eskimo-Pomeranian Pomimo
  • American Eskimo-Poodle Pookimo
  • American Eskimo-Shetland Sheepdog Eskland
  • American Eskimo-Shih Tzu Shih-Mo
  • American Ori-Pei – Pug Pug-A-Pei
  • American Rat Terrier-Pug Puggat
  • American Rat Terreir-Min Pinscher American Rat Pinscher
  • Australian Terrier-Jack Russell Terrier Rustralian Terrier
  • Basset-Boston Terrier Basston
  • Basset-Dachshund Basschshund
  • Basset-Pug Bassugg
  • Basset-Shar Pei Ba-Shar – Sharp Asset
  • Beagle-Bearded Collie Beacol
  • Beagle-Bichon Frise Glechon
  • Beagle-Boston Terrier Boglen Terrier
  • Beagle-Brussels Griffon Bea Griffon
  • Beagle-Jack Russell Terrier Jack-A-Bee
  • Beagle-Boxer Bogle
  • Beagle-Cocker Spaniel Bocker
  • Beagle-Dachshund Doxle
  • Beagle-Golden Retriever Beago
  • Beagle-Labrador Retriever Labbe
  • Beagle-MinPin Meagle
  • Beagle-Pekingese Peagle
  • Beagle-Poodle Poogle
  • Beagle-Pug Puggle
  • Bearded Collie-Dalmatian Bodacion
  • Bernese Mountain Dog-Border Collie Bordernese
  • Bichon Frise-Cairn Terrier Kashon
  • Bichon Frise-Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Cavachon –only Cavachon Club
  • Bichon Frise-Chihuahua Chi-Chon
  • Bichon Frise-Chinese Crested Chinese Frise
  • Bichon Frise-Cocker Spaniel Cock-A-Chon
  • Bichon Frise-Coton de Tulear Biton
  • Bichon Frsie-Havanese Havachon
  • Bichon Frise-Japanese Chin Ja-Chon
  • Bichon Frise-Lhasa Apso La-Chon
  • Bichon Frise-Maltese Maltichon
  • Bichon Frise-Miniature Schnauzer Chonzer
  • Bichon Frise-Pekingese Peke-A-Chon
  • Bichon Frise-Pomeranian Bichon-A-Ranian
  • Bichon Frise-Poodle Poochon
  • Bichon Frise-Silky Terrier Silkchon
  • Bichon Frise-Shih Tzu Zuchon
  • Bichon Frise-Toy Fox Terrier Fo-Chon
  • Bichon Frise-Westie Wee-Chon
  • Bichon Frise-Yorkshire Terrier Yo-Chon
  • Boston Terrier-French Bulldog Faux Frenchbo Bulldog
  • Boston Terrier-MinPin Bospin
  • Boston Terrier-MinSchnauzer Miniboz
  • Boston Terrier-Pekingese Bostinese
  • Boston Terrier-Pug Buggs
  • Boston Terrier-Shih Tzu BoShih
  • Boxer-Bulldog Bullboxer
  • Brussels Griffon-English Toy Spaniel English Toy Griffon
  • Brussels Griffon-Lhasa Apso Lhaffon
  • Brussels Griffon-Poodle Broodle Griffon
  • Brussels Griffon-Rat Terrier Rattle Griffon
  • Brussels Griffon-Shih Tzu Shiffon
  • Bulldog-Dalmatian Bullmatian
  • Bulldog-Olde Bulldog Victorian Bulldogge
  • Bulldog-Pug Miniature Bulldog
  • Bulldog-Treeing Walker English Bull-Walker
  • Cairn Terrier-Poodle Poocan
  • Cairn Terrier-Shih Tzu Care-Tzu
  • Cairn Terrier-Westie Cairland Terrier
  • Cairn Terrier-Yorkshire Terrier Corkie
  • Cantel (Cantel Club of America) Cantel
  • Cavachon (Cavachon Club of America) Cavachon
  • Cavachon-Shih Tzu Cavazoo
  • Cavalier King Charles-Cocker Spaniel Cockalier
  • Cavalier King Charles-Lhasa Apso Lhasalier
  • Cavalier King Charles-Poodle Cavapoo
  • Cavalier King Charles-Maltese Cav-A-Malt
  • Cavalier King Charles-Shih Tzu Cava-Tzu
  • Chihuahua-Dachshund Chiweenie
  • Chihuahua-Jack Russell Terrier Jack Chi
  • Chihuahua-Japanese Chin Chin-wa
  • Chihuahua-Maltese Malchi
  • Chihuahua-Maltese Malchi
  • Chihuahua-MinPin Chipin
  • Chihuahua-Papillon Chion
  • Chihuahua-Pekingese Cheeks
  • Chihuahua-Pomeranian Chiranian
  • Chihuahua-Poodle Wapoo
  • Chihuahua-Pug Chug
  • Chihuahua-Rat Terrier Rat-Cha
  • Chihuahua-Shih Tzu ShiChi
  • Chihuahua-Toy Fox Terrier Taco Terrier
  • Chihuahua-Yorkshire Terrier Chorkie
  • Chinese Crested-Havanese Crested Havanese
  • Chinese Crested-Pomeranian Chinaranian
  • Chinese Crested-Pug Pugese
  • Chinese Shar Pei-Basset Hound Basshar Pei
  • Chinese Shar Pei-Pug Ori-Pei
  • Cocker Spaniel-Coton de Tulear Cocker-Ton
  • Cocker Spaniel-English Cocker Spaniel Colonial Cocker Spaniel
  • Cocker Spaniel-English Toy Spaniel English Toy Cocker Spaniel
  • Cocker Spaniel-Golden Retriever Cogol
  • Cocker Spaniel-Min Australian Shepherd Cotralian
  • Cocker Spaniel-MinPin Cockapin
  • Cocker Spaniel-Pekingese Cockinese
  • Cocker Spaniel-Pomeranian Cockeranian
  • Cocker Spaniel-Poodle Cock-A-Poo
  • Cocker Spaniel-Shiba Inu Shocker
  • Cocker Spaniel-Toy Fox Terrier Foxker
  • Cocker Spaniel-Yorkie Corkie
  • Collie-Poodle Cadoodle
  • Coton De Tulear-Poodle Poo-Ton
  • Coton De Tulear-Shih Tzu Coton Tzu
  • Dachshund-Maltese
  • Dachshund-Miniature Schnauzer Miniature Schnoxie
  • Dachshund-Papillon Papshund
  • Dachshund-Pomeranian Dameranian
  • Dachshund-Poodle Doodle
  • Dachshund-Scottish Terrier Doxie Scot
  • Dachshund-Shih Tzu Schweenie
  • Dalmatian-Golden Retriever Goldmation
  • Doberman Pinscher-Poodle Doodleman Pinscher
  • Dogue de Bordeau-Neapolatin Mastiff Ultimate Mastiff
  • English Bull-Walker (ACHC)-French Bulldog Free-Lance Bulldog
  • English Toy Spaniel-Poodle Eng-A-Poo
  • English Springer Spaniel-Lab Labradinger
  • French Bulldog-Pug Frenchie Pug
  • German Shepherd Dog-Poodle Shepadoodle
  • Golden Retriever-Labrador Retriever Golden Labrador
  • Golden Retriever-Poodle Goldendoodle
  • Golden Retriever-Siberian Husky Goberian
  • Golden Retriever-Weimaraner Goldmaraner
  • Havanese-Poodle Poovanese
  • Havanese-Shih Tzu Havashu
  • Italian Greyhound-Poodle Pootalian
  • Jack Russell Terrier-MinPin Minnie Jack
  • Jack Russell Terrier-Poodle Jack-A-Poo
  • Jack Russell Terrier-Rat Terrier Jack-Rat Terrier
  • Japanese Chin-Maltese Jatese
  • Japanese Chin-Papillon Japillon
  • Japanese Chin-Pekinese Japeke
  • Japanese Chin-Pomeranian Chineranian
  • Japanese Chin-Poodle Poochin
  • Japanese Chin-Shih Tzu Jatzu
  • Japanese Chin-Toy Fox Terrier Jafox
  • Japanese Chin-Westie Jaland
  • Japanese Chin-Yorkshire Terrier Jarkie
  • Labrador Retriever-Poodle Labradoodle
  • Labrador Retriever-Vizsla Labralas
  • Labrador Retriever-Weimaraner Labmaraner
  • Lhasa Apso-Maltese Lhatese
  • Lhasa Apso-Pekingese Lhasanese
  • Lhasa Apso-Poodle Lhasa-Poo
  • Lhasa Apso-Shih Tzu Shih Apso
  • Lhasa Apso-Yorkshire Terreir Yorkie-Apso
  • Maltese-MinSchnauzer Mauzer
  • Maltese-Papillon Malton
  • Maltese-Pekingese Peke-A-Tese
  • Maltese-Pomeranian Pomanees
  • Maltese-Poodle Malt-A-Poo
  • Maltese-Shih Tzu Mal-Shi
  • Maltese-Westie Highland Maltie
  • Maltese-Yorkshire Terrier Malkie (Morkie, Yorktese)
  • Miniature Dachshund x Yorkshire Terrier  Dorkie
  • MinPinscher-Pekingese Peke-A-Pin
  • MinPinscher-Pomeranian Pineranian
  • MinPinscher-Pug Muggin
  • MinPinscher-Rat Terrier Rat-A-Pin
  • MinPinscher-Wire Fox Terrier Wire Fox Pinscher
  • MinSchnauzer-Maltese Malzer
  • MinSchnauzer-Poodle Schnoodle
  • MinSchnauzer-Shiba Inu Schnu
  • MinSchnauzer-Silky Terrier Silkzer
  • MinSchnauzer-Welsh Terrier Wowauzer
  • MinSchnauzer-Westie Wauzer
  • MinSchnauzer-Yorkie Snorkie
  • Ori-Pei -Pug Pug-A-Pei
  • Papillon-Pekingese Peke-A-Pap
  • Papillon-Pomeranian Paperanian
  • Papillon-Poodle Papi-Poo
  • Pekingese-Pomeranian Pominese
  • Pekingese-Poodle Peke-A-Poo
  • Pekingese-Pug Puginese
  • Pekingese-Shih Tzu Shinese
  • Pekingese-Silky Terrier Silkinese
  • Pekingese-Toy Fox Terrier Foxingese
  • Pekingese-Yorkie Yorkinese
  • Pomeranian-Poodle Pooranian
  • Pomeranian-Shih Tzu Shiranian
  • Pomeranian Siberian Husky  PomskyPomsky
  • Pomeranian-West Highland White Terrier Weeranian
  • Pomeranian-Yorkshire Terrier Yoranian
  • Poodle-Saint Bernard Saint Berdoodle
  • Poodle-Schipperke Schipper-Poo
  • Poodle-Scottish Terrier Scoodle
  • Poodle-Shiba Inu Poo-Shi
  • Poodle-Shih Tzu Shih-Poo
  • Poodle-Silky Terrier Poolky
  • Poodle-Soft Coated Wheaton Whoodle
  • Poodle-Toy Fox Terrier Foodle
  • Poodle-Weimaraner Weimardoodle
  • Poodle-Welsh Terrier Woodle
  • Poodle-Westie Wee-Poo
  • Poodle-Yorkie Yorkie-Poo
  • Pug-Westie Pugland
  • Pug-Yorkie Pugshire
  • Rottweiler-St. Bernard St. Weiler
  • Scottish Terrier-Silky Terrier Skilky Terrier
  • Scottish Terrier-Westie Scoland Terrier
  • Shih Tzu-Toy Fox Terrier Fo-Tzu
  • Shih Tzu-Silky Terrier Silky Tzu
  • Shih Tzu-Westie Weshi
  • Shih Tzu-Yorkie Shorkie Tzu
  • Silky Terrier-Westie Silkland Terrier
  • Silky Terrier-Yorkie Silkshire Terrier
  • Toy Fox Terrier-Yorkie Torkie
  • Welsh Terrier-Wire Fox Terrier Wirelsh Terrier
  • Westie-Yorkshire Terrier Westshire Terrier

The appeal of small designer dog breeds extends beyond their convenient size and hypoallergenic qualities. Many people are drawn to their unique aesthetic, which often combines the distinctive features of both parent breeds, such as the Puggle’s (Pug and Beagle cross) wrinkled face and the Schnoodle’s (Schnauzer and Poodle cross) expressive eyes.

Furthermore, these dogs are often noted for their sociable and affectionate nature, making them excellent companions and family pets. Breeders also claim that by mixing breeds, there is a possibility of minimizing health issues that are commonly associated with their purebred parents, although this is subject to debate and requires more scientific research to substantiate.

However, the rise in popularity of small designer dog breeds has also sparked controversy and ethical concerns.

Critics argue that the demand for these trendy pets encourages irresponsible breeding practices, including overbreeding and inbreeding, which can lead to serious health problems and genetic defects.

Many animal welfare advocates urge potential owners to consider adopting from shelters instead, where countless mixed-breed dogs await homes and may possess similar desirable traits.

Prospective owners are encouraged to research thoroughly and select reputable breeders who prioritize the welfare of their animals over profits. Ultimately, those interested in small designer dog breeds should be prepared for the responsibilities that come with pet ownership, including providing proper care, training, and medical attention throughout the pet’s life.

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