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What a pistol! Smart, active, and adorable, the Schnoodle has become a popular hybrid dog breed. He’s a cross between the Poodle and the Schnauzer and can be found in many colors. Ranging from 6 to 76 pounds, the Schnoodle has a place as a lap dog, a family dog, a therapy dog, or a performance dog. The vast majority of them are small dogs. The appeal of this hybrid is that they generally have the Poodle’s willingness to please mixed with the sturdiness and activity of the Schnauzer. Playful and lovable, this dog lives to have fun and is always the center of attention. See below for complete list of Schnoodle characteristics!
The Italian Greyhound dog breed was a favorite companion of noblewomen in the Middle Ages, especially in Italy. But this small hound was more than a lap dog, having the speed, endurance, and determination to hunt small game. These days, he’s a family dog whose beauty and athleticism is admired in the show ring and in obedience, agility, and rally competitions. See below for complete list of Italian Greyhound characteristics!
It’s not surprising that the Labradoodle has gained such popularity so quickly. Originally developed to be hypoallergenic guide dogs, the first planned crosses of Poodles and Labrador Retrievers were arranged by the Royal Guide Dogs Association of Australia. The result was a smart and sociable dog who not only possessed a nature appropriate for guide dogs but also had a low-shedding coat. While the hybrid is not yet achieving consistent results in coat or temperament, they’re wildly popular and affectionate dogs. Some of these mixed breed dogs end up in shelters or rescues. If you want to bring one of these loving, faithful, and adorable hybrid dogs into your home, then make sure you opt to adopt if you can!
An adorable, small dog with the personality of a big clown, the Cockapoo is the first of the “designer dogs” (not a purebred dog breed), dating back to the 1960s, rather than to just a few years ago. Breeders combined the Cocker Spaniel and Poodle breeds to make a completely people-oriented hybrid who’s intelligent enough to train easily, hardly sheds, forgives quickly, and is so affectionate that you’ll never feel alone. You might even have to shut the bathroom door for a minute of privacy. Despite their unfortunate status as a designer breed, you can find these hybrid dogs in shelters and rescues, so opt to adopt if you’re able! Your Cockapoo buddy will be happy running around an agility course, showing off their tricks to company, being petted as a therapy dog, or just hanging out on your lap. Your lap is theirs, by the way.