Designer dogs are also sometimes called hybrid dogs.  Designer dogs are a mix of two purebred parents.  Purebred enthusiasts claim that by breeding designer dogs the inherited problem is being doubled up. The reason is that the two genetic problems are being combined between two different breeds.

The most popular designer dogs are Poodle mixes.  One popular Poodle mix is a Goldendoodle which is a Golden Retriever and Poodle mix.  Goldendoodle’s have a lot of fur, but they don’t shed much which makes them a popular hybrid dog.

Designer Dogs
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