What Are Designer Dogs? Compared to Mixed Breeds

In today’s world of everything on-demand it is no surprise that the word Designer Dog has arrived. Is it all about having that perfect Instagram picture of your dog, or are we talking about something else entirely?

What is a Designer Dog?

A designer dog is a dog breed from two purebred parents. They are a specific mix of dog designed to create a specific designer dog as a result of cross-breeding. Knowing exactly who and what their parents are gives you a very predictable puppy with very specific traits.

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Designer Dog – Cavoodle Puppy

We talk a lot about such breeds on this website, mainly related to Poodle cross-breeds. Things like Cavoodles, Labradoodles, Goldendoodles are all dogs that have specific heritage and lineage. They are all designer dogs

What is a Mixed Breed Dog?

Any other mixed breed dog by comparison is just a mixture of two different breed parents. The exact heritage of the parents is probably not known and the outcome will be a bit of a surprise, in many ways.

There could be issues with the puppy’s behavior, or it could end up having diseases that could have been avoided. You just don’t know.

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