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Designer Dogs are Haute Couture

What we used to call a “mixed breed” has now become known as a “designer dog”, a much more “haute couture” name than “mutt”. Actually they are a cross between two purebred dogs. New breeds have sprung up since the late 1980’s at a fast and furious pace, the earliest cross having been between a Labrador and a poodle, the Labradoodle. The following is a list of just some of the breeds that have been created by breeders of designer dogs;


– Golden Retriever + Standard Poodle = Goldendoodle

-Schnauzer + Yorkshire Terrier = Snorkie

– Pug + Beagle = Puggle

-Maltese + Pomeranian = Maltipom

-Boston Terrier + Pug = Bug

-Pomeranian + Toy Poodle = Pomapoo

-Yorkshire Terrier + Poodle = Yorkipoo

-Jack Russell Terrier + Poodle = Jack-a-Poo/Jack-a-Doodle

-Yorkshire Terrier + Shih Tzu = Shorkie

When deciding on a designer dog, it is important to read up on the characteristics of each breed. Know their temperament and the kind of care they need. If you dislike shedding, mixing a poodle or  other non-shedding dog, like a Bichon Frise with one that tends to shed may be a good choice. Determine if the two breeds are good with families with children, other pets and senior citizens, if need be. Find out if the dog can handle apartment living and less exercise or needs more space and lots of area to run and play. Is the coat high maintenance requiring frequent brushing and trips to the groomer? Are they large consumers of food? These and other factors will help you choose the type of designer dog that best suits your lifestyle.

Most experienced breeders will be able to tell you what characteristics will develop as the puppy grows. They are often able to predict what coat type the dog will have and the kind of care it will need. Temperament can be harder to predict because it develops past the age of adoption. But the good breeder usually has the history of other successful litters to draw upon. The important message here is to research and select a highly regarded breeder. The AKC is a good place to start your search. Enjoy your new special companion!

A Tails Untold Donation to Sunshine Golden Rescue

Tails Untold is very pleased to have made a donation to Sunshine Golden Rescue!  For more information, please click on the link below.
Happy Holidays, Everyone and may every pet find a loving, forever home!
Welcome to Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue

Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that rescues Golden Retrievers who have lost their homes through no fault of their own. Through adoptions, we seek to place them in their forever homes from NJ through ME.

Everything you need to know about Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue can be found via the various links and pages of our site.  Our website is frequently updated to provide you with the most current information about our organization and available dogs.  If you are visiting for the first time, please be sure to visit our information page and various other pages to learn more about what we do.

A Tails Untold Personalized Pet Book Fan

Tails Untold created a Book for Cheryl Solomon’s Golden Retriever, Yogi.  Here is what Cheryl had to say about her Yogi’s Tails Untold New York Adventure Book.

“To all my dog loving friends – please check out www.tailsuntold.com. You can have a personalized, hard cover book of your pet where you get to share your dog’s characteristics, etc. The book is made for your dog. Easy to create by simply filling out the questionnaire on the site and submitting photos. I had one done of Yogi and it came out so fabulously that I had to order extra reprints for gifts. I’m working on Bubba’s this weekend. Short turnaround time too – within weeks! All for less than $110!!! It’s a steal and a lifetime keepsake so please go to website and share your dog’s stories with Tails Untold and have your dog published! “