Designer breeds have been around for quite some time now and have fast become favorites among dog lovers. In addition to the fact that a good number of them are hypoallergenic, they also possess exclusive excellent features from their parents. Here are the top 5 designer breeds ranked by Petland:
The cockapoo has a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle parents and their original breeding can be traced to the 1960s. They are a very loving breed and an incredible family dog. They respond well to training, and can be easily socialized.
This breed is a mix of a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle. They are very playful and have lots of energy. Their cross can be traced back to the 1980s and their hypoallergenic status makes them a major favorite.
The goldendoodle's cross can be traced to around the 1990s. They are a cross between the golden retriever and poodle. They are very loving dogs who are easy to train and do well when exposed to lots of exercise and attention.
This breed is the result of a cross between a Yorkshire terrier and a Toy or Miniature Poodle. They are family-friendly dogs and are highly intelligent and playful. They may tend to bark a lot, and this would have to be curbed early on. They weigh around 8 to 15 pounds making them good for apartment living too.
With a Bichon Frize and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel parents, it's no surprise that this breed is very playful. They also boast great qualities such as intelligence and loyalty and relate well with other pets and kids. They have medium energy levels and only require moderate exercise as well as grooming to keep them in top shape.
Designer breeds have a lot of excellent qualities that may give them an edge over pure breeds. One of these is their hypoallergenic status. So, if you want to go down this path, these five breeds are an excellent array to pick from.