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Can You Tell Us Which Dogs Make Up These Mixed Breed Names?
By: Ashley Palkovics
7 Min Quiz
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About This Quiz
Have you ever thought about purchasing, or breeding, a designer dog? Looking for that beautiful mix of one breed with another? The history of dog breeding is a long one, starting as early as prehistoric times. Domesticated dogs were encouraged to breed into their subgroups of usefulness, such as hunting or guarding. The true take-off of breeding as we know it today began in the mid-19th century, with the development of "kennel clubs." These are high societies focused on the breeding and promotion of dog breeds, designed by socialites.
Crossbreeds have become more popular in recent times, as grassroots movements have taken the mantle to end breedings. Critics have reported that breeding may cause uncomfortable and dangerous deformities in dogs, beginning a newfound societal cause of "adopt, don't shop." However, by mixing these predisposed breeds with others, we have found an incredible amount of gorgeous crossbreeds. Think you know your Peakapoos from your Yorkiepoos? Or maybe you just have a good handle on canine companions. Either way, get ready to explore the world of dogs, big and small. We guarantee you'll be wanting one of your own after you finish this quiz!
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This big girl is basically a living teddy bear. What makes up a "Goldendoodle"?
Have you ever just wanted to own a big pile of fur and fluff? The Goldendoodle may be the breed for you. Despite part of their genes coming from poodles, they often lean on the larger size of dogs. It began becoming a mainstream kennel club breed during the 1990s and has since grown immensely in popularity. They're affectionate, friendly dogs but they need room due to their size!
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They're sweet-tempered, they're domesticated, but most importantly they're small! What makes up an "Aussiepom"?
This loyal companion breed is the cutest ball of fluff you could possibly ask for. Their lifespan ranges between 12 to 15 years, they have soft fur coats that require brushing and an affectionate disposition. While they often have the markings associated with their Australian genes, their features lean more Pomeranian.
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This dog has the most *gorgeous* eyes. What does a "Labsky" consist of?
Another less popular name for this pup would be a "Huskador." This breed is surprisingly common in shelters and adoption centers, so consider heading to your local SPCA to find one if you're on the prowl!
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This pocket pup will melt your heart. How would you describe a "Cheagle"?
These pups have a lot of energy and love to give. They're recommended for people who are able to give these dogs the attention and outdoor time they need to be happy. Loyal, loving and a bit laughable, the Cheagle is adored by many. Though they are considered "designer breeds." they can also often be found in local shelters.
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Hopefully they won't "chow" on your homework while you're gone! What is a "Chusky"?
The Chusky, also known as a Chowski, are a more recent breed to come out of the Kennel Club world of gene manipulation. While these dogs are beautiful little fluffs, they require an extra amount of training. Due to their disposition, Chusky dogs do not like being separated from their owners. Experts suggest working on crate training immediately upon getting the puppy so as to avoid having the dog acquire separation anxiety.
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Some people consider dog spots "dog freckles," but what breeds make those freckles appear on a "Bullmation"?
We highly recommend NOT getting 101 of these pups, despite what the Disney movies will tell you. These family-friendly dogs are great with kids, love people and are great running companions. They do require a lot of exercise and training, as they're known to be a bit stubborn due to the bulldog side in them.
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A "Goberian" will capture you immediately with their loving eyes, but what breeds make up that DNA?
These dogs may be large, but they're full of devotion to their families. The "Goberian" is very energetic, enjoys hiking and parks, and requires a lot of attention from its owner. Due to their size, they are NOT recommended for apartment life. Give them a backyard with a tennis ball, and these gorgeous golden gems will love you forever.
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In the "pit" of your stomach you know you want one. What is a "Pitsky"?
The eyes of a husky but the features of a pit bull? We'll take it! They're a demanding and require a lot of attention and care from their owners. Seasoned dog owners or people who have dogs already are recommended for this breed. This is the perfect companion to take with you as you travel, run, or explore.
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What breeds give the "Gordie" its gorgeous smile and features?
Whoever thought to mix the two most widely beloved breeds of dog is a mastermind. This happy-go-lucky doggy often has the coloring of its retriever bloodline mixed with the stature of the Corgi. They're of medium temperament, but do require lots of love and attention. Make sure to make your Gordie feels appreciated every day like they make you feel!
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Who gives the "Cavachon" breed its irresistible qualities?
Mellow, sweet-tempered and adorable are the best ways to describe a Cavachon. Did we mention that they more often than not don't bark!? If you're searching for a quiet companion that is easy to train, consider this breed when you're looking for puppies! Also, they're often hypo-allergenic.
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This was historically the first "designer dog." What does a "Cockapoo" consist of?
During the 1960s, the "Cockapoo" made its debut and has become an icon for dog breeding everywhere. They're very friendly, easy to handle and love to be showered with attention. They're also very versatile dogs, switching from actively playing at a park to calmly laying on their owners' lap. They are a breed of many talents!
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What gives the adorable "Labradoodle" its name?
Labradoodles are the most well-known designer dog breed on the market due to their several iconic features in pop culture and filmography. A sociable guide dog with a minimal amount of shedding, a Labradoodle will easily become your best friend. They vary in size and features due to the general inconsistencies of the breed. However, they're almost always affectionate as can be.
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This stubborn but lovable breed loves to bark up a storm. What makes up a "Puggle"?
This breed is a bit more challenging, as they're very talkative and stubborn. Training will take a lot of time, and sometimes can require outside help in order to assert your dominance as the head of the household. After you break them in, the Puggle turns into the most friendly, fun-loving family companions you could possibly ask for. Don't give up!
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Which wonderful pup combination makes the DNA of a "Chiweenie"?
This pup redefines "lapdog." Since both of these breeds are short in stature, it's no surprise that the Chiweenie fits the bill as a perfect pocket pup! These dogs make good companions for singles living in apartments, as they don't need much room to manage. They do, however, expect cuddles daily. These affectionate breeds prefer to have owners that will allow them in their space constantly. Hopefully, you don't get claustrophobic!
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We hope you don't choke up at how cute the "Chorkie" is, but what is it made from?
These tiny companions tend to live to about 10 to 15 years and have been in existence since the 1990s. These pups are spirited, energetic, and enjoy attention. They're also one of the more intelligent breeds of dogs, giving them more training capabilities than some other designer dogs.
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Sometimes we're unsure if this breed can actually see from all the fur in their eyes. What two breeds make a "Mal Shi"?
With the Mal Shi weighing at MAX 12 pounds, you could probably do curl ups with them! This breed is very easy to train in a home, and can adapt to many different environments. They're exceptionally friendly, making great family pets but also good companions for those who are lonely. This breed is also very popular with those who have allergies, as they shed minimally.
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Short and simple, like this question. What is a "Jug" made out of?
Intelligent and fearless, the Jug is one of many pug combinations to be created. Their sweet curly tails and wrinkly foreheads are unmistakable traits of their ancestors, and the first was bred as early as the 1960s. These dogs are good in families so long as the families come FIRST. Jugs can sometimes become a bit jealous when new people are introduced.
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The results of this pairing vary, but what makes up a "Beagador"?
Despite many tries from many people, the "Beagador" is a pretty inconsistent breed. This usually well-tempered dog normally is short with a medium-sized body, and a variety of color combinations. They're playful, enjoy making friends and are incredibly loyal to their families. They often attach themselves to their owner, and consider them their "person."
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There aren't many breeds that start with "z," but this one does! What combination makes a "Zuchon"?
These dogs are not only hypo-allergenic and minimally shed, but they also minimally bark and have great temperaments. The Zuchon is a great choice for someone who isn't usually suited for dogs. They're very kind, friendly pups that are versatile as far as environments go. They also thoroughly enjoy being the center of attention, so be sure to spoil them.
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Which pointy-eared herding dog is called a "Texas heeler"?
This breed belongs on a farm, with lots of land to run around on. The Texas heeler was primarily designed for herding and farm work, but they can also serve as great family friends. They're very smart, witty dogs with a high rate of trainability. They enjoy having something to do, so don't leave this little guy to his own devices or he may tear up your house.
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They likely don't enjoy the fact that their name ends with "poo", but what does a "Doxiepoo" consist of?
This is arguably THE most unpredictable breed, as the bodies and orientations of these two dog breeds are very different. The Doxiepoo is a good guard dog to its owner and can function in a small space. However, their Dachshund nature means they'll need their outdoor time to explore and get into mischief.
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What combination of dogs gives the "Goldador" its name?
Imagine putting both classic retriever breeds together, and you've got the biggest ball of sunshine you could possibly ask for. The Goldador came from the need to combine the work ethic of one dog with the sensitivities of another. This breed requires a lot of outdoor time, at LEAST 30 minutes every single day.
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The hypo-allergenic "Bernedoodles" are made from what two dog breeds?
With the grouping of a Bernese mountain dog and any kind of poodle, you get a Bernedoodle. These non-shedding, intelligent dogs are made to be companions and not show dogs. They prefer to be next to their owner's side as they explore the world or chill at home. While many breeds have similar physical traits, the personalities can vary from puppy to puppy.
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What makes up the DNA of the sweetest pups, the "Poochon" breed?
They may be small, but they are a bit high-maintenance. The Poochon sheds A LOT, and requires grooming pretty often. They also need constant attention, looking for cuddles from their owners as they enjoy the close proximity. They also have one of the cutest smiles that dogs can have (or as they appear to have) on their faces.
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The ball of energy that is a "Jack-A-Poo" is made from what two breeds?
While the Jack-A-Poo can be a great addition to the family, they do tend to be jealous breeds of other pets and require a bit of an introduction before joining the household. Their energetic nature often makes them good with kids, and their low shedding rate makes them much more manageable as a breed.
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Whoa! What in the world is a "Whoodle"?
Another name for this loving, intelligent breed is a "Sweatenpoo." We can see why that one didn't catch on. The Whoodle has come into existence in the past 20 years, making it one of the first new dogs of the millennium. These dogs need a lot of exercise in order to be happy, but they love running around with other dogs or children.
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They're anything but bossy, but what makes up a "Bossi-Poo"?
Smart, charming and easy to get along with, the Bossi Poo is a great addition to any household. They often get along with other pets and people, and their intelligence gives them an edge on adaptability. The first recorded Bossi Poos were from the 1980s, but interestingly enough have not been allowed into the American Kennel Club.
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Its a bit of a mouth full, but what is a "Weimardoodle"?
These big boys are also sometimes known as "Weimaranerdoodles," but that's much more of a mouthful than the original name. Like their size, these dogs have big personalities to share with their owners. They require exuberant amounts of attention and love, or they will otherwise cause destruction.
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We promise this isn't a misspelling, but what is a "Dorgi" made from?
Did you know that these pets are owned by Queen Elizabeth II? Even royalty needs a buddy. The Dorgi combines two of the most adorable dog breeds to create a pocket pooch everyone can love. They're energetic, loving and devoted to their owners. While sometimes they can develop separation anxiety, these dogs are generally very easy to train due to their intelligence.
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What makes up the small, furry genes of a "Cavoodle"?
During the last 10 years, there's been an unprecedented surge in Cavoodle breeds and adoptions. This dog was actually designed NOT to be a designer dog but to combat the diseases that generally hound (haha, get it) purebreds during their lifetime. The Cavoodle will always let you know when a visitor arrives, as they've a talkative breed. But don't mistake that for aggression, they just want to tell you what's up!
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The name may speak for itself frankly, but what is a "Doodleman Pinscher"?
This breed is perfect for families, but not so much with strangers. They love to play, to be a part of the family and to serve as the guard dog for the household. However, they find themselves often on edge when outsiders come to their territory. They were first bred in the 1980s, and both breeds make this combination a great dog for training. However, their intelligence may lead to stubbornness on their end of the relationship.
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It may sound like the name of a Pokemon, but it's not. What breeds make up a "Bassetoodle"?
While these adventurous, adaptable pups are great in a variety of environments, they do have a curious side. This causes them to wander off from the pack often and requires constant supervision when taking the dog unleashed outside. This breed strongly understands and respects the chain of command. In order to get them to be the best dogs they can be, you'll have to assert yourself as the Alpha.
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What breeds give the moxie to a "Morkie"?
This princess of a pup can be quite a handful sometimes. This breed sheds a ton, and needs to be brushed several times a week. Due to their long hair, they often get mats and tangles which need to be worked on. They also, unfortunately, often have a lot of health issues. They make up for it with tons of love and a cuddly demeanor.
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They may not look too friendly, but they'll capture your heart! What is a "Bullhuahua"?
These little guys don't get any taller than 12 inches, and they weigh no more than 30 pounds! This pup doesn't take much maintenance, as their hair is very short with minimal shedding. However, due to their small mouth size, they may need their teeth brushed every once in a while. This breed is very protective of its family, so if you enjoy having people over you should start doing that immediately after adopting your forever friend!
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No matter what the size, they're still perfect. What combination of breeds creates a "Foxillon "?
These small boys and girls weigh at MAX 8 pounds. They also only grow to be 8 to 11 inches tall, keeping them relatively close to the ground. That doesn't stop them from having big personalities, though. In fact, the Foxillon is very good at asserting itself in a group or environment it is not familiar with.
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We love them, but they do look like drowned rats. What makes up a "Westillon"?
They may look like small, docile dogs, but they're far from it. The Westillon combines what we love in the skills of a terrier and the looks of a Papillon. They've very lively, joyous dogs who are often bred for companionship more than anything else. Their portable size is also very convenient for owners who move around a lot or have a small living space.
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Pups sure do love to sniff, but can you sniff out the origins of the "Sniffon"?
Despite their facial features making them appear aggressive, these dogs are often fairly relaxed companions. They often can serve as guard dogs, barking only to alert their owners of a new person in their space. Their exercise requirements are significantly less hefty than other dogs, making them great for apartments and cities where green grass is a hot commodity.
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Without taking a peek, can you guess what a "Pekehund" is made from?
While their outer appearance may vary depending on the breeding, their personalities are fairly consistent and complementary with each other. These dogs are intelligent, loyal, but most importantly good with people. They become very attached to their owners, usually picking someone to be THEIR human within a family unit.
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Knowing what you do about canines, can you think of what a "Chowpit" would be?
If you're looking for a puppy that can be independent, but also loving, then you've found the breed for you! The Chowpit has the functional traits of a pit bull, and the adorable tendencies of a chow chow. They're generally very protective of their owners, and require a bit of socialization before they can be left to their own devices.
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What gives the "Labrasenji" its name and its distinction?
The curl in their tails is very characteristic of the Labrasenji. This medium-sized dog has been described as more catlike than dog, making them adaptable to many different kinds of environments so long as they're taken care of. Due to the retriever in them, they do need a certain amount of activity in order to be the happiest.
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