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A Saint Bernard Australian shepherd mix may sound like an odd cross breed to many families. Not only is that a curious mix of two pretty different dogs, neither are particularly high on the popularity list.
The Australian Shepherd is a much-loved dog in working circles, and highly appreciated by breeders and owners. Still, it doesn’t have the popularity of other shepherd dogs and collies.
The St Bernard dog had a brief spell in the limelight after the Beethoven fad, but proves to be too much to handle for many owners. This therefore leads to some important questions about the worth of this hybrid and its potential as a pet.Continue reading
The best dog hybrids come about not from designer mixes of cute, teacup sized animals, but rather attempts to create a helpful, well-mannered working dog or family dog.
There are many breeders that understand the best qualities in temperament or physique of two breeds, and are able to create a strong, healthy line of puppies that offer the best of both worlds. One such creature is the Rottweiler Lab mix.
As the name suggests, this is a simple cross between two popular, well-known breeds, with the aim of creating a smart, good-natured dog that can settle into different work environments and homes.
Is this a match made in heaven, or are there issues with this Rott Lab mix that new owners need to be aware of?Continue reading
Some dogs are bred for their speed and agility, others for intelligence and compatibility as a working dog.
Others are favored for their unusual looks or the quality of their coat.
Hybrid dog breeding allows us to try and create a pet dog, or working dog, with the best qualities of two different breeds. The aims is to either accentuate the positives or tone down the negatives.
The Eskipoo is a great example. This is a hybrid that may not that well known, but it has the potential for some great traits when all the genes fall into the right place.Continue reading
There are plenty of interesting Poodle hybrids out there due to the three different sizes of Poodles and their ability to bring new benefits to other breeds.
Some are more well-known than others. The Labradoodle is world famous, but there are probably much fewer dog lovers that have heard of the Bichon Frise Poodle mix.
This cute hybrid is one to keep an eye out for if you want a small poodle cross with a big personality.
French Bulldogs are one of the most popular breeds of dog right now. Many dog lovers are won over by their looks and personality and want to bring one into the family.
The problem is that many go searching online for these dogs and get a bit of a shock when they see the prices many breeders are asking for.
We all know that a pure bred dog from a good breeder isn’t going to be cheap, but there are some price tags on these dogs that can seem a little bit excessive.
So how much do French Bulldogs cost and what is it about these animals that means that they warrant this high price tag?Continue reading