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Twinkie Twinkie little dog

06/19/2013

This week’s Klip Joint Dog of the Week is Twinkie, a fuzzy little Poodle mix. She has a slight under bite, so she always looks like she’s smiling at us.

People seem to have a fascination with Poodle mixed breeds. Maybe because Poodles are very intelligent and do not shed. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about poodle crosses:

Poodles crossbreeds are purebred poodles that have been crossbred with another purebred dog breed. They may be described as a mixed breed dog, designer dog and sometimes as a hybrid dog. In biological terms, poodle crossbreeds are an intraspecies hybrid, rather than a hybrid between two different species, since all dogs belong to the same species and subspecies: Canis lupus familiaris.

While some crosses are accidental, many crosses are intentionally bred. Among reputable breeders, cross-breeding is an attempt to breed dogs with positive characteristics of two recognized breeds. For example, the Labradoodle was originally bred in an attempt to create a dog with a Labrador temperament and a hypoallergenic poodle coat. The intent was to create guide dogs for people with allergies. However – as with all crosses – only some puppies from cross-breeding of two purebreds will inherit both desired traits, some will inherit one trait, and some neither. Even when crossbreed dogs manifest dominant traits, these dogs may not pass on the desired traits to offspring.

While cross-breeding does not guarantee better health, hybrids bred from parents with disparate gene pools may have far lower chances of expressing disorders associated with the parent breeds.

We’re not sure if Twinkie is a Designer Dog, but she sure is cute and we have a lot of fun when she comes for grooming. No matter what breed your cuddly companions are, we keep them at maximum cuteness at Klip Joint Dog Gooming. Twinkie - Poodle Mix

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. taniaknowsbest permalink
    06/19/2013 11:09 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post “Will You Be My Puppy of Honor?” I also enjoyed reading your page. Dogs Rule!! 😊👍

  2. Argus permalink
    06/20/2013 1:04 am

    ‘Labradoodle’ … I love it …

  3. 08/06/2013 6:50 pm

    Twinkie is all Winkie hey, thanks for your visit, I hope you enjoy the reads and come back for more! It’s always great to find a blog with good grooming tips….six Dachshunds can keep me grooming day and night….guess what the newshour is really for? 😉

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