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Monday, April 12, 2010

Designer Dogs

I while ago, I posted a story about a lady claiming that Frankie was A. her dog, and B. an Italian Greyhound-Chihuahua mix, an Italian Greyhuahua. Until that day, we assumed Frankie was a Chihuahua-Wiener Dog mix, which made her a Chiweenie, which is how she got her name. She's part hot-dog, as in frankfurter, a sausage. Add to this the fact that she's American and a brat...bratwurst and there she was! Frankie the Bratwurst was born, um, named.
This isn't Frankie but this is exactly how she was named
Ketchup please! And don't forget the bratwurst!

After the run in with the lady, I started making silly jokes about Designer dogs. First off, I wanted to know if designer dogs can only wear designer dog collars and sleep on designer dog beds.  Then I pondered, if a Wiener dog and a Chihuahua make a Chiweenie, wouldn't it be safe to assume that an Italian Greyhound and a Chihuahua make a Chitalian Greyhound? Not! Apparently there's a list of designer dogs' names, and on that list I found out that Frankie, according to the American Canine Hybrid Club is an Italian Greyhuahua. I thought it was hilarious until I kept reading. My experience was similar to that of reading a mix-and-match book.

Here are some of my favorite designer dogs BOL

Affenpinscher x Poodle = Affenpoo, who wants to be named after poo?
American Rat Terrier x Boston Terrier = Brat Hmm, no comment here
Chihuahua x Dalmatian  = Chimation This isn't the funniest of names, but I get to laugh over the details. A ladder comes to mind
Chihuahua x Jack Russell Terrier = Jack Chi This one makes me think of the possibilities if my furiend Jack and I were to have a pup together
Chihuahua x Pug = Chug Chug, chug, chug...
Chihuahua x Toy Fox Terrier  = Taco Terrier Is this a result of the Taco Bell commercial?
Collie x Golden Retriever  = Gollie, those make excellent soccer players
Dachshund x Pembroke Welsh Corgi  = Dorgi, which rhymes with "dorky"

Dachshund x Pomeranian  = Damerenian, again, fetch the ladder por favor
Jack Russell Terrier x Poodle  = Jack-A-Poo, sorry again, Jack. 

And a few desirable names for a few select designer dogs

Beagle x Chinese Shar Pei = Sharp Eagle
Cocker Spaniel x Lab = Spanador, ole!

You can read more about the new designer dogs at The American Canine Hybrid Club's website. 
Meanwhile, my imagination is running wild thinking that the possibilities are endless...

As if being a dog wasn't tough enough, it seems that designer dogs carry an extra burden: their name!!!



Stella said...

Here is whats nice about the designer names. A mixed breed dog, used to be a mistake, like me, I am Border Collie and Lab. But now, Twinkie, I am a Borador! Isn't that a cool name! No more mistakes! A much loved designer breed because we are smart, know how to behave and retrieve.
You can say I knew her when she was a mutt, now she is a Borador.

See you in the Society Pages!

Stella the Borador

houndstooth said...

Hee hee! You make light of a situation that often amuses us here. What happened to just being proud to be a mutt? Those are some great names, though!


Anonymous said...

My mom once saw an Most Adorable puppy in Petsmart and asked what she was. The lady said that she was an Australian Shepherd/Shitzu mix. My mom wondered if that made her an "AuShitz." Most Luckily, my mom did not say this out loud.

Wiggles & Wags,

Golden Samantha said...

Oh that is hilarious! Mayziegal is thinking along the lines of something I was coming up with too - heehee! Great post!
Hugs xo

Martine said...

Oh gosh the possibilities are endless. Maybe to get a chimation they take the smallest dalmatian and the biggest chihuahua ever. Still seems a bit far fetched. What does Linguini think?!

xo martine & the kiddlets

the magic sleigh said...

Woooos! Designer dogs, I think is silly unto itself! Like a purse or something... Scampi is a BorderLion!
(border collie x papillion)

-Kira The BeaWoootiful

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh Frankie
what an education, thank you. What is really exciting Mr. Designer doggy, you may be part Pink's hot dog
Benny & Lily

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Pat Wahler said...

Was that a photo of the nearly extinct "Chickachi"?

JacksDad said...

Well, why would you want to be a designer puppy when you can be a Labrador? :)

Remington said...

I agree some of those designer pups are something else....

Dog Foster Mom said...

It's kind of fun to take a "mutt" and give it a designer name, because some people all of a sudden are much more interested in adopting that dog. Silly people.

3 doxies said...

I just dont's even knows whats to say. I thoughts a designer dog was just a mixed why they gots to have a fancy schmancy name. Can'ts we just loves all doggies regardless?
But, if I haves a half chance being a Dorgi than I so glads I am a full bred doxie
Now, I gots to go checks that hybrid mush out.

Sagira said...

It is always fun to read some of the names that these people come up with.

Draco and his Mom said...

What a good class today Twink, it is so funny to think about what to call different doggies...

Oreo said...

Those names are too funny. I like the Taco Terrier the best BOL


♥ Sallie said...

LOL! You are so funny!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Personally I like the old stand by... Heinz 57 and of course there is always... OOOOPS!

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Whataever happened to be being a mutt?? I am a mutt and proud of it!


Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Twinkie
We're with Frankie. Heinz 57 all the way, but we are curious to see what they would call Daisy. She's a border collie, lab x.
We're off to check it out.
Love Ruby & Penny

kissa-bull said...

what about a bull terrier and a shitzu
teehee hee hee
pibble sugars
the pittie pack

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Just imagine all the combinations - we just love Mayzie's Mom's idea and now the Pittie Pack's.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

Blog Mom rather likes Bugs - Boston terrier/pug mixes. But you know what you'd have to call a Frenchie/pug mix then, don't you? Now you've got Blog Mom started....she says we need to find a Fug.

wags, Lola

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...


Too bad they khan't fill their time more produkhtively!

I did find out the new khanine next door is a Cavichon - Sammy is remarkably khool in that he doesn't make a sound out there - he's khontent to sit out in the middle of his yard like some other pup I know furry well!


the booker man said...

i'm with jackdaddy on this. :)))
the booker man

Lorenza said...

Those designer dogs sure have interesting names!
Dorgy? I love that one!
Kisses and hugs

Two Pitties in the City said...

We think Miss M. is an American Bulldog/ Boxer mix, and someone tried to tell us she was a designer do. I don't think anyone would intentionally design Miss M....

The Oceanside Animals said...

"Spanador" sounds like some sort of intergalactic emperor, or possibly a bounty hunter ...

Thor and Jack said...

hehe. Gollie =Golden+ Collie! What a team! We can win the world cup??

Kate said...

I like Jacks comment

I've heard of the usuals - Spoodle (spaniel/poodle), Labradoodle (Labrador/Poodle), Jack Frost (Bichon/Jack Russell)

But these are funnier!!!!!!

Keep safe, I wonder what Frankie would taste like with ketchup?

I'll only lick...


Cocorue said...

oh Twink Twink , we looove your posts and your sense of humour!

we are so angry with mumster for not being able to play your Gabe game as she's going away that week and now serves her right as she may Not be able to go to Bangkok because of the situation there Bol!!!!!

i'm laughing sooo loud and hard at the names and that humourless Tiffy and mumster are just staring at me.....


Molly the Airedale said...

Some of the names are just hilarious - chug chug! haha
We love the picture of the frankie dog in a bun! How adorable!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

My Mind's Eye said...

Hilarious!!! Twinkie thank mom for making us lol today. You tell Frankie that her breed is 100% lovable puppy as are all of you.
Madi and Mom


Hi Twink,

Luuv this post! Especially the last picture. Is that a Chickhuahua?

Also, we wanted you to know that we luuuved your Dear Twink Advice Column and we are looking forward to the next one! You are one smart pup!

Luv ya,
Star and Riley.

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