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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!!!


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