Readers Questions

Below are some of the questions we get asked by readers of this blog.

Dog QuestionsWe do email our answers back to the person asking so if you have a question please send it to us via the question box (scroll down and it is to the left of the screen) and we will do our best to help you out as much as possible.

We are happy to answer any dog question, not just about designer dogs but our knowledge is greatest when it comes to Designer Dog Breeds.

Your question about designer dogs: We are searching for a brindle pug x caboodle pup. Can you help.?

Hello Steve,

That is not a common cross(Pug X Cavoodle) but the Pug X Cavalier is the Pugalier and they make great little dogs with loads of character that act like little clowns!

If you are in Australia you can try Chevromist Kennels at and they may have a litter available or coming up

Your question about designer dogs: Hello – hoping you can help!
we are looking for a dog to suit a family of 4 (2 kids who are 8 and 6). we are interested in the Groodle, labradoodle and the bichpoo. wanting a dog that comes to roughly knee height, friendly, non sheding. Good 1st pet!!! please help as we are quite confused as to which bread to choose. many thanks rachel

Hello Rachel,

All of these breeds make great first dogs as they are easy going and adapt to family life really well. There are differences in each of the breeds of course

The Bichpoo or Poochon will be a bit smaller than knee height and is more of a toy size dog. If you want a a knee height size in a Groodle or Labradoodle the best size is a mini (about 35 – 45cm tall at the shoulder)

If you are in Australia you can try Chevromist Kennels at and they may have a litters available or coming up. They also have notification lists for each of the breeds they have so they can let you know when they have litters available before they advertise them. They would be perfect to help you out as they have experience with a range of breeds and can take the time to evaluate your situation to guide you to the best breed to suit your needs

Your question about designer dogs: Hello do moodles shed hair?

Hello Carol,

First generation Moodles are usually non-shedding. First generation Moodles are the pups from a Maltese parent and a Poodle parent.

Your question about designer dogs: my husband and I love to walk and want a schnoodle. Do you know of any kennels who run guardian dog programs. I am a retired nurse and would love to be involved. thanks margaret

Hello Margaret,

By guardian dog program I assume that you mean a program where breeders house their future breeding dogs with guardians to look after them until they are ready to be bred with.

Most Schnoodle breeders breed first generation Schnoodles and have a Schnauzer mum and a Poodle dad. So when they are looking for guardian homes for their dogs they want a family to house their Schnauzer females. If you wanted a Schnauzer or other mum of another breed typically chosen for first generation dogs such as Cavaliers for Cavoodles or Beagles for Beagliers or Puggles, they would be a bit more common.

I do not know of any breeders with a current guardian program at the moment but you can try to contact breeders directly to see what they are planning in the future. They may also know of other breeders who do have a program in place or are looking for host families for one of their breeding dogs.