I came across this article on this lovely sunny Bank Holiday morning all about the rise in popularity of the fashionable cross breeds.
Such breeds are the Puggle (Beagle X Pug), Labradoodle (Labrador X Poodle) and the Cavashon (Cavalier X Bishon).
Whilst out on dog walks we do meet some of these crossbreed dogs, the laradoodle being the most frequent. They are gorgeous dogs, so friendly and loyal.
I even have my own Portmanteau dog, Joey (who is sat here with me now, with his nose on the mouse!) he is a Dachshund crossed with a Papillion, making him a Papshund. He looks more Papillion but has the personality traits of the Dachshund.
I wasn’t looking for a particular breed or crossbreed, it just happened to be the right timing, I saw his little face poking through the kennel and that was it, I knew he was the one for me.
Pure breed, cross breed, or mongrel, whichever name a dog comes under, as long as they are the one for you and you for them, then what’s in a name?
I think the end of the article makes a good point, why not rescue a dog instead and make up your own Portmanteau name for it?