In the 1980s an Australian dog breeder decided to cross the gentle, friendly Labrador with the intelligent, low-shedding Poodle to produce a guide dog suitable for allergy sufferers. It was a very successful example of planned and logical crossbreeding, and since then, "designer dogs" have been in great demand. As well as the popular Labradoodle, "Designer Dogs" takes a look at the wide range of modern "crossbreds" available, such as Cockapoos, Goldendoodles, Schnoodles, Puggles, Pekapoos, Cavachons, and Yorkiepoos. This book is a practical guide to choosing the dog that meets your special needs (including dogs that love working with people, dogs of all sizes that are good with children, and low-shedding dogs for indoors) and caring for it. Find a special dog that's right for you and your family.