Quiz: Test Your Designer Dog Breed Knowledge

They’re quite popular and not without reason. Adorable cross breeds, like the Labradoodle, are typically created with the intent of folding the best of two breeds' typical appearances and personalities into one great dog.

And while you might meet a lot of Labradoodles these days, how much do you really know about them and other “designer” dogs?Find out with the quiz below.


Test Your Designer Dog IQ

Guess the designer dog breed

Anita Peeples, Animal Photography | Nick Ridley, Animal Photography

Question: Which of these dogs is a Cockapoo?
Left
Right

Cockapoo

Nick Ridley, Animal Photography

Answer: The Cockapoo, on the right, is a mix of the Cocker Spaniel and Poodle. The dog on the left is a Goldendoodle.

Goldedoodle dog breed

Anita Peeples, Animal Photography

Question: Goldendoodles are guaranteed to be hypoallergenic.
True
False

Goldendoodle

Barbara O'Brien, Animal Photography

Answer: False. Goldendoodles are sometimes promoted as being hypoallergenic, but there’s no scientific evidence that any breed or cross breed won’t cause allergies. Reputable breeders don't offer a guarantee.

Basador designer dog

Alamy

Question: This dog is a cross of a Labrador Retriever and which other breed?
Basset Hound
Dachshund
Beagle

Basset Hound looking up at camera

David Jensen, Animal Photography

Answer: The Basador is a mix of the typically lumbering Basset Hound and the energetic Labrador Retriever

Doxiepoo dog

Robin Burkett, Animal Photography

Question: Poo dogs are usually Standard Poodle mixes.
True
False

Poodle - Miniature Dog Breed

Mary Bloom

Answer: False. Generally, Doodle dogs are bred from Standard Poodles and Poo dogs are bred from Miniature or Toy Poodles — but some Doodle dogs are bred from Poodles of various sizes, such as the Goldendoodle and Labradoodle.

Pug designer breeds

wolves68450, Flickr | Alamy | Tara Gregg, Animal Photography

Question: Which of these Pug mixes is part Beagle?
Left
Middle
Right

Puggle

Tara Gregg, Animal Photography

Answer: The Puggle, which is a Pug and Beagle mix, is on the right. The Chug is in the middle and the Pugapoo is on the left.

Labradoodle

Vidar Skauen, Animal Photography

Question: Wally Conron, head breeder for the Australian Guide Dog Association, became the first person to deliberately breed Labradoodles in which year?
1979
1989
1999

Labradoodle dog

iStockphoto

Answer: Conron bred Labradoodles for a guide dog school in 1989.

Black Standard Poodle in Grass

Leesia Teh, Animal Photography

Question: The Poodle, which is part of so many designer breeds, is known for usually being smart, family-friendly and easy to train.
True
False

Standard Poodle dog breed

Mary Bloom

Answer: True. Poodles have had a reputation for being frou-frou, but they also tend to have an Einstein brain and a great sense of humor and are often wonderful family dogs.

Cavapoo designer dog breed

Sam Clark, Animal Photography

Question: The Cavapoo, a mix of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Poodle, isn’t typically much for snuggling.
True
False

Cavapoo dog breed

Answer: False. The fun-loving Cavapoo can be quite trainable — but he might prefer snuggling on the couch to working on his obedience skills.

Aussiedoodle designer dog

Thinkstock

Question: Which designer breed is pictured here?
Labradoodle
Aussiedoodle
Goldendoodle

Aussiedoodle dog

Mike Lawson / Flickr

Answer: The Aussiedoodle is a mix of two breeds known for their intelligence: the Australian Shepherd and the Standard or Toy Poodle. He can make a fantastic therapy dog.

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