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There’s a great deal of “hype” about cross bred dogs. The focus is either on loving or hating the poodle cross breed variations. Trust me – I have had my share of humans expressing their ambivalence…

However, this is NOT what today’s post is about. #puttingitoutthere

Cross-breeding has been a “thing” for centuries. I found 36 combinations with 50% originating from the Standard Poodle! #anotherpostcomingonthat

Unlike a “mixed” breed (three or more organisms involved) a “cross” breed is produced by crossing two organisms.

Once you learn about the two breeds that make up your new furry family member, how do you compare – 

  • temperament
  • size
  • personality
  • maintenance requirements
  • and everything else?

This is what today’s post is about 🙂


Months ago I stumbled onto dog-learn and their incredible interactive cross breed comparison chart…

photo courtesy of dog-learn

It does an excellent job highlighting the differences and similarities of the two breeds you select. They offer side-by-side information on –

  • general details
  • history
  • temperament
  • personality
  • living environment
  • exercise needs
  • grooming needs
  • breed mentality, focus, and instincts
  • lifespan
  • common health issues
  • coat (type, texture, length, color)

I laughed when I glanced at the “breed instincts” category for chasing. With the Golden Retriever it’s “high” and with the Poodle it’s “below average.” Mystery solved with Harley’s disinterest in chasing balls…

He must take after his Pappy – the Poodle!


A family friend recently brought home a cross bred puppy.

Meet Sir Phoenix…

He’s a French Bulldog and Boston Terrier. I shared this page with her and she found it beneficial in solidifying her decision to move forward with pet-ternity. 

She has a better understanding of –

  • the exercise required
  • which breed distracts easily
  • average temperature tolerance.

I know what you’re thinking – 

Can’t you just look up each breed separately?

Well… yes, you sure can but – why not just look at this comparison site? #justsaying

Phoenix and the family are adjusting well… #spoiledasheshouldbe

*Research the breeder please –

Love like a puppy – unconditionally and forever ❤️

Thanks for reading

  • Madison
    August 5, 2021

    We have no problems with mixed breeds. Mom has had them and they are wonderful. For now she is happy with our breed and prefers to stick with the GBGV. You boys are great and a nice mix too 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 15, 2021

      I think there’s a certain type out there for everyone. Thanks to your mom I have learned ton’s about the GBGV, and I think you ladies are extraordinary!

  • Tails Around the Ranch
    August 5, 2021

    Owning two purebreds that are often used as the base for creating hybrids, I found the comparison pages really fascinating. I’ll be going down that rabbit hole frequently! Thanks for sharing.

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 15, 2021

      It can certainly get interesting….
      Enjoy my friend

  • Ducky & Bogie's Mom
    August 5, 2021

    I’ll have to check this out! Ducky is a mixed breed – Lab and Corgi – so it’ll be fun to see how close they come. Bogie is purebred Golden Retriever, so it’ll also be interesting to see how his developing character traits match up.

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 15, 2021

      The first time I looked at the site – I fell down the rabbit hole looking up all sorts of combinations. It has helped me tremendously understanding some of my friends dogs LOL – Enjoy 🙂