9 Cute Small Poodle Mixes Designer Dogs 101 Mix Breeds
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Poodles are among the most popular dog breeds
in the world.
And, with good reason, they’re highly intelligent,
graceful and affectionate, not to mention
For those reasons, they are also the most
popular parent of all when it comes to creating
a hybrid, or designer dog breeds.
In this list, we’ve compiled some of the
cutest of the small poodle hybrids, often
called Doodle Dogs by aficionados.
If you like poodles or just small cute dogs
in general, you’re bound to find a cutie
on this list that melts your heart.
Let’s get started, but before we start,
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One of the original “designer dogs”, the
Cockapoo has been with us since the 1960s.
The product of a Miniature or Toy Poodle crossed
with a Cocker Spaniel, the Cockapoo is known
for his sweet and often clownish personality.
The Cockapoo is a lap dog, but he is also
intelligent, and easily trainable and quite
the little athlete.
His affectionate nature combined with his
good looks makes him one of the most popular
of the designer dogs.
And, being the oldest, he is also one of the
most consistent when it comes to traits to
expect from this dog.
There’s no denying that the Maltipoo, often
called a Moodle, is a cutie.
What really grabs you is this cute little
Because of his loving and fun-loving nature,
grown-ups, as well as kids and seniors, will
A cross-breed between a Maltese and a Toy
or Miniature Poodle, the Maltipoo is usually
non-shedding and his small size makes him
an excellent companion for apartment dwellers.
He loves life, and his perfect day includes
playing games, going for a walk, and racing
through the house.
He enjoys long cuddles and is sensitive to
his people’s wants and needs.
Like most of the hybrids on this list, he’s
intelligent and easy to train.
If you’d like a cute little Poodle Hybrid
more content to spend the day on your lap,
the loyal and affectionate Peekapoo may be
more your style.
No, he’s not a Pokemon, this Doodle Dog
is the cross between a Pekingese and a Toy
or Miniature Poodle.
Like the Cockapoo, the Peekapoo is among the
oldest Designer Dog breeds, developed back
in the 1950’s.
The Peekapoo is a loving and loyal dog who
is dedicated to his family.
An ideal lapdog, he delights in being part
of every family activity.
He is gentle and an intelligent dog who is
happiest in the company of his owner.
Protective of his family, he’ll defend them
with everything his mall body can muster.,
although we have to admit that he’s not
very intimidating, it’s the thought that
When you take a dog as cute as cute as the
wee Yorkshire Terrier and cross it with a
toy poodle, you get a hybrid that is beyond
The Yorkipoo is friendly, playful, smart,
and cute as all get out.
His small stature makes him best suited to
a home with adults or older children and he’s
quite comfortable in a small apartment.
He’s an active and sometimes mischievous
dog, but he does have a sense of humor.
He has plenty of energy to be burned off and
he loves to play when he’s not parked on
your lap watching Animal Facts.
And, his ability to run at supersonic speeds
and jump like Jordan can be surprising to
those who aren’t expecting a cute, little
If you are looking for a small-breed dog that
possesses the affectionate nature of a Pomeranian
and the intelligence of a Poodle, the Pomapoo
may be the right Doodle Dog for you.
This Pomapoo is known for his loving and affectionate
nature as much as for his small size and big
personality and no less than a bit of cuteness.
The Pomapoo is typically friendly and affectionate
by nature, though he may have more Pomeranian-like
tendencies and be reserved around strangers.
But, he may also be fairly outgoing at times,
and eager to make friends.
Shihpoo … wait, can I say that on YouTube?
The Shihpoo is obvious a Shih Tzu cross that
is always cute with an alert expression and
He’s friendly and outgoing, and has a high
level of intelligence and trainability, although
some can be a bit on the hard-headed side.
So, what’s up with all these weird names?
The naming conventions used for Designer Dogs
is what is called a portmanteau, which is
basically combining to words.
It started with breeds like the Cockapoo and
Peekapoo and later the Labradoodle and just
sort of stuck.
Although, it does lend itself to some pretty
obvious puerile humor with Shih Tzu mixes.
Can you guess what a Jack Russel Shih Tzu
mix is called?
OK, back to the list.
By this point, you should probably be able
to figure out that a Chipoo is a toy poodle
He may not be as open or friendly to strangers
as some of the other dogs on this list, but
the Chipoo is loving and affectionate with
He is a great companion dog and loves to be
part of a family environment.
He loves to play, is quite intelligent, considered
easy to train due to his desire to please.
He is also known to be quite independent,
turning any space into his own personal play
zone – including a small apartment – so
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The Cavapoo, also known as the Cavoodle, is
an adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Poodle Hybrid who became popular through Australia
in the 1990s.
The Cavapoo is a gentle and loving dog who
gets along very well with young children as
we as with other small pets.
The Cavapoo prefers the company of humans
and can become strongly attached to a specific
He’s intelligent and responds well to gentle
And he’s just super cute.
So, before we get to number one, which small
Doodle Dogs do you think are the cutest.
Let us know in the comments.
Finally, we get to the Lhasa Poo.
Small and cuddly, the Lhasapoo makes a wonderful
companion for singles, couples, seniors and
families alike, so pretty much everyone.
Gentle in nature and extremely playful, this
dog makes a great addition to any growing
family, as they do well with both children
and other dogs.
A mix of Poodle and Lhasa Apso, this doodle
dog is gaining in popularity.
He is small but mighty!
Due to his moderate activity requirements
and small size, the Lhasapoo would do just
fine in an apartment, so long as he gets a
bit of exercise every day.
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