Poochins, also known as Chinpoos, Doodlechins, and Chindoodles, are an adorable mix of a Poodle and a Japanese Chin. These dogs are known to be very laid-back and easy to train, which makes them a great family pet or a good choice for retirees. They often have wonderful personalities but should be introduced to other animals from a young age.
Poochins can also tend towards a dominant behavior if you don’t train them properly and clearly establish yourself as the boss from the start. These little guys only grow to an average of about 5-12 pounds, but they can have a very mighty attitude!
Get a professional to train it and take them home.
This doggo is another one who was mixed with a Poodle, and this time with a Maltese. Aside from Poodles being incredibly smart, they’ve also got a great coat of fur that is low maintenance and doesn’t shed. Maltese are also known for their coat, which has even been referred to as a “lion mane” for how long and luxurious it is.
When combined, you get this adorable, soft little ball of fluff. Maltipoos are known for being easy to train and get along with, and they can be great dogs for seniors. They’re also especially great for cuddles since they fit nicely on your lap!
If you want an easy life bringing up your dog, then take this one home.
The Maltese Shih Tzu
They should really work on coming up with a more creative name for this breed, which is a mix of a Maltese and a Shih Tzu. They could have easily thought of one name, a two-syllable title. Why hasn’t anyone started calling these guys Maltzus or something? This breed is known for being very gentle and kind-natured.
Maltzus loves to play, and they need to get exercise like all other dog breeds. However, they’re fairly low energy, and since they’re small, they do better in smaller homes or apartments than their larger brethren. Plus, did we mention how freakin’ cute they are?
If you are looking to adopt a dog, the Maltese Shih Tzu would be in our top five. Take it home.
Cairnoodles are a cross between a Poodle and a Cairn Terrier. They’re also referred to sometimes as Cairnpoos, Cairnpoodles, and Poocans. These guys are loving and affectionate and love to stay by their owner’s side, but they’ve also got the stubbornness that comes along with most terriers. Because of this, it’s wise to start obedience training with them when they are puppies.
Cairnoodles are the ultimate cuddle buddies, even for those with allergies, thanks to their hypoallergenic coat. They tend to suffer separation anxiety when their people leave them for too long, so they either need to be crate trained or with someone who will be there most of the time. This breed is descended from two others who are highly intelligent, so they’re very smart and easy to train.
Who wouldn't want another smart member in the house? Take it home.
These designer dogs are a cross between a Poodle and a Cocker Spaniel and are known for being particularly sweet (and small.) If you’re looking for a dog that does well in a smaller space, the Cockapoo should definitely be on your list of considerations! They’re smart, loyal, and love their families. Because it is a modern mix, not all Kennel Clubs recognize them.
Yes, we know it's not pedigree, but it's a dog; what do they mean they do not recognize them? In the past few years, the Cockapoo has become very popular as it sheds very little hair, and the grandchildren and grandparents can enjoy it together. It's great for a senior citizen.