I think, maybe she's not making it up. So I get to Googling.
Sure enough. A Havachon is a non-fiction breed of dog. (You knew this already, didn't you?). It is a cross breed between a Havanese, another breed I hadn't heard of, and a Bichon Frise, which I had.
A full grown Havachon like the one above averages 9-12 inches tall and 10-15 pounds. Depending on the genetic blend of a Havachon’s parents, its coat can range in length and color. The mixed black and white above and solid white are most common. Below is a Havanese on the left, Bichon Frise on the right.
So. I learned a lot about coats that shed, coats that don't, and why they do and don't. Now I'm curious about the breeds of Designer Dogs in the world. I recognized many of them, and there are dozens! - but am listing the most common and desired Designer Dogs and what they're made of. I could fill another page with an A-Z listing of DDs:
- Labradoodle — Labrador Retriever and Poodle
- Goldendoodle — Golden Retriever and Poodle
- Schnoodle — Schauzer and Poodle
- Yorkipoo — Yorkie and Poodle
- Bugg — Boston Terrier and Pug
- Puggle — Pug and Beagle
- Pomapoo — Pomeranian and Poodle
- Aussiedoodle — Australian Shepherd and Poodle
- Bassetoodle — Basset Hound and Poodle
- Irish Doodle — Irish Setter and Poodle
If I had any of these I'd want a Bugg just so I could have this conversation when someone asked me:
"What kind of dog is that?"
"No, not his name, the breed. What is he?"
"No, really. What is it?"
Wouldn't that be fun? After these pictures I'll tell you what would be even MORE fun, for me anyway.
And very well loved.
Yup. I want one of those. :-)