Designer dogs are all the rage and although they are a mix of several breeds, they are not mutts. A mutt or your standard mixed breed is generally the result of two dogs mating and could be pure bred or mixed breeds themselves. This leads to inconsistency from litter to litter. A designer dog is a careful breeding of two pure-bred dogs of different breeds such as a Golden Retriever with a Poodle. These breedings have been testing so they result in fairly consistent results. You can get a general idea of what your dog’s temperament will be like and his general look and size. However, when choosing a designer dog, ensure that you can live with either of the contributing breeds since your pup may favor one of the breeds over the other. Checking out both parents can help you understand what kind of puppy you will get. Learn more from your Flushing, MI veterinary clinic.