-poo- mixes

In the February 2012 Out magazine, a column (p. 87) that begins:

No longer is a dog just a poodle — it’s either a cockapoo, a poogle, a yorkipoo, a pootalian, or any number of multicultural canines that characterize the rampant trend of crossbred poo-mixes.

and ends:

Let’s all make a pact — if your dog sounds like an Urban Dictionary entry, it’s time to simplify.

A great effusion of poomanteaus.

A sampling from Paul McFedries’s Word Spy site (including several -oodles among the poos):

Bernie-poo (Bernese mountain dog x standard poodle)
Bichon-poo (Bichon frise x toy or miniature poodle)
Cockapoo (Cocker spaniel x toy or miniature poodle)
Golden-poo (Golden retriever x standard poodle)
Jack-a-poo (Jack Russell terrier x toy or miniature poodle)
Labradoodle (Labrador x standard poodle)
Lhasa-poo (Lhasa apso x toy or miniature poodle)
Maltie-poo (Maltese x toy or miniature poodle)
Peke-a-poo (Pekinese x toy or miniature poodle)
Poma-poo (Pomeranian x toy or miniature poodle)
Pug-a-poo (Pug x toy or miniature poodle)
Schnoodle (Miniature schnauzer x toy or miniature poodle)
Scoodle (Scottish terrier x toy or miniature poodle)
Shih-poo or shi-poo (Shih-tzu x toy or miniature poodle)
Spoodle (Spaniel x toy or miniature poodle)
Terri-poo (Terrier x toy or miniature poodle)
Westie-poo (West Highland terrier x toy or miniature poodle)
Yorkie-poo (Yorkshire terrier x toy or miniature poodle)

I’m sure there are more out there. Woof, woof.

 

2 Responses to “-poo- mixes”

  1. Tané Tachyon Says:

    Being the mother of a longtime Neopets fan, this is what I think of when I hear the word “Poogle”: http://www.neopets.com/poogle/.

  2. Zmanteaus « Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    [...] poomanteau (link) [...]

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