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Labradoodles, Cavapoos and Cockapoos are some of the most popular crossbred dogs in the UK. But there are some underdog crossbreed dogs who are not as well known. A new piece of research seeks to shine a light on the least known dog species as a result of the most popular searches relating to dog breeds in the UK.
In seventh place is the adorable Texas Heeler. Texas Heelers descend from an Australian Cattle Dog and an Australian Shepherd. Despite having Australian parents, they are mainly found on Texan farms due to their natural ability to herd cattle.
Coming in at sixth place is the The American Bull Dogue de Bordeaux. These dogs are a mix between an American Bulldog and Dogue de Bordeaux. They are known for their stubborn temperament but they enjoy long walks and are low maintenance. They are also known to be loyal and very protective of their owners.
At fifth place is the Gollie. Gollies have inherited their family friendly predispositions from both parents, being the offspring of a Border Collie and a Golden Retriever. Gollies are known to enjoy relaxing at home or staying active by playing in the park.
Narrowly missing out on third place is the Bulloxer, placing fourth. Bulloxers are mixed between a Boxer and an American Bulldog. Boxers are very affectionate and energetic. They incorporate the large build of their parents and are non-aggressive by nature.
In third place is the Huskamute. Huskamutes inherit their good looks from the Alaskan Malamutes and the Siberian Huskies. They are very welcoming dogs who love attention and running around.
In first runner up, at second place is the Eurohound. Eurohounds are the pup of an Alaskan Husky and a Pointing Breed. Eurohounds are not generally kept as family pets as they require a lot of exercise being well known for their racing abilities.
The most searched for dog in 2016 was the Gerberian Shepsky. Gerberian Shepskies are the offspring of a German Shepherd and a Siberian Husky. Gerberian Shepsky’s are large dogs who love attention but are also independent by nature. They are very protective and need to be socialised from a young age.
Data and images based on research conducted by Co-op Insurance.