a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Long Portland Walk in the Poo Capital

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Long Portland Walk in the Poo Capital

SUMMARY: Hybrids everywhere. Of course that's what I meant.

Here's my friend and her dogs, Beppé the Maltipoo (Maltese/Poodle) and Rio the Standard Poo(dle).

They actually have a little off-leash grassy area, right near downtown! How non-Californian is that! Rio seemed pleased.

We walked for a lovely 3 miles--and then back again--along the Willamette.

We saw a lot of dogs on our walk. Didn't identify all of them--a Boxer, a probably Shepherd mix, maybe a MinPin. But there seemed to be an inordinate number of nonshedding type Poo dogs--besides Rio the PooDle and Beppe the Maltipoo, we met this GoldenDoodle:

And a Labradoodle (whom I did not photograph) and saw half a dozen other dogs of various sizes who might have been Poo(Dles) or FillInYourFavoriteBreedPoo mixes. I don't think I see this many Poodles or hybrids in our area. Portland seems to be a hotbed. At least along the riverfront on a crisp, cold, sunny winter day.


  1. You don't hang out in the places the "poo" people do in the bay area then!

    Right now in my current puppy and family dog classes I have a labradoodle, a maltipoo, a chipoo, and a terrierpoo.

  2. Very fun shot of the standard poodle!

  3. That's a lot of poo in your class, wendy! Poodles seem to be an incredibly popular dog to crossbreed.

    Thanks, Dawn; I like the shot, too, with those ears flying.