Hiya! My name is Alex and inspired by my four-year-old Cavachon, Kirby; I started Designer Dog World to answer questions you might have about all dogs, especially designer dogs.
I have been allergic to dogs my whole life, which saddened me greatly because of my love for them. We tried to take in dogs from friends that were giving their pups up, but after a few days, my allergic reactions were so debilitating that I couldn’t function normally, and we had to give them up.
Several years ago, I visited a relative with a Cavachon named Bianca. Initially reluctant to enter the house, I sucked it up and did anyway, and guess what? No reaction! Bianca had a hypoallergenic coat!
That’s when we decided to get our family a Cavachon of our own. We checked all over New York and couldn’t find one. Eventually, we went on a road trip, surprised our daughter, and checked out Greenfield Puppies in Pennsylvania, about four hours away. Kirby became part of our family, and we couldn’t be any happier.
Kirby is the inspiration for Designer Dog World. I rallied a team of writers that are all doggy experts, from canine behavioral consultants to vet techs, and we collectively produce Designer Dog World.
Kirby and I continue to personally test all the products we write about and taste all the treats and food we mention. Yes, Kirby is one lucky dog, and he knows it!
Our Writing Team
Adeline Ee (Certified Canine Behaviorist / Writer)
Adeline Ee graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Marketing. Originally from Singapore, she now lives on the road after leaving a 15-year career in travel and hospitality. A fanatic dog-lover, scuba diver, rock climber, and outdoor person, she has a keen interest in environmental and marine conservation and continually strives to be friendlier to the planet.
Maureen G. (Writer)
Maureen has been a Content Writer in the pet niche for over 5 years. She has vast knowledge on dog-related topics including dog breeds, dog health, dog care, and nutrition. With a keen interest on the evolving world of dogs, Maureen stays on top of developments, specifically designer dogs. She is a part-time volunteer in dog shelters and rescue centers, therefore conversant with the day-to-day lives of dogs.
Michelle Keldgord (Writer)
I’m Michelle. A dog-loving writing enthusiast that can’t get enough canine in her life. While my journey started with an adorable Cavalier King Charles runt, I’ve been blessed with a few breeds along the way including a German Shepherd and Labrador Retriever. I love learning about all kinds of breeds, though, especially the charming designer ones that pair up some crowd favorites. If you’re a hound admirer like I am, let’s enjoy these designer breeds together and learn as much as we can.
Ashley Simpson (Writer)
Ashley Simpson has been a freelance writer for ten years and a dog lover her whole life. She is certified in Dog Training Knowledge from CATCH Canine Trainers Academy and has successfully trained her own service dog companion, Cricket. The duo has been together for three years now, and she can’t imagine a better partner! You can find the two of them at the park on a sunny day or enjoying a pup cup (and a latte) from their favorite local coffee shops.