Using standardised breeds keeps dog breed data consistent and helps Councils reunite owners with their found pets through identification of certain breed traits.
Poodle mixes are quite easy to pick, however knowing what it is mixed with can be difficult depending on the dog’s age and what breed traits came through more strongly (which is different dog to dog). If the dog was registered a Groodle, a Spoodle, a Maltipoo, a Moodle, a Cavoodle, a Labradoodle, a Cavaschnoodle or any of the other variations, it is challenging to search for an owner. Registering dogs as a Poodle cross Maltese, for example, allows councils to search owners of Poodles or Maltese depending on what traits are more prominent.
The standard breed list also ensures that the same breed has only one breed name. For example, Alsatians will all be referred to as German Shepherd Dogs.