Adorable Dog Crossbreeds You Need To KnowBy Dannis H. Newman
For a whopping 4,000 years, human beings have been experimenting with dogs. Those wolves look pretty different, these days! Choosing the pick of the litter for certain traits, distinct types were created for work and show. The consequences of breeding have been mixed, of course. Tradeoffs sometimes have a downside! Genetic problems are pretty common. Good boys don’t deserve bad health!
Even crazier, some people spend a fortune on purebreds. Have they never hear of crossbreeds? Combining the very best of both worlds, these mixes are anything but mutts. Check out the latest and greatest from the world of dogs, and get ready for awws!
Chowba (Chow Chow + Shiba Inu)
With a light-colored, fluffy coat and an unusually black tongue, this dog is hard to miss at the park. A striking mix, the Chowba is actually a combination of the Chow Chow and the Shiba Inu. Some like to say that this breed looks like a wild wolf. Are they so wrong?
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Merging two of the oldest breeds in the world with traceable wolf roots, it does look a bit like great-great-great-grandpa. Plus, the Chowba is stubborn and difficult to train! Described as an independent and aloof dog, it’s not usually recommended for first-time owners!
Goberian (Golden Retriever + Siberian Husky)
The Goberian is a majestic name for a dog that deserves just that. This gorgeous pooch is a mix of the Golden Retriever and the Siberian Husky. Families with children say they love this breed, choosing it over many other options. What’s attracting them to the Goberian?
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Known to be especially sociable and bright, this doggy is also extremely loyal. They seem to genuinely love runs, jogs, and hikes. Combined, these qualities certainly make it a good choice for suburbia. some say the Goberian is the definition of man’s best friend!
Golden Dox (Golden Retriever + Dachshund)
Why, who’s this right here? Is it a weiner dog, or not? As it turns out, sort of. The Golden Dox is the result of crossbreeding a Dachshund with a Golden Retriever. All in all, it’s a combination of two of the most faithful breeds!
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Golden Doxes are friendly and well-equipped to spend time with children. Even better, they are easy to train, and form strong bonds with their families. But they can be a bit stubborn, in the spirit of full disclosure: The weiner genes show through at times, and not just in their stumpy feet!
Shiranian (Pomeranian + Shih Tzu)
This sweet, tiny guy is the Shiranian, a cross between the Pomeranian and the Shih Tzu. Considered by small dog fans to be one of the best in that category, they are loving and affectionate as a breed. And it’s hard not to be affectionate right back!
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A double “teddy bear dog” mix, it should surprise no one to find out that the Shiranian loves to snuggle. A sweet companion for children and a great dog to have around strangers, they seem to trust every human they meet. Perhaps not the best guard dog, but that’s forgivable!
Golden Shepherd (Golden Retriever + German Shepherd)
Golden Retrievers and German Shepherds are both in the top popular breeds in America. Why not mix them, and be twice as nice? This irresistibly people-loving dog is athletic and loyal, just like mom and dad! What traits stand out the most, besides the obvious?
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Golden Shepherds are actually pretty quiet. And with proper exercise outside of the house once a day, they can actually be content living in a small city apartment. That’s not true, for all big breeds. But for urban dwellers looking for a friend to the end, this one might be a good choice at the pound!
Frenchton (French Bulldog + Boston Terrier)
It is a sad fact that the process of breeding can sometimes create problems for the breed. When humans try to make a dog too big or too small, it can mean health problems! The French Bulldog and the Boston Terrier both had a few issues, so a solution was proposed. Why not combine the best of both worlds, and make a stronger mix?
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Indeed, the Frenchton was the perfect solution. This little cutie is a great option for anyone in the market for a small pooch: They love to be around their owners, love a moderate amount of cuddle and play, and don’t mind small apartments. Plus, they’re a bit mischievous! A well-rounded choice, without a doubt.
Yorkie Pom (Yorkshire Terrier + Pomeranian)
Mixing the Yorkshire Terrier with a Pomeranian was no mistake. It led to the Yorkie Pom, a new fuzzy favorite! Tiny yet feisty, they have a few names in the market out there. Sometimes listed as a “Porkie” or “Yoranian,” they are guaranteed to be cute in little boots and sweaters. Exhibit A, below!
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Yorkie Poms are energetic, intelligent, loving, and alert. What’s missing, in that mix? Perhaps size, but not everyone wants a huge animal. This ultimate tiny teacup pet is always ready for playtime and fits right into a handbag. For some, that’s a doggy dream come true!
Beabull (Beagle + English Bulldog)
It seems like a deepfake, but it’s totally real: This dog looks familiar, at first glance. But something is off! The Beabull might make some squint to figure out exactly what they are looking at. Is it a Beagle? Is it an English Bulldog? The answer, of course, is both!
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Known to have a generally even temperament, breeders say that this pet is great for homes with children. Beabulls don’t seem to mind being poked and grabbed by curious kiddos, which is a great feature. The only catch? Perhaps their coat, which sheds like crazy! But with a face like that, who can stay mad at them for long?
Chug (Chihuahua + Pug)
With the signature bulging eyes and a sandy tan coat, this doggo can be none other than The Chug. A mixed breed of a Chihuahua and a Pug creates a totally crazy-looking creature. It’s a Franken-dog, of sorts. But no one is complaining, really!
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Their temperaments a winning combo, too: These canines love to hang out with big breeds and small children alike. And despite their tiny bodies, they have big personalities. As loyal pups, they can get a bit possessive without training!
Hug (Siberian Husky + Pug)
The Hug is totally huggable, as one would expect. A combo of the Siberian Husky and a Pug is one that should have happened sooner! Playful and affectionate, it has clearly inherited some of the best qualities from both breeds. But is that the whole story?
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While Hugs are known to be smart dogs who can be trained quickly and easily, there’s another side of that coin. The Husky is stubborn,. and this relative is similar. Pugs needs tons of attention, and Hugs do, too! But with that toothy grin, who wouldn’t want to give it try?
Aussiepom (Australian Shepherd + Pomeranian)
Undeniably delightful, with a face that could melt the coldest of hearts, the Aussiepom really stands out at the park. A cross between a big Australian Shepherd and a small Pomeranian created this supermix with a beautiful coat. What kind of behavior did they inherit?
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Just like both sides of their family, Aussiepoms love to have fun. That doesn’t mean lounging around, all day, either. They love tons of attention and need endless exercise. They don’t want to do it alone, of course: Owners should be prepared to be involved, all the time!
Chusky (Chow Chow + Siberian Husky)
For dog lovers into thick, luxurious coats, there are a lot of choices these days. But why not try the Chusky? Mixing the Chow Chow and the Siberian Husky created a giant fluffball and a good watchdog. They love to be cuddled, which is convenient since everyone wants to cuddle them!
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Chow Chows and Siberian Huskies are loyal, and their kids are the same way. Cuter than any home alarm system, this breed is also very alert and protective. It’s a good deal with a guard dog: Unwavering commitment to safety for unlimited hugs!
Bull-Pei (English Bulldog + Shar-Pei)
A wrinkly face for the record book, the Bull-Pei certainly stands out on a walk. Most people have probably never seen anything like it, it’s safe to say. The mix between an English Bulldog and a Chinese Shar-Pei is only becoming more popular!
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Some might say this combo is the ultimate dog. It doesn’t mind small apartments, doesn’t make a lot of noise, and won’t run around driving everyone crazy indoors. They don’t shed a lot either, but owners need to look out for one thing: They might need help cleaning their special rolls!
Bullhuahua (French Bulldog + Chihuahua)
Small dog lovers will be excited to hear that breeders have combined two of the very best: A French Bulldog and Chihuahua fell in love, and created the Bullhuahua! With a tiny body and gigantic ears, it’s a funny-looking dog. And that’s just how fans like it!
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Bullhuahuas even have a bit of a sassy attitude. But they are playful and loving most of the time, and love to spend quality time with their families. They don’t mind being lap dogs, for those who like a TV buddy. But owners should know they have a tendency to be territorial. Watch out for this little guy when he gets going!
Aussiedoodle (Australian Shepherd + Poodle)
There are oodles of poodles already, but what about Aussiedoodles? Adding an Australian Shepherd to the gene pool creates an interesting mix, with a silly name to match! Mama and papa are known as two of the smartest dogs in the world, and their pup doesn’t disappoint.
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Mixing two “canine Einsteins” meant a good chance for a service breed that can take direction. Though they do have a ton of energy and need a lot of playtime and exercise, they are often recruited for real duties that require emotional support and smarts. Loving and loyal, Aussiedoodles form strong bonds along the way!
Corgitian (Corgi + Dalmatian)
Cruella Deville, stay away! This new Dalmatian mix involves a Corgi, and is known by a few different names. Listed either as Dalcorgis, or Corgitians, the crossbreed takes on the short, stumpy body and the spotted coat of its parents. The results are undeniably appealing!
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Anyone who wants the energy of a lanky dalmatian in a manageable package might enjoy this option. Intelligent and people-loving, owners rave about the mix. But even though it may not look like it, this breed does demand plenty of exercise: Be prepared for daily workouts, Corgitian lovers!
Cheagle (Chihuahua + Beagle)
Putting the floppy ears of a Beagle on the body of a Chihuahua may have been a dream for a long time. But now, it’s a reality with the Cheagle! Its personality is said to be gentle and docile, with a taste for fun — and that sounds about right, for those familiar with both breeds.
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While a Cheagle is small enough for apartment life, owners should know they do not like to be left alone for too long. First-time dog owners may be surprised to see they can get fussy when locked away all day. Good to know, right?
Bernedoodle (Bernese Mountain Dog + Poodle)
Mixing a poodle with a Bernese Mountain Dog actually has unpredictable results. The Bernedoodles of this union varies a lot in appearance. But they’re all cute, without a doubt! Canine genetics can be funny like that, on occasion. What do they all have in common, though?
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It seems they all like to snuggle! A perfect addition to the living room furniture, they are happy to stay for an evening of TV next to the couch. Not bred to be a show dog, these animals really just want to be cuddly companions!
German Sherpei (German Shepherd + Shar-Pei)
A German Shepherd twist, coming right up! The German Sherpei might cause a double-take or two because it does resemble the main breed. The addition of Shar-Pei genes makes it a canine with a unique personality and features. It’s time to learn more!
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Loyal watchdogs and true companions, the German Shar-Pei is often called hard-working. Intelligent and independent, it is suspicious of strangers and loving to family. Perfect, perhaps — but for first-time adopters, this one is said to be a hard pet to manage. Experienced owners, this might be the right fit!
Beaglier (Beagle + Cavalier King Charles Spaniel)
Hello, little Beaglier! This crossbreed between the Beagle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel hails from Australia, where it first became popular during the 1990s. Increasingly, they have become trendy outside of the Outback. And it’s not hard to see why, upon only first glance!
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Gentle and playful, this is one great family dog. Not known for being loud or especially yappy, they may bark on the occasion that someone new enters the home. Not a bad trait, really! They love belly rubs, along the way. Traditional Beagles certainly have competition, now!
Chiweenie (Dachshund + Chihuahua)
Usually known as the Chiweenie, this sweet mutt is also known as a Choxie, a German Taco, a Weeniehuahua, or a Mexican Hot Dog. Which name is the most accurate? It’s hard to say, but this perfect purse puppy is half Dachshund and half Chihuahua. It’s also 100% precious!
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Chiweenies are energetic and compact little dogs. They really don’t judge owners with small apartments, happy to live in the space with walks outside for a break. FYI: They can get a bit yappy at neighbors knocking on the door. But who doesn’t sometimes?
Dorgi (Dachshund + Pembroke Welsh Corgi)
Many may not now the Dorgi is actually a favorite of Queen Elizabeth II. She couldn’t get enough of this mix between a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and a Dachshund, otherwise called a Dorgi. She loves Corgis, of course. But why not mix it up sometimes, with a cute cousin?
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The Queen knows what she’s doing when it comes to tiny pets. Social, loyal, and friendly is just what a royal needs, and the Dorgi delivers. They already have real guards at the balance. Dogs there can take a break, and just be as sweet as nature intended!
Aus-Tzu (Australian Shepherd + Shih Tzu)
An Australian Shepherd and a Shih Tzu got together, and the world has never been the same! Mixing these two dogs was a great idea, everyone agrees. With soft, silky fur and a silly face everyone’s mother could love, the Aus-Tzu is a big, big win.
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Mainly a companion, the Aus-Tzu loves to play fetch. Classic dog! But back at home, there is some necessary maintenance: For some owners, all that hair can be a bit much. For those who enjoy using a brush, this breed could be just what the dog-tor ordered!
Frug (French Bulldog + Pug)
Every dog has a unique profile, in the canine family. But there’s a special look, to this one! For anyone into wrinkles, the Frug is worth a try. A crossbreed between a Pug and a French Bulldog might be the way to go, breeders schemed. They were probably right!
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The Frug is often found with tail wagging and tongue out, ready to greet anyone approaching the house. It’s a happy meeting, without growls. Not a guard dog, at all! Full of happiness and energy, they just want t play outside and share love. And who doesn’t want to love this little Frug right back?
Jack A Poo (Jack Russell Terrier + Poodle)
What happens when a Jack Russell Terrier and a Poodle get busy with babies? Why, the Jack A Poo of course! A playful mixed breed, experts say this one is best suited for families with kids. Looking at this friendly face, the recommendation is not hard to believe!
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According to experts, this mix includes intelligence from its Poodle side. It also has the determination and work ethic of a Jack Russell Terrier. Combined, it has one more big trait: Stubbornness, without proper exercise and love! Daily doses are required, without exception.
Shorkie (Shih Tzu + Yorkshire Terrier)
Itty bitty Shorkies are a merger of two very lovable small dog breeds: The Shih Tzu and the Yorkshire Terrier. Combining Yorkies with anything is a cute project, but this one hit it out of the park! An added bonus: They’re super doting and affectionate!
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The breed has two major modes, and its energy can go from playful to chill very quickly. But owners should know that leaving for the day can be a hard experience for the SHorkie. They have a lot of separation anxiety, and miss their family truly, madly, deeply!
Husgi (Siberian Husky + Pembroke Welsh Corgi)
Known alternatively as the Husgi, the Corgsky, and the Siborgi, one thing is always constant: This pint-sized pooch looks a lot like dad! Mixing the Siberian Husky with the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, it seems that this mix ended up with sled dog features — just mini size!
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Few can resist those pointy ears and foxy head, at the pound. In terms of personality, they are friendly. But the truth is, they are not as universally friendly as some breeds. They enjoy being watchdogs — especially for the humans they love deeply. Always a good boy!
Beagi (Beagle + Pembroke Welsh Corgi)
Short, sweet, and always at people’s feet, the Beagi has a lot to offer in dog world. A mix of Beagle and Corgi, they are equally great companions. And not just with people either — Beagis love to play with other animals! For anyone looking to expand their pet family, that’s great news.
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Truthfully, they are a tad territorial and get restless indoors for too long. They require training but are actually a bit easier to work with compared to Beagles. For anyone willing to put in the daily exercise with the Beagi, it’s well worth the trouble! Who doesn’t want a cheerful and devoted pup?
Basshuahua (Basset Hound + Chihuahua)
Some of the most famous breeds have famously short lifespans. The Great Dane, for example, only lives for seven years! This mix does not have that problem, though. The Basshuahua is half Basset Hound and half Chihuahua. And it can live for more than 15 years, which is more than double other popular breeds!
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The Basshuahua is always strongly committed to one to 2 people in its life. It’s one of the most loving combos on the list, and love to be a lookout at home. They reserve their love for their family, and make great guards!
Jackador (Jack Russell Terrier + Labrador Retriever)
The Jackador is a catchy name, no doubt. But what is the source of its moniker? Meshing Jack Russell Terrier plus Labrador Retriever, the fusion makes sense. This mutt is great with kids and families, always cute and playful. Oddly enough, it’s not very well known!
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Because they have not been adopted as widely as other mixes, less is established about their universal quirks. Current owners say they are great with families, temperamentally. But there’s one catch so far, and proactive training is a good idea: Watch out for chewing on anything and everything!