According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), there are 190 recognized dog breeds in the world. These dog breeds can take the form of familiar pets such as the Golden Retriever or the Chihuahua. While the AKC is recognized for their extensive resources, they do not have an exhaustive list of mixed-breed, hybrid dogs. Today, we are going to introduce you to 40 incredible mixed breed dogs that you might never have heard of!
Maltipoo (Maltese + Poodle)
The Maltipoo is a hybrid breed that features the Maltese and Poodle. Maltipoo pups tend to be high-energy animals with an affinity for having fun. Maltipoo are charming, great with kids, and perfect for smaller homes. You will need to keep your Maltipoo busy with plenty of playtimes in order to keep the breed from growing bored and discontent.
Boxador (Boxer + Labrador)
This regal looking pup is the product of breeding between the Labrador Retriever and the Boxer. The Boxador comprises two of the most popular American breeds and the results are writ large across this image. The Boxador is an adventurous breed that loves to get outside, thus making them the perfect companion dogs for adventurous families and energetic individuals.
Pitsky (Pitt Bull + Husky)
This charming little dog is known as the Pitsky, a mix between the Siberian Husky and the American Bull Terrier. This breed is classified in size ranging from medium to large, though they are always going to be highly spirited. The Pitsky needs to have constant attention to keep the breed from growing unhappy, so first-time pet owners are better off looking elsewhere for their first family pet.
Saint Berdoodle (Saint Bernard + Poodle)
How can you look at this adorable dog and not immediately fall in love? The Saint Berdoodle is one of our favorite hybrid breeds due to their goofy nature and fluffy coat. The Saint Berdoodle is a hybrid mix of the Saint Bernard and Poodle, two dramatically different dogs. Just look at the size of his big ole paws!
The Bull Pug (English Bulldog + Pug)
Can you guess what two breeds make up this adorable little pup? The Bull Pug is a hybrid dog featuring English Bulldog and Pug ancestry. Most Bull Pugs feature prominent muzzles, deep eyes, and wide shoulders. The Bull Pug is also known as the Miniature Bulldog. The Bull Pug has an average lifespan of 9 to 13 years.
Golden Dox (Golden Retriever + Dachsund)
The Golden Dox is about as adorable as anything has ever been. Bred with Golden Retriever and Dachsund ancestry, the Golden Dox is also known as the Golden Weiner Dog. This low-to-the-ground hyper little dog is amazing for families with small children thanks to their warm temperament and fierce family loyalty.
The Aussie Pom (Pomeranian + Australian Shepherd)
The Aussie Pom, or Aussiepom, is a beautiful long-haired breed that is crossed between the Pomeranian and Australian Shepherd. These furry little pups are bred for companionship thanks to how loyal, smart, and family-focused they are. The Aussiepom can make for a great family pet even in a home with small children. Make sure you keep your grooming tools handy, that coat loves to be brushed!
German Chow (German Shepherd + Chow Chow)
The German Chow is also known as the German Shepherd Chow. This breed typically comes in medium-to-large sizes with an average life expectancy of around 12 years. The German Chow takes after its Shepherd roots with its desire for an active lifestyle. With a ton of energy and lofty ‘playtime demands’, the German Chow is great for the individual looking for an adventurous companion.
Cormatian (Corgi + Dalmatian)
This adorable little dog almost doesn’t even look real! With that being said, if you fell in love with the Cormatian then you are in luck, they are very much a popular hybrid breed. The Cormatian is a mixture of the Corgi breed and the Dalmatian. You can see the Corgi in their low profile with the obvious markers coming from its Dalmatian lineage.
The Corgidor (Labrador Retriever + Welsh Corgi)
The Corgidor is a fascinating breed crossed between the Labrador Retriever and Corgi. Considered a mid-sized dog, this evenly tempered breed can make for a great family pet. The Corgidor is as energetic as it is adorable, so make sure you keep plenty of toys on hand. The Corgidor is smart and energetic, so pet owners who love to train their dogs should find plenty of success!
The Bullmatian (Bulldog + Dalmatian)
If you’ve never seen the Bullmatian before, you are in for a treat. This mid-sized mixed breed dog features Bulldog and Dalmatian roots. Considered to be family-friendly and loving, the Bullmatian has managed to pull in the best qualities from both of its root breeds. Bullmatians make for fantastic companion dogs provided that you give them plenty of exercise.
Hug (Pug + Husky)
We don’t think any dog has been more aptly named than the Hug. The Hug is a mixed breed featuring Pug and Husky roots. Despite the disparity between the two breeds, the little Hug has managed to take the best of both worlds. The Hug is playful, friendly, and incredibly intelligent. The best aspect of the Hug, outside their loving nature, is that they are great in homes small and large.
French Pin (French Bulldog + Mini Pinscher)
Have you ever seen such a cute yet odd-looking dog? The French Pin is a mixed breed dog that lives, on average, around 12 to 15 years. The French Pin weighs in at around 25lbs and is known for its high energy level and, as a result, make for great companions to experienced dog owners.
Jack-A-Poo (Jack Russell Terrier + Miniature Poodle)
The Jack-A-Poo is a joyful and loyal breed of dog that features a cross between the Miniature Poodle and the Jack Russell Terrier. The Jack-A-Poo is considered a medium breed that is more hypoallergenic than other similar breeds. Jackapoos are active dogs which means they need at least an hour of exercise every day.
1Schnoodle (Schnauzer + Poodle)
The Schnoodle is a massively intelligent breed of dog that can be found in homes around the world. The Schnoodle is a mix between the Schnauzer and Poodle and both breeds are evident in the complexion of the dog. Schnoodle’s are both playful and loving, but they require a lot of attention to keep from getting into trouble.
The Goberian (Golden Retriever + Siberian Husky)
The Goberian may not exactly be a household name in the world of dog breeds, but it should be! The Goberian is a beautiful cross between the Siberian Husky and the Golden Retriever. This large breed of dog is extremely friendly, devoutly loyal, and more than ready to follow its owner into any adventure. The Goberian is gentle despite its size and great with people of all ages.
Chusky (Chow Chow + Husky)
We don’t think there’s a more adorable name in the animal kingdom than ‘Chusky’. With that being said, this breed is a cross between the Husky and Chow Chow. The Chusky grows to roughly 55lbs and averages a lifespan of around 12 years. The Chusky is considered a protective and loving breed, though you will need to keep up with its meticulous grooming standards.
The Frenchton (Boston Terrier + French Bulldog)
This striking breed is known as the Frenchton. The Frenchton is a cross between the French Bulldog and the Boston Terrier. Known for having a high motor, the Frenchton loves to stay active as much as possible. Smart and sociable, the Frenchton loves to play games with or without you, so get ready to share plenty of laughs with your new furry friend.
Chug (Pug + Chihuahua)
Who knew that a name so ugly could create a dog so cute? The Chug is a mixture between the Chihuahua and the Pug. This little dog is known for being both smart and stubborn, so owners will have to keep up on their training to keep their puppy busy.
The Bernedoodle (Poodle + Bernese Mountain Dog)
The Bernedoodle is a cross between the Bernese Mountain Dog and the traditional Poodle, two wildly disparate breeds. Despite the difference in size between these two dogs, the Bernedoodle came out as a loving and goofy giant with a sharp mind. The Bernedoodle is fantastic around families and great when smaller children are around.
Golden Shepherd (Golden Retriever + German Shepherd)
The Golden Shepherd is one of the most popular hybrid dogs around, at least among those that know of its existence. The Golden Shepherd is a mixed breed dog that combines German Shepherd and Golden Retriever genes. The Golden Shepherd is known for its beautiful coat, fierce family loyalty, and high motor. You will need to maintain an active lifestyle with your Golden Shepherd for the breed to be as happy as possible.
Maltese Shih Tzu (Maltese + Shih Tzu)
The Maltese Shih Tzu, also known as the Mal-Shi, is a designer dog with Shih Tzu and Maltese lineage. Mal-Shihs are considered F1 crosses, and they are not recognized by most major kennel clubs. Mal-Shis are great for families, couples, and elderly individuals. Due to their minute size, the Mal-Shih can feel comfortable in even small apartments.
Miniature English Bulldog (English Bulldog + Pug)
The Miniature English Bulldog is also known as the Toy Bulldog, a mixed breed that arose in England during the 19th century. The Miniature English Bulldog is a crossbreed of the English Bulldog and the Pug. Despite its name, this breed can actually grow to rather large sizes, with 40lbs being on the higher end of their weight.
The Shollie (German Shepherd + Border Collie)
When we talk about the Shollie breed we are talking about one of the most adorable hybrids on the planet. The Shollie is a cross between two incredibly popular breeds, the Border Collie and the German Shepherd. This hybrid breed makes for an excellent family pet and has been recognized as such by the Dog Registry of America as well as the American Canine Hybrid Club.
The Puggle (Pug + Beagle)
The Puggle is one of the more well-known hybrid breeds in America. Mixed between the Pug and Beagle, the Puggle has grown in popularity as a designer dog. The Puggle can grow up to 15 inches in height, measuring at the shoulders, as well as 30lbs in weight. The Puggle is an adorable little dog known for its long muzzle and floppy ears.
The Gerberian Shepsky (German Shepherd + Siberian Husky)
While this breed sounds completely made up, we assure you that the Gerberian Shepsky is as adorable as it is real. The Gerberian Shepsky is a cross of the Siberian Husky and German Shepherd. With its striking coat, large ears, and piercing eyes, there is a whole lot to like about this breed. This crossbreed can take on dominating characteristics from either member of its breeding history, thus making for a unique pet.
The Frug (French Bulldog + Pug)
The Frug is absolutely a real hybrid animal, though we think their name could use a little workshopping. The Frug is a hybrid cross of the Pug and French Bulldog. Considered an F1 designer dog, the Frug is hard to predict when it comes to physical traits as genes can manifest in slightly more random ways. Despite their F1 status, Frug dogs can live a long and healthy life.
Cheagle (Chihuahua + Beagle)
The Chihuahua and Beagle have been crossbred to create the Cheagle. Known for being a compact and energetic little dog, the Cheagle goes by a variety of different names. From Chi-Bea to Beagle Chi, no matter what you call your adorable puppy, you’ll enjoy the time you have with them. Cheagles are incredibly kind breeds, and they are great around families, children, and elderly individuals.
Rat-Cha (Rat Terrier + Chihuahua)
The Rat-Cha is a fascinating little hybrid dog with Rat Terrier and Chihuahua lineage. The Rat-Cha is considered a designer dog with an overprotective and energetic streak. Despite their tiny size, the Rat-Cha is better reserved for families with older children. The Rat-Cha loves to play, so make sure that you give the breed enough attention to prevent problems from manifesting.
The Morkie (Yorkshire Terrier + Maltese)
If you love how cute the Yorkshire Terrier breed is, wait until you set your sights on the Morkie. This hybrid toy breed is a cross between the Maltese and Yorkshire Terrier breeds. The Morkie is known for being stubborn, smart, and incredibly hyper. If you want a little dog that will keep you busy, look no further than the Morkie!
The Pomsky (Siberian Husky + Pomeranian)
We have never seen a fluffy dog look this weird or cute before. The Pomsky is a crossbreed consisting of Siberian Husky and Pomeranian ancestry. The Pomsky is known for being both incredibly loyal and incredibly smart. As a loyal dog, the Pomsky can quickly acclimate to family homes with other pets or small children.
Weimador (Weimaraner + Laborador Retriever)
The Weimador is also known as the Labmaraner. This unique hybrid grows up to 98 pounds in height and is generally found within the United States. The Weimador is known for its muscular build and active lifestyle. Intelligent and fierce, the Weimador needs to go to a family where exercise is frequent and outdoor activities are cherished. With a little bit of effort, the Weimador is an incredibly trainable dog.
The Labbe (Beagle + Labrador Retriever)
The Labbe is an easy-to-raise breed of dog that has been crossed between the Beagle and Labrador. Known for their long lives and energetic attitude, the Labbe makes for a fantastic family pet. With only moderate grooming needs, the Labbe is also incredibly easy to take care of for people with physical limitations. The Labbe is a charming breed and every family would be improved by having one.
The Cavachon (Bichon Frise + King Charles Spaniel)
The Cavachon is a mixed breed that features the Bichon Frise and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel as its foundation. The Cavachon is a high-energy breed that loves to play. They typically have white, black, or tan coats with markings of similar, if alternating, colors. Friendly and great around families, your Cavachon will find itself right at home with other pets or small children.
The Goldendoodle (Poodle + Golden Retriever)
This designer breed is a hybrid featuring Golden Retriever and Poodle lineage. The Goldendoodle is a popular and famous hybrid thanks to its stunning coat and carefree personality. The Goldendoodle is known for being sweet, sensitive, and tolerant. Fully grown, the Goldendoodle will weigh in anywhere from 50 to 90lbs while living 10 to 15 years, on average.
The ShiChi (Chihuahua + Shih Tzu)
Beloved for its fierce intelligence and sweet demeanor, the ShiChi is quickly becoming one of the most popular designer breeds in the world. These adorable little creatures have huge personalities, and they are always looking for ways to show them off. Due to their small size, you need to be careful when your ShiChi interacts with children that might be prone to roughhousing.
The Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel + Poodle)
The Cockapoo is a popular mixed-breed dog that first came into rotation in the 1950s. The Cockapoo is a hybrid dog featuring a cross between the Cocker Spaniel and the Poodle. The Cockapoo is incredibly popular thanks to its outgoing personality and loving nature. Even with their dazzling coat, the Cockapoo is still a low-shedding, low-dander dog.
The Sheepadoodle (Old English Sheepdog + Poodle)
The Sheepadoodle is an adorable family pet that mixes the Old English Sheepdog and Poodle breeds. This designer breed is acclimated for apartment living thanks to their great personality and ease-of-training. The Sheepadoodle is a playful breed with a high intelligence level, so you can make them happier than ever with frequent games, treats, and tricks.
The Whoodle (Poodle + Wheaten Terrier)
If you’ve never seen a Whoodle in person before, we feel sorry for you. This crossbreed is incredibly pet-able thanks to their adorable nature and even cuter coat. With a calm temperament and a high energy level once acclimated to its surroundings, the Whoodle makes for an absolutely delightful first pet for a family.
Bull-Pei (English Bulldog + Shar Pei)
The Bullpei is a medium-sized hybrid dog that has an average lifespan of eight to twelve years. Known for being protective and loyal, the Bullpei makes for a great family pet. The Bullpei is also acclimated to solitude, so you don’t have to feel quite so bad when leaving your dog behind to go to work. The Bullpei is a sensitive breed when it comes to climate, so always be aware of both hot and cold temperatures.
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