25 Gorgeous Mixed Breed Dogs You Won't Believe Are Real
If you think huskies are adorable, just wait until you meet a pomsky.
Currently, the American Kennel Club (AKC) recognizes 190 dog breeds, ranging from family favorites like the Golden Retriever to the small but mighty Chihuahua. However, the AKC's short list of breeds is far from comprehensive. In fact, it leaves out a huge amount of super sweet doggos, just because they're not purebreds. But where the AKC leaves off, the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC) takes over. The organization serves to recognize "hybrid breeds," or dogs that are actually combinations of two other breeds. So, in honor of these under-appreciated and too-cute mixed breed dogs, we scoured the depths of the animal-loving internet to bring you the most aww-worthy mixed breed dogs out there. Think you can handle all that cuteness? Read on to find out!
The Saint Berdoodle
Because people love that poodles don't shed and are hypoallergenic, breeders have made a habit of mating the dogs with pretty much every other breed out there. One such product of this mass breeding is the Saint Berdoodle, a cross between the poodle and the Saint Bernard that is large, goofy, and floofier than anything you've ever seen.
Meet the Bernedoodle. This hypoallergenic hybrid is a perfect cross between a poodle and a Bernese Mountain Dog, and most of them tend to be goofy (like the poodle) and unconditionally loyal (like the Bernese). Typically, Bernedoodles are tri-colored, like their Bernese relatives, though some of them (like Walter, pictured above) have a coloring that more closely resembles their poodle parent.
For those dog lovers who want to adopt a Siberian Husky but simply can't fit one in their small space, there's the Pomsky, a cross between the Siberian Husky and the Pomeranian. These dogs have everything that Husky fanatics favor—those big blue eyes, those adorable pointed ears—but unlike their purebred relatives, they only grow to be about 15 pounds on average.
The Bull Pug
Similar in size and characteristics to the popular Puggle, the Bull Pug is a hybrid of the English Bulldog and the pug. If you ever run into a Bull Pug out in the wild, you might hear it referred to as a "Miniature Bulldog," seeing as these designer dogs resemble their British parental breed in every way save for size.
Combine the loyal and loving personality of a Golden Retriever with the gentle and good-natured personality of a Siberian Husky, and what you get is the blue-eyed gentle giant known as the Goberian. Though this hybrid is relatively new, they've quickly picked up a cult following in the animal-loving community, thanks to their combination of show-stopping looks and their affectionate demeanor.
Though they have the black-and-white spots to indicate otherwise, the Bullmatian is just as much Bulldog as it is Dalmatian. And don't be fooled by their tough-guy exteriors: They might look like they mean business, but these pups are about as sweet and silly as they come.
The Gerberian Shepsky
Gerberian Shepskies, or just Shepskies for short, are pretty gigantic when compared to the Siberian Husky—they can grow to weigh up to 90 pounds—but they're actually relatively small in comparison to their other parent breed, the German Shepherd. Usually, a Shepsky's personality will either favor their Husky parent or their German Shepherd parent, and this can show up as unwavering devotion and affection for Husky dominance and intelligence and loyalty for German Shepherd dominance.
People living in big cities are especially fond of the Morkie, a teeny-tiny cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and the Maltese. Though these dogs are petite enough to fit in a purse, you shouldn't underestimate their mood swings: Should you neglect to give them attention, you'll be dealing with quite the feisty furry monster.
The Aussie Pom
The Aussie Pom is a cross between an Australian Shepherd and a Pomeranian, bred to serve as a compact companion dog with an easy temperament. Though these furry friends resemble Pomeranians in their facial features, you can easily tell them apart from their tiny parent breed thanks to their coats, which usually take after Australian Shepherds.
Given that the Boxer and the Labrador Retriever are two of the most popular dog breeds in America, it's little surprise that someone out there decided to mix the two together and create the Boxador. As anyone who's ever met a Lab or a Boxer might expect, this hybrid is both high-spirited and affectionate, making it the perfect dog for big families and adventurous couples alike.
If you love the loyalty of Labrador Retrievers but find their size to be just a bit too intimidating, then look into adopting a Corgidor. This Labrador/Welsh Corgi crossbreed is compact, calm, and absolutely corgidorable!
When you combine a French Bulldog with a Boston Terrier, what you get is an adorable squishy-faced angel known as the Frenchton. What makes this hybrid even more desirable is the fact that it experiences virtually none of the health problems that purebred French Bulldogs and Boston Terriers are notorious for. So, you don't have to worry about your Frenchton costing you a pretty penny at the vet's office.
The Labbe. The Beagador. The Labeagle. The Labbe Retriever. Whatever you want to call them, these medium-sized mutts are a cross between a Beagle and a Labrador Retriever, and they're pretty flippin' adorable.
The ShiChi, a too-cute combo of the Chihuahua and the Shih Tzu, is the perfect pocket-sized hybrid for dog lovers who need a compact furry friend. Like many other pint-sized pets, this hybrid breed has a surprisingly big personality, and you can expect any ShiChi you meet to be just as boisterous as they are beautiful.
The Sheepadoodle is one of the newer additions to the poodle hybrid family. A cross between a poodle and an Old English Sheepdog, these pups are highly intelligent and tend to easily understand commands, though they're just as willing to give cuddles as they are to sit and stay.
Though Frugs—mixtures of French Bulldogs and pugs—usually don't end up with the detrimental health problems that plague their parent breeds, one thing that they do inherit is the stubbornness of the Frenchie. While these dogs can be difficult to train, their big personalities and affectionate demeanors make the good times well worth the more challenging ones.
Shollies are undeniably adorable, but be careful about approaching one that you don't know personally. These German Shepherd/Border Collie mash-ups tend to be protective of their humans, so they're often wary of strangers entering their turf.
Like any other dog breed, every Chug—or Chihuahua/pug mix—is just a little bit different. However, what you can almost certainly expect from your average Chug is a slight stubbornness, a penchant for human companionship, and cuteness galore!
The Schnauzer was originally bred in order to guard German farms, and that sense of protection comes out in the Schnoodle, a cross between the Schnauzer and the poodle. And thanks to their ability to quickly absorb new information, Schnoodles are often seen serving as not just family dogs, but also therapy dogs and animal actors.
What makes the Puggle—the pug/Beagle hybrid—such a hot commodity is not just the fact that it has irresistible puppy eyes or a perfectly kissable snout, but also that it doesn't have nearly as many breathing issues as the pug.
Goldendoodles are one of the most common—and one of the cutest—hybrid dogs out there. Like every other poodle mix, these Golden Retriever/poodle hybrids don't shed, and their gentle souls make them the ideal pet for families with small children or with other animals in the house.
For people who love the doodle face of the Goldendoodle but don't want to take care of a dog quite so big, there's the Cockapoo. One of the first "designer dogs" ever bred, this Cocker Spaniel/poodle melange usually doesn't grow to be more than 24 pounds, at most. But should you ever meet one, you'll be amazed at how these tiny dogs can capture the attention of a room with their bright personalities.
A cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Bichon Frise, these hypoallergenic dogs are cuddly, sweet, and easy to train. Basically, Cavachons are just living and breathing teddy bears!
There's no denying that Chorkies, a cross between a Chihuahua and a Yorkshire Terrier, could win anyone over with a simple tilt of their head. However, these dogs are just as yappy and territorial as they are cute, and so it takes a certain type of owner to truly appreciate them.
Both the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and the poodle are hypoallergenic dogs, and so naturally, their offspring, the Whoodle, is too. Like the other poodle mixes on this list, the Whoodle wants nothing more than to please their owner and, upon doing so, receive lots of cuddles for their arduous effort. And before you run to the shelter to adopt a few mixed breed dogs, make sure you check out these 10 Things You Need to Know Before Adopting a Shelter Dog.
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