Getting a new dog has got to be one of the most exciting things in the world. Puppies are just adorable and there are so many types to choose from! These days, "designer dogs" or mixed breeds are the way to go, as they combine all the best traits from two different purebreds, giving you a 'best of both worlds' situation. So, which dog will be the perfect pet for you? We've put together a list of 50 cross breeds that are sure to melt your heart, and some that will disappoint you, especially #49!
1. Pitsky: Pitbull & Husky
Who would've thought you could combine two breeds like the Husky and Pitbull, and end up with an endearing hybrid such as the Pitsky? Common to the breed are the muscular traits of the Pitbull, coupled with the unique eye color of the Husky. Some Pitskies may even be born with the mismatched eyes that the Husky is known for.
The average lifespan of the Pitsky is around 15 years, which means if you plan on bringing a Pitsky puppy into your family, it should be with an understanding that it is not a short-term commitment. As the temperament of the Pitsky is similar to the high energy of its Pitbull and Husky predecessors, it is important to ensure your Pitsky gets adequate exercise and attention. Those living in enclosed spaces or owners leading inactive lifestyles should consider another breed of dog.
2. Corgimatian: Corgi & Dalmatian
This adorable mixed breed makes a great companion dog, with a life span of 12 to 15 years. Like the Dalmatian, their coat features similar patterns of black spots throughout their elongated body. However, their stance and height characteristics are more akin to the Corgi, with short sturdy legs. Because of this, it's important that children in the household understand this cute companion's back is not for riding on as this could seriously injure their canine friend.
Corgi-Dalmatians are eager to please their owners and make wonderful family dogs. They love to play, so be sure to have many toys around to keep them stimulated. But like any dog, they require ample training from a young age and may have a stubborn streak in them from time to time. If not adequately socialized, they may be more aggressive towards other dogs or pets.
3. Chusky: Chow Chow & Husky
This cross between the Siberian Husky and the Chow Chow makes for a furry fluff ball of a dog. Chuskies will do better in an active household as they are high energy canines. In order for them to maintain a happy disposition, they require a great deal of exercise and stimulation. They hate being away from their owners and will not do well being left alone by themselves all day. But if you enjoy coming home to a happy dog that loves your company, you'll enjoy having a Chusky as part of your family!
Fully grown, Chuskies will reach nearly two feet at the shoulder and weigh between 45 to 60 pounds. They make terrific watch dogs and will not hesitate to let you know if there is an unexpected guest that enters their domain. Chuskies can do well with children, but training from an early age is essential to ensure they don't become over protective of "their" kids.
4. Dalmachshund: Dachshund & Dalmatian
It's hard not to instantly fall in love with a Dalmachshund! If you love the beautiful spotted coat of the Dalmatian, and the adorable demeanor of the Dachshund, this mixed breed will be a loveable addition to your household and will make a great family pet with their playful, energetic temperament.
Like Dalmatians, they are loyal, social, and lively. But being cross bred with the Dachshund, their size will be much smaller than a fully-grown Dalmatian would be. Their smaller size is likely to make them the target of much attention and cuddling, but care should be taken to ensure the dog is well-socialized around other dogs and humans, especially younger children. While not currently a recognized official breed of dog, the Dalmachshund will still make for a loveable and furry friend in your life!
5. Labsky: Labrador & Husky
The Labsky is a mix between the Siberian Husky and Labrador Retriever. It is also sometimes referred to as a Huskador. Regardless of the name you choose, Labskies are highly intelligent dogs that require adequate stimulation and exercise. They may exhibit the more energetic tendencies of the Husky. Or sometimes the Labsky will behave in a much calmer manner, more similar to the Labrador. Either way, the Labsky is a hardworking and very trainable dog that will be a highly loyal addition to your family.
Because of the characteristics of both Labradors and Huskies, the Labsky will require frequent brushing and maintenance of their coat in order to control excessive shedding. There are specialty tools from pet stores that owners can use to ensure the undercoat of the Labsky is brushed appropriately to reduce the seasonal shedding that occurs twice a year between seasons.
6. Chug: Pug & Chihuahua
Having influences of both the Pug and Chihuahua breeds, the Chug is a mixed breed dog that when fully grown will make for a great addition for homes large and small alike. Their weight will range from approximately 10 to 20 pounds and have a life expectancy around 10 to 12 years. Both breeds are known for their confidence, which means your Chug will likely need to be monitored to ensure it doesn't get itself into trouble. Because of their size and short coat, they are best kept as indoor pets and shouldn't be left outside in the elements.
Like the Pug, your Chug will thoroughly enjoy meal time! Care must be taken to ensure they are not overfed. And like the Chihuahua, your Chug will require an abundance of socialization to ensure they aren't anxious or aggressive around other dogs, particularly larger breeds.
7. Corgi & German Shepherd
Corgi-German Shepherd dogs are also known by the other names, such as Corman Shepherd, or Corgi Shepherd. They are a mix of the welsh Corgi, which is a herding dog that originated from Wales in the United Kingdom, and the German Shepherd from Germany. When bred together, you'll find a very intelligent and very loyal designer dog breed, which is a family friendly pet that happens to be great with children.
When fully grown, their size may differ greatly. They may range from 30 pounds on the smaller side, similar to a Corgi. Or they may grow to be around 70 pounds, more similar to a German Shepherd. Generally, their coat will have similar coloring and characteristics of the German Shepherd. Despite being a longer haired breed, grooming your Corgi German Shepherd is very basic, requiring regular brushing to discard loose hair.
8. Yorkshire Terrier & Poodle
This designer dog breed is also referred to as the Yorkipoo! And this little bundle of cuteness certainly lives up to their cute nickname. A cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and the Toy Poodle or Miniature Poodle, the Yorkipoo is a highly intelligent, affectionate, and gentle companion. While their size makes them well-suited for smaller homes, such as an apartment or condo, care must be taken to ensure they are fully exercised. If not, your Yorkipoo may have excessive energy to burn, which means excessive barking may result.
The Yorkipoo is a fast daredevil that doesn't shy away from running or jumping up. Training from an early age is important so that your house guests or other smaller members of the family do not end up with adorable paw prints on their shirt or face!
9. Beagleman: Beagle & German Shepherd
The offspring of Beagle and German Shepherd mixed breeding, the Beagleman is also known as a Beagle Shep and is considered to be a designer breed. This attractive canine can grow to roughly two feet at the shoulders and weigh between 20 to 25 pounds for females, and 25 to 50 pounds for males when fully grown.
It is important that the Beagleman not be left alone for extended periods of time as they tend to suffer from separation anxiety. Like the German Shepherd, they are highly loyal and protective by nature, which makes them a great watch dog. Proper socialization from an early age is important to ensure your Beagleman isn't aggressive with strangers or other dogs. Like the Beagle, your Beagleman will have a tendency to follow scents so they should not be walked off leash unless you like going for a long run to chase your four-legged friend!
10. Cocker-Pei: Shar-pei & Cocker Spaniel
A cross between the Shar-Pei and the Cocker Spaniel, the Cocker-Pei is a terrific option for those looking for a devoted and protective family dog. They are highly social canines who tend to be very friendly with children, other dogs, and other pets in your household. The Cocker-Pei can become possessive of their human family and may even get a little bit jealous if you don't give them enough attention! If you have plans to introduce another pet to your home, it is important to give your Cocker-Pei time to adjust to the new addition.
Fully grown, your Cocker-Pei can weigh up to 45 to 65 pounds. They require a moderate amount of daily exercise to release their energy and maintain their relaxed temperament. Taking them on your morning walk or jog is a great way to ensure your Cocker-Pei stays in tip top shape!
11. Pomsky: Pomeranian & Husky
Because of their cute features and suitability for smaller homes, the Pomsky has become a very desirable designer breed. But because natural breeding between Pomeranians and Huskies would be unsafe, Pomskies are almost always bred through artificial insemination. This is a very expensive process, which means that buying a Pomsky from a breeder is not a small investment. Because many dog owners don't anticipate the needs of their canine companions, many Pomskies end up in shelters, so consider adopting one before hopping online to search for a Pomsky breeder in your area.
Because of their overall size, they are well suited for apartment living. But unlike Pomeranians, the Pomsky will grow to be much closer to their Husky counterparts: Up to 35 to 40 pounds when fully grown. Your Pomsky will require at least one good, long walk per day to ensure they maintain a healthy weight.
12. German Sherpei: German Shepherd & Shar-Pei
A cross between the German Shepherd and the Shar-Pei, your German Sherpei may not be an officially recognized breed. However, they'll still be a wonderful addition to your home. Your German Sherpei may exhibit characteristics of both breeds, which means you'll have a highly loyal, very intelligent canine companion. Care should be taken to ensure your German Sherpei is well-trained from an early age. Their size when fully grown may range anywhere from 40 pounds to well over 65 pounds, so they'll need plenty of space to run and play and shouldn't be kept in small living spaces.
Like the German Shepherd, your new friend will need regular exercise, with at least one to two good long walks every day to ensure their energy levels are kept in check. Because of their loyal and protective nature, it's also important to socialize them with other dogs and members of the family.
13. English Bulldog & German Shepherd
This mixed breed isn't common enough that it has its own unique nickname, but we can give it one right now: The Bull-Shep! Like their English Bulldog counterparts, the Bull-Shep is a very smart and tough but can be quite stubborn and difficult at times. Care should be taken to ensure your Bull-Shep is well-trained, which means that they may not be the best option for first-time dog owners that don't have experience training such a dog.
With the obstinate demeanor of the English Bulldog, and the loyal and protective nature of the German Shepherd, your Bull-Shep should be well-socialized around other dogs and humans. Both the German Shepherd and the English Bulldog can grow to be quite heavy, so daily exercise is of the utmost importance to maintain your Bull-Shep at a healthy weight.
14. Horgi: Corgi & Husky
This loveable and outgoing hybrid dog makes for a great family pet and personal companion canine. Depending on which lineage is more predominant, your Horgi may weigh in around 20 pounds or so if the Corgi characteristics are more dominant, or up to 50 pounds if the Husky traits are more pronounced. The Horgi mixed breed is high energy and very attentive. Because of their eager-to-please disposition, the Horgi will usually warm up quickly to strangers and other dogs.
Because of the "herding" tendencies of the Corgi lineage, your Horgi may require consistent and strong training to ensure they don't try to corral both humans and other animals in the house. To make sure that their energy levels are kept in check, vigorous daily exercise is an absolute must for this mixed breed.
15. Bullpug: Pug & English Bulldog
The Bullpug is a mixed breed crossed between two well-known breeds, the English Bulldog and the Pug. While not a formally recognized official breed, the Bullpug is still a loveable canine companion that exhibits many qualities of both breeds that their lineage is based from.
Like the Pug, the Bullpug can be loyal, affectionate, sociable, and full of confidence. But like the English Bulldog, they can also be stubborn and scrappy with other dogs they're not familiar with. It's important that an owner understands this trait and how to correct it. Training from an early age will help the Bullpug socialize well with other dogs. The Bullpug's life expectancy can vary from 10 to 12 years. Typically, they are roughly two feet tall at the shoulder and can weigh anywhere from 25 pounds to upwards of 40 pounds when fully grown.
16. Schnoodle: Schnauzer & Poodle
Despite how the name sounds, the Schnoodle is not a character from a Dr. Seuss children's book! But like a Dr. Seuss book, the Schnoodle can be a fantastic canine companion for children and adults alike. The Schnoodle takes its name from being a cross breed between the Schnauzer and the Poodle. While this "designer breed" isn't officially recognized by prominent kennel associations, this hasn't stopped the Schnoodle from growing in popularity.
Depending on the predominant characteristics of their lineage breeds, Schnoodles may show wiry coats and color similar to that of the Schnauzer, or softer, curlier coats and coloring similar to the Poodle. Some considerations for owners of this beautiful breed are ensuring grooming, such as trimming ear hair to prevent infection, and cleaning discharge from beneath the eyes to minimize tear-staining, are performed regularly by a qualified professional.
17. Shepherd Chow: Chow Chow & German Shepherd
The Shepherd Chow is a mix between the exotic Chow dog, and the famous German Shepherd. The Shepherd Chow is rather easy to train, being that it is a highly intelligent dog. But they do exhibit a stubborn side and will need firm but positive reinforcement to ensure they are adequately trained and socialized. This is especially important as both the Chow Chow and German Shepherd breeds are known to be anxious around other pets or humans.
It is also important to ensure smaller children understand that this soft fluffy creature isn't merely a toy to rough-house with, as they may be inclined to snap during unsupervised interaction. The Shepherd Chow can live up to 10 to 12 years and grow to weigh anywhere from 40 to 95 pounds. This, coupled with their high energy, means adequate daily exercise is a must to keep their weight and energy in check.
18. Shorgi: Corgi & Sheltie
The Shorgi is a sturdy designer dog breed that results from a mix of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Sheltie, or Shetland Sheepdog. Also known as the Pembroke Sheltie, these adorable mixed breeds reflect the short stature of the Corgi, while showing the coloring and coat akin to the Sheltie. They often feature a hanging, bushy tail to go with their short, straight legs.
Possessing higher-than-average intelligence, the Shorgi will be a brave, loyal, and lively addition to any family. While they are well-suited to being a family-oriented dog and are great around kids, the Shorgi is also quite protective. Care must be taken to ensure your Shorgi is properly socialized and trained to interact with new humans and dogs alike. They are energetic and require daily physical activity to keep their energy in check.
19. Sharp Asset (or Ba-Shar): Basset Hound & Shar-Pei
The Sharp Asset, or Ba-Shar as it is also referred to, is a cross between the popular Basset Hound and Shar-Pei breeds. Their coat is fairly easy to maintain and should be brushed at least twice a week. Like the Basset Hound, the Ba-Shar's coat tends to be short, dense, and coarse with colors ranging from chocolate, cream, white, or black, to fawn, brown, and golden shades.
They are very intelligent, loyal dogs and make great family pets. Even though they will grow to be on the larger side, the Sharp Asset can live in an apartment setting provided their owner takes them through regular exercise routines every day. Fully grown, both male and female Ba-Shars can reach just over a foot at the shoulder and weigh between 40 to 50 pounds.
20. Corgipoo: Toy Poodle & Corgi
The Corgipoo is a mix between the Corgi and Toy Poodle breeds. One look from a Corgipoo, and they'll surely warm your heart as they make their way into your family! Given that Corgis are known as one of the tricksters of the canine universe, adding a bit of Poodle to the mix is sure to make for a lively lifestyle with this beautiful dog. Not that you'll be cross with this cross breed for long, given how adorable they are.
A high-protein diet is ideal for the Corgipoo. They are high-energy dogs and it's important that their food doesn't include a lot of fillers or additives that can cause excessive weight gain. Fully grown, depending on size, the Corgipoo can reach between 12 to 40 pounds, so be sure to monitor their movement and ensure to add dietary supplements to support their joint health.
21. Goberian: Siberian Husky & Golden Retriever
A Goberian is the result of breeding between the Siberian Husky and the Golden Retriever. They possess a lovely coat, and depending on the predominant genetics of the parents, may also exhibit the beautiful blue or mismatched colored eyes of the Husky. And what a stunning combination that makes!
The Goberian is a relatively new and unknown designer breed. They are extremely smart, like both the Golden Retriever and Husky are. They are also quite friendly and social and will enjoy being around people. If you lead an active lifestyle, the Goberian will not hesitate to accompany you on runs down the street, hikes on the trails, or bike rides down the road. With a life expectancy of between 10 to 15 years, you can look forward to having many years of companionship and memories with your Goberian.
22. Puggle: Pug & Beagle
The fun-loving Puggle is a mix between the Pug and Beagle breeds of dogs. It's hard not to like the Puggle given the cute looks they get from both their lineages. Puggle's aren't known to be the quietest of dogs. And taking the independence of the Pug coupled with the rambunctiousness of the Beagle, you may find that your Puggle isn't always ready to listen the first time you ask them to obey your training and commands!
Typically, the Puggle will be very good with children and other dogs. Though again, because of their independence they tend not to be as affectionate as other lap-dog breeds. They make up for this by being easy to groom, so you won't find traces of their hair in every corner of your home like you would with other breeds of dogs with longer coats!
23. Yoranian (or Yorkie Pom): Yorkshire Terrier & Pomeranian
The Yorkie-Pom, also known as the Porkie, is a designer breed that results from crossing a purebred Pomeranian with a Yorkshire Terrier. Because both lineage dogs are on the smaller side, this results in a very small mixed breed. When fully grown, Yoranians may reach a height of only 6 to 12 inches at the shoulder and weigh between 3 to 7 pounds. They are best suited for singles and seniors, as well as families with small children. Because of their size, apartment living, or homes without large yards are perfectly fine dwellings for them to call home, unlike other larger breeds of dogs.
Because they are a small breed of dog, the Yorkie-Pom will require a specialized diet consisting of high-quality dog food formulated specifically to meet the needs of small, active dogs. They are also highly intelligent and will require plenty of play and exercise to ensure they have adequate mental stimulation.
24. Golden Cocker Retriever: Golden Retriever & Cocker Spaniel
It's hard not to love the Golden Cocker Retriever when you first lay eyes on them. The coats of both the Golden Retriever and Cocker Spaniel lineage breeds ensure that your Golden Cocker Retriever shows a fluffy coat to frame those big, warm eyes and adorable face. On average, they can grow to be anywhere from 45 to 60 pounds, and a height of 15 to 17 inches at the shoulder.
Because they are intelligent and easy to train like both the Golden Retriever and Cocker Spaniel, the Golden Cocker Retriever makes for a great canine companion for even a beginner dog owner. They are eager to please their human friends and are rather easy to train. They also excel at agility and obedience activities. Because of their gentle nature, you can often find Golden Cocker Retrievers being used as therapy dogs.
25. Malador: Alaskan Malamute & Labrador
Not much is known about the Malador, which is a cross between the Alaskan Malamute and Labrador breeds. Like their lineage breeds, the Malador can be classified as a working or sporting dog, with a life expectancy of between 10 to 15 years. They are a medium to large sized dog that make great canine companions. When fully grown, the Malador can reach between 50 to 70 pounds in weight and up to 23 inches at the shoulder. Daily brushing is important, to minimize excessive shedding.
They can do well in colder areas but aren't well suited for hot climates. Because of their energy levels, it's important that they get at least two long walks in each day. This will also help to keep your Malador's weight in check and minimize hip and joint dysplasia.
26. Border Beagle: Border Collie & Beagle
The Border Beagle is a designer breed that comes from a mix of the Border Collie and Beagle dogs. Because of the personality traits of both of these breeds, the Border Beagle isn't shy about being vocal when they have something to say! Whether they are enjoying you playing with them at the dog park, or an intruder is attempting to come into their territory, you'll hear about it from your Border Beagle.
Training from an early age is important to ensure your Border Beagle is well-suited to following your instructions. This is especially important given that the herding tendencies of the Border Collie may start to show as your Border Beagle gets older. The Border Beagle requires a lot of attention from their humans, but this will only result in more affection and loyalty from them in return.
27. Bullmation: Bulldog & Dalmatian
Half Bulldog and half Dalmatian, the Bullmation is a stunning designer breed that sports a striking coat very similar to both of its parents. The coat of the Bullmation is typically short, making grooming very manageable. Their coat should be given multiple brushings every week to prevent excessive shedding.
Like the Bulldog, your Bullmation may develop aggressive tendencies if not properly trained from an early age. As such, it's important to socialize your Bullmation from the puppy stage to ensure they can interact with other dogs and humans without incident. Their medium size makes them adaptable to urban living in an apartment or townhouse, or country living spaces. But regardless of how big your yard is or is not, your Bullmation will need to receive daily runs or walks to fully meet their exercise needs.
28. Pitt Plott: Plott Hound & Pitbull
The Pitt Plot is a mix between the Plot Hound and Pitbull breeds of dogs. As it is not a common mixed breed, there is not much information surrounding the Pitt Plott. However, given that both parent breeds share a background as hunting and tracking dogs, there are many traits that will be similar in your Pitt Plott.
Pitt Plotts and Pitbulls both have short coats that require minimal grooming to maintain, which means grooming your Pitt Plot should be a rather simple endeavor. Like both the Pitbull and Plott Hound, the Pitt Plot is a vigilant and loyal watchdog, and will not hesitate to alert their owner if someone approaches that they aren't familiar with. Given the proper training from an early age, the Pitt Plot can be a great family and companion dog.
29. Gerberian Shepsky: German Shepherd & Husky
The Gerberian Shepsky possesses a highly keen sense of alertness and superior intelligence. These traits come from both parent breeds, the German Shepherd and Siberian Husky. This makes them well-suited for watch dog duties, as a service animal, or in law enforcement as a canine police officer. Gerberian Shepskies may also see use in search-and-rescue or military roles as well.
When fully grown, the Gerberian Shepsky can reach weights of up to 45 to 90 pounds. They may also inherit the health issues of their parent breeds, so care should be taken to ensure they get adequate exercise. This will help to prevent excessive weight gain and premature hip or elbow dysplasia. With both parent breeds having lineage as working dogs, you shouldn't be afraid to tire out your Gerberian Shepsky on runs or long walks!
30. Beaglier: Beagle & Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Beaglier is a mix between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the loveable Beagle. And thankfully, it takes on the Beagle characteristic of having a shorter name! These adorable small dogs typically grow to 12 to 16 inches at the shoulder, and weigh between 10 to 20 pounds when fully grown. They are well suited to family living, interacting with young children, and living in dwellings such as apartments or houses without large yards.
Their energetic nature still requires they receive adequate daily exercise. But with their playful demeanor, they'll have you up and moving about in no time! And when you're both done and worn out from playtime, the Beaglier will be more than content to be the recipient of belly rubs and cuddles on the sofa while they relax with you!
31. Yorktese: Yorkshire Terrier & Maltese Terrier
By combining both the Yorkshire terrier and Maltese Terrier breeds, you'll end up with a Yorktese! The Yorktese is also known by many other names, such as the Malkie, the Maltiyork, the Morkie, or the Yorkiemalt. Regardless of which nickname you choose to call your Yorktese, one thing is certain: you'll be calling it your best furry friend in no time!
The Yorktese is well-known for being an excellent companion dog thanks to its affectionate and loyal demeanor. Its small size also makes it an excellent lap-dog. Both male and female Yorktese dogs will grow to roughly 8 to 10 inches and weigh 4 to 7 pounds when fully grown. Their long coats require a high level of maintenance. Special care should be taken to prevent the fur of your Yorktese from getting matted or tangled.
32. Corgidor: Labrador Retriever & Corgi
The Corgidor is a mix between the Corgi and the Labrador Retriever. Both parent dogs are sweet and loyal companions, making this designer hybrid a delightful dog to have as part of the family. As both the Labrador Retriever and the Corgi are high-energy breeds, your Corgidor will require ample daily exercise which means that they may not be ideal for those with a low-activity lifestyle. Homes with large yards, or properties in the countryside are the most ideal environment for the Corgidor.
Fully grown, the Corgidor can stand up to 20 inches tall at the shoulder. Both male Corgidors and female Corgidors can weigh in at up to 50 pounds. Your Corgidor should possess both the loyal and dutiful temperament of the Corgi, and the intelligent and even-tempered qualities of the Labrador Retriever.
33. Weimaraner & Dachshund
While not a common mixed breed at all, the cross between a large Weimaraner and a smaller Dachshund has recently become the stuff of internet fame. A quick search online shows the Weimaraner mother peacefully laying down while her hybrid puppies take in their lunch! It's hard to believe how the father, a much smaller dog of the Dachshund variety, was ever able to make his contribution to the litter. But contribute he did! And now the internet is full of video clips and pictures of this unlikely couple and their adorable offspring.
Because this is a very rare coupling between the two breeds, the characteristics of the Weimaraner-Dachshund cross breed are just not very well known. But one thing is absolutely certain, and that is that the puppies of a Weimaraner-Dachshund mix are extremely adorable!
34. Bernedoodle: Bernese Mountain Dog & Poodle
A blend of the Bernese mountain dog and the Poodle, this hybrid is an excellent choice for those who wish to have a loving canine companion in their home but have allergies to contend with. The intended disposition of this mixed breed is to be the perfect companion dog. "Their only job is to be your best friend," says Sherry Rupke of Swissridge Kennels, who is credited as being the first breeder to intentionally mix Poodles with Bernese mountain dogs.
By mixing the Bernese mountain dog with the Poodle, the result is a designer dog breed that exhibits the best characteristics of two of the healthiest breeds of dogs. In fact, due to a theory known as "hybrid visor", it's likely that your Bernedoodle will have a longer and healthier lifespan than even their purebred parents. Bernedoodles are content to join you on a hike or run, or a snuggle on the couch during movie time.
35. Chiweenie: Chihuahua & Dachschund
Combine a purebred Chihuahua and a purebred Dachshund and the result is the Chiweenie, an adorable small dog that resembles the cutest characteristics of both parent breeds. While they are a delight to look at due to their loveable features, it's important to note that like both the Chihuahua and Dachshund, the Chiweenie is a very loyal dog. This means that they can be aggressive with people who are not their owners.
While the Chiweenie can be socialized from an early age to accept children, young children should not be left to play unsupervised with your Chiweenie. Fully grown, the Chiweenie can reach up to 9 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh anywhere from 3 pounds for teacup Chiweenies, all the way to 32 pounds for larger Chiweenies. Given their small space, they can be well-suited to urban and apartment living.
36. Alusky: Alaskan Malamute & Siberian Husky
The Alusky is a mixed breed that is a cross between the Siberian Husky and the Alaskan Malamute. They are a large designer dog that can grow up to 28 inches at the shoulder and weigh between 60 to 100 pounds. With a lifespan of 10 to 15 years, owning an Alusky is a long-term commitment and should not be undertaken by owners who aren't prepared.
Aluskies are eager to please their owners. And with their playful and friendly demeanor, it's no wonder that the Alusky makes for a great addition to a family with an active lifestyle. Love to walk? Enjoy a daily run? Take your Alusky with you and you'll both get to enjoy the benefits of healthy exercise! High quality, high protein dog food will ensure your Alusky receives the nutrition it needs to stay in great shape.
37. Chabrador: Labrador Retriever & Chow Chow
The Chabrador is a cross between the Chow Chow and the Labrador Retriever. As the Chow Chow is typically known for its independence, it is thought that the addition of the Labrador Retriever to the mix was intended to soften the breed's personality. Regardless of how many Labrador tendencies your Chabrador exhibits, care should be taken to ensure the Chow Chow's independent and sometimes difficult demeanor doesn't cause problems for themselves or their owners.
Socialization and obedience training should be undertaken from a very early age. Fully grown, your Chabrador can reach a height of between 18 to 24 inches at the shoulder, and weigh between 50 to 80 pounds. Like the Labrador Retriever, your Chabrador may have a tendency to overeat so make sure to provide proper portion sizes at mealtime to prevent excessive weight gain.
38. Labrabull: Labrador Retriever & American Pit Bull Terrier
The Labrabull is a hybrid that results from breeding an American Pitbull Terrier and a Labrador Retriever. They are also known by alternate nicknames, such as the Pitador, or Labrador-Pitbull mix. Their life span can reach between 10 to 14 years. Like both parent breeds, the Labrabull is a very strong and powerful dog that can often be found engaged in such activity as agility and obedience contests, herding, weight-pulling, or as a watch dog or guard dog.
Despite the reputation of the American Pitbull Terrier as being highly aggressive, this is only due to the treatment and training (or lack thereof) that the owner has provided. With proper training and socialization, your Labrabull can make for an excellent companion that gets along well with other dogs and humans. It is recommended though that because of their tendencies and temperament that an inexperienced owner may do well to pass on the Labrabull.
39. Golden Dachs: Golden Retriever & Dachshund
The Golden Dachs, also known as the Golden Dox, has a distinctly adorable nickname: The Golden Weiner Dog. Showing the long body of the Dachshund and the beautiful coat and coloring of the Golden Retriever, this stunning designer dog breed is sure to turn heads! The coat of the Golden Dachs may exhibit qualities of both long and short haired versions of the Dachshund. It may also feature qualities more similar to the wavy coat of the Golden Retriever.
Fully grown, the Golden Dachs will stand between 10 to 23 inches tall and weigh anywhere from 30 to 60 pounds. Their life expectancy is approximately 10 to 14 years. Because of the hunting ancestry of both parent breeds, the Golden Dachs may be prone to chasing smaller pets. To prevent anything tragic from occurring, and to ensure your Golden Dachs receives lots of exercise, make sure it's chasing a ball instead!
40. Frenchie Pug (or Frug): French Bulldog & Pug
The only way to find a short-nosed dog cuter than either the Pug or the French Bulldog is to mix them together to find yourself with a Frenchie Pug! Also known as the Frug, this is a small dog that boasts a big personality. Their temperament is smart, social, and very playful. However, they can tend to have a stubborn streak, so proper obedience training from an early age is important.
The Frug is well suited for families with small children and other pets, seniors, and singles. Urban living spaces, such as an apartment or home without a large yard are perfectly suitable for the Frenchie Pug, provided they receive regular daily exercise. While they are more energetic as puppies, as your Frug ages they will tend to become more relaxed and require less moderate activity to remain stimulated.
41. Pomeranian & Mini Australian Shepherd
To anyone who has never seen one, the Pomeranian-Australian Shepherd hybrid is a curious sight to behold. Also known as a Pom-Aussie Cross, this mixed breed isn't a common one, however we can determine many characteristics by looking at the parent breeds. Depending on the predominant genetics of the parent dogs, the Pom-Aussie's size will likely fall between the range of 7 to 12 inches tall on the low end, to 18 to 23 inches on the taller end. Australian Shepherd being the taller influence, and Pomeranian being the shorter.
Regardless of the size, you'll find your Pom-Aussie to show a beautiful coat, with coloring akin to both breeds. Neither parent breed likes to be left alone for long periods, so your Pom-Aussie won't do well with this living arrangement either. As such, they aren't well suited to urban living environments, such as being kept in a small apartment all day.
42. Goldendoodle: Golden Retriever & Poodle
The first Goldendoodle was bred sometime in the late 1960s, but their popularity didn't take off until the 1990s when North American and Australian breeders began crossing Poodles with Golden Retrievers. The result was an adorable hybrid with a medium length coat and high levels of lovability. But despite their shaggy good looks, the coat of the Goldendoodle isn't difficult to maintain, with minimal shedding and only weekly brushing required.
Most don't know that the Poodle can be somewhat of a clown in the dog world, and the Goldendoodle can take on this trait as well. Because of their ease in training and their high levels of intelligence, Goldendoodles have seen action as agility dogs, therapy dogs, and as search and rescue dogs. They have also seen rising popularity as family pets due to their friendly disposition and patience when meeting children or strangers.
43. Dorgi: Corgi & Dachshund Mix
This handsome hybrid is a mix of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi from the UK and the famous Dachshund from Germany. The result is the Dorgi, a small and extremely cute canine companion. The Dorgi can be characterized by the long body and short legs of the Dachshund, coupled with the plump belly and large ears of the Corgi. They love to eat, so make sure to control portion sizes and take your Dorgi for daily physical activity so that plump belly doesn't grow so big to put a strain on their back!
Dorgis, like the Corgi, are known as companion dogs. They thrive on attention from their humans and you'll usually find them close to your side when you're at home. They can develop separation anxiety if you're gone for extended periods, but this anxiety can be trained out of your Dorgi over time by gradually increasing the duration of time outside the home.
44. Aussiedoodle: Australian Shepherd & Poodle
Because of the high degree of intelligence between both the Australian Shepherd and the standard Poodle, the Aussiedoodle is considered to be a "Canine Einstein." They are highly trainable but require a great deal of mental and physical stimulation to ensure they don't develop destructive tendencies out of boredom and lack of attention. Challenging toys and puzzles, such as the "Kong" line of dog toys, are a great choice to keep your Aussiedoodle occupied.
The eventual size of your Aussiedoodle when fully grown will mostly depend on the size of the Poodle that is mixed with the Aussie Shepherd. When crossed with a miniature Poodle your Aussiedoodle will weigh around 25 to 30 pounds. When crossed with a standard Poodle however, your Aussiedoodle may tip the scales at up to 70 pounds.
45. Dalmador: Labrador Retriever & Dalmatian
While not recognized as an official breed, the Dalmador's lineage likely originates from the 1980s at a time when breeding purebred dogs into designer breeds started to become popular. The Dalmador is a cross between the Labrador Retriever and the Dalmatian. Both are highly intelligent breeds that combine to give the Dalmador an ample amount of trainability and smarts.
Because both breeds aren't strangers to howling and barking, care and training should be undertaken to ensure your Dalmador doesn't become a nuisance to your household or the neighbors! When fully grown, your Dalmador can reach weights up to 50 to 80 pounds depending on whether they're male or female. Their life expectancy is 10 to 14 years, and daily activity and proper diet will ensure that lifespan is as long and healthy as possible for your Dalmador.
46. Cocker Pug: Cocker Spaniel & Pug
This designer breed is a result of breeding a Cocker Spaniel and a Pug. The Cocker Pug is the affectionate and adorable result! Like Cocker Spaniels, the Cocker Pug loves to spend time with their human friends, although at times the independent and stubborn nature of the Pug may take over. Training from an early age will ensure that your Cocker Pug is obedient and well socialized.
The Cocker Pug, like both of its parent breeds, are great with children and make wonderful additions to the family. Because of their size, Cocker Pugs have no problems living in apartment settings provided they receive regular daily walks. Fully grown, both male and female Cocker Pugs can reach a height of between 12 to 18 inches at the shoulder and weigh in between 18 to 35 pounds.
47. Beabull: Beagle & Bull Dog
Beabulls are a hybrid between a purebred Beagle and a purebred Bulldog. Fully grown, you can expect the height and weight of your Beabull to fall somewhere between both parent breeds. A full grown Beabull can weigh upwards of 30 pounds. Depending on what mood strikes, your Beabull may be content to laze around like a Bulldog. Or it may jump up in a sudden spurt of activity like a Beagle and entice you to play a rousing game of fetch!
Like both the Beagle and the Bulldog, your Beabull may be tempted to engage in play-biting, especially at a young age. It's important that this behavior is corrected early on to prevent any incidents from occurring later in life. Beabulls are hungry canines, so care should be taken to provide adequate portion sizes and high quality, high protein dog food to prevent your Beabull from becoming overweight.
48. Basschshund: Basset Hound & Dachshund
The Basschshund can be a terrific addition to your family if you seek a canine companion that doesn't rehire high levels of maintenance. Coat? Low-Maintenance. Just give it regular brushing. Activity levels? Low-maintenance. You don't need an acreage or country estate to give your furry friend enough room to exercise. Separation anxiety? Your Basschshund will likely hang out in the same spot on your couch until you return home from work.
However, due to the hunting lineage of both parent breeds, care should be taken to ensure your Basschshund doesn't get itself into trouble chasing smaller dogs or other animals while you're out and about with them. Socialization and training from an early age can prevent this from becoming a frequent occurrence. Larger than a Dachshund, but smaller than a Basset Hound, your Basschshund is still sure to fill up your heart with a gentle, loving disposition.
49. Labradoodle: Labrador Retriever & Poodle
The Labradoodle is a hybrid dog, resulting from a combination of breeding a Labrador Retriever with a standard Poodle. While they have been around in some form since the mid-1900s, the Labradoodle gained popularity in the late 1980s when it was bred with the intention of being a hypoallergenic, non-shedding service dog. Given the high level of intelligence of both parent breeds, the Labradoodle is very easy to train and makes for an excellent pet for the first-time dog owner.
Because it is not an official breed and there are vast differences in offspring, you may find that your Labradoodle will exhibit a wide range of traits in coat, coloring, and temperament. Despite this unpredictability in breeding, the Labradoodle is a loving, energetic, and loyal canine companion. Fully grown, they can reach up to 2 feet tall at the shoulder and tip the scales between 50 to 65 pounds. Ideally, they are well suited to larger homes with expansive yards to play and exercise in.
50. Cockapoo: Cocker Spaniel & Poodle
Also known as a Cockadoodle, Cockapoos are an adorable mix of both the Cocker Spaniel and Poodle. Some are bred with American Cocker Spaniels and others are bred with English Cocker Spaniels, but no matter what, they always look cute! Though not an officially recognized breed, the Cockapoo continues to grow in popularity, as they make perfect pets.
The reason these little cuties make such popular pets is because they're a combination of the loving and affectionate personality of the cocker spaniel combined with the low shedding qualities of the Poodle. Cockapoos love exercising and being around their humans, so it's best to spend as much time with them as possible outdoors. It's not unusual for Cockapoos to live for 14 to 18 years, so this is definitely a long-term commitment if you're thinking of getting one.