Although people debate about the ethics of crossbreeding, no one can deny that mutts are some of the cutest puppies. With silly names such as Whoodle, Puggle and Pitt Plott, how can you not want to learn more about these adorable pups? Short, tall, furry, skinny–all the endearing traits of purebreds unite to create the most adorable mixed dog breeds. First up, with have the fluffy mixed breeds. A mix of two furry, cuddly purebreds creates even more snuggly hybrids.
Want A Tiny Husky? Consider A Pomsky!
A Pomsky is a crossbreed between a Siberian Husky and a Pomeranian, creating a tiny, fluffy, miniature Husky. Because this is a relatively new breed engineered through artificial insemination, experts don’t know a lot about them. But they are vocal, active, social puppies that need a lot of attention.
Pomskies can range from tiny to medium size and develop colorful coats such as grey/white, brown-red, blonde, and others. Since they’re so fluffy, they’re also heavy shedders.
This Is A Whoodle
Meet the Whoodle, a cross between a Poodle and a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier. These teddy-bear dogs also go by Sweatenpoo, Wheatendoodle, or Wheatiepoo. Because Poodles come in many shapes and sizes, Whoodles also have three sizes: miniature, medium, and standard.
Fun-loving and intelligent, Whoodles need plenty of exercise and toys to stimulate them. If they don’t get enough playtime, they can develop behavioral problems. Otherwise, Whoodles act kindly and sweetly around adults and children.
Chowsky, The Panda Bear Pup
Also known as a Chusky or Husky Chow, a Chowsky merges Chow Chow and Siberian Husky genetics. The results is a medium-height, pillow-case panda bear dog. Like their Husky ancestors, Chowskies prance around and wrestle with everything, so they require an experienced dog owner.
Chowskies also grow incredibly protective of their owners. While this mutt is adorable and loving, they do need a lot of care, especially if they’re born without all of their teeth (a common disorder in this hybrid).
Snuggle A Puggle
This mutt has become one of the more popular dog breeds for their endearing, loving behavior. Puggles, a fusion of Pugs and Beagles, act friendly toward everyone and are excellent dogs for beginners. They only grow to about a foot high.
Ever since breeders generated Puggles in the 1990s, they have been cuddling and wrestling with their owners every day. They do bark a lot, though, and can develop pinched nostrils or hip dysplasia.
Rather than 101 Dalmatians, consider mixing a Dalmatian with a Bulldog to create 101 Bullmatians. These crossbreeds have a unique, beautiful coat and a sassy attitude. Bullmatians love attention and pets, which leads to them making new friends quickly.
At first, Bullmatians may not trust strangers due to their stubborn attitudes. But once they get to know and trust you, you’ll never feel bored again. Have you ever seen a dog like this?
A Happy, Healthy Sheltie Tzu
The Sheltie Tzu combines the tireless Shetland Sheepdog with the always headstrong Shih Tzu. This independent mutt loves people and feels perfectly fine on their own as well. Since the 1980s, Sheltie Tzus have been bred to be gentle and hypoallergenic.
This good-natured pup gets along with kids and other pets. Sheltie Tzus, being bright and sprightly, need plenty of mental and physical stimulation throughout the day. Despite their furry appearance, they don’t shed as often as other breeds.
Soft, Flabby Ba-Shars
Blend a Shar-Pei with a Basset Hound, and you’ll get a short, snuggly Ba-Shar. Ba-Shars are clever, lazy, hypoallergenic dogs. They may need to get used to other animals and not chase every single squirrel, but they learn quickly with experienced trainers.
If you want a cuddly couch potato who also enjoys fetching and grappling, a Ba-Shar may be your perfect match. They can gain weight rapidly through inactivity, though, so make sure to stretch those little legs!
Can You Spot A Pit Plott?
Recently, breeders have produced a Pitt Plott: a Plott Hound-Pitbull hybrid. Not much has been written about this adorable hound mix. Pitt Plotts range in appearance, but tend to grow grey or brown coats and adopt the sweet Pitbull face.
Pitt Plotts act as a family watchdog and active companion at the same time. Despite their small size, these hounds can become dominant and aggressive. Even so, these sweet, adorable mutts love to socialize with animals and people alike.
Meet The Beagliers
At just over a foot tall, Beagliers adopt their stout stature from their Beagle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel parents. Beagliers attach themselves to their owner’s hip, often chewing on toys to keep themselves entertained.
Developed in 1990s Australia, Beagliers have become popular apartment dogs for their relaxed energy and docile attitude. When they’re not running by your side, they’ll lay down next to you while you’re watching TV.
Whippig–Not A Pig, But A Dog
A Whippig is a relatively new hybrid consisting of Italian Greyhound and Whippet genes. Whippigs need to burn off energy every day, so they aren’t ideal as indoor pets. They’re very loving and love to cuddle with their owners as well.
Like their hound parents, Whippigs have strong prey drives that push them to chase small animals. Since Whippigs are sensitive dogs, they may react when you’re stressed or angry. They are fragile pups who need gentle handling and sweaters during cold weather.
Hike With Your Fluffy Pillow, An Alaskan Malador
A crossbreed between a Labrador Retriever and an Alaskan Malamute, Maladors have been bred and trained since the 1800s. They make great outdoor dogs and giant furry cuddle-buddies.
Maladors’ dense coats may not help owners with allergies. They’re very people-focused and love to explore, although they can develop separation anxiety. Malador owners need to walk their pups for at least an hour every day.
A Buried Treasure: Golden Dox
A hidden gem among the hybrid community, Golden Dox (also spelled Golden Dach) infuses a Golden Retriever into a Dachsund. Despite their small size, Golden Dox are incredibly vivacious and need a lot of exercise. However, they can suffer from joint issues from crossbreeding.
Golden Dox can be mischievous, so you may need to safeguard your home. They love to chase, run, and explore. Depending on the pup, they can develop short fur or a long, wavy coat.
A Spunky, Tiny Chiweenie
A Chiweenie, or a Chiwee, has Chihuahua and Dachshund parents. Because of their hunter ancestry, Chiweenies are more laid back than Chihuahuas while still maintaining the adorable, pint-sized stature.
Because of their size, Chiweenies make wonderful apartment roommates. They act feisty, snappy, brave, and loyal all at the same time. Once you train them, Chiweenies assimilate into your family smoothly. Like their parent breeds, these sweet mutts can develop back problems.
Calm As A Yorkie-Pom
The designer hybrid Yorkie-Pom combines the affection of Yorkshire Terriers with the vitality of Pomeranians. No one knows where the Yorkie-Pom, or Yoranian, came from, although they’ve been blessing peoples’ homes for the past 20 years.
Yorkie-Poms vary in appearance, but all grow up compassionate and assertive. Because they need a lot of activity, they might become hyper or loud when bored. Most Yorkie-Poms require some training.
The Best Of Both Worlds: Jackie-Bichon
Despite carrying both Bichon Frise and Jack Russell Terrier genes, Jackie-Bichons tend to look more like Terriers when they grow up. Still, the Bichon’s bubbly personality and white fur coat shine through in this headstrong, kindhearted mutt.
Although Jackie-Bichons were bred as recently as the 2000s, their popularity has given them plenty of loving homes. Jackie-Bichons are too hyperactive for some people, but they’re sweet-tempered and independent as well. Owners need to brush their short hair often to prevent tangles.
German Husky? No, It’s Called Gerberian Shepsky
If you want a loyal, protective dog, consider a Gerberian Shepsky. This German Shepherd/Siberian Husky mix is so alert and intelligent that they often end up on police duty. Gerberian Shepskies vary wildly in appearance, although all of them look like fluffier, more wolf-like versions of German Shepherds.
Shepskies combine the loving, effervescent attitude of German Shepherds with the intelligent, intuitive behavior of Huskies. They need a lot of rigorous activity and open space to run through.
A Fluffy, Scruffy Aussie-Corgi
Most people know that any breed merged with a Pembroke Welsh Corgi produces a Corgi-sized mutt. Aussie-Corgis, or Australian Shepherd/Corgi hybrids, can go either way. Sometimes called Augie’s, Aussie-Corgis might look like Corgis with Aussie fur, or miniature versions of Australian Shepherds. Either way, they’re adorable.
Although Aussie-Corgis appear shy around strangers, they’re curious dogs that will explore just about anything. Despite their politeness, Augie’s may need some training to assuage their herding instincts and occasional sass.
The Cheerful Chabrador
Also called the Chowbrador and Lab Chow, Chabradors blend the energy of Labradors with the giant blankets that are Chow-Chows. Although Chabradors may not bond with their owners right away, they typically become affectionate, faithful companions.
Chabrador’s fur color ranges from chocolate to cream to black. Their thick coats shed often. They’re also high energy and need a lot of walking. As long as you socialize with Chabradors early, they’ll grow into friendly and independent pets.
Google A Schnoodle
One endearing mutt can act like a lap dog, family dog, or performance dog depending on its size. This is a Schnoodle, a cross between a Poodle and a Schnauzer. These “forever happy” hybrids display both an eagerness to please and a hearty steadfastness.
Schnoodles tend to cling to one or two people, accompanying them on car rides, walks, or on the couch. Although you can find larger Schnoodles, miniature and standard ones are more common.
Much Love For The Cocker Pug
Breed a Cocker Spaniel with a Pug, and you’ll receive a small to medium-sized Cocker Pug. These hybrids have medium-length fur and floppy ears with the cute snoot of a Pug. Cocker Pugs are little clowns: sociable, effervescent and silly.
Despite their friendliness, Cocker Pugs require training and a lot of exercise every day. Owners also need to supervise their adventurous and dynamic nature. If you can handle their big personalities, then Cocker Pugs make lovable companions.