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.
The Utonagan Was Bred To Look Like A Wolf
Like other dogs that are bred to look a certain way, the Utonagan was originally bred to look like a wolf! A mix between a Siberian Husky, German Shepherd, and Alaskan Malamutes, the Utonagan dates back to the 1980s when it was "developed" by Edwina Harrison.
Harrison's objective was to breed a dog that looked as wild as a wolf but was as sweet and caring as any domestic dog. The result: a gentle, loving, and loyal companion that would make any family happy.
Golden Cocker Retriever, Also Known As The Forever Puppy
If the name of this mixed breed didn't give away its heritage, let us enlighten you. The Golden Cocker Retriever is a mix between a Golden Retriever and the Cocker Spaniel. This medium-sized breed is also known as the "forever puppy" because it never fulls gets rid of its fluffy curly coat.
This breed is amazing for young and active families, as its parentage is from two sporting dogs. We know, not only is this mixed pooch absolutely adorable, but it'll keep you on a legitimate workout regiment!
A Beaglier Is The Family Dog Of Your Dreams
Mixed between a Beagle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, the Beaglier is not only precious to look at, but it is a young family's dream dog. This little guy is low-maintenance and is happy to snuggle up on the couch with their human for a Netflix binge-watching session.
Don't get us wrong, that doesn't mean this breed isn't energetic! He'll still need a healthy dose of walks and playtime, making him a great addition to any young family with kids.
Yorkteses Are Playful Companions
One cute toy dog breed that you need to know about is the Yorktese, a pooch that is a mix between a Yorkie and a Maltese. Known as a designer breed, these playful pups are quirky, playful, and can fit pretty much anywhere!
So, they are great companion dogs for those who enjoy bringing their best friend everywhere via a bag. Keep in mind that while this mixed breed loves their human, social interaction with strangers and other animals is a must if they're to be sociable as adults.
How Can You Say No To A Corgidor's Face?
After you get over the absolute cuteness that is the Corgidor, let us educate you on some of this mixed breed's finer points. A Corgidor is a mix between a Corgi and a Labrador and has the best traits of each.
The breed is loyal, energetic, and wants nothing more than to please their human. And if you enjoy the outdoors, you might find your new best friend in this active pooch!
Smart, loyal, and snow lovers, Bernedoodles are all about pleasing their loved ones and solving puzzles. Mixed between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle, the Bernedoodle is the perfect blend of its parents' mellowness and goofiness.
Aside from its loving nature and need to please, these good boys are great for people with allergies, as they shed very little or not at all. And while this breed loves being outside in the cool air, they're more than happy to snuggle up with their human to watch a movie.
The Alusky Is All About Family
Mixed between a Siberian Husky and an Alaskan Malamute, the Alusky is every bit a snow dog. Loving the outdoors, sledding, and just playing, the Alusky is most definitely a combination of its parents' physical traits and personality.
This breed is known to be social, energetic, and very good when it comes to small kids, making them a great family dog. Just be sure you give them plenty of space to run around, like a fenced-in backyard.
The Corgipoo Is Tiny Yet Intelligent
The Corgipoo is a mix between the Welsh Corgi and the Miniature Poodle, the latter being a very popular breed to mix with due to its hypoallergenic coat. And while the Corgipoo is absolutely precious to look at, the breed is actually quite intelligent.
Both the Corgi and Poodle are known to be smart dogs, and their breeding developed a pooch with just as many smarts! They are also very happy dogs, loving to be around family.
Corman Shepherds Are Loyal And Yet Very Stubborn
Albeit funny to look at, the Corman Shepherd has many admirable traits. Mixed between a Corgi and German Shepard, this breed wound up with some of the best traits from its parents, including loyalty and courage.
Don't get us wrong, though, this breed is also very stubborn and will be sure to let you know when it doesn't feel like doing something! Even so, they are amazing family pets who want to do nothing more than protect.
Frug: A Small Dog With A Huge Personality
Tiny, stubborn, smart, and social, the Frug has the best traits of their Pug and French Bulldog parents. This tiny dog is full of personality, loving to curl up on the couch with their humans one minute and run around their house the next.
The best part about the Frug is that it is a great pet choice for families of all shapes and sizes! From seniors to young families, and from huge yards to tiny apartments, the Frug is adaptable as long as there are treats in the vicinity!
Golden Cocker Retriever
It doesn't get much cuter than a Golden Cocker Retriever. This breed is a mix of Golden Retriever and Cocker Spaniel. It has a shaggy fur coat that's positively snuggly.
At the same time, these dogs have plenty of energy that makes them ideal for sporty owners. Their great family dogs and have an adorable look to boot. Both Golden Retrievers and Cocker Spaniels are highly respected dogs, so you can't go wrong mixing the two!
If you love Labrador Retrievers but wish they were a little smaller and stouter, then a Labstaff may be the perfect breed for you. The breed mixes a Labrador Retriever with an American Staffordshire Terrier.
The result is a stout, medium to large-sized dog with the most adorable smile you've ever seen. You can expect this dog to be full of energy, hugely loving, and very loyal. Who could say no to those big eyes?
Two of the most beloved breeds are the Labrador Retriever and the Siberian Husky, so you may as well combine them to get a darling Labsky! These rugged dogs are full of love and aren't afraid to work hard for their owner.
They won't hesitate to snuggle up to you or to go on an adventure in the great outdoors. Their lovely coats and adorable facial expressions make this mix so adorable that you'll definitely have strangers coming up to pet the unique breed.
If you're longing for an Australian Shepherd that won't ever grow out of puppyhood, an Aussie Pom could be the right pick for you. The combination of a miniature Australian Shepherd with a Pomeranian makes for an adorable little dog with plenty of energy to go around.
These cuties have extra fluffiness from their Pomeranian side and a stunning coat pattern thanks to their Aussie genes. The result is a small dog with a heart for adventure.
Those who love doggy rolls are sure to fall for the Ba-Shar. Also known as Sharp Asset, these dogs are a cross between the Shar-Pei and the Basset Hound. They have that droopy face with plenty of squish to go around.
These dogs have a combination of hunting and watchdog traits, making them great sidekicks at home or in the outdoors. At the same time, they'll love being lazy dogs and snuggling up to their owners at home.
Few dog breed names are as cute as Chiweenie. These little pups are a mix of Chihuahuas and Dachshunds. They get their name from the Dachschund's nickname, wiener dog, which refers to the breed's long, short body.
These dogs are perfect for those who want a breed slightly larger than a teacup dog but still in the small category. They have a longer face like the Dachshund but perky ears like those adorable little Chihuahuas.
If you love the look of a Beagle but are hoping for a taller dog, a Border Beagle may be the right pick for you. These dogs are a mix of Border Collies and Beagles. They get a little more height from their Border Collie side.
At the same time, they still have that sweet facial expression and floppy ears of a Beagle. They are full of energy and love to howl, so they'd do best with an experienced owner.
Pitt Plotts are a sweet breed that combines Plott Hounds and Pitbulls. Plott Hounds have a longer, more lean body while Pitbulls are typically shorter and more stout. The combination of the two results in a happy medium between lean and stout.
This can make them a little easier to handle, especially since they have strong hunting instincts. These dogs aren't for the faint of heart as they need a strong leader, but they'll be extremely loyal to the end.
If you love Golden Retrievers but are hoping for a dog a little smaller in size, a Golden Dach may be the perfect compromise. These precious dogs are a combination of Golden Retrievers and Dachshunds.
They have the long, short body of a Dachshund with a little extra height from the Golden Retriever. Both dogs are highly sociable and love their families wholeheartedly. Between their flappy ears and soft fur, these dogs are cute as a button.
Dorgis combine Corgis and Dachshunds into one fantastic dog for those who can't get enough of the short and stout breeds. They have the long face of a Dachshund combined with the pointed ears of a Corgi for double the cuteness.
These precious dogs have beautiful coats that are short enough for limited upkeep but long enough to have a bit of fluff. Their body composition makes it especially important to keep these dogs in shape, so be sure to keep them active and on a healthy diet.