Sure, some people might spend a fortune on a purebred, but when there are crossbreeds combining all of our favorite features, well, why wait? We dare anyone not to find a Golden Shepherd adorable. And as far as lap dogs go, everyone ought to check out a Yorkie Pom ASAP.
1. Golden Dox (Golden Retriever and Dachshund)
The Golden Dox is the adorable result that one gets from crossbreeding a Golden Retriever and a Dachshund. Half wiener dog, half quintessential American pet, these little guys are a combination of what are said to be two of the most faithful breeds out there.
Golden Doxes are said to be faithful family pets that are particularly well-equipped to be around children. They are easy to train and form strong bonds with their owners. Any dog crossbreed is a mixed bag in terms of which temperaments a puppy will inherit from their parents, so anyone with a Golden Dox should hope their pup gets a Golden Retriever’s friendliness and not a Dachshund’s stubborn personality.
2. Aussiepom (Australian Shepherd and Pomeranian)
An Aussiepom is a dog crossbreed between two incredibly loyal dog types. Between their Australian Shepherd parent and their Pomeranian parent, Aussiepoms love to have fun. And we mean that they really love to have fun, as in they are not really comfortable just lounging around.
Because of this, Aussiepoms are the perfect storm of social breeds, preferring to have constant attention from their parents. You can’t leave these pups alone for too long, and they need constant exercise. On the bright side, Aussiepoms are known to be less yappy than Pomeranians, while shedding far less than a typical Australian Shepherd. It’s a win-win!
3. Beabull (Beagle and English Bulldog)
There’s a lot of personality packed into the bitsy body of a Beabull. These little pups are known to have a generally even temperament, but that blend of Beagle and English Bulldog makes them particularly headstrong. And with a face like that, who can blame them?
Beabulls are said to be the ideal dogs for homes with children, since both breeds forming this dog crossbreed don’t really mind being poked and prodded by curious kids. But any family wishing to adopt a Beabull had better be equipped with a vacuum: these dogs are known to shed a ton of hair in the spring and fall.
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4. Dalcorgi (Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Dalmatian)
We’ll take 101 Dalcorgis, please. This dog crossbreed between a short, stumpy Corgi and a tall, lanky Dalmatian is definitely not the most obvious combination, but the results are undeniably cute. The Dalcorgi is perfect for anyone who loves the temperament of a Dalmatian, but would rather all that energy come in a smaller, more manageable package.
Its Corgi roots mean that these dogs are extremely intelligent, while its Dalmatian roots mean it’s excitable and basically wants to run around all day. Dalcorgis are just as thrilled to be around humans as we are to be around them, so anyone wanting to bring one home should be ready to provide their pup with plenty of playtime.
5. Pitsky (American Pitbull Terrier and Siberian Husky)
When looking at dog crossbreeds, perhaps no other is quite as friendly as the combination of an American Pitbull Terrier and a Siberian Husky, also known as the Pitsky. This particular crossbreed is known to be extremely social, smart, and playful.
The friendly nature of both of the Pitsky’s parents means anyone looking for a watchdog should steer completely clear of this pet. A Pitsky’s love for people means it will welcome just about anyone into their home. But they also can develop some serious separation anxiety, so leaving them alone might mean an owner could come back to chaos.
6. German Sherpei (German Shepherd and Shar-Pei)
Basically just a squishier version of a German Shepherd, the German Sherpei is one of those dog crossbreeds that has everyone this dog encounters doing a double take. Beyond being adorable, these German Shepherd and Shar-Pei mixes are known to be great companions as well as very loyal watchdogs.
The perfect blend between these two faithful dog breeds means that this big, furry bundle of joy will want to snuggle up to its owner, but will be a little suspicious of any strangers. This crossbreed can also be a bit headstrong and hard to train, so a German Sherpei might not be the best choice for someone who is trying out dog ownership for the first time.
7. Chiweenie (Dachshund and Chihuahua)
Lovingly referred to as a Chiweenie, a Choxie, a Weeniehuahua, a German Taco, or even a Mexican Hot Dog, this dog crossbreed is the stuff of purse puppy dreams. These little guys are half Dachshund, half Chihuahua, and 100 percent ridiculously good looking.
Chiweenies are compact and energetic. This particular dog crossbreed is said to be perfect for anyone living in a smaller apartment or in a city environment, since they do not need much space to work off their bursts of energy. But watch out for whenever anyone knocks on the apartment door: this dog crossbreed has a penchant for being a bit yappy.
8. Bull-Pei (English Bulldog and Shar-Pei)
Did someone order rolls? This dog crossbreed between an English Bulldog and a Chinese Shar-Pei is basically everything we ever needed in our lives. Besides being the definition of adorable, these dogs are particularly well-suited for people living in small apartments, since they do not make much noise and won’t be running around the house constantly.
This medium-sized pooch does not need much grooming, but it does require some extra attention when it comes to cleaning, since owners need to take care to clean out their rolls. But we’d say that’s a fine trade off, considering the cuteness each wrinkle has to offer.
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9. Chug (Chihuahua and Pug)
Chugging right along on this list of adorable dog crossbreeds is bound to lead us to the Chug. This mixed breed between a Chihuahua and a Pug takes two of everyone’s favorite purse-sized dogs and packages them into one crazy-looking creature.
Chugs are known to be playful and smart. Much like both the Pug and the Chihuahua, this dog is absolutely convinced that it can hang with the big dogs, and acts as such. They are also said to be great with children, once they are properly trained. Unfortunately, Chugs can also get quite possessive and territorial, so owners need to be ready for their big personalities.
10. Golden Shepherd (Golden Retriever and German Shepherd)
What does someone get when they mix the second and third most popular dog breeds in America? The result is this irresistibly crowd-pleasing dog crossbreed. This half-Golden Retriever and half-German Shepherd breed is known to be athletic, just like both of its parents.
As opposed to some of the more vocal dogs on this list, Golden Shepherds are not known for barking or being generally loud, so with proper exercise they can successfully live in an apartment. But don’t leave these dogs in the house alone for long. The breed generally suffers from separation anxiety — because it just loves its family so much!
11. Chowba (Chow Chow and Shiba Inu)
Chow Chows and Shiba Inus are two of the oldest dog breeds in the world, and the roots of both breeds can easily be traced back to their wolf ancestors. Out of all of the dog breeds in the world, Chow Chows and Shiba Inus are those that most mimic wolf characteristics. So what happens when the two are crossbred?
It means that the Chowba is extremely stubborn, difficult to train, independent, and aloof. Because of that, experts do not recommend a Chowba for new dog owners. Instead, leave the more experienced dog trainers to take on this headstrong dog crossbreed.
12. Frenchton (French Bulldog and Boston Terrier)
Dog breeders trying to fix the health problems typically found in both the French Bulldog and the Boston Terrier came up with the perfect solution: the Frenchton. This little cutie is a great choice for just about anyone looking to be the owner of a small-sized pup.
Frenchtons are high-spirited, love to cuddle, enjoy a moderate amount of playtime, and prefer to be around their owners. They make great pets for anyone living in small apartments, first-time dog owners, and seniors. This companion dog is also known to be a funny little weirdo, and its mischievous nature will leave anyone looking after a Frenchton laughing.
13. Hug (Siberian Husky and Pug)
We dare anyone to resist the urge to hug this Hug. As its name suggests, this dog crossbreed between a Siberian Husky and a Pug is affectionate, loving, and just wants to play with everyone that it comes in contact with. However, Hugs can often inherit of their parents’ less desirable qualities.
While Hugs are known to be intelligent and can be trained relatively quickly and easily, there’s another side to them. The Siberian Husky in them means that Hugs can be particularly stubborn, and those Pug roots mean they need loads of attention. But with a dog this cute, who wouldn’t want to give it all the attention it could possibly need?
14. Cheagle (Chihuahua and Beagle)
Behold, the floppy ears of a Beagle on the tiny compact body of a Chihuahua. The Cheagle is the perfect personality mix of the gentle, docile nature of a Beagle and the fun-loving attitude of the Chihuahua. The result of this crossbreeding is undeniably, irresistibly cute.
While a Cheagle can do well living in an apartment with first-time dog owners, they can get rather fussy when they are left alone for too long. Cheagles are sensitive to both hot and cold weather, so we can safely say that they are a bit particular. But that’s okay, because they’re cute enough that they’re allowed to be so demanding.
15. BaShar (Basset Hound and Shar-Pei)
Anyone looking for a loyal companion will have surely hit the jackpot with this adorable dog crossbreed. The BaShar is half Basset Hound and half Shar-Pei, and takes on the loyal qualities both its parents are known for. A BaShar is likely to feel most comfortable standing right at its owner’s side.
But even though a BaShar enjoys being in the presence of its owner, that doesn’t necessarily mean it can be counted on to stay there. These dogs are known to roam around, so they get easily distracted on routine walks and aren’t considered to be particularly easy to train.
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16. Beagi (Beagle and Pembroke Welsh Corgi)
Like things short and sweet? Then you’re bound to fall for the Beagi. This mix of Beagle and Corgi is gifted with all the social qualities of both its parents, meaning that they make amazing companions for humans. Beagis are also usually game to play with other dogs — that is, when they are not being a tad territorial.
Though Beagles are known to be difficult to train, the Beagi’s Corgi side makes it a bit easier to get these dogs under control. However, it’s important to keep in mind that this particular crossbreed can be a little stubborn. It has loads of energy, so it’s going to need some exercise time in its daily schedule.
17. Chusky (Chow Chow and Siberian Husky)
Chow Chows and Siberian Huskies can both be characterized by their thick, luxurious coats. So it should come as no surprise that the mix of the two — known as the Chusky, the Chow Husky, or the Chowski — is pretty much just a giant fluffball of delightful fur.
Both Chow Chows and Siberian Huskies are famously loyal to their owners, and make great watchdogs that just so happen to be way cuter than any at-home security system. Chuskies are protective of their human families, and require a lot of attention from them in return. They love to be cuddled, which is convenient considering that they are just so cuddle-worthy.
18. Frug (French Bulldog and Pug)
Can’t get enough of those adorable wrinkles? Then it’s high time you meet a Frug. The crossbreed between a French Bulldog and a Pug is the kind of dog that will run up, tail wagging, tongue out, and greet anyone who walks through their doors with an unimaginable amount of happiness.
Do not be fooled but a Fug’s tiny body, for these little fellas are jam packed with personality. Fugs are also great for any household that has children or seniors. They aren’t known for rough-housing, and really just want to be loved and play outside. Is that too much to ask?
19. Dorgi (Dachshund and Pembroke Welsh Corgi)
If a dog is good enough for Queen Elizabeth II, then we can safely say it’s good enough for us. This mix between a Dachshund and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, known lovingly as a Dorgi, has been one of the dogs of choice for Her Majesty, who is possibly the most well-known and avid Corgi fan out there.
Her love for Dorgis might come down to their social, friendly and loyal temperament. These particularly adorable wiener dog crossbreeds are also known to be pretty smart, and will stick to their owner’s side. Out of everyone following Queen Elizabeth II, we would say that her Dorgi is probably the cutest.
20. Goberian (Golden Retriever and Siberian Husky)
For years, pet owners have loved to adopt Goberians because they seem to inherit some of the most admirable qualities from their parents, the Golden Retriever and the Siberian Husky. They have been described as very sociable and bright, as well as being as loyal as a dog can get. A Goberian is the definition of man’s best friend.
For these reasons, Goberians have been the dog crossbreed of choice for many families with children. That being said, those families should be pretty active themselves. Goberians absolutely love joining their owners for a run, jog, or hike, and need a lot of exercise to stay happy. But that should be pretty easy, since no one could possibly want to leave this pup’s side.
21. Bernedoodle (Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle)
While no two Bernedoodles are exactly alike, we would say it’s a pretty safe bet to assume they’re all extremely cute. This irresistible combo of canine genetics is just as goofy as its Poodle parent, and just as down to lay around and hang out as its Bernese Mountain Dog parent.
Unlike many of the stunning dog crossbreeds that are intentionally bred for their beauty, Bernedoodles are not meant to be show dogs. Instead, more often than not, they prefer a different type of show: rather than competing, they would vastly prefer snuggling up to your side and watching TV.
22. Husgi (Siberian Husky and Pembroke Welsh Corgi)
Some call it the Husgi, some call it the Corgsky, some call it the Siborgi, but not matter how you refer to this dog crossbreed, it will still remain just as cute. That small frame they’ve inherited from their Corgi parent basically makes them a tiny, adorable version of a Husky with upright ears and a foxlike head.
Husgis are friendly, but they are not as naturally sociable as other crossbreeds. They get along with strangers and children, but their watchdog qualities mean that they are always on alert as they look out for the humans they love the most.
23. Shorkie (Shih Tzu and Yorkshire Terrier)
Shorkies are a combination of two of the most lovable small dog breeds, the Shih Tzu and the Yorkshire Terrier, also known as the Yorkie. Together, they make a pint-sized Shorkie puppy that is known to be a doting follower of its owner.
A Shorkie can be fun and playful one minute, but knows that it’s time to calm down and watch a movie the next. Unfortunately, while Shorkies have taken on some great traits from their parents, they also have inherited some of their less fun quirks. Shorkies can at times be pretty stubborn, and they are predisposed to suffer from separation anxiety.
24. Beaglier (Beagle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel)
This adorable dog crossbreed became popular in Australia during the 1990s, and we’re endlessly grateful that since then, their popularity has spread across the globe. The Beaglier is a gorgeous blend of the Beagle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and they are known for being gentle, playful, and a great family dog.
Begliers are not known for being very loud or yappy, and are not the kind of dog that will bark at whoever enters their home, despite their small size. As a result, people have found that they make for excellent apartment companions. Beagliers also love a lot of attention and belly rubs — and with a face like that, chances are, they’ll be getting plenty.
25. Aussiedoodle (Australian Shepherd and Poodle)
Australian Shepherds and Poodles are commonly listed as being among the smartest dogs in the world, referred to as “canine Einsteins.” So a mix of these two genius dogs means that an Aussiedoodle, also known as a Aussiepoo, is one seriously bright crossbreed.
Not only are Aussiedoodles super smart, but they are also super energetic. They need plenty of playtime, attention, and a ton of exercise. And anyone looking for a good therapy dog does not need to look any further. They’ve been found to be incredible emotional support animals, since Aussiedoodles are known to form close connections to a specific human.
26. Yorkie Pom (Yorkshire Terrier and Pomeranian)
Could there really be more a fluffball than the product of mixing a Yorkshire Terrier with a Pomeranian? The answer is no, and the Yorkie Pom is here to prove it. And anyone who does not believe them better watch out. These little dogs can be some of the feistiest puppies out there.
This specific dog crossbreed is also known as a “Porkie” or a “Yoranian,” but no matter what someone calls them, they will answer affectionately. Through both gene pools from both parents, Yorkie Poms are known to be loving, energetic, intelligent and alert. And this ultimate little dog is always down for plenty of playtime.
27. Aus-Tzu (Australian Shepherd and Shih Tzu)
A miniature Australian Shepherd and a Shih Tzu walk into a bar. But really, when mixing these two specific dogs, it should come as no surprise that their child, known as an Aus-Tzu, is known for its soft, silky and voluminous coat of fur. And for some owners, all that hair can be a lot to keep up with.
Aus-Tzus require daily grooming in order to keep their thick coat. Both dogs are not particularly well known to be guard dogs, and instead the Aus-Tzu is more of a companion dog than anything else. Otherwise, these cuties love to play fetch and are happy to be trained.
28. Pitmatian (Pitbull and Dalmatian)
The Pitmatian is a relatively new dog crossbreed. Mixing the Pitbull with the Dalmatian has only been done for a few years, so very little is known about this particular crossbreed in comparison to what is known about others. But here is what we do know.
Both the Pitbull and the Dalmatian are great watch dogs, so any Pitmatian should easily fit into the role of being a guard for its owner. Both dogs are also very loyal to their own families and can be a tad bit weary of strangers, so give this specific crossbreed a little extra time to warm up to new potential friends.
29. Bullhuahua (French Bulldog and Chihuahua)
Any lover of small dogs will definitely feel their ears perk up at the idea of a French Bulldog and Chihuahua. And they are not alone. Bullhuahuas are basically just two gigantic ears with a dog attached to them to create an adorably funny looking dog.
Bullhuahuas are known to be playful, loving and are sure to show anyone that they come with a bit of a sassy attitude. They love to spend quality time with their adoptive families and are well known lap dogs. But all that love means that they can also get a little territorial about their loved ones, and might get aggressive at times.
30. Borgi (Border Collie and Pembroke Welsh Corgi)
Fun fact: There are two crossbreeds known as the “borgi.” At times, the name can refer to the cross between the Beagle and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. But in this case, we are referring to the adorable mix that comes from combining the Border Collie and Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
Borgis love to play. And we really mean that they love it, so much so, that new owners are actually warned that Borgis have the ability to play with children to the point of exhaustion. But any owner will get plenty of playtime, since this particular mix is known to live a long, happy life between 14 to 18 years.
31. Shiranian (Pomeranian and Shih Tzu)
The Shiranian, also known as the Pom Tzu and the Shi Pom, is considered by small dog lovers to be one of the best crossbreeds. They are not only known to be basically walking pompoms, but they are also said to be loving and affectionate.
Since both of the Shiranian’s parents fall into the “teddy bear dog” category, there is, unsurprisingly, nothing they love more than snuggling. They make the perfect companion for children and trust just about anyone they meet. This particular dog crossbreed might not be the best dog for guarding someone’s home, but they will are the best bet for anyone looking for snuggles.
32. Jack A Poo (Jack Russell Terrier and Poodle)
The name Jack A Poo might sound like a child’s game, and that is not too far off. This adorably playful mixed breed, a cross between a Jack Russell Terrier and a Miniature or Toy Poodle, is best suited for families with children.
According to experts, Jack A Poos are said to inherit the intelligence and pride of their Poodle parent, along with the hardworking determination of a Jack Russell Terrier. Otherwise, this specific crossbreed is said to be curious, lively and a little bit stubborn at times if they do not get the amount of exercise and love that they require daily.
33. Basshuahua (Basset Hound and Chihuahua)
On this long list of dog crossbreeds, the dog mix with one of the longest lifespans is the Basshuahua. Half Basset Hound, half Chihuahua, the Basshuahua is 100 percent committed to its owner and is known to be one of the most loving dog breed combinations.
Basshuahuas can become easily attached to their owners, especially one to two people in particular. They are also known to be naturally gentle and loving to those that they feel comfortable around. The opposite can be said to strangers. Basshuahuas make great guard dogs because they are not so trusting of people they do not know.
34. Jackador (Jack Russell Terrier and Labrador Retriever)
The Jackador is the clever name given to a dog crossbreed that is a mix of Jack Russell Terrier and Labrador Retriever. They are cute, playful, and an amazing addition to a family. But, unfortunately for the Jackador, this specific crossbreed has not really caught on in popularity over the years.
While relatively little is known about Jackadors, and they can be across the board in terms of personality traits, it is all but guaranteed that Jackadors will love chewing, and will chew on just about everything. Anyone with a Jackador should keep their pup entertained at all times to avoid destruction.
35. Staffy Shepherd (Staffordshire Bull Terrier and German Shepherd)
Staffordshire Bull Terriers and German Shepherds are known to be two of the most affectionate dogs there are. So their crossbreed, known as the Staffy Shepherd, is obviously going to be full of love, and doesn’t care who knows it.
Due to the character traits of both of its parents, it is also pretty much guaranteed that a Staffy Shepherd will not be too much of a barker, and can be a bit sensitive at times. This dog crossbreed likes a routine, and does not like to stray from it. But while they do not like strange schedules, they are fairly open to new people and strangers.
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