They say that a dog is a man’s best friend. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of having a canine companion, you know there is much truth to this saying. Dogs make great companions and the ultimate loyal friend. There are also so many breeds of dogs to choose from depending on what lifestyle you have, and lifestyle a very important factor when considering a dog.
Yes, there’s the endless of pure breeds for dogs. They are all adorable, but why have one adorable breed, when you can have two? It’s time to change your perspective about mixed breeds, commonly called “mutts.” Please be careful, this article will make you 'ouu' and 'aww' because the beauties you are about to see will melt your heart.
Not only are they super cute, you can get the best of two worlds with their personality traits. Rescue shelters are a great place to find these gorgeous mixed breeds. Not only are you gaining a loyal pet, you are also saving a life!
Here are some adorable mixed breeds that will make your heart melt.
This adorable hybrid is a mix of two popular small dog breeds -- the chihuahua and the pug! Chihuahuas are known for being alert, lively and protective. They’re commonly black, tan and white. Pugs, on the other hand, are known for being affectionate, cheerful, friendly and intelligent. They’re the perfect couch buddy. Combined, you have a super cute tiny canine sidekick with puppy dog eyes no one can resist!
The Horgi is a mix between the Corgi and the Siberian Husky. These dogs typically have the majestic features of the Siberian Husky, except with the Corgi’s cute short legs! These dogs tend to have a very sweet temperament. The Siberian Husky is a working breed, while the Corgi is a herding breed.
So, the Horgi would be a high energy dog. However, they love the outdoors, making them a good companion if you like hiking. The average life expectancy of the Horgi is 12-15 years. They can weigh between 20-50 lbs, and average 13 inches in height.
The cute spotty little Dalmachshund is a mix between the Dalmatian and the Dachshund. It will have the friendliness and playfulness of the Dalmatian, together with the adaptability of the Dachshund. Dalmachshunds will make great family pets. The common qualities of the Dalmachsund’s parents are that they’re both lively, social, courageous, energetic, independent and loyal.
Picture a pug’s face with the cute floppy ears of a beagle? No need to imagine, just look at the cute dog mix breed -- the Puggle! With the combined characteristics of the pug and the beagle, the Puggle makes for a great family pet.
Beagles are known for being friendly, gentle, intelligent and lively. They are a very active breed and would excel in activities like agility and hunting. Pugs, on the other hand, are known for being loving, loyal and sweet.
The Chusky is a mix between the Siberian Husky and the Chow Chow. This beautiful dog hybrid makes for good watch dogs. Chuskies are usually naturally lean dogs with features of a Siberian Husky but with the poofy hair of a chow chow.
They can weigh anywhere between 40-64 lbs and about 18-23 inches in height. The Chusky would be a fun dog for their family, and they would love human attention. They are eager to please and can be very obedient.
The Dorgi is a mix of a Dalmatian and a Corgi. A lot of people associate the Dalmatian with the cute little puppies in 101 Dalmatians. With a Dorgi, it’s like you have an eternal Dalmatian puppy! You get the spots of the Dalmatian but the size of the Corgi. Dalmatians, although known for having aggressive tendencies, are also energetic, friendly, intelligent and playful. They are great in activities like agility, endurance running, guarding and tracking. The Corgi, on the other hand, balances out the Dalmatian’s aggressive tendencies as they are loving, loyal, cheerful and social.
The Pitsky is a hybrid of a Siberian Husky and an American Pitbull. Although both parents can be known to have an aggressive nature, the Pitsky is a typically even-tempered dog. Depending on the dominant parent, the Pitsky would have a stockier body compared to a pure breed Husky, and they can have longer fur than a pure bred pitbull.
Regardless of the dominant parent, they would be strong and able dogs that will prove to be loyal companions. They would typically grow 17-21 inches in height and about 30-60 lbs.
The Bullmatian is a mix between an English Bulldog and a Dalmatian. They typically have the stocky built of the Bulldog but the spots of the Dalmatian. The Bullmatian would require slightly less exercise than its Dalmatian parent.
The Bullmatian’s temperament, based on its parents, would be friendly, patient, loyal, friendly and playful. It could also be good with guarding and tracking.
The adorable Cheagle is a cross between the Chihuahua and the Beagle. Both Beagles and Chihuahuas are excitable dog that require a lot of attention. Nevertheless, they are super fun breeds and loves to play. The Cheagle would typically have floppy long ears like the Beagle but have the Chihuahua snout. They average 12 lbs in size and about 10-14 inches in height. Their life expectancy is about 12-15 years.
5 Border Beagle
The Border Beagle is a cross between a Border Collie and a Beagle. They would be an awesome dog for active folks, or for those wanting their canine companion to participate in their activities or need them to work. Both breeds are great agility dogs. Beagles, being a hound, can participate in a variety of activities such as hunting, scent detection and tracking, while Border Collies are great with competitive obedience, herding, narcotics/scent detection and search and rescue.
The Ba-Shar or the Sharp Assett is a mix between the Bassett Hound and Shar Pei. The Ba-Shar would make a great family dog. They tend to be laid back and awesome couch buddies that won’t need as much exercise compared to other breeds. Beware when you take them out though, as they have high chase instincts. Their parent breeds tend to be stubborn, so training them early would be great. The Ba-Shar can grow up to 30-60 lbs and live to 8-10 years.
3 Gerberian Shepsky
This big dog breed is a mix of two beautiful dog breeds - the German Shepherd and the Siberian Husky. Both parents of the Gerberian Husky are reliable working dogs, so it’s no surprise that it would make for a strong and reliable companion.
The dog would typically have the pointy ears of both parents, and the piercing blue eyes of the Husky. It has a calm temperament, but would make for great watch dogs. They are high energy dogs and would demand a lot of exercise. They would typically weigh 45-90 lbs and measure 20-25 inches in height, so they are big dogs! The Gerberian Husky would be a great family dog for people who spend a lot of time outdoors or want a reliable guard dog.
The Pomsky is a cross between the cute little Pomeranian and the Siberian Husky. The Pomsky is a diligent and good natured dog breed. It is an intelligent pet that would be relatively easy to train. They are very alert and playful, and would love a lot of human attention.
When looking for a Pomsky, make sure that you purchase from a reputable breeder as they do require special care. The difference in size of the two dog breeds mean that it always needs a Pomeranian male bred with a Husky female. The Pomsky is a very popular designer dog breed.
1 Pomeranian and Australian Shepherd
The beautiful colours of the Mini Australian Shepherd mixed with the cuteness of the Pomeranian, this mix makes for one adorable dog. The Australian Shepherd is known for being affectionate, alert, active, independent and responsive, while Pomeranians are friendly and playful. Both breeds are intelligent breeds, and both tend to be very loyal to their human companion. They hybrid should be very easy to train, and great with kids. Their life expectancy is around 12-15 years.