Cute dogs can make your mood and your day seem better. There are even studies that say that looking at pictures of cute animals can improve focus and productivity.1
So here, in no particular order (because who can possibly choose the cutest one), are 30 of some of the cutest mixed-breed dogs.
The 30 Different Mixed-Breed Dogs
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Bichon Frise together make the Cavachon, a gentle, affectionate, and playful dog. They are great family pets that get along wonderfully with children and other pets. They are easy to groom and will do quite well in an apartment.
The Chiweenie is a mixed breed of the Chihuahua and the Dachshund and brings some of the best qualities of these two breeds into one adorable dog. The Chiweenie is a tiny dog with a lot of energy. They are sensitive dogs and might do better in a single-person home. They are easy to groom, affectionate, and loyal, and will do well in an apartment as long as they are not left alone for long periods.
The Shih Tzu and the Yorkshire Terrier make up the Shorkie, an energetic, small, and playful dog. Because of their tiny size, they make good apartment dogs but might do better with older children or single people. They are very devoted and like to bark so they will make good watchdogs but need owners to spend a lot of time with them.
The Pomsky has Husky and Pomeranian parents and is conceived through artificial insemination because of the difference in the size of the parents. This makes the Pomsky one of the most expensive hybrids. Another dog that does well in an apartment, the Pomsky is a highly sensitive dog that doesn’t like to be left alone for long. They are playful and can be “talkative” like their Husky parent. They also tend to shed a lot, so be prepared for a lot of grooming.
The Yorkipoo has Yorkshire Terrier and Miniature Poodle parents and is an intelligent, playful, and confident dog. They are easy to train and groom and are suitable for people with allergies as they are low-shedding. They are small dogs that will do well in apartments and make excellent family pets (but with older children given their petite size).
The Cockapoo is a crossbreed of Cocker Spaniel and Poodle and is a happy, friendly, and energetic dog. They are fantastic family pets and do well with everyone (other dogs, seniors, children, and so on). They are intelligent easy to train and hypoallergenic, so they are suitable for people with allergies. The Cockapoo is very playful and affectionate and does reasonably well being left alone.
The result of two of the cutest purebreds, the Yorkshire Terrier and Maltese together create the adorable, highly energetic, and playful Morkie. They are low-shedding and relatively easy to groom but are not hypoallergenic. The Morkie will do well in apartments because of their small size and will do better with older children and in single-person homes. They are devoted and loving and will make excellent watchdogs.
The Schnoodle has Poodle and Schnauzer parents and is a happy, energetic, and loving dog. Their intelligence makes them easy to train but be prepared for some stubbornness. The Schnoodle loves being the center of attention and makes a great family pet as they get along well with children. They are relatively low-shedding and easy to groom, but they are very energetic and need a fair amount of exercise every day.
The Goldendoodle comes from Golden Retriever and Poodle parents and is loving, intelligent, and playful. They make excellent family dogs and are gentle, smart, and easy to train. They will do well with people with allergies as they are low-shedding but would be better off in a house rather than an apartment.
10. Docker Dog
The Cocker Spaniel and the Dachshund breeds create the Docker, an affectionate, sweet-natured, and energetic dog. These adorable mutts are companion dogs, which means they might exhibit destructive behavior when left alone for too long. The Docker is loving with their family but wary of strangers and other dogs. They are smart dogs, but they might tend to bark a lot. However, they are easy to train and can act as the family watchdog.
The Aussiepom is an adorable hybrid of the Pomeranian and Australian Shepherd breeds and is highly energetic, intelligent, and loyal. They have very thick coats and will shed a lot, so expect a fair amount of grooming. The Aussiepom makes an excellent family pet, but children should be taught to handle the dog gently, particularly if it is small. They are fun-loving and playful dogs that will need a lot of attention to avoid destructive behavior.
The Husky and the Labrador Retriever together produce the Labsky (also known as the Huskador), which are very active, intelligent, and loving dogs that make great family pets. Because they are very high energy dogs, you need to be prepared to do a significant amount of exercise (which also means they won’t do well in apartments) to keep the Labsky healthy and happy. They are intelligent and easy to train and groom.
The Cheagle comes from Chihuahua and Beagle parents and is a very energetic, smart, and devoted family pet. They are easy to groom but tend to shed, and their stubbornness makes them more of a challenge to train. The Cheagle is loyal, loving, and playful and requires active owners to regularly exercise and play with them.
The Husky and the Chow Chow make the cute Chusky (also known as the Chowsky), a loving, smart, and energetic hybrid. They have very dense coats, which means they are heavy shedders and more of a challenge to groom. The Chusky is very protective of its family and is intelligent yet very stubborn, making training a little more complicated.
The Bulldog and the Dalmatian make the Bullmatian, an adorable, energetic, and friendly crossbreed. They are excellent family pets as they are known to be fantastic with children, but Bullmatians will need a house with a yard because they are very high-energy. Bullmatians are a challenge to train as while they are smart, they are also very stubborn. They are very lively, social, and happy dogs.
The Goberian is a crossbreed of the Siberian Husky and the Golden Retriever and are extremely friendly, social, and energetic family dog. They are very active and require space to run around in and might not do as well in apartments. Goberians can also be stubborn (if they take after their Husky parent), so training needs to be consistent. They are known for their happy and social natures.
17. Golden Corgi
The Golden Corgi is the Golden Retriever and the Corgi all rolled into one adorable and friendly dog. They are excellent with children of all ages and other animals and make great family pets. The Golden Corgi is very energetic and playful and will require a moderate amount of exercise.
A combination of Siberian Husky and German Shepherd gives us the Shepsky, a loving and energetic family dog. They are highly intelligent and are relatively easy to train, but because they come from two working dog parents, they must not be left alone and should be kept busy, or they will resort to destructive behavior. They will not do well in an apartment as they need a lot of space for running and playing.
19. Saint Berdoodle
The Saint Berdoodle has the high energy of the Poodle and the laidback nature of its Saint Bernard parents. Because of their size, they need a lot of space, and apartments might be too small for these friendly dogs. They make fantastic family pets as they get along with other animals and children of all ages. Saint Berdoodles make great dogs for beginner dog owners. They are relatively easy to train, but grooming might be more of a challenge as they shed, and their coats might be thick and shaggy.
The Labrador Retriever and the Corgi together give us the Corgidor; loyal, sweet, intelligent, and friendly family dogs. Unfortunately, they tend to shed a lot, but brushing them frequently should help. The Corgidor are gentle with children and other pets but may be wary of strange dogs. They also make excellent watchdogs as they are very protective of their family.
The Labbe is a mix of Labrador Retriever and Beagle and is also called the Beagador and the Labeagle. Just like its parents, the Labbe is full of energy and is an amazing family dog. They get along very well with children and other pets and are smart, loyal, protective, and sweet. Labbes need to be occupied and not left alone for very long, or they will resort to destructive behavior.
The Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier and the Poodle give us the Whoodle (also known as the Wheatondoodle and Sweatenpoo), an adorable but challenging dog best for an experienced dog owner. They do best with older children and are fun-loving dogs that need a firm hand with an owner who needs to be the alpha to these strong-willed dogs. Be prepared for lots of exercise and activity in addition to the love and loyalty of the Whoodle.
The Chug is a combination of the Chihuahua and the Pug and is an energetic, loving, and intelligent dog. There is usually a dash of stubbornness in the Chug, and it will require an experienced dog owner. They do best with older children and are laidback and don’t need a lot of exercise. The Chug does very well in apartments, sheds a fair bit, and is a friendly and loving dog.
The Pug and the Beagle make up the Puggle, a stubborn, sweet, and friendly hybrid. They are loving dogs that enjoy cuddling and playing equally but don’t do well when left alone for long periods of time. The Puggle is smart and vocal (thanks to their Beagle heritage) and needs lots of patience and attention to keep it happy.
The Labrador Retriever and the Poodle give us the Labradoodle, an intelligent, sweet, and loving family dog. This cute mixed breed gets along well with children of all ages, but they are excitable dogs and might do better with older kids. However, there’s no aggression in these happy dogs. The Labradoodle is a friendly and social dog that needs lots of exercise to burn off any excess energy.
The Poodle and the Bernese Mountain Dog make the Bernedoodle, a mixed breed that can come in a wide range of sizes, depending on what size of Poodle is used for breeding. Overall, these are playful and loving dogs that get along very well with children and other animals. The Bernedoodle is an intelligent and headstrong dog that does not do well when left alone for too long.
The Yorkie-Pom (also called the Porkie) is an adorable combination of Pomeranian and Yorkshire Terrier and is an intelligent, affectionate, and energetic hybrid dog. They are small enough for apartments and make fantastic family pets. However, they will do better with older children because of their tiny size. The Yorkie-Pom can be a bit headstrong but are friendly, alert, and playful dogs.
They don’t get much cuter than the Maltipom, the offspring of the Pomeranian and the Maltese. Like many on this list, they are small dogs that do better with older children and do well in apartments. They are a little stubborn but playful, affectionate, and friendly. The Maltipom can be territorial and might try to dominate other dogs in the home but make good watchdogs.
The Labradinger is a combination of the Labrador Retriever and the English Springer Spaniel and is a stubborn but happy, loyal, and affectionate cute crossbreed dog. They can sometimes have behavioral problems and would be best suited for older children and adults that are home most of the time. The Labradinger needs a moderate amount of exercise and likes to feel like it’s keeping busy with play and work, such as agility trials.
The Corgi-Dalmatian is a combination of Corgi and Dalmatian, and more than likely will look like a cute Dalmatian puppy its entire life. They are sweet, smart, playful, and affectionate dogs that will do well in most households. The Corgi-Dalmatian gets along very well with children and other animals when socialized as a puppy and has lots of energy. They might be a little headstrong at times, so training must be accomplished patiently and with positive reinforcement.
Adding a dog to your family is a decision that should not be made in haste. However, when the time is right, consider adopting a mixed breed dog from a shelter or rescue group and welcome your new, adorable addition to your family.
Taking into consideration the parents’ traits can give you an idea of what kind of personality your new puppy might have, but raising your new puppy with love and patience will give your family a happy and loving dog.
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