The Cutest Mixed Breed Dogs You’ll Want to Bring Home
We’re just gonna be upfront with you—these mixed breeds are so stinkin cute, you’ll want one of each.
What’s in the mix?
The cute mixed breeds we’ve collected are born of two purebred parents. For example, the Bernedoodle has one Bernese Mountain dog parent and one Poodle parent. The result of two purebreds is mostly unpredictable though; the puppies can inherit of a number of characteristics, including size, color, coat, temperament, and health when two purebreds mate. Even puppies in the same litter can be different. One may have features dominant of the mom, while another puppy may have a more balanced set of both parents. However, some mixes are more predictable when the parents are already similar in looks and size. And while these mixed breeds (also known as hybrids) can stand on their own merit they aren’t recognized by the AKC. This is what it will take before for the AKC recognizes a new dog breed.
What do you get when you combine the chill and dedicated Bernese Mountain dog with a highly intelligent poodle that was popular in circus shows? A Bernedoodle! It flaunts an irresistibly curly or wavy coat in a limitless variety of coat colors but most often seen in tri-colors of black-brown-white or black and white or black and browns. Yet, with all that hair, they rarely shed. Mixed dogs breeds of this nature widely vary in size, depending on the size of the parent poodle. A Bernedoodle could be as small as 10 pounds or as large as 90 pounds. Thick hair and hot day can be a dangerous combo for your dog so make sure you know the signs of heatstroke in your furry friend.
Also known as the Bichpoo, this cute and fluffy designer breed is a mix of miniature or toy poodle and Bichon Frise. Believe it or not, both breeds have roots in water-hunting, are extremely playful, affectionate, and are all around happy-go-lucky pups. Mixed breed dogs with a similar parent mix, such as the Poochon don’t display a lot of drastic differences so you’ll likely get a smooth blend of both breeds instead of a pup with a strong trait toward one breed or the other.
We’re not sure if the Porkie likes its given name since it’s on the tiny side—weighing just 7 pounds all grown up—but we’re sure we love this little pup tart combo of a Yorkshire terrier and Pomeranian. In this pup you the see the Yorkie in the tri-color of the coat and the cute fluffy beard. The pom genes are seen in the fuller, cobby rounded body. If you think the Porkie is cute, wait till you see these irresistibly adorable tiny breeds.
No doubt you’ve seen mixed breed dogs that come from drastically different size parents and wonder how breeding the two is even possible. The answer is artificial insemination—at least in this Siberian Husky and Pomeranian hybrid. The result is a Pomsky, a hunk of burning love with the fox-like face of a Pomeranian and the mask of a husky. It’s interesting how a lap dog and athletic type came to be, but the one thing both breeds have in common is their talkative nature. Poms are known for being yappy and husky’s have that trademark howl. Here are more animals that like to chat it up.
Mixed breed dogs often go by a couple of monikers and the cockapoo is no exception. In Australia, people call this cocker spaniel and poodle mix a spoodle. We just think it’s an adorable pup tart of wavy poodle hair and dreamy cocker spaniel eyes. Usually, the cockapoo is bred with a miniature poodle, so it will around be around 30 pounds—small enough for sofa snuggling yet big enough to get rough and rowdy in the backyard.
There’s no mistaking the Boxer influence in the fawn-colored coat and masked face of this pup, but the width of the face, drop ears and longing eyes suggest Labrador Retriever. Of course, the coat can be a variety of colors, depending on the parent, but its size is pretty standard, up to 80 pounds full grown. Both breeds prefer an athletic and social lifestyle, so be prepared to play hard in the yard—just keep him away from these doggie hazards.
Some parts of mixed breed dogs names are hard to figure out. “Oodle” for poodle is a gimme. But what breeds are in a Gerberian Shepsky? It’s a little more difficult because each breed has two names. Give up? It’s a German Shepherd-Siberian husky mix. The clues are in its face. The German Shepherd is evident in the erect ears, keen eyes and color of the coat, but the husky influence shows up in the thicker coat and slightly broader face with the hallmark husky mask.
Standing proud, this dreamboat mix is an energetic mix of an Australian Shepherd and poodle. The poodle influence is striking with the curly hair, especially when you compare the coat to a standard poodle with a modern cut. But some Aussiedoodles have straight, wiry hair. Underneath the curls lies a typical Australian Shepherd mottled pattern of contrasting shades of blues and silver. This Aussiedoodle doesn’t have ghostly blue eyes of his parent, but some do—or have one blue and one brown! Your Aussiedoodle would love to go to one of these dog-friendly beaches.
This Chorkie is a cute little muffin with the “ingredients” of a Chihuahua and Yorkshire terrier. Both breeds are similar in size, weighing between 6 to 10 pounds and a petite 9 inches in height. At first glance, you notice the trademarks of Yorkie in the tri-color coat and dreamy eyes. But check out the head and the Chihuahua’s influence is visible in the perky ears atop a round, dome-like head.