Crossbred or ‘mixed breed’ dogs are becoming increasingly popular, especially in the age of the Internet where more and more people are aware of different breeds and can appreciate the unique combinations. Whether it’s two separate breeds carefully crossed together or a spontaneous merging, the following creative and impressive combinations of canine characteristics can be hard to deny. Many of these amazing mutts are too good to be true and seem to look too good to be true. Here are some of the incredible mixed breed dogs that look too good to be true.
The Labradoodle is the result of crossing a Labrador Retriever with a Poodle and is just one of many ‘doodle’ breeds. What you get is an intelligent, active, and affectionate dog that loves people and other animals and is ideal for families with children and other pets. The Labradoodle often has the curly, hypoallergenic coat of a poodle but the body shape and eagerness of a Labrador. The combination is too much to resist and explains why this breed is becoming increasingly popular.
Though not as popular as the Labradoodle, the Corgidor certainly gets attention when people see it. This unique crossbreed is a combination of a Welsh Corgi and a Labrador Retriever, and the amazing thing about them is they’re incredibly rare. The hybrid offers the best of both breeds with the loving, loyal temperament of the Corgi along with the energy and athleticism of a Labrador. They require lots of exercise and attention, but the reward of having a special mixed breed is well worth it.
The Goldmation is a hybrid of a Golden Retriever and a Dalmatian. A Goldmation typically has the long, silky coat of its parent breed, the Dalmatian, but has splashes of white and yellow from its Golden Retriever parent. The result is a beautiful, prick-ears dog that gets lots of attention due to its unique coloring. Goldmations make great family pets, as they’re friendly, affectionate and intelligent.
The Pitsky is a hybrid of a Pit Bull and a Siberian Husky. The result is a strong, powerful dog with a unique look. Pitskies typically have Husky-like facial features but with a shorter, more muscular physique like that of a Pit Bull. This non-aggressive hybrid is full of energy and loves both people and other animals. The Pitsky is loyal and even-tempered and is great for active families with children.
The Schweenie is an adorable mix of a Schnauzer and a Dachshund and is the perfect combination of two ‘sausage’ shaped dogs. Schweenies are loyal, playful, and energetic and typically have the long nose of a dachshund but the facial features of a Schnauzer. Though they’re not everyone’s cup of tea, Schweenies can be quite popular as they’re docile, intelligent, and make great family pets.
The Chiweenie is a hybrid of a Chihuahua and a Dachshund. As the name implies, Chiweenies look like a cross between the two breeds with their small size, long body and large ears. Chiweenies are affectionate, loyal, and lively and make great companions for their owners. Though they’re not suited for families with small children, they’re suitable for older children who understand the care needs and fragile nature of this breed.
The Saint Shep
The Saint Shep is an amazing 50/50 combination of a Saint Bernard and a German Shepherd. Though some Saint Sheps can look more like one breed or the other, they often get the most remarkable combination of both. Saint Sheps are big and brave, strong and loyal, and make excellent working dogs, due to the intelligence of their parent breeds and their devotion to their people. They often have the tan and black markings of the German Shepherd and the fluffy coat of the Saint Bernard.
The Yorkipoo is the result of crossing a Yorkshire Terrier and a Poodle, and it’s no surprise that this combination has been immensely popular over the years. Though a Yorkipoo can be any combination of the two, they typically share the small size and long, silky coats of the Poodle with the fox-like features of the Yorkshire Terrier. Yorkipoos are intelligent and full of personality and make great pets for those looking for a lap dog.
Mixed breed dogs come in all shapes and sizes and can offer an owner a unique combination of both parent breeds. The mixes above are just a few of the possibilities and many more options exist if you’re looking for a special pup to call your own. Whatever the combination, what matters is that each pup has been given proper care and attention, and that’s the true foundation of a loving relationship between human and canine.