The first domesticated dogs are said to have appeared around some 30,000+ years ago, when canids walked the Earth. Canids were the first known ancestors of both wolves and domestic dogs to ever exist. And ever since dogs have been breeding, humans have been watching and making adjustments to create the perfect pet. The results of this controlled breeding are amazing cross-breeds of some of the greatest species of dog.
The process has become so popular, it even has a name: Designer Dogs. Unfortunately, searching for the perfect pet and continuos breeding has led to a lot of animals having serious health issues and remaining homeless, since people are reluctant to take them in when they’re anything less than “perfect”. Just remember to check your local animal shelter for your new best friend before you head out to spend thousands of dollars.
This doggo is another one who was mixed with a Poodle, and this time with a Maltese. Aside from Poodles being incredibly smart, they’ve also got a great coat of fur that is low maintenance and doesn’t shed. Malteses are also known for their coat, which has even been referred to as a “lion mane” for how long and luxurious it is.
When combined, you get this adorable, soft little ball of fluff. Maltipoos are known for being easy to train and get along with, and they can be great family dogs. They’re also especially great for cuddles, since they fit nicely on your lap!
Ah, the Jack-A-Poo, a cross between a Jack Russell Terrier and a Poodle. Both of these breeds are known for being very intelligent, which means that this dog will be super smart. Jack Russell’s are high energy, while Poodles are more low maintenance, so this guy will probably be pretty chill. Although, they still love to play!
This dog breed also requires a lot of attention, so don’t invest in a Jack-A-Poo if you don’t have the time to spare. They’re also known to be quite vocal, so keep that in mind!
Bullboxers are a cross between the Pitbull Terrier and the Boxer. Both dogs were originally bred as fighting dogs, but they’re also super sweet and loyal. Bullboxers, like any other bully dog, can often be stubborn in nature. They love their families whole-heartedly, and they’re incredibly faithful to their owners. They’ve got fair amounts of energy and they need plenty of time to play, but they can also be very laid-back, if given the opportunity.
They do best in homes with large backyards or other big areas where they can roam. Like any dog, they need proper training to ensure they know the rules of their household, but they can make wonderful family pets.
The Chow Shepherd
The German Chow is the glorious mix of the family-favorite German Shepherd and the super cute Chow Chow. This breed, which is also known as the “Chow Shepherd,” is known for being intelligent…and big. This dog is not for someone who’s never owned a large breed before, as it can be challenging for first-timers.
This guy is also going to have a lot of energy, so that means he needs a lot of exercise. This is a perfect breed for an active family and those who have large fenced-in yards or live on lots of acreage, where the dog can run around. These guys love to play and are avid fans of a good game of fetch with their owners.
The Czech Wolf Dog
This gorgeous breed is a mixture of the loving and loyal German Shepherd, and the toughness and fierceness of the Eurasian Wolf. The result is this long-haired, pointy-eared wolfy boy, that would make an amazing hunter and/or guard dog.
Considering the fact that these guys are literally bred for cool environments, they wouldn’t be happy living in warm areas. They’ve also been known to be a little bit too aggressive towards small animals, too, so they would do best with larger animals only. These guys need a lot of exercise due to their wild personality.
Morkies are a tiny little combination of the Yorkshire Terrier and the Maltese. The cross of those two small balls of fur results in this adorable little fluffy thing. Morkies are known to have very playful personalities, and often have a lot of energy. This breed gets attached to their owners, which can lead to separation anxiety if they have to be left home by themselves. They do best in environments where they will get the attention that they need.
Morkies are said to be intelligent, but hard-headed, when it comes to training them. Keep plenty of treats on hand to make sure your Morkie stays motivated. They make the perfect companions to snuggle with while you watch your favorite shows at night.
Beagis are a combination of a Beagle, and either a Pembroke, or a Welsh Corgi. These guys have short little legs, and often have silly personalities. They’re said to be incredibly smart and easy to train, although they also tend to be pretty stubborn. They’re great around people and usually have sweet dispositions. This makes them a great choice for anyone that has children.
Beagis, while they still need their exercise, make a good dog for those that live in smaller spaces. Since they are bred from hunting dogs, they do tend to chase smaller pets in the household. Beagis are also said to be generally healthy and live fairly long lives.
The Siborgi, also sometimes referred to as the “Corgsky,” is a mix of a Siberian Husky and a Corgi. The Corgi shortens this breed a little bit, from its taller Husky side, and they’re typically medium in size. They can have beautiful markings, but they’re usually very fluffy and do best in cooler environments.
Siborgis typically have very even tempers and personalities, and they do great around children and other pets. This breed does need plenty of exercise, and they love to run around the dog park. Just make sure you get them socialized as a puppy so that being around other dogs isn’t a shock.
The Maltese Shih Tzu
They should really work on coming up with a more creative name for this breed, which is a mix of a Maltese and a Shih Tzu. Why hasn’t anyone started calling these guys Maltzus or something? This breed is known for being very gentle and kind natured. Its loving personality makes it a wonderful dog for a family with children.
Maltzus love to play, and they need to get exercise like all other dog breeds. However, they’re fairly low energy and, since they’re small, they do better in smaller homes or apartments than their larger brethren. Plus, did we mention how freakin’ cute they are?
The Golden Rottie
This good boy is one of the best guard dogs that you could imagine. He’s a combination of a German Rottweiler and a Golden Retriever, which means he’s made up of some very smart, and very loyal, breeds. The Golden Rottie is extremely loyal to his family and will be fiercely protective of the people he loves. They do love to play and have a lot of energy, so they need to be with families that are going to keep them active and engaged.
They can be quite large, growing to be between 70 and 90 pounds, but they are gentle in nature and can act like big teddy bears. They love to cuddle as much as they love to play, and they enjoy pretending to be lap-dog sized as they sit with their owners on the couch.
Pitskies are the incredible and adorable mix of pit bull terrier and husky. Huskies are fluffy good boys that hail from Siberia, and often worked as sled dogs. They can have beautiful markings and be either white and red or white and black in color. Pit bulls are stockier with less fur, and are known for being tough, as well as cute! The result of mixing these two breeds is pretty amazing. Meet: The Pitsky.
These guys are a great option if you live in a warmer climate but love huskies, since pure-bred Siberian sled dogs shouldn’t really live in Florida! This breed typically has a laid-back personality, and they make excellent companions for families.
Shollies are the delightful combination of a German Shepherd and a Border Collie. These two breeds are known for being super intelligent and are often used as working dogs for a variety of purposes. Shollies are incredibly smart and often very easy to train. They’ve usually got calm dispositions and are pretty laid-back on a regular basis. However, they do still love to play and prefer owners that lead an active lifestyle, that will include them in the actions.
Shollies make the perfect dog for those that love to hike, or hang out by the ocean, and they can even be trained to enjoy the water with you. This breed is very loyal and will devote their entire heart to their owners and families.
Who on Earth doesn’t want a doggo that’s literally called a “hug?” This good-looking guy is a cross of a Siberian Husky and a Pug. Hugs usually tend to be on the larger side, thanks to their Husky side. They can also be a little stubborn – also an attribute they get from their Husky relatives. However, these guys are fiercely loyal, and make good pets for a family with children.
They love to play and have high levels of energy, which means they need to have somewhat active owners. Hugs are extremely intelligent and can even be trained as working dogs.
This adorable designer dog is bred with a French bulldog and a Boston Terrier. They’re small in size, and have the signature scrunched face with a big, round head and large ears. This breed tends to be very playful and energetic and needs loads of attention and exercise to stay happy.
They usually have great personalities and are very loyal to their family. This makes them a great choice for a guard dog. Frenchtons are wonderful family dogs that can do well around children and other animals, and they make perfect companions for those that live in smaller homes.
The Chitoxy, also sometimes called the “Taco Terrier,” is a combination of the Toy Fox Terrier and a Chihuahua. These guys are the perfect example of a tiny dog with a very big attitude, and often have a whole lot of energy. The Chitoxy is also known to be pretty vocal and has a big bark for such a small frame. But don’t let their small size fool you, because this breed can actually make a great watchdog.
They’ve also been known to have a big case of “small dog syndrome,” which sometimes makes them act a lot tougher than they actually are. They require a lot of attention, but they’re small enough that they can be taken almost anywhere. Chitoxys usually have a ton of energy and need their owners to give them plenty of playtime.
How adorable is this long-haired good boy, who’s a mix of a Wheaten Terrier and a Poodle. He almost looks like a sheep-dog with his eye-covering curly strands. This breed’s fur is actually known to be hypoallergenic, making them a good choice for someone who wants a dog, but may suffer from allergies from other breeds. Whoodles are known to be loyal and extremely sweet, which makes them both good guard dogs, and good family companions.
They need plenty of time to run around, so they do best with either a large yard or a family who can take them for plenty of walks throughout the day. Whoodles are also said to be just as intelligent as they are sweet.
This little ball of fluff is a Shichi. He’s a combination of a Shih Tzu and a Chihuahua. Shichis are toy-sized and adorable, with long fur that requires lots of love. These guys are another wonderful example of a tiny dog with a huge personality. They’ve been known to have “small dog syndrome,” where they think they’re bigger than they really are. But thanks to this, they make great guard dogs and are super loyal to their owners.
They can also be very cuddly, and love to curl up on your chest and watch movies. Shichis are very sweet, and small, and should be guarded from rowdy children and larger animals. They do best in a home where they will receive plenty of attention and care.
The Golden Shepherd
Golden Shepherds are a beautiful mixture of a German Shepherd and a Golden Retriever. This breed tends to be wondrously smart and is said to make excellent watchdogs. Thanks to both of its parent breeds, these guys also make terrific working dogs and love to be given things to do. They’ve got great temperaments and are very loyal, and love to please their owners.
Golden Shepherds make perfect family dogs, and they’re typically great around children. These guys are generally extremely sweet, and they’ve even been called the dog “with the heart of gold.” This makes them the perfect choice for those looking for a cuddly “lap-dog” type.
When it comes to “designer” dog breeds, the Chusky has got to be one of the best looking in the world. After all, it’s a combination of a Husky and a Chow Chow, two dogs which are both incredibly cute and gorgeous. If you’re interested in getting a Chusky, they would be happiest in cooler environments, since they’ve got super thick fur coats.
They would be the perfect dog for families living up North. These doggos also have very high levels of energy and need to be in a home where they’ll get plenty of exercise!
What do you get when you cross a Beagle with a Labrador Retriever? Well, apparently you get the Labbe, which can also be called a “Labeagle,” or a “Beagador.” Due to their calm disposition and the fact that they are very intelligent, Labbes have become a top choice for families. They’ve got a smooth, short fur coat, which sheds less than a lot of breeds.
Due to their hunting-dog nature, they’ve got a thing for digging and hiding things in the yard. They do best with families who can devote a lot of attention to them and give them plenty of exercise.
The Aussie Pom
This fluffy little masterpiece is an Aussie Pom, which is a cross between a Pomeranian and an Australian Shepherd. These guys often have a lot of energy and require a ton of attention. But that shouldn’t be hard considering how cute they are. Aussie Poms are very intelligent, and semi-easily trained. However, they tend to be very domineering and they aren’t great with other animals, especially smaller ones.
They have a big attitude and will rush head-on into danger because they think they’re bigger than they actually are. They make a great choice for a child-free family that has time and patience to devote to them.
Cheagle’s are a small, loyal mix of the Beagle and the Chihuahua. Beagles, who were bred as hunting dogs, are known for their loyalty and intelligence. Chihuahuas are beloved for their size and quirkiness. The combination of these two breeds is a pocket-sized best friend that will never leave your side!
The Cheagle can be demanding and it does require attention, so don’t opt for one of these if you don’t plan on spending a lot of time with your dog! Luckily, with the feisty personality of the Chihuahua, and the hunting genes of the Beagle, these guys make excellent guard dogs!
The Double Doodle
This adorable little curly boy is the Double Doodle. Yes, we saved the best name for last. Double Doodles are a cross between a GoldenDoodle and a Labradoodle. They have a beautiful golden coat that’s less prone to shedding than a lot of other breeds, which makes them a great choice for dog lovers that have allergies. Double Doodles typically have an incredibly sweet disposition, which makes them a perfect family pet for those with children.
They love to hang out at the dog park and make friends, but they also enjoy long naps on soft blankets. They’re pretty laid-back and are well suited for even large families with small children.
The French Pin
French Pins are a mix of a French Bulldog and a Miniature Pinscher. French Bulldogs are known for being very playful, and adaptable, while Pinschers have been known to be quite stubborn. Luckily, French Pins are very sweet and loyal, although they can be pretty demanding.
These dogs are a good choice for families who live in smaller homes or cities, and that will be able to give them the attention they deserve. The breed is known for having supersized bat-like ears and a squishy, adorable face. These dogs are also known to be pretty intelligent.
These silky soft curly looking doggos are called Cockapoos. They are a combination of Cocker Spaniels and Poodles. This breeding results in the dogs having excellent fur, which is less prone to shedding than a lot of other breeds. The Cockapoo is a very chill dog with a very stable personality, which makes them a great choice for families with kids or cats.
Cockapoos are even a great choice for someone who may have animal dander allergies, as they’re known to be somewhat hypoallergenic, due to their fur type.
And we’re back to the mixed-breeds with adorable names, hence: The Schnoodle. Schnoodles are a cross between Poodles and Miniature Schnauzers, and they are unbelievably darling. This breed takes on a loyal, gentle nature from their Poodle side, while adopting the bold characteristic of the Schnauzer.
Schnoodles are also known for their soft, silky coat that’s less prone to excess shedding than some breeds. They are also said to be terrific guard dogs, thanks to their attentive inherited nature. The Schnoodle is a very smart dog that can learn things very quickly.
Pughuahuas, which are also commonly referred to as “chugs,” are a combination of Pugs and Chihuahuas. These doggos are super tiny and are the kind of pup that you can pick up and put in your purse when it’s time to go. Chugs are known for their feisty and quirky attitude and tend to be pretty vocal.
The breed is gentle and loyal, and these dogs make a great option for those living in apartments or in the city. Pughuahuas are also known to be very intelligent and are said to be fairly easy to train.
Goberians are the lovely cross between a Siberian Husky and a Golden Retriever. Both of these breeds are so popular that they were created since humans hated to choose between them. With a Goberian, you have the best of both worlds from two stunning and intelligent breeds. These guys often have a beautiful coat of fur with unique markings, and they can be a variety of shades, but are most often some combination of white, brown or black.
Sometimes, they inherit the Golden coat from their Retriever side. This breed typically has a very chilled-out personality, which makes them an ideal pet for families with children. They love to play, but they’re also totally fine just hanging around the house with or without their people.
The Golden Weiner Dog
This short little fella’ is a Golden Dox. He’s a combination of the loyal Golden Retriever and the short and silly Dachshund. The body of this breed is pretty odd, and almost looks like a Retriever’s head and chest area on a Dachshund’s short-legged back-end. But, it’s still adorable – and if you’re looking for a good guard dog that can also sit on your lap; he’s your guy! They are also sometimes called “The Golden Dox.”
The friendly temperament of the retriever balances out the sometimes-stubborn personality of a Dachshund and makes for a super friendly family dog. Golden Dox dogs can also be pretty vocal and are said to have a booming voice for such a little doggo!
The Miniature English Bulldog
This adorable little wonder is a mix of the scrunchy face and sweet Pug, and the brawny, but still just as cute English Bulldog. Its combination of sweet and playful breeds make it an excellent choice for families with small children. These guys make great companions for people living in smaller homes, due to their short little legs – but that doesn’t mean they don’t need plenty of exercise still.
Mini English Bulldogs don’t have super high energy levels, so they’re cool with hanging out and watching Netflix marathons with their people.
A Borsky is a cross of the Husky and the Border Collie. Border Collies are renowned for being incredibly intelligent work dogs, a trait inherited by most Borskys. This breed is also said to be able to learn very quickly, so he’s easily trained. This makes him a great guard dog, or any kind of working dog. Borskys are calm in nature, making them a good choice for those with children or other pets.
They’re pretty large dogs, however, so they need a lot of room to run around. They have a lot of energy and do best with families that have big yards, and/or are able to take them on long walks every day.
Aussiedors are bred between Labrador Retrievers and Australian Shepherds, two beautiful and intelligent breeds. When combined, they create a gorgeous and loyal best friend: The Aussiedor. These guys are super smart, which makes them easy to train and great guard dogs or working dogs. They can be pretty big, so they need a lot of space to run around.
They’ve often got pretty laid-back personalities, so they’re a great choice for a family. They’ve got fairly high energy levels, so they need plenty of exercise and time to run, but they also love to cuddle and lay around on the couch.
The Saint Berdoodle
This gorgeous gentle giant is a Saint Berdoodle. She’s a cross between a Saint Bernard and a Standard Poodle. This breed’s long and luxurious coat of fur is hypoallergenic, which makes them desirable by those that may be allergic to other breeds. They also don’t shed nearly as much as their fur brothers and sisters. Saint Berdoodles are known for having sweet and loving personalities, which makes them wonderful family dogs.
They are good with children, along with other dogs and even smaller pets. This breed is also known for being particularly intelligent, thanks to its fabulous hybrid genes. They are trained fairly easily and make a great choice for anyone looking for a big, sweet dog.
Dalcorgis are a cross between a Dalmation and a Corgi. The result is a shorter-legged, shorter-haired version of the Dalmation. Dalcorgis are usually very sweet and playful and are great to use for working-dog activities, due to their high intelligence.
They can be very vocal, and they love to socialize with others, as long as it’s done from an early age. This breed has a longer lifespan than a lot of other hybrids and can live to be 15 years old or more. They have pretty high energy and require plenty of exercise and love.
The Alaskan Shepherd
These gorgeous doggos are a cross breed between the German Shepherd and Alaskan Malamute. They have a beautiful, wolf-like look and have long, fluffy fur. Their coat makes them best suited for cooler states and environments. These guys are known to be incredibly smart and make great working dogs, thanks to both of their workaholic parent breeds.
They have a naturally calm personality and demeanor, making them an excellent choice for families that have children and other pets. This breed is very loyal and works well as a guard dog for their owners.
Dockers are bred with Dachshunds and Cocker Spaniels. They may be smaller in appearance than some super-sized breeds, but they can still be fierce and they make a great choice for watchdogs. Dockers are known to be sociable dogs, and they make a good addition to a family, even those with small children and other animals. However, since these dogs are bred from hunting dogs, they can have a tendency to chase after small pets like rabbits.
Dockers like to be active, and they make good companions for people who like to do a lot of outdoor activities. These guys are incredibly sweet and will do anything to keep the peace in their household.
The Miniature Boxer
Miniature Boxers that are recognized by the dog registry are a mixture of a Boston Terrier and a purebred Boxer. However, there are some breeders that use other dogs instead of a Boston to achieve the look of a small Boxer, and call it the Mini Boxer, so sometimes they are mixed with Pugs and other similar breeds.
They are excellent guard dogs, as they are particularly loyal. They are also known to have calm personalities, making them wonderful family dogs. Sometimes, these other Mini Boxers that are bred with Pugs are called “Toy Poxers” or “Puggats.”
This big cutie is a Rottador. She’s a mix between a Labrador Retriever and a German Rottweiler. Both of its parent breeds are fiercely loyal and amazing guard dogs, and the Rottador takes on the desirable trait. They have fairly calm and charming personalities, and they are wonderful family dogs. However, like any dog, they need to be raised and trained properly.
If you don’t feel like you’re the best for the job – you can always send them to doggy obedience school and let the trained professionals handle it. These dogs have a beautiful, silky coat that doesn’t shed as much as some other breeds.
This breed sounds like the name of some robot that’s trained to scoop kitty poop – and actually, it can sort of be one of those things. Boxadors are a mix of Boxers and Labrador Retrievers, both of which are super loyal and intelligent breeds. This breed is on the larger side and will need ample space to move around.
They are a bit more low-maintenance than some other breeds, but they do still require a fair amount of exercise. Boxadors have a smooth, short coat that makes them a great choice for anyone that lives in an area where it can get pretty warm. They are also said to make a great watchdog!
The Gollie, or Golden Collie, is a gorgeous mix of a Golden Retriever and a Collie. Both of these breeds are typically very intelligent, so most Gollies are incredibly smart. They are also known to have very laid-back personalities and make wonderful family dogs.
Gollies do tend to have a lot of energy, so they need a lot of exercise and they do best in homes that have a large yard, or somewhere they can roam around. This breed is both loyal and loving, and these guys make an excellent family pet. They would thrive with an active family that can take them on plenty of outings.
Yorkipoos are small dogs with big personalities. They are a cross between Yorkshire Terriers and Poodles and are known to have a lot of energy and love to play. These guys can be pretty vocal, so keep that in mind as you’re searching for the perfect breed for your family. Yorkipoos, who are also sometimes called “Yoodles,” are fiercely loyal to their owners, but aren’t particularly fond of strangers.
They can be stubborn, but they are very intelligent and easy to train once you’ve gotten past that. Yorkipoos are great for those that live in smaller environments, like apartments and condominiums.
The Labmaraner is also commonly referred to as the “Weimador,” and is a combination of a Labrador Retriever and a Weimaraner. These guys are known to be both very loving, and just as loyal. This breed makes an excellent guard dog and is willing to do anything to make their owner happy. The Labmaraner has a calm personality and is wonderful around children or other pets.
They’ve got a lot of energy and require plenty of exercise, and they do best with an active family. They love to socialize with other dogs at the dog park and make all sorts of new friends. Labmaraners are best for families without small children.
You know, it’s pretty ironic that while so many people are scared of large dogs because they think they’re the aggressive ones, it’s actually the tiny little dogs, like the Rat-Chi, that will get you. Rat-Chis are a cross of a Chihuahua and a Rat Terrier, both of which are smaller dogs with big, big attitudes. These guys can be very playful and fun, but they can also be your worst nightmare.
Rat-Chis can be very vocal, so if neighbors are a concern – you should probably keep searching. They are very loyal to their owners, but they have a tendency towards separation anxiety. Luckily, they’re small enough to fit in your purse so you can take them everywhere.
This squishy faced boy is a cross between a Shar-Pei and an English Bulldog. Both breeds are known to be intelligent, so the Bull-Pei can be easy to train. Although, they can also be fairly stubborn due to their bull-headed nature. These guys are pretty low maintenance, and they don’t exude a ton of energy, in most cases.
They love to just hang out on the couch and go on a few walks every day. Bull-Pei’s are another great breed for those that live in apartments or smaller homes. Although they do still love to run around the dog park, if given the chance!