One plus one is equal to two. This is right particularly in the case of dogs. Surely purebred dogs make you happy and are beautiful dogs too but what if you were to adopt a mixed breed dog? When it comes to charms, a hybrid dog may sound a lot better with the qualities of two different dog breeds. Also known as the “designer dogs” that are bred for specific reasons. When you talk about a mixed breed dog, you can imagine a pup with unique qualities and the best characteristic genetically gained from their parent dogs like hunting, heightened sight, smell and hearing, and other behavioral traits of a good dog.
Even Gary Weitzman, author of Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior and Happiness, is of the point of view that mixed breed dogs are hands down the cutest of all dog breeds! So if you are thinking to add a mixed breed as a family member you better tally up the list of mixed breed dogs.
All the Right Reasons to Adopt a Mixed Breed
Which type of dog breed even for a hybrid you want for your family? A small dog breeds for kids or a large one? But the most important question you need to ask yourself is why you want a mixed breed and not any regular dog breed?
Mixed breed dogs are not actually that different from a purebred dog. The major similarities can be seen in the terms of similar inherited disorders. After all, they all are dogs. However, when you cross-breed a dog you get the best traits out of both breeds. Besides;
- Mixed breeds tend to be healthier, have fewer genetic disorders as compared to dog breeds (a huge relief!).
- Every mixed breed is unique in terms of personality, qualities and intelligence, intuition, and affection.
- They cost less than a purebred, hence affordable.
- You’ll save a genuine furry life and be able to give them a loving home!
Most Common Mixed Dog Breeds
Looking for a Hypoallergenic mixed dog breed? That’s what a Bernedoodle is for! They are a cross between a Poodle and a Bernese Mountain Dog.
Like poodles, they can be goofy or somewhat aloof while like Bernese they are extremely loyal to their bones. The most amazing physical trait is their tri-colored coat that resembles more of a poodle side of their parentage.
2. Bull Pug
This one is a simple give away, as you can already guess from its name it’s a cross between the popular English Bulldog and the Pug. The characteristics of a Bull Pug are indeed quite similar to their British parental breed but they can vary in size. They are extremely loyal and alert so they can be considered as one of the best guard dogs inside a household too.
They are more into the wild side or some may call them free-spirited but these medium mixed breed dogs are quite popular.
What cuter than a small mixed breed dog? If you smash a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with Bichon Frise you get a Cavachon. They are mushy and adorable like their parents’ dog and a perfect size for first-time dog owners. They are compact, spunky, and full of life literally hopping around here and there.
In some regions they go by the name of Cavalier-Bichon or Bichon-King Charles, hence they are also one of the top mixed dog breeds. These are the perfect urban dwellers and can be easily kept in an apartment.
4. Siberian Retriever
The best of Golden Retriever and a Siberian Husky is a Siberian Retriever. This mixed breed is one of the longest ones to be bred for nearly 30 years now! It’s not surprising as they have inherited the best dominating traits of the parent breeds. They are considered to be one of the popular mixed dog breeds in the US and are also a large breed. The usual fur is colored in shades of black, white, golden but mostly in the tones of chocolate and tan.
Husky is known for its two-toned eyes (one blue and one brown) which is why the Siberian retriever has attractive eyes for a dog and is super athletic with high endurance and stamina.
Siberian Husky is a large dog breed but if you want an alternative option go for Pomsky a cross between Siberian Husky and the Pomeranian. Unlike Siberian Retrievers, Pomsky is small in size with their big blue eyes and best at 15 pounds.
The husky side of their traits is far more dominant that’s why they are super energized and love to spend time outdoors. The best physical trait is their pointed ears.
A small mixed breed at 15 pounds or even less, it’s a result of a cross between the Yorkshire terrier and a Poodle. Since both breeds are hypoallergenic, it’s the best physical trait for Yorkipoo too! No shedding of fur and easy to groom.
It definitely counts as a fun-loving designer dog that is affectionate and gentle. They are a delightful companion for all ages. They are a handful and quite energetic for their size. They’re easy to adapt according to new space and are also quite friendly natured.
Ever seen a dog with curly mattes? The part Cocker Spaniel and part Poodle, Cockapoo is a popular mixed breed for quite some time now. The most distinctive features are the lack of shedding, their grey mat colored fur, and the curls!
Some might even call them the “clown dog” for their distinct look but this hybrid dog is adorable and dates back to the 1960s. Highly intelligent, easy to train and happy nature makes them an ideal gift for Christmas too.
Each mixed breed is rare, uniquely packed with abundant qualities. To discover dogs of a mixed breed is like winning a lottery with the best of both sides. It’s about time you find these dogs a loving home instead of a shelter.
So, which of these mixed dog breeds is your favorite so far? Do let us know!