Is a mixed breed puppy on your mind? Adopting a cross-breed between two distinct pure-bred dogs is a novel experience for the adopter not just because you get to flaunt a unique looking canine but also for the surprises that lie in store for you! Wondering what those surprises are? For one, you can never exactly predict what final weight & size your mutt puppy will grow to. Also there’s always suspense surrounding the coat color and temperament. A crossbred may have temperamental issues. However, these can be averted with ample opportunities for proper socialization of the puppy. Never ignore the importance of early socialization, training and an active routine. These can go a long way in achieving a well rounded pooch.
With a purebred dog, the owner is on a predictable route as its diverse features have already been studied and explored. In case you have already made this exciting decision to adopt a mutt, below are some mixed-breeds you’d like to consider before getting your bizarrely cute canine companion with the best amalgamation of traits coming from both its purebred parents.
Ever heard of it? It’s a hybrid of the Beagle and the Chihuahua. Cheagles are known to be energetic, playful and gentle, characteristics coming from the Beagle parent. Its compact size is something it retains from the Chihuahua.
An offspring of the Corgi and the Siberian Husky. It is also known by the monikers Horgi and Siborgi. This short legged breed is known to shed perennially owing to its double coat.
This mixed breed has descended from combining the Boxer and Labrador breeds. For those looking to adopt a big dog with a loyal and friendly disposition this is an ideal pick. Boxadors exhibit great devotion towards their human families. They require an active lifestyle with an exercise regimen in place. This mutt gels well with children and other pets.
4) Golden Shepherd:
If you’re a fan of both the German Shepherd and Golden Retriever dogs, how about enjoying the best of both the worlds with a single Golden Shepherd adoption. A Golden Shepherd is an easy going breed that’s alert, active, intelligent and gentle. Its medium size is complemented with a head like that of a Golden retriever and a body of a German Shepherd.
When a Pug and Chihuahua mate what you get is the most adorable outcome in the form of a Chug! The mixture of Pug and Chihuahua characteristics leads to a playful and loyal pooch. Early socialisation is essential for this breed to be more accepting of other dogs and children.
Produced by crossbreeding of a Shih Tzu and Chihuahua. Shichis or Chi-Tzus are small dogs that need to be handled gently. This delicate breed is fun loving and fearless. The dog is also known for its sharp and shrill bark.
A Labrador and Siberian Husky mix is likely to inherit a combination of the following characteristics from both its parents; it will be protective and devoted towards its humans, smart, loving, hard working and a good swimmer.
If you are looking for a watch dog how about getting home a Labrador and Rottweiler mix? A Rottador can become your perfect pet with proper socialization and obedience training. It’s important to introduce this breed to other pets and children of the house during puppy hood for it to show a friendly nature towards them. Its coat color can be that of the Labrador parent or the black and tan of the Rottie. This breed is prone to separation anxiety and craves for its owners’ attention. On the whole, it is a docile and affectionate breed.
9) Shepherd Chow:
The name does give its lineage away. This mixed breed dog’s one parent is the German Shepherd and the other parent is the Chow Chow. The result can be a medium to large sized hybrid dog that is loyal, energetic and smart. This breed needs to be kept mentally and physically stimulated otherwise can feel bored easily. It is also protective towards its human family.
When a Corgi breeds with a Poodle we get a cutesy Corgipoo. Their cute faces rest on small bodies supported by short-thick legs. A Corgipoo is compatible with all sorts of people whether young or old. The breed is intelligent, obedient, very energetic and mischievous.
These Designer dogs created from two very different pedigree dogs may soon turn into a popular sensation. Dog lovers on the lookout for a bit of a challenge and excitement may take on the responsibility of caring for a designer mutt. There’s always the uncertainty around the traits the pup will inherit from each parent/breed. It’s difficult to predict what features will be passed on to the offspring from the mother and the traits the crossbred will receive from its father. But when you have two adorable breeds coming together to form one mutt, the new owner is bound to enjoy double the cuteness and fun.