This trend started at the end of the 20th century when breeders began crossing poodles with other dogs to get the poodles’ hypoallergenic coat and traits from the other dog’s breed.
Now though, we can get crossbreed dogs from a variety of dogs, not just poodles and something else. Here are 10 fascinating crossbreed dogs.
20. Pit Bull + Husky
Can you imagine a dog that has the resilience and gaminess of the powerful American Pit Bull with the pulling power of the Husky? Well, you don’t even have to use your imagination as we have a picture of the Pitsky next!
The Pitsky has the chiselled muscles of the Pit Bull with the wolf-like appearance of the Husky. It’s a lovely dog with a lot of energy, and it’s good around a family.
18. Corgi + Sheltie
The next crossbreed we’ll see combines the Corgi and the Shetland Sheepdog, making for a loyal, intelligent, alert and active dog called “Schörgi”
The Schörgi is a stout shepherd dog that lies low to the ground. Intelligent and obedient, it’s a crossbreed that will seek to please its human. It’s also a confident and consistent pack leader.
16. Golden Retriever + Husky
All-time family favourite Golden Retriever and independent Husky come together to form what is known as a Golden Husky.
15. Golden Husky
This crossbreed looks like a fluffy Husky, with the soft feathered fur of the Golden Retriever clothing the Husky physique. Isn’t it so cute?
14. English Bulldog + Pug
Did breeders really need to bring these two together?
Here’s the Bullpug. We don’t really know where to go from here. Doesn’t it look … so weird?
12. Chow Chow + Husky
Here’s a crossbreed that should be interesting, especially if you like grooming your dog and being very active with your dog.
Here’s a Chusky that has the colour of the Chow Chow, but there are also Chuskies that have Husky colours. You just never know what you will get when crossbreeding! The Chusky is a headstrong dog not recommended for first-time dog owners.
10. Corgi + Husky
The cross between the Corgi and the Husky is known as a Horgi or a Siborgi, if the Corgi is crossed with the Siberian Husky.
The Horgi brings the best traits of both breeds, including a docile temperament. Fun and loyal, the Horgi looks like a fun-sized version of a chunkily built Husky.
8. Yorkshire + Poodle
The mix of Yorkshire terrier and miniature Poodle is known by a variety of names, including the Yorkipoo, the Yo-Yopood and the Yorkiedoodle.
Isn’t that a funny-looking dog? Its fun-loving and people-pleasing nature can be credited for its fast rise in popularity. Depending on which parent gene is stronger in the particular dog, different coloured coats and a variety of markings can result.
6. Corgi + German Shepherd
Yet another curious Corgi crossbreed, this one brings together the Corgi and the German Shepherd. The result is pretty much a small-sized German Shepherd which is low on the ground.
Despite its small size, the Sheporgi needs a lot of exercise and is intelligent, strong and active.
4. Pug + Chihuahua
The result crossbreed can be called the Chug, or even more comically, the Pughuahua.
The Chug is a smart, alert dog that is keen to please its humans and engage in play. This crossbreed is able to run and play in ways that are not usually possible for pugs.
2. Corgi + Dalmatian
Picture a Corgi with shorter feathered fur, now only covered in black patches on a white background. This is what you get when you cross a Dalmatian with a Corgi.
The Dalcorgi is friendly and enthusiastic, making for a good family pet. On the other hand, it needs constant attention, companionship and training because it is highly intelligent.