Crossbreed Dogs You Might Not Have Heard Of
Crossbreeds continue to grow in popularity. Many ‘designer’ crossbreeds are very appealing to dog owners. However, don’t simply choose a specific crossbreed just because they look cute. Too many people get a designer crossbreed without knowing much about what their temperament could be like.
If you want to get a rough idea of what their temperament might be like then you need to research both dog breeds. Your dog could have a 50/50 mix of both personality traits or far more of one than the other, it really is a lottery when it comes to crossbreeds. However, it helps to know roughly what to expect. If you know a bit about both dog breeds in the mix then you will be able to understand your new dog’s behaviour a bit better.
We all know about the most popular crossbreeds such as Cockerpoos and Labradoodles. Poodle mixes tend to be very popular. Try and keep an open mind and choose a dog that is right for your lifestyle and circumstances. Here are some new up and coming crossbreeds to consider.
This is a mix of a Siberian Husky and Collie. This breed mix is not for the faint hearted. If you get a Huskcollie expect to have a very active and energetic dog. Both breeds are bred to work and have excellent endurance. Huskies are bred to run for miles and collies are bred to herd sheep all day.
This is a mix of a German Shepherd and Siberian Husky so expect this crossbreed to be rather large. They are likely to also have a thick coat that malts quite a bit. This is another breed mix that will require a lot of exercise and mental stimulation.
This is a mix of a Corgi and Dalmatian. These two breeds are very different. Corgis are very cheerful, intelligent little dogs that were originally bred as herding dogs but they are mainly used as lap dogs today. Dalmatians used to pull carts for miles so they naturally enjoy running and endurance activities.
This is a Chow Chow and Siberian Husky mix which means this crossbreed is likely to be extremely fluffy. Chow Chows are originally from Northern China where they are referred to as the ‘puffy lion dog’. They are quite aloof and independent dogs and huskies can also sometimes be quite aloof too.
We had to include at least one poodle cross. This one is probably less well know. Yorkipoo’s look ridiculously cute. This is a Yorkie cross poodle. This little dog will still need a lot of exercise to wear them out and is likely to bark quite a lot.
This combination of a Corgi and Shelti produces a gorgeous looking dog with a beautiful coat. They still keep some of their Corgi shape with a long body and fairly short legs. Sheltie's are intelligent active dogs and corgis were originally used as herding dogs.
This is an adorable combination of a Golden Retriever and a Dachshund. Although crossbreeds can vary hugely this mix often has the body shape of a dachshund and the golden coat of the retriever, however this is never guaranteed.