Rare Crossbreeds You Probably Didn’t Even Know Existed

Rare Crossbreeds You Probably Didn’t Even Know Existed

Have you ever seen a Whoodle? How about a Boxador, Shorkie, or Goberian? As funny as they sound, these aren’t made up creatures, they’re actually new breeds of dogs created from crossbreeding. The names of these breeds are portmanteaus — two words smooshed together, like ‘Cockapoo’ or ‘Labradoodle’ — and represent entirely new breeds that are as unusual as they are adorable.

Chug

Chihuahua is a very hard word to spell. So someone had the genius idea of breeding it with a Pug to get the far simpler, if rather less cute-sounding, Chug. Fortunately, though, this breed could hardly be more adorable, as Buttercup here illustrates. Like both its parents, the Chug is a dog that’s compact in stature but huge in character.

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Gerberian Shepsky

Sometimes simply called the Shepsky, the Gerberian Shepsky is what happens when German Shepherd and Siberian Husky genes collide. And while they may be fluffy on the outside, underneath is a frame built for hard work. In fact, these pooches often serve in the police force or military. This highly intelligent and attentive breed makes an excellent guard dog but is best suited to a larger family home rather than an apartment.

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Chiweenie

It may sound like a playground insult, but instead, this is the combination of a Chihuahua and a Dachshund — or wiener dog. And if the name Chiweenie isn’t enough to raise a chortle, how about its other monikers of Choxie, German Taco, Mexican Hot Dog, or — surely a winner at Scrabble — the Weeniehuahua. Despite their comically short legs, website Dogtime.com reckons they make excellent watchdogs due to their yappy temperament.

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Chusky

Mixing a Siberian Husky with a Chow Chow makes what is known as both a Chusky or a Chowski. Either way, the end result resembles an explosion in a floof factory. According to the website Groom Arts, the Chusky has been around for approximately two decades. And although Chow Chows can become aggressive without a firm hand, the mellow nature of the Husky seems to cancel out this trait, resulting in a laid-back, highly intelligent breed.

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Whoodle

A Whoodle is what happens when a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier gets it on with a Poodle. They might also be known as the equally ludicrous Wheatenpoo, Wheatendoodle, Sweatenpoo, or Sweatendoodle. Described as amiable, playful, and energetic, it’s fair to say this breed isn’t compatible with humans who prefer to lounge on the couch. They do make great Instagram subjects, mind you.

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Frug

For those unable to tell the difference between a French Bulldog — with bat-like ears — and a Pug — with a squashed face — here’s another breed to add to the confusion. It’s called a Frug, which is a mix of the two. Although this is a chilled-out breed that aims to please, it can be prone to health issues such as glaucoma, hip dysplasia, and breathing difficulties.

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Corgle

Whether you call it a Corgle or a Beagi, you have to agree that this breed cuteness in dog form. As a Corgi and Beagle combo, this mix has inherited a lot of its parents’ characteristics. That’s to say it’s bundles of fun and full of energy. But as the offspring of two notoriously active breeds, a Corgle needs lots of mental and physical stimulation.

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Yorkipoo

The Dogtime.com website describes the Yorkipoo as “a canine Superman in miniature.” That’s because it’s surprisingly full of energy — all packed into a small package. It’s a Miniature Poodle and Yorkshire Terrier cross. The Yorkipoo is a breed that’s remarkably zippy with a fondness for running and jumping. That’s when it’s not enjoying chill-out time on your lap.

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Beagador

What do you get when you cross a Labrador Retriever with a Beagle? No, this isn’t the set-up to a bad joke. Rather, you get a fun-loving dog called a Beagador. The origins of the breed are a little hazy, but it’s thought to have first been produced in the U.S. for a combination of intelligence and obedience. 

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Golden Dox

The Golden Retriever and Dachshund couldn’t be more different in appearance. The Retriever’s shaggy coat and athletic nature is certainly a contrast to the wiener’s stubby legs and short hair. Their offspring, then, could have been a recipe for disaster. Instead, the resulting Golden Dox breed looks like a retriever trapped in a Dachshund’s body — cute by anyone’s standards.

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Pitsky

This mixture of a pure breed American Pit Bull Terrier and a pure breed Siberian Husky is known only as the Pitsky. Fair enough, really, as a Hutbull just doesn’t sound nearly as good. Due to their lineage, Pitskys are better suited to experienced owners. Their high energy requires a lot of hard work, and they don’t cope well when left alone.

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Aussiepom

An Australian Shepherd bred with a Pomeranian sounds like a recipe for an explosion in a floof factory. And it is. The Aussiepom has a coat as big as its appetite for adventure and affection. Its thick fur makes it a suitable breed for warm or cool climates, but it’s perhaps not so good for allergy sufferers.

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Cocker-Pei

The Cocker-Pei is the result of a Shar-Pei breeding with a Cocker Spaniel. A mass of contradictions, this breed can be both keen to please and stubborn — as well as protective, loyal, friendly, and sociable. As all-rounders, then, they make wonderful companions whether you’re young or old. And they’re especially gentle with kids and other pets.

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Horgi

A Horgi is the result of a Corgi breeding with a Siberian Husky. It’s also sometimes known as the futuristic-sounding Siborgi. But not a Hugi, which is actually what we’d like to do all day with this adorable fur ball. Both the Corgi and Husky are traditionally working dogs, so the resulting Horgi is an energetic pooch that’s also friendly and loyal.

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Puggle

If you’ve got the hang of this by now, you might have guessed that a Puggle is a Pug and Beagle cross. As you can see here, they look like pugs but with a less squashed face, and they’re also rather less pudgy. Some say they even look like a tiny Mastiff. All you need to know, though, is that this breed is guaranteed to bring lots of fun to the family.

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Beaglier

A Beaglier — sometimes spelled Beagalier or Beagelier — is a cross between a Beagle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Despite their energetic disposition, they can be prone to weight gain, so need plenty of exercise. But those willing to put in the effort will be rewarded with a very loyal and loving companion.

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Bernedoodle

As the product of a Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle, the Bernedoodle is available in three sizes: standard, mini and tiny. Its coat, too, varies. The general rule is that the curlier it is the less it will shed — making it great for those with allergies. According to the website Woof Bark Growl, the first official Bernedoodle emerged from a kennel in Ontario, Canada in 2003.

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BaShar

A BaShar is a mashup of a Basset Hound — the sad-looking dogs — and a Shar-Pei — the wrinkly pups. This Sharp Asset, as it is sometimes known, is a good choice for a watchdog, although it can be occasionally stubborn. But, as well as looks, crossbreeds can also inherit their parents’ health issues which, in this case, include cancer and hypothyroidism.

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Aussiepoo

It seems that adding Poodle to any other breed leads to extra floof, as is clearly the case with this Australian Shepherd-Poodle mix. The Aussiepoo — a.k.a. Aussiedoodle — is popular with Poodle crossbreed fans, not least because it sheds far less hair than its purebred Australian parent. But also, and we cannot stress this enough, look how cute they are!

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Bullmatian

Perhaps one of the stranger cross breeds on this list, the Bullmatian is the result of mixing a Bulldog with, you guessed it, a Dalmatian. Nevertheless, they are said to make great companions as they are friendly and affectionate, albeit with a stubborn streak sometimes. They’re full of beans and are likely to keep any owner on their toes.

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Pomsky

The Pomsky is a Pomeranian and Siberian Husky hybrid. And if such a large dog mating with a tiny one stretches your credulity, then rest assured that the process is almost always achieved by artificial insemination. That might mean that Pomskies come with a higher price tag, but owners will be rewarded with a highly entertaining dog.

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Corgimatian

This Dalmatian and Corgi cross is becoming increasingly widely known as the Corgimatian. It’s essentially a Corgi-sized dog that carries the distinctive markings of a Dalmatian. Described as “intelligent, sweet, and playful” by the Dog Breed Plus website, this faithful friend will remain loyal for its 12 to 15-year life span.

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Cavachon

If someone says, “Cavachon” then you might say, “Bless you” and wish them a speedy recovery. But it’s actually a dog breed with a Bichon Frise and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel parentage. Although this breed can be prone to distress when left alone for too long, its otherwise affectionate disposition would make a great therapy dog. Also, did we mention the floof?

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Weimador

Also known as the Labmaraner, the Weimador is a cross between the Labrador Retriever and German hunting dog, the Weimaraner. The combination of their intelligence and obliging nature makes them easy to train, but mostly they enjoy loads of exercise and human companionship. Form an orderly queue, dear readers, if you’d like to welcome one into your family.

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Shorkie

Big surprises can sometimes come in small packages, as is the case for this Shih-Tzu and Yorkshire Terrier mix, the Shorkie. Inheriting personality traits from both parents, Dogtime.com describes this breed as “small, fierce, and loyal.” Indeed, it’s not one to shy away from confrontation, no matter how large. Tiny but mighty, the Shorkie also requires daily grooming and regular trips to the doggy salon.

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Border Sheltie

Ranking highly on the floof-ometer is the Border Sheltie, which is a cross between a Border Collie and Shetland Sheepdog. Sometimes called Border Sheepdog or Sheltie Border, this dog is high on energy and intelligence so requires plenty of exercise and other games and activities. Its tendency to yap at strangers makes it a good watchdog too.

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Corgidor

It may be 50 percent Labrador Retriever and 50 percent Corgi, but the Corgidor is 100 percent adorable! If you love Labs but are intimidated by their size and energy, then this breed could be the perfect compromise. But like any match between such vastly different-sized dogs, knowing how big they’ll grow up to be is anyone’s guess.

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Morkie

In the U.S. and Canada in the 1990s, someone had the idea of breeding a Maltese with a Yorkshire Terrier. How they didn’t win some kind of medal for services to cuteness we’ll never know because, well, just look! What’s more, this breed has inherited the best of its parents’ traits, which are loyalty, intelligence, and devotion.

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Shih-Poo

As you may have guessed, the Shih-Poo is the combination of a Shih-Tzu and a Toy Poodle. Due to its miniature stature, it makes an excellent lap dog. And being bred from two small dogs means it is guaranteed to remain that way for its 13 to 17-year life span. During that time they’re said to make friendly, loving, and playful companions.

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Schnoodle

Adding a Poodle to the dog breed mix seems a sure-fire way to considerably up the “awwwwww” factor. Perhaps the German Schnauzer, for instance, is better known for its practical qualities rather than aesthetic ones. And although all dogs are cute to our eyes, there’s no doubt that the addition of Poodle to this breed has noticeably increased its photogenic qualities.

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Goldendoodle

You’ve probably heard of the Labradoodle, which is a Labrador and Poodle cross. Well, the Goldendoodle is its lesser-known cousin. While Labradors and Golden Retrievers may appear very similar on the surface, the Retriever has a longer, shaggier coat. Cross that with Poodle DNA, and the result is this loveable ball of fur.

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Docker

The curiously-named Docker is the result of crossing a Dachshund with a Cocker Spaniel. According to the website Dogtime.com, this mashup makes an ideal companion for large families, as the pooches prefer to be around people. Dockers are very affectionate and playful — what more could you want?

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Labsky

The Labsky is, of course, a cross between a Labrador Retriever and Siberian Husky. It also goes by the more Lord Of The Rings-sounding Huskador. Either way, like all mixed breeds, it has inherited the characteristics of both parents. So, then, this is a dog that will be intelligent and loyal while also needing a lot of exercise and mental stimulation.

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Cheagle

If the combination of a Beagle and Chihuahua sounds like the cutest dog imaginable, then you may well be right. It’s called a Cheagle and, well, just look at those eyes! Marrying the traits of both breeds creates a fun-but-docile character that is easy to carry around. The hunting impulses of the Beagle, however, may result in a companion that’s tricky to control.

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Weimarman

Perhaps the rarest of rare cross breeds is the Weimarman, which is what happens when a Weimaraner and Doberman Pinscher combine. Though it might not be as “cute” as the other breeds on this list, its statuesque build makes for a handsome creature. What’s more, they’ll make an incredibly loyal best friend for anyone’s family.

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Goberian

Among the lesser-known crossbreeds is the Goberian, a Golden Retriever and Siberian Husky mix. On the larger end of the scale, they still have a luxurious coat — perfect for cuddling up to on the couch. Indeed, the Perfect Dog Breeds website describes the Goberian as kind and affectionate but with a tendency to get distracted when bored.

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Boxador

This mixed-up pupper goes by several different names, including the Boxador, Boxerlab, Boxerdor, or Laboxer. It is, of course, a Boxer and Labrador cross, which is said to make a great guard dog due to its loyalty and devotion. But it’s a breed that requires lots of physical and mental activity, otherwise it can develop a destructive streak.

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Sheepadoodle

Another shaggy dog was created when an Old English Sheepdog was bred with a Poodle, creating the Sheepadoodle. It also goes by the names Sheeppoo, Sheepdoodle, Sheep-a-poo or the rather unfortunate Sheepdogpoo. Dogtime.com describes this pooch as a very empathetic breed, which makes it a wonderful emotional support or therapy dog.

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ShiChi

According to the Pug City website, the old joke goes, “A man went to the zoo. All they had to exhibit was a dog. It was a Shih-Tzu.” Well, the ShiChi goes one better because it’s got a Chihuahua as well as Shih-Tzu in it. Sometimes called the Chi-Shi or Chi-Tzu, it’s a breed that packs a ton of personality into a tiny bundle of cuteness.

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Shollie

The Shollie is the result of mixing two of the most intelligent pure breed dogs — the German Shepherd and Border Collie. As the offspring of two very active dogs, the Shollie’s best characteristics are highlighted through obedience and agility training. A keen learner, this breed will be easily trainable to pose for all those inevitable Instagram posts.

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Corgipoo

A cross between a toy poodle and a corgi, these little fellas have similar body structure to corgis, though their fur more closely resembles that of a poodle. They’re also noted for their roundish faces and their floppy ears.

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Schörgi

A cross between a corgi and a Sheltie. Like corgis, these little guys have a curious and adventurous nature, but they can also be rather efficient herders, too. As descendants of Shelties, it’s in their blood after all.

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German Chow

A mix of a Chow Chow and a German shepherd, these loyal dogs are definitely little (mid-sized) balls of energy. When you least expect it, they’ll come up to you and beg for you to pay attention to them.

Bullpug

As a hybrid of the English bulldog and a pug, these dogs are regarded for their incredibly strong bodies. While bulldogs were originally bred to catch bulls (really!), you won’t find this hybrid doing much more than lounging around and relaxing.

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Bulldog shepherd

A hybrid of the English bulldog and the German shepherd, these dogs are known to be shedders. But if you don’t mind grooming, then you’re in for a treat, because they’re especially loyal companions to their humans.

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German Pei

This is a mix between a German shepherd and a Shar Pei. Not only do these big guys make great watch dogs, but they’re also loyal companions who like to kick back and enjoy a relaxing night with their humans.

German beagle

Even though German is in the name of this mix between a beagle and a German shepherd, don’t be fooled—they’re not of German descent whatsoever. They are, however, noted for their playful and loyal demeanor.

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Sheporgi

This hybrid of a German shepherd and a corgi might not be the most well-known crossbreed in the bunch, but rest assured, they’re every bit as loving and devoted to their humans as any other breed.

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Dachsation

Just look at the floppy ears on this hybrid between a Dalmatian and a dachshund! Not only are they undeniably adorable, but they’re loyal to their humans and they just love to play!

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