There are purebred dogs, and then there are hybrid dogs. Hybrid breeds are a cross between two different purebred dogs. The outcome is a dog that inherits traits from both parent breeds. You never know which traits the puppy will inherit, so it is difficult to predict the exact temperament of a hybrid.
Hybrids are also known as "designer dogs" because unlike a "mutt" whose lineage is unknown, their parentage is traced back to two different pure breeds. Because hybrid dogs are a mix of two different purebred dogs, they are very expensive. Some of the most popular dogs are hybrid dogs such as the Labradoodle and Cockapoo. People love hybrids because they get to combine the traits of two favorite purebreds. You can also breed a dog that is hypoallergenic, which is great for those pet-loving people who otherwise, may not be able to have a dog.
Perhaps the coolest thing about hybrid dogs are the names. By mixing the name of each purebred parent, you get such adorable names as Pitt Plot and Beagleman. Do you have a hybrid dog at home or are you hoping to find one that is a mix of two of your favorite breeds? How much do you know about hybrids? Can you name the hybrid dog by looking at just one image? Prove it by challenging yourself to this quiz!
This adorable dog is a Pitsky, a Pittbul and Kusky mix. These pups a make good family dogs but need lots of outdoor time. Just like her parent breeds, a Pitsky will most likely need obedience training.
A Puggle is a mix between a Beagle and a Pug. These guys make excellent family dogs, but also have a reputation for being quite stubborn. On the plus side, they get along well with other dogs and enjoy going to the dog park.
Yoranians are also referred to as 'Yorkie Poms.' At just 6 to 10 inches high and weighing in somewhere between 3 to 7 pounds, this hybrid is tiny. Like other small dogs, Yoranians have big dog personalities and seem unaware of their petite size.
A Malador, also known as-as an Alaskan Lab, is a mix between an Alaskan Malamute and Labrador Retriever. Just like its parent breeds, Maladors are very active dogs and are happiest with a big yard, long walks, and a loving family.
Chusky, a mix between a Chow Chow and a Siberian husky, is a giant fluffy dog. Some Chuskies have blue eyes like Siberian Huskies while some have a red coat like Chow Chow. Either way, because of their long fur they are not suitable for hot climates.
Bullpugs are a mix between a Bulldog and a Pug. They are small dogs with short legs and strong shoulder. Bullpugs are loving, affectionate, and kind dogs that are great with kids.
Intelligent, playful, and super loving Border Beagles make great companions! A cross between a Border Collie and a Beagle, Border Beagles are medium-sized dogs with floppy ears, a long nose, and bushy tail.
A Golden Retriever mixed with a Cocker Spaniel, this guy is becoming increasingly popular. Just look at that face! Just be prepared for a lot of grooming because they shed an awful lot!
The speckled coat of this breed is a clear giveaway that they're half dalmatian while the sturdy, muscular build is all Bulldog. However, the Bullmatin's spots are not always black and come in a variety of colors including blue, orange, or red.
A Chug is a cross between two very different dogs, a Chihuahua and a Pug. Chugs can inherit breathing problems from a Pug parent. He may also be an incessant yapper thanks to his Chihuahua parent.
Besides being one of the cutest names for a dog, a Pitt Plot is hybrid between a Pit Bull and a hound. Plots originate from North Carolina more than 200 years ago!
A Yorkiepoo is a mix between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy or Miniature Poodle. Yorkiepoos have lots of energy, love to jump, and run super fast.
A Labsky is a mix between a Labrador Retriever and a Husky. These dogs are incredibly cute! Labskys make excellent family dogs; they love to swim, and they are very loyal, smart, and affectionate.
Gerberian Shepskys are very smart thanks to their German Shepard and Siberian Husky parents. They are also known to be one of the best breed of dogs, thanks to their purebred parents.
Pomskys were created from an odd pairing between a Pommerian and a Siberian Husky. Pomskys make great apartment dogs and are very popular.
Beagliers are a cross between a Beagle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They love human attention and will follow you everywhere!
Sharp Assets are also known as Bar-Shars. They are a mix between a Chinese Shar-Pei and a Basset hound.
German Sharpeis are a cross between a German Shepard and a Chinese Shar-Pei. These dogs are hard working, loyal, and very affectionate.
A Cordigor is a mix between a Corgi and Labrador Retriever. They are loyal like a Labrador but also very patient and kind.
A Beagleman is a cross between a Beagle and a Doberman Pinscher. They are a relatively newer breed. Playful and affection, they also need a lot of attention and exercise.
A Yorktese pup is a crossbreed between the Maltese and Yorkshire Terrier. They go by a variety of names including, Malkie, Matiyork, Morkie, and Yorkitemat.
Berenedoodles, also knnown as Berenese Mountain Poos, are excellent companions and great with children. They are a mix between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle.
Chiweenies are small dogs, but they don't act like that! Mixed between a Chihuahua and Dachshund, Chiweenies are also called Mexican Hotdogs or German Tacos. They are great lap dogs!
An Alusky is a mix between a Siberian Husky and an Alaskan Malamute. The Alusky is a friendly board with a very long memory, which means that can be pretty stubborn at times!
A cross-breed between a Bichon Frise and a Shih Tzu, a Zuchon is a small lapdog. Zuchon pups are often called teddy bears because they are so cute and cuddly!
A Chabrador is a mix between a purebred Chow Chow and a purebred Labrador. Labradors may have rough or smooth coats with color markings in a variety of colors including red, cinnamon, black, cream, and blue.
A Labrabull is a hybrid between a Labrador and a Pit Bull. These dogs are medium-sized and very active, just like their parents. Labradors are friendly but definitely need to be trained, so they know what is expected of them.
These big dogs are very popular due to their personality and big teddy bear like cuteness. Sheepadoodles are a mix of Old English Sheepdog and Poodle. They shed little, are loving, energetic, and obedient.
A Corgipoo is a mix between a Corgi and a Poodle. These dogs are known as pranksters. These stout legged pups are often used for military training due to their high energy.
The Golden Dachs is a medium-sized dog that also goes by the name the Golden Weiner. This pup is a mix between a Golden Retriever and a Dachshund.
A Frug is a mix between a Pug and a French Bulldog. These dogs have the wrinkly face of a Pug and the straight ears of as a French Bulldog.
This adorable dog is a Schnoodle, a mix between a Poodle and a Schnauzer. These dogs make great therapy and lap dogs.
Coydogs are a mix between a domestic dog and a Coyote, yes, a Coyote. They do not make the best dogs unless you are ready to defend your position as the leader of the pack.
Goldendoodles are very popular and are a mix between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. This dog needs lots of space to roam and make excellent family dogs.
A Dorgi is a cross breed between a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and a Daschund. Dorgis are smart, loving, and devoted to their human.
A cross between an Australian Shepherd and a Poodle, the Aussiedoodle is very intelligent. These dogs are very athletic and like to keep busy.
With their fluffy coat and beautiful blue eyes, Goberians are absolutely adorable dogs. A Goberian is a mix between a Siberian Husky and a Golden Retriever.
Labradoodles are smart, affectionate, hypoallergenic, and very popular! Labradoodles are a mix between a Poodle and a Labrador Retriever. These pups make great guide dogs.
A Beabull is a crossbreed between an English Bulldog and a Beagle. These dogs are loving, yet independent.