If you are considering adding a new pet to your family, you have quite a few options available to you! While some families like purebred pups, and who can blame them, there are so many other breeds to consider. Today, we are going to introduce you to several fascinating hybrid breeds that make great family pets. By the end of our discussion today, you’ll be ready to adopt them all!
Pictured above is an incredible dog known as the Bullmatian. The Bullmatian is a crossbreed between the Bulldog and the Dalmatian. Despite the overtly tough exterior, the Bullmatian is just as friendly as you could imagine. The Bullmatian is known for being a sweet, playful, and friendly family-oriented dog. If you are looking for a dog to grow alongside your children, the Bullmatian is a great choice!
Two of the most famous breeds in the world are the Labrador Retriever and the Boxer. With that frame of reference, it shouldn’t surprise anyone to hear about the Boxador hybrid! The Boxador is a hybrid breed known for its stout body, affectionate personality, and affinity for adventure. If you add a Boxador to your family, make sure you give the lovely dog plenty of exercise.
Is there a fluffier or cuter dog in the world? Probably, we just haven’t found it yet. The German Chow is a hybrid dog that is crossed between the German Shepherd and the Chow Chow. This large dog lives around 12 years and is known for its high spirit and fierce loyalty. The German Chow is also incredibly smart which makes it an easy breed to train.
The Jack-A-Poo is a fairly well-known hybrid breed thanks to its intelligent temperament and active nature. The Jack-A-Poo is a cross between the Jack Russell Terrier and the Poodle. Known for being fun-loving dogs, the Jack-A-Poo is a fantastic pet for active families with children as well as individuals looking for an affectionate and smart dog.
The Frenchton is a crossbreed between the French Bulldog and Boston Terrier. This hybrid animal is incredibly popular and desirable due to its adorable face, loving nature, and generally healthy nature. The Frenchton takes the best of both its hybrid breeds while leaving behind the health issues intrinsic to them both.
The Bull Pug
Don’t be taken aback by the Bull Pug’s ginormous eyes. This adorable little breed is a cross between the English Bulldog and the Pug. Known for being a stout and sturdy little dog, the Bull Pug is perfect for experienced and amateur pet owners alike. The Bull Pug is fairly low maintenance, so they are ideal for people with spacial limitations.
Miniature English Bulldog
The Miniature Bulldog is a well-known breed overseas, though it is gaining popularity here in the United States, as well. The Miniature Bulldog is a cross between the Pug and English Bulldog. This stout little creature is known for its excessive rolls of skin and the corresponding health issues that they can manifest. Despite these issues, the Mini English Bulldog is an evenly tempered breed with a fierce sense of loyalty.
Have you ever seen a cuter little dog? The Aussie Pom is a lesser-known hybrid that features Australian Shepherd and Pomeranian ancestry. The Aussie Pom requires a bit of grooming, though you’ll quickly fall in love with the process. The Aussie Pom is a lighthearted breed that requires love and attention, so be ready for a ton of cuddling.
These hybrid names are starting to get a little wild, aren’t they? The Corgidor is a cross between the Welsh Corgi and the Labrador Retriever. The Corgidor is a smaller breed than its ancestry would imply, though they pack a ton of heart in their little frame. If you’ve always wanted a Labrador Retriever but were intimidated by their size, this breed is perfect for you.
The British Bull-Pei is an absolutely adorable crossbreed featuring Bulldog and Chinese Shar-Pei lineage. This delightful little hybrid makes for a great family dog, though you will need to keep up with the breed’s training regiment. Bull-Pei dogs are great in both large and small environments, so they are becoming increasingly popular in city apartments.
We are not sure that we could have dreamed up a cuter dog. The Pomsky is a delightful hybrid featuring Pomeranian and Siberian Husky lineage. The Pomsky is blessed with the sparkling blue eyes that Husky’s are so well-known for while featuring a smaller body due to its Pomeranian roots. The Pomsky will grow to roughly 15lbs in size.
The Labbe is a delightful crossbreed between the Beagle and the Labrador Retriever. As two of the most popular dogs out West, it makes sense that breeders would try to crossbreed them. The Labbe is a medium-sized dog with a golden coat and an adoring nature. How could you refuse to ever pet those scruffy little cheeks?
The Saint Berdoodle
The Saint Berdoodle may look like a calm and innocent little pup, but don’t let that face fool you! The Saint Berdoodle is goofy, fun-loving, and fluffier than you can possibly imagine. Despite its massive size, the Saint Berdoodle needs plenty of exercise to stay out of trouble. If you can keep your Saint Berdoodle active, you’ll never have a better or more loyal friend.
If you’ve never gotten to pet a Cockapoo before, you are missing out. As one of the first designer dogs to ever be bred, the Cockapoo has a rich and long history. The Cockapoo is a tiny breed with a huge personality. Your Cockapoo will feature Cocker Spaniel and Poodle ancestry which means that it will have plenty of energy!
No, this dog isn’t named after a science fiction character. The Goberian is instead a beautiful crossbreed that features Golden Retriever and Siberian Husky roots. As you can see from this dog’s beautiful eyes, the Husky definitely shows through! Mixed with the smooth coat that Golden’s are known for and you have yourself one of the most popular hybrid breeds around.
The Chorkie is as adorable as it is small. The Chorkie is a cross between two popular toy breeds, the Chihuahua and Yorkshire Terrier. While these little dogs are cute as heck, they are also loud. Chorkie’s are territorial breeds, and they aren’t afraid to let intruders know. You’ll have to love small dogs to adopt a Chorkie but if you do, you’ll have a friend for life.
The French Pin is a mixed breed featuring lines from Miniature Pinscher and French Bulldog ancestry. The French Pin is well-known for its sleek, short, and fine-textured coat. Most commonly, the French Pin will sport red, black, white, and brown color mixes. This dog is sturdy and adventurous with a life span averaging nearly 15 years.
If you’ve never seen a Miniature Boxer before, you are in for a treat. The Miniature Boxer is a popular cross-breed between the Boston Terrier and the Boxer. This hybrid is known for being extremely social while lacking the aggression that owners might expect. Due to its large size, the Miniature Boxer still makes for a great family security dog.
The Schnoodle is a dynamic and adorkable crossbreed well-known for its unique coat. The Schnoodle is a cross between the poodle and the Schnauzer, with owners being able to see both breeds in the complexion of the dog. The Schnoodle is incredibly smart and more than happy to serve, thus making them great therapy, family, and security dogs.
The Cheagle is an energetic little breed that is a cross between the Chihuahua and Beagle. Known for their small size, the Cheagle is compact, adventurous, and excitable. With that being said, the Cheagle is even-tempered and great around smaller children. If you want a family dog that is great with young kids, the Cheagle makes a great choice!
We love the Shollie hybrid for a number of reasons. As a mix between the Border Collie and German Shepherd breeds, the Shollie is incredibly intelligent and protective. Due to their protective and loyal nature, approaching a strange Shollie is not advised. Shollie’s require frequent exercise and an owner that is willing to put in the hours to train them.
If there were going to be a dog breed for college kids, the Chug would have to be it, right? Outside of the funny name, the Chug is an adorable little Chihuahua and Pug mix. The Chug is a small breed of dog that is well-known for being a ‘lap dog’. The Chug loves companionship and cuddling, so make sure you are ready to always have both available!
No, the Frug is not related to the Chug. Instead, the Frug is a mix between the French Bulldog and a pug breed. Frugs tend to be stubborn and hard to train, though their big personalities still make them a popular hybrid dog for adoption. The Frug is notoriously loyal once adopted and will fight for their owner’s love and safety.
Yes, the Bernedoodle is just as lovable as it looks. This cross between the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Poodle is as popular as you’d expect. The thick curly coat means that owners will need to pay close grooming attention to their pet, but that’s the extent of it. The Bernedoodle is loving, caring, goofy, and unbelievably loyal.
The Gollie is a breed that mixes Golden Retriever and Collie ancestry. This incredible breed almost looks pulled from a fairytale thanks to their beautiful eyes and the complexion of their coat. The Gollie is loyal and easy to train thanks to their fierce intelligence. You’ll also never find a more loyal breed around.
When you look at the Morkie what immediately comes to mind? This breed is crossed between the Yorkshire Terrier as well as the Maltese. This small dog loves kindness and affection, and they hate being neglected. Due to their size, the Morkie is a popular breed among people living in cities.
You’ve met the Chug, you’ve seen the Frug, and now you are reading about the Hug. We can’t say much for hybrid naming conventions, but we think this pup is appropriately named. The Hug is a cross between the Siberian Husky and the Pug. This breed weighs in at around 60lbs when fully grown.
The Puggle is a common hybrid breed that features Pug and Beagle ancestry. The Puggle is revered for its adorable snout and cute puppy dog eyes. The Puggle may have Pug roots but it does not have the same problems with breathing that the base pug tends to deal with. The Puggle is a great choice for families and individuals living in smaller homes.
The Golden Dox is an adorable breed that features Golden Retriever and Dachsund roots. The Golden Dox is a mix between one of the most popular German and American dogs. As a result, the Golden Dox has become predictably popular, as well! The Golden Dox is known for being smart, playful, and brimming with energy.
If you haven’t fallen in love with the Yorkipoo yet, you will be soon! The Yorkipoo is a hybrid of the Yorkshire Terrier and the Miniature Poodle. The Yorkipoo can be friendly, smart, and cute as you’d ever want. Due to their small size, weighing in at little more than 10lbs, your Yorkipoo can live comfortably in even smaller homes.
The Maltipoo is a crossbreed that originated from Mini Poodle and Maltese ancestry. The Maltipoo weighs in at anywhere from 5 to 20 lbs while standing at around 12 inches in height. The Maltipoo needs extra attention due to their high energy levels and fierce intelligence. Maltipoos also love to bark, so make sure to keep them busy.
If you’ve never seen a ShiChi before, don’t worry, you aren’t the only one. The ShiChi is a lesser-known hybrid that is crossed between the Chihuahua and Shih Tzu. The ShiChi grows to roughly 10 inches in height while weighing no more than 9 or 10lbs. Sweet and loyal, the ShiChi is filled with energy and ready to play.
One of the more popular hybrid breeds in recent years is the Pitsky. The Pitsky is a cross between the Siberian Husky and Pit Bull Terrier. This hybrid ranges in size from medium to large. The Pitsky is known for being high energy and intelligent. If you want your Pitsky to live as happy a life as possible, make sure to give them frequent exercise and entertainment.
The Goldendoodle is a gorgeous mix breed featuring Golden Retriever and Poodle ancestry. The Goldendoodle is well-known for its stunning coat, so be prepared to groom yours with regularity. The Goldendoodle doesn’t really shed, and they sport a gentle demeanor, thus making them great family pets for individuals with children.
The Gerberian Shepsky
The Gerberian Shepsky is a cross between the German Shepherd and Siberian Husky. These dogs can grow in size up to 90lbs but they are still considered moderately small when compared to their baseline breeds. The Shepsky has an electric personality that manifests itself via absolute loyalty to their family.
There is no mistaking the Shepadoodle when you cross paths with one! These furry dogs are known for their thick and curly coats. Weighing in at 90 lbs when fully grown, the Shepadoodle is a big ball of fur that loves attention, grooming, and getting outside. The Shepadoodle is a cross between the Poodle and German Shepherd.
Maltese Shih Tzu
The Maltese Shih Tzu is also known as the Malshi. This designer dog is comprised of purebred Maltese and purebred Shih Tzu ancestry. Despite their fame, the Malshi is not recognized by any prominent kennel clubs. The MalShih is known for its tiny form, cute coat, and easygoing personality. What’s not to love about this little furry pup?
When it comes to fluffy little doggos, you can’t go wrong with the Chusky. The Chusky is a hybrid dog that sports Siberian Husky and Chow Chow roots. Known for their massive fur coats, the Chusky requires extensive grooming. If you can deal with the high grooming standards, you’ll be rewarded with a loving, protective, and absolutely loyal best friend.
This regal hybrid is a cross between the Bichon Frise and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. This breed is hypoallergenic and easy to groom. Cavachon pups are cuddly, loving, and really easy to train. If you have a Cavachon, make sure to keep the puppy busy with games and training exercises so that it always stays occupied.
The Taco Terrier gets our vote for being the most hilariously named hybrid breed around. The Taco Terrier is mixed between the Toy Fox Terrier and the Chihuahua. Taco Terriers are tiny dogs, but they require extensive care and attention due to their energetic nature. Taco Terriers are great guard dogs despite their size due to their affinity for barking.
A Pit Bull Who Had Ten Puppies
On average, dogs will have litters of around five puppies. If the litter has more than six puppies, than it’s officially a litter that’s larger than the statistical average for almost any dog breed. Some dog breeds can handle comparatively large litters.
Pit bulls are certainly large and powerful dogs. Some of the biggest dogs ever found have been pit bulls specifically. While most pit bulls will still only have individual litters of just five puppies, some of them can actually have litters that are twice that size. The pit bull that arrived at the Blackdog All Breed Dog Rescue certainly falls into that category.
The shelter is located in Chicago, and the staff members are used to helping a wide range of different dogs. They have certainly worked with pit bulls who didn’t have homes. Certainly, some of the dogs that they have rescued in the past have been pregnant. However, they’re not usually as hugely pregnant as this pit bull was.
This pit bull was already very close to giving birth entirely. Fortunately, the staff members at this dog rescue center were able to give her the help that she certainly needed at this point.
The pit bull is called Bonnie, and she isn’t much more than one year old. She was actually quite thin otherwise, which can be the case for pregnant dogs. It might mean that she wasn’t able to get a lot of food during the pregnancy. She may also have been overly active throughout that pregnancy. Of course, given the sheer size of the litter that she was carrying, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that it may have been difficult for her to get all of the food that she would have needed.
When Bonnie arrived, the staff members at the dog rescue gave her a sonogram right away, since they needed to know how large her litter was going to be, making things clearer. Knowing those sorts of details in advance can help with the delivery process.
However, most sonograms are not as surprising as this one was.
Sonograms show images of skeletons, and there was several of them in this image. It seemed as if there were just too many to count at first.
Fortunately, Bonnie was going to have ten puppies. Having a much larger litter might have been risky for her. Even in that situation, the veterinarian and the staff members were concerned about her health.
Underweight dogs can sometimes face risks when giving birth, and Bonnie certainly qualified as thin. Still, having access to great veterinary care is what matters the most, and Bonnie had that going for her.
After only a few more days, Bonnie was able to give birth, and she did so successfully. Her ten puppies were all healthy. Bonnie clearly loves all of them, and gives them plenty of attention all the time.
Bonnie has actually had puppies before on one occasion. She will not have a litter after this one, since she has since been spayed. Dogs who have had several litters still don’t usually have as many little puppies as Bonnie probably has. Her first litter may have been just as large as this one was.
Now, Bonnie has a forever family herself, which should only make her story that much happier. She’ll never have such difficult circumstances again, and neither will any of her ten little children.
Of course, her sonogram may be remembered forever. It has been shared virally, with people all around the world commenting on it. Cats and dogs become very famous on the Internet all the time, and not always like this.
Magawa the Rat is a Hero
When people think of heroic animals, they typically imagine dogs. They might think of cats or horses on occasion, but dogs tend to be regarded as the most heroic animals. These are animals that humanity has been training for thousands of years by this point. They’re also smart and social, and they’re good at responding to various problems.
Of course, cats and horses have also been trained by humans for a while. It’s easier to train cats than a lot of people think, and these are certainly animals who have helped with different emergencies. Horses have warned humans about fires and other issues. Still, it’s hard to compete with dogs, who are regularly used by search and rescue teams to help people.
Rats still have a fairly negative reputation, although it has improved somewhat over the years. Most of the heroic rats that people know are purely fictional at this point. The little rat Magawa may change things for all rats.
Magawa is in Cambodia, and is a giant pouched rat. This gives him a very distinctive appearance. Undetonated land mines are a huge threat worldwide, and Magawa is actually helping to clear them. If fact, he’s managed to do so a total of thirty-nine times, which would be impressive for anyone. He’s done so over the course of five years at this point.
APOPO is a non-profit organization that specializes in using animals to be part of a team that locates land mines. These animals can also detect tuberculosis, which kills a lot of people worldwide. Many animals have the sorts of sharp senses that humans tend to lack, at least compared with many species. They can use these senses to locate different sources of infection all around the world.
Magawa has certainly been able to do so, and he is finally starting to be recognized for all of his great efforts. People online are now familiar with him, so it is not just the non-profit professionals who are aware of all of the rat’s hard work.
Land mines have killed countless people all around the world. In Cambodia, sixty-four thousand people have died from them, at least. Exploding land mines have also caused forty thousand people to lose their limbs.
It seems miraculous that it is even possible for something like this to happen. However, it is important for people to not underestimate the sense of smell that a lot of animals have, including Magawa.
Land mines are formed using certain very distinct chemicals. Magawa is actually able to smell these chemicals himself. He has been trained to go back to his human handlers when he has pinpointed the location of an undiscovered land mine by using this method. At that point, the land mine has officially been detected. It can be removed and eliminated safely from that point onward.
Magawa is able to move at a very quick rate, since rats are fast in general. These sorts of rats can also get around hazardous scrap metal, which would be more of a problem for humans.
It takes this little rat around a half an hour to get through with searching around an area that is as big as a tennis court, which is an impressive rate. It only took around nine months to train this little rat, demonstrating how efficient it is to use a rate for something like this in the first place.
Magawa deserves all of the recognition that he has already received, and that he shall surely receive over the course of his life. He is able to save thousands of lives this way.
A Frozen Food Brand Helps a Large Cat Get a Home
Fans of Garfield may already think of cats when they think of lasagna. The idea that a cat would like lasagna more than regular cat food may have seemed surprising years ago. Lots of cat owners are used to giving their cats and dogs leftovers from the table, even though it isn’t healthy to do so.
Plenty of cats are picky eaters, and it’s difficult to find a type of cat food that they will like. Other cats will seemingly eat anything that their owners get for them. They’ll nibble on different parts of the lasagna. Cats are natural carnivores, and they’ll probably just pick at the lasagna if it has enough meat in it. Of course, some cats might surprise people with what they’ll eat.
‘Lasagna’ is also the name of a cat who has now become famous online. She weighs in at a good twenty-nine pounds. The average cat weighs about ten pounds, and not usually more than seven pounds. Lasagna is certainly a big cat, and she has the sorts of markings that a lot of people would associate with Garfield.
She has a striking combination of orange and brown stripes, and very large eyes. Some people might think of her as being a sort of genuine version of Garfield. Sadly, she was left abandoned when cat rescue workers found her. She was in an old dog crate at the time. This was in Philadelphia, near a nice animal shelter called ACCT Philly.
Usually, the cats that have short fur do not have a difficult time grooming themselves, but this was not the case for poor Lasagna. Cats her size will sometimes struggle with this activity. Lasagna was also a nearly immobile cat who could not walk or move easily.
Lasagna has a lot of terrible medical problems now. Being unable to move will automatically cause health problems, since physically activity is very important for members of all species. The animals that are healthier at larger weights are usually very physically active. Lasagna had gotten to the point where this was no longer possible for her, so she also could not truly care for herself.
Cats who are larger can still often get adopted, but a lot of people are nervous about adopting a cat that has health problems. Many people are just not able to care for a cat who has unique medical needs. Pets already require a lot of attention and care, and this is certainly true for disabled pets.
While cats are popular, dogs have been the most popular pets for a while. People might not guess that if they spend a lot of time online, where cat videos seem to be everywhere. However, when it comes to actual pet ownership, it seems that dogs still win. This seemed to have been another strike against Lasagna.
Of course, the fact that people on the Internet love cats so much has probably managed to help Lasagna. The ACCT Philly staff members just had to post a nice picture of the cat Lasagna on a social media website, and the picture got viral attention.
The Stouffer’s brand of frozen food actually got involved. If Lasagna had a slightly different name, it’s possible that this company would not have heard of her at all. The connection between these keywords may have been enough. Now, they’re more or less helping to promote the cat themselves.
They’re sending Lasagna their best wishes, and saying that anyone who gives Lasagna a home will be sent some lasagna.
It all worked, and the cat Lasagna has now been adopted for real.