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.
Breeder names puppies of new litter after 9/11 canine heroes
Every year on September 11, people across the country take time to remember those who lost their lives on that fateful day and one dog breeder in Michigan is honoring some of the heroes in their own special way.
Eight new Labrador Retriever puppies were born in a single litter beginning late Monday night into to Tuesday on September 11, 2018, in Dryden, located in Lapeer County. To pay tribute to the heroes of the tragedies that happened that day in 2001, the owners at Tall Pine Labradors LLC made the decision to name each dog after one of the canine heroes from that time.
Salty was a guide dog who led his owner to safety from the 71st floor of the North Tower in New York City on 9/11 so the breeders gave the firstborn puppy, born at 7:50 p.m. Monday evening, his namesake.
At 8:43 p.m., the second dog of the litter made his appearance into the world and was named Jake in honor of a search and rescue dog who worked hard for 17 days to locate victims of the 9/11 attack on our country’s citizens. The 9/11 Jake went onto train other search and rescue dogs after his time at Ground Zero at his home in Utah before going to work as a therapy dog with burn victims and patients in nursing facilities.
Sirius was born at 9:30 p.m. on September 10 and was named after a K-9 officer with the Port Authority Police Department. His handler was Officer Lt. David Lim who was hospitalized with injuries after being in the North Tower when it collapsed. Sirius did not survive the attack as he was locked in his crate that was housed in the South Tower’s basement while Officer Lim went to investigate. Sirius’ remains were recovered in the winter of 2002.
Thunder made his bang of an appearance into the world at 11:40 p.m. Monday, just twenty minutes before it was officially the anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. He bears the name of a search and rescue dog from the state of Washington who had assisted in searching through the rubble of Ground Zero.
Trakr was the last dog of the litter that was born on September 10. The little puppy was given the name Trakr after a German Shepherd who partnered with a Canadian police officer and found the last survivor 27 hours after the South Tower came down. In April 2009, five clones of Trackr were born.
The first puppy of the litter actually born on September 11 is Apollo, who made his appearance at 12:13 a.m. Named Apollo in honor of an NYPD K-9 Officer who happens to have been the first search and rescue dog to arrive at the World Trade Center within 15 minutes of the towers coming down. Not letting anything stop him, the original Apollo’s fur caught fire at one point during his search efforts but after his but his handler put out the flames Apollo got right back to work.
Riley made his arrival at 1:14 a.m. on September 11 and is named after a Golden Retriever who was trained in a special basket to search over canyons. Riley ended up finding the bodies of several firefighters on the scene.
The only female puppy of the entire litter, Roselle was born at 1:26 a.m. on September 11 and is named in honor of a guide dog who had led her owner down 78 floors in the North Tower. She then led her owner to safety at the entrance of a subway where she then proceeded to bring comfort to another woman blinded by dust and debris.
The staff at Tall Pine Labs is referring to the brand-new litter of eight as the “9/11 Never Forget Litter,” and is considered one of the most inspiring dog-tributes to 9/11 that is known.
A Reporter Becomes the Story, Saving a Dog in a Hurricane
Reports see a lot of things and have to remain objective to get the story. It’s part of the job. However, once in a while, humanity is still stronger, even that professional training. That was the case for Julie Wilson one winter when she was in the thick of it in the Carolinas, smack in the middle of a hurricane. The job was tough and the elements even harder’ reporting from the middle of a hurricane’s aftermath is no cup of joy for anyone, even the type who like to brave nature on a regular basis. But the story is the goal and target.
Julie was busy doing her rounds, looking for examples of the human story to film and report on with five to fifteen second snippets of video for her station, WTVD ABC 11. Hurricane Florence was hammering the Carolinas that January 2017, and Julie was one of the few reporters out there catching the scene first-hand. Livestreaming the hurricane damage and the personal stories occurring as they were happening, she found herself talking to a woman going by the name Tasha while looking for the next topic to film or report on.
Tasha was asking anyone nearby for help. She was desperate and the anxiety was painted across the woman’s face. A rottweiler was injured and about to be buried by the knee-high floodwater swirling into the area and rising quickly. But the dog mattered more than Tasha’s own safety; the Rottweiler was a therapy dog for Tasha’s daughter, and as far as the woman was concerned essential to save.
Julie kept working on her reporting as events kept happening around her, and Tasha moved on trying to figure out a way to get the dog out of her house. The neighbors had no such distractions, they were all scrambling to get into rescue boats and get out of the area as quickly as possible. Julie was working with the scene and reporting in the camera, using the panic to show that sticking around when told to get out was a bad idea, even for the brave. Her reporting emphasized viewers to listen to warnings when told to get out of the way of the flooding.
However, things changed when Julie saw Tasha struggling to get her dog to safety. Something fundamental kicked in, and the reporter forgot why she was in the scene of the hurricane professionally. The world suddenly slowed down and became just that moment – someone needed help and Julie had to make a decision whether to get involved or not. She chose to get involved.
Julie stopped reporting and moved to help Tasha with the dog. She got into the water and started wading towards Tasha and her Rottweiler. Both were in a serious situation; Tasha and the dog were both struggling to keep above the waterline and maintain an ability to breathe, but the rising water wasn’t helping at all. And in the panic, there was a good chance both of them were going to drown struggling to survive. Julie got to them both and took the weight of the dog off of Tasha. Being able to now just focus on herself, Tasha got to safety. Julie carried the dog, exhausted and not struggling one bit, to a safe point where they could both stand in the water and not go under. The dog calmly stood until moved, just trying to catch its second wind again.
And Julie’s entire moment was caught on film, from the beginning of her reporting to her engagement into the help and the conclusion, showing Tasha and the dog safe and feeling a lot better about themselves. As for Julie, she did okay was well, wading out of the water with a big smile herself about a day in reporting she wasn’t going to forget anytime soon.
Giant Hive is Discovered when Bee Whispherer Removes Bricks from Client’s Home
Anyone who has paid attention to the news recently has likely seen the news that the honeybee populations are in some degree of danger. Because bees are responsible for the health of countless plant species all over the world, it is critical to take steps to protect them. That is what makes bee whisperers so important. For those who might not know, bee whisperers are professional honeybee rescuers that are located throughout the country. Recently, a heartwarming story was published from the Southeastern United States.
This story concerns a professional bee whisperer who has a tremendous amount of experience safely relocating bees and hives to other locations. While bees are critically important to the overall ecosystem, most people do not want them around their homes or places of business. This bee whisperer is responsible for moving bees into empty hive boxes of local beekeepers who might have lost some important bee colonies.
This professional bee whisperer feels like he is saving supper every time he rescues a hive from a home. Too often, when people find a bee colony, the first thing they do is call a pest control company. While this might get rid of the problem, it will also destroy the entire colony. This is one of the main reasons why bee colonies everywhere are having issues. As bees continue to die, the issues are only going to get bigger. This story is an example of how someone should handle beehives in a proper manner.
Everyone once in a while, this bee whisperer receives a call from a homeowner who has a problem that is daunting, even for him. In this case, the bees were located high off the ground and behind a brick wall that is nearly impossible to get to. Removing bricks can lead to serious issues, including damaging the beehive itself. Even though this professional bee whisperer was a little bit hesitant to remove the bricks from the home, the final view was quite impressive. This story took place in TN.
When he started to remove the bricks from the house, the final view was unbelievable. There was an enormous hive behind the wall! This professional bee whisperer was only called when the local pest control service was unable to remove the hive. Furthermore, this service even tried to kill the entire hive! Fortunately, it failed. This meant that the bees were tended to by a trained professional who could safely move the bees without harming them.
The bees got into the bricks through a deep hole that was between the bricks at the bottom of the home. They also got in between a gap located near the windows. Over time, the hive gradually grew into the enormous hive the bee whisperer saw when he arrived. Fortunately, he was able to remove and relocate the bees themselves without harming them in the process. This means that the bees can still contribute to the health of the environment, which is certainly needed. This is just another example of the professional bee whisperer doing his job.
This story is a heartwarming example of how people can come together to remove a problem that might be impact the personal residence without harming the animals in the process. It is important for everyone to keep in mind that every animal has a role to play in the environment. By calling the professionals to deal with the issue, these animals still have a chance to make a difference. Rely on someone who has experience dealing with bees when it comes to hives.
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