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5 Unusually Adorable Dog Crossbreeds

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It was bound to happen: the combination of almost any and every dog breed under the sun. You may have heard of the Yorkie Poo or the Labra Doodle, or even the Schnoodle  (all common Poodle mixes), but what about the Chug? How about the Corgle? Well, be prepared for a cuteness overload, because these crossbreeds are giving a new meaning to what it means to be a mutt:

  1. Chug – Chihuahua Pug Mix: Combining the petite frame of the Chihuahua with the Pug’s bulkier body, the Chug is a small but stocky middle-ground between the two. The face is an interesting blend of the Pug’s well-known “pushed-in” nose, and the Chihuahua’s skull and facial structure. Some Chugs’ eyes are more “bug-eyed” like a Chihuahua’s, and the forehead is larger and pronounced than a purebred Pug’s. The ears of the Chug could either be floppy like a Pug’s, or straight and vertical like a Chihuahua’s. The coloring of the fur usually is the Pug’s dominant trait – the trademark tan body with black snout. With the degree of variance that is possible, who knows how many ridiculously cute varieties there could be?     chug4chug2chug3
  2. Pitsky – Pit Bull Siberian Husky Mix: Pit Bulls and Siberian Huskies are both extremely popular dogs, so it comes as no surprise that they have now combined forces. The Pitsky has the size and long limbs of the Husky, but a Pit Bull’s build and skull structure. Most Pitskies have Husky fur coloring as well as texture, and straight Husky ears that perk upwards; some Pitskies even have two different colored eyes, which is a Husky trait. Perhaps the most noticeable Pit Bull trait is the wide snout and face, which is drastically different than the narrow facial structure of the purebred Siberian Husky.                                                   pitsky3 pitsky4pitsky5
  3. Corgle – Welsh Corgi and Beagle Mix: Beagles are one of the most well-known dogs, especially among families who are looking for a medium-sized, even-tempered family pet. Corgis are sought after for similar reasons, although they tend to be more excitable and rambunctious. They could not look more different, with the Beagle’s athletic build, long limbs, and floppy ears – and the Corgi’s stocky figure, stumpy legs, and upward-facing straight ears. It is extremely interesting to see how these features all collide in the Corgle, which seems to basically be a Corgi with Beagle coloring. However, there are some Corgles that have floppy ears and a slimmer build, so you never know what you’re going to get!                                                                                                 corgle corgle2corgle3
  4.  Golden Dox – Golden Retriever and Dachsund Mix: Imagine a Golden Retriever, but scaled down to half its normal size, and with much shorter legs. If it looks like these pictures, then you are pretty close to the mark! The size of a Dachsund makes the Golden Dox about medium-sized with stubby legs, but the definitive long-haired, “golden” coat along with the bone and facial structure is obviously Golden Retriever. In fact, most Golden Doxes look like a mad scientist attached a Golden Retriever head to a Dachsund body! goldendox goldendox2 goldendox4
  5. Bullmation – Bulldog and Dalmation Mix: This is quite an unusual look for Bulldogs, who usually have a couple spots here and there – but not everywhere! The Bullmation seems to be a Bulldog with a Dalmation’s iconic spotted coloring pattern, but with Bulldog everything else. A variation of the Bullmation can also be a Pit Bull mixed with a Dalmation, which produces a similar effect except with Pit Bull body attributes. The sharing of these two gene pools seems to be pretty black and white (pun intended) in the sense that the only physical attribute from the Dalmation is the spotted coat.bullmation2OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAbullmation3

 

There are absolutely endless possibilities as far as dog crossbreeding is concerned! Especially if two crossbreeds are bred together, then there are several different gene pools that are being dipped into. Try searching for any crossbreed that you can think of, I’m sure it exists! Heck, I have seen a Pit Bull Chihuahua blend before, and I don’t even want to know how that happened!

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  • Ed Qualls December 9, 2015, 8:11 am

    I have a white Chug that is amazingly loving—and (contrary to Pug-tendency) housebroken! (Use excitement and praise: celebrate when they get it right, and they won’t forget!) Two caveats. 1. Get their teeth cleaned and checked—often and regularly. (This actually applies to all breeds, but especially smaller ones, so find a vet with animal-dentistry credentials.) He suffered two cracked, dead molars, which had to be pulled. After these were fixed, he would sit on my lap, press his head against my chest and look up at me with what can only be described as gratitude. (Per my vet, cracked molars are [more] common among small breeds/dogs.) 2. Chugs can have collapsible tracheas, so be very careful when choosing restraints: get a non-choking (chest) halter, and don’t EVER use a collar for restraint! (Warn your groomer, too.)

    • VetDepot December 9, 2015, 8:36 am

      Awesome advice, thank you! Yes, you’re so right about smaller dogs needing to get their teeth cleaned regularly and pulled if they are becoming a problem. In my experience with shelter animals, rescue animals, and my own animals, bad teeth (especially in small dogs) goes hand in hand with congestive heart failure or other heart issues. It’s sad because many dogs – especially senior ones – at the shelter appear to have never had their teeth cleaned ever in their life. Very frustrating and horrible! What method do you use to clean their teeth? Do you get it done professionally or do you do it yourself? Thanks for your input! 🙂

  • MTW December 9, 2015, 7:52 pm

    Very irresponsible column.The creation of these fake breeds is a deplorable money making scheme. These so-called breeders know nothing of genetic disorders and chose their stock based on breed only. Instead of creating “hybrid vigor”. you can get the worst genetic traits of both breeds, Responsible breeders of purebred dogs select the finest stock,aim to improve the breed with each breeding, screen for and do their best to eliminate medical problems from their lines AND take,ideally, responsibility for the dog for it’s entire life. Dog shows don’t exist to select cute dogs,but the finest specimens of each breed to help ensure that the best dogs get recognized . Look at the shelters and see how many mies ike this are there. Often these cute breeds are impulse buys..and they cost way more than a purebred dog whose breeder will make sure the dog is the best choice for you and your lifestyle.

    • VetDepot December 10, 2015, 8:51 am

      In creating this post, my aim was to not glorify breeding and encourage people to create their own crossbreeds – it was to embrace the types of crossbreeds that are already out there and could perhaps be in the shelter at some point. I definitely share your frustration with irresponsible breeders who want to make money off of creating these “impulse buy” breeds. The reality is that a lot of these “designer dogs” still end up in the shelter anyway, so it is a very real possibility that someone may come across one if they are looking to adopt or rescue. I have volunteered regularly for over a year at a local county shelter, and also have an active role in the rescue scene locally, so I know the types of dogs that come into shelters. While I have never seen any Chugs or Golden Doxies in the shelter, I have seen Corgles, Pitskies, and similarly unusual combinations, such as a Pit Bull Basset Hound, Corgi Jindo mix, many types of Shepherd blends, and others as well. I personally think there should be absolutely NO BREEDING whatsoever, regardless of it being purebred OR a blend, even if it is a responsible breeder who is licensed and experienced. I wish there could be a complete moratorium on breeding until the shelter system isn’t murdering animals every day, but realistically that probably won’t happen.

  • Vickie Foster December 9, 2015, 10:15 pm

    A pit bull dachshund mix lives next door to me. She is cute – she is brindle colored, her ears stand straight up, she has a snout similar to a dachshund and her body size is comparable to the size of a Corgi. She has a delightful personalty.

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