Hybrid dogs seem to be great ideas while sometimes it may just seem – pointless or misguided, to say the least. Well, there is the puppy for every personality. With time, the demand for hybrid pups have increased so is the enthusiasm of the breeders to produce a unique litter-mate. There is a belief that blending different breeds of dogs, helps to fuse enviable attributes while separating the undesirable ones. They also believe it helps achieve “hybrid vigor,” which are gained when the gene pool of a dog is widened by outcrossing . Hybrid dogs are bred by means of the deliberate crossing of two unrelated pure-breds to produce a dog that shares the best individual personality of both, as well as benefitting from the advantages of hybrid vigor. Scoured through the internet and most searched, and truly maths at its finest, here is a list of the best Hybrid dogs :
10. Czechoslovakian Wolfdog
Also Known as :
- Ceskoslovensky Vlcak
- Slovak Wolfdog
- Czech Wolfdog
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is the result of the crossing of a German Shepherd Dog with a Carpathian Wolf done to combine the fierce quality of the wolf with the loyal companion qualities of the dog.
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is very attractive, active and loyal. It does not need much time to develop a strong social relationship with master and the members of a family or any other pets.
This dog is very playful and great learner and should be trained properly as it has a genetic buildup of the wolf, known to be aggressive and can harm other pets and members of the family if not trained properly. It has the litter size of 4-8 puppies and can live up to 12-16 years.
9. Flat Corgi Retriever
Also Known as:
This dog was developed in England in the mid-1800s. Its ancestry includes the Labrador, Newfoundland, spaniel-type water dogs, setter, and sheepdog. The flat corgi retriever was developed as a double purpose retriever and still he is popular for it.
The Flat-Coated Retriever is an active dog full of energy, excitement, and cheerfulness. It is fun loving, outgoing and confident.
It is large and athletic, with the familiar retriever shape, has a pretty feathered coat, is a cheerful tail-wagger, is polite with everyone and is peaceful with other animals. The Flat-Coated Retriever is a pro-active breed who requires at least 90 minutes of exercise per day and are therefore definitely not recommended for apartments.
Talking about the life span and its weight it has about 10 to 12 years life span and about 55 to 70 pound weight.
8. Dachshund and Poodle Mix
Also Known as :
The Doxiedoodle is usually a mix of the two dogs Poodle and the Dachshund. It is a medium sized cross breed and is especially a popular mixed breed in the Southern states of America.
This dog is small to medium in size. Coat type varies from short to long, straight to curly, harsh to rough.
It can be a very good pet and a good friend to a child. However, it needs a slow introduction from a young age for socialization.
It is excellent for apartments and is best for new owners as it can be easily trained and does not need long exercise.
It has good heat and cold tolerance.
It weights up to 5-30 pounds and has the life span of 10-15 years.
Also Known as :
- Other names:
- American Labradoodle
- Standard Labradoodle
It is a cross between the Labrador Retriever and the Poodle. Types of Labradoodles include the Australian Labradoodle, a purebred dog and the American Labradoodle, a hybrid dog.
This dog is highly intelligent, affectionate, social and cheerful. It is loyal, friendly, eager to please, gentle and kind and they are so into pleasing the owner. It quickly learns basic commands and loves playing with and interacting with owner and other people, hence are social However, needs training from early age and should be continued throughout the life for its socialization and activities. It is an attention seeker and is not recommended for people who cannot give much time.
Labradoodles live for 12 to 14 years and weigh up to 50 to 65 pounds.
6. Labrador Husky
- Husky Lab Mix
- Lab Husky Mix
- Labrador Retriever Husky Mix
It is a medium to large mixed breed that results by breeding two most loved dogs in the world, a Labrador retriever with a Siberian Husky.
This dog is multi-talented with great at activities that include ability to judge, useful in police and military, search and rescue, tracking drugs and people. It is a best guide dog for the blind, hunting, service dog for the disabled, watchdog and carting. Coat type varies from Short to medium, silky and double.
It socializes very easily, and is good with other dogs. It can live in small apartment and are moderately good with new owners. It is easy to train but as Husky Lab Mix is highly active, it needs a lot of exercises so it is not recommended for people who cannot give much time for its care. It is not as fast as its Siberian or Alaskan cousins as is has been bred for strength.
It can weigh up to 40 to 60 Kg and can live for 10 to 15 years.
Also known as Labweiller, Labrottie is a hybrid dog produced by the cross between Labrador retriever and Rottweiler. This hybrid cross was recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club as the Labrottie.
It comes in variety of styles and their appearance depending upon the dominant genes they inherit. Labweiller is very protective affectionate, intelligent, loyal, protective, and quiet. It has a kind, pleasant, outgoing and tractable temperament. It is a self-confident dog which has an inherent desire to protect home. It is known for strength, adaptability, support to work and a great company. In summary, it is an all-purpose dog.
It can weigh upto 75-105 pounds and can live for 11 years on average.
- Aussie Sheprador
This dog is a product of cross between the Australian Shepherd and the Labrador Retriever.
It is a very friendly, well-mannered and patient dog. It is affectionate, alert, cheerful, energetic and gentle. Training the Aussiedor is easier, hence is a great dog for first-time owners. Aussiedor obey and listen well and quickly. However, more patience and perseverance to train is necessary. This dog is better be adopted by people with much space as it can play for hours, and it enjoys the outdoors.
This dog needs a lot of exercise and outdoor activities and are recommended for people with enough time for their dogs. Its weight range is between 35 to 55 pounds and can live for 10 to 12 years.
It is a mix of the Cocker Spaniel with the Poodle. It has very lovable nature, is affectionate and is
easily trainable. Coat type include Single, long, wavy to curly. It has good heat and cold tolerance and so can adapt in every place. It can be a very good family pet as it is gentle and kind. It is good with children and other pets as well. It is even a great apartment dweller and are excellent pets for new owners. They need low to moderate exercise however they have a chance to be one of those obese dogs They can weight about 6 – 24 pounds and live for 12 – 18 years..
A mixture of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Poodle gives you a miniature toy dog “Cavapoo”. The coat of the breed is soft and be wavy or curly.
This dog is playful, loyal, affectionate, and friendly, is usually calm, good in nature, with a sweet temperament. It does not do well in households where they will be left alone for long periods of time so it not recommended for such people.
It has good tolerance to heat and cold and can be adopted in any part of world and is a good family pet as they easily socialize and good with kids. It needs moderate exercise and can weigh 7 to 18 pounds.
It has life span of 12 to 15 years.
- Beagle/ Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Mix
The Beaglier is a small cross breed known to be energetic, gentle, lovable, active, quiet, and gentle. It is also intelligent and confident by nature.
It is a cross between the Beagle and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
It is a very sensitive dog and can be a very good family pet as this dog loves being with people and playing with kids. It can develop a special relationship with children and other pets in family. It socializes easily and is a good apartment dweller. It can be a good pet for new owners. Training this kind of dog is moderately hard and can be tricky.
This dog can grow up to size of 10 to 25 pounds and can live for 12 to 14 years.
Final Conclusion :
A breed can be defined as a fluid and often unforgiving amalgam of the tastes and skills of every person breeding it. In the same case, breeders are also willingly offering us new pups which we don’t know enough to find fault with. Well, if they can’t produce the perfect dog, they can at least sustain its promise. The hybrid dog’s charm may be its unpredictability; we never know what’s waiting for us. It gives us the illusion of the perfect companion. Dogs have always been a product of their times. Throughout the years to this day, breeding two pure-bred has always promised: the chance to produce a custom quintessential, convenient, useful animal suited to our needs, whatever they happen to be.