List of dog crossbreeds

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A group of Labradoodle assistance dogs

This is a list of common dog crossbreeds. These are crossbreed dogs created deliberately by crossing two purebred dogs. Some are known as "designer dogs" and are bred as companion dogs, often given portmanteau names derived from those of the parent breeds, others are bred for to combine specific working qualities inherent in the parent breeds.

Name Picture Parent breeds and notes
American Staghound Staghound.jpg Cross of different sighthound breeds; bred in the United States as hunting dogs.[1]
Beaglier Beagliers love a good walk.JPG Cross of a Beagle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel; first deliberately bred in the 1990s by designer dog breeders in Australia as a companion dog with the aim of reducing the scent-hunting drive common in Beagles.[2]
Cavoodle or Cavapoo Hero.cavoodle.jpg Cross of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Poodle; first deliberately bred by designer dog breeders in Australia as a companion dog with similar traits to the Cockapoo, but in a smaller size.[3]
Chiweenie Hair length variations among Chiweenies.jpg Cross of a Chihuahua and a Dachshund.[4]
Chorkie 3-fully-vaccinated-chorkie-puppies-for-sale.jpg Cross of a Chihuahua and a Yorkshire Terrier.[5]
Chug Lucy the Chug.jpg Cross of a Chihuahua and a Pug.[6]
Cockapoo Cockapoo apricot standing.jpg Cross of a Cocker Spaniel and a Miniature Poodle;[7] bred as companion dogs. Cocker Spaniels and Poodles have been deliberately crossed by designer dog breeders in the United States from the 1960s onward.[8]
Dorgi Young dorgi.jpg Cross of a Dachshund and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi;[9] they were first bred when one of Queen Elizabeth's Corgis mated with Pipkin, a Dachshund that belonged to Princess Margaret; the Queen found them so appealing that a number of subsequent matings were arranged.[10]
Gerberian Shepsky Dolce sc2.jpg Cross of a German Shepherd and a Siberian Husky;[11] it has the German Shepherd's upright ears and coat colour and the Siberian Husky's thick coat, marginally wider face and mask.[11]
Goldador Goldador dog Holly.jpg Cross of a Golden Retriever and a Labrador Retriever; examples have been used as guide dogs, search and rescue dogs, and drug detection dogs, as well as companion dogs.[12]
Goldendoodle Goldendoodle standing.jpg Cross of a Golden Retriever and a Poodle.[13] Bred as a companion dog, designer dog breeders in Australia and the United States first started deliberately crossing Golden Retrievers with Standard Poodles in the 1990s as an alternative to the Labradoodle.[14][15]
Jackabee Nigel03.jpg Cross of a Jack Russell Terrier and a Beagle.[5]
Jug Jug dog Albert.jpg Cross of a Jack Russell Terrier and a Pug.[6]
Kangaroo hound Kangaroo Greyhound from 1915.JPG Cross of different sighthound breeds; bred in Australia for hunting ability.[16]
Labradoodle Labradoodle-male-australian-9-months.jpg Cross of a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle;[17] first bred in Australia in the 1980s with the hope of creating a guide dog suitable for blind people that are allergic to dog hair; now a popular companion dog.[18]
Longdog Longdog.jpg Cross of different sighthound breeds; bred in the British Isles as hunting dogs.[19]
Lurcher Lurcher Image 003.jpg Traditionally a cross of a Collie and a Greyhound, but can be any herding dog or terrier crossed with a sighthound; bred in the British Isles as hunting dogs.[20]
Mal-shi Maltzu-abby.jpg Cross of a Maltese and a Shih Tzu; first deliberately bred by Australian designer dog breeders in the 1990s as companion dogs.[21]
Cross of a Maltese and a Poodle[22]
Peekapoo Female pekeapoo.jpg Cross of a Pekingese and a Poodle.[23]
Pomchi Hitomi the Pomchi.jpg Cross of a Pomeranian and a Chihuahua, the Pomchi is bred as a small lap dog; height usually ranges from 6 to 9 inches (15.2 to 22.9 cm) and weight 2 to 5 pounds (0.9 to 2.3 kg), it can be any solid colour or parti-colour.[24]
Puggle Charlie the Puggle.jpg Cross of a Pug and a Beagle.[25] Puggles were first bred as companion dogs in the 1990s in the United States, where they remain very popular; they are typically 13–15 in (33–38 cm) in height and 18–30 lb (8.2–13.6 kg) in weight.[26]
Schnoodle SchnoodleTopNEW.JPG Cross of a Schnauzer and a Poodle;[27] bred as companion dogs from the 1980s onward, they can be bred from Miniature, Standard or Giant Schnauzers crossed with Toy, Miniature or Standard Poodles; the offspring vary in size according to the various parent size varieties bred.[28]
Sheepadoodle Sheepadoodle.JPG Cross of an Old English Sheepdog and a Poodle.[29]
Shih-poo Shihpoo.jpg Cross of a Shih Tzu and a Poodle;[30] bred as a companion dog with the possibility of it inheriting a hypoallergenic coat; height ranges from 9 to 14 inches (23 to 36 cm) and weight ranges from 9 to 16 pounds (4.1 to 7.3 kg).[31]
Springador Also called the Labradinger; a cross of an English Springer Spaniel and a Labrador Retriever; often the result of unplanned matings, they are often used as gundogs; height ranges from 18 to 22 inches (46 to 56 cm) and weight ranges from 55 to 90 pounds (25 to 41 kg).[32]
Texas Heeler Ziggy Lucero Sessoms 3.11.JPG Cross of an Australian Cattle Dog (a.k.a. Blue Heeler) and either an Australian Shepherd or a Border Collie; bred in the United States for the crosses’ ability to work cattle.[33]
Westiepoo Westiepoo age 7.jpg Cross of a West Highland White Terrier and a Poodle.[34]
Yorkiepoo Yorkipoo.jpg Cross of a Yorkshire Terrier and a Poodle;[35] bred as a companion dog; the Yorkiepoo, despite variations, is one of the smallest poodle crossbreeds produced by designer dog breeders.[36]
Zuchon Zuchon.jpg Cross of a Shih Tzu and a Bichon Frisé; bred as a companion dog.[37]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Morris (2001), p. 52.
  2. ^ Woolf (2007), p. 104.
  3. ^ Hale (2008), p. 204.
  4. ^ "Dogs 101: Chiweenie". Animal Planet. Retrieved June 19, 2021.
  5. ^ a b Andersen (2006).
  6. ^ a b Mooallem (2007).
  7. ^ Oxford University Press (2019), "Cockapoo".
  8. ^ Fogle (2009), p. 393.
  9. ^ Oxford University Press (2019), "Dorgi".
  10. ^ Morris (2001), p. 499.
  11. ^ a b Conklin (2019).
  12. ^ Woolf (2007), p. 30.
  13. ^ Oxford University Press (2019), "Goldendoodle".
  14. ^ Woolf (2007), p. 52.
  15. ^ DK Publishing (2013), p. 294.
  16. ^ Hancock (2012), pp. 104–105.
  17. ^ Oxford University Press (2019), "Labradoodle".
  18. ^ Fogle (2009), p. 392.
  19. ^ Oxford University Press (2019), "Longdog".
  20. ^ Hancock (2012), p. 90.
  21. ^ Woolf (2007), p. 92.
  22. ^ Merriam-Webster (2020), "Maltipoo".
  23. ^ HarperCollins (2020), "Peekapoo".
  24. ^ Gagne (2007), pp. 16–17.
  25. ^ Oxford University Press (2019), "Puggle".
  26. ^ Woolf (2007), pp. 98–100.
  27. ^ Merriam-Webster (2020), "Schnoodle".
  28. ^ Woolf (2007), pp. 46–47.
  29. ^ Weird But True (2018), p. 45.
  30. ^ Hochberg (2007), p. 141.
  31. ^ Pickeral (2014), p. 292.
  32. ^ DK Publishing (2013), p. 295.
  33. ^ Vorwald Dohner (2016), p. 219.
  34. ^ Choron & Choron (2005), p. 211.
  35. ^ Merriam-Webster (2020), "Yorkie-poo".
  36. ^ Woolf (2007), p. 80.
  37. ^ Hall (2016), p. 444.