Hybrid / Designer Breeds

Hybrid / Designer Breeds

The word ‘Hybrid’, when referring to genetics means, the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock.

A hybrid dog is not a BREED, it is a hybrid, which means it is a mix of more than one purebred dog.Hybrid breeds are either two breeds recognized by the AKC that are now being bred together to develop a new breed, or the term hybrid can mean a mating with a domestic dog and a wild animal, such as the wolf (wolf dogs) or coyote (coy dogs).

When two unregistered dogs cross-breed, we often call them mutts, usually when the parentage of one animal in the breeding is unknown.Another term that is becoming popular for mixed-breed dogs is the designer dog.

The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. But, be aware that even littermates from the same litter can exhibit a wide range of characteristics, depending on which mix of genes were passed by each of their parents to each individual pup, which can and probably will be different for each pup.

  • Afador (Afghan Hound/Labrador Retriever)
  • Afaird Afghan Retriever (Afghan Hound/Golden Retriever)
  • Alapaha Blue Blood Bull Boxer (Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog/Boxer)
  • American Bull Boxer American Bulldog/Boxer)
  • American Pit Bull Boxer (American Pit Bull Terrier/Boxer)
  • Basschshund Dachshund/Basset Hound Beago (Beagle/Golden Retriever)
  • Bea-tzu (Beagle/Shih-tzu)
  • Bepherd (Beagle/German Shepherd)
  • Blue Boxer, Blue Paul Boxer, Scottish Bull Boxer (Blue Paul (Scottish Bull Terrier)/Boxer) Boglen Terrier (Boston Terrier/Beagle) (also sometimes known as a Boston Beagle)
  • Bogle (Boxer/Beagle)
  • Borador (Border Collie/Labrador Retriever)
  • Bordachy (Pronounced /bʊə’dæ.ki/); Border Terrier/Dachshund)
  • Borderjack (Border Collie/Jack Russell Terrier)
  • Bordernese (Border Collie/Bernese Mountain Dog)
  • BoShih (Boston Terrier/Shih-Tzu)
  • Bospin (Boston Terrier/Miniature Pinscher)
  • Boxador (Boxer/Labrador Retriever)
  • Boxweiler (Boxer/Rottweiler)
  • Buggs, Bug, Buggle or Boston Pug (Boston terrier/Pug)
  • Catahoula Bull Boxer (Catahoula Bulldog/Boxer)
  • Cavachon (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel/Bichon)
  • Cheeks (Chihuahua/Pekingese)
  • Chi-Chon (Chihuahua/Bichon Frise) – also called a “Munchkin”
  • Chih-Bea (Pronounced /CHĒĒ-bēē/); Chihuahua/Beagle)
  • Chiweiner (Chihuahua/Dachshund). (Also known as Chihweenie)
  • Chug (Chihuahua/Pug)
  • Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel/Poodle)
  • Coteranian (Coton de Tulear/Pomeranian (dog))
  • Dachsador(Dachshund/Labrador)
  • Dalmador (Labrador Retriever/Dalmatian)
  • Dameranian (Dachshund/Pomeranian)
  • Daug (Dachshund/Pug)
  • Dorgi (Dachshund/Welsh Corgi)
  • Dorkie (Dachshund/Yorkshire Terrier)
  • Doxie-chon (Dachshund/Bichon Frise)
  • Doxle (Beagle/Dachshund)
  • EngAm Bulldog (American Bulldog/English Bulldog)
  • English Bull Boxer (English Bulldog/Boxer)
  • English Bullmatian (English Bulldog/Dalmatian)
  • English Boston-Bulldog (Boston Terrier/English Bulldog)
  • Faux Frenchbo Bulldog (Boston Terrier/French Bulldog)
  • French Bull Boxer (French Bulldog/Boxer) Frenchie Pug (French Bulldog/Pug)
  • Frengle (Beagle/French Bulldog)
  • Gerbrador Sheptriever (German Shepherd/Labrador Retriever)
  • Gerchowder (German Shepherd Dog/Chow Chow)
  • Germen Chusky (German Shepherd Dog/Husky/Chow Chow)
  • Golden Boxer (Golden Retriever/Boxer)
  • Golden Mountain Dog (Golden Retriever/Bernese Mountain Dog)
  • Goldmation (Golden Retriever/Dalmatian)
  • Gollie (Collie/Golden Retriever)
  • Irish Staffordshire Bull Boxer, Irish Staff Boxer (Irish Staffordshire Bull Terrier/Boxer) Jackabee (Jack Russell Terrier/Beagle)
  • Jack-a-Pug,Jug (Jack Russell Terrier/Pug)
  • Labernese (Labrador Retriever/Bernese Mountain Dog)
  • Labradane (Labrador Retriever/Great Dane)
  • Labradoodle (Labrador/Poodle)
  • Lab Rat Terrier (Labrador Retriever/Rat Terrier)
  • Miniature Schnoxie (Dachshund/Miniature Schnauzer)
  • Morkie (Maltese/Yorkshire Terrier)
  • Kelpie Collie (Australian Kelpie/Border Collie)
  • King Spaniel (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel/Cocker Spaniel)
  • Pit Bull Boxer (Bull Terrier/Boxer)
  • Pit Pei (American Pit Bull Terrier/Shar Pei)
  • Pointing Lab (Labrador Retriever/Pointer)
  • Pugalier (Pug/Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) Pugador (Pug/Labrador Retriever)
  • Pugger Spaniel (Pug/Cocker Spaniel)
  • Puggle (Pug/Beagle) – sometimes called a “Bug”
  • Pug Hound (Pug/Bassett Hound)
  • Reagle (Rottweiler/Beagle)
  • Shih Pom (Shih Tzu/Pomeranian)
  • Shollie German Shepherd Dog/Rough Collie
  • Staffordshire Bull Boxer (Staffordshire Bull Terrier/Boxer)
  • St. Weiler (Rottweiler/Saint Bernard)
  • Yo-Chon (Yorkshire Terrier/Bichon Frise)

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Afador dog breed

The Afador dog is a cross between an Afghan Hound and a Labrador Retriever. They may or may not be good with children.

Afaird Dog Breed

The Afaird is a cross between an Afghan Hound and a Briard. It is not recognized by any of the dog registries at this time.

Affen Spaniel hybrid dog

Affen Spaniel pictureThe Affen Spaniel is created by crossing the purebred Affenpinscher with the purebred Cocker Spaniel. It is considered a hybrid dog, meaning it is not purebred, however the lineage is known.

Affen Tzu hybrid dog