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We know that purebred dogs are adorable. But when it comes to dogs, sometimes, two dog breeds are better than one. Below, we'll give you the top 10 prettiest mixed dog breeds.

There are now hundreds of dog breeds worldwide, and 197 of them are recognized by the American Kennel Club. And a lot of the dog breeds that were left out were not purebreds.

But that doesn't mean they are not beautiful or cute. There are a lot of mixed dog breeds that are just as adorable or maybe even cuter than purebred dogs.

Even though these mixed dog breeds are not in the official dog beauty contests, these pups are not only charming but sometimes healthier than their purebred counterparts.

Below, we've round up 10 of the prettiest mixed dog breeds. Whether they are classic breeds or the newer crosses that you still might not have heard of, there are still plenty of beautiful puppies!

If you think you can handle all the cuteness below, we dare you to scroll down right now! Also, keep in mind that we made this list in no particular order.

It is also worth noting that Poodles are one of the most popular dog breeds to use as a parent when it comes to mixing breeds.

It's all thanks to their low-shedding and hypoallergenic coats. Also, Poodles come in three sizes which are Toy, Miniature, and Standard.

The 10 Prettiest Mixed Dog Breeds

Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel + Poodle)

Height: 12 -15 inches

Weight: 6 -30 pounds (19 pounds on average)

Lifespan: 12-15 years

Temperament

Let's start the prettiest mixed dog breeds list off with the crossbreed of the Cocker Spaniel and Poodle. The temperament of the Cockapoo relies on how they were raised.

Cockapoo has an outgoing nature and they are most likely to get along with anyone they meet (with proper socialization and training, of course). These dogs are intelligent like the Poodle as well as socially active, and hypoallergenic.

Pet parents love them for their manageable size and their obedient personality. The Cockapoo dog breed is great for new dog owners.

They are also excellent playmates to add to your pup at home. They don't discriminate against anyone. Instead, they love making new friends wherever they go.

These dogs love the attention and will happily give back joy to anyone they meet.

Possible Health Problems

Just like any dog breed, the Cockapoo dog breed is prone to certain types of health issues. It is best advised to find a reputable breeder if you want to adopt a dog.

A responsible breeder can show you health clearances from the dog's parents. You'll be able to see if they are cleared for any hereditary diseases.

For instance, purebred Poodles and Cocker Spaniels are known to be prone to Patellar Luxation. This means Cockapoos can also develop loose kneecaps.

In addition, Cockapoos are also prone to having cataracts, hip dysplasia, ear infections, and allergies.

Cavapoo dog breed

Cavapoo (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel + Poodle)

Height: 9 -14 inches

Weight: 9 -25 pounds

Lifespan: 12-15 years

Temperament

Cavapoos are friendly and sweet. They are also good with children which makes them excellent family pets.

Cavapoos are very affectionate dogs. They love to spend their time with you all the time, which can lead to separation anxiety at times. That is why training them to be alone at an early start is essential.

These dogs are also not excessive barkers. So if you're looking for a guard dog, Cavapoos is not the breed for you.

Again, they are part Poodle which makes them an intelligent breed. They are eager to please and easy to train dogs.

Possible Health Problems

Generally, the Cavapoo is a healthy dog breed. But just like any other pup, you should be aware of these diseases that they are prone to.

Just like the Cockapoo, the Cavapoo dog breed is also prone to Patellar Luxation. Other than that, they are prone to cataracts, Hip Dysplasia, and Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA).

It is also worth noting that Cavapoos are prone to weight gain. If you're not providing the required amount of exercise and giving them the proper diet, it can slowly lead to obesity and even heart problems.

Aussipom

Aussiepom ( Australian Shepherd + Pomeranian) 

Height: 12 -17 inches

Weight: 10 -30 pounds

Lifespan: 12-15 years

Temperament

Thirdly, the Aussipom. I mean, can you say anything else? Look at that pup, it's probably one of the most adorable dogs you've ever seen!

The Aussipom is not the type of dog to be left alone for even a period. These dog breeds love human companions and they always like to be involved. When they are ignored, they'll become destructive and can develop separation anxiety.

On the other hand, their part shepherd side helps them to be great alert dogs. They can tell you when an intruder or a stranger is approaching your home.

But all in all, the Aussipom just loves to be with their person and to cuddle up in bed. They love to display lots of affection.

Possible Health Problems

The Aussipom dog breed is predisposed to some of the same health issues that the Australian Shepherd and the Pomeranian also face. Two possible health issues that an Aussiepom can encounter are knee and joint ailments.

Other health issues to look out for are:

  • Dental and Gum problems
  • Blindness
  • Deafness

Prettiest Mixed Dog Breed Pomsky

Pomsky (Pomeranian + Husky)

Height: 10-15 inches

Weight: 7-38 pounds

Lifespan: 13-15 years

Temperament

Now for the second Pomeranian cross breed, we give you the Pomsky! Pomsky is a designer breed of dog that is a mix of the Pomeranian and the Siberian Husky. Pomskies are cute and funny, and they love to be the center of attention.

Pomskies are a little bit like stand-up comedians. They know that their behaviors or antics can get plenty of adoration from their person or other humans.

On the other hand, Pomskies are vocal dogs and they can get on the neighbor's nerves once in a while. They tend to howl and whine and they inherited these things from their Husky parents.

They are also suitable for apartment life. That means if you're living in the city, this could be the right pup for you.

However, a lot of people tend to adopt these pups just because they are so adorable. Don't be like them. Research them and their needs.

There are now numerous Pomskies that even end up in shelter or rescue organizations just because people realize that they are not ready to give their Pomsky's needs.

Possible Health Problems

Pomskies can develop the common health problems of both their Husky and Pomeranian parents. A few of these health issues are:

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Eye Problems
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart Problems
  • Skin Problems
  • Collapsing Trachea

Prettiest Mixed Dog Breed Alusky

Alusky (Alaskan Malamute + Husky)

Height: 26-28 inches

Weight: 60-100 pounds

Lifespan: 10-15 years

Temperament

Now for the first large-sized dog breed on our list, we'll give you the combination of the Alaskan Malamute and Husky, the Alusky.

The Alusky dog breed is not just elegant and beautiful, they are also outgoing! However, for this certain dog breed, it would be best if you're on the cooler side of the world as they love the cold weather.

These dogs have lots of energy that's why exercise and playtime are essential. As the dog owner, you must burn off their excess energy. Remember that a tired puppy is a happy puppy.

I would not recommend this dog to new dog owners as huskies tend to be stubborn. You'll need a lot of patience and a lot of energy to match this kind of dog.

Possible Health Problems

One of the main health problems that the Alusky is prone to is ear infections due to the thick fur surrounding their ears. Also, due to their large size, they are prone to hip problems like Hip Dysplasia.

Labsky

Labsky (Labrador Retriever + Siberian Husky)

Height: 20 – 28 inches

Weight: 35 -80 pounds

Lifespan: 10-12 years

Temperament

Labskies are the perfect combination of intelligence and prettiness. They are very loving dogs with lots of energy.

Be sure to plan out activities to ensure that they are physically and mentally stimulated. Even though Huskies are known to be bored easily during training, it is well countered by Labs' eagerness to please.

Also, if you're not a fan of fur, this is not the dog for you. Labsky tends to shed like crazy!

Possible Health Problems

Just like their parents, the Husky and the Lab, Labskies are also prone to Hip Dysplasia, Allergies, and other eye problems.

Prettiest Mixed Dog Breeds Goberian

Goberian (Golden Retriever + Siberian Husky)

Height: 22 – 24 inches

Weight: 50 -90 pounds

Lifespan: 10-15 years

Temperament

Goberian is a cross between the Golden Retriever and Siberian Husky. Goberians are very friendly as they enjoy being around people. I guess you can say that they also love the attention. They probably know how adorable they are.

Their main temperament is that they love to be around humans and display friendly characteristics. They are also loyal and very alert. They can easily tell you when strangers are approaching.

On the other hand, Goberians are best for people who have lots of backyard space. They are super energetic and active. If you love to hike and camp, this is the dog for you!

Possible Health Problems

Goberians are generally a healthy mixed dog breed but just like any other dog, they can suffer from health issues just like their parent breeds.

A few examples of these are:

  • Epilepsy
  • Heart Issues
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Osteochondritis dissecans

Bernedoodle Poodle Mix

Bernedoodle (Bernese Mountain Dog + Poodle)

Height: 18 – 29 inches

Weight: 25 -90 pounds

Lifespan: 12-15 years

Temperament

The Bernedoodle is one of the best companion dogs out there. They got the charm and goofiness of the Poodle and they got the loyalty and affection of the Bernese Mountain Dog.

Just like Berners, Bernedoodles are the happiest when they are with their person.

However, since this breed hasn't been around that long, it will be hard for dog owners to determine their temperaments. Some Bernedoodles get more Poodle traits and some resemble more to the Bernese Mountain Dogs.

But all in all, they are very fun to be around. They are adorable dogs that love to cuddle. A good thing to know is that just like Poodles, they come in three sizes: tiny, miniature, and standard.

This can help you choose what size of a cuddle buddy would you like to have.

Possible Health Problems

Bernedoodles are healthier than their dog parents. They also have a longer lifespan than the Bernese Mountain Dog.

Again, since this crossbreed has not been around that long, it'll be hard for us to determine certain illnesses that they are prone to. But as a pet owner, you need to be prepared for any health problems that might occur.

Prettiest Mixed Dog breeds Border Sheepdog

Border Sheepdog (Border Collie + Shetland Sheepdog)

Height: 16 – 22 inches

Weight: 25 -42 pounds

Lifespan: 10 – 17 years

Temperament

The Border Sheepdogs is the crossbreed of the Border Collie and Shetland Sheepdog. They are great working dogs. Working on a job is their passion.

Combining the two dog breeds above, you'll get a very smart and energetic dog. If you're planning to adopt a Border Sheepdog, make sure to give exercise to them not just physically, but also mentally.

In addition, the Border Sheepdog is also a great watchdog but they tend to bark a lot. They are also easy to train due to their high intelligence.

Possible Health Problems

Just like any other dog breed, regular vet checkups are recommended to keep your dog happy and healthy. Border Sheepdogs are prone to the same conditions that the Border Collie and Shetland Sheepdog also face.

For instance, here are health problems that the Border Sheepdogs might suffer:

  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Collie Eye Anomaly

Border Collie Sheltie

Border Collie-Sheltie (Border Collie + Shetland Sheepdog)

Height: 16 – 22 inches

Weight: 25 – 45 pounds

Lifespan: 12 – 15 years

Temperant

Don’t be caught by its beauty, the Border Collie Sheltie is more than its beautiful looks. The Border Collie Sheltie Mix is an amazing mix breed with twice the energy it’s size.

They may seem like your average lap dog but this crossbreed thrives on work and outdoors. 

Border Collie Sheltie can keep the energy up and move, so they’re perfect as exercise companies too. They are quite vigilant as well, so make sure to socialize and train them early.

They’re great with their owners but they may not find the company of children relaxing so do mind supervising them.

Border Collie Shelties are extremely smart from their breed origin’s temperament of working alongside cattle and sheep. They thrive on working on their mental and physical abilities.

Possible Health Problems

Sadly, there are several diseases that Border Collie Sheltie has inherited from both its breed origin. Some are major concerns but regular checkups, prevention, and immediate attention can help.

  • Cancer
  • Cataracts
  • Collie Eye Anomaly
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Eyelid Defects
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Pannus
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosis

Goldendoodles

Goldendoodle (Golden Retriever + Poodle)

Height: 17 – 21 inches

Weight: 50 – 90 pounds

Lifespan: 10 – 15 years

Temperant

The last one on our list for the prettiest mixed dog breeds is, of course, half poodle again.

From the sound of their name, it already comes off as silly and fun. With a twist of charm and beauty, that’s the Goldendoodle! 

Goldendoodle is one of the best companions in the mixed breed category. They are a relatively new breed but they are gaining quite a lot of fans.

They are very energetic and friendly, just like the Golden Retriever and their Poodle origin. 

Goldendoodle has this velcro tendency so they’re best not to be left alone. They are known to be quite playful and energetic so they may need more exercise and playtime to burn off that excess energy. 

They are great as family dogs but may require early socialization and training to recognize situations that they’re not familiar with. 

Possible Health Problems

Sadly, there are several diseases that Goldendoodle has inherited from its breed origin. 

  • Atopic Dermatitis 
  • Cancer
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Patella Luxation
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Seizure
  • Willebrand Disease

Frequently Asked Questions About the Prettiest Crossbreed Dogs

What is the most popular crossbreed dog?

Crossbreeds are now gaining popularity as the years go by. As dog owners seek out the best companion for them, they are now looking for crossbreed dogs.

Here are the most popular or most searched crossbreed dogs:

  • Cockapoo
  • Maltipoo
  • Labradoodle
  • Sprocker Spaniel
  • Puggle
  • Cavachon
  • Schnoodle

What is the rarest dog breed?

There are now hundreds of dog breeds worldwide and I know it's pretty hard to choose from these adorable pets. But from the list above, certain breeds are lesser-known.

Here are the rarest mixed dog breeds out there:

  1. Norwegian Lundehund
  2. Lagotto Romagnolo
  3. Azawakh
  4. Otterhound
  5. Mudi

What is the strangest mixed breed dog?

Now that we've discussed the rarest and most popular breeds, you might be asking what is the strangest mixed dog breed. Even though they are weird, they are still cute in their own way.

Here are a few examples of weird mixed dog breeds:

  • Bospin (Boston Terrier x Miniature Pinscher)
  • Pithuahua (Pit Bull x Chihuahua)
  • Beabull (Beagle x Bulldog)
  • Morkie (Maltese x Yorkshire Terrier)
  • Daniff (Great Dane x Mastiff)

Prettiest Mixed Dog Breeds Final Thoughts

A crossbreed is a dog whose parents are of two different breeds or a mixture of several other breeds.

But when it comes to determining the prettiest mixed dog breeds, this all just comes down to the preference of the owner.

Some of you might look at a specific dog differently than others. But at the end of the day, they are still loveable pets that need loving and care.

We must make sure that they'll live their full happy life.

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