Have you ever seen a Whoodle? How about a Boxador, Shorkie, or Goberian? They sound funny, but these are real creatures! They're actually new dog breeds created via crossbreeding. And while the unique breeds are just as cute as their combination style names, not every dog lover is a fan. But before you decide your stance, take a look at the on-the-rise cross-bred dogs that are getting so much attention.
Chihuahua is a very hard word to spell. So someone had the genius idea of breeding it with a Pug to get the far simpler, if rather less cute-sounding, Chug. Fortunately, though, this breed could hardly be more adorable, as Buttercup here illustrates. Like both of its parents, the Chug is a dog that’s compact in size but huge in character.
The Gerberian Shepsky, or Shepsky for short, is what happens when German Shepherd and Siberian Husky genes collide. And while they may be fluffy on the outside, underneath is a frame built for hard work. In fact, these pooches often serve in the police force or military. This highly intelligent and attentive breed makes an excellent guard dog but is best suited to a larger family home rather than an apartment.
It may sound like a playground insult, but this is actually the combination of a Chihuahua and a Dachshund — or wiener dog. And if the name Chiweenie isn’t enough to raise a chortle, how about its other monikers of Choxie, German Taco, Mexican Hot Dog, or — surely a winner at Scrabble — the Weeniehuahua? Despite their comically short legs, website Dogtime.com reckons they make excellent guard dogs due to their “yappy” temperaments.
Mixing a Siberian Husky with a Chow Chow makes what is known as both a Chusky or a Chowski. Either way, the end result resembles an explosion in a floof factory. According to the website Groom Arts, the Chusky has been in the world for approximately two decades. And although Chow Chows can become aggressive without a firm hand, the mellow nature of the Husky seems to cancel out this trait. The result? A laid-back, highly intelligent breed.