Sometimes the crosses are the cutest of all
By Catalina Barrios
Is your dog a mix?
The canine world is a beautiful place of so many experiences; the more I write and learn about dogs, the more I fall in love with them.
There are hundreds of dog breeds, each with unique characteristics and temperaments. These translate into a visual treat of colors, sizes, and textures. Have you wondered the result of combining some of these distinctive dog breeds? Wonderful things! In fact, the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which is like the Oscars for dogs, has a category dedicated to mixed breed dogs, otherwise known as “mutts”.
Enjoy this roundup of some of our favorite combinations. They are just adorable! Let us know which one is your favorite. Yes, you can even pick more than one…
1. Pitsky (Pitbull + Husky)
The Pitsky is the mix between an American Pit Bull Terrier and a Siberian or Alaskan Husky. They are the perfect companion for dog owners who enjoy being active and engaged with their pet; Pitskies get frustrated if left alone for long periods of time.
2. Chug (Chihuahua + Pug)
How adorable! I want one. This dog is your best bet if you can’t decide between a Chihuahua and a Pug. In return, you will have the best of both worlds. Chugs are great for families with children, as well as seniors. They are very affectionate and learn tricks fast. They are very playful and enjoy daily walks.
3. Yoranian (Pomeranian +Yorkie Mix)
Yoranians are also known as “Porkie” or “Yorkie-Pom”, are as affectionate as Yorkshire Terriers and as energetic as Pomeranian. These cute dogs can weigh between 3 to 7 pounds and live up to 15 years. Porkies, which are a recognized type of “designer dog”, love to exercise and don’t enjoy being left alone for a long time. They respond well to training and are very friendly and playful.
4. Chipin (Chihuahua + Miniature Pinscher)
These adorable dogs are also called “minchi” or “chi-pin” and can be born with a number of different coat colors, including: black, tan, black and tan, cream, white, chocolate and golden. They are cheerful, energetic and are very vocal about their protectiveness. This can be seen when barking to strangers. Chipins require, as most dogs, regular exercise. If they are not involved in daily activities they will end up running around the house barking.