Between the ‘poo’s and the ‘chi’s, you can’t help but smile at some of these small hybrid dog breeds. You’ll really fall in love with them when you see their curly coats and pointy ears, big personalities and just how much affection they have for their humans. Here are our favorite Top 10 Small Hybrid Dogs:
On top of a Dachshund’s body and Pomeranian facial features, the Dameranian has a long coat in a range of dark and light colors. They’re loving, social dogs who need to play. Dameranians are also an intelligent hybrid, which should make training less difficult.
When it comes to hybrid dogs, Pomchis take the top spot for big personality. You’ll always see the Pomeranian-Chihuahua breed come toward you with love (and you’ll also see its pointy ears). Pomchis are also brave – even though they stand between 6 to 10 inches.
If you’re an energetic person, your companion dog is a Yorkiepoo, a cross between a Yorkshire Terrier and Toy or Miniature Poodle. Both of its parent breeds are intelligent, hypoallergenic ones, meaning the Yorkiepoo is a smart pooch with a wavy coat that won’t shed.
Although its coat will vary, you can bet a Jug’s ears are flapping when it runs toward you. The Jack Russell Terrier-Pug hybrid is mostly low maintenance, although they are active dogs. You’ll often see its scrunched, Pug-like face socialize with other pets, making it a great hybrid for those already with animals.
Maltipoos can easily go from cuddling up in your lap to going out on a walk. The Maltese-Poodle hybrid is a sweet family pet that barely sheds. Maltipoos can get a bit clingy so they shouldn’t be left along for long periods of time.
Children and other pets will enjoy having a caring Dorkie around. The breed, a Dachshund-Yorkshire Terrier mix, comes with a long, medium thick coat and not many exercise needs. They can be a little stubborn, but these pups are trainable.
You would think a teddy bear is somewhere in this dog mix, but Cavapoos are part Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle. Their curly coats require grooming, and their loving personalities require a family-oriented human. Cavapoos’ social attitudes are great for children, too.
Puggles, a hybrid with a Pug’s wrinkly face and Beagle’s muscular body, are family and dog friendly; you’ll often see them look for some form of human contact. Because they’re so easy to befriend and get along with, you’ll be playing with a Puggle in no time.
Small dogs still need exercise, and a Cockapoo (combination of an American or English Cocker Spaniel and Poodle) is no exception. From playing fetch to swimming, Cockapoos are great family pets who will thank you for walks to the park.
It’s not only the small stature that makes Chiweenies great for children, but also the dogs’ cheerful attitude. Chiweenies, a Dachshund-Chihuahua mix, can be difficult to train. However, the active, petite pups are low maintenance and wonderful additions to families with children.