14 Best Mixed Dog Breeds For Families

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By helloBARK!
Updated on 31 October 2022

Are you looking for a hybrid dog to add to your family?

If you’ve been thinking about getting a dog to your family home, you may want to consider a cross breed or hybrid dog.

There are lots of wonderful examples of hybrid dogs who can make excellent pets and companion animals.

It’s worth remembering that mixed breeds can inherit different traits from each parent so it’s difficult to predict the temperament of each member of the cross breed.

In this article, we’re going to hear from a range of experts, including veterinarians and pet behaviorists, to hear their recommendations for the best mixed dog breeds for families.

Puggle

The Puggle, often known as a Pug and Beagle hybrid, is a wonderful pet for a warm and accepting household. The Pug is the perfect combination of both worlds!

Puggles are energetic and curious like beagles but are also sociable and cuddly like pugs. Additionally, when the puppy grows, its snout will be longer, which will result in fewer respiratory problems

Suggested by Erin Mastopietro, Founder Of Dope Dog

Cavachon

Cavachon puppy (Photo: Adobe Stock)

Cavachon puppy (Photo: Adobe Stock)

Cavachon is a mixed dog breed cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Bichon Frise. They are small dogs with soft, silky coats that can be either white, cream, or brown. They are known for being friendly, affectionate, and good with children.

Cavachons do not require much exercise and are content to snuggle on the couch with their family. They are also low-shedding, which makes them a good choice for families with allergies.

Suggested by Jennifer Mecham, Writer At Reptiles Blog

Pomsky

Pomsky is a cross breed between a Husky and Pomeranian (Photo: Adobe Stock)

Pomsky is a cross breed between a Husky and Pomeranian (Photo: Adobe Stock)

Born from Pomeranian and Husky parents, a Pomsky is a downsized, fluffier version of a Siberian Husky. These affectionate pups are fiercely loyal and playful companions, traits they inherit from both parent breeds.

They have the thick coat of a husky but remain relatively easy to groom and you don’t have to worry about drool getting in your furniture. Standing about a foot tall and only moderate exercise needs, these dogs are a good choice if you’re living in an apartment or small space.

Suggested by Deepanshu Bedi, Marketing Director At Holistapet

Goldendoodle

Brown Goldendoodle (Photo: Adobe Stock)

Brown Goldendoodle (Photo: Adobe Stock)

Affectionate, fussy, happy, bouncy, these dogs which are a mix of Golden Retrievers and Poodles have huge, friendly personalities and an inherent sense of adventure and play, the Goldendoodle is the ultimate family dog.

Always ready for whatever life throws at them, they love to walk, swim and just spend as much time as they possibly can with their families. And, they’re a generally hardy and healthy breed which means they’ll grow up and grow old with their human parents and siblings.

Suggested by Erika Barnes, Founder And CEO Of Pet Smitten

German Shepherd Husky Mix

Husky Shepherds need milder regions to survive, yet they are more tolerant to heat than purebred huskies. Although they have husky characteristics and require a lot of care, you can be confident that they will learn quickly because of their German shepherd’s intelligence.

Suggested by Erin Mastopietro, Founder Of Dope Dog

Amstiff

The Mastiff and American Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross is a family-friendly dog that’ll do almost anything for the people that it loves.

Loyal, affectionate, intelligent, and fiercely protective of its “pack” (family) the Amstiff is a big, strong, and heavily muscled dog that can weigh anything up to two hundred pounds that’s just as comfortable living in an apartment in the middle of a city as it is in the white picket fence, suburban family home.

Suggested by Erika Barnes, Founder And CEO Of Pet Smitten

Schnoodle

Giselle the Schnoodle (Photo: @muttoflondon / Instagram)

Giselle the Schnoodle (Photo: @muttoflondon / Instagram)

A Schnauzer and Poodle mix — a Schnoodle — is typically an excellent family dog. While poodles have tendency to attach their affections to one person, Schnoodles are more likely to love all members of the family. They’re protective, loyal, and intelligent.

You can train a Schnoodle to do tricks and follow commands. They love to learn and stay active. Another excellent feature of a Schnoodle is that they don’t shed and they don’t aggravate allergies as much as some other breeds.

Suggested by Melanie Musson, Experienced Dog Owner And Pet Insurance Expert With PetInsuranceU.com

Chipoo

Presley the Chipoo (Photo: presleythechipoo / Instagram)

Presley the Chipoo (Photo: presleythechipoo / Instagram)

A Chipoo is a chihuahua and poodle mix. The crazy thing about this mixed breed is that they don’t have a particular look. They could have curly or straight hair, pointy or floppy ears, and long or short hair. They’re great for families because they typically accept new babies into the family without getting territorial or jealous.

Instead, they love and protect all members of the family. They’re also intelligent and enjoy learning new things and performing tricks. They’re small enough to fit in a car or SUV full of kids without having to remove a seat for a large travel crate.

Suggested by Melanie Musson, Experienced Dog Owner And Pet Insurance Expert With PetInsuranceU.com

American Cocker Spaniel

The American Cocker Spaniel is a mix of an English Cocker Spaniel and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel—but it has its own distinct look, as opposed to looking like either of those dogs. That makes it perfect for families who want to have a dog that’s mostly just cute, but still has some personality and character.

Suggested by Melissa Brock, Board-Certified Veterinarian And Author At Pango Pets

Cavapoo

Cavapoo (Photo: Adobe Stock)

Cavapoo (Photo: Adobe Stock)

The Cavapoo is a desirable choice for families due to their friendly and adaptable nature. Their low-shedding coats make them a good option for those with allergies. Due to their small size, they are well-suited for families living in smaller spaces.

Cavapoos tend to have a gentle and calm demeanor, making them suitable for households with young children. Overall, they make excellent family pets.

Suggested by Meg Marrs, Founder of K9 Of Mine

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever (Photo: Adobe Stock)

Labrador Retriever (Photo: Adobe Stock)

A Labrador Retriever is by far the best-mixed breed.

A Labrador is an extremely smart and witty partner, while a Retriever is the friendliest dog you’d find. When you combine these two worlds, you get an excellent mix of energy, discipline, intellect, wit, and cuteness. It is also an extremely healthy breed with no complications.

They’ve been known to live long healthy lives. They’re extremely kid friendly and have good energy. They do not need a large space but a daily walk is a must.

Suggested by Erin Mastopietro, Founder Of Dope Dog

Corgipoo

Corgipoos are a cross between a corgi and a poodle. They resemble the body of a corgi with the shaggy coat of a poodle and sheds infrequently. This small hybrid has all the lovable traits of its parent breeds such as intelligence, charm, and playfulness.

Inheriting the high energy levels of a corgi and the cleverness of a poodle, the Corgipoo makes for a trainable companion for the family. They love being around humans and are great for families with babies and small kids.

Suggested by Deepanshu Bedi, Marketing Director At Holistapet

Shorkie

Jasper the Shorkie (Photo: @jasperexplores / Instagram)

Jasper the Shorkie (Photo: @jasperexplores / Instagram)

Shorkies value nothing more than their human’s affection. They are feisty and energetic furry buddies that should grow up to be a harmonious blend of both purebred parents.

Suggested by Jack Williams, Founder Of Handyman Reviewed

Morkie

Morkie (Photo: Adobe Stock)

Morkie (Photo: Adobe Stock)

This small and beautiful Morkie is a sight to behold, and their easygoing disposition makes them excellent traveling companions. Make sure to pay them plenty of attention, which they will expect.

Suggested by Jack Williams, Founder Of Handyman Reviewed

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