Mutts have always gotten a bad rap. They’ve always been considered ‘less’ than their purebred counterparts. But I’m here to show you that not only are mixed breed dogs cute and loveable, they’re really, really cool! I mean, the combination of physical traits that occur from mixing breeds can be pretty interesting. Take a look at some of my favorite mutts from around the web! See if you can guess what each dog is a combo of 🙂
With those huge, satellite-like ears, and silky fur Alfie is pretty much one of the cutest dogs I’ve ever seen. You may be wondering what type of breed he is exactly. Well so does everyone else! His owner, Rose Harding of Portland, is often asked, “What kind of dog is that?” Until recently, she didn’t have an answer. She adopted Alfie. He was one of dozens of dogs confiscated by authorities in a neglect case in 2007.
So, to unravel the mystery that is Alfie, Rose had Alfie’s DNA profile analyzed and got the answer: He’s mostly a mix of Maltese and papillon, with a bit of Yorkshire terrier. Don’t forget part martian dog from the planet OMGMUSTCUDDLE!
He’s a Bloodhound / Great Dane mix with a lot of personality. His mom says: Chino is a little dog in a big dog’s body! He loves to play with his toys and squeak them all day long. He goes to work with his mom everyday and he loves to be right where she is at all times. He follows her room to room to room. He loves to see who is coming and going at the workplace and he howls at all of the employees when they get to work even though he sees them everyday. It’s his welcome howl. Chino loves to cuddle with his dad, especially when it’s cold. His mom and dad say he’s a great heater. He snores when he sleeps. He has very caring and sensitive eyes. He’s a trash digger, he can’t help it, the trash smells so good! When he runs, he gallops like a horse running in a field. He’s the best dog!
This Basset Hound Shar-Pei Mix is a great example of two breeds with distinct looks that mix and keep those distinct looks. You can see both the Shar-Pei wrinkle and facial features and the Basset Hound’s body and a bit of the ears in this guy. This looks like one of those mutts that people could actually figure out what they were.
This cutie pie is Darla the Boston Bull Terrier / Chihuahua Mix. From her mommy: she is really very smart. At just 12 weeks she was totally potty trained to go outside, she can sit, lie down, shake (with both paws) and roll over. The only thing she really can’t do, is walk on a leash!!! I guess it’s because she’s so tiny, she’s used to being carried around everywhere.”