When it comes to choosing a dog, people tend to go one of two ways. Either they decide on a specific purebred, or they head to the local dog pound to see what mutts need a home. However, there is another option that a lot of people tend not to think about – mixed-breed dogs.
Mixed-breed dogs don’t get as much love as purebred dogs but they definitely should. Purebreds are beautiful, just look at a photo of a Husky or a Dalmatian. But mixed-breed dogs are just as beautiful, and lately social media has been sharing all sorts of photos of them. Keep scrolling to find out about some of the most expensive mixed-breed dogs in the world.
Puggles might just be the best mix out there. They are a cross between Pug and a Beagle. Instead of looking like a Beagle, they have a tan colored coat, with a black muzzle but their bodies are shaped more like a Beagle’s is. Puggles are very friendly dogs, but they do tend to be more talkative than Pugs.
Beagles are known for barking and howling when the mood takes them. Initially, they were bred because both breeds suffered from a variety of health problems. Puggles tend to be healthy dogs, and weigh around 30 pounds once they are full grown. A Puggle puppy costs about $1,500.
In recent years, the Goldendoodle has become one of the most sought after mixed-breed dogs in North America. You can’t go to a dog park without seeing one of these fluffy pups. They are a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. They were first crossed together because breeders wanted to create a hypoallergenic family dog.
Poodles tend to be aloof, whereas Golden Retrievers are known for being overly friendly family dogs. The Goldendoodle is a nice mix, that is easy to train and lives for about 12 years. If you want a Goldendoodle puppy, expect to pay around $2,500.
Tibetan Mastiff Corgi
There’s no easy way to combine these two breeds into a nice sounding mixed-breed name. That’s why it is simply known as the Tibetan Mastiff Corgi Mix. Tibetan Mastiffs are one of the most expensive dogs on the planet, due to their rareness. Mastiffs in general are used as working dogs, and usually for protecting property.
When mixed with a Corgi, you get a much smaller version that is a tad bit yappy. The protective instinct is still strong though, which makes these dogs less family friendly than others. If you want a dog that’s going to be cuddly, this may not be the dog breed for you. There is no price tag for this mixed-breed either, as they are very hard to find from a breeder.
Akita Shepherd Corgi
Another rare mixed-breed dog is the Akita Shepherd Corgi mix. As you can tell from the name, it is a mix between three dog breeds – the Akita, German Shepherd, and the Corgi. People find these little dogs particularly adorable, because they tend to look like black bear cubs.
All three of these dog breeds are known for being headstrong, which means an owner needs to be dedicated to training them. They also need a lot of exercise, which makes them better suited to living with people who have a yard for them to run in. If you want to buy one of these little guys, then expect to pay around $2,500 for one.
A Chusky is a mix between a Husky and a Chow Chow. Both dogs are known for being independent and stubborn, which shines through in the Chusky. If you want a dog that will be loyal, and willful at the same time, then the Chusky is a good choice.
Be aware that Chusky’s like to talk the way Huskies do. You might have a couple of late nights training your new Chusky puppy, but it will be worth it for one of these adorable pups. They cost about $500.
The Corman is a cute little dog that is mixed with a Corgi and a German Shepherd. The Corgi genes are strong, and the dog has the short legs and body associated with the breed. The fur is pure German Shepherd though.
Cormans make great family dogs, as they enjoy shadowing their owners wherever they go. They are also very good with children, and don’t mind rough housing with them. One of these little guys costs about $500.
Swedish Vallhund Corgi
Swedish Vallhund are working dogs, just as Corgis are. This is one of the more unique mixes on this list. When breeders mixed these two, the result was a short wolflike dog. They are incredibly smart, and are at home on farms rounding up livestock.
However, they are instinctually obedient which makes them easy to train. If you live in an apartment, you might want to consider a different type of mixed-breed dog, because this mix needs to run. A puppy should cost around $1,800.
Another interesting mix is the Horgi. Once more a Corgi has been crossed with a Husky to make a special breed. The Corgis stumpy legs are present in the mixed-breed, but the snout is shaped like a Husky’s.
Horgis combine the stubbornness of a Husky and the determination of a Corgi. Together this makes for a dog that loves to run around, and when it catches a good scent, speed off in the direction of it. You can get one of these adorable puppies for roughly $500.
A Pitsky is a cross between a Pitbull and a Husky. You don’t normally see Pitbull crosses because they are banned in some states, and countries. This is due to the fact that they can be quite aggressive.
Pitskies are high energy dogs that need at least two hours of exercise everyday. If you enjoy running, this might be a good companion to take with you. Pitskies get bored easily, and when that happens they can be a bit naughty. They cost around $1,000.
This name does not give any clues to what the cross might be. A Schweenie is a mix between a Shih Tzu and a Dachshund. Schweenies are popular with pet owners that don’t want to deal with dog fur, as they barely shed.
On top of that, they are incredibly smart but they do tend to suffer from separation anxiety. If you want a dog that will always be by your side then a Schweenie is a good choice. A puppy costs around $1,000.
Are you looking for a dog that is always inquisitive? If the answer is “Yes,” then look no farther than the Bospin. A Bospin is mixed with a Boston Terrier and a Miniature Pinscher. They tend to have a brindled coat, and they love to adorably tilt their heads to the side when you speak to them.
They do need to be socialized to avoid any behavioral issues down the line, so make sure to introduce them to other dogs while they are puppies. They’re not too expensive, and only cost around $500.
A Pomsky’s name makes it pretty clear what the mixed-breed is. It’s a mix between a Pomeranian and a Husky. You might think that the size of the Husky will come through, but think again!
A Pomsky is pretty small, and tends to look like a Husky puppy its entire life. They also inherit the bright blue eyes associated with the breed. They are known for being escape artists, so you need to keep them on a leash when out for a walk. A puppy costs around $1,500.
A Morkie is a cute mix of a Maltese and a Yorkshire Terrier. Both breeds are on the smaller side, and have fluffy longish fur. A Morkie is the best of both, and is known for being fiercely loyal to its owners.
However, that loyalty can tend towards jealousy if other dogs are brought into the home. A Morkie is good for a family that only wants to have one pet, as they want to be your number one. One of these will set you back around $1,000.
As far as mixed-breed names go, a Labsky has to be one of the cutest. A Labsky is a mix between a Labrador and a Husky. Both dogs are on the bigger side, but a Labsky only tends to be around 50 pounds when fully grown.
Labradors are known for being a bit of a lazy breed that enjoys eating. That trait can show up in the Labsky, which means they need to be exercised regularly. One of these pups costs $2,000.
If you had to guess, what would you say the mixed-breed is here? The answer is a Pug and a Chihuahua. Albino Chugs are very rare, because it is a gene variation which causes them to be pure white.
ֿThey adore their owners, but tend to be wary around strangers. This is an excellent lap dog, if you’re looking for a cuddle body and they don’t need the same amount of exercise as some of the other mixed-breeds. They start at around $1,000 for a puppy.
Some people want a dog that is going to look like a chunky little puppy its entire life. If that’s you, then take a look at the Cocker-Pei. It is a mix between a Cocker Spaniel and a Shar-pei.
They tend to be one of the larger mixed-breeds and view their homes as their kingdoms. Expect a Cocker-Pei to have an attitude, and enjoy guarding its home. As long as they are trained, they are good family dogs. One of these costs about $700.ֿ
There are a lot of Poodle mixes out there, but the Whoodle is one of the most adorable. It’s a cross between A Wheaten Terrier and a Poodle. It tends to have a black muzzle, and the fluffy coat associated with all poodle mixes.
These are very playful dogs, who enjoy snuggling up with their owners after going out for a long walk. They live up to 15 years, and are a good mid-sized family dog. One of these costs about $1,000.
Yet another great Poodle mix is the Cockapoo. The name makes it pretty easy to determine the mix – a Poodle and a Cocker Spaniel. The breed first hit the market in the 1960s, and has continued to be a popular breed.
Cockapoos need to be entertained, which means they need lots of toys to chew on and throw around. They only weigh around 20 pounds, which makes them a good companion dog for seniors. A puppy will cost around $2,000.
If you’re a big dog lover, then the Daniff is the perfect dog. It’s a cross breed between a Great Dane and a Tibetan Mastiff, two of the biggest dogs in the world. This majestic dog might look imposing, but it’s a gentle giant.
They’ve inherited the close cropped coat of the Great Dane, with the brindle coat of the Mastiff. This is the kind of dog that will intimidate intruders, and give you lots of kisses when you get home. One of these costs around $2,000.
It seems like the short Corgi legs always shine through in every Corgi mix. The Cormatian is no different. As the name suggests, it is a mix between a Dalmatian and a Corgi. Cormatians look like a Corgi-sized Dalmatian.
They do tend to live for around 12 years, so it is a time commitment to be aware of. As they were first bred to be working dogs, those tendencies come out and they don’t always like to listen to their owners. Puppy prices start at $400.
Figuring out what this mixed-breed is might be a little bit difficult. It’s a mix between a Chihuahua and a Pitbull. They don’t grow very big, but that doesn’t mean they are sturdy and strong willed.
Both breeds are known for being aggressive, and that can sometimes occur if they aren’t socialized as puppies. Always keep a few treats in your pocket when walking them, as that will distract them from other dogs. The average price for one of these is $1,000.
If you stare into the eyes of this little guy, you will probably be able to tell what the mix is. A Frug is a cross between a French Bulldog and a Pug. Both of these breeds are known for being cuddlers, who also enjoy jumping around the house.
They are quite small, and because they are mixed-breed they don’t have some of the same health conditions that the purebreds have. A lot of pugs have breathing issues. If you want one of these lovely little dogs, expect to pay $2,000.
Some dogs are fierce protectors, and that is what a Bullmatian is. This mixed-breed is a cross between a Bulldog and a Dalmatian. Bullmatians are family dogs at heart, and enjoy going everywhere their owners go.
They are a bit smaller than a dalmatian, and tend to be black and grey, rather than black and white. They’re not as aloof as Dalmatians, which makes them a good all around dog. If you want to buy one of these, it will cost about $400.
Another beautiful Dalmatian mixed-breed, is the Dalmachshund. They tend to look like little Dachshunds, but with speckles from the Dalmatian side. They love flopping down next to their owners on the coach.
As an owner, you do need to invest time in training these little guys, otherwise they may not listen to you when you get older. They are one of the pricier mixed-breeds coming in at $2,500 for a pup.
This mixed-breed name does not give anything away. The Cavachon is a cross between a King Charles Spaniel and a Bichon Frise. The result is a rather small little bundle of fur. As they are considered to be designer dogs, there are quite a few breeders that breed these lap dogs.
If you want to add one to your home, it will cost about $600 for a puppy from a reputable breeder.
The Siberian Retriever
Purebred Golden Retrievers are known for their golden coats, and friendly vibes. Breeders decided to cross them with a Siberian Husky for a dog that is slightly more aloof, and possess better guarding instincts.
The result is a rather dashing grey colored dog that looks right at home in the forest. They are a pricier crossbreed, with puppies starting at $2,000.
The Weimador is a beautiful cross between a silver Weimaraner and a black Labrador. This mixed-breed tends to have the elongated snouts of a Weimaraner and the black coat of the labrador.
They are excellent hunting dogs, and always enjoy a good game of fetch. As athletic dogs, they do require a lot of exercise. The average cost of a puppy is about $800.
This is one of the newer cross breeds, and that’s why it doesn’t have an adorable name yet. Border Collies are working dogs, and love herding livestock in particular. The Sheltie is also a sheepdog, which means this mix will be herding the entire family in the house.
These dogs do like to chew when they are bored, so be prepared to constantly exercise them to avoid some gnawed on furniture. Puppies tend to go for $2,000.
The Schnoodle is an incredibly smart little dog. The name refers to the mix between a Poodle and a Schnauzer. It can be difficult to know whether it will be a lapdog, or the size of a standard poodle.
One thing is for sure, they are excellent companions and love playing with their owners and other dogs. A Schnoodle puppy isn’t too expensive, and you can get one for around $700.
These cute little pups have an adorable name to match their mixed-breed heritage. They are a mix between a Dachshund and a Cocker Spaniel. If you look closely, you can see that they look more like a Spaniel than a Dachshund.
Unlike the Corgi, the short legs tend to breed out. A Docker can be trained to sight game for hunting, which makes them valuable dogs. Breeder prices start around $1,000.