It’s no secret that humans have been breeding dogs since prehistoric times. At that time, people used wolves to develop domestic dogs that you can adopt, train and socialize nowadays. Yet, there are over 300 known dog breeds worldwide, but the American Kennel Club (AKC) recognizes only 197 breeds.
Whether they are the most popular dog breeds in the world, such as the Golden and Labrador Retriever, the French Bulldog, the Beagle and so on, or not so popular breeds, such as the Affenpinscher, the Afghan Hound or the American Hairless Terrier, they are all officially recognized by the AKC among others.
However, in this article, we will talk about some adorable mixed breed dogs that are not so popular or officially recognized by the AKC, as they are hybrid dogs. The truth is that there are numerous dog breeds left out by AKC just because they are not purebreds.
Nevertheless, just like our society, even animals, particularly dogs, have become more and more sophisticated and emancipated – hence, the world evolves, and so does your pet. Therefore, the main idea is that you can have any beautiful mixed breed dog that you want, and there are a lot of such souls ready to conquer your heart, and you will meet some of them in this article!
But what is a purebred dog? A purebred dog is a result of breeding a purebred dog with another purebred dog. For example, breeding a purebred Golden Retriever with another purebred Golden Retriever will always produce dogs instantly recognizable as Golden Retrievers, obviously. A mixed breed dog can be, for instance, the result between two different breeds, such as the Pomsky – which is a cross between the Siberian Husky and the Pomeranian.
Even though the AKC doesn’t recognize mixed breeds, the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC) takes into consideration all hybrid breeds.
That being said, here are some adorable mixed-breed dogs that will brighten your day! Read on for more info!