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20th Feb 2013

Pomskies, Labradoodles & Pookimos: Mongrels Finally Get The Nod So Check Out The Cutest In Show

Crufts, the world's largest dog show, has announced that mongrels and crossbreed dogs can finally compete. So we're looking at the cutest mixed dogs out there...

Are you a dog person? If so, the following news is likely to get your tail wagging. For the first time, mongrels and crossbreed dogs will be allowed to compete in Crufts.

The Telegraph reports that this is the first time that the world’s largest dog show will have an event specificallyaimed at all those dogs who don’t come from a purebred lineage.

“I think it’s a brave move. It has to be good, showing people that you don’t have to be pedigree to be at Crufts,” said Clarissa Baldwin, the head of the Dog’s Trust.

We’ll admit that the news got us thinking about all the different kinds of mixed breeds that there actually are in the world. After some investigative Googling we decided to put together a list of the top five, cutest crossbreeds out there at the minute.

We don’t know about you but we’ll be glued to Crufts if we find out there’s a Pomsky competing this year!

The Pomsky:

A cross between the Pomeranian and the Husky, the Pompsky is small, adorable and full of personality. They’re known for their intelligence, their loyalty and their friendliness.

The Labradoodle:

As the name suggests, these little cuties are a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle. They’re known for their unpredictable nature. In many cases they can be hyper, although they’re generally friendly and happy dogs. They love to swim and given that their parents both fall into the world’s most intelligent dog breeds, they’re usually pretty smart too.

The Pookimo:

A cross between an American Eskimo and a Poodle, the Pookimo not only looks adorable, it also has a super-cute name. Known as a ‘designer’ dog breed, the Pookimo tends to be bright, curious and always wants to play. Although be warned – they do tend to shed their hair a lot. So if you fall in love with a pookimo, chances are you’ll be picking dog hair out of the carpet for years to come.

The Zuchon:

A cross between a Bichon Frise and a Shih-Tzu, these dogs are nicknamed “teddy bear dogs” give their cute and cuddly appearance. They love playing games and are great at taking orders (meaning you can train them to play fetch, sit or play dead without too much hassel). They’re very sociable and love being around other dogs and people. Total pets, they love being brushed and cuddled.

The Goberian:

A cross between a Golden Retriever and a Sieberian Husky, the Goberian is a pretty quiet dog. They don’t bark much and they enjoy simply hanging out with their owners. They’re easy to train although be warned – they do need a lot of exercise.