For the cultivated dog aficionado, purebreds have long been the peak of canine sophistication. But recently, tides have changed, and even the pedigree-touting Westminster Kennel Club's 138th annual dog show opened an event to mixed-breed dogs. Is it the year of the mutt? We think so. In fact, we'd argue that the cutest, strangest mutts are far more endearing than any royal-blooded purebred. Here's a celebration of the 19 most awkwardly adorable mutts: (Warning: this amount of cuteness might make your heart melt all over your keyboard...)
1. Meet the Pitsky.
This is the beautiful thing that happens when a pitbull and husky fall in love.
2. Meet the Schnoodle
A poodle and a schnauzer walk into a bar...
3. Meet the Puggle.
A pug and a beagle join forces to make the cutest dog we've ever seen.
4. Meet the Horgi.
A husky and a corgi make your heart melt with what we like to call the "Horgi." Others calls it a "Siborgi."
5. Meet the Pugapoo.
Brought to you by one handsome pug and one lovely poodle.
6. Meet the Chusky.
This dog is the impossibly perfect mix of the chow chow and the Siberian husky.
7. Meet the Chiweenie.
When you've got the DNA of a chihuahua and a dachshund, you have no choice but to be this damn cute.
8. Meet the Corgipoo.
Half corgi + half toy poodle = one lethally cute little pup.
9. Meet the Siberpoo.
According to the owner, who uploaded this picture of his adorable pup on Reddit and Imgur, this is a mix of a Siberian husky and a poodle. Makes you wonder why anybody pays for pure-bred dogs.
10. Meet the Corgi-Dalmatian
11. Meet the Fourche Terrier.
A West Highland white terrier bred with a Yorkshire terrier produced this litter of cuddly little Fourche terriers.
12. Meet the Taco Terrier.
Mix the DNA of Chihuahua and a toy fox terrier and you can't go wrong.
13. Meet the... umm. Corman Shepherd?
A Corgi and a German shepherd put their differences aside. Or something.
14. Meet the Golden Dox.
Dachshund meets golden retriever. Adorability ensues.
15. Meet the Alusky.
The blood of a Siberian husky and an Alaskan malamute made this beauty.
16. Meet the Jack-A-Ranian.
That fuzzy feeling in your heart is a common symptom of witnessing the preciousness that is the Pomeranian and Jack Russell terrier hybrid dog.
17. Meet the Cheagle.
Mix a Chihuahua and a beagle and this cutie-pie is what comes out.
18. Meet the Yorkie Poo.
This sweet little cross between a Yorkshire terrier and a poodle also goes by Yo-yopoo or Yorkiedoodle. No matter what you call it, its too sweet to handle.
19. Meet... We don't even know what to call this dog.
According to its owner, who posted this picture on Imgur, this dog is a canine melting pot: part Chihuahua, part Jack Russell, part Papillon. We don't really care we just want to hug it.
These mutts' adorableness comes from their awkwardness, and we wouldn't trade it for all the expensive Tibetan mastiffs in the world.
Correction: An earlier version of this story contained an incorrect image for the husky/corgi mix. It has been replaced.
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