It has become the fashion recently to mix breeds of dog to end up with a different dog, and a different name. Probably the most well known to the general public is the Labradoodle which is a mixture of the Labrador and Poodle. If a smaller dog is more your choice then the Chorkie is a great choice, the mixture between a Chihuahua and a Yorkshire Terrier.
There are benefits to mixing breeds as some breeds have bred to such an extent that they now have problems. Bulldogs for example can have breathing issues due to their desire for a certain shape of nose. By mixing breeds sometimes the results are a happier, healthier dog. In this video we see gorgeous little Pomsky puppies which are the offspring of a Pomeranian and a Husky both gorgeous dogs in their own right. Watch these beautiful bundles of fur enjoying themselves in the snow. They are almost cute enough to eat.