Dog enthusiasts and pet breeders alike have long been obsessed with mixing dog breeds, creating dog breeds with specific traits for jobs, or just breeding a cute face. We’re all familiar with some of these breeds, including Puggles, Schnoodles, and of course, the infamous Golden Doodle.
That being said, if you’re looking for a cute dog mix that’s relatively small, you’ll want to take a look at terrier breeds. Below, we’ve included the top 25 cutest terrier mixes for you to take a look at!
Any of these dog mixes would make excellent companions, so when considering a terrier mix, it’s all about personal preference.
Resulting from a cross between a Jack Russel Terrier and a Chihuahua, the Jackahuahua, also called the Jack Chi, is a small dog. In fact, this dog only stands between 10 to 15 inches tall!
With the smart mind and athletic body of a Jack Russel Terrier and the Chihuahua’s sassy personality, the Jackahuahua makes for a great companion pet. They’re also often described as supremely loyal, usually sticking to their owners like glue.
Socialization makes a crucial difference for this dog, and if done right, this pup is an excellent fit for homes with children who know how to play with pets safely and appropriately.
Poodles are often used in the creation of designer dogs, and the Yorkipoo is no exception to that cute trend. The Yorkiepoo, a cross between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy or Miniature Poodle, is growing ever more popular in this society that loves these sweet tiny designer dogs.
The Yorkiepoo is an excellent option for dog lovers who are allergic, as the Poodle’s genetics lend to the Yorkiepoo’s hypoallergenic coat. According to many owners, these dogs are brilliant, albeit a little stubborn, making for a challenging training experience.
That said, this dog is also very social and mellow, and will get along in a wide variety of families. They love to be the center of attention and are not fans of being left alone for too long so be sure you can spend ample time with your new Yorkipoo terrier mix.
Resulting from the mix of a French Bulldog and a Boston Terrier, the Frenchton was originally created to ease the Brachycephalic issues that are common in Bulldogs.
Owners of Frenchtons have noted this dog for its bubbly personality and, sometimes, loud snoring. Frenchtons are excellent lap dogs and love nothing more than lounging alongside their owners for hours on end.
Frenchtons make great companions for all types of households, and although they are not known for their athletic ability, they are still able to run around with the best of them! Good for owners that live in apartments or smaller locations without yards.
Another Yorkshire Terrier Mix, the Shorkie also features the Shih Tzu’s genetics and stands only between 5 to 9 inches tall.
These dogs are incredibly loyal and will protect their owners to the best of their ability, although at a maximum of only 12 pounds, their bark is far worse than their bite.
Sometimes the Shorkie can be a bit much to look after and is usually better left to experienced dog owners who don’t have children. If the Shorkie’s owner dedicates themselves to caring for their pet, they’ll find a lifelong companion in their Shorkie.
The Schnoodle is a mix between a Schnauzer and Poodle, and they come in both a small and a large version! Whether you’re looking for a little dog or a large one, the Schnoodle could be the perfect fit for you.
The Schnoodle’s appearance can also vary a great deal depending on which dog pairs are specifically bred to create the mix. In fact, this dog can come out looking like a wide variety of things, from a curly-haired Schnauzer to a gray-and-white colored poodle.
Regardless of its appearance, the Schnoodle is smart, active, hypoallergenic, and can make a great companion in any household.
The Chorkie is a mixture of a Chihuahua and Yorkshire Terrier, and was created due to the popularity of both these breeds among celebrities.
Like many Terrier mixes, the Chorkie is an incredibly loyal dog and doesn’t like to be apart from their owners for long periods of time.
While this pooch is often considered a “handbag dog,” they also need at least 30 minutes of exercise per day. Without this, you might find your Chorkie misbehaving more than the average dog.
The Jackabee is a medium-sized breed created from the mixture of a Jack Russel Terrier and a Beagle, and is a relatively new hybrid.
This breed has a perfect sense of smell and is also an incredible jumper. You can often find the Jackabee vaulting over fences to chase after unsuspecting squirrels or bunnies. If you’re considering owning a Jackabee, you’ll want to make sure you have a wall or fence that is at least six feet tall.
Jackabees are very friendly and very food-oriented, meaning they’re usually easy to train. That said, they’re also prone to overeating and obesity so be sure to exercise them daily.
Whoodles are a mix of Wheaton Terriers and Poodles and are a medium-sized breed. Frequently, Whoodles are mistaken for teddy bears, given their fluffy coats and happy demeanor.
This breed of dog is an excellent match for any type of household, except for those with other pets. This is because Wheaton Terriers were initially bred to kill rats and other rodents on farms in Ireland, and that has been genetically passed down to the Whoodle. If you have other pets in the home, consider a dog breed other than the Whoodle!
What do you get when you cross a Maltese with a Yorkshire Terrier? The ultimate lap dog, otherwise known as a Morkie.
This dog is incredibly sweet and loving and prefers to spend its time sitting beside their owner. In fact, the Morkie has been nicknamed the “shadow dog”. Thus, the Morkie is often recommended for single-occupant homes, as they’ll bond strongly with one individual more than other others in the home.
The Morkie is also full of energy, and if not exercised properly, can be a bit of a handful! Make sure they’re getting their 20-30 minutes of daily exercise!
The Highland Maltie
A mix between the West Highland Terrier and the Maltese, the Highland Maltie is a brilliant dog that makes a great, loving companion. And, for those who have allergies, this dog is a great option, as both of its parents have low shedding coats.
Initially, the West Highland Terrier was bred to hunt vermin, and although the Maltese is a total lap dog, sometimes Highland Malties have a predisposition to hunting as well. Because of this, it’s usually recommended that these dogs are the only pet in the home.
With a nickname like the Bugg, it’s no surprise that this cross between a Boston Terrier and a Pug has a very silly personality. Usually, this dog is getting into some sort of trouble, which generally amuses owners.
With this silly energy, the Bugg is a great family dog, perfectly suited for young children. With very low grooming requirements and a strong food inclination that makes training a breeze, the Bugg is an excellent option for new pet owners, too!
This breed is brachycephalic, or flat-faced, meaning they can have respiratory issues. Because of this, Buggs are best suited for short walks at cooler times of the day.
The Scotland Terrier
The result of a mix between the Scottish Terrier and the West Highland White Terrier, this dog is indicative of the argument: who says we can’t cross two Terriers?
These dogs are truly emblematic of the “ultimate terrier”: they’re energetic, loyal, playful, and even a bit stubborn at times. They’re also fiercely protective of their owners, and generally provide families hours of entertainment.
Also indicative of a terrier, this dog breed has a wiry and dense coat, and can be black, white, or anywhere in between!
Although this dog features an unusual name, it’s merely the cross between a Chihuahua and a Cairn Terrier. These are both iconic toy breeds, and the combination of the two produces a small dog that is both courageous and confident in everything they do.
These dogs, as many terrier breeds are, are incredibly loyal, and can be overprotective of owners.
The Toxirn is also very athletic, despite their small stature. They’re built to be both sturdy and lean and also are feature a strong frame.
Another Cairn Terrier mix, the Jacairn’s other parent, is the Jack Russel Terrier. Usually, when two terriers are bred together, the result is indicative of Terrier’s behavior. That’s not the case with the Jacairn, which is eager to please, highly intelligent, and very easy to train.
The Jacairn requires plenty of exercise and is the perfect pet for individuals or families with active lifestyles. That said, if this dog breed doesn’t get enough exercise, they might exhibit destructive behaviors.
The Jacairn dog is also great with children and loves to dig holes and climb trees when given the opportunity.
The Scottish Cocker
Part Cocker Spaniel and Part Scottish Terrier, the Scottish Cocker is a fairly new hybrid that is slowly gaining mainstream popularity, and for good reason! This dog is incredibly laid back, and will happily lounge with their owners for hours on end.
The Scottish Cocker is also a very social dog and generally gets along with anyone. Although, because they’re very loyal, they can be aggressive toward anyone who intends to harm their family. That being said, they’re smart enough when to exhibit this aggressive behavior.
The Schnocker is a mix between a Miniature Schnauzer and a Cocker Spaniel, and is another excellent lap dog. Although this breed’s origin is somewhat contested, most claim that it originated in the United States during the 1990s.
Schnokers are moderately active and love to perform activities with their owner. That being said, they’re just as happy kicking it on the couch and watching hours of TV.
Although the Schnocker’s appearance can vary based on the parent’s traits, this dog usually has long legs, a slim frame, and floppy ears.
The Pit Heeler
The Pit Heeler is cross between a Pit Bull Terrier and a Blue Heeler and is a relatively rare breed. Because of this, there is not much information available about their particular personality.
This dog has a thick coat, and they’re not particularly fond of heat because of this.
Blue Heelers are an Australian dog breed and are great herders. Genetically, many Pit Heelers are also great at herding as well.
One of the Airedoodle’s parents, the Airedale Terrier, is considered the “King of Terriers.” It’s other parent, the Poodle, combines elegance and intelligence. Put these two together; you’ve got an incredible pooch.
The Airedoodleis both intelligent and athletic, and has a fantastic work ethic. Because of this, they are very trainable and a great companion dog for any family.
It is usually recommended that the Airedoodle go to a home without small pets, as they do have high prey-drive potential.
Snorkies result from a cross between Miniature Schnauzers and Yorkshire Terriers, and they have a huge following in the dog community.
The Snorkie loves people and is known for developing strong bonds with their owners. They’re also not as energetic as most terrier mixes, making them a great option if you’re looking for a lap dop or just don’t have the running room for most terriers.
Owners of Snorkies will have to brush their coats daily to prevent the tangling of their textured coats, but you can find some great brushes to take care of the job. Beyond that, these terrier mixes are excellent companions.
This dog breed comes from the mixture of the Pomeranian and the Rat Terrier and is both fun-loving and vigilant.
The Pomerat is a social dog and generally do best with families, rather than individuals. This dog can also sometimes come with a stubborn side and require a good deal of training. However, with a little patience, it shouldn’t be too hard.
The Husky Jack
The Husky and the Jack Russell Terrier are both high energy dogs. The combination of their genes has led to an incredibly active dog called a Husky Jack. And one of the larger terrier mixes out there.
These dogs are both devoted and highly spirited and require plenty of daily exercise. On top of this, the Husky Jack also needs mental stimulation, otherwise, they can turn destructive due to boredom.
This dog has been bred since the 20th century, and is much older than many of the hybrids included on this list.
A cross between the West Highland Terrier and Havanese, the Havanestie is recognized by five different breed registries, which is a feat that few other mixes have accomplished.
The Havanestie is not as popular with owners as it is with these dog breed registries. Because of this, not much is known about this breed’s personality and temperament. They are a relatively small terrier mix breed only reaches about 10-12 inches tall.
What is known, however, is very positive! The Havanestie is a friendly and sweet dog, and are both playful and fun-loving. And, from their Westie parent, they can also be bold and full of life!
The Sharbo is a cross between a Shar-Pei and a Boston Terrier, and are considered great companion dogs. The Shar-pei breed has a history of being known as fighting dogs in some countries and can be more aggressive in nature if not trained properly. The Boston Terrier is a good match to mix with the breed as their temperament is quite the opposite and very social, friendly pups.
Today, Sharbos are excellent family dogs and are also very protective of their homes and their families. In fact, this dog generally has an unwavering loyalty and is a great choice for owners looking for a watchdog!
The cross between a Scottish Terrier and a Maltese, the Scottese is a relatively rare hybrid. That said, they’re great family dogs with an affectionate yet bold personality.
The Scottese can be independent but are also good lapdogs when they need to be. They’re also very intelligent and have a gentle nature that makes them reasonably easy to train.
This dog’s personality will win you over and would be a great fit in any family.
With a name like Ratzer, you have to be pretty cute to get dog lovers’ attention. Yes, the Ratzer is that cute, and is the result of a cross between a Schnauzer and the Rat Terrier.
The Ratzer can vary in size depending on if a Miniature of a Standard Schnauzer is used in breeding. That said, the most common variation is the Mini Ratzer.
At up to 20 pounds, and between 11 to 15 inches tall, these small dogs have a sassy personality that owners love. They’re also usually great with kids and other pets! If you have toddlers or other very small pets, you might want to choose a breed other than the Ratzer.
With all these gorgeous and sweet terrier mix breeds, the decisions have become all that much more complicated if you are a terrier lover. Now there are more to enjoy. Terriers make excellent pets for families and individuals. They are intelligent, playful, energetic, and sweet. Do you have a terrier mix breed at home? Let us know which breed or mix is your favorite!