Here are 18 photos that prove cross-bred dogs can be just as stunning as their pure-bred cousins.
Serious dog breeders strive for purity when it comes to their specialist breeds. Their passion and dedication is as impressive as their pooches!
That said, there will always be 'inadvertent' cross-breeding, from escaped dogs that come across a mate to un-neutered females suddenly going on heat... However, the resulting cross-bred pups are often nothing short of amazing. Some of them are particularly beautiful when it come to their coats and colours.
As for originality, it's almost as if Mother Nature has stepped in to produce some amazing natural works of art!
If you need convicing, then check out these stunning 18 cross-bred dogs...