The Sims 4 Pets: Cats and Dogs DLC

Making a Mixed Breed

Making a Mixed Breed in the Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Pets Expansion

To create a mixed breed in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs, enter the create-a-household screen, which doubles as create-a-pet. In the bottom left, where you add Sims to the household, select 'Add a Pet'. Rather than select, 'create a dog' or 'create a cat' pick the 'make a mixed breed' button. You can also create a pet as usual, select the breed and pick 'open breed mixer' at the bottom of the breed selection catalog.

A new screen will come up that allows you to select the two dogs or cats you'll combine. Pick dog or cat at the top. It doesn't matter which is in the mother or father box, because the results are entirely random. Thankfully, if the first combination of breeds is not to your liking, you can elect to use the randomize button at the bottom until you get what you think the result should look like.

Making a Mixed Breed in the Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Pets Expansion
Create-a-Pet will let you make combos that are unlikely or rare in reality, such as this Rotthuahua!

It can be further tuned from there once it's added, by modifying the pet like you would any other animal. This is mainly to get the shape of the pet looking how you'd prefer. The system is not perfectly predictable in that it won't give results that you might expect (given the infinite combos of mixed breeds out there) but it's quite flexible and can give pretty great results if you're willing to click randomize a bit.

Making a Mixed Breed in the Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Pets Expansion
This fur looks a little better for my rotthuahua, but I could have made it a German rotthuahua.

As nothing is ever going to be exactly how you'd want, you can now click the animal directly and pick furs until you're happy with the mixed breed's look. The fur of nearly every type of dog is available under the furs option, so you can certainly make your rottweiler-chihuahua have a husky-colored fur if you like.

Going one step further, if you made a mixed breed, then go into the make a mix system a second time, it will let you pick a member of the household for the mother/father box. You could do this twice to make dogs that have 1/4 parts of various breeds, to get a result that looks much more uh, mixed. You can then delete the parents from the household by hovering over their icon in the bottom left once you're done, allowing you to use the genetics without keeping the pet.

When you're happy with the look, select three Pet Traits and name your companion.

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I found that my mixbreed puppy can't be trained like oher pure breeds. There's no interaction options to train them to sit, speak, etc. Can somebody enlighten me on this? Thank you.
2nd December 2017 2:11am
note: They have aged to adult.
2nd December 2017 2:15am
When you click on your pet there should be a 'Training' tab and under there you'll be able to choose which command you want to train your dog in. Is this tab missing? Have you tried placing down an obstacle course item and commanding the dog to use that?
2nd December 2017 5:26pm
The 'Training' tab is missing. The 'Trained Command' tab only contains action from trait. I also can't train my dog not to play in or drink from puddle. The options are missing.
There's no problem in commanding my dog to run obstacle course, although it has to be from the object.
4th December 2017 12:45pm
It may be a mod issue as I can train mixed breed dogs as expected in my game. Or it could be this issue with transferred dogs:
EA Bug Report: can't Train Dogs transferred between households.
4th December 2017 9:18pm
Right. My pet was transferred from another pre-existing household. It's definitely a bug. Thanks for your help.
5th December 2017 8:59am
I like the result I got form mixing the breeds together. Is there any ways I can register my result as a new breed?
22nd April 2018 5:44pm
You can rename the breed to whatever you want. Just click in the tab in CAS where it will say 'Mixed Breed' and type in the new name. As far as I can tell there is no way to save this 'new breed' in the Maxis made Breeds Tab in CAS though.
22nd April 2018 7:46pm
Just wondering but, are there any mods out there that let your breed a CAT AND a DOG? I know, it sound's really weird to want a mod like that, and it would be nearly impossible or frustrated to make, plus, breeding a cat and dog is impossible in real life. But if theres
a mod out there like that, I would like information/to be told about it!
15th December 2018 5:16pm
Sorry, don't know of any mods like that. Maybe try asking on ModTheSims Smile
16th December 2018 8:19pm
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