That sounds fine. I don't know if you mentioned this somewhere along the thread, but how old is he? Sorry if I missed it. It's a general guideline that pups can hold their bladders for as many hours as there are months in their age, and I would think this guideline would be even stricter with small dogs because they have comparatively smaller bladders. That might provide you with an idea of how long he can be left alone at one go.Now, at the moment we have to leave him alone at home for the day while we work. We currently work the exact same shift times, but I go home for lunch. Is he going to be ok being at home for that long alone? We have him in another room away from the two cats.
I would definitely not let him sleep on the bed until he's pottytrained - till then, he should stay in his crate. Beyond that, it's your choice, but I would at least wait till he's fully grown first.Also, what about sleeping with us at night? Is it better to separate us at night or is it ok for him to sleep with us right now? A downfall is, he can't jump off the bed right now. It's far too high. He also fell off the bed last night, which was kind of scary.
I am no expert on either breed in your mix, but I've heard a lot about them being very toy-motivated. If you are looking to entertain him in his crate while you're gone, puzzle games are probably a good idea. Invest in a Kong or a Buster Cube - these are toys that will make your puppy think, as opposed to just apply physical strength. There are lots of other posts on this forum about what you can put in a Kong and how to make them last longer.
If you can, take him out for a quick walk right before work. You and your SO/roommate can alternate if you like, so that you're not the one getting up earlier all the time. Even if it's just tossing a ball for him in the house. But remember, no jogging while he's a growing pup as it could hurt his joints. Anyway, that should leave him content to sleep till lunch, and you can leave him the Buster Cube just before you go, just to ensure he won't be bored.
Have fun with your puppy! He's adorable.