The Husky Dog is an extremely popular breed that is known for it’s days as a working dog in Alaska. Now a loyal companion to many, it is no wonder that this dog has been crossed with other popular dog breeds to create a range of different Husky Mix breeds.
Below we will explore different Husky Mix breeds and the wonderful dogs that can be created by mating different breeds with the intelligent and hard-working Husky. Inheriting different temperaments and traits from their parents, often these dogs can feel like a lucky dip which is what makes them such fun pups to be around!
With moderately high care needs and high activity levels, Husky Mix breeds can be a handful but can make a wonderful pet to those who understand them. Keep reading on to find out everything you need to about the most popular Husky crossbreeds.
What is a Husky Dog?
The Husky Dog, also known as the Siberian Husky, was first bred by the Chukchi people in Northern Asia and was trained to pull sleds in the harsh climates. They were first introduced to America when the Chukchi people brought the Husky to Alaska in the early 1900s so they could participate in Alaskan sled races.
When the Siberian Husky won these races, everyone wanted one and by 1925 they had become a worldwide sensation. These dogs even helped to prevent a diphtheria outbreak in Nome by relaying sled teams to transport medicine.
Once recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930, the Husky Dog became very popular in the United States as a companion dog.
Despite their athletic build and stoic stance, the Husky is a fun loving dog who is known for being very silly! These dogs love people and love to play, making them an excellent family member and a great addition to many households.
The Husky does have relatively high care needs and need lots of food and exercise. They also require training and socialization from a young age as they can be known to have a stubborn streak, and they shed a lot, too!
Thanks to their high care needs, they are not often recommended as pets for first time owners. However, every Husky Mix is different. Lets take a look at the most popular Husky Mixes.
Husky Mix Breeds
Pitsky (Husky and Pitbull Terrier)
The Pitsky is a cross between an American Pitbull Terrier and a Siberian Husky. The Pitsky is known to be a playful and affectionate dog that needs to be kept active. They can be stubborn which can make them difficult to train, but with the right family they can also make a perfect pet.
Normally, the Pitsky ranges in size between 30-70 lbs in weight and between 19-21” in height. Males are normally larger than females. Their ears can be short and pointy or long and floppy and it will vary based on their coat type. They normally have blue eyes thanks to their Husky parent.
Pitskies love to be outside exercising and will happily accompany you hiking or running. They are not a very relaxed dog and don’t like to sat at home doing nothing. They can be known to howl sometimes too, which can be the result of separation anxiety. Make sure these pups are in a household with lots of action, and they’ll be your best friend forever!
Gerberian Shepsky (Husky and German Shepherd)
The Gerberian Shepsky crosses two very popular breeds of dog. These dogs are very intelligent and quick learners, but this means that their owner needs to be one step ahead of them! For this reason, the German Shepherd Mix is suited to experienced owners who understand their needs.
Both of the parent breeds of the German Shepherd Husky Mix are very athletic and so these dogs have high exercise needs. They are also need mental stimulation to keep them occupied, which can include games and puzzles. They will love to play outside with you and keep themselves entertained in the yard.
However, make sure that the yard is secure as these dogs are known to escape!
This crossbreed can make a wonderful family pet and is extremely loyal. They can do well in families with older children, although when socialized with younger children can grow up happily with them too.
The German Shepherd Husky Mix can take after their German Shepherd parent or their Husky parent in terms of appearance. Sometimes it is a bit of a lucky dip and you never know what these pups may actually look like. They can come in a range of colors, including the German Shepherd’s classic black and tan, yet they may also have the Husky’s blue eyes!
Cusky (Husky and Corgi)
The Cusky is the result of breeding a Husky and a Corgi together. These cute dogs normally inherit a mixture of their parents temperaments, meaning you get the feistiness of the Corgi with the cheeky and friendliness of a Husky.
The Corgi is historically a herding dog and therefore has a strong instinct which can result in a lot of barking and sometimes stubborness! It is for this reason that the Cusky doesn’t like to be left alone for long periods of time and can experience separation anxiety.
The Corgi’s stubborn streak combined with the stubborn streak of the Husky certainly means the Cusky is strong willed and will need an owner than can understand this trait.
Thanks to the herding nature of the Corgi, the Cusky is not recommended in a home with young children. These dogs can actually end up herding them and possible hurting them without meaning to.
The Corgi Husky Mix is a very active dog that needs to be kept exercised. They will do well in households with a large yard, but you will need to make sure this yard is fenced as they are also great escape artists! An active family where they can join in all the fun and become the perfect exercise buddy is best for the Cusky breed.
Rottsky (Husky and Rottweiler)
The Rottsky, a cross between a Husky and a Rottweiler, is a dog built for endurance! With their muscular build and stamina, the Rottweiler lends their traits to the Rottsky to create a dog with a wonderful working ethic and durability.
Extremely strong and powerful, the Rottsky can make an excellent guard dog. Their strength means they are not the pet for those with young children in the home as they can end up hurting them without meaning to, but they can make a good family pet or watchdog for those with older children.
The Rottsky has very high exercise needs and you must be willing to match them before deciding to purchase one of these dogs. They can make an excellent hiking and running buddy, but they also need a large space to run around in at home.
If this mixed breed doesn’t get the physical and mental stimulation that they need then they will certainly let you know through barking or destroying the house!
Rottskies can be known to chase other smaller animals in the home and so you may want to think about having them as an only-pet. Of course, they can be trained and socialized, but they also often have a stubborn nature which means this can be difficult and may take some time.
Alusky (Husky and Alaskan Malamute)
While they don’t pull sleds as companion dogs, they do make excellent running and hiking partners for their owners (although they certainly do better in cooler climates than hot ones!).
Alusky dogs are very intelligent and can therefore be trained and learn things easily. However, this isn’t always easy! The Alusky has a stubborn streak too, and so you must be patient and persevere when it comes to this dog until they really understand what you want them to do.
These pups are extremely playful and get on with just about everyone they meet. This means they make terrible watchdogs and guard dogs, but can make wonderful family dogs! They don’t like to be left alone for long periods of time and would prefer to be by your side everyday.
If they are left alone for too long or feel like they aren’t getting enough attention, then they will begin to exhibit destructive behaviors.
One thing to note with the Alusky is that they have a very high prey drive. You should always make sure you keep them on a leash when you are out in public, otherwise you might find them running off and chasing something.
Pomsky (Husky and Pomeranian)
The Pomsky is the result of breeding a Husky and a Pomeranian together, and the result is really cute! These fluffy little dogs look just like mini Huskies and are becoming increasingly popular as designer dogs.
Thanks to their small size, the Pomsky makes an excellent lapdog and companion to many. Their Pomeranian nature means that they love to curl up on the couch with their owners and are an extremely affectionate breed.
They don’t need a large space to live in and will happily live in small apartments or in cities.
That being said, they still like to exercise! They will need at least one walk a day but will also like to play games with you. The Pomsky can make a great family dog and will like to join in the fun, but will need to be socialized properly with young children and other animals.
Training these dogs is also very important thanks to their often stubborn nature. You will need to be prepared to persevere with training, otherwise they can become yappy dogs!
The Pomsky has quite high grooming needs thanks to their coat. Their coat is a thick double coat and they shed a lot, so will not be the pet for you if you have allergies. They can come in a range of colors, including grey and white, brown or reddish brown, blue and pure white.
Hug (Husky and Pug)
The Hug dog is a cross between a Husky and a Pug! A relatively rare breed, the aim when creating this dog was to combine the the loyalty of the Pug with the intelligence of the Husky.
Thanks to the difference in size between the two parent breeds, it can be quite difficult to predict what the Hug will look like. They may be larger like the Husky, or smaller like the Pug. Normally these dogs range in size between 10 to 23 inches in height and between 14 to 60 lbs in weight.
Either way, it is very important that the Husky is the mother when breeding due to the complications when breeding two dogs of different sizes.
Both the Husky and the Pug are very loyal and devoted to their owners, so we can always predict that the Hug will have these traits. Unfortunately, they are also very stubborn dogs and so training can be difficult and will require a lot of patience from you.
The Hug can suffer form separation anxiety thanks to their love for their owners and, when they are not kept occupied, can begin to show signs of disruptive behavior such as excessive barking, destruction and defecation in the home.
Fortunately, the Hug is one Husky Mix that doesn’t need quite as much exercise. This is because they are smaller and can often inherit the flat-face of the Pug, making them a brachycephalic breed. This means they can have trouble breathing, especially when they are overexercised while exercising. You should always ensure you exercise them at night if you live in a warmer climate and make sure they do not overexert themselves.
Goberian (Husky and Golden Retriever)
The Goberian, also simply known as the Golden Retriever Husky Mix, is the result of crossing a Golden Retriever with a Siberian Husky. The Goberian is a friendly, loving and outgoing dog that loves to be around people.
This pup took the most desirable traits from both parents and is still affectionate and family orientated like the Golden Retriever, but is also very outgoing and playful like the Husky.
These dogs have a very athletic build and are considered a medium to large dog breed. They can weigh anywhere between 45 lbs to 80 lbs and stand between 22 to 24 inches high.
Due to the fact that they are so active, they love to be around people and will thrive in an environment where they can exercise a lot. They make great playmates for children, but also love to spend time cuddling with their owners.
Unfortunately, they can be prone to separation anxiety and do not like to be left alone. This is something to keep in mind if you are out for hours at a time. The Husky is quite a protective breed and often the Goberian can inherit this. They are not aggressive at all, but will feel they have dominance over strangers. Training and socialization is important for this breed.
Beaski (Husky and Beagle)
When we combine the Siberian Husky and the Beagle we get the Beaski, a wonderful affectionate dog that makes one of the best family pets! While they inherit her intelligence and the activity levels of the Husky, they also inherit the relaxed and laid-back nature of the Beagle which means they have a loving temperament and are happy to just go with the flow.
Their intelligence and desire to please their owners means that the Beaski is very easy to train and has less care needs than many of the dogs on this list. They get on well with children and other animals when they are socialized properly, which should be done at a young age.
With lots of energy, the Beaski will enjoy being outside and joining in with whatever the family is doing. They need around 60 to 90 minutes of exercise every day otherwise they can begin to exhibit destructive behaviors. While they are cuddly and affectionate, they can also be trained to be excellent guard dogs and watchdogs for the family home and like to be given a job to do.
With so many wonderful Husky Mix breeds out there, you will be sure to find one that suits your family and home! Whether you’re looking for a small dog with lots of personality like the Cusky, a cute and cuddly lapdog like the Pomsky, or a loyal family pet like the Gerberian Shepsky, these dogs have a range of different traits and personalities that you can choose.
When buying, always make sure you buy from a reputable breeder so your Husky Mix dog is less likely to inherit health problems, and do your research before buying so can be sure to meet all the needs of these fantastic dogs.