The husky breed has been a long-standing favorite choice as a family pet. With their beautiful coat, striking eyes, and vivacious personality, they have been highly popular dogs over the decades.
With this in mind, breeders have spent the last 20 years attempting to mix the much-loved husky with a variety of other breeds to create the perfect designer dog.
If you're looking for a large-breed husky mix, the huskita is perfect. Crossed between a husky and an akita, these dogs weigh between 70 and 120 pounds. They are extremely loyal and well-suited to family life.
This breed is very energetic and likes to play, so plenty of exercises is recommended. Huskitas are not typically aggressive but can be excellent watchdogs.
These beautiful pups are a crossbreed between the golden retriever and the husky. Due to their impressive parentage, these highly intelligent dogs thrive in a variety of activities, including agility training, obedience competitions, search and rescue, and service jobs.
Attentive and dutiful, these dogs are also extremely affectionate and lively. They are people-pleasures, making them very trainable and excellent family dogs. Goberians typically range in size from 35 to 80 pounds.
If you're looking for a husky on a much smaller scale, the pomsky may be right up your alley. Weighing in at 20 to 30 pounds, this husky-pomeranian crossbreed is much smaller than your average husky.
These pups are just as loving and playful as their parent breeds but can also be just as stubborn. They thrive on constant attention and require consistent and firm training, but these pups have lots of love to give.
The husky mastiff crossbreed is known for being a gentle giant. These large dogs, ranging from 80 to 110 pounds, tend to be shy and reserved but are very protective of their families. Due to their size and stubbornness, they are not ideal for first-time owners. They are, however, wonderful with children and great for active and adventurous families.
This Siberian husky poodle cross is a high-energy and fun-loving breed. They are wonderful family dogs who bond easily and have lots of love to give. They can have an aggressive streak on rare occasions, though, so shouldn't be left alone with small children. This breed ranges from 45 to 60 pounds.
This crossbreed between the husky and the American pitbull terrier packs a big punch. With both parent breeds being strong, these dogs are muscular in stature and can be intimidating. They range in size from 36 to 65 pounds. With proper training, these dogs can be great for families. They are wonderful with children but can be unpredictable with other animals. They require a confident and attentive owner for the best results.
This adorable breed crosses the husky with the American Eskimo. Playful yet calm, this breed is great for families with children. They are outgoing, friendly, and always up for playtime. However, they do work best for an experienced owner as they share their stubborn streak with their husky parents. To keep this fun-loving breed in check, they require daily exercise and firm, yet patient, training.
This loyal and cuddly pup crosses the husky with the rottweiler. While intense in appearance, these dogs make excellent family dogs, assuming you have the space; they range in size from 50 to 100 pounds. The rottsky is an active breed that loves a good run but can happily snuggle in with their person. They make excellent watchdogs while also being suitable for families with children and other animals.
These fluffy balls of love combine the husky with the chow chow. While they are adorable, these dogs can also be intense and hard-working, having descended from sled and herding dogs. They are independent but will develop a deep affection and loyalty to their families. Chuskies can also be highly protective and make excellent guard dogs, but they may not be ideal for homes with small children.
Siberian huskies are known for their good-natured attitudes and affectionate personalities. They are great with children and other animals, although they are not ideal for a first-time dog owner due to their stubborn streaks. That said, with proper training, these intelligent dogs can be the perfect pet.
Unfortunately, huskies can shed a great deal due to their double coats. Luckily, they are easily groomed, only requiring weekly brushing.
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