The Siberian husky has captivated humans for generations. With piercing, wolf-life eyes, an immaculate coat, and loving personalities, it’s no surprise the husky has become one of the most popular choices for designer breeders.
Known to be energetic and possibly destructive if left unattended and bored, don’t let this put you off considering a husky hybrid.
One of the man benefits of any cross breed is that many potentially harmful health conditions can be mitigated.
Now, this breed is certainly not the right choice for everyone, although this depends to a large extent on the other canine parent in the mix. We draw your attention throughout our roundup today to any mixed breed huskies that make inadvisable choices for first-time owners.
OK, it’s time now for our snapshot of 10 of the most endearing husky hybrids. We have not intended to throw in every possible mixed breed here, but we have aimed to include designer huskies across a variety of sizes, and with differing energy levels.
I. Top 10 Husky Mixed Breeds
- Gerberian Shepsky
- Husky Inu
- Belerian Malsky
1) Gerberian Shepsky
When you cross a German shepherd with a husky, the Gerberian Shepsky is a smart mixed breed ideal for more experienced owners.
With both parents extremely athletic, this cross breed requires lots of vigorous exercise. They’ll also need plenty of stimulation. The Gerberian husky can resemble either parent physically, and they come in a wide palette of colors, including the classic black-and-tan of the German shepherd.
Make certain your yard is securely fenced as these dogs are prone to escaping.
Loyal and wonderful family pets, the Gerberian husky needs socialization from a young age.
Are you looking for a striking giant breed? If so, the Huskita crossed the husky with the Siberian husky to devastating effect.
These strong and independent mixed breeds weigh anywhere from 70 to over 120 pounds.
Despite occasionally appearing standoffish, this hybrid is intensely devoted to the family.
One of the most prestigious and sought after husky mixed breeds, this is not the best breed for first-time owners. The Huskita calls for an experienced owners capable of assuming the role of pack leader while providing consistent and firm training.
The Huskita is not aggressive, but can function as an excellent watchdog.
Mixing a boxer with a Siberian husky generates a bulky and active doggo. The Boxsky is capable of becoming quite a handful, rendering them unsuitable for inexperienced pet parents.
Stubborn and exhibiting a powerful prey drive, the Bosky needs a confident leader to deliver firm and consistent training.
Typically weighing around 75 pounds, these dogs make a smooth fit for owners with spacious and fenced yards. The Boxsky has high energy levels and needs lots of strenuous exercise.
If properly socialized, the Boxsky can integrate well into family life.
When the golden retriever and husky are mixed, the Goberian is one of the most beautiful designer hybrids you’ll find. You get the good looks of the husky and the sociable, friendly temperament of the golden retriever.
Attentive and affectionate, these playful dogs are also very lively. Very eager to please, the breed is highly trainable and great with kids when socialized.
Medium to large dogs weighing from 35 to 75 pounds, be prepared for your pup to come out large. With double coats, they are adaptable to different climates.
Crossing the powerful husky with the muscular American pitbull terrier, the Pitsky is a hybrid that some find initially intimidating.
These dogs are usually very sunny in disposition, and the right socialization will ensure these sociable traits dominate the underlying protective and aggressive tendencies.
Weighing from 30 to 65 pounds, the Pitsky needs a firm and confident owner to help them integrate seamlessly into the family.
Although the Pitsky thrives around children, they need monitoring around other dogs.
The chow chow and the Siberian husky are both descended from hunting dogs. When you mix these breeds, you get a jumbo pooch who is hard working and super-smart.
The Chusky tends to be pretty independent, but they also show a strong loyal streak.
Due to the size and exercise requirements of this designer dog, it doesn’t make a good fit for apartment-dwellers.
Socializing your Chusky is key. This will help to dilute some of the more stubborn tendencies innate in these breeds. With a strong prey drive, the Chusky should not be allowed to roam off his leash. This is not the best choice of dog if you have small children at home.
Due to their strong protective nature, the Chusky makes a great guard dog.
7) Husky Inu
The Husky Inu resembles a cross between a wolf (the Husky parent) and a fox (the Inu parent). Wherever you go with this hybrid pup, you’re sure to turn heads.
Despite the alluring appearance, the Husky Inu makes a poor fit for inexperienced owners lacking the experience of training stubborn breeds. With firm and consistent handling, though, the dog can function as a family pet.
That said, both of this cross breed’s parent breeds have a reputation for being aloof and independent. Given this heritage, it’s unrealistic to expect a Husky Inu to give you too much by the way of affection. They are not needy dogs at all, but they are not too happy to spend time alone and can be prone to sulking if they feel left out.
A small and compact pup weighing anywhere from 15 to 30 pounds, the Husky Inu thrives in cold climates.
8) Belerian Malsky
The Belerian Malsky goes by many names, including the Belusky and the Hukinois. The designer hybrid the result of crossing the Siberian husky with the Belgian Malinois. This cross breed takes on the speed of the Belgian Malinois parent and the endurance levels of the formidable husky parent.
Ideal for working or hunting, this hybrid needs a minimum of an hour or two of vigorous exercise every day.
Medium-sized with an athletic frame and a short coat, this mixed breed is fiercely loyal and whip-smart. They are also highly trainable and make excellent guard dogs.
The Hugsky or Hug is one of the cutest cross breeds you’ll find involving the wolf-life Siberian husky.
The pug heritage brings that squashy face to the fore in the hybrid.
You find a great deal of variety when it comes to the size of this mixed breed. The pug is a small breed, while the husky is considered a medium to large breed. Resultantly, the Hug can weigh anywhere from 15 to 60 pounds.
This dog is highly active and liable to manifest destructive behaviors if left alone and unstimulated. Prevent this by taking your Hugsky outside for plenty of exploring. Having said this, you should not over-exercise this hybrid dog, as this can trigger health issues in short-nosed dogs.
Prone to pulling a Houdini act, make sure you yard is secured if you plan to bring a Hug home. Take care of this and you’ll end up with a loyal and devote furball, even if he turns out to be a sizeable beast.
The Rottsky is sometimes also known as a Huskweiler, and the hybrid is the result of crossing a Siberian husky with a Rottweiler.
Loyal and affectionate, these dogs make great watchdogs. They also thrive around other animals and children, assuming they are properly socialized from a young age.
Looking much like a softer, fleecier Rottie, this cross breed often inherits those piercing blue husky eyes.
This mixed breed can range from 50 pounds to over 100 pounds, so be prepared for your Rottsky to hit the upper end of that range.
As today’s top 10 husky mixed breeds should make clear, mixing the Siberian husky with a range of other breeds can yield some incredibly beautiful and charismatic cross breeds.
Today’s roundup is by no means a comprehensive list. There are 30 or more hybrid dogs with the Siberian husky as one parent, so we hope our shortlist gives you some inspiration.
When you’re thinking about bringing any new dog home, you should do plenty of research rather than buying driven by emotion. Make sure you can cater for the dog’s exercise levels and stimulation requirements. Pay close attention to shedding and grooming. Be sure the dog will mesh with your lifestyle. With almost infinite choices, there’s no need to compromise, and there’s no need to force a fit.