Well known for his beautiful coat and tendency to vocalize in adorable (and hilarious) ways, the Siberian husky is a favorite dog breed for many. But while they certainly have plenty of endearing qualities, it is important to note that huskies are also high-octane hounds, who can be quite needy in the exercise needs department.
But what about when you mix huskies with other dog breeds?
Well, in some cases, those husky genes are tempered a bit, resulting in a slightly chiller version of the entertaining pooch we’ve all come to love.
But of course, that isn’t always the case, either!
In other cases, those husky genes combine with the genes of other ready-to-rock breeds (looking at you, cattle dogs), resulting in an indefatigable zoomie machine!
In either case (and no matter which kind of canine you’d prefer), we’ll share some of our favorite Siberian husky mixes below, so that you can find the perfect one for your family! But first, let’s take a moment and talk about the things that make huskies tick — that should help you decide if a husky mix is right for you.
Getting To Know The Husky
Before you start looking for your favorite husky mix, it’s important to understand the basic traits of the purebred Siberian husky. Huskies are often well-loved for their playful dispositions and striking eyes, but there’s so much more to these energetic furry friends.
- Huskies are medium-sized dogs. Standing about 22 inches at the shoulder and weighing between 40 and 60 pounds, Siberian huskies are average-sized members of the working group. They originally served as sled dogs, pulling loads across snow and ice along with a few other furry friends. Huskies tend to live between 12 and 14 years and were originally developed by the Chukchi people in Russia.
- Huskies are social butterflies. Huskies are incredibly friendly dogs, who love spending time with people, kids, and other dogs. But these best buddies have boundless amounts of energy, which means they need families that provide them with plenty of activity and regular exercise.
- Huskies require constant supervision. The husky is a curious breed, who may get into mischief when left to his own devices. He also has a strong prey drive that will lead him to chase after a squirrel for miles, so you’ll need to keep a keen eye on your husky and ensure that he’s always leashed when not in an enclosed area.
- Huskies will shed a ton of hair. Their coats may be beautiful, but understand that Siberian huskies shed very heavily, meaning that everything you own will soon be covered in hair. Daily brushing can help reduce the amount of hair you have on everything, but it will never eliminate it completely.
- Huskies are pretty healthy. While these pups can be prone to conditions like epilepsy and hip dysplasia, they are fairly healthy hounds. Just make sure you seeking out a reputable breeder and avoid shady characters.
- Huskies need an experienced dog owner. Many owners take on a husky without fully understanding the level of care these canine companions require. These dogs need a ton of exercise and patient pet parents who can roll with the punches these sometimes-challenging pups provide.
As you can see, huskies have a lot to offer, but they’re certainly not ideal for all situations. So, be sure that you can handle the challenges a husky mix may present before adding one to your family.
But with all that said, many owners love their huskies deeply and remain completely satisfied with their choice. It’s all about finding the right four-footed fit for your family!
27 Adorable Husky Mixes
Without further ado, here are some of the cutest husky crosses out there. You’re sure to fall for these unique designer dogs!
1. Shepsky (German Shepherd x Husky)
The husky-German-shepherd-mix is certainly one densely-furred friend with a thick double-coat, so make sure you have a good grooming brush ready!
Typically called the Shepsky (or even a Gerberian Shepsky) this breed combo exhibits a nice blend of traits from both parent breeds. For example, like GSDs and huskies, Shepsky dogs have plenty of energy that needs to be exhausted via vigorous daily exercise.
This means that these doggos are only good fits for active families, who enjoy tons of activity.
2. Beasky (Beagle x Husky)
Beasky pups are social butterflies, who love just about everyone. They are far too friendly to make effective watchdogs, but they will let you know whenever a suspicious squirrel (well, any squirrel, really…) is galivanting in the driveway.
Note that these pups — like most beagle mixes — tend to follow their noses, often while tuning you out completely. They can also be independent thinkers, so this is a breed combo you’ll definitely want to keep on a short leash when not in a fenced area.
3. Boxsky (Boxer x Husky)
This sweet little face is the product of a husky mama and a boxer papa. Often called Boxskies, these pups are amazing family dogs that will often behave like lapdogs, despite being much bigger than a typical lap-sitter.
Boxsky dogs will typically act like permanent puppies, with their goofy, exuberant natures, but this (along with their often-gentle demeanors) make them some of the best playmates for young two-footers.
4. Catahuskla Leopy (Catahoula Leopard Dog x Husky)
Remember when we said some of these breed combos create super-high-energy hounds? Well, this is certainly a great example of that phenomenon!
Simply put, if you take a Catahoula leopard dog and breed it with a husky you get the Catahuskla Leopy (yes, that breed name is quite the mouthful) — a mixed breed dog who’s ready to go-go-go whenever he has the chance.
But if you can provide them with sufficient exercise and firm but fair leadership, these doggos can make great pets for some families.
5. Alusky (Alaskan Malamute x Husky)
The Alusky is a beautiful combination of two pretty similar breeds — the husky and the Alaskan malamute. As you may suspect, both of these sled-pulling snow lovers have a number of traits in common (such as their high energy levels and preference for colder climates). Accordingly, it is most important to talk about some of the big differences between these two breeds.
Two of the most important differences between Alaskan malamutes and Siberian huskies are their friendliness and trainability — huskies better exemplify the former, while malamutes are more likely to exhibit the latter. However, crossbred canines can certainly exhibit the traits of either parent, so you’ll need to be ready to take what you get.
But no matter which breed your Alusky takes after, you may want to consider trying urban mushing with your mutt!
6. Bordsky (Border Collie x Husky)
Need an active breed with even more energy than a husky? That’s a pretty tall order, but the Bordsky — a cross between a husky and a border collie — may qualify!
There’s just no way around it: These pups are going to need lots of exercise. So, they’d make a terrible fit for owners who just want a couch potato of a canine. Instead, these dogs would make excellent pooch partners for runners, bikers, or other types of active folks.
Also, be sure to keep in mind that these dogs are often going to be much more intelligent than the typical husky (border collies are typically considered the smartest dog breed). That’s not always a good thing, as brainy breeds tend to need more stimulation to prevent destructive habits.
7. Hussetsky (Basset Hound x Siberian Husky)
This adorable face belongs to a Hussetsky — a mix created by breeding a husky with a basset hound.
Unlike some husky mixes, which seem to “double down” on the challenging characteristics of each breed, this canine combo is comprised of two very different breeds. Specifically, huskies are some of the highest-energy doggos around, while basset hounds need to nap between naps.
So, the mellow nature of the basset hound parent helps balance out the insatiable need to run, jump, and play that the husky has. And this means that the Hussetsky can be a better pet for many families that either of these purebred parent breeds are.
8. Husk Husk (Chow Chow x Husky)
Would you like a husky, but wish you could get one that’s even furrier? Well, you’re in luck — the Husk Husk may be the floofiest floof who ever floofed!
Quite the bear look-alike, the Husk Husk is certainly attractive, but they tend to be a bit independent, challenging to train, and wary of strangers. So, you’ll want to be sure to start training and socializing your Husk Husk as soon as possible.
And while we probably don’t need to say it, it’s important to understand that these dogs will shed wooly-mammoth-quantities of hair, so be sure you have a good vacuum for dog hair handy.
9. Rottsky (Rottweiler x Husky)
Have you ever seen one of those buddy-cop movies in which one is happy-go-lucky and a bit goofy, while the other is a super-serious, no-nonsense chap? Well, that’s kind of what you get with the Rottsky — one part happy-and-hilarious husky and one part all-business Rottie.
However, while Rottweilers are definitely serious dogs, they are incomparably sweet with their loved ones (you could say that they take affection and scritches as seriously as protecting their peeps). So, this breed combo often results in a gentle giant, who loves cuddling more than anything else.
All that aside, this is another breed combo in which the breeds help to offset some of the challenges the other breed presents. For example, Rotties are very intelligent dogs who’re much easier to train than huskies, yet huskies make new friends a bit more quickly than aloof Rotties do.
10. Pitsky (Pitbull x Husky)
The Pitsky is a cross breed between a husky and a pit bull (technically, an American pit bull terrier). And though there are a number of things about these dogs that may jump out at you, the single most common characteristic among them all is likely how friendly these four-footers are!
They’ll still need plenty of training and socialization, and you should always supervise them around young children. But in most cases, these doggos embody the friendliness of both parent breeds perfectly.
Do understand that Pitskys have incredible amounts of energy, so you’ll need to keep them busy to feel their best.
11. Pomsky (Pomeranian x Husky)
The husky-Pomeranian mixed breed — also known as the Pomsky — is an amazing canine cutie pie. Fluffy and friendly, these little floofs usually get along very well with every two-footer they meet, though they may prefer being the only dog in the house (unlike pure huskies, who’re quite gregarious).
Just keep in mind that Pomskys can be fairly strong willed. So, you will need to establish strong guidelines and begin training your pooch from a young age.
12. Bullsky (Bullmastiff x Husky)
You probably wouldn’t want to come face to face with the Bullsky in the middle of the night — that face can be a bit intimidating!
However, well-socialized bullmastiffs are generally pretty friendly, as are the overwhelming majority of huskies. So, these dogs are actually pretty good picks for owners who’re social butterflies.
As a bonus, the bullmastiff’s short hair may curtail the fur problem huskies often create. You’ll still need to brush your Bullsky regularly, but he’ll likely be a better choice for neat-freak moms and dads.
13. Ausky (Australian Shepherd x Husky)
These striking eyes belong to an Ausky, a beautiful result of mixing a husky with an Australian shepherd.
But while these dogs are beautiful (and typically quite friendly), it is critical that would-be owners understand exactly *how* much energy these four-footers have! These dogs will wake up ready to roll and they want to party all day long. They’re not a good choice for owners who just want a chill canine to cuddle with on the couch.
These high energy levels can make Auskies well-suited for working roles, provided that you can keep them happy and engaged with the task at hand.
14. Huskita (Akita x Husky)
The beauty below is the result of a breeding between a husky and an Akita. Often known as a Huskita, these are pretty independent pups, who’re known for their quiet and somewhat-serious personalities.
Like most Akitas and Akita mixes, Huskitas are pretty protective pooches, and they can be wary of strangers at times. So, early socialization and positive-reinforcement-based training are both crucial.
One other thing worth mentioning: Huskitas may be slightly less friendly with other dogs than a typical husky — so keep this in mind if you already have a pet doggo or two.
15. Huskpei (Shar-Pei x Husky)
This watchful hound is the result of mixing a husky and shar-pei, giving us the Huskpei.
As you may expect, given the shar-pei parent, these are pretty reserved pups. They won’t make friends especially quickly, and they’re likely to be a bit wary of strangers. However, they’re generally going to be very sweet and affectionate with family members.
Huskpeis need plenty of positive training and a pretty rigid daily routine. But for owners who can provide these things, a Huskpei may be the perfect pet.
16. Great Huskyenees (Great Pyrenees x Siberian Husky)
Want a double-serving of floof in a supersized package? Well, the Great Huskyenees may be just what you need!
This lovable creature is the product of a husky and great Pyrenees, and the result is nothing short of adorable. Confident and comical, these canines make great comrades for single owners as well as families. They may require a little more coat maintenance than the average four-footer, but most Great Huskyenees owners find them to be well worth the extra work.
It is worth pointing out that Great Huskyenees are a bit independent at times, so they’ll need an experienced owner who can provide consistent, positive training sessions to build good mutt manners.
17. Siberpoo (Poodle x Siberian Husky)
This adorable face belongs to the Siberpoo– a mix of a Siberian husky and a poodle. This curly haired cutie is sharp as a tack and always up for adventure, so be sure you’re ready for a smart and active four-footer before bringing one of these fellas home.
One of the most notably things about Siberpoo is their hair. While the husky parent causes these dogs to shed a bunch, the poodle parent helps to temper this a bit, as poodles shed very little (this is why they’re often called a “hypoallergenic” breed). This makes them a great choice for families who struggle with dog allergies.
Your Siberpoo will still shed, but (like most poodle mixes) he’ll likely shed less than a typical husky.
18. Busky (Bulldog x Husky)
Another canine combo in which one breed helps reduce a sometimes-unwanted characteristic of the other is the Busky — created by mixing a husky with a bulldog.
In this case, the bulldog’s lazy and lethargic demeanor can help offset the husky’s go-go-go energy. The end result is a husky mix who doesn’t have the boundless energy or absurd exercise needs that many others do. These dogs still need plenty of exercise, but they are happy to kick back with you on the couch more than a typical husky would.
Do note that these precious puppers may drool quite a bit, so they’re probably not ideal family pets for those who like to keep things tidy.
19. Horgi (Corgi x Siberian Husky)
These come-hither eyes and I-can-do-no-wrong face belongs to the Horgi — an adorable combination of a husky and a corgi.
These are obviously gorgeous doggos, but beware that they have strong prey drives, so they might not be the best pick for homes with small animals running around. Horgis are, however, excellent playmates for pooches of similar (or larger) size, and they are happy to keep you entertained with their lively personalities.
Horgis will shed pretty heavily, but we think that’s a small price to pay for such a precious pooch.
20. Goberian (Golden Retriever x Siberian Husky)
This Siberian-husky-golden-retriever-mix is the product of two of the most popular breeds in the USA. And it’s easy to see why! The husky is celebrated as a beautiful goofball, while the golden retriever’s easy-going nature makes him THE quintessential breed for first-time owners.
And you get both sides of this coin in the Goberian!
These pups have plenty of fuel in the tank and are happy to accompany you while running, hiking, swimming, or doing just about anything to burn off some of that excess energy. Just note that these dogs won’t appreciate being left alone for long periods of time and need homes where someone is usually home.
21. Aussie Siberian (Australian Shepherd x Siberian Husky)
If you’re seeking a high-octane hound, the Aussie Siberian is for you. One part Australian shepherd and one part husky, this husky mix brings all new meaning to the term “energy.”
Perfect for homes in need of a working woofer, this magical mutt will be ready to earn his keep while accompanying you all day (but he’ll certainly want to cuddle up on the couch once chores are complete).
Just note that these dogs probably won’t be the easiest pooches to train, as they will tend to follow the beat of their own doggo drum.
22. Hug (Pug x Siberian Husky)
Perfectly named pooches, Hugs are warm, playful, and full of love for anyone who will accept it — something that could be said for many Pug mixes.
While they’re small enough for apatment living, these dogs still need plenty of daily exercise to keep their tails wagging (though the pug side of the equation does help moderate the husky’s insane energy level a bit).
One thing’s for sure: You’ll never feel lonely or want for entertainment with a Hug by your side!
23. Husky Jack (Jack Russell Terrier x Siberian Husky)
Want a husky with a bit of extra canine character? The Husky Jack may be just what you need! A little firecracker with plenty of personality to spare, the Husky Jack can make a fantastic pet for an active family.
But be warned: These feisty furballs will need plenty of direction and supervision (not to mention exercise) to stay out of trouble. You’ll have to keep your Husky Jack’s body and mind stimulated (read: tired) to prevent him from causing pupper problems.
But for families that can keep them busy, Husky Jacks can make amazing four-footed pets.
24. Siberian Cocker (Cocker Spaniel x Siberian Husky)
Who ordered the double-shot of floof?
Siberian cockers are sporty little sweethearts with 24-karat-gold hearts. Slightly smaller than a pure husky, this husky mix is still quite athletic, thanks to the cocker spaniel’s sporting background. This means they may excel at a variety of canine sports, such as canicross.
Siberian Cockers typically make fast friends with everyone — including those with two feet or four. And they are also lively entertainers, who like showcasing their silly sides.
25. Huskimo (American Eskimo Dog x Siberian Husky)
This canine cross just makes a lot of sense. These lovely and lovable mutts are the product of two different sled dog breeds, and the result is an energetic working dog with a heftier build than a purebred Siberian husky.
Huskimos are superb family dogs, and love to stay in on the action. Just note that these dogs can be somewhat strong-willed, so they need pet parents that are able to provide consistent, positive training sessions. Also, though we hope it needn’t be said, these dogs won’t enjoy living in warmer climates.
However, it is worth pointing out that Huskimos are generally very gregarious dogs, who get along well with other floofs.
26. Husky Lab (Labrador Retriever x Siberian Husky)
Need a doggo who’ll be happy to go jogging with you? Husky Labs are some of the best dogs for running you could find!
Like most Lab mixes, Husky Labs are very friendly four-footers, who tend to get along well with people and other pets alike. And the husky part of the equation provides plenty of comic relief, resulting in a floof who’s as fun to be around as any other you could imagine.
These energetic pups have plenty of energy that you’ll need to satisfy by providing plenty of daily exercise. Husky Labs are naturally intelligent as well as being highly food motivated (usually), making them fairly easy to train.
27. Dusky (Dachshund x Siberian Husky)
Alright, so we admit that this is a pretty, uh, interesting idea for a mixed-breed mutt. But you can’t argue with those results — just look at that mug!
One part husky and one part dachshund, Duskies are pawsitively precious little pooches, who’re easy to love. This particular one appears to favor the dachshund side of the equation, but we’ve seen other ones who look more husky-like. So, you never know what you’re going to get with these little guys and gals.
Just be aware that dachshunds are often very difficult to housebreak (they often require a long period of crate training), so be sure you’re ready for a challenge when contemplating adding one of these to your family.
It seems we’ve come to the end of our list of 27 Husky mixed breeds and we hope you enjoyed looking at all these stunning animals. Which husky mix was your favorite?
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