Siberian Huskies are popular dogs thanks to their sociable personalities and striking looks.
However, unfortunately a lot of pet owners struggle to cope with Siberian Huskies, whether it’s due to a lack of preparation or research.
As a result, a lot of Huskies can end up in rescue shelters, as well as a variety of Husky mixes.
If you’re thinking about getting a Siberian Husky, why not check out your local dog adoption agency to see if they’ve got any Huskies or Husky mixes that need a forever home.
Alternatively, some breeders could mix Siberian Huskies with other Spitz dogs to create a companion-sized pet or create a dog with certain desired traits.
It’s worth remembering that there’s no guarantee which traits a dog will inherit from each parent.
In this article, we’re going to take a look at 20 Husky cross breeds, including some common mixes such as the Pomsky.
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The Ausky is a cross between an Australian Shepherd and a Siberian Husky. These are two active dogs that will need a lot of mental stimulation and physical exercise to discourage unwanted behaviours. They’re likely to be loyal dogs, given this is a trait associated with both parents. While Australian Shepherds are herding dogs, Siberian Huskies have traditionally been used as sled racing dogs. We spoke to Howling Up North who owns an Ausky called Judge to find out a little more about these strikingly beautiful mixed dogs. Here’s what we learned about Judge.
Judge is extremely friendly! Huskies and Australian Shepherds are both very social dog breeds. He has a very high drive, which makes sports such as agility, dock diving and bikejoring possible and fun! He is very smart, he learns new tricks quickly and listens very well!
The combination of a Boxer and a Husky yields a mixed dog that is referred to as a Boxsky. They’ve got an impressive physicality, with Boxsky usually displaying the body structure of their Boxer parent. Having said, there’s no guarantee that a Boxsky will inherit certain desired traits from either parent. They can have blue, brown or bi eyes, incorporating the appearance of both breeds. Boxsky can make loving family pets. Having said that, you should never leave any dog unsupervised with children. Here’s a snippet of our interview with Frankie the Boxsky:
Frankie is a super sweet super cuddly dog. She can be very protective of her pack. Which at times has led to reactive moments. For the most part she loves dogs and people. Her favorite breed of dogs are huskies and boxers. Dogs that seem to get her I just want to run fast and wrestle hard play style. She’s incredibly goofy. Her favorite thing to do is run and then dive to the ground and roll around for a bit. How old is she? Frankie is going to be 6 years old in October.
18) Bullsky Mastiff
The Bullsky is a mix between a Husky and a Bullmastiff. By combining these two working breeds, you’re getting a strong and striking dog. They’re likely to be big dogs with sweet personalities. You can expect a Bullsky Mastiff to inherit the protective traits of the Bullmastiff, proving to be alert guard or watch dogs. Siberian Huskies are a very active breed, which is something a Bullsky can inherit. This mix can be between 20 and 24 inches tall and weigh between 50 and 110 pounds.
Our next Siberian Husky mix is the Busky. This is a cross between the Siberian Husky and a Bulldog. You can also just refer to these dogs as a Husky Bulldog mix. They’re likely to be canines with relatively high energy levels that shed quite a bit. They’ll relish a role as part of the family given Bulldogs can make great companion pets. You can expect your Busky to extremely loyal and quite protective of the family unit.
16) Catahuskla Leopy
Arguably the most beautiful of all the husky mixes, we’ve got the Catahuskla Leopy cross. These dogs are the result of breeding between a Catahoula Leopard and a Siberian Husky. The result is an athletic dog that will have a lot of energy to burn. So be prepared to walk your Catahoula Leopard Husky mix at least once a day for an hour or more. They’ll also require mental stimulation to prevent unwanted behaviours, such as destructive chewing or digging.
A Corgsky is a cross between a Siberian Husky and Corgi. They’re usually a medium-sized dog that have the body type of a Corgi but markings that can reflect their husky parent. The Corgsky is a friendly dog that can make a great companion pet. They’ve got a sociable nature, so they’ll usually relish the chance to meet new people and new dogs. It’s important you’ve got a secured property because Corgis and Siberian Husky are known to have a high prey drive.
Dachshund and Siberian Husky can be mixed to create a Dusky. You can also simply refer to this combination as a Dachshund Husky mix. It’s a pretty rare mix given the size difference of both breeds. They’re likely to be the result of inadvertent breeding, so you may come across them in rescue shelters. They can be a vocal mix given the Dachshund and the Siberian Husky are known for being sometimes loud.
13) German Shepsky
Leaving one of the rarest Husky mixes to one of the most common Husky cross breeds, we’ve got the German Shepsky. They can also be referred to as the Gerberian Shepsky. This is, of course, a mix between a German Shepherd and a Siberian Husky. The result is an active, intelligent and loyal dog. German Shepherds are known for their intelligence levels, so you may find a German Shepsky quite easy to train. They can have markings that reflect both parents, while they could have blue eyes that are common with Huskies. They’ve got relatively high energy levels and need socialisation and training from a young age.
12) Great Huskyenees
The Great Huskyeness is a mix between a Great Pyrenees and Siberian Husky. They can also be called Pyrenees Husky. This cross is a large dog that will show a profound loyalty to the family and can be especially good around children. These dogs will love hikes if you live in an area with challenging hills or mountains. Great Pyrenees are used as rescue dogs and this affectionate nature could shine through in your Pyrenees Husky. They’ve got a reputation for being a stubborn mix.
The Goberian doesn’t sound like it would be this mix but it is a cross between a Siberian Husky and a Golden Retriever. Goberians are an energetic and friendly cross that can slot into family life with ease. These are another common cross given the amount of Golden Retrievers and Siberian Huskies around the world. You can expect Goberians to shed quite a bit given neither the Siberian Husky nor Golden Retriever are hypoallergenic. If you’re familiar with either parent breed, you won’t be surprised to learn Goberians need a lot of exercise.
Poodles have been cross with many different breeds in the pursuit of a hypoallergenic dog. If you love Huskies but you’ve got dog allergies, a Hoodsky is your best bet at satisfying your affection for these sled dogs but still taking into consideration your allergies. There is no guarantee that a Poodle Husky mix will be hypoallergenic but should they inherit the Poodle genes, a Hoodsky is likely to shed less than a Husky. They can also be called Poosky.
An unlikely mix, the Hug is the result of most likely unplanned breeding between a Siberian Husky and Pug. Given the size of both parents, it’s not an advisable cross. However, some rare examples of this cross do exist. They can inherit appearance traits from either parent, but they’re likely to show some physical characteristics of the pug such as the sub-nose.
8) Husk Husk
When you mix a Siberian Husky and Chow Chow, you get a Husk Husky. They can also be referred to as the Chow Husky. The thing that stands out about this cross is their fur. They’re going to be very hair dogs so be prepared for lots of shedding, especially when they blow out their coat twice a year at the changing of the seasons. Chow Husky dogs can also be independent, strong-willed and stubborn, so training from a young age is a good idea.
American Eskimo and Siberian Husky can be mixed to create a Huskimo. This is a mix that isn’t that unnatural given both breeds are spitz-type dogs. The Huskimo is likely to have coat markings reflective of the Siberian Husky. Their eyes can be blue, brown or a combination of both. They’ll be a medium-sized dog with a lot of energy. The first examples of this cross started to appear in the early 1990s.
Huskita is a mix between an Akita and Siberian Husky, combining Japanese and Russian breeds. These dogs are going to be muscular and powerful. They’ll require socialisation and training from a young age to ensure you have a well-balanced dog on your hands. They’ve got a lot of similar traits, such as an independent streak. They be between 22 and 25 inches tall, while they can weight from 50 and 75 pounds.
When you cross a Samoyed with a Siberian Husky, the result is a Samsky. This combination has two Spitz parents, so it’s possible to predict some traits. They’re likely to be big shedders with a relatively high prey drive. Kikko the Samoyed spoke to us to provide a better insight into the mix breed:
We haven’t lived with Samoyeds or other Siberian Husky than Katana so we won’t be able to be really accurate about the personality traits, but from the few of them we met, I can say Kikko definitely has the barking trait of the Samoyeds as well as the playful, affectionate and loyal sides. We do believe he has more of a Samoyed’s personally than a Husky’s but we still find some Husky in him: he has quite a high prey drive or can be really stubborn but unlike Huskies he is acting a lot like a guard dog. He is also really active and his play style looks a lot like what we’ve seen on other Huskies.
Crossing a Siberian Husky and Pitbull Terrier will result in a Pitsky. They’re usually friendly dogs with a profound sense of loyalty to their owners. Pitsky like to receive affection from their pet parent, so expect lots of cuddles and playtime. They’ve got moderate-to-high exercise requirements.
The Pomsky is arguably the most common of all the Husky cross breeds. They’re pretty common in the USA and around the world. They’re a cross between a Pomeranian and a Siberian Husky, which are two Spitz breeds. They can have a wide range of coat colors, while their eyes can be blue, brown, bi and parti. They’re usually a small-to-medium sized dog. Pomskies aren’t to be confused with an Alaskan Klee Kai, which is a breed recognised by the United Kennel Club.
Crossing a Siberian Husky and a Rottweiler will result in a Rottsky. Rottweiler Husky mixes are usually active dogs, which is hardly a surprise given both parents are members of the AKC’s working group. They’ll need lots of mental and physical stimulation to keep them satisfied. Rottsky can make great guard dogs given their loyalty to the family.
Shiba Husky Mix
Shiba Husky mix is a cross between a Shiba Inu and a Siberian Husky. The breeds are among two of the most popular worldwide. Both have a unique appearance that yields a dog with a striking physique and eye-catching colors when bred together. Shiba Husky could be as small as 13.5 inches and as tall as 24 inches. They could weigh between 17 pounds and 60 pounds.
Irish Wolfhound and Siberian Husky can be mixed to create the Wolfsky. This is a big Husky cross that will need a house with lots of room to move. They’ll have high energy levels, so they’ll do well with pet owners who like to go on long walks or hikes. Inside the home, they love nothing more than to nap with their human companions.