Siberian Huskies are very special dogs. They have a striking appearance and are devoted to their human companions. It’s not surprising therefore that breeders have experimented with different types of Husky mixes over the last two decades.
By combining this magnificent dog with some other breeds, it is possible to get a Siberian Husky mix that is free from their possible health effects but preserves the desirable traits. Siberian Huskies have been bred with everything from a Rottweiler to a Basset Hound! Of course, as with all mix breeds, you can never be 100 percent sure about what you are going to get!
1. Siberian Husky and Golden Retriever
The Golden Retriever Husky mix is always going to be a match made in heaven. When you combine two of the most popular dogs on the planet you are going to get something special. The Golden Retriever originates from Scotland and is famous for their energy and enthusiasm as well as their loving nature. Combine this with the intelligence and outgoing personality of a purebred Husky and you have the most popular of the Husky mix breeds.
The Golden Retriever Husky mix will reach up to 25 inches in height and will have a dense and long-length coat that may be smooth or wavy. The Siberian Retriever can inherit the most challenging characteristics of their parent breeds and this can make them quite a handful. This is the main reason that Siberian Retrievers end up in animal shelters. They will require firm and consistent training and may be a challenging dog that is too much for first-time dog owners. Overall, the Siberian Retriever makes excellent family dogs for households prepared to put in the effort that they deserve. Very similar to this husky mix is the Labrador Retriever-Husky pairing – often called a Labsky. This is a loyal and smart dog with a cheerful personality who will always make you smile.
2. Siberian Husky and Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler)
This particular Husky mix (called the Ausky) is derived from two exceptional parent breeds. This is one of the dog breeds that always needs a job to do. A bored Ausky will become frustrated and bothersome, they like to think that they are still working dogs even though they are family pets. The breed has a high prey drive and can nip so they are not one of the best husky mixes if you have younger children or other pets.
The energetic Blue Heeler husky mix will require proper training and early socialization. They are strong and agile and have a medium build. Because they have a double-layered coat, they will probably need daily brushing and shedding may be an issue, especially during the spring and the fall.
3. Siberian Husky and German Shepherd
The German Shepherd Husky mix is an intelligent and proud dog who wants to have a lot of fun. Both the German Shepherd and Husky are large dogs so the Gerberian Shepsky is one of the more powerful breeds with a muscular build – they will need firm and confident handling from a young age. The German Shepherd Husky mix has a striking appearance and may have bright blue eyes.
If you have never owned a dog before, you may find the Gerberian Shepsky challenging. They are so loyal to their human family that they can be very wary of strangers – this makes them an excellent guard dog but can be problematic as a family pet. You will have to put a lot of effort into providing proper socialization to curb any undesirable personality traits. Having said that, they are mainly gentle dogs who will get on with the whole family and are extremely loyal. Just be aware that this German Shepherd Husky mix may struggle to get on with small pets.
4. Siberian Husky and Australian Shepherd
You get a little more certainty about what your Husky mix will look like with this combination because the parent breeds look so similar. The Australian Shepherd Husky will be between 19 and 23 inches tall and weigh between 40 and 60 pounds. The coat of your Aussie Husky may be speckled or solid and can be in a range of colors, as can the eyes.
Whatever their appearance, this will be a very active dog! Both the Australian Shepherd and Siberian Husky are working dog breeds that are used to racing around for long periods. They are not one of the designer dogs that are content to sleep on a sofa in an apartment all day. To burn off all their high energy they need 90 minutes of exercise a day. This is one of the highly intelligent breeds and therefore easy to train but can be strong-willed which gives them an independent streak. You could try keeping their mind and body busy with some agility training but if you have never owned a dog before, some puppy training classes are highly recommended.
5. Siberian Husky and Pomeranian
At first, the combination of the Siberian Husky with a smaller breed such as the Pomeranian (to produce the Pomsky) or even a Shi Tzu (to produce the Shih Tzusky) seems like a bizarre plan. What on earth will these hybrid offspring look like?
The truth is that the Pomsky is one of the most popular husky crossbreeds around. The pairing has to be carried out by artificial insemination as natural mating would not be safe. Because this process is expensive, you can expect to pay quite a lot for this designer dog. Pomskies are fun-loving dogs that will adapt to all sorts of living environments. They are the cutest Husky mix you can find and know just how to look adorable to get the reaction they want from their human companions. They have a very thick coat so you will need to deal with quite a lot of shedding and they can be very vocal which may annoy your neighbors when you are not at home. Take care if you have young children, the Pomsky can nip if they feel threatened.
6. Siberian Husky and Corgi
The gorgeous Corgi Husky mix is a medium-sized dog who often has the out-going friendly nature of the Husky combined with the alert and inquisitive characteristics of the Corgi. The Corgi Husky combo usually grows to around 15 inches and can weigh anything between 20 and 50 pounds. They have a dense double coat so be prepared to deal with shed dog hair in your home and set up a routine of daily brushing.
The Corgi Husky mix will need regular exercise as both parents are high energy – they will essentially be a working dog as well as a pet so they always need a job to do. This active breed needs a 60-minute walk every day and three hours of playtime a week at a dog park or with pals in the back yard. They will also need mental stimulation with puzzle toys. These husky mutts do tend to be quite vocal so if excessive barking becomes an issue, you may want to seek the help of a professional dog trainer.
7. Siberian Husky and Jack Russell Terrier
This highly energetic and well-established pairing produces Husky mix puppies that are loyal and loving as well as very bold! The Husky Jack crossbreed is a medium-sized dog who will weigh between 30 and 40 pounds. The offspring will have a short and smooth coat that could be white, black, red, grey, or any combination of colors. Weekly brushing is all that’s needed to keep it in check.
When you bring a Husky Jack into your life, you will have an active and social dog who can try to take over when they are in groups so always make sure that they are properly socialized. They are not an aggressive breed but they can be stubborn and difficult to train and some individuals are not overly affectionate. This is one Husky mix that first-time dog owners should steer clear of. They need around 90 minutes of exercise per day and will happily adapt to living in an urban environment.
8. Siberian Husky and Bernese Mountain Dog
Bernese Huskies are a highly energetic and large dog breed! The puppies may be cute and adorable but they are going to grow into big dogs that may weigh up to 100 pounds. They are very strong and will need a lot of exercise to keep them happy and healthy.
Because they are so large and energetic, some people do not find it easy to live in an apartment with this breed and you will need to take care if you have young children. Some individuals can be aggressive towards other dogs if they are not socialized very well from a very young age. They will, however, be so devoted to family members that they will suffer from separation anxiety if left alone for long periods so you need to consider this if you work outside the home.
9. Siberian Husky and Boston Terrier
A Siberian Boston has one Boston Terrier parent and one Siberian Husky parent. You end up with a medium-sized Siberian Boston – a mixed breed that is highly intelligent and easy to train. However, as can be the case with all Siberian Husky mixes, they can be a little stubborn and this makes them more suitable for experienced dog owners.
Siberian Bostons grow to around 20 inches in height and weigh up to 40 pounds. They tend to be slender dogs with erect ears. Most are black but they may have a white blaze. The coat type is very variable. Pups can inherit a short coat that requires very little maintenance or they can inherit the double coat that will require a lot of maintenance and will shed, especially in the spring and fall.
They are quite energetic dogs and will need around 40 minutes of exercise a day as well as plenty of toys to keep their brain busy. They are also a dog breed that tends to form a special attachment to one person in the household. This is very sweet but can lead to separation anxiety when that person is not around. The good news is that they do not suffer as many health issues as purebred dogs.
10. Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute
When you combine the Alaskan Malamute with Siberian Huskies you get an Alusky. Of all the hybrid Huskies, this is the one that is best adapted to pull sleds and will thrive in colder climates. They are extremely active dogs who will welcome the chance to accompany you on a long run.
However, it is one of the Huskies cross breeds that you need to take care of within warmer climates. Both parents are sled dogs and therefore have very thick coats. You will have to take steps to keep them cool as heatstroke is a very serious condition in dogs. This is a companion dog who will love being with its human family. However, they can be stubborn (a trait seen in both parent breeds) and this may make them difficult to train. They may be more suited to an experienced owner who will confidently take on the role of pack leader and show them who is boss right from the start.
11. Siberian Husky and Pitbull Terrier
Weighing in at up to 80 pounds, this mixed breed dog is often referred to as a Pitsky and is about as energetic and loyal as it’s possible to get. The American Pitbull Terrier is a strong and courageous dog. A Pit Bull needs a lot of exercise and a firm hand when training.
This mixed dog breed will probably weigh between 30 and 80 pounds and stand around 25 inches tall. They may have problems mixing with other dogs (as does the Pitbull) so you may need to keep them on a leash.
12. Siberian Husky and American Bulldog
The American Bullsky is well known for having a huge enthusiasm for everything that they are involved in and loads of affection for their human family. As both parents can be stubborn, this could prove a challenge during training. If you are a first-time dog owner, you may want to seek the services of a professional dog trainer.
Because the parents look so different, it will be impossible to predict what the offspring look like. They may look just like a Siberian Husky or an American Bulldog or they may be a mixture. Their main characteristic will be their loyalty to their owner – they also make a fantastic guard dog.
13. Siberian Husky and Dalmatian
There’s no doubt that the Dalmatian Husky combo will result in a large designer dog but everything else is much harder to predict! You could get a Dalmatian short coat or something much closer to the Husky double coat.
In terms of personality, there’s plenty of that too! This Husky mix will not be lacking in intelligence but that famous Husky stubbornness could prove to be a challenge. Crate training is highly recommended for this Husky mix as they find ingenious ways to escape. They will need plenty of exercise or they can become destructive. Watch out for obesity and feed your dog a high-quality commercial or home-prepared dog food – don’t forget that training treats also count as calories. You may want to try fish oil supplements to keep that glorious coat looking its best.
14. Siberian Husky and Rottweiler
Rottweilers are large and muscular guard dogs originating from Germany and when combined with a Siberian Husky you get a Rottsky. These are some of the largest Husky mix breeds that you can get and they can make good guard dogs although most are family pets.
With the correct care, they will be very affectionate towards their family but will probably be reserved towards other humans. Due to the Rottweiler influence, they can occasionally be aggressive towards other dogs especially if they are of the same sex. They also have a high prey drive so households with cats and other small furries had best avoid this breed.
This is one of the larger dog breeds – adults can reach up to 95 pounds. They have a muscular build and are powerful dogs who can become destructive if they are not given the correct training and socialization. You will need to provide these husky hybrids with 90 minutes of exercise every day – this adds up to 14 miles a week. You could alternate walks with other physical challenges such as pulling a sled or advanced obedience and agility. They are not so keen on swimming or water sports though. Do not let them exercise a lot in hot weather because they can suffer from heat exhaustion.
15. Siberian Husky and Shiba Inu
The Husky Inu is a relatively new arrival on the husky mix breeds scene – the pairing makes perfect sense as the parent breeds look so similar. You’ll get a dog that weighs up to 50 pounds and can be in many colors including white, grey, and red.
In terms of personality, however, the parent breeds could not be more different. This means that getting a Husky Inu pup is a bit of a gamble. The bottom line is that this Husky mix can make a great family dog but this will need a lot of time, skill and commitment. It is unlikely that a novice owner would have the skills and experience that is needed. They can be over-protective and that can spill over into aggression if it is not appropriately tackled when the pup is young. However, with this Husky mix, you will not be finished with training once your pup reaches maturity. You will need to make a life-long commitment to keep this spirited dog in check. For the right owner, this will be a very affectionate dog who will love to snuggle up to you on the sofa and enjoy a belly rub.
They will weigh up to 50 pounds and need around 60 minutes of exercise a day. This dog needs an energetic family who will take them out on plenty of hikes. Training will be a challenge. You will need to overcome their guarding and possessive tendencies. Early socialization with a range of different dogs is vital.
16. Siberian Husky and Shar-Pei
The lovely Sharberian Husky is an affectionate dog that will make a lovely family pet. However, they can have a stubborn streak and that can make them tricky to train and a challenge to handle. The Sharberian Husky will respond to positive training techniques and plenty of praise but they can be very wary of strangers. They have an imposing appearance and can reach up to 60 pounds in weight and 27 inches in height. This means that they are often used as guard dogs.
Sharberian huskies have a playful personality and love playing games. You will need to provide them with at least 60 minutes of exercise a day to keep them happy and healthy. Without this, they will become bored, frustrated, and destructive, and behavioral issues could develop. Apartment living is out of the question for this breed. You need a secure garden or yard where they can let off steam!
17. Siberian Husky and Cocker Spaniel
Combine the American Cocker Spaniel and Siberian Husky and you get the wonderful Siberian Cocker. This is one of the most popular husky mixes and is a stocky and muscular little dog. They will grow to around 40 pounds and will be up to 20 inches in height. The coat is dense and not too long but will need to be groomed at least once a week. Their floppy ears should also be wiped with a moist cloth to prevent a build-up of dirt.
There’s no reason why you cannot have a Siberian Cocker if you live in an apartment. You just need to make sure that you give them plenty of exercise when you are out. This dog will adore your children. They will play for hours chasing a ball or a frisbee and will snuggle up with them at the end of the day. They are an outgoing breed who will welcome strangers and immediately assume that they are friends! Therefore, they are no use whatsoever as a guard dog – these affectionate dogs will welcome any intruder into your home with licks and tail-wagging!
18. Siberian Husky and Great Pyrenees
The majestic Great Pyrenees pairs well with the Siberian Husky to produce the Pyrenees Husky. This hybrid is the offspring of two powerful working breeds so expect your cute little pup to grow up to be a robust dog with a big body and a big personality to match. This is the perfect breed for an active family with older children who like to go on long hikes. However, they also have a soft side and can be very affectionate – they make great therapy dogs.
The Pyrenees Husky can grow up to be 100 pounds in weight and 22 inches high. Your pooch will have a thick coat but the color will be variable – it could be white, black, cream, or a mixture. You will need to brush them at least once a week and be prepared for them to ‘blow’ their coat twice every year – shedding will be a big issue at these times. In terms of temperament, this is a dog that needs a job to do. Without a purpose in life, they will become bored and destructive. They can be difficult to train and have a rebellious streak so they are more suited to an experienced dog owner.
19. Siberian Husky and Border Collie
This is one of the more predictable of the Siberian Husky mixes. Although nothing with crossbreeds is 100 percent certain, you are likely to get a dog that stands up to 22 inches tall and weighs up to 45 pounds. The Siberian Husky mix most often has the Border Collie typical markings in black and white but has the Husky, wolf-like appearance.
They will have a double coat that could be short, medium or long and will be soft to touch. This is a high-energy dog that will need 90 minutes of exercise a day to keep them happy and healthy. They also need a lot of mental stimulation as they are highly intelligent. Stock up on plenty of puzzle toys and interactive toys that will challenge their intellect. You may also want to think about building a bigger yard fence – this mixed breed has been known to jump a 6-foot fence once they had decided that they wanted to escape.
20. Siberian Husky and Belgian Malinois
Exercise, exercise, exercise! This is what your life will be all about when you invite a Belusky to be a part of your life. The influence of the Belgian Malinois parent brings intelligence, sensitivity, and loyalty but can also introduce aggression and protectiveness which will need to be handled carefully.
They will be medium-sized dogs with a medium-length, rough and double-layered coat. The coat will need a weekly brushing but this will need to be more frequent during the shedding season.
You will need to provide your Belusky with 2 hours of exercise a day. They are an intelligent dog breed who will be easier to train than their Husky parent – they will probably not inherit the stubbornness. However, their herding instincts will need to be nipped in the bud before it becomes a danger to small children and other pets.