With their piercing blue eyes, tricky demeanor, and contagious energy it is no surprise that Siberian Huskies are one of the most popular breeds, especially in the United States (top 15!). Despite their occasional stubborn and wily ways, Huskies make for great pets for those who can match their liveliness.
While purebred Huskies may be the go-to dog for some, there are plenty of Husky mixes that bring together the best traits of two breeds into a single companion. We’ve put together a list of some of the most notable Siberian Husky hybrids.
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The Best Husky Mixed Breeds
Because of the worldwide prevalence of Huskies, you can expect a huge variety of husky mixes. This list, by no means is a comprehensive list of all Husky mixes.
However, these are our favorites one. They’re unique, elegant, a little bit weird, but downright gorgeous and fantastic mixed breeds.
Parent Breeds: Alaskan Malamute + Siberian Husky
The Alusky dog comes from a long line of sled dogs, with both its parent breeds being familiar to the job.
So it makes sense that a mix between an Alaskan Malamute and a Siberian Husky would excel at pulling sleds around as well.
However, they are much more likely to accompany owners on runs nowadays than treks through frozen tundra. They are very active dogs, but care should be taken by owners who live in warmer climates.
The Alusky’s thick fur can cause it to overheat rather quickly. After all, an Alusky’s parent breeds come from some of the coldest places in the world.
Aluskies are a unique blend of intelligence and stubbornness, so while they can learn tasks and be trained quickly, it can prove a challenge to owners unfamiliar with the proper techniques.
Parents Breeds: German Shepherd + Siberian Husky
A mix of the mischievous Siberian Husky and the alert German Shepherd, the Gerberian Shepsky is a proud dog that isn’t afraid to have lots of fun. Their energy and testing of boundaries will require an owner who is consistent and firm.
These dogs are highly affectionate and their loyalty to their owners is unquestionable. However, this can also make them wary of outsiders and they are ready to protect their owner’s territory if need be.
But in usual day-to-day life they are gentle dogs and can even get along well with children.
However, they are not recommended for houses with other pets, especially smaller ones, unless they have been socialized early and thoroughly.
And then there are their eyes. They commonly take after the blue eyes of a Husky parent, lending them an exceptionally striking look.
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Parent Breeds: Golden Retriever + Siberian Husky
The Goberian is a designer hybrid that crosses two extremely popular breeds: the Golden Retriever and the Siberian Husky.
From the Golden Retriever side you can expect a smart but gentle sensitivity and a desire to please their owners that carries over well to interacting with people in general.
The Husky side adds some extra intelligence and energy, but also a possible stubborn side. However, Goberians are usually easy to train and will be fiercely loyal to their pack leader (i.e. you, hopefully!).
Though they pick up sociability from the Golden Retriever side, it helps to still socialize them early on for best results. That being said, they can also make excellent watch dogs because of how alert they are.
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Parent Breeds: Pembroke Welsh Corgi + Siberian Husky
The amazing Horgi is not the most obvious cross. By combining the wolflike elegance of a Husky with the short-legged cuteness of a Welsh Corgi, you get none other than the Horgi.
For the most part, the Horgi will inherit the exotic colored eyes of the Siberian Husky. But because the short stubby legs (dwarfness) of the Corgi is a dominant trait, you can except that in this Husky Corgi mix too.
A Horgi will be energetic, as both dogs have lively personalities. And when it comes to grooming, expect to spend a great deal of time cleaning up after their loose fur – especially during shedding season!
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Parent Breeds: Pitbull Terrier + Siberian Husky
A Pitsky is the unusual cross between an American Pit Bull Terrier and a Siberian Husky. Though Pit Bulls are often viewed as “aggressive dogs,” the Pitsky is quite the opposite.
Pitskies are super playful and always full of energy. As a result, they’ve become popular dogs among families that live an active lifestyle.
These dogs really need their daily physical activity. So if you’re looking for a large lap dog, run far away!
Because there is no standard with the Pitsky, the physical features of these Husky mixes can vary greatly.
Depending on the parents and dog, some can look more like a Husky, while others a Pit Bull. However, the gorgeous Husky eyes are usually always apparent.
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Parent Breeds: Rottweiler + Siberian Husky
Combining the muscular build of a Rottweiler with the lithe strength of a Siberian Husky, the Rottsky is a hybrid breed that is built for endurance.
Both parent breeds are known for their physical prowess, with the Rottweiler, hailing from Germany, having a history as a guard dog, and the Husky being a working dog for the Chukchi people of northern Russia.
As such, a Rottsky matches well to owners who are ready to take their exercise game up a notch.
But, no matter how much you run with them, they still won’t take too well to smaller living situations.
While it’s not impossible, they require such high amounts of physical and mental stimulation that apartment life generally leads to destructive behavior
Though they are loyal and dependable, they simply do much better when given the room and space they need.
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7. Sharberian Husky
Parent Breeds: Chinese Shar-pei + Siberian Husky
A designer breed that crosses a Chinese Shar-pei with a Siberian Husky, the Sharberian Husky is an intelligent, yet affectionate, dog.
Though they make great family dogs, their stubborn and willful demeanor at times can make them better for people who have more experience with training and owning pets in general.
Praise and positive reinforcement can go a long way in the training process, but in the end consistency and firmness are what you’ll need.
They might be wary of strangers, but with early socialization they can still get along well with other dogs.
While they can be sensitive around children, they do better in families with older kids who understand how to interact with them properly. Their coloring ranges from beautiful creams and browns to combinations of black and white.
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Parent Breeds: Beagle + Siberian Husky
If you become the owner of a Beaski, get ready for plenty of affection. Both Beagles and Siberian Huskies are known for being loving dogs.
They are likely to pick up on the intelligence of the Husky parent, but might have their overall temperament mellowed out by the laid-back demeanor of a Beagle.
This works together to make them relatively easy to train and helps them fit in well with larger families. It is still important to socialize a Beaski early on to make sure they get along with children or other pets.
When it comes to appearance, there is some room for variation, and their looks could be a blend of their parents, or they might show more traits from a single side.
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9. Aussie Siberian
Parent Breeds: Australian Shepherd + Siberian Husky
Not to be confused with an Ausky, the Aussie Siberian is instead a cross between a purebred Australian Shepherd and a Siberian Husky. They are dogs that pack some serious energy, and can be borderline hyperactive.
However, this just needs to be put in the right direction, and their high intelligence means that plenty of active games and exercise can result in a dog that is healthy, clever, and highly trainable.
Needless to say, small apartments just won’t do. Instead, these dogs need outdoor spaces, preferably large yards, where they can let out their energy.
They also have thick double-coats that keep them warm rain or shine (though they might not enjoy warmer climates so much). Overall, they are very sweet dogs that develop a strong sense of loyalty to their families.
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Parent Breeds: Canaan Dog + Siberian Husky
Here’s a designer breed with some seriously ancient roots. Not only are Siberian Huskies an old breed, but the Canaan Dog may have been domesticated as far back as 4000 years ago.
But plenty has happened since, and now there is some debate as to what breeds make a Sibercaan.
While the Canaan Dog is an accepted parent, some say the second parent should be a Siberian Husky, and others vote for the Native American Indian Dog.
Either way, Sibercaans are known for being extremely trainable, highly intelligent, and active. They do best with firm, but caring training that isn’t overly repetitive.
They can integrate well into a family, but because they may be suspicious of strangers they might do well as watch dogs.
Lastly, they are going to need plenty of room for exercise, so smaller homes might not suit them. Open spaces and an active lifestyle will do them much good.
Parent Breeds: Pug + Siberian Husky
When you cross a Pug with a Siberian Husky you get a designer breed that is affectionate, friendly, and always ready to play. Like most Husky mixes, Hugs do well with active families that are ready for exercise and fun.
Thankfully, they can require less maintenance if they take after the Pug parent for their coat. So you can end up with a dog that is less work and more play.
They are usually quick learners but a firm consistency may be needed if they show some of a Husky’s famous stubbornness.
The good news is that this is one of the few Husky mixes that can do well in apartments or smaller houses. Just be sure that they still get daily walks and the occasional trip to a dog park.
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12. Husky Jack
Parent Breeds: Jack Russell Terrier + Siberian Husky
Despite sources pointing to this mix being around since the late 1900s, it has yet to be recognized by the American Kennel Club’s purebred roster.
However, the Husky Jack doesn’t need their approval to show off how it is such bold and loyal dog.
And on top of that they have near boundless energy, the result of combining two lively breeds: the Jack Russell Terrier and the Siberian Husky. They don’t see much variation in size and weight, but they come in all sorts of colors.
Their coat can be any combination of red, sable, white, black, or grey along with markings that are various shades of brown, from light creams to darker tones.
The Husky Jack also boasts a somewhat longer lifespan than some other Husky mixes, with them regularly living up to 16 years.
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13. Pyrenees Husky
Parent Breeds: Great Pyrenees + Siberian Husky
This is one of the larger Husky mixes out there, thanks to the grand size of its Pyrenees side. They may look bulky and tough (and sure are), but they are also very gentle dogs that have a sensitive and affectionate streak.
For this reason, they work well as therapy dogs. But also be ready for plenty of energy. The Pyrenees Husky comes from a line of working dogs.
As a result, they appreciate having the chance to be active. Families that love long walks or even hikes will be a match for sure.
There can be hints of stubbornness and a knack for independence in them, which might make dealing with them difficult on occasion. But if you are patient, they are likely to come around.
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Parent Breeds: Akita + Siberian Husky
Both of the Huskita’s parent breeds go way, way back. The Siberian Husky has been around for ages in northern Russia, and the Akita can trace its roots several hundred years back in Japan.
They take the energy of a Husky and the loyalty of an Akita and combine them into a single designer dog breed.
There can be some variation in their coat, but it is generally short to medium in length with coloration coming from one or both parents.
Despite their popularity, especially in the US, they are still missing from the American Kennel Club roster of purebreds.
Something you might notice from the Akita side is a tendency to clean itself after eating and to be generally fastidious around the house.
Though they still take some maintenance, it looks like they might be willing to lend a hand (or paw).
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15. Siberian Cocker
Parent Breeds: American Cocker Spaniel + Siberian Husky
Combining the sportiness of the American Cocker Spaniel and the sturdy energy of the Siberian Husky, the Siberian Cocker turns out to be an agile and delightful dog.
There is some variation in height, especially in males, with a range of 13-20 inches, while females are generally 14-16 inches.
The same goes for their weight, with some as light as 26 pounds, while others top out at 40. Regardless of size, they are fit and muscular when given proper exercise.
Despite their athleticism, the Siberian Cocker goes about at a more moderate level of energy than other Husky crosses.
This means that they can adapt much better to smaller homes and families with younger children. Of course, exercise is still going to be a must.
Parent Breeds: Chow Chow + Siberian Husky
Another Husky mix that can be on the large side, the Chusky is not for the faint of heart. That is to say, prepare for heavy shedding and high maintenance.
But, if you put in the work, this cross between a Chow-Chow and a Siberian Husky can grow into a truly close companion.
They are naturally friendly and playful, so they can even get along well with children. In addition to time spent brushing, be ready to deal with some stubbornness (a common misconception for low intelligent dogs).
They are usually recommended for more experienced pet owners because of this.
And a single look at their thick, dense coats will tell you that they do much better in moderate to colder climates. Hot and sunny places…not so much.
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Parent Breeds: American Eskimo + Siberian Husky
When you cross an American Eskimo with a Siberian Husky, you get a Huskimo. These medium-sized dogs might appear somewhat larger because of their thick coats.
Loyal and playful, they display the expected high energy levels of a Husky mix and will need lots of exercise. Otherwise, if they don’t get enough stimulation, they can be harder to control.
But when taken proper care of they are great around children and even strangers because of their social and loving temperaments.
However, with their strong will and intelligence, it is vital that owners exert their authority confidently, but carefully. Aggression is not the way to go.
They are ready to fit into the pack hierarchy of your home, just let them know you are the boss. A kind, but firm, and friendly boss.
Parent Breeds: Australian Cattle Dog + Siberian Husky
A cross between the Australian Cattle Dog and the Siberian Husky, this breed really shines when it comes to intelligence. Both parent breeds are known to pack some serious brains, and it shows in this hybrid breed.
Just like clever people, an Ausky will need to stave off boredom, so they do best with owners that are up for plenty of running and other activities such as pulling, herding, and agility training.
If left to their own devices, they can feel under-stimulated, which manifests in uncooperative behavior. However, they can be a perfect fit for a family or owner with an active lifestyle who can keep up with their lively demands.
Owners should keep in mind that the Ausky might not get along well with small children or pets due to a combination of the Husky’s prey drive and the Australian Cattle Dog’s somewhat nippy instincts. But, early socialization might curb the worst of these tendencies.
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19. Siberian Boston
Parent Breeds: Boston Terrier + Siberian Husky
Of all the Husky mixes, the Siberian Boston is one of the easier ones, at least when it comes to grooming maintenance.
A hybrid breed that mixes the Siberian Husky and the Boston Terrier, the result is a medium-sized dog that can be a joy to train.
They can combine the intelligence of a Husky with the readiness to please of a Boston Terrier, which tones down the Husky stubborn side quite a bit.
Nevertheless, a Siberian Boston is going to need plenty of physical and mental activity to keep them fit and well-behaved.
It is important to know that from the Boston Terrier side there can be a tendency to experience separation anxiety, so they don’t do well in homes where they are often left alone.
20. Labrador Husky (Bonus!)
This one is is a cross between a….wait…it actually is NOT a Husky mix, but a breed all on its own.
Often confused with a Labrador Retriever-Siberian Husky mix, this dog is instead a breed that was independently developed in the Labrador region of Canada.
While Golden Lab-Husky mixes do exist, this breed instead traces its ancestry to the Alaskan Malamute, the German Shepherd, and wolves!
However, much like actual Husky hybrids, the Labrador Husky is strong-willed and intelligent. And, unsurprisingly, they are highly active.
They have a strong need for exercise, both mental and physical, in order to stay happy, healthy, and well-behaved.
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