The Siberian Husky has enchanted people for generations with their piercing stare, beautiful coat and devoted personalities. These alluring qualities have made them a popular choice for designer breeders who in the last 20 years have started mixing breeds in pursuit of the perfect dog. That’s led to the Siberian Husky mix becoming one of the top designer dog parent breeds in the United States.
While the Siberian Husky is rather energetic and can be destructive if left to their own devices, that hasn’t stopped people from looking at different ways to introduce this breed and mix it with others. Creating a designer dog can often help mitigate potentially harmful health defects that may happen commonly in purebred dogs.
In this article, we are going to discuss 20 of our favorite Siberian Husky cross breeds that have resulted from this practice. While not all of these dogs on this list are suitable for everyone, but each breed has something unique to offer in both appearance and temperament. Let’s get into it!
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Siberian Husky Mixes
Siberian Huskies are some of the most popular dogs across the United States. Their striking eyes and eager to please attitudes are attractive to many potential dog owners. Because of that, they are prime pups for becoming part of the designer dog movement that’s happening across the US and other countries.
When it comes to finding a Husky mix, we always recommend that you adopt before you shop. There are many pups just like the Husky Crossbreeds below that could be at a shelter waiting for you to come and give them a permanent furever home today! Let’s look at 20 of the most common Husky mixes you’ll see.
Breeds: Siberian Husky and Corgi
Close your eyes and picture a Siberian Husky with a Corgi body. Can’t stop smiling? Well, you’re in luck. This is not just in your imagination – this is a Horgi! An adorable medium-sized pup with little legs and a big heart! Sometimes known as a Corgsky or a Siborgi, whatever name you choose, this pup is an adaptable alternative for those who love Huskies’ beautiful coat and striking eyes but are concerned with their large size. On average, a Horgi will weigh between 20 to 50 pounds.
Corgis have a background in herding and Huskies are notorious sledding dogs, their mix will be equally as energetic and alert. This hybrid is described as having a generally positive disposition, natural devotion to their owners and above-average intelligence. With early socialization and proper training, the Horgi does well with children and is welcoming to visitors, making this adorable mix an ideal family companion.
Breeds: Siberian Husky and Akita
If you have room for a giant breed in your life, the faithful Huskita could be a great option. A mix between a Siberian Husky and an Akita, this hybrid weighs between 70 and 120 pounds! They have strong and independent tendencies, which at times can read as distant or detached. Don’t be discouraged, despite their independence, this breed is intensely devoted to their family. This is one of the most sought after Akita mixes that you’ll find as well.
A natural hunter like the Husky and protective like the Akita, the Huskita is recommended for experienced owners who can take on the role of a pack leader and provide firm and consistent training. A well-adjusted Huskita will be energetic and playful, as well as adoring to their family. While not considered to be an aggressive breed, they can function as excellent watchdogs and should be socialized properly to correctly distinguish between friendly visitors and possible intruders.
Breeds: Siberian Husky and German Shepherd
This gorgeous mix is said to have a powerful wolf-like appearance and a courageous spirit. A combination of a Husky and a German Shepherd, this hybrid goes by many names, including Siberian Shepherd, Husky Shepherd and our favorite, the Gerberian Shepsky. Their lean, muscular physical and striking appearance is sure to turn heads wherever they go.
Both parent breeds are hard-working and clever and therefore a Gerberian Shepsky will flourish in an environment where they are provided with extensive mental and physical stimulation. They have an innate drive to be an alpha with humans and animals alike. This means they should be monitored around other dogs and require an owner who commands their respect. If this healthy dynamic is achieved, the Gerberian Shepsky will prove to be a committed and doting companion.
Breeds: Siberian Husky and Boxer
A mix between a Boxer and a Siberian Husky will produce a large and active pup who can be quite a handful. They can exhibit a strong prey drive and stubbornness. Because of this, a Boxsky is not recommended for novice dog owners with little training experience. They require a confident leader and consistent coaching to curb their strong-headed nature. Most boxer cross breeds need a strong hand when training.
The Boxsky generally weighs up to 75 pounds and is better suited for a house with a large fenced yard. While they can be very sweet, this hybrid also has high exercise demands and needs plenty of room to roam. Placed with a devoted family who is willing to properly exercise, train and socialize this breed, they are a wonderfully committed and loving companion.
Breeds: Siberian Husky and Australian Cattle Dog
The independent Ausky is a hybrid produced by breeding a Siberian Husky and Australian Cattle Dog. This is a vocal pup who will howl, sing, whine and even talk if encouraged. While this can be very entertaining, you should definitely consider the implications of encouraging this type of behavior as it can be hard to suppress once it becomes a habit. Because they are not considered a quiet breed and have intense exercise requirements, this pup is not suited for apartment living.
The Ausky is an agile athlete that is very strong and active. A skilled handler is recommended for this breed. They are considered to be a medium-sized canine with a double coat that can resemble either parent. Any potential Ausky adopter should take into consideration their seemingly endless endurance and inquisitive nature and be willing to provide the appropriate amount of stimulation for this bright breed.
Breeds: Siberian Husky and Golden Retriever
The Goberian is a beautiful and popular designer breed created by mixing the sociable Golden Retriever with the handsome Siberian Husky. This capable mix can excel in many different activities including, but not limited to, agility training, obedience competitions, search and rescue, service jobs and sledding.
In addition to their impressive physical abilities, the Goberian has many desirable personality traits as well! This breed is attentive, dutiful, affectionate, joyous and lively. They are very bright and eager to please, making them very trainable. This breed is a medium-to-large sized pup and can weigh anywhere from 35 to 80 pounds. Any prospective adopter should prepare for their Goberian to be on the larger end of that scale. They will have a double, weather-resistant coat, making them adaptable to various climates. The Goberian makes an ideal pet for many different families, including those with children!
Breeds: Husky and Pomeranian
You may remember when the Pomsky took the internet by storm in 2011 after a viral BuzzFeed article featured pictures of Finnish Lapphund puppies and incorrectly declared them Pomskies. Despite these misleading images, the Pomsky was suddenly in high-demand and Designer Dog breeders were happy to oblige! However, real-life Pomskys are not nearly as small as the images circulating the internet suggest. On average, a fully matured Pomsky will weigh between 20 and 30 pounds.
This mix is a playful and amicable breed that enjoys being the center of attention. Pomeranians can be considered a stubborn breed, so Pomskies require consistent and firm training. They can be prone to barking, which may prove problematic in an apartment setting. Overall, this is a lively and adorable breed who, like the Corgsky, can be an excellent alternative to those seeking the Husky aesthetic without the size.
Breeds: Husky and Mastiff
This Husky Mastiff mix is a very large and very energetic breed, making them an option only for owners who have the time and space to accommodate this pup’s needs. The Muskiff weighs between 60 to 110 pounds and, like many Mastiff mixes, they are gentle giants. They can be somewhat shy and reserved around strangers and protective of their family.
This mix is not suited for novice owners due to their size, strength, and stubbornness. If they don’t have an owner who sets clear boundaries and establishes themselves as the leader, the Muskiff is happy to take on the role of alpha and will become increasingly difficult to control. A well-cared-for Muskiff is wonderfully doting on children and an excellent adventure partner.
Breeds: Siberian Husky and Labrador Retriever
The Siberian Retriever is a mix between two widely popular breeds: the Labrador Retriever and the Siberian Husky. In general, this hybrid is large in stature and can favor either a Lab or a Husky in their appearance. The Huskador is an ideal family pet who is recognized for their friendly and loving disposition and their obedience and trainability. All of which makes them a great option for families with children and first-time owners.
The Siberian Retriever does best in an active family that is around often as they can suffer from separation anxiety and can develop bad habits like excessive barking and destructive behaviors if left alone and bored for too long. Consistent training is recommended for this breed to maintain proper manners. This breed scores high points in canine jobs including military service, search and rescue, and service animal duties.
Breeds: Siberian Husky and Poodle
Poodles are a popular breed to mix, so of course, there is a Siberian Husky Poodle mix! With an adorable name like the Siberpoo, it should come as no surprise that this mix is lively, spirited and a popular designer breed choice. They bond very closely with their families and it is important to socialize them so they do not become too distrusting of those outside their “pack.” This breed should not be left unsupervised with young children as they can, in rare cases, exhibit aggressive tendencies and can be quite rambunctious.
A properly trained, well-adjusted Siberpoo will be sweet, affectionate and playful. This mix will likely weigh between 45 to 60 pounds and have a double coat that can favor either parent. They are not a low maintenance breed, with regular grooming requirements and demanding exercise needs. This should be considered when thinking of adopting a Siberpoo.
Breeds: Husky and American Pitbull Terrier
This medium-to-large-sized pup is a beautiful mix between two powerful breeds: the Husky and the American Pitbull Terrier. While Pitskys usually have a good-natured and amiable disposition, they require lots of socialization to ensure these positive attributes outweigh their more protective and aggressive tendencies. They weigh in at around 35 to 65 pounds and have an impressive, muscular stature which some may find intimidating.
Pitskys require a confident and attentive owner who will make them a part of the family and give them plenty of stimulation. They may be stubborn, so training should be a consistent part of any Pitsky owner’s routine. This hybrid does particularly well with children but should be monitored when introducing them to other dogs. In the right environment, a Pitsky can make a wonderful addition to your family.
Breeds: Siberian Husky and American Eskimo
The family-friendly Huskimo is a mix between the Siberian Husky and American Eskimo. This breed is both playful and docile, making them an ideal choice for families with children. However, they require a commitment to daily exercise and may struggle in a family that is not naturally active. They can also be difficult to train and require a firm leader with the patience and time to work through this breed’s willfulness.
This medium-sized pup is full of energy and ready to play at a moment’s notice. Raised with proper training and socialization, they are generally outgoing and welcoming to strangers. This mix is ideal for families with children that are willing to meet the Huskimo’s exercise demands and preferably have experience owning and training stubborn breeds.
Breeds: Siberian Husky and Rottweiler
The Rottsky, also known as a Huskweiler, is a unique mix between a Husky and a Rottweiler. This hybrid is extremely loyal, both an excellent watchdog and an affectionate companion. If properly socialized from a young age, the Rottsky does well around children and other animals. The Rottsky tends to look like a fleecy version of a Rottweiler. Many inherit heterochromia, where their eyes have different colors. It’s also common for Rottskies to sport the striking blue gaze of a Husky.
A Rottsky can vary quite widely in size, ranging anywhere from 50 to a whopping 100 pounds! This should be taken into consideration and you should be prepared for a pup of that size. If you’re looking for a dog to keep you active, the Rottsky can make a great running partner while they are also content cuddling up next to you. What more could you want?
Breeds: Siberian Husky and Chow Chow
Both the Siberian Husky and the Chow Chow descended from hunting dogs who served many functions for their owners including herding, sledding, and protection. Mix the two and you have a large-sized, hard-working and extremely bright Chusky. Although they can be quite independent, they do develop a deep connection and loyalty to their families. This energetic breed requires daily, extensive exercise and does not do well in apartments.
Socializing the Chusky is an important part of training this breed and helping to mitigate their stubborn tendencies. They have a strong prey drive and should not be left alone with other small pets or allowed to roam off-leash. Not always the most patient when handled incorrectly, they may not be the best choice for homes with little children. Both Chow Chows and Siberian Huskies can be overly protective and while this makes the Chusky an excellent guard dog, a responsible owner should teach them the difference between visitors and intruders to avoid negative reactions to your guests.
Breeds: Siberian Husky and Pug
Possibly one of the cutest names (and breeds!) on this list is the adorable Hugsky nicknamed simply “the Hug.” This is a mix between a Pug and a Husky which results in a dog with a distinctive muzzle, thanks to the squashed-faced Pug. Because the Pug is a small breed and the Husky is considered medium-to-large, the size of a Hugsy can vary widely. This breed will fall somewhere between 14 to 60 pounds and it’s nearly impossible to predict which end of that large spectrum each individual Hugsky will fall.
The Hugsky is an active breed with mischievous tendencies if left alone and bored. To avoid any unwanted behavior, a Hugsky should spend plenty of stimulating time outdoors exploring. However, if their muzzle has the exaggerated shortness of a Pug, care should be taken that they are not overexercised, as this can cause health concerns for breeds with squished faces. Be warned – they are also known to be Houdini-level escapists and extra precautions should be taken to ensure your Hugsky stays safely on your property. If they take after their Pug parent, a Hugsky can be silly and playful. However, no matter which breed they happen to favor, they are sure to be devoted and loving.
Breeds: Siberian Husky and Dachshund
The Dusky is a surprising mix between a Dachshund and a Siberian Husky. This oddly-paired hybrid is of medium stature with either floppy Dachshund ears or straight Husky ears. They also tend to inherit the short legs of a Dachshund, making this mix quite the interesting specimen, if not awkwardly adorable.
Dachshunds may be little, but they can exhibit aggressive tendencies. That coupled with Siberian Husky’s suspicion towards strangers makes socialization especially important for this mix. Introducing them to many different environments and people and forming a positive association with these experiences can help in training a friendly and calm Dusky. Even with a well-adjusted Dusky, we encourage caution and supervision around small children and animals.
Breeds: Siberian Husky and Shiba Inu
The Husky Inu can be described as having something in between a wolf (Husky) and a fox (Inu) appearance. This beautiful mix between a Husky and a Shiba Inu is sure to turn heads. While this breed is certainly a looker, they are not a mix we recommend for everyone, especially first-time pet owners with little training experience. They can be stubborn, love to dominate and have a high prey drive. The Husky Inu requires a firm and confident handler that they respect as their leader to provide consistent coaching.
Because the Shibu Inu is notoriously aloof and the Husky can also have an independent streak, one should not expect an overly affectionate or needy canine with the Husky Inu. However, this does not mean they should be ignored, as they can become sulky if they feel too isolated. This is a compact and athletic pup, weighing between 18 to 30 pounds. They thrive in colder climates and make great companions for those who love sledding and playing in the snow!
Breeds: Siberian Husky and Great Pyrenees
The majestic Siberian Pyrenees is both a powerful working dog and a gentle companion. They are intelligent and active with a thick coat that may be all white or having husky markings. While they are very tender and love TLC, the Siberian Pyrenees is an active dog at heart and needs proper stimulation and exercise to live a happy and balanced life.
This breed, like many on this list, can exhibit willfulness which can make it difficult to train and handle them. Persistence with a respected leader will help break down this stubbornness and produce a well-mannered pup. Because of this and their somewhat rebellious spirit, we do not recommend the Siberian Pyrenees to people without prior canine experience.
Breeds: Siberian Husky and Belgian Malinois
The Belerian Malsky, The Hukinois, The Belusky… there are many names to choose from with this Siberian Husky and Belgian Malinois mix. It’s possible this hybrid was created to produce a pup that had the speed of the Belgian Malinois with the endurance of the Siberian Husky. If that’s the case, it was successful, making them excellent hunting and working dogs.
The Belusky will likely be a medium-sized canine with a compact and athletic frame and a short coat. They are known for their loyalty and intelligence, scoring them high points in trainability and function very successfully as guard dogs. These pups are extremely spirited and require at least one to two hours of vigorous activity a day, making them better suited for a home with a backyard where they can burn off some of this energy.
Breeds: Siberian Husky and Boston Terrier
The Buskton Terrier is one of the few breeds on this list that can be a great pick for novice dog owners due to their intelligence and agreeable disposition. Mixed with a Husky and a Boston Terrier, this pup will likely be a medium-sized dog that weighs between 20 to 40 pounds. They have low maintenance grooming requirements and moderate exercise requirements.
While the Buskton Terrier will get along well with the whole family, they do have a tendency to bond particularly closely with one person. They love to cuddle and just want to be near you! This mix is best suited to a family who is around enough to provide them with the attention and affection they crave. Left alone for too long, this pup is likely to become sullen and suffer from separation anxiety.
The Siberian Husky can certainly produce some incredible and beautiful mixes. This list only touches on a few Siberian Husky mixes, and we are sure there’s many more that we’ve probably missed! If you have a Husky Mix you’d like us to include, make sure to drop us a line in the comments below!
Many times hybrids will bring in the best characteristics of both breeds and that is certainly the case for a lot of the choices on our list. If your interested in any of these Husky mixes, check with your local shelters! Your best friend might just be waiting for you to give them the forever home they deserve.