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10 Common Husky Mixes: Pictures, Facts & History

Written by: Rachael Gerkensmeyer

Last Updated on May 21, 2024 by Dogster Team

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10 Common Husky Mixes: Pictures, Facts & History

Huskies are intelligent, active dogs with big personalities, which is why they are such popular pets in the United States today. Huskies are also used for developing amazing mixed breeds that make great pets too. Here are 10 common Husky mixes that everyone should know about.

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How Are Husky Mixes Classified?

Husky mixes will have different genes depending on what they are mixed with, but one thing they all have in common is that they have at least one Husky parent. Some people think that a mixed breed dog can still be considered a Husky mix if at least one of their grandparents is a Husky, even if their parents aren’t, but this is a matter of debate.

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The 10 Husky Mixed Breeds

1. The Husky Poodle Mix

Lifespan: 10 to 18 years
Weight: 40–60 pounds

Sometimes referred to as the Huskapoo, the Huskydoodle, and even the Siberpoo, this mixed breed is typically a joy to spend time with. They tend to inherit their Poodle parent’s hair, so they could be suitable for people with mild allergies. This athletic mixed breed loves spending time adventuring and playing outdoors.


2. The Husky Australian Shepherd Mix

Shepherd Husky Mix Chewing a Rope Toy
Image Credit: Sean-ONeill, Shutterstock
Lifespan: 10 to 13 years
Weight: 40–65 pounds

With contrasting markings and bright, alert eyes, the Husky Australian Shepherd mix is a beautiful breed that has plenty of energy and focus. These affectionate dogs tend to get along well with children, making them a great family pet that knows no bounds when it comes to loyalty. They are also intelligent, which helps make obedience training efficient and effective.


3. The Husky Akita Mix

Akita Husky Mix posing in driveway
Image Credit: New Digital Age Media, Shutterstock
Lifespan: 10 to 12 years
Weight: 50–75 pounds

The Husky Akita mix is a strong-willed dog that enjoys their independence, though they easily bond with and become devoted to their human companions. The Akita is known for being patient and gentle in their interactions with family members, so many Husky Akita mixes take on these characteristics.


4. The Husky Golden Retriever Mix

Goberian dog husky and golden retriever mix
Image Credit: ROMA VISION, Shutterstock
Lifespan: 10 to 14 years
Weight: 45–90 pounds

This mixed-breed pup is usually playful and outgoing, always wanting to be a part of the action. Typically great with kids, the Husky Golden Retriever makes a fine family pet. When they are not goofing around and exploring, they enjoy nothing more than cuddling up on a lap for a nice long nap. They tend to need daily brushing to keep that Retriever-inspired shedding under control.


5. The Husky Corgi Mix

Husky Corgi mixed breed dog
Image Credit: jjimenezphotography, Shutterstock
Lifespan: 12 to 15 years
Weight: 20–50 pounds

Many call this mixed breed the “Horgi” as a fun play on the parents’ breed names. These dogs tend to have strong instincts to herd, as their Corgi parent does. They have cute short legs but generally have all the cool characteristics of their Husky parent in the facial area. This active dog doesn’t do much lounging around if they can help it.


6. The Husky American Eskimo Mix

Lifespan: 12 to 15 years
Weight: 40–60 pounds

This kind of dog does well in cold, harsh environments. So, if you live in Alaska or somewhere that sees a large amount of snow during the winter months, the “Huskimo” might be a great pet option for your household. That said, they can do well in mild and moderate climates too. Most of these mixed-breed dogs have light blue eyes that are hard to overlook.


7. The Husky Labrador Retriever Mix

Cute mixed labrador and husky black female dog with odd-coloured eyes lying down on bed with mouth open
Image Credit: Anne Richard, Shutterstock
Lifespan: 12 to 15 years
Weight: 40–60 pounds

These alert and athletic dogs always seem to be “on” when it comes to interacting with household members and friends in public. The Husky Lab mix is energetic, curious, and eager to please. They have athletic physiques that help them get along well in water and on land. They can spend all day at the beach and don’t usually mind camping on a weekend away with their family members.


8. The Husky Pomeranian Mix

Pomsky (Husky Pomeranian Mix) Running with Tongue Out
Image Credit: Jonathan Byrne, Shutterstock
Lifespan: 12 to 15 years
Weight: 15–35 pounds

This mixed breed comes in two different sizes: Toy and Standard. The Pomsky, as this mixed breed is gleefully called, is a high-energy pup that seems to take on all the cutest aspects of their parent breeds. These dogs are usually independent but love to interact during playtime. They’re curious and can cause trouble at home if left alone for too long.


9. The Husky German Shepherd Mix

German Shepard mixed with Husky, a mixed breed large dog
Image Credit: Travis Potter, Shutterstock
Lifespan: 10 to 14 years
Weight: 35–88 pounds

This large Husky mix does great with families and can also be a good watchdog. Nicknamed the Shepsky, this canine is silly, interactive, intelligent, loving, and loyal. They are patient with kids, though they can get rowdy during playtime, which could lead to accidental injuries when young children are around.


10. The Husky Rottweiler Mix

Mixed breed Rotweiller Husky rescue with bandanna plays outside
Image Credit: Geartooth Productions, Shutterstock
Lifespan: 10 to 12 years
Weight: 75–90 pounds

This is one of the more unusual mixed Husky breeds, as they tend to take on the Rottweiler’s markings but look like the Husky otherwise. Some have bright blue eyes, while others sport dark brown. Their ears may be erect or folded over. Their tails tend to curl up like their Husky parent’s, though.

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Things to Keep in Mind About Husky Mixed Breeds

If you are thinking about adopting a Husky mix as a household pet, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure that you make the right choice.

Here’s what to consider:
  • These dogs can inherit various health ailments from their Husky parent and their other parent, so do the research to figure out what conditions both parents are susceptible to. Once you learn about the ailments that the Husky is susceptible to, you’ll need to figure out what any breed mixes you’re considering are susceptible to. Then, you’ll have a list of conditions to refer to when determining whether any are risky, the chance of your potential pup developing any of those conditions, etc.
  • Huskies are energetic dogs themselves, so any Husky mix is bound to require a great deal of daily exercise to stay happy and healthy throughout their life. You should be prepared for many outdoor adventures and plenty of playtime indoors. Otherwise, you’re bound to end up with a frustrated pup that gets into trouble out of boredom.
  • Huskies are extremely intelligent, so the typical mixed breed should be easy to train, especially as puppies. No Husky mix owners should miss the opportunity to begin an obedience training regimen as soon as they bring their puppies home for the first time.

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Conclusion

There are a variety of different Husky mixed dog breeds, and they all have their own unique characteristics to admire. The key is to choose a mixed breed that will do well in your household and that you feel confident about in terms of meeting all their needs as time goes on.


Featured Image Credit: Paul Brennan, Pixabay

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