Husky Poodle Mix Owner’s Guide
Have you ever heard of a Husky Poodle mix? If not, you’re not alone! This was a new one for us, too! But can you imagine what this type of dog would be like? You know it’s going to be highly intelligent—that’s a given. But what else can you expect from a Husky Poodle mix?
We’ve put together some information on the Husky Poodle mixed dog. Here, you’ll find all the basics you need to know if you’re considering adopting one of these amazing dogs!
What is a Husky Poodle Mix?
You’ve probably guessed that this is a mix between a purebred Siberian Husky and a purebred Poodle. The result is a crossbreed dog called a Husky Poodle, one that is very sweet, happy and affectionate. You’ll have a best bud—we promise!
You may here Husky Poodles also called:
- Huskydoodle (this one’s our favorite!)
- Siberian Poodle
These dogs are highly affectionate, funny, and highly active. In fact, they can be somewhat hyperactive. Some Huskydoodles can also be aggressive, with some even becoming destructive when they’re frustrated or bored. A Huskydoodle does best with a pet parent who is experienced with dogs that are somewhat stubborn and difficult to handle.
However, if you adopt a Huskydoodle, you’ll have a loyal friend for years.
Personality & Characteristics of a Huskydoodle
Husky Poodle mixes, just like other cross-bred dogs, each are a unique combination of their parents. Each dog, even from the same litter, will have their own personality, coloring, temperament and more. Each dog is unique and beautiful. You can expect these dogs to be highly intelligent and alert, and they have extremely energetic! Your fur baby will need plenty of exercise and stimulation to keep him physically and mentally healthy, as well as happy.
You may be wondering what a Huskydoodle’s fur is like. It really depends on the dog’s parents. Husky Poodle mixes tend to have thick, double layered fur, which makes them look a bit fluffy and shaggy. If the dog has more Poodle genetics, then he may have curly fur, that is non-shedding. This type of dog (more like the Poodle) is considered hypoallergenic. When it comes to their coat color, Huskydoodles come in a wide range of colors and color combinations. These dogs usually weight between 45-60 lbs and stand from 13 to 22 inches tall. When it comes to eye color, a Huskydoodle may have more Husky type coloring, which can mean blue eyes, or they may be brown, like their Poodle ancestors.
One more thing to know about these dogs is that they can sometimes be stubborn, unruly, and difficult to handle. Huskydoodles can also be somewhat needy and clingy at times. They usually love to train and are also good with people they don’t know. While they can be great dogs for families with older kids, it’s recommended that you not adopt one of these dogs if you have small children at home.
It’s also important to know that Huskydoodles also tend to be loyal to their family and to form strong bonds with one person. When it comes to training, you’ll need to be patient as a Huskydoodle can be challenging to train. One of the best methods to use when training this type of dog is to make everything a game. Socialization can also be a challenge with a Huskydoodle. The reason is that these dogs can be wary of strangers. For this reason, a Huskydoodle puppy should be socialized from a young age to become comfortable with strangers, etc.
Huskydoodle Health & Care
Husky Poodle mixes generally live between 10-13 years. As with other types of crossbred dogs, Husky Poodle mixes generally have good health; however, they are prone to certain health conditions including:
- Hip & elbow dysplasia
- Food allergies, intolerance & sensitivities
- Basal cell tumor
- Kidney problems
- Patellar luxation
- Progressive retinal atrophy
- Skin problems (irritated skin, rashes, etc.)
- Separation anxiety
Your fur baby will need at least a one hour walk each day, which will keep him happy, healthy and keep him from becoming bored. However, it’s highly recommended that your take your dog out for at least a one hour walk twice a day.
If a Huskydoodle doesn’t get enough exercise, they can easily become bored, which leads many dogs to becoming destructive. Plenty of exercise and love will help you avoid these issues. Your Huskydoodle will need quite a bit of brushing on a regular basis, and they may even need a haircut every now and then. However, you’ll want to brush them almost every day in order to avoid tangles and snarls.
When it comes to bathing, your canine companion will need a bath at least once a month. Unless they become very dirty and smell, Huskydoodles don’t need to be bathed more often. This is because frequent bathing can remove protective oil from their skin, making them more prone to skin irritations.
When it comes to diet, you’ll need food that’s made for a medium or large-breed dog that has high energy requirements, like the Huskydoodle. Your fur baby will need a diet rich in protein to keep his muscles and immune system strong and healthy. In addition, his dog food should contain Omega-3, DHA and EPA fatty acids to keep him from developing skin problems.
Keep in mind that they do have a tendency to gain weight, so you may want to feed them on a schedule, rather than leaving food in their bowl all day long.
Do Huskydoodles Make Good Family Dogs?
Caution is recommended if you have young children at home. The reason is because these dogs are not always patient or tolerant of being tugged, poked, etc. They also don’t deal well with sudden noises, surprises and more.
If you have small children at home, you might consider a different dog breed that is more friendly with small children.
A Huskydoodle can be a wonderful loving companion for the right pet parent. These dogs are highly intelligent, have tons of energy and need someone who is used to dealing with dogs that can be difficult to handle. If you adopt a Husky Poodle mix, you’ll have a canine friend for years to come!