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The next pooch on our list of Doodle dogs that we want to share with you today is the ocean-blue-eyed Huskypoo (also known as the Siberpoo, Pooskies, or Huskydoodle). If your love for Huskies spans every boundary, imagine this designer Doodle with the Poodle’s quirk and the Husky’s intelligence and sassy behavior!
Not just their appearance, the Siberian Husky Poodle is a blend of two very intelligent and energetic breeds: a Poodle and a Husky. The Huskypoo mix dog is a relatively new breed, however, one thing is for sure: they are incredibly friendly and energetic.
A little history check—the original reason why a Husky and a Poodle were bred was that Huskies shed a tremendous amount of fur.
For people who need a non-shedding dog (due to allergies or other reasons) Huskies are out of the question. However, many people adore the personalities and characteristics of a Husky and wish to get the chance to own one.
Mixing a Husky with a Poodle solves the shedding and offers a hypoallergenic option!
This post will guide you through everything you need to know about the Siberpoo. Let’s get started!
What does a Huskydoodle look like?
It’s hard to imagine a Huskydoodle if you’ve never seen one before. Luckily, I don’t need to describe the Huskydoodle to you and can show you 👇
You can expect a Huskypoo to have many similarities with Aussiedoodles, but the Huskies’ features do not go unnoticed! The vivid blue eyes and husky’s eyebrowed-smirk accompanied with the Poodle’s non-shedding hair make the Huskydoodle quite the dog.
That’s not all; Huskypoos can also have various eye colors, such as black, dark brown, and a hint of hazel green. These eyes contrast beautifully with their colorful fur coat.
A Huskiedoodle’s fur coat color comes from the Husky parent and can have a blend of white, black, gray, and brown. They can even have colorful patches of the Poodle parent, such as apricot and red.
For the fur coat, they resemble the Poodle breed. You will mostly notice bouncy, fleecy fur with a curly undercoat.
Please note: Since Huskydoodle breeds are designer dogs, the gestures and characteristics are still guesswork. You might or might not end up with a hypoallergenic Poosky.
If you are allergic to dog fur and want a hypoallergenic Huskypoo, it’s recommended to choose reputable breeders. You can also search through our list of large hypoallergenic dogs here to find other non-shedding and hypoallergenic dog breeds.
What is the Siberian Husky/Poodle mix size?
A Huskydoodle’s size can highly depend on the Poodle parent. Poodles come in three sizes: toy, miniature, and standard.
A standard Huskypoo will make an average-sized family dog. Their appearance can have a mix of both. They can look tall like huskies and still look fluffy like the poodles.
A Standard Husky poodle won’t be a giant dog! Their body would inherit the size, posture, and tallness of an average Siberian Husky.
- Height: 21-23.5 inches
- Weight: 35-60 pounds
The intermix of Husky and Miniature Poodle results in a cute, small breed. Miniature poodles are bred for smaller apartments, and they can size between a toy and a Standard Poodle.
- Height: 12-16 inches
- Weight: 15-35 pounds
A Toy Huskypoo, when fully grown, will have a height of 10 inches.
- Height: 8-10 inches
- Weight: 6-9 pounds
What is the Huskypoo’s Temperament and Characteristics
Naturally, dogs are super-active, human-loving animals. Huskydoodle breeds are no different when it comes to energy, love, playfulness, and intelligence. Despite their attractive features, Huskydoodles can be very mischievous and notorious—similar to the Husky.
Given their pure parent’s temperament, collective intelligence and endurance are exclusive features of a Huskydoodle. Let’s quickly learn about the parent breeds of the Huskypoo so you understand all the characteristics a Huskydoodle may inherit.
Huskies’ beaked nose, cat-eyes with bold black eyeliner, smart facial features, and a bushy tail similarizes a lot to wolves. Not just the looks, the Siberian husky is known for its cold-weather endurance, independent nature, and the will to escape.
Their intelligence and independence make Siberian Husky a problematic breed if you are not a confident dog owner. Despite their universal characteristics, Siberians are the goofiest animals:
- They are fun-loving and enjoy exercise.
- Huskies are big babies who are great with kids.
- They are fast learners and observe quickly.
- High jumpers, and when they do jump, it’s majestic.
- Huskies are athletic dogs.
- They love their human owners.
- They have an ample amount of high energy.
Did we talk about their pride? Have you seen their highness? Huskies can be self-centered and drama queens; they need affection, love, compliments, and a lot of patting.
Don’t mind their tall, slim appearance and a bouncy, trimmed tail. Poodles are one of the most intelligent dogs, coming in as the second smartest dog in the world.
Poodles are fun-loving, witty, mischievous, and high jumpers as well.
Sometimes, they can be rambunctious, so it’s important to watch them when around children.
Although Poodles are the image of elegance, they were bred for physical tasks and are known as water retrievers.
So, make sure you provide an abundance of exercises to your water retriever every day to keep them away from boredom and destruction.
Overall, they are easy to train:
- Clever and an alert dog.
- Instinctual to the surroundings and might not allow the stranger to pass by without a killer glare.
- It needs a lot of grooming and exercise (make a task-to-do list for your water retriever and watch it enjoy the day).
- Since they were bred for water, take lake/river/sea trips with your dog.
- They love humans, but may not love other dogs as much.
Upon reading the parental features, we may map out Huskypoo’s behavior and temperament.
One thing that’s for sure is their love for humans, elegance, cleverness, and pride. Huskypoos’ parents are both intelligent and prideful, so they must be trained well since puppyhood.
Huskies shouldn’t be left alone on their own because they can go wild without supervision. Overall, an intelligent breed demands an intelligent master who can train without being distracted.
Many people irresponsibly purchase a Huskydoodle because they like their looks and in the end, the dogs end up in shelters once the owner realizes just how much time it takes to look after a Huskypoo.
Please choose wisely before getting yourself this type of mixed dog.
Huskydoodles love to live with a pack and are close with family members. They will do great with new friends. Huskypoos are friendly with humans and dogs, however, the same cannot be said for cats. A Huskydoodle’s preying instinct doesn’t allow them to friend a cat.
Overall, Huskydoodles are:
- Good with young children but must be under supervision.
- Husky poodle mix needs hefty exercise and love.
- They are hard-to-train. So, be prepared.
- Huskies are babies at heart and will love you dearly.
- Huskydoodles can get along with dogs really well.
Does a Huskydoodle need exercise?
Huskies were bred to pull sleds on ice-landings, and Poodles were bred for water-retrieving. So, both the pure parents and their hybrid will require plenty of exercise all day long! To entertain your dog, surprise them with new pathways, balls, plushies, new gardens, and Sunday trips.
Do not bore your Huskypoo. Add household to-do tasks in your dog’s schedule, snow trips since they originate from Siberia, water trips to please the Poodle in your Doodle, and healthy mental stimulation.
Training the Huskydoodle
The Husky Poodle mix is a great companion for morning walks but are they easy to train? Every dog has a unique personality. Your Huskydoodle might be the dearest and most obedient dog breeds to train or the toughest, independent breed that you will encounter.
The toughest of dogs can be trained well when you start their priming at a young age. Beware, with a Huskypoo, you will need to be more confident, more sturdy, and dominating. If you don’t put forth dominance, the Huskypoo will become the house’s alpha and ruin your home to shreds. What do you need to do?
It’s important to keep in mind that by dominance, we do not mean force or negative reinforcement. We simply mean things like:
- Having a schedule for things like feedings
- Giving your dog a job and a sense of purpose
- Setting—and adhering to—rules and boundaries
Space needed for Huskydoodles
Given their jumpy nature, a Huskypoo will thrive in an oversized yard unless you want them jumping in and around the apartment.
Although their proportion is average, a standard Huskypoo will need personal space and a bigger home with even bigger fences.
Their ancestors demand exercise; small apartments will bore them into an unfortunate escape or home havoc. Unlike the standard Huskypoo, a miniature breed will do just fine with an average apartment; they are smaller and enjoy the coziness.
Grooming a Huskydoodle
Huskydoodles enjoy hygiene, daily combing, occasional brushing, and monthly baths.
If they inherit the double coat from the Husky, try to keep it untangled by daily brushing. A curly fur coat is more likely to mat, so keep your family pet under the right grooming check.
Have periodical visits to the vet for their grooming sessions and dietary plan. Also, Huskypoos have floppy ears and not the perky, pointy ones like the Siberian Husky; check their ears often for hygiene. A lot of dirt can get stuck in Huskypoo’s ears; it’s necessary to maintain hygiene around hard-to-clean parts.
Trim their nails occasionally or have the groomer do it for you! Learn more about what it’s like to groom a Doodle-dog here.
Both the two pure parents are quite expensive and lavish. They demand proper care and to be raised in the right environment. Not only this, Huskypoos are a rare breed; their exclusiveness and highness make them an expensive crossbreed.
The average price of a Huskypoo can start around $1,500 but go well over $5,000. If you find cheap Huskypoo puppies for sale, it could be a sign that the breeder is an illegal puppy mill. Please, report them to the concerned department if you come across such people.
There’s always the option to adopt. One adoption can make a huge difference; it will provide a cozy home to innocent life and save you money.
Huskypoo’s health problems and life expectancy
Huskies are Siberian country dogs; they will do best in cold-weather and cold countries. It would be best if you didn’t keep your Poosky pet in a hot country because that will disturb your dog’s living standards and health.
They inherit their parent’s health concerns, including allergies, hip dysplasia, skin irritation, matty hair, etc. It’s pretty rare for Huskypoo to carry on with these diseases, but you must take good care of your dog with regular veterinary checkups, proper grooming, and proper behavior checkups.
Look out for itching, constant rubbing with the floor, licking, or biting. These are some of the main symptoms of skin infections and allergies.
Huskypoo tends to live long for 10-13 years; the miniature and toy Huskypoo will live longer than the standard Huskypoo.
Should you get a Huskypoodle?
While a Huskypoo might seem like the perfect dog, it’s important to note they will have very high levels of energy and require lots of physical and mental exercise. If you want a low energy dog, the Huskypoo is not the right fit for you. However, if you’re looking for an active dog to keep up with your active lifestyle, the Huskypoo may make a great companion!
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