Husky Poodle Mix- Why you should get a Huskypoo

Husky-Poodle-Mix dog

A Husky Poodle mix is a cross between a Siberian Husky and a Poodle.

This mixed dog is also commonly known as the Huskypoo or the Siberpoo.

The Huskypoo is a loveable and adorable hybrid dog that combines the loyal and energetic nature of the Siberian Husky and the intelligence of the Poodle.

Did you know that Poodles are one of the most intelligent dog breeds?

And just like the other Poodle mixes, you can expect to have a highly intelligent when you get the Husky Poodle mix.

This hybrid is also affectionate, sweet, and will surely put a smile on your face at any time.

But if you are looking to get the Huskypoo you should be prepared to meet his needs.

You also need to be well informed and be aware of his traits and how to take care of him. That is why we prepared this article for you to get all the necessary information that you need.

If you are ready you can read on for the complete guide on the Poodle and Husky mix.

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Let us get right into it. 

About the Husky Poodle mix

As we have already mentioned the Siberpoo is a mix between the Siberian Husky and a Poodle.

Both of these dogs are popular with the Siberian Husky being ranked as the 14th  most popular with Poodles coming in at the 7th position.

The Siberian Husky is a working dog while the Poodles are non-sporting dog breeds.

With both dogs being intelligent it is hard to see why breeders decided to make a mix of the two.

If you are looking for a Husky that is allergy-friendly then this is also the dog for you.

Poodles are known for being hypoallergenic dogs and the mix may also inherit some of those genes.

And you combine these traits with their incredible looks, you get a pooch that is always going to melt your heart.

However, being very intelligent, these dogs can easily get bored and this is something that you should be aware of. You will need to be prepared to dedicate time to them to make sure that they are mentally and physically stimulated.

Caring for the Poodle Husky mix is going to take time and effort.

Recognition of the Siberpoo

Unfortunately, the Huskypoo is not recognized by either the AKC or UKC.

However, some clubs recognize this hybrid dog as a designer dog.

The only reason this mixed dog is not recognized by the major registries is that he is not a purebred dog. It is not something that should stop you from adopting one.

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General Characteristics and appearance of the Husky Poodle mix

Husky Poodle mix summary table
Height Huskypoos have a height of between 13 to 22 inches.
Weight Poodle Husky mix dogs weigh anywhere between 45 to 60 pounds. Depends on which of the parents is dominant
Lifespan 10 to 13 years
Breed Type Mixes and more
Purpose The family dog or companion dog
Suitable For Families with children, active singles, watchdogs, service dogs, houses with yards
Grooming requirements moderate
Color Variations black, grey, brown
Health concerns hip dysplasia, eye disease, and allergies
Temperament intelligent, loyal, loving, friendly, Energetic, Affectionate and can also be destructive when neglected.
Other Names Siberian Poodle, Huskydoodle, Poosky, Siberpoo, Huskapoo or Huskypoo

Size

The Huskydoodle is a large dog with both males and females having a height that ranges from 13 to 22 inches.

However, the size of the dog you get will be determined by whether a miniature or standard Poodle is going to be used during breeding.

Husky Poodle mixes could also weigh anywhere between 45 to 60 pounds.

Physical appearance

Huskypoos do not have a breed standard yet and therefore determining their looks and appearance can be difficult. You can only make an educated guess or predict the possible outcomes by looking at other Siberpoos.

Poodle Husky mixes are super good looking and adorable dogs. With their striking eyes that can either be blue, black, or even dark brown, you would love the sight of this dog every time.

The eyes can also be multicolored, which should not come as a surprise.

Huskies can sometimes have multicolored eyes, a condition that is known as Heterochromia. This happens due to the lack of melanin in the iris.

They also have ears that are almost always floppy, unlike the Husky which has erect ears.

Larger Huskypoos should have more muscular hindquarters and forequarters. Smaller ones are stumpier and more delicate and can have either a curved or straight tail.

All in all the attractiveness of the Husky Poodle mix is going to draw dog lovers in.

Shedding and coat appearance

Typically, this hybrid has a silky and medium-length coat like that of a Poodle but with the markings and colors of a Siberian Husky.

Husky Doodles can have either a double-coat or a single-coat depending on the genes that he inherits.

If you Doodle inherits a double coat, he is going to have a wooly undercoat and a shaggy and thick upper coat.

However, if he inherits a single coat, the coat will grow long and will shed less.

The dog’s fur can also come in many colors:

  • Shades of brown.
  • Black.
  • Grey.

They can have one solid color or a mixture of two or three colors.

One of the most desirable traits of the Husky Poodle mix is its hypoallergenic coat. This is a trait that is inherited from the Poodle parent.

Temperament and Personality of the Husky Poodle mix

The thought of a Husky that has been mixed with a Poodle may be a lot to take in.

These dogs are very smart and you will need to know how they behave to best take care of them.

Siberian Doodles are also affectionate and friendly but can also be very clingy. These dogs crave human attention which could end up taking up most of your day.

He is not the type of pooch that you leave at home for the whole day. This could make him end up with some disruptive behaviors.

What this means is that if you cannot dedicate time to this dog you should consider getting another dog like the mini Bulldog.

But if you meet his needs he is going to shower you with lots of love and affection.

You should also expect your Husky Doodle to talk a lot considering that he comes from two breeds that are known for being expressive.

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Family compatibility

Their constant need for attention makes these dogs more suitable for families than for single owners.

In addition to them being loyal to the family and forming strong bonds with them, the Husky Poodle mix makes a great family dog.

However, you should be careful when you are introducing them to children. They do not like when their ears are pulled or aggressive play.

You should first make sure that your kids know the things they should do and what not to do to the dog. Also make sure that every time they play, you are there to supervise.

Commonly asked questions

How much does a Husky Poodle mix cost? 

The cost of a Husky Doodle can range anywhere between $600 to $2000 depending on the breeder and the location where you get your pup.

Is a Poodle and Husky mix hypoallergenic?

These dogs are hypoallergenic, making them great companions for allergic sufferers.

Origin of the Siberpoo

Not much is known about where the Husky Poodle came from or who the first person to intentionally breed this dog was.

Poodle and Husky mix is a fairly new designer pooch.

The popularity of designer dogs has slowly been on the rise for the last decade.

And unlike the Siberpoo, Huskies, and Poodles have had a long history and it would be better if you looked at the history of both of the parents to get a better understanding.

History of the Siberian Husky

Huskies are the descendants of an extinct breed that was known as Taymyr Wolf that was found in North Asia.

This is according to research that was conducted recently.

There is a group of people that believe that the Siberian Husky originated from the Grey wolf.

Either way, the origin of the Siberian Husky dates back to about 8000 years ago from the Siberian Arctic.

Today they are classified as Nordic sleds by the FCI but they are also known as working dogs.

Huskies have an average lifespan of about 12 to 15 years and can weigh 60 pounds for the males and 50 pounds females.

Huskies were bred to help humans in the pulling of heavy sleds over long distances and for that reason they were required to have a lot of strength and endurance.

These dogs then gained popularity in Canada and the US and were then recognized by the American Kennel club in the 1930s.

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Other Husky mixes

  • Beasky is the combination of a Husky and a Beagle.
  • Mixing up the Catahoula Leopard Dog with the Husky gives us the Catahuskla Leopy beauty.
  • The Alusky is a beautiful combination of the Husky and the Alaskan Malamute.
  • Merging the bloodlines of the Husky and the Border Collie can produce this stunning dog we like to call a Brodsky.
  • Hussetsky is a mix of a Husky and a Basset Hound.
  • A product of the Husky and a Chow Chow produces the Husk Husk.
  • The mingling of the Husky and Rottweiler gives us the Rottsky.
  • Pitsky is a crossbreed between the Husky and Pitbull.
  • The Husky and Pomeranian mixed breed gives us a hybrid called the Pomsky.
  • Horgi is an adorable combination of Husky and Corgi genes.
  • Husky mixed with the Bulldog gives us the Busky.
  • Hoodsky – a mix of Husky and Poodle.
  • Great Huskyenees has Husky and  Great Pyrenees’ genes.
  • The result of mixing the Husky and Shar-Pei gives you the Huskpei.
  • Mixing up the Husky and Akita produces the Huskita.
  • Ausky is a beautiful result of mixing the Husky with the Australian Shepherd.
  • Bullsky is a mixture of Husky and Bull-mastiff.
  • The Gerberian Shepsky is a blend between two incredible dog breeds, the German Shepherd and a Husky

History of the Poodle

They were first developed in Germany as water dogs who would retrieve ducks from the water.

Poodles thrive in performance activities that involve obedience and agility. They are active dogs that enjoy attention and learning.

Poodles are generally friendly with strangers and are easy to house train. They are highly adaptable dogs.

Poodles come in three sizes:

  • Standard Poodle – 15 inches tall at the shoulder
  • Miniature Poodle – 15 inches or under at the shoulder
  • Toy Poodle – no more than 10 inches at the shoulder

The smaller toy poodles can be overly protective of strangers outside their family and to other dogs.

These dogs need to be socialized at an early age to avoid unpredictable incidents.

Poodles are very protective of their family homes.

They are hunting dogs, they need training and exercise to be great companions.

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Other Poodle mixes

  • Labradoodle is a hybrid that combines the genes of a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle.
  • Goldendoodle is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle.
  • Cockapoo is a cross between a Poodle and a Cocker Spaniel.
  • Bichon Poodle is a mix that combines the qualities of a Poodle and a Bichon Frise.
  • Maltipoo is a happy cross between a Poodle and a Maltese.
  • Westiepoo is the product of mixing the qualities of a Poodle and a West Highland Terrier.
  • Pamapoo is a mix between Poodle and Pomeranian.
  • Saint Berdoodle is a cross between a Poodle and a Saint Bernard.
  • Cavapoo is a  cross between a Poodle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
  • Newfypoo is a cross between a Poodle and a Newfoundland.
  • Whoodle is a cross between a Whiten terrier and a Poodle.
  • Bernedoodle is a sizable cross between a Bernese Mountain dog and a Poodle.
  • Rottle is a cross between a Rottweiler and a Poodle.
  • Bordoodle is a cross between a Border Collie and a Poodle.
  • Boxerdoodle is a hybrid that mixes the genes of a Boxer and a Poodle.
  • Yorkipoo is a beautiful cross between a Poodle and a Yorkshire Terrier.
  • Shihpoo is a mix between a Poodle a Shih Tzu.
  • Schnoodle is a cross between a Poodle and a Schnauzer.
  • Peekapoo is an adorable cross between a Poodle and a Pekinese.
  • Chipoo is a cross between a Poodle and a Chihuahua.

Husky Poodle Puppies

There is no denying that Siberpoo puppies are super cute.

By now you might have set your heart to the Huskypoo and wondering what it would cost you to get one.

The price of a Husky Poodle mix is close to that of the parent breeds being around $600 to $2000.

However, the cost of the pup will depend on the breeder and the location where you get him.

You should always make sure that your breeder provides you with his/her paperwork and give you medical reports to prove that the parent breeds are healthy.

But if your money is tight and you do not have enough to get yourself one of these pups adoption is a better option.

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Grooming a Husky Poodle mix

You should be prepared to meet the grooming requirements of a Poodle and Husky mix to keep him looking good and healthy.

The type of coat is going to determine how much time you are going to spend on grooming the dog.

If your pup inherits more of the Husky genes, then you should expect him to shed more and therefore require more grooming. However, if he is more Poodle than Husky the shedding is going to be less.

You should be prepared to brush the coat more frequently if the dog has a double coat to minimize shedding.

Single coated pooches need less attention as they do not shed as much. But you will still need to remove the mats and tangles that may form on the fur.

Bathing the Huskypoo is also not a bad idea. This should be done once in a month or when the mix gets smelly or dirty.

Regular baths are not necessary as they could strip the coat of essential oils and cause the skin to dry out.

You should also trim the nails when they get too long and brush the dog’s teeth to keep them free of odor and clean.

If your dog does not like it when his teeth are touched you could use dental chew toys to clean the teeth.

Visiting a professional groomer every 6 months can be extremely helpful.

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Feeding requirements

Food is one of the things that dogs value a lot and feeding your pooch in the right way will go a great length to making sure that he stays healthy.

Size is one of the factors that you need to consider when you want to feed your dog.

The  Husky and poodle mix is a large dog that will require to be fed on a high-quality diet. Better still you could feed them in food that is formulated for large dogs.

Other factors that you need to consider when you are feeding your furry friend apart from size are:

  • Level of activity.
  • Age.
  • Metabolism.

If your Poodle Husky is more active you will need to feed him more to keep his energy levels high.

Puppies need to eat more than adult Siberpoos because they require more energy for their development. Pups will need to be fed about 4 times a day, unlike adults who require to be fed twice in a day.

The general rule of thumbs is to give your pooch 30 calories for every pound that he weighs.

Considering the average weight of a Husky Poodle mix, he will require around 1500 calories a day.

This is about 3 and a half cups of kibble.

Apart from making sure that you meet their calorie requirements, you should also make that the diet has the essentials nutrients:

  • Fatty acids like omega-3.
  • Protein should be the main ingredient that should be on your dog’s diet.

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Carbohydrates are also important but you should ensure that they are not mostly grain which some dogs are allergic to.

If you have a pooch that is allergic to some foods your vet can help you choose the best diet for the dog.

You should provide the Husky Poodles with enough water and also watch their weight.

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Exercising your Poodle and Husky mix

Husky Doodles have a lot of energy reserves considering that their parents were both bred to be working dogs.

They will, therefore, need to dissipate some of that energy with about 60 minutes of exercise.

With about 2 daily walks and some games such as fetch and dock diving, you should be able to meet their daily exercise requirements.

When you are walking your Siberian Doodle, you should always remember to carry a leash with you because these dogs are known to run a lot.

These dogs also need mental stimulation and playing some mind games such as puzzles can help a lot with that.

You should not that this does not benefit the dog but also you as the dog owner.

Training a Husky Poodle mix

These dogs are sometimes known to be stubborn, making them fairly hard to train. You will need to have a lot of patience and consistency in training.

Positive reinforcement which is reward-based training is the best way that you can go around training you Siberpoo.

Some of the rewards you can use are;

  • Toys
  • Verbal rewards
  • Treats

Keeping training sessions short and interesting will help this dog master commands easily.

You can also seek the help of a professional dog trainer who will advise you on the best way to train your pooch.

Socialization is another important part of the training that should be taken very seriously and should also start as soon as your pup gets home.

Having a fenced yard is not only important for your dog’s physical stimulation but also a great location for training your dog.

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Common health concerns

Husky and Poodle mixed dogs are known to be healthier than their parents but they can also be prone to some of the conditions that their parents are prone to.

  • Hip dysplasia is a common condition for both the Poodle and the Siberian Husky. This is an inherited condition where the bone at the thigh fails to fit the hip joint snugly.
  • Allergies are also common in Husky Doodles with the most common allergies being food allergies. These may be hard to diagnose because different dogs have different reactions to the allergens. But the most common reactions are vomition, nausea, and diarrhea.

And even with these possible health conditions, the Husky Poodle mix has a lifespan of between 10 to 13 years.

Pros and cons of owning a Siberpoo

Pros

They have allergy-friendly coats.

These dogs make great companions.

The Huksypoo is a highly intelligent and amusing pooch.

Cons

They need high amounts of stimulation.

These pooches are extremely needy and clingy.

They can be hard to train due to their stubborn trait.

Summary

We have seen that you should be ready for an adventure if you bring a Poodle Husky mix to your home.

Every dog may have his unique traits and looks and you can never really predict how your pup is going to turn out.

These dogs will need more mental and physical stimulation than any other average companion dog. And this is something that you should be prepared to meet.

How did you like the Siberian Poodle? Is he a pooch that you would love as your next home addition?

Tell us in the comment section below and leave us your feedback on the article.

There you go WOOF!!

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