Huskydoodle Overview

Parent Breeds:
Poodle & Siberian Husky
Breed Nickname:
Huskydoodle
Size:
Medium to large
Height:
12 to 25 inches
Weight:
40 to 60 pounds
Life Span:
10 to 14 years
Coat Colors:
Black, white, apricot, brown, red, and gray

Huskydoodle Characteristics

Friendliness
Intelligence
Good for First-Time Owners
Good with Children
Easy to Train
Exercise Requirements
Ease of Grooming
Amount of Shedding
Amount of Drooling
Tendency to Bark

About The Huskydoodle

What Is A Husky Poodle Mix Called?

The offspring of a Husky and a Poodle is called a Huskydoodle. They’re also known as Siberpoo, Siberian Poodles, Poosky, and Huskypoos.

These dogs are highly intelligent, sociable, and full of energy. They’re lovable and protective of their owners and love playing with all members of the family.

But are you in the position to welcome a Huskydoodle into your household? Our guide should help you make an informed decision.

Huskydoodle Breed History

  • First bred in the 90s in North America.

  • Creates a hypoallergenic working dog.

The first Huskydoodle was intentionally bred in the 1990s by designer breeders, most likely in North America.

Breeders wanted to offer a dog with the work ethic of a Husky and the hypoallergenic quality of a Poodle.

Huskies are notorious for shedding at the start of summer. This is called blowing season and it’s when the undercoat sheds so that the dog can remain cool in the warm weather.

An entire coat being shed from a large Husky is overwhelming, to say the least, so combining it with the no-shedding Poodle was a genius idea.

This also allowed allergy sufferers to own a Husky without dealing with all of the shed hair.

As with any Poodle mixed breed, popularity soared instantly and breeders continued breeding more Huskydoodles to keep up with the demand.

While Huskydoodles are a designer breed and hypoallergenic, some people cannot keep up with them.

This means that there are many shelters across the country with Huskydoodles, so check your shelter and consider adopting them before buying one from a breeder.

Huskydoodle Personality & Temperament

  • Active and intelligent dogs.

  • Love a cuddle at the end of the day.

  • Can be stubborn.

Huskydoodles are often described as intelligent and active, as well as loving. They have incredibly active lifestyles and need an owner that can keep up with this demand.

They also need plenty of mental stimulation to avoid getting bored.

However, Huskypoos also love settling down after a long day with their owners. They think they’re lap dogs and invade your personal space for a cuddle.

They’re very loving and affectionate with their family members.

One of the most notable things about Huskydoodles is their intelligence. They can get bored quickly, which leads to destructive behavior.

This might include digging, chewing, and howling. Their owners need to be available constantly to keep them stimulated and working.

Huskypoos can inherit their stubborn streak from their Husky parent, making them slightly harder to train.

They’re excellent pets for big families, although they will choose a favorite owner and bond most with them.

They prefer to live as the only pet in the household but can live with others through proper socialization. Huskydoodles are good for older children only.

Huskydoodle Health

  • Inherit health issues from their parent breeds.

  • Issues include skin, allergies, and more.

  • Routine vet checkups are vital.

As a mixed breed, Huskydoodles are predisposed to some health conditions that their parent breeds suffer from.

They are considered generally healthy, but owners should be aware of these issues so that they can look out for symptoms.

Here are the common health concerns that can affect Huskydoodles:

  • Hip and Elbow Dysplasia
  • Allergies
  • Bloating
  • Skin issues

Some of these can be managed by how you take care of your dog.

For example, bloating can be managed with their diet, and skin issues should be manageable depending on the shampoo you use, as well as other grooming products.

However, others will be found during your routine vet appointments. Make sure that you keep on top of these to avoid health issues remaining undetected until they progress too much.

The quicker you can get the issue diagnosed, the quicker it can be treated.

Huskydoodle Training

  • Very intelligent dogs.

  • Can inherit a stubborn streak.

  • Thrive on positive reinforcement.

Thanks to their Poodle parentage, Huskydoodles are incredibly intelligent. This makes them a breeze to train… in theory.

However, the Husky’s stubborn streak can get in the way of a simple training session.

Huskies are good dogs to train, provided you catch them at the right time. If they’re hungry, tired, restless, or simply not in the mood, they’ll be considerably more difficult to train.

Huskydoodles also tend to bond more with one member of the family, so it should be this person that does the majority of the training.

The dog is more likely to listen to and comply with this person, and they’ll be more likely to show stubbornness with others.

It would make everyone’s lives easier to have only one person training your Huskydoodle.

These dogs are good with everyone, including children and other pets, provided that they are socialized properly from an early age.

Take them to a doggy park and let them interact with other dogs and owners. Do this regularly to get them used to other people and animals.

Huskydoodle Exercise Requirements

  • Very intelligent dogs.

  • Can inherit a stubborn streak.

  • Thrive on positive reinforcement.

Huskydoodles need at least one hour-long walk a day to keep boredom at bay, although ideally longer. They’ll also need active play sessions throughout the day.

They would be best in a household with a large garden where they can let off some steam easily, or with an owner who has plenty of time to exercise them.

Again, they might prefer one member of the household more, so this should be the main exercise partner.

Huskydoodle Diet & Feeding

  • Choose a food tailored to large dogs.

  • Offer plenty of protein and healthy fats.

  • Keep an eye on allergens.

Look for high-quality dog food formulated for medium to large dogs with high energy levels. These will feature mostly protein with some carbs and fats for energy.

Make sure that the protein is from high-quality sources such as premium chicken and fish.

Avoid foods that contain ‘chicken meal’ and ‘meat meals’, as these are low-quality and contain less valuable protein.

Avoid filler ingredients like grains as these offer no nutritional value.

Talk to a veterinarian to figure out a feeding schedule based on the dog’s weight.

The amount of food will change based on their age, weight, health, and energy level. So, figuring this out with a professional can prevent you from overfeeding your Huskydoodle.

These dogs are susceptible to allergies, so it might be valuable to take them for an allergy test to avoid the triggers in their diets.

Common allergens include chicken, wheat, and dairy. If you spot any skin irritation, talk to your vet about possible allergens.

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Huskydoodle Cost

  • Costs between $800 and $1,100.

  • Ongoing costs include food, vet checkups, toys, and furniture.

Huskydoodles are incredibly sought-after dogs, and their price reflects that. You can expect to see these dogs at a price between $800 and $1,100.

This is down to their designer dog status and their unique cuteness.

When considering a Huskydoodle, you must also think of its ongoing costs. These include premium food, grooming appointments, routine vet visits, sturdy toys, crates, and more.