Can't decide between adopting a Poodle or a Husky as your next dog? Why not get both! Meet the Poodle Husky Mix (or Huskipoo or Huskydoodle for short)!
Siberian Huskies are working dogs that are known for their loyal, mischievous, and outgoing personality. They are a thickly coated, compact sled dog of medium size and great endurance. This breed is friendly, fastidious, and dignified.
Huskies are natural pack dogs, so they love other people and dogs. If you're looking for an overall friendly and loving dog, Huskies are for you. Huskies are also know to be very clean, with very little doggy odor - a major plus!
Active, proud, and incredibly smart... Meet the Poodle! Poodles come in three different sizes: Standard, Miniature, and Toy. All are similar in build in proportions, but vary in height and weight.
While Poodles are typically shown as fancy, delicate dogs in shows and movies, they couldn't be more different! Poodles are eager and athletic and are an overall very versatile dog.
Meet The Husky Poodle Mix
Breeders began mixing these two amazing breeds in the late 1990's. Breeders of the mix wanted to combine the work ethic and abilities of the Husky without the seasonal shedding that all Huskies experience. The Poodle was the answer to this problem, as their genetics help to make the offspring's coat less likely to shed.
Poodle Husky Mix Coat Colors
Huskypoo's coat color is a beautiful mix of it's parents, resulting in the main colors being gray, white, and black. Sometimes, Huskypoo's can take on the Poodle parent's coat coloring, resulting in an apricot, red, or brown coat, but this is not as common.
While many adopters look for the low-shedding quality that comes from the Poodle in them, this trait does not always occur. There is a chance that your Huskypoo make take on the Husky parent's coat qualities, which includes seasonal shedding and requires more maintenance.
Poodle Husky Mix Personality
The Huskypoo's two parent breeds give this mix an intelligent and active personality! Don't let their cute, cuddly features fool you - these dogs need much more exercise that your average dog (but don't worry, they will still love to curl up on the couch with you at the end of the day).
Because of their fierce intelligence, Huskypoos can get bored pretty quickly. It's important to give them a lot of exercise throughout the day, as well as provide them with various games to stimulate their brains. You can find a list of great brain games to tire out your Huskypoo here.
Poodle Husky Mixes can also be quite stubborn. Consistent training is a must to teach them right from wrong early on.
Because they demand so much attention, Huskypoos do best as the only dog in the home, but will also do great with other dogs and people as long as they are well socialized!
Poodle Husky Mix Size
Huskypoos can grow to be anywhere from 13 to 25 inches tall, as the Standard Poodle parent should be at least 15 inches tall. In terms of weight, they usually range between 45 and 60 pounds.
But because this is a fairly new breed, there are few standards when it comes to size. The typical Huskypoo will be a medium size, though this may vary if the Poodle parent is a Standard, Miniature, or Toy size.
Poodle Husky Mix Health
Just like any other breed, this mix is prone to a few health issues, though they are generally very healthy.