The Husky Poodle mix is a fascinating combination of two highly intelligent dog breeds. This mix goes by several different names, such as the Siberpoo, Poosky, Huskypoo, and Huskydoodle. The Siberpoo is one of a string of designer dogs that are regularly appearing; this mix combines the Siberian Husky with a Poodle. Both parent dogs are hugely attractive, so in theory, they should produce pretty adorable offspring.
If adopting a designer puppy into your family appeals, you should know a few things. Even if both parents are purebred dogs, designer dogs will not be recognized by any kennel club in the world, as the current situation stands. They will not be able to compete at show level, and they will not have a pedigree.
It’s tough to tell how popular the Siberpoo is because there are no official records kept for hybrid dogs, neither are there any controls or standardization of breeders. But the parent dogs, the Husky and the Poodle, are both very popular dogs worldwide and feature in the top twenty most popular dogs in nearly every country.
If you are keen on learning more about the Husky Poodle mix, then you’re in the right place; read on to find out all you can about this attractive mix.
Designer breeds are trendy, and more and more breeders are cropping up all over the place. A designer breed is two purebred dogs the breeder deliberately crosses to produce a litter of puppies. The initial thinking behind this crossbreeding is to create dogs that possess the most attractive traits of the parent dogs. On occasion, there might be more than two purebred dogs in the mix. The only proviso is that all three dogs are purebred.
Another term often used to describe this cross-breeding is ‘hybrid’; however, it’s not accurate. Applying the term hybrid should represent crossbreeding between different species and not just between other breeds of dogs. To give status to a designer breed, various worldwide kennel clubs would need to register and recognize the dogs. For this to occur, kennel clubs would need to evaluate the ancestry of the dog in question. If the kennel club was receptive to the breed’s history, they may recognize this new breed and register within their organization.
There are certain benefits to creating designer dogs; one such is ‘hybrid vigor,’ which relates to the benefits gained by biological fitness traits, for example, longevity and disease resistance. Another more basic benefit is prospective dog owners who simply cannot decide between one or breed or another; crossbreeding the two breeds gives a dog owner the best of both worlds.
One area that could be seen as a negative when purchasing a designer breed is how the puppy will turn out. Which characteristics will the puppy inherit from which parent? I disagree with this as a reason not to purchase a designer dog. People for decades have been adopting mutts without the slightest idea of who the dog’s parents are and having no clear idea how the puppy will turn out when fully mature. However, it doesn’t hurt prospective owners to appreciate the personalities and characteristics of the parent breeds; in fact, it makes absolute sense to learn this information.
Husky Poodle Mix
1. Husky Poodle Mix Parent Breeds History
Siberian Huskies and other sled dogs can trace their ancestry to Siberia. What’s been discovered is the Husky and Malamute dogs share a lineage that goes back over 9,500 years in Siberia. Geneticists compared genomes of modern-day sled dogs, including the Siberian Husky, to a 9,500-year-old mandible found in Siberia. The results prove that the modern sled dogs are direct descendants of that 9,500 year-old-dog.
That’s a pretty long lineage, but more recently, the Siberian Husky was taken to Alaska in 1909 to take part in the sled-dog races that were so prominent in those days. The Siberian Husky was recognized by the AKC (American Kennel Club) in 1930. Today the Husky is the 14th most popular dog in the USA.
Most people can identify a Poodle, even if they know little to nothing about dogs; they are a very distinctive breed. The Poodle is really three varieties within one dog breed; the Miniature Poodle, the Toy Poodle, and the Standard Poodle.
Most people assume the Poodle is French, mainly because of the nickname ‘French Poodle,’ but he originates from Germany and is a water dog. They have high levels of intelligence, and only the Border Collie is said to be more intelligent. Since the 15th-century, Poodles have been depicted in paintings across most of Europe.
Poodles owners developed the dog as water retrievers; in fact, the Poodles’ water retrieval skills have been in evidence for centuries. The dog’s high intelligence meant that he could be helpful in various ways, as a circus dog, companion, even truffle hunting. Poodles were first registered with the AKC in 1886, and today he’s the 7th most popular breed in the USA.
Wow! Crossing a Husky with a Poodle. Exercise, exercise, and more exercise. High energy doesn’t do this dog’s energy levels justice. The mix is brilliant and on the go. Undoubtedly suited to active and outgoing families, long hikes, jogging or running partners, and at least a couple of hours of vigorous exercise is needed to tire them out. It’s not a good idea to leave them at home for long periods because they get bored so quickly and they will become destructive around the house, as they vent their frustration on your belongings.
Primarily family dogs, they bond intensely with one family member; that’s not to say they don’t love all the family, but they’ll always gravitate towards one person.They can be obstinate and have a genuine stubborn streak, so that training can be challenging, but we’ll discuss more about training a little later in the article.
2. Husky Poodle Mix Appearance
Nothing about the Poodle Husky mix appearance can be guaranteed; they are a crossbreed and can inherit both parent dogs’ traits or favor one breed over the other. Everything they inherit is random; they might inherit various characteristics of one parent, or might not; if you’re hoping to pick a puppy that will have the Husky’s blue eyes, you could be in for a disappointment. But some characteristics are a combination of both parents.
Husky Poodle Mixes are large dogs and can reach 25 inches and weigh up to 60 pounds. Both the Husky and Poodle are active, powerful dogs, so that the Siberpoo will inherit those traits.
While the Husky has ears that stand up straight, the Poodle has large floppy ears, and you’ll find that practically all Husky Poodle mixes will have folding ears.
Many Husky Poodle mixes can inherit the blue eyes of the Husky and are sometimes known to get different eye colorings, but that’s on rare occasions.
3. Husky Poodle Mix Coat And Colors
Typically the Husky Poodle will inherit the most common color coat of the parents, so black, white, and grey or combinations. Poodles have a much wider variety of coat colors than Huskies, so on occasion, a Siberpoo might inherit some of those colors, but that’s not so commonplace.
Huskies have a double coat to give them the protection they need from the harsh climate where they originate. Poodles, however, only have a single coat, and Huskypoos will inherit the Poodle’s coat. The coat tends not to be as thick as a Poodles, but it will be curly or wavy. You’ll find they shed all year and will blow their coats in the fall and springtime.
The Poodle Husky mix is not hypoallergenic; don’t be tricked into believing anything along those lines because you’ll be upset when you see the amount of hair he sheds. If you suffer from dog allergies, this dog might not be the best choice for you.
4. Siberian Husky Poodle Mix Training
Initially, both Huskies and Poodles were working dogs, so they’re used to being trained and obedient to their owners. But the mix can be stubborn because they’re intelligent dogs and free-thinking. The way around this is an owner with plenty of patience is firm but consistent. A Husky Poodle mix will respond well to treats and lots of praise when he gets it right.
Training must start from an early age and continue through their life. The Poodle half of the mix is well known for learning tricks. To keep the Siberpoo engaged, try teaching him tricks, taking him to obedience classes, agility classes, anything that will occupy his mind and get him thinking as well as exercising.
Group obedience and agility classes can be excellent not only for training but it’s a positive step in socializing your Husky Poodle mix. Socialization is another form of training essential for every dog, and the Siberpoo is no exception. If you want a well-adjusted, calm, and friendly dog, give them as much socialization as possible.
This mix is a beautiful, intelligent and lively designer dog breed. The Husky Poodle mix is a loyal, lovable friendly family dog. You’ll need bags of energy yourself to give him the amount of exercise he’s going to need, but if you’re that person, then this dog will be an excellent choice for you.