A huskypoo is a mixed dog breed that combines a Husky and a Poodle. 🐩 They can be referred to as a huskypoo, huskydoodle, siberpoo or even a Siberian huskypoo. Both Huskies and Poodles are well known and loved dog breeds on their own, but combined they create something new.
Husky poo or Huskypoo…?
The Poodle and the Husky combination adds the best qualities of both of these famous breeds to create an interesting hybrid mix. We will take a look at this breed’s characteristics to learn more about them.
The huskydoodle is an energetic and friendly breed that is also very affectionate. The huskydoodle is very loyal to its owners and if properly socialized can get along well with other dogs. Huskidoodles can get along well with cats 🐈⬛ if they were introduced during the puppy age. The Poodle side of the huskydoodle may still have a strong prey drive. Poodles’ prey drive is due to them being originally bred as hunting dogs 🦆. This prey drive can sometimes be triggered by cats. Which pretty much means, dog chases cat. Huskydoodles are known to be pretty good around kids, especially older kids 🧒 . The huskydoodle does well with kids in part due to its high energy levels.
Huskydoodles may be a little noisy. They don’t bark that much but they do tend to be vocal, meaning they may howl or “chat” to you.
They may also have issues being left alone. Separation anxiety tends to be a Husky issue that can be passed down to the huskydoodle. This separation anxiety can make them destructive when unsupervised.
Huskydoodles thrive in an average climate, not too hot ☀️ and not too cold ❄️ .
Sizing it all up
Huskydoodles can come in a few different sizes and color options. 🐕 As for sizes, there are 2 types. The larger of the two is the standard size which can grow to between 35 to 60 pounds and 20 to 25 inches tall at the withers. This size doodle falls into the medium to large size of dogs. The standard sized huskydoodle is bred using the standard sized Poodle.
The second size is the miniature sized huskydoodle. They can range from 15 to 35 pounds and can be 12 to 20 inches tall. The miniature sized huskydoodle is bred using the miniature Poodle. Both of these size variations reach full grown size between 12 to 18 months.
Color Coding, Fur Real
Huskydoodles can come in a variety of coat colors including gray, black white, red or sable color or some combination. Their coats are usually medium length and wavy or straight. Since the Poodle coat is curly and thinner and the Husky coat is thick and straight. Usually the huskydoodle is a combination of the two but there is no guarantee how much it will shed or not. The fur should be brushed a couple of times per week and a bath about once per month. 🛁
The huskydoodles ears can take after the Poodle or the Husky. Meaning they may be pointedly or floppy like either one of their parents. Their eyes may also have heterochromia, being two different colors. 👀 This is common on the Husky side.
Working it out
Huskydoodle energy levels are high! 🔋 This high energy comes more from the Husky side but the Poodle is also a high energy dog. The huskydoodle requires about 1 hour per day of exercise. They would do better at a home with a high fenced in yard to run in, keep in mind they are really good jumpers! Poodles were originally bred as water retrievers so they do love the water 🌊 , you may be able to tucker the doodle out with water sports.
Come, Sit, Stay
The Huskydoodle can vary in intelligence 👓 levels from very smart to average. The Poodle is one of the smartest breeds and the Husky is usually average. The huskydoodle will land somewhere in the middle of that.
Huskies have a reputation for being one of the harder breeds to train. They can be independent and have a stubborn streak. Huskies can also be distracted easily and they want to play more than train.
On the other hand the Poodle has a reputation for being highly intelligent and easy to train. Poodles are patient and want to please their owners. Your huskydoodle could be either of these combinations or somewhere in the middle. Some of the training focus areas for them could be in obedience, agility or therapy dog work. 🦮
Warning: The huskydoodles are neat dogs but they are not for everyone. A first time dog owner or someone who has never trained a dog may want to reconsider or plan on hiring a trainer. They can be very challenging.
Quality of Life
The huskydoodle should live between 12 to 15 years and be relatively healthy. They are prone to the same health issues 💊 that either of their parent breeds are susceptible to such as: epilepsy, hip dysplasia, bloat, cataracts and patellar luxation to name a few. The good news is most of these can be tested for. If you decide to purchase a puppy instead of rescue then have a discussion with the breeder regarding testing the puppies parents for potential diseases. 🩺
So now you want a huskydoodle….
One of the first places to start would be to check any rescues to see if any are available. One way to do this is to check Poodle and Husky rescues that work specifically with those breeds, they may have a doodle as well. You also may have to wait a bit to find one and travel to pick it up once you do. There are so many advantages to choosing to rescue over buying a puppy, this really is a great option! 🐕
If you decide to choose a puppy, please do your research on the breeder and the parents of the puppy!