If you’re looking for an exercise companion that will make sure you get your daily dose of love and affection, the Hyskydoodle is the perfect pup for you. Also known by the names of Poosky, Huskypoo, and Siberpoo, this loveable breed is the result of a cross between the Siberian Husky and the Poodle. These dogs are high energy and love to run around with their owners by their side. These pups have the active nature of the Siberian Husky coupled with the intelligence and hypoallergenic coat of the Poodle. They make great pets for anyone looking for a new best friend.
While it is possible that the Huskypoo existed as a result of accidental breeding long before any efforts to intentionally bring the Siberian Husky and Poodle began, the two were first crossed in the late 1990s in the United States. Breeders hoped to get a dog that had all the traits of a Siberian Husky but with the added intelligence and hypoallergenic coat of the Poodle. In crossing any dog breed with a Poodle, the aim was usually to get a low-shedding coat better suited for allergy sufferers.
The Huskydoodle is as energetic as it is loving. These dogs have energy levels that are higher than average and need daily exercise to release all of their pent-up energy. They are big dogs with even bigger hearts for their owners. They love being the center of attention and are best suited for homes with a single pet. If they have to share their owner’s love, they might not like it very much. The Huskydoodle is a great family dog and is usually fiercely loyal to one person (mostly the primary caregiver). They tend to forget about their large size and may attempt to crawl into your lap for a cuddle session. This breed can be stubborn at times, so proper training and socialization at an early age are necessary. Spend time around the Siberian Husky and Poodle parent to get an idea of the kind of personality your Huskydoodle puppy will grow into.
While there may be some variation in size due to a lack of set standards, the average Huskydoodle will grow up to be anywhere between 12 to 25 inches tall and weigh around 40 to 60 pounds.
The Huskydoodle is a relatively healthy pup, especially when compared to its purebred parents. Mixed breeding results in some level of hybrid vigor, which leads to healthier dogs. When getting your Huskydoodle puppy from a breeder, make sure you check the health clearances of both parent dogs. Do not buy from a breeder that crosses dogs that are younger than 2 years old since that is when most genetic illnesses surface. Schedule regular veterinary checkups to ensure that your dog is growing up to be healthy and happy. Some issues that your Huskydoodle may be predisposed to include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, skin issues, bloat, and allergies.
The Huskydoodle is an active pup with lots of energy, and they need a fair bit of exercise to help get rid of any excess energy and stay fit. If the Huskydoodle does not get its required share of exercise, it will grow overweight, leading to a host of other health problems. Your dog should get at least one 30 minutes to hour-long play session daily. Physical exercise can come in the form of walks, runs, or even a game of fetch. This breed is likely to develop allergies, so if you notice any symptoms of a cold, get them checked out by a vet. They are very smart dogs and are thus easy to train, but are also likely to get bored easily, which may lead to destructive behavior. Sometimes their intelligence may manifest as stubborn behavior, due to which training from an early age is necessary.
Nutritional needs vary from one Huskydoodle to the next. Speak to a professional when designing your pup’s meal plan. Steer clear of free-feeding since the Huskydoodle is prone to weight gain, and divide their daily recommended serving into two to three separate meals to prevent bloat.
The Huskydoodle’s coat can come in a range of colors depending on which parent they take after. They can be either straight or curly, and if the pup takes after the Poodle parent, their coats will be relatively low-shedding.
The Huskydoodle’s coat is fairly easy to maintain. Make sure you brush the coat regularly to keep it healthy and free of matted fur and tangles. Brush their teeth regularly to ensure good oral hygiene and routinely check their ears for any signs of a developing ear infection like a foul odor.
A Huskydoodle puppy can cost anywhere between $850 to $1500