The Poodle Husky Mix, also known as the Siberpoo, is a hybrid mix breed dog resulting of breeding the Poodle and the Siberian Husky. They are also known as the Huskydoodle, Poosky and Huskapoo. This is a sweet and friendly dog that likes to be the center of attention. This dog is better for active people as it is a higher energy dog. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Poodle Husky Mix.
While we really recommend that you acquire all animals through a rescue, we understand that some people might go through a breeder to get their Poodle Husky Mix puppy. That is, if they have any for sale. Always screen your breeders as much as possible to ensure that you are getting as high a quality dog as is possible.
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The Siberpoo, Huskydoodle, Poosky, or Huskapoo is a unique designer dog. The rise of these hybrid or designer dogs that are explicitly bred has only been around for the last couple of decades. Designer dogs such as this one don’t really have much of a history. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below. If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. Please sign our petition to stop puppy mills.
The Siberian Husky is a medium size working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia, Russia. The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family and was originally bred to pull sleds over long distances rather quickly. They are known to be escape artists that will dig themselves out of the strongest fence. Being that they were bred to pull things you can imagine that they aren’t the easiest dogs to walk.
The origin of the poodle is disputed. Some people claim that it’s origins come from Germany where it was known as the Pudelhund. The word Pudel is derived from the German verb meaning "to splash about", and the word Hund (dog). The Fédération Cynologique Internationale claims that the poodles descends from the French dog Barbet and might have been crossed with the Hungarian water dog. The French name Caniche comes from the word cane (the female of the duck) since this type of breed was used as a water retriever mainly for duck hunting thanks to its swimming ability. This has been an extremely popular breed in France, where it became established as a national breed. However, drawings by German artist Albrecht Dürer established the popular image of the breed in the 15th and 16th centuries.
The European mainland had known the poodle long before it was brought to England. It was the principal pet dog of the late 18th century in Spain, as shown by the paintings of the Spanish artist Francisco Goya. France had toy poodles as pampered favorites during the reign of Louis XVI at about the same period.
Height: 18 - 24 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 45 - 70 lb.
Lifespan: 9-15 years
Height: 20 - 23 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 35 - 60 lb.
Lifespan: 12-15 years
The Siberpoo, Huskydoodle, Poosky, or Huskapoo is a cheerful and friendly dog, they just like a lot of attention. Without this attention they can become destructive and aggressive. The poodle was ranked as the second smartest dog, so this is a bright dog with a lot going for it. They will require a lot of exercise as they are high energy. Given this proper amount of exercise they will be calm and sweet natured though. Their extreme intelligence requires them to be kept active and stimulated. This is good for someone who is active, they really need to be walked and hiked with A LOT. This is a not a dog for a sedentary owner.
All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.
The Husky mixed with the Poodle might be prone to Cushings, Von Willebrands, Addisons, epilepsy, hypothyroidism, bloat, patellar luxation, eye problems, Legg-Perthes, Hip dysplasia and skin problems.
Do not purchase a puppy from a breeder who cannot provide you with written documentation that the parents were cleared of health problems that affect the breed. A careful breeder and one who truly cares about the breed itself, screens their breeding dogs for genetic disease and breed only the healthiest and best-looking specimens. One of the most common health problems with dogs is obesity. Keeping this under control is your responsibility.
The Siberpoo is going to shed quite a bit and will need to be brushed regularly. Get ready to invest in a good vacuum if you want to keep your floors clean! Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him. The Husky can be a great escape artist so if left in the backyard (temporarily of course,) they will be tough to keep in. You will need to make sure the fence is extremely secure and buried a couple of feet in the ground. Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down.
A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.
Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.
A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.
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