If your idea of a dog is an ideal companion, who would be at your side come what may and who would offer you both loyalty and companionship? Look no further than a Husky and Pitbull mix breed which also known as a Pitsky. Both Husky and Pitbull are totally different from each other, and surprisingly the Pitskies look great and have excellent temperaments.
This article will help you understand the breed better in order to ensure that the relationship works out perfectly.
A Pitsky is a mixed breed between two pure breeds, an American Pitbull Terrier and a Siberian or Alaskan Husky. While most Pitbull Husky Mix breeds have moderate temperaments, each dog would have their own temperament. It cannot be determined exactly how much of Pitbull or Husky characteristics your dog might have.
When you opt for a Husky Pitbull mix, you should be prepared for the following:
- Varied Size: The Pitbull Husky Mix puppy comes in various sizes. If we look at the average, the adult Pitsky might grow up from nineteen to twenty-four inches and can weigh anywhere between thirty to seventy pounds. If you get an adult dog, you would know for sure. But when you meet your dog when it is just a puppy, you would have to wait and see how it grows.
- Varied Coat: Your puppy can look like any of its parents. If in case it looks like a Pitbull, it would have a short coat. This means you would not have to do much to maintain it other than brush it once a week. On the other hand, if it looks more like a Husky, it would have a thicker coat, which means you would have to brush it a bit more. The color of the coat would usually be darker, but the shades vary across each pup.
- Varied Health Issues: If your pup is healthy, it could live up to twelve to fifteen years. Some of the most common diseases and health issues that plague this breed are Hyperthyroidism, eye issues, skin issues, hip dysplasia, and heart issues. It would be a good idea to have a vet check your pup every year.
The need to be Together
The Pit Husky Mix is extremely loyal and in love with the humans. While anyone who is going to or wants to live with a dog knows that they are loyal, but this means a serious commitment. When you get a Pitsky, you should be sure that you would be committing almost twelve years of your life. There is no going back. So, you and your family should arrange your schedule in a way that the dog is alone for the as little time as possible. One thing to keep in mind is that if this breed is alone for most of the time, you would be dealing with separation anxiety, depression, destruction, or worse, aggression.
If in case your dog would have to be alone for some part of the day, you should ensure that it is crate trained. This training should be started from the first month itself. This would ensure that the Pitsky would feel safe and protected as they would feel that the crate is their safe space. Thus the chances of having separation anxiety and other issues might reduce.
If all else fails, and you have to be at the office full time, look for a doggy day care or arrange for a human who could take care of your dog and give some TLC.
Pitsky Puppies Pictures
Gelling with the Family
This Husky and Pitbull mix breed can be extremely playful and loyal. This means that they would work perfectly with families with small kids and other animals. If the pup gets too big, you would need to keep an eye on the playtime. During playing, the pup might jump around, and it could lead to unwanted accidents. In order to avoid this, avoid playing aggressive games as well as always refuse to encourage jumping. If they have a yard access, you might find them chasing small animals around for fun.
While the dog is friendly with strangers, it may be ferocious if it senses you or any of their humans and/or animals are in danger. The Pitsky has great strength and stamina, but due to the playful nature, it would not make a great watchdog.
This is one point, where it does not matter how much of Husky or Pitbull traits your pup inherits. You would need to train your dog from an early age; there are no other ways around it. Both parents require training in both obedience and housebreaking. If you are not a first-time owner, you can train the dog yourself, and they are pretty intelligent and keep looking for ways to show their owners how much they love them.
Hope this article solves some of your doubts. Look around this website for more information on other Husky Mix Breeds.