Being a Husky and Poodle mix brings out this lovable furry friend’s loyal, smart and energetic traits! You get double the intelligence and double the fun.
Most are bred from the Siberian husky and standard Poodle, but sometimes a miniature Poodle is used to create a smaller mix. Either way, all huskydoodles are easy to spot. They have a black and white Husky-like coat, curly poodle hair and icy blue eyes.
Do you want a curly-haired friend that’s loyal, talkative, and will never want to stop playing?
Read more to learn all about this mix, its personality, appearance, and more…
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Husky Poodle Mix Breed Information
Huskydoodles are a mix between the strong and hardworking Siberian Husky and the designer-looking Poodle.
This mix comes from the United States and was likely first bred in the 1990s to be a smaller, hypoallergenic version of the Husky. People wanted a pup that is as hardworking as a Husky, but without the shedding that comes from their thick winter coat.
Siberpoo and Huskypoo are just a few of the many nicknames for this cute mix.
Huskypoos were originally a mix of standard poodle and Siberian husky. In the early 2000s they started to be bred from a miniature too. The smaller of the two mixes is called the miniature.
The miniature and standard are the same breed. The only difference is size.
Both sizes are high-energy dogs which makes them perfect for active lifestyles.
Whether used as a hiking partner, a running buddy, or as a family dog, this breed can do it all.
Inheriting traits from both parents this breed shares with the world its playful, intelligent and friendly personality.
The Husky Poodle mix is extremely loyal and bonds closely with its family. Usually, this breed will bond closely with one member of the family, this trait is extremely common in the Siberian Husky. They often choose their “person” and will spend most of their time following them around like a not-so-inconspicuous shadow!
With an active family and a large yard they can be a great choice for a growing family.
This Poodle Husky mix will inherit its smartness mostly from the Poodle. However, they also inherit some stubbornness from the Husky which can make owning one a challenge.
It is important for anyone looking to adopt this mix to know that they need a lot of exercise and attention to keep them happy.
Both parents are high energy working dogs.
When these two dogs are mixed their energy is amplified. This can result in a demanding and stubborn personality. Having lots of energy means they require lots of attention, time, and a dedicated playmate.
Where Did Huskydoodles Come From?
Huskypoos are known as “designer dogs” as they are bred from two purebred dogs.
The Husky Poodle mix may have occurred by chance earlier, but breeders first started breeding them in the late 1990s. This was around the same time Goldendoodles and Labradoodles started being bred too.
Because the Poodle Husky mix is a relatively new breed there is not much known about its origin.
Luckily, lots is known about their parents.
The Siberian Husky came from the Siberian Peninsula where it was used by the Chukchi people as a working dog.
Born in a pack, Huskies are very social and work well with other dogs. They are known for their powerful stance and determination. Since the beginning of time they have been brimming with energy.
Eventually they were introduced to Alaska and became a sled-dog used for work and racing.
The American Kennel Club recognized them in 1930. They have grown in popularity as a family dog from movies and television shows such as “Balto”, and “Game of Thrones”.
Huskies now are known for their loud howl, endless energy, and curious nature. They love to explore and run and these traits are often passed down onto their Huskydoodle offspring.
Surprisingly the Poodle comes from Germany as a duck hunting dog.
They are known for their curly, weatherproof coat and for being one of the smartest dog breeds in the world.
In the late 1800s French nobles began to own Poodles and they became known as a more luxurious breed. Ever since, Poodles have reigned supreme as the national dog of France.
There are three size variations to the Poodle: the standard, miniature, and toy (teacup).
Nowadays they are used as show dogs and family pets.
Their extreme intelligence makes them easy to train and their beautiful low-shed coat makes a great pet for all seasons of the year.
How Are They Bred?
The Husky Poodle mix is bred using a Siberian Husky and either a standard or miniature Poodle. Mixing these two breeds can create a strong variation in coat color, markings, and personality. No two mixes are the same.
Poodle choice will determine what size your Huskydoodle puppy will grow to be.
Toy Poodles are not used due to the large size difference between them and a Husky.
Only the Siberian Husky is used, no other Husky (e.g. Alaskan) or Alaskan Malamute. Malamutes may look like a Husky, but they are not used for this mix.
A standard Poodle will create a much larger Poodle Husky mix. They typically weigh about 35-60 pounds and are about 20-25 inches tall. If you are looking for a bigger, more athletic dog, this would be your choice.
The miniature will create a smaller mix at 15-35 pounds and 12-20 inches tall. They are slightly smaller, but can still be very stubborn and have lots of energy. Even if they can live in an apartment they still need an active lifestyle.
The Huskypoo can also be bred in different generations which impacts what percentage of each parent it has:
|F1b||F1 Huskydoodle||Siberian Husky|
|F1bb||F1b Huskydoodle||Siberian Husky|
|F2||F1 Huskydoodle||F1 Huskydoodle|
|F2b||F2 Huskydoodle||Siberian Husky|
Appearance and Colors
Although this dog may look like a wolf there is no relation between this breed and a wolf. The Husky Poodle mix has a beautiful blend of a Husky’s thick winter fur and the curly and hypoallergenic Poodle coat.
This breed is usually black, gray, white or a mixture of those colors.
Often a Husky Poodle mix will have a Husky’s typical coat pattern of a white base color with gray or black hair along the back, legs, and tail. It almost creates a “jacket” look as if it was wearing a winter coat!
A curly-coated Husky is a dead giveaway for spotting one!
Most mixes look like a smaller, curly-haired Husky. Although some can have the long fluffy hair of a husky, usually the coat is a mix of thick and wavy hair.
Sometimes, but not often, the Poodle Husky mix will have the coat color of a Poodle and will be apricot, red or brown. More often they are a mixture of colors.
Since they are a hybrid they can inherit specific traits from either parent. There is no standard for color so their appearance can vary greatly. Possible coat colors include:
- Black that can be dark, matte, or lighter even appearing blue.
- A gray coat that can be dark “wolf” gray or silver.
- Solid white, cream or yellow that is often seen in the undercoat.
- Apricot is a dilute brown and differs from a red coat.
- Red coats are a very bright rusty color.
- Brown can be dark and chocolatey like a lab or more dilute and closer to red.
The Husky Poodle mix often has floppy ears and a long, fluffy tail. Surprisingly most do not have the erect husky ears or curly tail which is often a trademark.
Blue eyes are not uncommon in Siberpoos and they are striking against their typically dark coat. They often inherit the piercing blue eyes that some Huskies have. Some can also have multi-colored eyes which are inherited from the Husky breed too.
They have dark noses and often have dark features around their eyes which often cannot be seen due to the amount of fur on their face. Their facial fur is usually long and can appear wavy or curly.
A Huskydoodle can come in two different sizes.
This breed’s size is typically dependent on whether the Poodle is toy or standard.
The miniature Poodle and Husky are bred to create the miniature which is the smaller mix. The miniature Husky is not used to create this hybrid.
Standard Poodles and Huskies are bred to create the Huskypoo. This is the larger of the two mixes and is the more popular choice.
The standard is more muscular and athletic looking than the miniature. The mini has a slightly more delicate body and often looks more of a schnauzer-type dog.
Huskydoodles are full grown between a year and a year and a half. The standard grows to be about 35-65 pounds and 20-25 inches tall. Miniatures are smaller and about 15-35 pounds. They are shorter and only stand about 12-20 inches tall.
The weight of your dog also depends on whether they are a male or a female. Males are typically 10 pounds heavier and a few inches taller.
Their main difference in size comes from the Poodle parent’s size. You can see this in the table below:
|Age (months)||Standard size (lbs)||Miniature size (lbs)|
Do Husky Poodle Mixes Shed?
In general Huskydoodles shed very little. The majority of Husky Poodle mix dogs are hypoallergenic, but it is purely based on their genetics.
The level of shedding in this mix depends on how much of their coat is inherited from the Husky versus the Poodle. The more poodle in the dog, the more hypoallergenic.
Poodle’s coats are extremely hypoallergenic and do not shed. The Husky is the complete opposite. Their coat sheds a lot and is thick enough for them to make it through the winter and cold weather.
Typically Husky Poodles are hypoallergenic like their Poodle parent.
Occasionally there are some mixes which get their coat from a Husky causing them to shed and not be hypoallergenic. However, they still shed far less than a purebred Husky and are considered a light to moderate shedder.
As the percentage of Husky in the mix increases so does their shedding.
It is hard to tell whether your mix inherited more Husky or Poodle until your pup is about five months old. This is the age they will begin to shed.
This mix will require regular brushing and basic grooming to take care of their coat.
Most doodle breeds will need to visit the groomer about every eight weeks. This usually is for coat care and sometimes shaving because their curly hair is extremely prone to matting.
Personality and Temperament
|Ease of Training||★★★★★(3)|
The Husky and Poodle mix is an affectionate, sociable dog. They will go for a run with you in the morning, play at the dog park in the afternoon and nap on your couch after dinner. They are friendly and get along great with children and other dogs.
Owners often describe how loving and gentle this mix can be.
They make great family pets. There is no doubt that this breed loves their family and everyone they meet, but they live best in a home without small children.
Poodles do not do particularly well with young children because it is hard for them to understand their erratic behavior. Huskies can also be skittish around young children.
For that reason, they do best with older children. Their energy and need to run and play at most times of the day can be dangerous. They also do not always have the patience to deal with young children.
Husky Poodle mixes are often described as super active and very smart.
The Huskydoodle is a physically demanding dog. When bored, they become destructive and often do not stop. They often use their intelligence to find your kid’s favorite toy to chew or dig up mom’s garden. They can also jump unusually high, so a fence may not always keep them in your yard.
To prevent these behaviors from happening, they need at least an hour of exercise a day to release pent-up energy.
Whether it’s taking them for a run, playing fetch, or teaching them different commands your dog needs stimulation.
A Husky Poodle mix enjoys having attention and is best when not left alone for extended periods of time. They will quickly take to howling when they become bored. Huskies can be very loud and pass this trait on to their offspring.
Training and socialization is very important for this mix because of their stubbornness.
They can become territorial if not properly socialized because both parents can be dominant. They also have a high prey drive so do best in a home without cats or other small animals.
How Much Do Huskydoodles Cost?
The price for a Husky Poodle mix ranges from about $800 to $1,500.
On average they cost about $1,100 from a reputable breeder. They rarely sell for less than $500, but are cheaper than a Husky.
Siberpoos are a relatively new doodle mix. They are known, but not extremely popular. This means there are not a lot of breeders and the cost can vary widely.
The price you pay will mostly depend on where you are picking up your pup from.
Adopting or rescuing will cost less than buying through a private breeder.
Of course, anyone looking for a Husky Poodle mix for sale should do their research on the breeder. Puppy mills and backyard breeders should be avoided.
They are usually bred by private Poodle breeders. They typically have litter sizes ranging from about six to eight puppies. Finding this mix in a rescue center would be rare. Despite many Poodle-type shelters (e.g. goldendoodle rescues) they go fast!
When welcoming home any new dog there will also be additional costs for food, water, accessories, toys and vet fees. For a Siberian Husky Poodle mix you should budget around $250 per month.
Known Health Problems
The Husky Poodle mix generally lives for about 12 to 15 years. This is about average for a larger dog breed, as the Husky also has a similar lifespan.
Huskydoodles are known to have health problems, especially with their joints. Proper health management can reduce some of these issues, but unfortunately allergies and joint problems are common and are not easily managed.
Their large size makes them more prone to hip issues and arthritis, but even a miniature can have joint problems.
Both parent breeds are at risk for hip dysplasia. They should undergo a hip evaluation before they are mated. Checking both parents can give you a better idea about your puppy’s future health.
Siberpoos are also prone to allergies and skin issues because of their thick coats.
Most typically these are pollen, types of carpet and food allergies. Symptoms can look like an excessive amount of scratching, biting, sniffing, and even red skin patches. Regular grooming and monitoring for any skin changes can help prevent skin issues becoming a bigger problem.
Breed Pros and Cons
Husky Poodle mixes are very similar to their parents.
Which of the traits this mix has depends on which parent they take after.
For example they can take the energy and hardworking nature of a Husky. Sometimes they have the playfulness and low shed coat of a Poodle.
|Energetic dogs which makes them great companions for an owner who lives an active lifestyle.||Extremely destructive when bored due to their high energy. They will damage anything they can get a hold of.|
|Fun-loving, playful and lovable dogs who do well as family pets. They often do very well with older children.||Do not like to be rough-housed and can lose patience with young children.|
|They are friendly and do well with strangers and other dogs.||They will whine and bark which can be excessively loud and difficult for owners to manage.|
|Usually they are hypoallergenic so are safe for people with pet allergies.||Can be unpredictable in coat type which can cause them to not be hypoallergenic.|
|They are very smart dogs who are relatively easy to train.||Their stubbornness can make it difficult to be able to train them.|
|Extreme loyalty to their family., making them a forever friend and a reliable protector||Extremely high energy levels can be an issue if they do not receive proper exercise.|
The huskydoodle is a great choice for anyone living an active lifestyle.
Loving, playful and loyal, the Husky Poodle mix makes a great family dog and will never leave your side. They can even be considered clingy due to their high need for attention and desire to be near their people.
The Huskydoodle was first bred to be the hypoallergenic version of a Husky.
They are the perfect Husky and Poodle mix and have a wonderful blend of traits from both parents.
Being a mix of two purebred dogs means they can have a variety of different looks and personalities. One thing that all of these mixes share is their protective and loyal personality. This comes from both of their parents!
A Poodle Husky mix is a fun-loving family dog that suits an active lifestyle. They are extremely smart and fun dogs with goofy personalities.
They are friendly and get along with people and fellow dogs. If you are looking for a partner in your active lifestyle, this mix could be the right fit for you.