What it is like to Own a Pitbull Husky Mix?


Pitbull refers to a bold and powerful dog having a bad reputation, while the Husky is known to be a working dog that pushes the envelope and displays bad attitude on occasions. A blend of the two is supposed to yield a powerful dog. The Pitbull Husky Mix is a hybrid that is also called Pitsky and its bloodline comprises of a variable and a constant.

How Does a Pitsky Look Like?

When grown fully, these dogs can be medium to large in size and stand around 20 – 24 inches in height. These can be up to 80 pounds heavy or 35 pounds light. The dogs can come in varied weight ranges, and still be regarded as healthy. These come with pale blue eyes similar to a Husky, and can also have a compact, powerful body. The heads are broad, the ears are generally erect and the coat is shiny and short. Pitskies are powerful dogs, and they can be intimidating for troublemakers. Although they are lovable, they can be fiercely protective of the ones that they love.

How do they behave?

The Pitsky is an even and mild-tempered dog without an aggressive attitude, although it has a liking for protectiveness. However, these dogs tend to suffer from separation anxiety. You can expect the dogs to display destructive or mischievous behaviors if they are left alone for a long time, as they can get bored or nervous. When you are not around, these pets can also howl and cause annoyance to your neighbors.

How Much Exercise Should Pitskies Have?

Pitskies are very active dogs with high energy levels. If you are not an energetic person yourself, your life will be very miserable with this hybrid around.

It is advised that you let your dog have physical activity for 2 hours every day. These dogs are loyal and the hybrids are always eager on jogs, hikes and other similar activities that are a part of your exercise regimen.

These hybrids like to chase things around, and your playtime includes having them fetch balls and other things that will mentally and physically stimulate them.

Can You Train Pitskies Easily?

These dogs are very bright and can easily pick up what is taught to them. They are loyal and have a tendency to please owners. You can train them to easily do the basics if you can train them in the right manner.

If you do not properly train them, or do not use positive methods for training in a confident, firm hand, your Pitsky can start leading on you. It can appoint itself as your boss. Keep in mind that it can adopt the mentality of Husky pack dogs, and it is important to socialize them early on. This will make them better-behaved around other dogs and pets and not try to claim their alpha dog status at any given opportunity.

What are the Health Risks of Having a Pitsky?

These hybrids can shed average to heavy hair, and you will need to vacuum them every day. Due to this high shedding, it can be a poor choice of pet if you are prone to allergies.


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