There are now a number of unique and interesting crossbreeds for dog lovers to choose from. Known as the Pitsky, this is a mixture of the American Pitbull and the Siberian Husky. As you might already know, both of these are incredibly loving dogs and are quite popular as breeds in their own respects.
The Pitbull Husky mix has been given the status of being a designer breed, but you should know that it’s become quite popular. You might even find it at your local rescue or shelter as well. If you have had experience with both the Siberian Husky and the American Pitbull Terrier, and want a dog that combines the best traits of both, this is the one to choose.
First and foremost, you should know that this is a medium to large-sized crossbreed. Because of its lineage, the breed often has dominant traits such as guarding, sledding, racing, and loves to hunt as well. The dog is also incredibly loyal, something that is common in both the Siberian Husky and the Pitbull Terrier. Since it makes for a loving and friendly pet, it’s an ideal companion to choose.
Before we talk about the breed itself, it’s important to understand where it originated from. The Pitsky is definitely not one of the newest breeds in the industry. In fact, many people believe that the Pitsky has been around for quite some time now. It can be mixed with either the Siberian Husky or the Alaskan Husky, and there’s always a slight difference in the traits.
Until 1835, the American Pitbull Terrier was considered to be one of the most popular show dogs. It was used for bull and bear baiting, and was incredibly effective. The dog was bred to be incredibly aggressive and is quite courageous as well. However, over time, its traits have been honed, and the dog has become loyal, brave, confident, and incredibly friendly toward its masters.
The Siberian Husky, on the other hand, is one of the oldest breeds in the world. It comes from a nomadic Siberian town that once used to roam the lands. They were known as the Chukchi, and used these dogs for hunting and as pets. This is an incredibly athletic and active dog, and if it doesn’t get its daily exercise and mental stimulation, it will start tearing up furniture.
The Pitbull Husky is usually a medium to a large-sized dog. It can weigh anywhere between 35 and 80 lbs and measures somewhere between 20 and 24 inches in height. The traits usually vary depending on the dominant genes of the dog, and the same goes for its appearance. It might resemble a Pitbull more and have the Husky’s eyes, or it may have the pointy ears of the Husky, with a Pitbull’s frame.
In most cases, the dog has a broad head like a Pitbull, and erect ears like the Husky. Their eyes are shaped like an almond and they usually have long black muzzles. The body of the Pitbull Terrier is generally compact and sturdy, and their coat will either resemble a Pitbull’s or a Husky’s.
Do Not Leave It Alone
One of the biggest mistakes that you can make as a Pitbull Husky mix owner is to leave the dog alone. This dog absolutely loves to socialize, and it does not want to be left alone. If you work long hours and live alone at your house, getting the Pitsky is a terrible mistake that will leave you quite frustrated, very quickly.
This dog loves its owner very much, but also expects the same. If you don’t give it enough time, the dog will develop depression and will soon begin to suffer from separation anxiety. When that happens, your dog will turn destructive, and will begin to chew through furniture. There have also been cases where the dog will start defecating and urinating in certain parts of the house in anger.
If you know that you will have to leave your dog for a certain number of hours on a daily basis, you need to make sure that you start crate training the animal from an early age. This way, it will be quite aware of this when they grow up, and their familiarity with the crate will prevent some serious damage.
It’s a Great Family Dog
If you want a dog for your house that is going to be with your family and will love your kids just as much as you do, this is the one to go for. Both the American Pitbull Terrier and the Siberian Husky are considered by many to be family dogs, mainly because they are fiercely loyal to their owners.
When the dog sees you loving someone, such as your kids or your partner, they will develop that fondness as well. The dog is incredibly protective and loving and leaves nothing to be desired in the way of expression. It often gets to the point where the Pitsky owners have to train the dog to control its behavior slightly as it loves to jump on its owner.
Obviously, you should know that this isn’t a great watchdog, but it is still quite protective. If it notices someone approaching its master with intent to harm, the dog is going to pounce. But, they are also incredibly social and friendly, so they are just as likely to let a thief walk into your house without a care in the world.
You are going to have to invest in some really high-quality running shoes if you decide to get this dog. For starters, you should know that this dog absolutely loves to run all around the place. You are going to need to take it out and let it go for a run for a good 40 minutes if you want to keep your furniture safe.
You will have to extend the leash and take the dog out with you so that it can get its daily exercise. If you somehow fail to take your dog out for its exercise, it won’t be long before the animal starts showing signs of destructive behavior. They usually start by chewing on their owner’s shoes and slippers, and eventually move on to other things.
So, you should know that exercise is an incredibly important part of the dog’s daily routine. Some people like to take their dog out in the morning, while others prefer the evening. Regardless of the time that you take the dog out for a walk, you should make sure to stick with it.
Dogs are creatures of habit, and they like to conform to a routine. If you constantly shake up the dog’s routine, it’s going to suffer from a myriad of problems. More importantly, you should know that trips to the veterinarian are also quite important, as the dog is likely to develop a series of health problems as it grows old.