The Chusky is a mixed breed of the Chow Chow and the Siberian Husky. Initially bred as a family companion dog and a working dog, the Chusky originates from North America and has been around since the early 2000s. Also known as the Chowski, Husky Chow, or the Chow-Husky, this crossbreed is great for any family. However, they are demanding and stubborn so that an experienced dog owner will handle this dog better.
This dog breed is medium to large, growing to be about 18 to 23 inches tall. In addition, they weigh between 40 and 65 pounds. Genetics will take over and have the Chusky looking like either parent breed. So, no two Chuskies will look alike, not even from the same litter. However, they’ll most likely have a medium-length coat that can be red, brown, white, cream, or pied.
Chusky – A High Energy Dog
This mixed breed has an average lifespan of about ten to 12 years with proper care. However, they’re known to inherit some health issues from both of their parents. So, you’ll want to bring the Chusky to the vet at least once a year for their annual checkup. In addition, you can get your Chusky to a professional grooming salon once in a while for a bath and clipping. However, this dog breed is a heavy shedder, so you’ll want to brush their coat daily – sometimes multiple times a day.
In addition, these dogs have high energy levels and will need at least an hour of physical activity and playtime a day. This can be done in a fenced-in yard, long walks, hikes, or the like. The Chusky will enjoy doing things with you. Also, they’ll love having a job to do. For instance, they’re loyal and affectionate with their family members. In addition, they’re great with young children, other dogs, and other people.