If you’re considering adopting a Shepsky, you’re making a great choice. This cross between a German Shepherd and Husky can make a truly excellent dog in the right home. There are also usually plenty of Shepskies or similar dogs in shelters, so it’s easy to find one and rescue a life.
The Shepsky will be a cross between the two breeds in appearance. They’ll likely be a medium to large dog with pricked ears and may have either the coat of the Husky or German Shepherd. One thing to bear in mind is that these dogs both shed. In particular, Huskies are notorious shedders and will leave their hair around your house! Make sure if you have allergies that you’re taking this into consideration.
The Shepsky – An Active Dog
The personality is a bit of a gamble. German Shepherds and Huskies have very different personalities, so it will very much depend on who your puppy takes after. German Shepherds can be quite reserved with strangers and generally are watchdogs when it comes to people approaching the home. Puppies with this personality need extra care with socialization and ensuring that they don’t become too protective. Huskies, however, are extremely sociable and love everyone! The best thing you can do is to get them plenty of training and socialization regardless of their personality, to help them live up to the best dog they can be.
One thing to remember about these dogs is that they’re both intelligent and highly active. They need plenty of physical and mental stimulation to be kept happy. Long walks help but so do snuffle mats, puzzle toys, etc. Make sure you’re keeping up with them or they may take finding entertainment into their own hands! Once you do understand the breed you will grow to absolutely love this dog.