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German Shepherd Husky Mix – The Complete Guide

Rachel Poli Author
Rachel
Aug 13 ·

The German Husky, also known as the Siberian Shepherd or Shepksy, crosses the German Shepherd and Siberian Husky. This pooch is a gorgeous mixed breed that’ affectionate, gentle, and intelligent. They’re gentle and a great dog to have around overall. So, let’s get to know the German Shepherd Husky mix a little more. Luna…

Appearance

Both the German Shepherd and the Siberian Husky are considered to be medium to large dog breeds. So, you can bet that their offspring are going to be good-sized pups. They’re large with a muscular body and a wolf-like look on their face.

On average, this pooch will grow about twenty to 25 inches tall, which is about the same as both of their parent breeds. Their average weight may be between 45 and 90 pounds. Male German Shepherd Husky mixes will grow to be slightly taller and heavier than females.

This doggo has a double coat that’s dense and waterproof but soft and fluffy. In addition, the coat can come in a few different colors, such as black, brown $ black, red, blue, white, cream, salt & pepper, brown & white, golden, light brown, and gray & brown. Bandit…

Temperament

Overall, this hybrid is gentle and calm due to the two backgrounds from its parent breeds. While both the German Shepherd and the Siberian Husky were bred as working dogs, they make great family dogs. Therefore, their litter will be protective of their family. This mixed breed is great with kids, but they will be wary of other dogs and strangers. 

In fact, this pooch will bark a lot, and they’ll be loud and proud about it. Huskies are known for “talking” a lot, and German Shepherds are known for barking quite a bit as well. So, if you’re going to get this mixed breed, consider the noise complaints you may get from your neighbors. German Shepherd Husky mixes may bark to alert you of something, or they may want your attention or hear themselves talk.

This pooch is also intelligent, eager to learn, and wanting to please its owner. So, as a puppy, you can be sure that training should be a breeze. With plenty of positive reinforcement, you can nip certain bad behaviors in the bud and teach your crossbreed what they need to know in a timely manner. 

Caring for your German Shepherd Husky mix

With proper care, your German Shepherd Husky mix will live for an average of ten to 13 years. Millie…

Grooming

This pooch has a thick double coat that sheds quite a bit. So, if you have allergies, be warned that this doggo is not considered to be hypoallergenic. You’ll need to brush their coat at least two to three times per week. When shedding season occurs, usually in the summer, brushing daily will be ideal. In addition, you’ll want to keep up with caring for their ears, teeth, and nails regularly. 

Diet

It’s best to talk to your veterinarian about your dog’s diet. Every pooch is different. However, due to the activity levels of this crossbreed, the Siberian Shepherd should have at least three cups of high-quality dog food each day. It should also be about 25% to 30% protein-based.

Exercise

Since both purebred parents are working dogs, you can bet that their mixed offspring will have high energy levels. The German Husky needs at least 120 minutes of exercise every day. In addition, they need plenty of mental and physical stimulation. They will enjoy going on long walks or hikes or playing in the backyard with you. However, they will also enjoy having a job to do. Frequent trips to the dog park to get out their energy and socialize with other humans and dogs will be ideal.

Health problems

Your German Shepherd Husky mix may inherit some health conditions from its purebred parents. Some health issues to keep an eye out for may be as follows:

  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Corneal dystrophy
  • Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
  • Juvenile cataracts
  • Blood disorders
  • Bloat
  • Epilepsy

Bring your doggo to the vet at least once or twice a year for regular check-ups. You can ensure your pup is in good health and on track with its growth and development. Rigby…

Where to find a German Shepherd Husky mix

You can find this crossbreed through local shelters, breed-specific rescues, or reputable breeders. Since it’s a mixed breed, you might have more luck with a good breeder. However, it’s always a good idea to check with your shelters and rescues so you can adopt and not shop. 

How much does a German Shepherd Husky cost?

You should expect to spend at least $1,100 a year on your mixed breed. When adopting the dog or puppy, expect to pay about $350 to $850 on average. 

Should you bring home a German Shepherd Husky mix?

A German Shepherd Husky mix will be a delight to have in any home. They are a great canine companion, especially with kids. However, if you can handle the barking and give them the proper exercise requirements they need, then you should definitely consider bringing home this furry friend. River…

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Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
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