If you’ve been looking for a new dog to add to the family, you might have looked at Huskydoodle puppies!
These dogs are adorable, but as with any puppy, you should do your research before adding them to your home. Here’s all you need to know.
Where To Get Huskydoodle Puppies
Although many mixed breeds can be found in shelters, Huskydoodles are not commonly found there. That’s bad news for those committed to adoption! The reason for this is that Doodles are designer breeds and highly sought-after. There are breed-specific rescues you can look at, however, though you should know the requirements will be quite high. Brady…
For the most part, your Huskydoodle will likely come from a breeder.
There’s nothing wrong with getting your puppy from a breeder but it’s very important to do your research. Some breeders are unethical (what’s known as “backyard breeders”), and this is especially common with mixed breeds. Since crossbreed dogs can’t have papers, it’s too easy for a breeder to fake the breed they are. There’s nothing wrong with having a mixed breed, but it can lead to problems down the line when the owner is unaware of what exactly makes their dog up. With backyard breeders, it’s also likely the parents weren’t health-tested, which is a huge problem.
If you find a Huskydoodle puppy for sale, make sure the breeder has health and shot records for both the pup and parents, doesn’t allow the puppy to go home before it’s eight weeks old, is happy to answer questions and very transparent, is also happy to send plenty of pictures and videos of the puppy being raised, and will let you meet the parents — or at least has great information on them.
Many people expect a Huskydoodle to have the coat of the poodle with Husky colors, but this isn’t guaranteed! Don’t get one thinking it’ll definitely be a non-shedding dog. It may have the coat of either parent.
What you can rely on is this being a very large dog.
Huskydoodle puppies have boundless energy. Poodles and Siberian Huskies are both incredible active dogs, and will need a lot of activity to keep them happy. Long walks are ideal, as well as a fenced-in backyard to run around. An active dog that doesn’t get the exercise it needs will become a destructive dog, so bear that in mind! Samip…
They should be loving and intelligent dogs. Take advantage of this by training them with positive reinforcement and socializing them early. This will ensure they reach their full potential. They should pick up good manners quickly, and can learn a number of cool party tricks.
They tend to get along well with other animals. Of course, introductions should still be slow, and you should have patience for adjustments all around.
Huskydoodle Puppies – Veterinary Needs
These dogs are generally healthy but can be prone to hip dysplasia and a couple of other conditions.
As with any other puppies, vets will give them shots when they’re young. This is usually a series of three or four that starts at around six to eight weeks old and protects from parvovirus, distemper, and other nasty diseases and viruses that can be fatal. At sixteen to eighteen weeks, they can have their rabies shot (which is mandatory) and will be offered optional immunizations like bordetella, which you should take.
Afterward, a vet check-up once a year should be enough to keep them healthy and happy and get their boosters. You should keep up with monthly flea and heartworm prevention pills too. Milton…
Owners have different options for their dog’s food, but the main two come down to raw food and dry food, or kibble. Most have strong opinions on which is best!
If you choose to feed your dog kibble, the main thing you should remember is that grain-free food is linked to heart problems in dogs. It may sound healthy, but avoid it, because that’s just marketing! Instead, pick high-quality food with all of the nutrients your dog needs. You can ask your vet for advice, as they’ll know what’s good for your specific dog and which food isn’t stuffed with fillers.
Some owners choose to feed raw food, which is also great when done right. Just make sure you do your research or use a subscription service with prepacked meals delivered to you, because dogs need more than just meat. They’re omnivores, so also need grains, fiber, etc. Throwing down raw meat for them is nowhere near enough. Brady…
You’ll have to brush your Huskydoodle’s coat every few days at least to keep it in good shape. Huskies are known for their shedding, and aren’t good for those with allergies, but Poodles are the opposite, so it’s luck of the draw and genetics which you’ll get.
Like every other dog, nail care, teeth, and ears are also important. Clean their ears and teeth regularly, and clip their nails when needed — usually every six to eight weeks. You can use a Dremel or clippers for this, but make sure to provide lots of high-value treats every time you do it so they associate grooming with a good time — especially if they find it daunting.