Border Collie Husky Mix

The Border Collie Husky Mix, is the offspring of the the Border Collie and the Siberian Husky. While there are no certainties in life, it will more than likely be a good-natured dog with the right handling. The Border Collie ranked number one on the list of most intelligent dogs. They are also one of the sweetest dogs you will ever be around. This is going to be a high energy dog that will make a great family pet. If you look at the videos below you will see that these aren’t exactly unattractive. They are very good looking dogs. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Border Collie Husky Mix.

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Here are some pictures of the Border Collie Husky Mix

Border Collie Husky Mix History

Until the last decade or so, this is probably the type of mix that you would find in your local pound due to accidental breeding. While that certainly still happens, these are being bred on purpose as well. There is no real defined history, like with their parent breeds. They don’t have quite the same background as a purebred dog that dates back hundreds or even thousands of years. If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. Please sign our petition to stop puppy mills. Here is a brief history of both parent breeds so you get a better idea of what this mix might be comprised of.

The Siberian Husky is a medium size working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia, Russia. The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family and was originally bred to pull sleds over long distances rather quickly. They are known to be escape artists that will dig themselves out of the strongest fence. Being that they were bred to pull things you can imagine that they aren’t the easiest dogs to walk.

The Border Collie was bred to gather and control sheep in the hilly border country between Scotland and England. He is known for his intense stare, or “eye,” with which he controls his flock. He’s a dog with unlimited energy, stamina, and working drive, all of which make him a premier herding dog; he’s still used today to herd sheep on farms and ranches around the world. They were bred to literally run 15-20 miles a day for days on end all while moving sheep. They were also bred to withstand harsh weather. You might want to keep this in mind when you are looking for a companion and if you have the stamina to keep up with them.

Awesome videos of Border Collie Husky Mix puppies

Border Collie Husky Mix Size and Weight

Height: 19 - 22 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 30 - 50 lb.
Lifespan: 10-17 years

Height: 20 - 23 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 35 - 60 lb.
Lifespan: 12-15 years

Border Collie Husky Mix Personality

This is going to be a very sweet and good natured dog. They will be a great companion and devoted to the family all the way. This is the type of dog that you are going to want to come home to at night as they are very kind, loyal, and gentle. Both the Husky and the Border Collie are meant to go very long distances all day long, very quickly. The Husky was bred to pull things and the Collie to herd. They are going to be bouncing with energy and will not be good for apartment dwellers. In fact, they won’t be good for low energy people. They are going to need to go for very long walks and hikes EVERY DAY to wear them out. If you don’t control their energy it will control you. It is also extremely important to socialize your dog. While they naturally have a very nice temperament, socialization is extremely important to help them learn how to interact with other dogs. They also might have a rather high prey drive due to their wanting to chase small, fast things. It will be a good idea to keep an eye on the cat or any other small creatures until you better understand their personality.

Border Collie Husky Mix Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.

The Husky mixed with Border Collie might be prone to osteoarthritis, intervertebral disc disorder, and chronic myelopathy.

Do not purchase a puppy from a breeder who cannot provide you with written documentation that the parents were cleared of health problems that affect the breed. A careful breeder and one who truly cares about the breed itself, screens their breeding dogs for genetic disease and breed only the healthiest and best-looking specimens. One of the most common health problems with dogs is obesity. Keeping this under control is your responsibility.

Border Collie Husky Mix Care

They should be relatively easy to train due to their extreme intellect but might have their stubborn moments and might not be the easiest dog to walk on a leash due to the pulling nature of the Husky. These guys are going to need groomed a lot. They both have longer hair and the Husky sheds like crazy so be prepared to invest in a good vacuum and a good comb. Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him. The Border Collie Husky Mix can be a great escape artist so if left in the backyard (temporarily of course,) they will be tough to keep in. You will need to make sure the fence is extremely secure and buried a couple of feet in the ground. Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down.

Border Collie Husky Mix Feeding

A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.

Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.

A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.

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