Chow Chow Husky Mix

The Chow Husky Mix, also known as the Chusky, is a hybrid mix breed dog resulting of breeding the Chow and the Siberian Husky. This is a medium to large dog with lots of energy that is probably better suited for a more experienced dog owner. They are a beautiful and fun loving dog that is affectionate, extremely loyal and alert. They should make pretty good watch dogs.Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Chow Chow Husky Mix, the Chusky.

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Here are some pictures of the Chow Chow Husky Mix

Chow Chow Husky Mix History

The Chusky is a unique designer dog that has only really been around for the last twenty years or so. Designer dogs such as this one don’t really have much of a history. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below. 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.

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.

DNA analysis indicates that the Chow Chow is one of the Ancient dog breeds. It has been proposed that the Chow Chow originated in China 2,000 years ago. Another hypothesis is that it originated in Arctic Asia 3,000 years ago and then migrated to Mongolia, Siberia and then to China. It is more than likely the Chow Chow originated in the high steppe regions of Siberia or Mongolia, and much later used as temple guards in China, Mongolia and Tibet. A bas-relief from 150 BC (during the Han Dynasty) includes a hunting dog similar in appearance to the Chow.Later Chow Chows were bred as a general-purpose working dog for herding, hunting, pulling and guarding. From what records survive, some historians believe that the Chow was the dog described as accompanying the Mongolian armies as they invaded southward into China as well as west into Europe and southwest into the Middle East in the 13th century AD.

One Chinese legend mentions large war dogs from Central Asia that resembled black-tongued lions and one Chinese ruler was said to own 5,000 Chows.

Awesome videos of Chow Chow Husky Mix puppies

Chow Chow Husky Mix Size and Weight

Height: 19 - 22 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 55 - 70 lb.
Lifespan: 9-15 years

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

Chow Chow Husky Mix Personality

The Chusky is a protective, alert dog. They are high energy, very playful, intelligent and loving. This is a dog that loves and strives on attention. They are a great family pet and enjoy being around their owner. They don’t enjoy being left alone and are not good for non-active people who aren’t home a lot. They need a lot of exercise, attention, and need to feel like they are part of the family.

Chow Chow 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 the Chow Chow might be prone to Elbow and Hip Dysplasia.

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.

Chow Chow Husky Mix Care

The Chusky is probably not the best breed for a novice dog owner. They are going to be a more challenging dog due to their high energy and protective nature. They also might be extremely stubborn and very hard to walk on a leash due to their pulling breed nature. They might try and drag you everywhere you go, so keep that in mind when trying to walk them. They are going to shed a lot and will do best in colder climates. Get ready to invest in a good vacuum if you want to keep your floors clean! 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 Chusky 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.

Chow Chow 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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