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Alaskan Husky / German Shepherd Dog Mix

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Is the Alaskan Husky / German Shepherd Dog Mix right for you?

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The basics:
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.

The first generation Alaskan Husky / German Shepherd Dog is a cross between the Husky and a pure GSD, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix. Although they can vary, you can expect a fairly cold weather tolerant dog that thrives on having something useful to do.

Appearance / health:
Since it isn't a purebreed, there can be some variation in the appearance of the Alaskan Husky / German Shepherd Dog mix. Owners occasionally report having dogs that can be easily confused with wolfdogs mixes, which can be a problem in areas where wolfdogs are banned.

Behavior / temperament:
With GSD and Alaskan Husky in the mix, you can pretty much guarantee that you will have a dog that needs to have something worthwhile to channel its energy. If you're too busy to provide consistent training and exercise, the dog may act out and become destructive. They want to feel important, so give them something worth doing.

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