Akita / Siberian Husky Mix

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Other name(s): Huskita

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 Huskita  is a cross between a pure Akita and a pure Siberian Husky, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix. All mixed breeds are individuals but this cross of two large working Arctic dogs pretty much guarantees that you will need to be a confident, experienced owner who knows how to socialize and train animals with the Spitz personality.

Appearance / health:
It's impossible to predict the exact traits inherited by a mixed-breed dog, but this cross of two similar Arctic dogs will definitely result in a large Spitz type with a ton of energy.

Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact personality of a mixed-breed dog, the temperament of these two working dogs is close enough to make them fairly predictable. Expect an independent-minded, if not downright stubborn, animal that needs a consistent alpha who can channel its energy into positive directions. Not a choice for the fragile or the unconfident.