Species group: Mixed Breeds
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 / Collie Mix is a cross between an Alaskan Husky and a pure Collie, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix.
This isn't a common mix, but you may occasionally encounter it in a rescue.
Appearance / health:
While all mixed-breed dogs can vary in appearance, the Alaskan Husky / Collie Mix will be a good-sized, attractive animal brimming with energy.
Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact traits inherited by a mixed-breed dog, this cross of a top-flight herding dog and a well-regarded working dog means that you are likely to get a high energy animal that presents some challenges to the busy, inexperienced, or unconfident owner.