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 / 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.
super intelligent, good watchdog, long dayhikes, big heart, loving companion
Super energetic dog, strange sound, somewhat anxious nature, fence
obedience classes, blue eyes
"Best way to prevent, or at least prolong the time before your old dog becomes arthritic is to keep them lean and strong. This is also important for longevity and overall health, so it should be your main goal if you want to keep your dog alive and well for as long as possible. I can't stress the importance of keeping your dog fit and strong if it has osteoarthritis. If your dog is overweight joints have to bear more weight, and if it's muscles aren't strong joints bear even more weight then they should, which leads to increased friction and damage of the joints. If your dog is in perfect physical condition (body condition score 4-5 on 9 point scale) joints bear minimum amount of weight they have to, and if it's muscles, tendons and ligaments are strong they reduce weight bearing of the joints even more. This is important for overall health, as well as in cases of osteoarthritis and other orthopedic conditions. So keep your dog fit and strong. ."
From Vuk Ignjic DVM 36 days ago