Alaskan Husky / Poodle (Miniature) Mix

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Other name(s): Huskypoo

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. 

While many of the so-called Huskypoos you meet are mixes between a Siberian Husky and a Poodle, it's possible you may encounter the occasional Alaskan Husky / Poodle (Miniature) Mix.

Appearance / health:
While all mixed-breed dogs can vary in appearance, the Alaskan Husky / Poodle Mix could be especially variable, depending on which traits it gets from the parent breeds. The miniature Poodle may contribute to a reduction in size.

Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact traits inherited by a mixed-breed dog, this cross of an active, independent sled dog with one of the world's most intelligent family pets could present you with some challenges. Are you ready to be outwitted by a dog who might be both smarter and more energetic than many owners? If you're not a confident alpha, this mix could run you in circles.