Let’s know about Huskita. to large mixed breed that is the result of crossing the Siberian Husky with the Akita. He lives in a different or different way but is a very loyal dog. He is multi-talented participating in areas such as weight pulling, karting, sledding, and guarding. Their life span is 12 to 15 years.
|Introducing Huskita at a Glance
|22 to 26 inches
|70 to 120 pounds
|dense, hard, thick, water-repellent
|medium to high
|medium to high
|get angry quickly
|Tolerant of solitude?
|low to medium
|Good Family Pet?
|good with kids?
|good with socialization
|Good with other dogs?
|moderate to good with socialization
|Good with other pets?
|moderate to good with socialization
|A wanderer or a wanderer?
|A good apartment dweller?
|low to medium
|A good pet for a new owner?
|hard to train
|tendency to be fat
|major health concerns
|Bloat, Eye Problems, SA, Hypothyroidism
|other health concerns
|hip dysplasia, obesity
|12 to 15 years
|Average New Puppy Price
|$500 to $1200
|Average Annual Medical Expenses
|$485 to $600
|Average Annual Non-Medical Expenses
|$500 to $600
Where does Huskyta come from?
The Huskie is also known as a hybrid dog or designer dog. Designer dogs refer to mixed breeds that have grown in popularity over the past two decades. While the mixed breed is not a new development, deliberate mixing to create a mixed breed just because it is trendy to do so! Some of these dogs are more popular and successful than others and it only attracts the attention of puppy mills and reputable breeders to make money. If you are interested in one of these dogs do some careful research before making a purchase. With such recent breeding there isn’t really history or even the specific origin detail that is known about most designer dogs, Huskia included. So we have to look at the parent breeds to see what traits etc are going on in them. (1)
Coming from a Siberian tribe of nomads called the Chukchi, the Siberian Husky was bred to pull sledges and make great family companions. They were in fact so reliable with children that they slept together so that the kids would have warm, comfortable beds that could protect them as well. In 1908, there was a gold rush in Alaska, and Huskies were used to pull sledges. He was also involved in sled dog racing like the All Alaska Sweepstakes. When the borders were closed by the Soviet Union in 1930 and no more Huskies could be imported, the breed that already existed remained and flourished. (2)
Now he is still a pack animal but uses his owner and family as his pack. This means that as the owner you have to clearly and firmly establish yourself as the pack leader. Husky will test this situation now and then. He has a lot of energy and can become very destructive and poorly behaved if he is not given enough mental and physical stimulation. The same can happen to him if he is left alone for long periods of time as he may suffer from separation anxiety. (3) Otherwise, he’s fun, lovable, and friendly. They love the attention and the chance to show off and be entertained. They don’t really make good watchdogs because they are very friendly to anyone.
There is a province in northern Japan called Akita and this is where the dog gets its name as it is believed to have originated from there. He has been around since at least the 17th century and was bred for the purpose of hunting game, small and large, and guarding the Japanese royal family. It was actually Helen Keller who introduced the dog to America, she admired a story about the dog when there, and the Japanese who thought highly of her presented her with an Akita puppy. (4) The story is told of a famous Akita who was so loyal and devoted to the professor owner that she used to visit him every day at the railway station on her return from work. When his owner died, the dog visited the station at the same time every day for the next 10 years until he died. More Akitas were brought back to America after World War II.
Today there is division on this breed, with some following the American standard and some following the Japanese. The Akita has proven itself to be loyal as well as brave with the story above. London Zoo has an orphaned tiger cub and they wanted an animal to help raise it and they chose an Akita puppy. Tiger and Puppy grew up successfully together. The Akita can be willful while being loyal and brave. He is intelligent but does not do well with other dogs. He needs a firm and consistent owner and lots of exercise. He can become aggressive if not properly trained and socialized. (5)
The Huskia is a very loving and protective dog, capable of being alert and watchful. He can be somewhat aloof or aloof because of his independent side but he is also loyal and affectionate with his owner and family. He is known to be a strong dog, but with his willpower this mellows into a dog that is not ideal for first time owners. How he reacts to strangers really depends on which dog he takes more, if more like a Husky he will be fine, if more like an Akita he can perceive them as a threat.
what does huskyta look like
It is a massive dog with a weight of 70 to 120 pounds and a height of 22 to 26 inches. He has a tail that is curled, a medium-sized muzzle and head, and the color of his nose varies with the color of his coat. Its coat can be dense, hard, rough and water-repellent, and common colors are white, grey, tan, black, amber and brown. His eyes are oval and medium in size and ears are triangular and erect.
training and exercise required
How active does a Huskyta have to be?
He needs to be kept quite active to keep him happy, healthy and well behaved. He used to enjoy things like long brisk walks, jogging or running, dog park walks, going for a swim. He is not the best suited for apartment living. If under exercise he can jump out of boredom. He should also have access to a yard where he can play, and some of the games he will enjoy with you or family are common dogs such as fetch, tug of war, frisbee and so on.
Does he train quickly?
It is not an easy dog to train because of its independence, stubbornness and instinct to test for dominance. You will need to be patient, firm and consistent at all times as well as very confident. If he feels that you are hesitant, uncertain or not committed at any point of time he will try to dominate you. It’s definitely worth investing in professional help if you need it. Ideally only experienced owners would adopt this dog. Early training and socialization are important because their strength and tendency to aggression can be a problem as they get older if they are not handled when they are still young and dominant. With a good coach they will learn well, they are intelligent.
living with a husky
How much grooming is needed?
This is a dog with medium to high needs when it comes to maintenance mostly due to shedding. It will shed year-round anyway but then will also shed seasonally. How bad it is or how long it lasts depends on the climate where you live. It is less in cold climates, or in climates that maintain a cool climate throughout the year. There will be a lot of brushing and vacuuming if you choose this dog! He’ll need a bath when he’s dirty enough. Ear cleaning can be done once a week with a damp cloth or cotton ball. Brush your teeth at least three times a week and if nails grow too long they will need clipping.
How is he with kids and other animals?
With early socialization and training, he can be great with children and other pets. It also really helps if he’s raised with them. Children should also be taught how to play nice and not mess with their food. If he leans more toward the Akita and hasn’t been socialized or trained, he won’t do well around children who are naughty or mean to him and may pounce on them. He may also see other animals as prey to chase. It’s best not to keep a Husky with other dogs, he does better if he is alone.
He is a good watchdog but it is better to live in a house with a yard than in an apartment. He does great in cold climates but isn’t really able to handle anything too hot or hot. He will need 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry dog food every day, which should be divided into at least two meals. It is important to watch his food and behavior as he can easily become overweight.
There is a possibility that this dog may inherit the health issues of its parents. Buy only from the best breeders and ask to see health clearances to get the healthiest dog possible. Those issues include bloat, eye problems, SA, hypothyroidism, hip dysplasia, and obesity.
A Huskita cost involved in owning
A Husky puppy costs between $500 and $1,200 at the moment, but these prices can vary depending on where you live, the health and age of the puppy, how reputable the breeder is, what is offered with the puppy, And how trendy this mixed breed. If the breeder is not doing deworming, blood tests, microchipping, neutering, and shots you may need to cover medical costs which will be $290 to $330. You will also need the basics which include a collar, leash, and crate which will cost $160 to $200. The ongoing cost of non-medical items such as licenses, training, food, treats, and toys range from $500 to $600. Running costs range from $485 to $600 each year for medical things like pet insurance, flea prevention, vaccinations, and screenings.
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While this dog is certainly not for new owners and will mean dedicating yourself to their exercise and grooming and training needs, the work you put in will be well rewarded. He is very loyal and would be a great companion for someone who knows what they are doing and can commit.