Learn About the Pitbull Husky Mix aka the Pitsky

Husky Pitbull MixThe Pitsky is a hybrid dog and is a mix between either the Siberian or Alaskan Husky and the American Pit Bull Terrier.

Although this dog comes from parents that both have the tendency to have aggressive natures, it is a relatively tame dog, and it usually takes the more positive attributes from the Husky and the American Pit Bull.

In general, the Pitsky is an even-tempered dog that does not possess any aggressive tendencies.

These are strong dogs with a compact body, and depending on the Pitsky’s dominant parent will depend on their appearance. It is possible that they will take their appearance from either parent, but common traits are their broad head and erect ears.

Their eyes are usually well set and in a deep almond shape, similar to that of the Husky.

A prominent feature among these dogs is their pale blue piercing eyes that stand out from their darker colored coats.

They have muscular legs, and their hind legs tend to be stocky, making them the ideal work dog.

Typically, the Pitsky has a shiny, very short coat similar to that of the American Pit Bull, and depending on its parents; the color can vary, however, usually they come in darker colors.

A Pitsky has an average life expectancy of approximately 15 years if it remains in good health.

Pitbull Husky Mix Sizes

Generally, the American Pit Bull is not a big dog, and it usually grows to a full-size of 17-21 inches high and weighs 30-60 lbs.

Male Pit Bulls usually weigh more. The Husky is considerably bigger, and they can grow on average to 20-24 inches high, but they weigh around the same as a Pit Bull.

The Pitsky dog will fall somewhere in between, so it can be considered to be a medium-sized dog when fully grown.

Pitsky Infographic

Pitsky Health Problems

This mixed breed dog is usually a healthy animal; however, it could inherit a few health problems from either of its parents.

A common illness that the Husky and the Pit Bull share is hyperthyroidism, which can sometimes be passed down to its offspring.

Wheezing and breathing problems can both be a sign of hyperthyroidism in dogs.

Pitbull Husky Mix Temperament

Husky Pitbull MixThese dogs are energetic and very people-friendly. Because of their large amount of Pit Bull in them, they will need to be trained from when they are puppies to ensure obedience when they are older; however, they are very quick intelligent animals that learn quickly.

These dogs are fiercely loyal, just like the Pit Bull, and they will often go to great lengths to please their human master.

The Pitsky, just like the Pit Bull Terrier, is a very loving dog. They have an undying love for all humans, especially children, and generally, if exercised enough, they are pleasant dogs to keep as a family pet.

They do suffer from separation anxiety, and although they are not aggressive dogs by nature, they will become more disobedient and friskier the more isolated they are.

Since these dogs have high energy levels, it will need a lot of attention and exercise; otherwise, they will get bored, and this is when they get into mischief.

Pitbull Husky Mix Coat

Some Pitskys have a long thick coat after the Husky parent, while others can have a short, dense coat more like the Pitbull parent.

You really won’t know exactly what your dog will have until they grow a little bigger.

The color of the coat will also vary from dog to dog. You can see all the color options below in the category “What Color do they Come in”. 

Pitsky Grooming

Since they typically have shorter coats, Pitsky dogs are easy to groom, and normal brushing is required to ensure the dog looks tidy.

To care for these dogs, brush them with a solid bristled brush to maintain its shiny coat. Check and clean their ears from time to time as they have the tendency to suffer from a wax buildup, but generally speaking, these dogs are very low-maintenance.

Give them a bath with a hypoallergenic shampoo when they get extra dirty. This type of shampoo will prevent itchy skin irritations often found in the Pitbull breed. 

Pitsky Mixed Breed

Pitsky Exercise

It is essential to exercise the Pitsky often. High energy levels mean that the dog needs a lot of exercise with a minimum of two long walks per day.

It is also recommended to allow your dog to run about so it can release its energy. A good way to exercise these dogs is by playing fetch.

Take care in hot temperatures as this dog can get dehydrated easily. Limit running and just walk your dog in the hot summer months and make sure they remain well-hydrated with plenty of water.

The Pitsky is an adorable and very loving dog to keep as a family pet as long as you have got methods to overcome their huge energy levels. These dogs are best suited to an active family that enjoys being outdoors.

Pitbull Husky Mix Feeding

This is a very big, as well as an active dog breed. The Pitsky burns a lot of calories, so they will need to replenish those calories through their food.

Pitbulls need a lot of protein, as well as Husky’s, so make sure the food you are feeding your dog has protein in the first few ingredients.

This mixed breed needs around two and a half cups of high-quality food that has been spread out into multiple meals.

This can cost you anywhere on average of $1.20-$1.50 a day in food.

Husky Pitbull MixPitbull Husky Mix Training

Pitsky dogs are friendly dogs, but it is important to socialize them with other dogs well as their playful nature can often turn into something a little more serious.

Luckily, due to the Husky and Pit Bull mix, they are intelligent dogs and easy to train.

Actually, because these dogs want to make an impression on their owners, they will do a number of things just to please them, including being obedient.

Life Expectancy of Pitbull Husky Mix

The average lifespan for a Pitbull Husky mix is around fifteen years in age.

Now, this can vary from dog to dog, but if your Pitsky is fully healthy and getting all the necessary shots they need each year, then your Pitsky can, in fact, live that long.

Pitsky Suitability and Living Conditions

Due to its size and energy levels, this dog does not do well in apartments. Additionally, owners of the Pitsky dog need to be able to give this dog a lot of attention and exercise every day; otherwise, it will become destructive and irritable.

Its playful and gentle nature makes this the ideal family pet, and it is also suitable if you have small children.

A Pitsky dog needs to have a large backyard to run around in and play.

However, before getting your dog, you need to ensure that you have a well-built fence that is difficult to dig under as both the Pit Bull and the Husky are prolific diggers.

Pitskys have an instinctive hunting nature, and if they are not trained properly, they can have the tendency to chase smaller animals and kids; this can be easily avoided with obedience school puppies early on.

These are strong dogs that will protect their masters therefore they also make good watchdogs.

What Colors Do They Come In?

This mixed breed can come in a variety of different colors they include:

  • Black
  • White
  • Brindle
  • Brown
  • Red
  • Gray
  • Fawn
  • Silver

Depending on what traits they get from each parent will depend on what color they will be. They can possibly be a mix of a few colors.

You will typically find the nose color in either black or brown. There are some blue and Isabella colors, but those are rarer.

You may also find this breed having brown, amber, hazel, or even blue eyes. 

Pitsky Puppies

Pitsky puppies have a wide range in price. Some can be around $500 while others you may find can cost more than $2000. 

Some breeders take the time to get your puppy’s first round of shots before giving them too you. If that is the case that could be a reason the price is higher. 

Also, trustworthy breeders that spend countless hours with their dogs typically charge more for the expert level care your dog got. 

The parents of this breed can have anywhere from five to seven puppies in a litter.

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Close Relatives of the Pitbull Husky Mix

There are a few close relatives to the Pitsky breed. they are:

7 thoughts on “Learn About the Pitbull Husky Mix aka the Pitsky”

    • There is a Pitsky group in FB that you can join. It is called “The Pitsky Family”. In it members sometimes announces some Pitsky litters for interested people. You won’t regret owning a Pitsky!

  1. We inherited a rescue pitsky at 10 months old – was very well trained but skittish – now he is almost three (we bring him to work every day) but he is starting to really intimidate and startle some of my customers – should i get some trianing for him and us? or is it too late.

  2. I have a pit sky he was a rescue he’s 6 now loves kids I moved to my sons house in tx and they have two other dogs he seems to be having a stand off attitude, doesn’t want to play should I worry!!

    • You can do a couple of things to get your dog used to being around other dogs. If it seems like your dog doesn’t want to join in the fun, you can try to encourage your dog with treats. Call your dog over to where the other dogs are playing and give your dog praise when it comes over. You can also give your dog a treat and say, good boy. Sit there still for a while to see if your dog joins in and keep talking to your dog with praise. It is very important to socialize your dog with other dogs. This will teach your dog to exhibit good behavior, and it will learn it is okay to be next to other dogs.

      Your dog may just not want to play, and that is acceptable too. You don’t want to force your dog to play with other dogs, but as an owner, we feel like we want our dog to have fun and play. You can try purchasing some new dog toys or tug toys that all the dogs can use together at the same time to play together.

      If your dog starts acting aggressively or begins to growl at the other dogs, then you will need to take different steps to curb that behavior.


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