The 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 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 do 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 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 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
These 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.
Because of the dogs 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.
Pitsky grooming and exercise
Because of their typically 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.
It is essential to exercise the Pitsky often. High energy levels means 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 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.
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.