Chusky is mix breed of Chow Chow and Siberian Husky. As it is a mix breed so there is no real origin of the breed but this Chusky is a deliberate breed. Such deliberated breeds are also known as the designer breeds and therefore you should care more for your designer dog. This hybrid dog has a very fluffy hairy skin which makes you to love the breed even more. The other name of this breed includes Chow Chow Husky, Chowski, Chusky dog and Husky Chow Mix. In case you are planning to adopt a dog then you can consider this adorable breed. There are many shelters that have this breed pups which are desperately in need of a home. We will provide each and every detail of this breed which can help you to know this designer breed and to make up your mind.
Height: 18-23 inches Weight: 40-65lbs Lifespan: 10-13 years
As it is a cross of Siberian husky and Chow Chow, therefore the breed has a fluffy cute looking structure. The fluffy hair skin is adopted from the Siberian husky as they belong to the extreme climate of Alaska. Chusky has a lean body with erect pointed small ears. Eyes of these dogs are of the almond shape and have a feathered tail that has a slight curl. All these features combine to give this breed a cuddly appearance. Although they shed heavily in the warm season so it is recommended to brush the coat at least once in a week. There are various colors in which you can find a dog of this breed. There are a different color combination which includes Red, black, white: Black, Brown and Brown, White.
We all know how loyal dogs are. This breed is not different by any means in this aspect. Chusky is an alert dog and like all other breeds he is protective for his family. This intelligent breed has a loving character and this friendly and gentle nature belongs to husky. The loving and affectionate personality of this dog always looks for the attention. That is probably why he is a very good entertainer. It is fun to be around this breed and it is a perfect toy for the children. Just like parents Chusky also get along with the children very well. Although Chusky has a friendly nature but it is always recommended to provide proper supervision to avoid any unpleasant situation. Not only with humans Chusky also gets socialize with other dogs very easily. This husky chow mix breed is a smart and alert dog breed. They usually don’t bark but they can sense intruders approaching their home.
Weight and Height:
You might have heard of a famous quote that great things come in small packages. This breed is a perfect example for this quote. Chusky is a medium size dog. The weight of this breed usually ranges from 40 to 65 pounds and their height ranges from 18 to 23 inches. The size of this breed gives a strong cuddly feeling. The body of this breed has long legs and their feet are small and similar to cats.
The lifespan of this breed is around 10 to 13 years which means that there are very few health problems associated with this Chowski breed. Although reputable breeders offer health clearances for the parents and hence your Chusky puppy will less likely to have health problems. Some of the health problems that they might face in their life is eye problem and hip dysplasia. They also born without their middle teeth so you have to feed them with special diet otherwise they will face dental issues as well. There are no other health problems associated with the breed but the puppy can be effected from parent breed.
Coat / Care:
The breed is a mix of husky and chow so the coat of the Chusky is thick and heavy. Chusky has a dense double coat fur that has a soft smooth feel. But the fur might shed in the hot season because they cannot tolerate heat. You have to keep them inside the house during the intense hot season otherwise it will damage their soft fur. Husky used to be a high climate dog and the same thing goes with chow husky breed. You have to ensure their mental and physical health. Take them to the walk and let them enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities such as running, fetching etc. Otherwise, they will show laziness that is naturally in them.
The feed of small dogs is different from large size dogs. And we have mentioned above that they don’t have middle teeth so they should be provided with a special diet. You can feed them with dry dog foods. Two and a half cup of dog food will be good for one time. You have to give liquid diet to the ones that don’t have middle teeth. You can also feed them with fish diet because it will help to retain oil in their skin.
As this breed is an intelligent breed you can train them according to your requirements. Chow Husky mix always try to greet their owner and it makes it easier to train them. Socialization plays a very big role in training these Chusky puppies. You have to socialize them from the younger age otherwise you will face difficulties in training them for obedience. You can train them to greet people properly who comes in the house. You can introduce them with the knocking door and they will understand the whoever comes in the house knocking is a member of the family. You can also teach them to sit and stay command by rewarding him for his good deeds. You can also train them to poop outside the house. This will surely help you to keep your house clean and hygienic. You should start to train them from the very small age. You can create and poop train them at a small age.
You have to engage them in both outdoor and indoor activities. Take them for a walk. There are special parks for the dogs where you can take his leash off. Take them to these parks as this is the best way to socialize them with other dogs. These parks are also helpful to train your dog on how to behave in public.
This breed is comparatively new to other breeds. It is therefore can be hard to find puppies of this breed in shelters. There are online suppliers that can provide you with the puppies of this breed. The father of this breed is usually Siberian Husky and mother is Chow Chow. Make sure to check the registry of both father and mother of the puppy. Look for a puppy that is not scared and is bright. You should be able to touch feet and ears of the puppy without issue. Choosing the right pup for yourself will definitely set you up for a good relationship with your dog.
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