Husky Lab mix is also known as Siberian Retriever. Labrador Retriever and Siberian Husky is known for their working capabilities. Both have different personalities and also work in different fields’ altogether. They versatility makes them one of the most productive Lab mix dog ever. They can compete in obedience, sporting and working categories. They can also work as police/military to find narcotics, bombs, and various other things. They are also known for their use as sled dogs. So Labrador husky mix is one skillful hybrid.
HISTORY OF SIBERIAN RETRIEVER- WHERE THEY CAME FROM
Designer dogs are first breed in 1990’s by breeders. Their main purpose is to make their name famous with new breeds of dogs. But unfortunately most hybrid/designer dogs are not recognized by major kennel clubs’ like AKC. The major reason behind this is no set rules to determine its temperament and physical features. Even puppies from same litter differ from each other and have different set of abilities inherited by parents.
Siberian Husky is a medium size beautiful dog with striking blue eyes, thick coat and strong body. Huskies are the kings of cold weather. Their thick coat can withstand coldest weather. They are highly friendly with dogs, pets, kids, family, and strangers. They are highly energetic with great stamina and playfulness. He often exhibit independent behavior which makes him hard to train. Husky is not suitable for apartment. There is also a big “No” For Novice owners. They are seasonal shedder and completely blow their coat twice in a year.
Siberian husky demands an owner with dog training experience and strong personality. They are Escape artist and can show extreme destructive behavior if left untrain. They prefer to live in a pack with owner as a pack leader. They are imported from Siberian nomads and thrive in North America.
Labrador retriever was breed to be hard working helping dogs for fishermen. Englishmen imported and used them as retrieving dog in gun hunting games. Labradors came to America were they become the most famous breed. They made their mark working as police, rescue, sporting, agility, obedience, and assistant dog for handicapped. They are very friendly with kids, pets, dogs, and strangers. They are highly intelligent and easy to train. Labradors shed a lot and require moderate amount of grooming. Their sweet & friendly nature makes them famous all across the globe.
LAB HUSKY MIX TEMPERAMENT
Lab husky mix is loyal, friendly, affectionate, and crave attention of the family. They are highly energetic and require intense training. Lab Husky is an independent soul and not easy to train. He is also prone to separation anxiety and can exhibit destructive behavior. They need early socializing. Otherwise they will become shy towards stranger and other dogs and might show aggression. He is an escape artist. This hybrid dog is best suitable for homes with other dogs. They are not always eager to please their owner. Owner with good experience of dog keeping, handling and training will surely get the best out of Siberian Husky.
|Learning Potential||90%||General Health||90%|
|Stranger Friendly||100%||Tolerates Hot Weather||70%|
|Playfulness||100%||Tolerates Cold Weather||100%|
|Kids Friendly||80%||Easy To Groom||100%|
|Affection Level With family||80%||Adapts Well to Apartment Living||20%|
|Intelligence||100%||Good For Novice Owners||20%|
|Dog Friendly||100%||Tolerates Lonliness||40%|
PERSONAL TRAITS OF LABRADOR HUSKY CROSS
- Escape artist.
- Highly energetic.
PHYSICAL FEATURES OF SIBERIAN LAB
- Strong body.
- Blue or dark eyes. Often multicolor.
- Triangular shaped face.
- Strong long tail.
- Medium to large size body.
- Erect, hanging or pointy ears.
- Webbed paws.
- Long legs.
- Silky thick coat.
OVERVIEW OF HUSKADOR
|Coat Color.||White, grey, black, yellow.|
|Marking on Coat.||Bicolor with white marks on chest, face and front paws. You can also found solid colors.|
|Type of Breed.||Mix/Hybrid/Cross|
|Coat Type.||Thick, silky, double coat of short to medium length.|
|Shedding.||Heavy shedding in season. Moderate throughout his life.|
|Major Use.||Working, Sporting.|
|Recognized By||American Canine Hybrid Club, International Designer Canine Registry, Dog Registry Of America, and Designer Dog Kennel Club|
|Temprament.||Independent, friendly, Loyal, affectionate.|
|First Breed In.||Canada.|
|Daily Requirements.||A brisk walk of 30-60 minutes and mentally stimulating games.|
|Average Puppy Price.||$500|
|Annual Medical expense||$500|
|Non-Medical annual Expense||$600|
Siberian Retrievers comes in solid black, chocolate, and yellow. They can also be bi or tri color with shades of black, yellow, grey and white. The rarest color is solid white.
DAILY WORKOUT/EXERCISE FOR HUSKADOR
He is highly energetic and demands an intense workout from his handler. They are not suitable for lazy and old people. They require 30-60 minute walk, jogging or running. He loves to run besides you while you paddle your bicycle. He can hike, swim and play retrieving games also. Lab husky is an amazing companion for athletes. They will show destructive behavior if you are not provides enough physical exercise.
TRAINING – HOW TO TRAIN MY SIBERIAN HUSKY
Training a husky Labrador is not an easy task. Start training them at an early age. Otherwise you will get a dog with strong independent personality. Remain calm and expect repetitions while training. You have to show them with your manners and attitude that you are the alpha in the pack. People with strong personality and dog training skills surely get the best out of Siberian labs.
They require moderate amount of grooming. Their coat length and shedding may vary. They shed a moderate amount of hairs daily. You can reduce the amount of hairs in unwanted places by brushing them. They blow their coat seasonally. You can help them by brushing to speed up the process of seasonal shedding. Don’t cut their hairs in summers as hair provides insulation from heat. Brush their teeth thrice a week. Clip their nails and give them a bath when they are dirty.
HUSKY LAB MIX FULL GROWN SIZE & WEIGHT
A grown up male can reach 25 inch in height and 60 pounds in weight. Females are shorter and lighter than males.
IDEAL PLACE FOR LAB HUSKY
They are best suitable for cold environment and homes with big backyard to play. They really love snow and water. They love to dig holes in mud. A big yard with proper fencing (even underground) is required to keep the escape artist inside. They are not suitable for apartment and small house. They generally prefer a pack of dogs to live a comfortable life.
SOCIALIZING – HOW CAN I GET THE BEST OUT OF MY HYBRID
They are naturally good with kids and become excellent with early introduction. Never left your small kids alone with dog for safety purpose as bigger dogs can easy knock them while playing.
WITH PETS & DOGS
They are very good with other dogs and prefer to live in a pack. Make sure you introduce your Lab Husky mix to other pets and dogs at a very young age. He can exhibit alpha behavior in a pack of dogs which is natural for a strong dog like him. A badly kept dog is shy and aggressive towards other dogs.
They are excellent with stranger. Both parents are not territorial. This makes them a bad guard dog. Make sure you take him for a walk and meet other people to ensure a good socialized adult dog.
COMMON HEALTH ISSUES & DISEASE
They are prone to blindness and other eye diseases, hip and elbow dysplasia, cold tail, bloat and epilepsy. Make sure you buy a healthy puppy from a well reputed breeder and avoid pet stores and puppy mills at all cost. Also ask for health clearance of puppy and his parents.
- Siberian retrievers can have odd eyes. One eye is blue and the other one is dark in color.
- Siberian husky and his hybrid are most likely to run away.
- People bought them because of their good looks, keep them untrained which makes them hard to control. They are most likely to end up in a shelter for adoption.
- Hard worker.
- Suitable for extremely cold weather.
- Hard to train.
- Bad choice for novice owners.
- Escape artists.
HuskadorOverall Siberian retriever is a hard working companion for cold climates. They are not suitable for everyone and demand a lot from his owner. Don’t forget to share your Huskador pictures, temperament and experience with us by commenting below.