Alusky is a cross between the Alaskan malamute and Siberian husky having an appearance similar to the wolf. The Alusky will stop you in your tracks, but he will surprise you with his friendliness, playfulness, and loyalty. Check out the information below to figure out if this energetic and fun designer breed is right for you and your family.
Facts About Alusky
|Breed Group||Working dog|
|Country of Origin||U.S.A.|
|Other Names||Husky Malamute mix puppies, Alaskan Malamute-Siberian Husky Mix|
|Size & Height||Up to 28 inches|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACHC, IDCR, DDKC, DBR|
|Colour||Cream, brown, red, light brown, golden, silver, gray, salt and pepper and white|
|Life Expectancy||10-15 years|
|Coat||Dense and thick|
Temperament & Personality
Husky mix puppies are very friendly and loyal to their family. They are playful and outgoing with everyone, even strangers, which is why they are not used as guard dogs. With proper socialization, they behave well with other pets and children, so it is good to socialize them as puppies. These dogs love to please their owners and are sensitive to harsh tones. However, it hates being left alone and doing so might lead to dangerous habits like digging and chewing.
Like its parents, Alusky is full of energy and needs an owner who is equally active and willing to give time. Playing games is vital in addition to daily walks for mental stimulation. Do not over exercise the dog in hot conditions because it is only suited to cool weather. Activities which the dog loves are jogging, sledding, pulling weights, carting and racing. Access to a fenced yard will be better and safer for the dog’s exercises.
Use an undercoat rake or a slicker brush to comb the Alusky’s coat during spring because it sheds heavily during that season. For the rest of the year, brushing the coat once or twice a week is enough. Baths are needed only when the dog gets too dirty. Daily brushing and trimming of their nails when they get long is necessary.
This is a relatively healthy breed and the only problems are hip dysplasia, eye problems, and ear infections.
They are intelligent but stubborn, so their owner needs to be firm. It has a long memory and doesn’t respond well to punishments and strict methods of training. Using positive methods like praising the dog and treating it with snacks is significant. Early socialization and obedience training is essential to help them interact with the world around it.
High-quality dog food can be fed to the Alusky 4-5 times daily.