The Husky Lab mix can be a brilliant pet for the right home. We are going to take a look at whether your lifestyle is a good fit for this active, energetic mixed breed. Helping you to decide whether this puppy is the best choice for you, and giving you the information you need to raise them right.
People Often Ask…
- Are Husky Lab mixes protective?
- Are Lab Husky mixes good family dogs?
- What are good toys for a Lab Husky mix?
- Where can I find a Husky Lab mix?
What’s In This Guide
- Husky Lab Mix At A Glance
- In-depth Breed Review
- Husky Lab Mix Training And Care
- Pros And Cons Of Getting A Husky Lab Mix
Lab Husky Mix : Breed At A Glance
- Popularity: Labs are first and Siberian Huskies are fifteen on the list of the most popular dog breeds!
- Purpose: Companion or service animal
- Weight: 40-60 pounds
- Temperament: Intelligent, active, friendly
Husky Lab Mix Breed Review: Contents
- History and original purpose of the Husky Lab mix
- Lab Husky mix appearance
- Lab and Husky mix temperament
- Training and exercising your Lab and Husky mix
- Husky Lab mix health and care
- Does the Husky Lab mix make a good family pet?
- Rescuing a Lab Husky mix
- Finding and raising a Husky Lab mix puppy
Origin Of The Husky Lab Mix
Mix-breed Labrador Husky puppies always have one parent who is a Labrador Retriever and one parent who is a Siberian Husky.
It doesn’t really matter which parent is which.
What is important here is that each parent is a purebred dog of one of those breeds.
To better understand the origins of Huskador or Siberian Retriever puppies, let’s take a brief look at the history and characteristics of each parent breed.
The Labrador Retriever dog breed originates from Newfoundland, not nearby Labrador, as the dog’s name might suggest.
Originally, Newfoundland was a British colony. This points to the Lab’s English origins, even though today Newfoundland is a part of Canada.
Labs are working dogs, born with a job to do. As you might guess, that job typically involves the second word in their breed name – retrieving!
These dogs were bred to work closely with hunters to flush out and collect downed prey. Labs are loyal “people dogs.” They make for fun-loving, affectionate, and playful pets.
They also tend to be very good with young children and families.
To learn more about the origins of this extremely popular dog breed, take a look at this article.
It likely won’t surprise you to learn that the breed known today as the Siberian Husky originated in Siberia, Russia.
Huskies are working dogs. Traditionally, a Husky’s job has been to pull a sled for transportation. Historically, they helped out with hunting and gathering food, firewood, supplies, and other necessities.
These dogs were bred specifically to cohabitate and collaborate with people. They’re typically great with children and adults alike. Overall, they make for wonderful, loyal pets and guard dogs.
What To Expect From A Husky Lab Mix
In some ways, choosing a designer dog is always a bit of a gamble. You can never know for sure which parent traits from each breed a particular puppy may inherit.
Your dog may tend to take after the Husky breed, or the Labrador — or they could be a great balance of the two!
However, the parent breeds of a Huskador both share certain traits. So you can be reasonably certain that your Lab and Husky mix will be energetic, affable, and affectionate, as well as loyal and highly protective of their family.
They will also likely be hardworking, smart and eminently trainable.
And finally, you can likely expect your Siberian Retriever to be a great swimmer!
Lab Husky Mix Appearance
As a young puppy, your Labrador Retriever Husky mix may not appear too dissimilar from his litter mates. After all, what newborn puppy isn’t all soft downy fur, pudgy baby fat, and adorable gangly legs?
But as he grows up, each day will bring new surprises. Only time will tell which breed-specific traits he has inherited from his Labrador Retriever and Siberian Husky parents, respectively.
For example, your Husky Lab mix full grown may weigh anywhere from 40 to 60 pounds. He is likely to be athletic and powerful. Both parents grow up to about 24 inches in height, so you can expect a medium to large dog.
He may have facial and body features that lean more towards the Lab or the Husky. He could have brown eyes, blue eyes, or even one of each!
And, of course, those aren’t the only physical features that are up for grabs. There’s also the question of coat color.
Black Lab Husky Mix
Labs are well known for their different coats, and mixing a Lab of a certain color with a Husky could lead to a Huskador that has a dark coat.
Of course, there’s an even chance that your black Lab Husky mix could take after his Husky parent in the fur department, too.
The one thing that’s almost for certain is that your Huskador pup will have thick, medium length fur, as both parents have this trait.
Chocolate Lab Husky Mix
Chocolate Labs are some of the most popular pets around. It’s difficult to dislike a dog that has “chocolate” right there in the name.
If you adopt a chocolate Labsky, you could very well end up with a Siberian Retriever puppy that has thick, warm, dark brown fur, just like the Lab parent.
Yellow Lab Husky Mix
Much like the other possible variants listed here, your yellow Lab Husky mix puppy could take after their Lab parent or their Husky parent.
But one thing is for certain — if you end up with a Huskador pup with a yellow Lab’s pretty golden fur and a Husky’s sharp, fox-like face, you’ll have one gorgeous best friend.
Husky Lab Mix Temperament
Lab Husky mix temperament is where you will find the most uncertainty, since any puppy can tend more towards the temperament of one parent breed or the other.
That means that there is a range of potential Labrador and Husky mix temperaments that are possible in any Labsky puppy.
Your puppy may exhibit a calmer Labrador temperament or a more high-strung Husky temperament.
While they are likely to be smart, Husky Lab mix puppies could take after the Lab parent and be a quick, eager learner during training. Or they could be more stubborn and even inconsistent, like the Husky parent.
Husky Lab Mix Personality
A Huskador puppy could also have a more reserved personality, like a Husky. Alternatively, you could end up with a naturally exuberant Lab-leaning pup that reminds you of the canine star of Marley and Me.
Labs tend to bark only as needed. Huskies, on the other hand, tend to bark at anything and everything. Your pup could fall anywhere in between the two.
Digging is another issue, as Huskies are big on digging. Labs are known for chewing on anything they can find, which could also be an issue for your Siberian Retriever.
Overall, neither of the parent breeds are aggressive, so it’s unlikely that your Labsky mix will be so. He will likely be very loyal and somewhat protective, however. Socialization is an important part of raising a well-behaved member of any breed or mix.
Lab Husky Mix Socialization
Speaking of socialization, it’s important to fully socialize your puppy. From the day you bring him or her home, have plenty of visitors to the home.
Take your Huskador to a number of different locations to familiarize him with other environments.
Try to get your pup to meet as many different people, vehicles and animals as possible.
Socialization is important to the well-being and good behavior of every breed, even ultra-friendly Labs. Huskies, as mentioned, tend to be a bit more reserved, so socialization is vital for this mix.
Training And Exercising Your Lab Husky Mix
For decades, dog training was all about establishing the “alpha” pack leader. Leading trainers taught that there were only two choices: either your dog was the alpha, or you were the alpha.
However, we know differently now.
For a dog, there is no such thing as alpha, or dominance, or pack leader, or even anything similar to any of these concepts. As long as you provide your dog with his daily required resources, your interspecies family life is likely to go quite smoothly overall.
Now, this is not to say that some dogs don’t inherently possess a stubborn, aggressive, fearful, or combative nature.
Husky Lab Mix Behavior
In fact, the purebred Siberian Husky breed is known to exhibit some of these traits far more frequently than purebred Labrador Retrievers. This can make training more challenging and time-consuming if your Labsky puppy tends more towards the Husky side of his parentage.
But whether such behavioral traits show up in your puppy or not, these behaviors are never about winning dominance over you or becoming the pack leader.
These traits are either inbuilt breed-specific characteristics, or fear-based responses to perceived scarcity of needed resources.
Ultimately, your puppy is dependent on you for every need that he has. Understanding this can eliminate your concern over alpha-type struggles.
To learn more about how dominance theory in dog training was debunked and replaced with positive and affirming dog training methods that really do work, we invite you to review this informative post.
Huskador Puppy Training
All pups need consistent training in order to become well-behaved adults. This is true regardless of the breed or mix!
The Husky Lab mix comes from two active, energetic, “working dog” breed parents. Boredom can be a real problem for these dogs, as they are literally bred to stay active all day, every day. Often, they perform very physically demanding jobs!
So you can pretty much count on the need to keep your Siberian Husky Lab mix dog active and busy. Otherwise, she may develop her own itinerary of fun activities to pursue.
Lab Husky mix dogs also have webbed paws and a natural love of water. Swimming is a great activity for them. So is any game of fetch that involves retrieving a bobbing toy from the water.
They also love to run and will eagerly enjoy long runs off-leash if your situation permits.
Lab mixes are at risk of hip dysplasia, so be careful with younger dogs and keep their exercise at appropriate levels.
Lab Husky Mix Health And Care
A Lab and Husky mix puppy may inherit known health issues from either the Labrador or the Husky gene pool. Therefore, it is critical to conduct health testing when selecting a designer dog puppy.
This is the only way to know if breed-specific congenital health issues may be present.
Each breed may have health issues that are inherited or acquired along the way. It’s important to know the risks involved in any particular dog breed or mix.
Labrador Retrievers are known to be prone to the following health conditions:
- Exercise-induced collapse
- Food allergies and/or seasonal pollen allergies
- Hip/elbow dysplasia
- Dental issues
- Thyroid imbalance
- Ear problems
- Skin allergies
Siberian Husky Health
Siberian Husky dogs are known to be prone to the following health conditions:
- Arthritis, a common issue for older dogs that overweight Huskies are particularly prone to develop
- Acute caudal myopathy
- Kerato-conjunctivitis sicca
- Degenerative Myelopathy
- Laryngeal paralysis
- High blood pressure
- Dental issues
Lab Husky Mix Health
From these lists, you can get a good sense of the potential genetic issues any Lab Husky mix puppy may inherit, as well as other health issues, such as a natural love of food that can easily lead to obesity.
Make sure that as a minimum the Lab parent has good hip and elbow scores, a clear eye test, and is clear for PRA.
As a minimum the Husky parent should have a clear eye test.
Lab Husky Mix Life Expectancy
Generally speaking, the Labrador Retriever has a life expectancy of 10 to 12 years.
The Siberian Husky, in turn, has an average lifespan of 11 to 13 years.
These statistics would indicate a Lab and Husky mix might live anywhere from 10 to 13 years, which is generally considered an accurate lifespan range for these designer dogs.
Half Husky Half Lab Shedding
If there is one fact nearly all Lab Husky mix dog owners agree on, it is this: the Labsky dog tends to shed. A lot.
The reason for this is simple: the Siberian Husky grows a double-thick coat as protection against the freezing Siberian climate.
This means that even a Lab Husky mix who inherits more Lab traits will still shed more than your average Labrador, although likely less than your average Husky.
Now, if your dog inherits more Husky traits, you can look forward to a jaw-dropping level of shedding at least twice a year as your pup sheds his thick undercoat and prepares to regrow it.
Husky Lab Mix Grooming
Regardless of which end of the spectrum your pooch tends towards, the best way to control Lab Husky mix shedding is to brush your dog regularly.
You can use a tool called an undercoat rake to make the shedding process much more comfortable for your dog and more manageable for you.
Take time once or twice per week to groom your dog. This will give you some control over when and where the hairs fall out. Also, it gives you some regular enjoyable bonding time with your pup.
Do Lab Husky Mixes Make Good Family Pets?
Both Labradors and Huskies make excellent, loyal, affectionate pets for a family home. However, consideration should be given to whether or not you have the time and ability to ensure your dog gets enough exercise. Environment, additionally, plays a part.
If you live in a more tropical climate that stays warm to hot year-round, a shorter haired pup can be a more compassionate choice.
And as you can see, this simply isn’t a suitable pet dog choice for a sedentary owner.
Huskadors don’t just love to exercise – they need daily vigorous activity to stay healthy in body and mind as well as to stay out of trouble.
But if your family can dedicate enough time each day to play with and exercise your Huskador, this mix could be a great choice for you.
Rescuing A Lab Husky Mix
Rescuing a dog of any breed is always encouraged, if you have the circumstances. Rescue dogs are in need of a second chance. When a family reaches out to adopt a dog in need, they provide a loving home to an animal that may not otherwise find one.
In return, your new friend will reward you with loyalty and affection!
Husky Lab Mix Breed Rescues
Currently, there aren’t any rescue organizations dedicated to Husky Lab mixes. However, there are plenty for both Huskies and Labrador Retrievers, in the USA, UK, Australia, and Canada.
We recommend reaching out to these rescue societies to ask about any Huskador dogs in need of adopting.
Here are a few to get you started.
- Californian Siberian Husky Rescue
- Happy Tails Arctic Rescue
- Labrador Retriever Rescue of Southern England
If you have found any rescues that work with this mix, or if you know of any Lab or Husky rescues that might have good leads on a Huskador, please let us know in the comments!
Finding A Husky Lab Mix Puppy
As with any dog, designer, purebred or mutt, there are two main ways to choose your canine sidekick. You can purchase a pup from a breeder or you can adopt a pup from a rescue organization or animal shelter. Each has its own pros and cons.
In the case of a Husky Lab mix puppy, whether or not you consider adoption may depend on how determined you are to get an authentic Husky Lab mix.
As the appearance of this mix can vary greatly, the only way to determine true breed lineage, much of the time, is to pay for genetic testing.
Of course, this is often an option with rescue operations today. Some organizations will even volunteer to pay for this testing if it supports placing a puppy or adult dog with a loving new “forever home” and family.
When you purchase your puppy from a breeder, that breeder should be able to provide you with registration papers verifying the purebred parentage of your puppy. If these papers are not available, the only way to know if your puppy is truly a Husky Lab mix is to do genetic testing.
Husky Lab Mix Popularity
Overall, mixes (or “designer dogs”) are steadily growing in popularity. And with two popular parents, there’s a good chance that you might find a Huskador puppy in your area.
There is so much to consider when choosing “your” puppy from out of a whole litter of Husky Lab mix puppies!
From genetic health testing, to temperament assessment, to gender and appearance — your personal list of the most important criteria will be unique to your family, your lifestyle and your preferences.
Of foremost importance, however, is to ensure that you do not adopt from a puppy mill or pet store. These are unscrupulous businesses that don’t have the health and happiness of their animals at heart.
Husky Lab Mix Breeders
Litters bred by show breeders may knowingly or unknowingly select for appearance characteristics over good health, strength and/or temperament, so use caution.
Wherever possible, seek out a breeder that breeds for working dog traits, as this focus has the potential to produce the healthiest pups overall.
Observe and, if possible, interact at length with both parent dogs to experience their personality and temperament – avoid any breeder that will not permit you to meet the parents of the litter you are considering.
Place priority on outgoing, curious and friendly pups that approach you of their own accord and show no fear.
Examine the puppy’s eyes, ears, mouth, tongue, paws, skin, tail and underside to make sure all areas look clean and healthy.
What To Ask For
Ask for the name of the breeder’s veterinarian and for referrals to past happy customers. Give them each a call to inquire about the operation.
Ask for a health history of the parents and past litters as well as any information about genetic testing for congenital health issues. Verify that the puppies have received all recommended vaccinations for their age and breed and that they are certified as free from parasites like tapeworms and roundworms.
Take a tour of the breeder’s premises to ensure it is clean, secure and professional in every way. Do research on the internet about their reputation.
Ask about the food the parents and puppies have been fed and why that food was chosen (food quality can greatly influence the health of a litter of puppies).
Go with your gut instinct: if you have any doubts, walk away and seek a Lab Husky mix puppy elsewhere.
Husky Lab Mix Puppy Price
Be aware of the market rate price for Lab Husky mix puppies in your area. Steer clear of “bargain” pups or too-high priced litters.
The price range for a Husky Lab mix puppy can span anywhere from $300 to $800. It depends on availability, the breeder, parental lineage, gender, birth order, coat and eye coloration, overall appearance, and other prized characteristics.
Be sure to find out what the total price includes, such as papers, proof of vaccinations, and good health guarantee for at least 6 to 12 months.
If any of these are not provided along with the price, it is usually best to walk away and look for a puppy elsewhere.
Husky Lab Mix Products And Accessories
Is A Lab Husky Mix Right For Me?
This is a great question – and it is also one that only you can answer!
To summarize, let’s take a look at the Pros and Cons of getting a Husky Lab mix.
- Needs lots of exercise
- Will probably shed a lot
- May be more aloof if it takes after the Husky parent
- May like to dig and chew
- Likely to be very intelligent
- A great companion or service animal
- Extremely loyal
- A good family dog
Your Husky Lab Mix
You will need to have lots of time to dedicate to training and exercising your dog. If you are constantly away from home, this may not be the ideal mix for you.
However, do you have the time, interest, energy, budget and lifestyle to provide one of these unique dogs with the care they require to thrive?
Then what are you waiting for? Best of luck finding your new Huskador friend!
Do you have a Lab Husky mix? We’d love to hear all about them in the comments below.
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This article has been extensively updated.
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I just rescued what I thought was a Border Collie mix but turns out he’s Husky/Lab/Australian Cattle Dog and super mutt. He’s only 4 months old a little nippy but very smart and loving. He loves to play and splash in the water so far. Gets along so well with my Pyr/Husky/Shepherd mix.
I have a 6 year old chocolate lab-husky named Fiona. She was part of an accidental litter at a former coworkers house. Her mom went into heat and the husky from next door broke through the fence to get to her.
My baby is beautiful, affectionate, sweet, and listens very well. She barely barks (usually only if our other dogs start barking first) and is very polite when she wants something. If she wants up on the bed for instance, she puts her chin on the edge and stares at you while slowly wagging her tail. If you don’t notice, after a few minutes, she’ll make a tiny little woof to get your attention. She loves to cuddle, and wants to be right next to me wherever I am. She has been great with many other dogs, cats, babies, and even chickens and ducks (after much training). She learns easily and is eager to please. She loves meeting new people and new dogs. She is eager to run and play. But she is also just as likely to curl up on the floor and snooze for hours.
As a puppy, I had two issues training her. She would howl incessantly when she was in a crate for any length of time and she chewed a ton. Her chewed her leashes and harnesses up. She chewed up her dog beds. She cannot have any toy softer than a tough chew Kong or nylabone because it will be in pieces all over the floor in just a few minutes. She has stolen a few t-shirts and eaten the arms off of them. My mom called her Teeth for the first 6-8 months of her life because of it. She did grow out of all of that and now loves crates and almost never tears up anything. She also very rarely digs,, and usually only does so to find toys because our German shepherd mix likes to steal all of the toys and go hide them in the yard. She does not like water. She will not go swimming. She does like playing with mud however. Luckily, she is very good about bathing. She is a bit of an escape artist. For the first several years of her life, she was trained to walk with me off leash. But then, we lived with a pomeranian who loved to run away and go exploring. He taught her to do the same. Thankfully, she has always returned of her own accord whenever she has run off, but she is no longer allowed to be off-leash because of it. On one such escapade, she managed to get pregnant, and had a litter of 5 puppies 4 days after she turned 4. She was an excellent mom and took fantastic care of the puppies. They are all healthy and happy to this day, and I get regular updates on them as all but one went to various family members. She also handled the pregnancy and nursing very well, with no conplications or issues at all. Unfortunately, there were multiple dads involved and we only know what one of them was – a collie mix. Two of the puppies look like hound dogs, one looks like a full black labrador, one has the shape of a husky with a white coat and black spots, and the fifth looks like a squat Rottweiler. Two of them inherited their mothers blue eyes, and all of the boys got the curved husky tail. All of the puppies ended up having personalities much more like a husky than anything else, with varying levels of energy. She very rarely talks like a husky. Only when she is incredibly excited or when she is asleep. Listening to her talk in her sleep is one of my favorte things.
She does have some health issues. She was born with a large overbite. Luckily, her teeth and jaw shape grew in such a way that it barely impacts her and did not require doggy braces. It occasionally makes it difficult for her to pick up small objects off of flat surfaces, but overall, it’s barely a thing. She is also large, weighing in at 72 pounds as of two weeks ago. All of her puppies save one grew to be larger than she is by 15 pounds or more. She is surprisingly not obese or even much overweight for her frame. She’s just very dense and muscular. She spends all day running around and playing with our German shepherd and German shepherd mix.
As I said, her coat is a deep brown chocolate color. She has white toes on her front feet and a white stripe running down her chest and belly. As a puppy, she had a white stripe between her eyes, but that has since disappeared. She has bright blue eyes (that nearly glow in the dark). Her ears are on the smaller side, and are halfway between upright and flopped down, so they stick out to the side and have a slight curve to them. Her face shape is far closer to the husky side, just slightly less angular. Her general body shape is like a lab with husky legs. Her tail is upright and slightly curved with fringe all along the bottom of it. Her fur is on the shorter side of medium length. She has the softest, smoothest fur of any dog I’ve ever pet. It always has a lovely sheen to it also. She does shed, but she actually sheds the least out of our current dogs. One of her puppies inherited her coat, but the rest have vastly different textures. Three of them have very short somewhat coarse hair, and one has a long double coat. She has very dainty little feet and the webbing between her toes is present, but easy to not notice.
Overall, she is probably the best decision I have made in the last decade and she is an absolute joy to have in my life. This is a mix I would absolutely choose to have again.
I have a huskador she is 7 years old has always been more of a laid back old soul very protective of our 8 year old daughter we got her when my daughter was a year old so they grew up together and she puts up with everything when it comes to our daughter she dresses her up and loves to run and play with her and her friends she loves all people has never chewed on anything was very easy to train to do tricks and house breaking she goes outside at least three times a day I couldn’t have asked for a better dog for what they call an oopsy meaning her mom got pregnant by a neighborhood husky and we got her for free I worked with the mother of the lady who owned my dogs mother so what I’m getting at is price don’t always matter or bloodlines sometimes the best dog is a free one and money was never the issue on getting a dog I would have paid whatever the cost and even offered a rehoming fee to the lady so she would know she was getting a good home but I rather give a home to a dog who needs one then give money to a big breeder just so they can turn a profit and keep breeding more at the end of the day I just hope for many more years with my loving cuddly furry pal and highly recommend this breed to a family with kids and even other pets as she is great with all domestic animals but can’t say the same for wild as she is a hunter when given the chance
Hi I have a yellow labski and found her in NSW , Australia as a rescue dog when she was 7 mths She is the most loving and friendly dog you could ever meet. She enjoys regular long walks and running around with our family and other dogs. She gets on well with my 2 son’s dogs whenever they visit and is still quite active but also loves to rest in the sun most of the day now she’s older.
I hope she lives a few more years and would look for another labski when we need another dog. I haven’t found any breeders in NSW Australia as yet so hope there will be some in the future.
Our family is from Northern New Jersey and we are willing to travel over 50 miles or more to obtain either a Siberian Husky/Chocolate lab puppy or a Siberian Husky/collie mix. We currently have a 7 yard old dachshund who is beyond social and friendly Other than Henrybean, last year we lost our 13 yo malamute to cancer and two months later unexpectedly lost our 9 yo female malamute Savannah to an inverted stomach within 10 minutes. My husband adopted me a German Shepard since I was inconsolable over the loss of my other two within 3 months and after 10 months this Shepard was born with a heart abnormality and suffered a heart attack and passed away. I can’t take anymore loses we treat our dogs as family they go everywhere with us and if they’re not permitted then we don’t go. I have faith that you can help us find a healthy, friendly, family oriented puppy so I can stop crying. Jeter, our Shepard was my quarantine buddy we used our large yard for exercise and he had Henrybean for safe socialization. But most of all I’m an RN who is not currently working due to several underlying conditions and I’ve had to stay home all the time. I don’t know what to do without my tv buddy and best friend during this terrible time. Please find it in your heart to help this loving family who doesn’t want to go through another loss. Please please give
I have a dachshund, chihuahua, and a labsky. The labsky is so hyper, and my little dogs are scared to death. She’s way too rough.
I think the description for this breed mix is pretty spot on, except for the “protective” part. My Labsky could not be any further from protective. Fun loving, outgoing, affectionate with every single person he meets, YES. I have been told he is “awkwardly friendly”. Ah, yes. But part of his charm 🙂
I’m glad to hear a positive review on full time workers having this breed. I was wondering what sortment of toys help keep your baby entertain while y’all are at work. Also did you use a kennel at an early age? I didn’t buy Copper I was taking care if him for my son at 8 weeks old. Needless to say he is now 13 weeks old and now i am his owner due to my son’s roommate being allergic to his dander. Any advice would be appreciated ,on the do’s n don’t on this breed. I lost my 14yr old boxer girl 9 months ago to aggressive cancer. Ima pretty sure at this point it wasn’t a roommate issue but him thinking I needed a puppy..lol
Does anyone know any reputable breeders for lab husky mixes???
Hi. Did you ever find a good breeder of labsky pups? I’m looking as well. Thank you!
Did adopt a lab/husky/shepperd, she is almost 5 years of age. Lovely and very active female. How much time I should spent time with her outside? I give her 1 hour in the morning running in the woods and play time. Than 1hour in the afternoon same and take her at night for a walk for 1/2 hour….I find myself so tired from all the walk and play time…does she need that much time out or can I make her time little bit shorter, thank you ? I only had small dogs like cairn terrier and the didn’t need that much time to be out. Please give me some advice, thank you ?
I have a lab husky mix I rescued from a shelter 4 years ago when he was 1. Scooby was definitely a uphill battle at one year old never being trained and being in shelters for his whole life until I adopted him. He does not like other animals at all but loves other people. He is a snuggle bug as well, sleeping on top of me while I write this. All black with beautiful brown eyes, white fur under his paws and small tufs here and there around his body, and a little brown around his neck. He does shed like crazy, let’s you know vocally when he wants something, and has a huge husky personality. I definitely would not recommend getting one from a shelter though. He was not socialized well so he does not get along with most other animals. He sits well now but needs to be pointed to the ground to lay. He is 5 now and can sit and stay while Im slowly walking away and will shake when he wants to. All together I love my first dog ever but it has been a struggle. I can see how they would be an amazing breed if you have time and get them young. But being a smart and posibly stubborn breed, be prepared for a very stressful and rewarding relationship with your new best friend.
We have a 11 year old labsky, which we got from the SPCA at 8 weeks old. Was told mother was a yellow lab and dad was a fence jumping husky. I have always told people he was a labsky and never knew this was a actual designer breed dog. Lol.
He takes after the husky in body type, curly tail and attitude. He is however one of the best dogs I have ever lived with. He is more interested in pleasing himself then us most of the time. He still acts like a pup and is very active, also one of the smartest dogs I have ever known. Love him to death and hope he lives a long, long time. Wish I could show you a photo as he is a beautiful dog with golden fur and bicolored eyes.
I have a labrador / husky dog from a rescue (not a designer dog with pure breed parents). She is yellow with bicolour eyes. She is now 18 mths and huge. I have not weighed her lately but she must be 80 lbs. She is wonderful with grand children and very affectionate. Follows me around the garden. I have been redirecting her digging to her own digging spot where I hide treats. We go to the dog park every day and as we live in Winnipeg Canada, we walk even in 30 degrees below zero weather. She LOVES snow!
I have a question. I’m a small person and a senior. When my dog, who loves to chase, gets chased by larger dogs, she runs to me and often bangs into me or the dog chasing her bangs into me. I have been knocked down 3 times this year and now am quite afraid of her running in to me. I now sit on a park bench in the dog park, but she sits by me and won’t play unless I walk with her. Can you offer any suggestions ?
I love my dog, but I’m afraid to fall and really hurt myself, which would be the end of the dog park for her. Louise
Sounds just like our girl Zoe
Shd is a beautiful golden colour too with big colour eyes.
Shd id now almost 11 and I hope to have her a bit longer but she is slowing up a bit now she is older
I will be looking for another Labski but Zoe is so special she would be difficult to replace.
I hope we can find a breeder in NSW, Australia
My dogs ears were too when I got her from the shelter about 3 weeks ago at 2 months. She is 3 months now and they stand up.
My 15 year old Lab husky mix just died. What an incredible pal he has been these last 15 years. I am single and live alone and work 12 hour shifts as a nurse. My dog never ever chewed anything and was seldom incontinent in the house. He had a fenced in back yard and a doggie door which helped to give him something to do while I was at work. I also made sure we got out at least twice a week for off the leash runs/hikes in the park. We also belonged to a doggie day care center and went about 1-2x a week. This dog probably would not have been so well behaved if he had not had this chance to run and play.
I have a huskyxlab. One ear is up the other down. Will this sort itself out. she looks so dopey at the moment. Don’t mind up or down, but not one up and the other down. 🙁
Any advice is welcome.
The yellow dog looks just like my puppy. We got her from a shelter, and she was listed as a lab mix, so we have been trying to decide what she is mixed with, and she just may be a lab/husky. She loves to chew on everything and seems really sad when there’s not a lot going on. She has been very loyal to me and protective since the day we got her. She rarely barks and only for a reason, but we are having a hard time house training her. I guess only time will tell.
Have her DNA tested. It will tell you the percentage of breeds and what diseases if any she may be predisposed to in the coming years.
I disagree with the statement that a full time worker shouldn’t have this breed of dog. My husband and I both work full time outside of the home and our son is in high school. Our Chocolate Lab/Husky mix does wonderful in the house during the day. He is very excited when we get home and he has to be taken for a walk almost immediately, but with the right exercise schedule and toys to play with throughout the day, I think full time workers can have this breed and it thrive with them.
i had one his name was bear super dog. sweet to most dogs but did protect the house just lost him last week he was 13 years old and his ears were floppy. the best dog i ever had very smart. he loved my wife but if igot up at nite he got up with me. when i would take a shower he was at the door when icame out and when i came home from work he was at the window he know what time i got home from work. we would go for 2 mile walks.tell it got in the 90s to hot for him.
I recently got a Husky /Lab mix.. He is 7 1/2 weeks and I’m wondering if his will stand up… They are floppy ATM.
Where did you find the breeder for your puppy? I am located in Southern California.. looking to find a Labrador husky mix!