Husky chow mix was developed by crossing the Chow and Siberian Husky. It has a cute and fluffy appearance with a proportional lean stature, erect and pointed ears like its parents. The Chow-Chow has got almond-shaped eyes and a dark nose. Its legs are long and strong with a feathered tail which curls upwards and rests on its back. The cuddly appearance and gentle nature are making the husky chow mix popular quite rapidly.
Very little is known about the historical background of the development of this breed. It is believed that this breed was developed with the intention of creating a dog with the attractive appearance and working ability of the parent breeds.
The Siberian Husky Chow Chow mix has a lovable and warm nature. They get deeply attached to their masters and other individuals of the family. This dog is an attention seeker and remains calm on getting it.
The dogs have a strong bonding with its masters and other family members. Remaining aloof from their masters for a long time can cause separation anxiety in them. These dogs are great entertainers, and they will entertain you too in the most amusing ways.
These dogs are not excessive barkers and are highly protective of their family which is a quality inherited from their Chow parent. They raise the alarm the minute they sense an intruder or anything new approaching their family.
Like their parents, the husky chow mix can gel up very well with kids and become their ideal companion. Adults must supervise the playtime of dogs and young children to avoid any unpleasant scenario.
The Chuskies have a problem in mingling with the other dogs. Proper socialization can correct this behavior.
Chow Chow Husky mix
|Also known as||Chowski|
|Coat||Soft, dense, thick, dense,|
|Colors||Brown and White, Red, Black, White, Cream, Black, and Brown.|
|Life Span||10 to 13 years|
|Size/ Height||Medium, 18 to 23 inches|
|Weight||40 - 65 pounds|
|Behavioral Characteristics||Alert, Intelligent, Loyal, Playful, Energetic|
|Good with Children||Yes, though adult supervision needed at times|
|Good with Pets||Partially that may improve with socialization|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||IDCR, ACHC, DRA|
These dogs are usually full of energy. In some dogs, you may see traits of laziness like its Chow-Chow parents. They can be fully energetic and active on its toes like the Husky. It is necessary that you take the dogs out on brisk walks and play some outdoor-indoor game with the dog quite often. It will help in keeping the dog physically fit and mentally stimulated. The Husky Chow mix cannot tolerate hot weather conditions. These dogs should not be taken outside in hot weather outside.
The dog is a heavy shedder like the Chow Chow and needs to be brushed regularly. It will be better to closely trim the coat of the dog in the hot months with the help of a professional groomer. The dogs love water and enjoy their bathing session a lot. Bathe the dog by using a dog shampoo only.
Brush their teeth twice or thrice in a week. Wipe their eyes and clean their ears on a weekly basis. Take other hygienic measures to avert any type of disease or infection.
The Chusky dog is not reported to inherit any known hereditary problems from their parent breeds. Some dogs may experience dental problems where their side teeth may drop out or be missing. In some cases, few husky chow mix puppies might not have their center teeth after birth. You need to put these puppies on a special diet.
These dogs are always eager to please their masters and are mostly obedient. It makes their training process quite easy. The master of Chusky dog should firmly and tactfully train them by using positive reinforcement techniques. It will help in making the training session productive and fruitful.
To minimize their separation anxiety, you should start crate training the dog right from its puppyhood. Leave the dog inside the crate for a short period and gradually increase the time span. Leave a lot of interactive toys in the crate with the dogs to keep it occupied.
These dogs are protective in nature and need to interact with different people in different situations which will help the dogs to differentiate between pleasant and unpleasant conditions. It will help in preventing the dog from getting anxious towards every stranger.
Teach the dog how to welcome the guest in the house and for that, you may use a greeting map. Make any member of your family walk in through the main door. Knock first at the main door and teach the dogs commands like 'SIT' and 'LAY' on the mat after there is a knock on the door. Speak and pat the dog in a comforting way after the dog sits calmly on the mat. Don't forget to reward the dog after it listens to you.
You can try teaching the dog the game of soccer. Make sure that the ball is big enough and the dog cannot pick up the ball in its mouth. Leave the ball in front of the dog and let it explain the ball. Praise the dog after he starts rolling and playing with the ball. Practicing it regularly will gradually make the dog play with the ball. Reward the dog with praises and treats on fetching the ball after you have kicked the ball.
The dogs can be given two and a half to three cups of dry dog food. You can include fish in their diet which will help in retaining the oil in their skin. You need to provide a special liquid diet to those dogs who have lost their middle teeth.