Puggles, Schnoodles, Jackapoms, there are all sorts of adorable designer crossbreeds around these days but we've spotted one that you might just fall in love with: the Huskador.
By, 25 Dec 2019
We are talking, of course, about the dog that results from breeding a Siberian Husky and the Labrador. Otherwise known as a Labsky, these dogs are some of the prettiest you’ll ever see, but is a Huskador right for you and your family?
A melting pot of personalities
As always with a crossbreed you can never be completely sure how the pup will look. Will it have a Husky's bright blue eyes? A Lab's goofy smile? Until the puppies arrive, there's no way to know. The same can be said of the pooch's personality. It all depends on which doggy parent genes dominate so it's a good idea to prepare by reading our dog guides for both Huskys and Labradors.
There are of course some educated guesses that can be made and you can expect a gorgeous Huskador to be energetic, loving, hard-working, intelligent, eminently trainable and very protective of his or her family.
As adults, they'll usually weigh between 18 and 27 kilos and their height will range from between 50 to 63 centimeters.
Their hair can be brown, black, yellow, red, white or some combination of these, and the length of their hair is also very variable. Similarly, Huskadors can have brown eyes or blue eyes, or even one of each color. Their life expectancy is between 10 and 13 years.
Temperament is the hardest to predict. It could have the exact personality of a Lab or a Husky but most likely it'll be somewhere in between. With two very energetic parents though, it's unlikely that you'll get a lazy pup!
The excitable temperament of a Lab and the hard work ethic of the Husky means these dogs will need A LOT of exercise. They'll love to swim and love to run and move. Gorgeous as they are, these dogs aren't suitable for owners who want a quiet life, so be sure to do your research before inviting one to join your family!