The Siberian Husky Weimaraner mix, also known as the Weimarsky or Siberian Weimsky, is an incredibly rare mix between the Siberian Husky and Weimaraner.
This mix benefits from many of the traits of the parent breeds; it’s much easier to train than a Husky and sheds less, too, while being incredibly friendly and active.
Stay tuned for a full rundown of this mix, including what you can expect from the temperament, daily exercise needs, and much more.
- Quick Profile
- Grooming Guide
- Are Husky Weimaraner Mixes Good Family Dogs?
- Is The Husky Weimaraner Mix Intelligent?
- Are They Easy To Train?
- How Much Do They Cost?
- In Summary
Before we get into the specifics, here’s a quick overview of the Siberian Husky Weimaraner mix with all the most important information you need to know.
- Other Names: Weimarsky, Siberian Weimsky
- Average Lifespan: 10 to 14 years
- Average Height: 22 to 26 inches
- Average Weight: 45 – 80 lbs
- Coat appearance: Dense short, usually single-coated.
- Eye Color: Usually dark brown or blue
- Activity Level: 2 hours every day as a minimum
- Grooming Frequency: Infrequent grooming needs, once per week, should be fine.
- Typical Temperament: Extremely friendly and high-energy.
- Daily Food Consumption: Quite high.
- New Owner Friendly: Great match for temperament but can be difficult due to activity levels needed.
- Suitable to live with children? Good with children but does require some training to set boundaries.
- Suitable to live with other dogs? Usually fine, but can benefit from being socialized from an early age.
- Suitable to live with cats? Must be socialized from an early age due to high prey drive
The Husky Weimaraner mix usually takes after the Weimaraner much more than the Siberian Husky in appearance.
This mix has a slender body and a short, dense coat. The features of the Husky become apparent in the face, where the ears are slightly more erect than the floppy ears of a Weimaraner, and the eyes can also be blue.
The snout can also be wider and more pronounced, but the degree of this varies greatly. I’ve included several examples of different Weimarskies in this article so you can better understand how their appearance differs.
Siberian Husky Appearance
Siberian Huskies have a classic wolf-like appearance seen across many Spitz dog breeds.
They have pointed ears, curly bushy tails, and a thick double coat that comes in a variety of colors.
Their piercing eyes can also come in various colors, from blue to brown and everything in between. The overall build of the Husky is very slender, allowing them to be capable of amazing feats of endurance while pulling sleds across long distances in harsh terrain.
Weimaraners are tall, slender dogs with short, dense coats and expressive eyes.
They have long ears that hang close to their head, which is slightly rounded. They have solid, straight muzzles and a slightly arched neck that blends into the shoulders.
They have less variation in coat color, with blue and gray being the two primary colors and other colors being shades of these two.
The Husky Weimaraner mix is usually between the size of the two breeds, slightly larger than a regular Husky and smaller than a Weimaraner.
This means anywhere from 22 to 26 inches in height and 45 to 80 lbs in weight, but this rule has many exceptions depending on the parents’ size.
Weimarskies will almost always have a smooth, short coat. It is also possible for the coat to be slightly longer but still much shorter than a husky’s coat.
In terms of color, many different colors are possible, and it’s very common for white markings to be present on the chest and legs as well.
Weimarskies are much easier to groom as they typically inherit a short, dense coat similar to the Weimaraner.
This means that you’ll only have to brush them once per week as necessary to help remove dead hairs, and that should be about it.
Weimarskies should only need bathing when their coats get too dirty for them to clean themselves.
As they’re part husky, they’re likely to inherit the self-cleaning tendencies of this breed, which should mean less frequent baths.
When bathing, make sure to use a pH-neutral shampoo free from soap. This mix can be prone to skin issues, so it’s important to use the right type of shampoo that’s gentle on the skin.
You’ll only need to trim the Weimarskies’ nails if they get too long, which isn’t going to be often considering how much exercise they’ll need to be doing every day.
Is The Husky Weimaraner Mix Hypoallergenic?
No dog breeds are actually hypoallergenic, but this mix should be better for people who suffer from allergies than a Husky, thanks to the shorter coat and lower shedding levels.
Temperament is one of, if not the most important thing to consider when considering getting a new dog.
It can be even more important for crossbreeds, especially those not established like the Weimarsky, as it can be hard to know what type of dog you’ll get.
Weimaraners and Huskies are two of the friendliest breeds you can find.
They both love to socialize and spend time with other dogs and people, which means that the Weimarsky is also very friendly as well.
Social dogs can struggle if they aren’t spending enough time around you and other people as well, so it’s essential to prioritize this with this mix.
The Husky Weimaraner mix is very demanding in terms of exercise.
Both the parent breeds are highly active and need at least 2 hours of exercise daily, so you can expect this mix to keep you active throughout the day.
This does mean that this mix is only suited for the most active households.
High Prey Drive
Another very important thing to know about the Weimarsky is its prey drive.
Huskies and Weimaraners have a high prey drive, which means they are prone to chasing after small animals without a second thought. During this time, they can be almost impossible to recall, potentially putting themselves (and the other animal) in danger.
This has several implications in real life.
Firstly, you’ll have to keep them on a leash when you’re in an unsecured location. Even if your recall training has been going well, recalling a dog is much more difficult when their prey drive has taken over.
Secondly, it means that the Husky Weimaraner mix is not suited for living with cats or small dogs unless they are socialized together from a young age.
Prone To Boredom & Separation Anxiety
Highly active dogs like the Weimarsky are prone to getting bored if they aren’t receiving enough exercise as well as mental stimulation.
They’re also prone to separation anxiety and are not suited to being alone all day or for long periods.
Weimaraskies can become protective of their families and territory thanks to the Weimaraner parent.
However, this guarding instinct can vary greatly, as Huskies are terrible guard dogs with little to no guarding instinct.
Are Husky Weimaraner Mixes Good Family Dogs?
Weimarskies can be ideal family dogs, but there are a few things to consider first:
Weimarskies won’t purposefully hurt children or babies, but you need to set boundaries because they might bump into them and knock them over without realizing it.
They also might become quite protective over babies and children, so you might need to reign this instinct in if it becomes a problem with other people.
Don’t forget that this mix has a very high prey drive.
This means that you shouldn’t introduce adult Weimarskies to families with cats or small dogs, as there is a risk that their prey drive will take over if they aren’t used to spending time around cats.
If socialized together from a young age, they can get along fine, but this requires a lot of effort on your part.
Is The Husky Weimaraner Mix Intelligent?
The Husky Weimaraner mix is highly intelligent, thanks to the parent breeds.
Weimaraners rank highly on dog intelligence tests due to their eagerness to please and ability to learn new tricks and commands.
Huskies don’t rank as highly, but this isn’t because they lack intelligence. Huskies are stubborn and aren’t interested in pleasing their owners, so they ignore commands rather than not understand them.
Are They Easy To Train?
Husky Weimaraner mixes are much easier to train than huskies, thanks to the addition of the Weimaraner.
Thanks to their stubbornness, a typical personality trait seen across many Spitz-type dog breeds, Huskies are notoriously difficult to train.
Weimaraners are very different as they are eager to please their owners, which makes the Husky Weimaraner mix much easier to train.
How Much Do They Cost?
It’s hard to predict the price of the Weimarasky because they are so rare, and there are no dedicated breeders for this mix yet.
You’re much more likely to find this mix at dog rescues or shelters, where the only costs will be the adoption and other related fees.
Hopefully, you know a bit more about the Weimarsky after reading this article.
They’re a fantastic mix that combines many of the ideal traits of the Siberian Husky and Weimaraner, and they’re a lot less work than a Husky in terms of grooming. Don’t let this fool you, though; you need to exercise this mix for at least 2 hours every day, or you’ll risk having a sad and destructive dog.
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