The Labradoodle Husky mix is a rare cross between two popular and energetic dog breeds.
They’re definitely a handful to own, requiring at least 2 hours of exercise every day and regular grooming, but they are more than worth the effort. Labradoodle Husky mixes make ideal family dogs and are great with all family members, including younger children and babies.
In this guide, we’ll break down everything there is to know about the Labradoodle Husky mix, so stay tuned.
- Quick Overview
- Grooming Guide
- Is The Labradoodle Husky Mix A Good Family Dog?
- How Much Do They Cost?
- In Summary
Here’s a quick overview of just about everything you need to know about the Labradoodle Husky mix.
- Average Lifespan: 12 to 15 years
- Average Height: 20 to 24 inches (Standard Labradoodle)
- Average Weight: 35 to 70 lbs (Standard Labradoodle)
- Coat appearance: Medium to long in length and wavy
- Activity Level: Very high, at least 2 hours each day
- Grooming Frequency: Regular grooming is necessary
- Typical Temperament: Affectionate, loyal, and quite high-energy
- Daily Food Consumption: Moderate
- New Owner Friendly: Can be challenging for new owners due to exercise and grooming needs
- Suitable to live with children? Great with all children as long as they are socialized properly
- 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
Height and weight can vary greatly depending on the size of Labradoodle mixed with the Husky.
Labradoodle Husky mixes can vary a lot in appearance depending on the type of coat they inherit and the size of the parents.
You’re usually looking at a medium-sized dog with a slender but athletic build. They can inherit a range of coat colors, and the coat is always medium to long with a varying degree of wiriness, which comes from the Labradoodle.
It’s very common for Labradoodle Husky mixes to have blue or multicolored eyes and more alert ears due to the addition of the Siberian Husky. They can also have fluffy, curled tails as well.
I’ve tried to include as many pictures as possible in this guide to give you a better idea of what you can expect, as there is a lot of variation given how rare this mix is.
Siberian Husky Appearance & Background
Siberian Huskies have a classic wolf-like appearance, with several Spitz-type features. These include erect ears, a thick double coat, and curled tails.
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 incredible feats of endurance and excel as sled dogs.
Labradoodle Appearance & Background
The Labradoodle is a popular designer breed that combines the Labrador Retriever and Standard Poodle.
Labradoodles are medium in size and have a wiry, long double coat that varies in color from golden tones of brown to black and many more.
Labradoodles are very energetic and love to spend time around people. They are very popular as family dogs but also do a lot of work as guide and assistance dogs due to their high intelligence and capability for learning tricks and commands.
Labradoodle Husky mixes are medium-sized dogs, but there can be a lot of variation in size depending on the type of Labradoodle that is mixed.
Labradoodles come in a few different sizes, such as medium, miniature, and standard. Standard Labradoodles are the most common size mixed with Huskies because they are very similar in size, so for the sake of this article, we’ll focus mainly on the standard Labradoodle mixed with the Siberian Husky.
The average height of the mix is anywhere from 20 to 24 inches, with an average weight of 35 to 70 lbs.
The coat of the Labradoodle Husky mix is medium to long in length, double coated, and with a varying degree of wiriness.
Many color combinations are possible, with white markings very common.
Grooming is essential to owning a Labradoodle Husky mix, as they have a thick double coat prone to shedding.
With a double-coated breed, you should fully groom their coat at least once weekly.
This involves a couple of steps and should be done alongside quick daily brushes:
- The grooming process starts with a slicker brush, which is designed to target the undercoat and remove loose hairs.
- After that, use a dematter comb, which gently removes stubborn tangles with a serrated edge.
- A gentle undercoat rake is then used to target the undercoat further and get rid of any remaining loose hairs.
- Lastly, a general grooming comb is used to get rid of any loose hairs or matter areas.
You can find a full rundown of this process here.
You may also have to do this daily when they’re blowing coat.
Double-coated breeds like the Labradoodle Husky mix don’t need to be bathed often as it interferes with the natural function of the coat and the oils found within it.
In fact, frequent bathing can be harmful and dry out the skin and coat below, so you should only bathe them when their coat is very dirty.
A few times per year should be more than enough.
When considering any dog, temperament should be one of the most important things to remember.
Let’s take a look at the expected temperament of the Labradoodle Husky mix to see what you can look forward to.
Labradoodle Husky mixes are one of the friendliest dogs you can come across.
Huskies are notorious for being extremely friendly to everyone, including strangers, and Labradoodles are much the same and love to meet new people.
Labradoodle Husky mixes are incredibly energetic and need a lot of daily exercise.
There isn’t much variation here either, as both parent breeds are highly energetic as well:
- Siberian Huskies have a sledding background and are capable of being trained to pull light sled loads for hundreds of miles over harsh terrain.
- Labradoodles combine the energy of the labrador and poodle and love to exercise and play all day long.
Expect to take them for two walks daily or other types of exercise like running and providing extra mental stimulation through obedience training or toys.
Labradoodles are incredibly smart due to the parent breeds of the Labrador and Poodle. They learn new tricks quickly and are eager to please, making obedience training a walk in the park.
Huskies are also very intelligent but in their own way.
You see, Huskies are very stubborn but also intelligent. This means they won’t learn tricks quickly, but in most cases, this is because they choose not to listen to you rather than lack the understanding of what you’re asking them to do.
Labradoodle Husky mixes are, therefore, very intelligent and, depending on the extent of the stubbornness that they inherit, can be either very easy to train or slightly more difficult.
Socialization from an early age is an absolute must for the Labradoodle Husky mix.
These dogs tend to be very excitable and can be too much when they meet new people, so teaching them how to behave around others from a young age is important. Behaviors like jumping up at people can be common out of overexcitement if they aren’t used to meeting new people.
This mix is prone to stubborn tendencies thanks to the addition of the stubborn Siberian Husky.
Stubborn dogs will choose when to listen to you, although Labradoodle Husky mixes can be easier to train than a normal Husky thanks to the addition of the eager-to-please Labradoodle; just don’t be surprised if they’re stubborn now and again.
Prone To Separation Anxiety
The downside to highly active and intelligent dogs is that they can be prone to separation anxiety, which is the case with the Labradoodle Husky mix.
Separation anxiety is a condition where a dog can develop destructive behaviors and become stressed if they are left alone for long periods.
These dogs are definitely not suited for being left alone most of the time and thrive in a family environment where they can get lots of social contact.
Labradoodles Husky mixes are prone to having a high prey drive, which mainly comes from the Husky side.
This means they must be socialized with other small animals like cats from a young age to live with them peacefully.
It also means that you’ll need to use a good leash and collar/harness when exercising them, as they can run off after small animals and potentially put themselves in danger.
Is The Labradoodle Husky Mix A Good Family Dog?
The Labradoodle Husky mix is an ideal dog for an active family.
These dogs thrive on exercise and social interaction; they love to spend hours playing and going for walks, as well as meeting new people and spending time with close family members.
They’re very affectionate and loveable and get on great with kids, as long as they’re supervised with smaller children, as they can easily knock them over while playing.
How Much Do They Cost?
Labradoodle Husky mixes are not bred commonly, so it’s much more common to find them in shelters or rescues.
Having said that, both parent breeds can be pretty expensive, with Husky puppies costing $800 to $1,500 and Labradoodle puppies costing even more at $1,500 to $2,500, so you can expect them to be quite expensive initially.
So that’s it!
Hopefully, you’ve got a better understanding of the Labradoodle Husky mix now.
These dogs are a hell of a lot of work, both with exercise and how much grooming they need (especially when they blow their coats), but the effort will pay off and then some.
Labradoodle Husky mixes are charismatic, loyal, and extremely friendly. If you have the chance to get one, you won’t regret it.
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