There are quite a few husky mixes that don’t shed as much as pure Siberian huskies.
These include Siebrian Schnauzers, Huskapoos and Beluskies, and are the result of mixing huskies with breeds that shed less often.
In this guide we’ll take a look at 8 husky mixes that don’t shed as much, as well as why you would want to choose these types of mixes in the first place.
- A Quick Note
- 8 Husky Mixes That Don’t Shed (As Much As A Normal Husky)
- 1. Schnauzer Husky Mix (Siberian Schnauzer)
- 2. Poodle Husky Mix (Huskydoodle/Huskapoo)
- 3. Golden Retriever Husky Mix (Goberian/Golden Husky)
- 4. Belgian Malinois Husky Mix (Belusky)
- 5. American Cocker Spaniel Husky Mix (Siberian Cocker)
- 6. Yorkshire Terrier Husky Mix (Yorksky)
- 7. Whippet Husky Mix (Hippet/Whisky)
- 8. Doberman Husky Mix (Siberian Pinscher/Dobsky)
- Benefits Of Husky Mixes That Don’t Shed As Much
- Summing It Up
A Quick Note
When it comes to mixes, it all depends on which traits the puppies inherit from their parents.
So, the breeds below do shed less than huskies on average, but in some cases they may inherit the coat of a husky (or something similar) and shed just the same amount. Before you jump into a new mix, it’s important to look at the litter and examine the coats if shedding is important to you.
This also applies to personality as well.
8 Husky Mixes That Don’t Shed (As Much As A Normal Husky)
Here are the 8 most popular husky mixes that don’t shed as much as your normal husky.
Where possible I have tried to suggest mixes that include breeds listed on the AKC’s list of hypoallergenic dog breeds.
1. Schnauzer Husky Mix (Siberian Schnauzer)
Schnauzers (all three types) feature on the AKC’s list of hypoallergenic dogs, meaning they shed much less than normal.
Siberian schnauzers are typically bred for with Siberian huskies and either standard or giant Schnauzers, which allows a decent amount of variation in size.
Giant Schnauzers are larger than huskies (up to 30 inches in height and over 100lbs in weight) and increase the size of the mix, whereas the standard schnauzers are slightly smaller than huskies (17-20 inches in height and 30-50lbs in weight).
The Siberian Schnauzer can therefore be larger or smaller than a husky, but the combination makes for a very family oriented and people-loving mix that requires a good amount of exercise but less grooming.
2. Poodle Husky Mix (Huskydoodle/Huskapoo)
Poodles are another feature on the AKC’s list for hypoallergenic dog breeds and are bred with huskies to make Huskydoodles or Huskapoos.
These are one of the more popular husky mixes and combine the playfulness and ease of training of the Poodle with the active lifestyle of the husky. Both breeds love to be around people but can become problematic if not given enough attention.
There are three sizes of poodles – just like the Schnauzer – but in this case they are toy, miniature and standard.
Standard poodles are quite similar in size to huskies, with some of them being even larger than huskies, whereas miniature and toy poodles are smaller. This gives quite a nice variation in size for the huskydoodle.
3. Golden Retriever Husky Mix (Goberian/Golden Husky)
Goberians are super popular, and it should come as no surprise considering this mix combines two of the most popular dog breeds – Golden Retrievers and huskies.
Goberians are slightly larger than your average husky, with a weight of 45 to 90lbs and a height of 20-24 inches.
In terms of temperament, Goberians tend to be very loving and eager to please. They are usually easier to train than huskies, and require a good amount of exercise and mental stimulation.
4. Belgian Malinois Husky Mix (Belusky)
Belgian Malinois are known as one of the most intelligent and trainable dogs in existence.
They have a much easier-to-deal-with coat that is short but still double-coated. When mixed with a husky the malinois creates a much more trainable dog with the same drive for exercise and an even greater drive for mental stimulation.
Beluskies are a lot of work and should only be considered by experienced owners – they might be easier to groom but they are more much work in other areas.
5. American Cocker Spaniel Husky Mix (Siberian Cocker)
American Cocker Spaniels are known for not shedding much at all.
The Siberian Cocker can inherit this trait and shed much less than a husky would. This mix is much smaller in size and reaches a height of 13-20 inches tall with a weight between 25 and 40lbs.
The American Cocker Spaniel is a popular companion breed and one of the most popular dogs in America to this day. This loving personality makes for a great combination with the husky.
6. Yorkshire Terrier Husky Mix (Yorksky)
Yorkshire Terriers, or Yorkies, don’t shed much at all – which makes them a great candidate to mix with a husky to reduce overall shedding.
Yorkskies are obviously much smaller in size and weigh a lot less than a husky. They reach an average height of 12-17 inches and weigh 20-35lbs, which is a lot less than a husky.
With two working breeds as parents, Yorkskys love exercise and mental stimulation much like a husky. There is a lot of variation in appearances for this mix as it is not as popular as some of the others in this list, so there is not the same consistency.
This also stems from the size difference between the two, similar in a way to the pug husky mix.
7. Whippet Husky Mix (Hippet/Whisky)
Whippets have a short, single coat that doesn’t shed a whole lot.
Both whippets and huskies have a high energy drive, so the Hippet is sure to be full of energy and also as family-oriented as both breeds.
Hippets will require training from a young age as both huskies and whippets can be quite independent.
Whippets are similar in height to huskies but weigh much less. Hippets weigh on average 30-50lbs, slightly less than a husky.
8. Doberman Husky Mix (Siberian Pinscher/Dobsky)
The Siberian Pinscher is slightly larger than a husky due to the Doberman mix.
These stand around 22-26 inches tall and weigh anywhere from 50 to 80 lbs on average. Dobermans have a single coat which means the Siberian Pinscher sheds far less than a husky would.
Siberian Pinschers have more physical strength and can be wary of strangers. They will need a similar amount of exercise to that of a husky.
Benefits Of Husky Mixes That Don’t Shed As Much
Here are a few benefits to husky mixes that don’t shed as much as a regular husky.
Husky mixes that shed less, or just dog breeds in general that shed less, are known as hypoallergenic.
This means that they cause fewer allergic reactions in people with dog allergies. This happens because the allergic reactions are most often caused by dead skin cells that attach to hairs, so more shedding means more loose hairs containing these cells that can cause allergic reactions.
It’s important to note that all dog breeds can cause allergic reactions, it’s just that some shed less and therefore reduce the likelihood of them.
Less Cleaning & Grooming
Short-haired breeds tend to be popular with people who want a dog with less work.
Dogs like huskies with long fur need a lot of grooming and shed often; we’re talking about daily grooming sessions and even multiple times per day when they’re blowing coat.
You’ll also need to vacuum regularly and clean surfaces frequently to keep up with the amount of hair that they shed.
Introduce Different Traits
By choosing a mix you can introduce different traits that differ from the regular husky. This is a benefit for husky mixes in general, not just those that shed less.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I love huskies and think they are absolutely incredible animals. However, you can spice things up if you decide to go with a mix and change attributes such as size, exercise requirement, personality and much more.
For example, Beluskies require a similar amount of exercise to a regular husky but even more mental stimulation and are more capable of being trained.
On the other hand, mixes like the Yorksky is much smaller in size on average and needs less exercise.
Summing It Up
There are a lot of husky mixes that don’t shed as much, but it really depends on what traits the puppies inherit.
Mixes that don’t shed as much have a lot of benefits, and they are a great option if you struggle with allergies or want a dog that requires less grooming and cleaning.