Mixing breeds is not as easy as making a cup of coffee and mixing in coffee, cream, and sugar. When it comes to mixing dog breeds, temperament, as well as physical attributes, should be considered to have an almost perfect mix. And one of those perfect mixes includes the Huskita which is a mixture of a Husky and an Akita. You may ask what is the reason for this mix? Well, there are several reasons one being that Akita’s have many genetic health conditions. Huskies are known to wander off from their homes while Akitas stay close to home. Huskita is the best of both breeds though same-sex aggression may still persist. In the end, you get a breed that is protective and healthy.
Where did the Huskita Come From?
Considered as one of the oldest breeds there are, Huskies are sled dogs in the working class of all breeds. Known for being energetic and majestic in posture, Huskies are covered in a long and heavy silky fur coat which can be black, red, grey, or white paired with mesmerizing blue or brown eyes. They have an elongated snout and furred curly hair.
In comparison with Huskies, Akitas are part of the spitz breed but with the same long furry coat and curly tail. They manifest a dominant attitude with an air of discipline and strength. Compared to other dogs in the spitz breed, Akitas are tall and larger than most Spitz families of dogs. They look a little the same with huskies but only fluffier.
A Closer Look: Huskita Physical Attributes
When looking at the physical attributes of both Huskies and Akitas, what’s noticeable is that there are lots of similarities between the two breeds which is why a mix between the two breeds is not that hard to imagine. Huskita’s are large dogs with a defined and solid body. Its face is outlined with a sturdy jaw structure and short snouts. Overall, the body is covered with medium length and a fluffy coat. Huskita’s are amazingly beautiful dogs though they require grooming due to shedding.
Sporting the body structure of both Huskies and Akitas, Huskita’s have a strong body and are powerful breeds. This may be because both Akitas and Huskitas come from the working breed in the first place.
Perfect Husky Plus Akita Temperament Mix
What can be difficult to handle though when it comes to mixed breeds is the temperament of the pups which are the product of the said mix. This is the same way with Huskita’s. If you have very small kids it may not be the best time to get these dogs as pets as primitive aggression is still present in these breeds.
For example, You will want to be careful with your children going near a Huskita’s feeding bowl while they are eating. A Husky and Akita mixed dog can also be quite large and can easily overpower your children and even adults for that matter. So, you will want to be careful with these dogs as they require adult supervision around children.
Huskita’s like Akita’s are generally loyal to a single owner which is why they are protective of them. They are perfect companions for people who live alone. If you get an Akita for your family, all members of the family must hold a higher status in the pack than the dog. They also have the tendency to be very territorial. This comes from their energetic attitude towards all things. But despite being energetic when it comes to possessiveness and being territorial, A Huskita is also relaxed in its own ways. One negative tendency though is that they can be aggressive but this could be addressed with the right training as well as the right approach.
Trying to get information concerning the Huskita. I was given the dog under the impression that he was an Alaskan Malamute. I took him to the vet and that’s when I found out different. I have never owned a dog like this and I am trying to find out all the info I can. I have completely fell in love with him. Any and all help appreciated. Thank You
I have a 18 month old male Named Franky D. He’s 28 inches tall at the back and weights about 80+ pounds. He is a awesome dog but maybe too aggressive for someone. If you want to know more about him and see some pics go to Jon D Franco on Facebook .
Would love to see him, you can post on our group at Purebred & Mixed Dog’s Group.
I rescued a huskita found on the streets. He became instantly attached to me although it took a good year to gain solid trust in me. I posted him on Craigslist as soon as I found him and located the previous owners. When I took the dog to them he was 2 years old. They informed me that they could not take him now because he had been stolen from them when he was 1 and now they had a Rottweiller. I found the dog on a very bad side of town where a lot of dogs are used for dog fighting. He scared the wits out of me but I live in Michigan and I found him in winter 2013 and that was no time to be outside on a consistent basis (even for a husky) bcz we had a horrific winter that year. Several animals and hundreds of deer froze to death that year. I caught him in an alley and got him into my car but I was terrified of him. Mind you – I have 7 cats and am generally a cat person. Within a couple months he had bitten every family member ..I live alone but many family members come over frequently. He bit my gentle 80 yr old father .. My 27 year old son. He lunged at a 15 yr old boy jogging too close to us and completely tore his shirt. I knew if I brought him to the humane society he would be put down. (These were serious bites! My son got bit 7 times and had to be stitched .. Bit him down to his muscle in his arm) .. I found a very good man to take him after I had him two weeks (before I understood his aggressive side was so severe) .. Just bcz I’m a cat person and the dog intimidated me so much. The couple I gave him to had a 8 month old baby. After one night they called me at work and said I needed to come get him right away ! He was guarding their baby and he wouldn’t let them pick their baby up ! I began “walking” him only in darkness. 5 am before work-10 at night. Talking to him the whole time. My family was livid with me for keeping him and everyone stopped coming over. If people had lived with me I probably would have given him up but I lived alone at the time. My father quit working on my house which desperately needed work bcz I bought a fixer upper. I tell you that just to let you know how determined I was with this dog. Lol. He has never bothered my cats ! They can eat off the same plate lol. He is affectionate but very independent. Obviously nobody spent a lot of time with this poor dog! He would practically pull me out of my boots when I was trying to give him a walk ! I would go to work and my arm muscles hurt – even my back – from how hard he would pull me! Every day my boss would tell me to get rid of that dog! I would tell them how he was progressing daily – and it really was impressive. He is definitely over all – a one person dog. I was trying to get him to the point that if he saw that I trusted someone – that he would trust them too. It took nearly a year to get him to that point… All the school children were afraid to walk by him – near the fence. Quite frankly he looks like a wolf – with the icy blue Siberian ice and a black gray almost agouti coloring and white. I have never really heard him bark – but he howls and talks to me like crazy LOL. Then one day I was sitting outside with him in the snow and he laid his head on my lap – and I knew we had reached a turning point. He is still food aggressive – I respect the dog – I would never try to Take a ball or bone away from him ! Ever ! And I’m not the kind of person that wants to control the dog so hard that he has no room to be just a dog. I don’t believe in all the Alpha stuff. We have a mutual respect for each other. When I take him for a walk – it’s his time to be out in the world. He doesn’t drag me around like he used to at all. He walks in front of me with very little pull – and I think it’s just because I talk to him and touch him so much while we are walking.. I let him stop and sniff things. I don’t try to control his every move. I don’t let people run up to him quickly. I tell them to approach him slowly and let him sniff their fists..keep their fists lowered. Now all the kids love him – they come over to visit him. I am a foster mother – I have had 13-month-old babies to 16-year-old boys… He is so completely gentle with babies – and he stands sideways by the steps so the baby won’t fall down them. It’s as if he understands that the child is a baby. Right now I have a deaf 3 1/2-year-old boy – and I think that my husky Sasha realizes he is deaf. He tugs on the child’s clothing when I call the child. (He is 80 & 85% deaf in both ears). It has been an amazing transformation over the last almost 2 years that I have had him. I honestly can’t think of anything that I dislike about him. I bought him a playmate six months ago – it is a little female husky . I do feel very sad that no one ever taught Sasha how to play .. I see he feels jealous when I play with my new puppy Shika – she fetches a ball and brings it back to me. I could never get Sasha to do that .. And I’ve really tried ! Sasha is clearly a working dog. He gets jealous when he sees me play with Shika. But I honestly don’t know how to play with Sasha. Recently my 16-year-old Foster Son watched me playing with Shika .. And saw how Sasha was whining.. He said to me I think Sasha really wants to play but just doesn’t know how… And I’m afraid to try to take a ball away from him.. Maybe someday it will happen. Unlike a lot of dogs, Sasha is not the kind of dog to curl up in your bed with you or on the sofa with you – frankly he’s too big to come on the bed lol ! Sasha has taught Shika how to behave – how to go on walks… But Shika has brought out a more affectionate side of Sasha also. She has taught him how it can be between a dog and owner… He sees how she is very warm with me and he has become so affectionate! He likes to sleep right next to the side of my bed and the floor – For the first year that I had him he refused to come in the house for more than 20 – 30 minutes! Even in the worst nights of winter cold I would force him to come in the house – and by two in the morning he would be at his wits’ end .. Wanting to go outside! But now that I have Shika – I think he doesn’t want to miss out on anything – and he sees that she comes in the house the majority of the time and so now he wants to be in the house! To be honest I like the traits of the My huskita (Sasha) more than my husky (Shika). Sasha is very intense and a more serious dog – Shika is just silly.. Playful .. I would compare it to a serious person versus a superficial person LOL!! Shika kinda scares me because she is so lovey with EVERYONE and too cute for words lol she is a wooly husky and I’m always afraid someone’s gonna steal her ! Haha ! Sasha has a “don’t mess with me look!” lol anyways I know this was a very long description .. I hope it helped a little. Time and patience and you will have an amazing dog ! Sasha also is very poised and gorgeous ! He has a regal – dignified look and his posture is so sturdy ! 🙂 good luck !!
You should be the Alpha–hands down–You state so many times “you’re afraid”–Study up on this cross breed. You are leaving yourself vulnerable.
I agree u have to let them know ur the boss I’m not into cruel punishment but all I ever had to do was raise my voice alittle or just smack. A. Piece of paper on my hand and that’s all it took
Sorry but it’s also important that u have the time to show ur animals how much u love them and praise them no matter what type of animal this I find will be the altimate way to make any animal listen and I believe that they will be more respectful and bring out the best in them,i just find that from my own animals and I have dog, cats and birds all living together and looking out for 1 another….. My birds call the cats which come to see that they are alright and the dog watch’s over everyone, time, love and praise…love ur animals like u do ur kids because they are part of ur life too
My daughter just got a two-month old Huskita and I am terrified of all I’ve heard any advice for her so she can make him the best dog anyone would die to have? She has a shihtzu about 6 years old.
Can you please tell me where you got him from. My daughter wants a HUSKITA and i am having the hardest time finding one.
Hi Allyse, where are you located? Nashville?
Allyse, i have an Akita- Husky mix. I’m guessing he’s about 1 1/2 years old. I rescued him from animal control. Had I not taken him, he would have been euthanized the very next day. Twister is a handful! But also very affectionate and loyal.
Hi, we have a huskita, Storm and she is a great dog. We have 2 cavaliers and my daughter wanted a husky. Due to where we live the Huskies tend to try and escape and our garden was not suitable. We picked her up and introduced her to the other dogs. Ever since they have got on very well. She can be a powerful dog, if she sees something you need to hold on! She was for my daughter and she is the boss! The dog listens and obeys her. She walks her and feeds her from being a puppy which has helped massively. She is great with my younger son and we did have a cat which she grew up with. She loves chasing squirrels and she will attack small animals so we cannot walk off lead with her. She is affectionate, always wants fuss and is fun to play with. She will only play bite, which worried us to start with, but she knows how hard is too hard. Overall i would have another tomorrow if i could and they truely are beautiful creatures. People often stop to say hello and ask about her breed and she will happily say hello back.
We rescued a Huskita from a local shelter. They didn’t actually realize it was a Huskita, but he was about 9 months when we rescued him, based on size/teeth (they had no idea how old he really was). It looks like he was rescued from another shelter. Also I believe he was bred for dog fighting as he had a lot of major bites in his chest and neck region (hair was missing). He was very very very resource possessive with horrible guarding behavior. Unfortunately, even though we got past his guarding behaviors he was still too excitable and poorly trained (or not really trained at all) to play or deal with other dogs/people appropriately. We would up getting a Sportdog 420S E-collar for him. Now we can take him with us in the truck on trips, we can let him be a dog off leash. He always comes when called (and/or beeped) and we can let him roam our property (as long as we are in sight of him) and he can be a dog. His behavior changed 360 degrees in about 2 weeks of simple training. (using a plan a behaviorist gave us) He is a very happy dog, but unless you really want to be an alpha leader and trainer 24/7 with a dog, this breed may not be for you. You will definitely be tested over and over and over. I have had a very very stubborn giant husky in the past, and can tell you, these dogs are not german Shepard/rottweilers. They are very very very stubborn, smart beyond belief and very aggressive when they want something. Be warned.
I have also recently adopted my Huskita 2 months ago, she’s so smart but smart for her own good. Roughly about a year and a half, she breaks out of kennels, crates, anything she wants out of she will get out. She acts like a puppy and chews on everything. You can’t lead her without a harness on because she will slip her color, plus even with a harness she just keeps pulling it puts a lot on my plate being a senior in high school and also working a good 30 hours a week. I hate to get rid of her, but she’s pushing her limits. If I tell her bad and smack her butt she does not care, she thinks I’m playing…
I guess she was lucky a friend gave it to her. She’s having more pups but I think these will have a some bull dog in them.
As a former breeder, not a puppy mill just by accident, I can tell u that the father was a Akita and mother was a husky they and there offspring were all smart as a whip, they were the best watch dogs and friendly however don’t try anything against there owners or u would see there wraith, I can tell u that by what u tell me about size u would recognize my breed they were huge gental giants my Zeus was over 150 pounds easy and I had to use a belt for a collar, the mother and father (Zeus and silvercloud) taught there young from the start how to act and the offspring were so well trained by the time they left people we’re asking for more and if we we’re going to have anymore litters they had a very special trait of bloodline that there nose would change colors from pink to blk and besides there size would have a spotted tounge blk dots, would love to find someone in Philadelphia PA that had gotten 1 from us since we longer have the mother,father,brother and sister so if u read this please contact me at email@example.com if u think u have a bloodline 1,getting back they are great with kids and other animals never had a problem but even with cats or birds my bird would ride his back and the cats would sleep with them all in all 1 of the best breeds I have ever had and looking to find 1 again hope that this helps if u have any questions feel free to contact me good luck
P s. Make sure u have alot of chew toys when there young