The origin of the Chusky remains unknown but is one among the designer breeds that have recently gained popularity. Two of the oldest breeds, the Chow Chow regarded as the wolf dog or bear dog crossed with the Russian Siberian Husky sled dog, and what do you get? A fun, loving, affectionate fluffy puppy that matures into an alert and respectable, potentially huge dog.
Chuskies arrive in a myriad of colors, from Black, Black and Brown, Light Brown, Golden, Brown and White, White , Cream, with combinations such as black with some light red markings, or reddish gold color with a hint of white and cream. Fish-based food rich in omega-3s is best incorporated in the Chusky diet given their long, dense and thick coat.
The paws of a Chusky look somehow like a cat’s much like Chow Chow’s lionesque look, who are known for their feline aloofness. Therefore, he can be a bit suspicious of strangers, yet quite loyal and tend to be super protective of his family. They are smart and can be stubborn, wherein this quality of having a mind of their own comes from the Siberian Husky.
This is why the Chusky is recommended to be a pet only for experienced dog owners, for these dogs can prove to be difficult and very challenging to train. He can be good with children but would require socialization with other pets, so obedience training is advisable. Your pet should receive proper guidance at the earliest possible age and best not to be left alone to minimize separation anxiety.
Though generally laid-back dogs, your Chusky would require daily exercise of at least an hour a day, with both physical activities and mentally stimulating games. People with a highly active lifestyle will find this effortless and enjoyable. The more time for exercise you allot, the happier you and your pooch will be.
Chusky dogs are ideally groomed every 2-3 weeks, for they are heavy shredders who will get you on your feet vacuuming regularly. Thorough brushing will help minimize it and keep their coat nice and neat. In any case the season gets too warm, their coat must then be trimmed short.
They are not suited for hot climates for they cannot tolerate heat well, so they must be kept cool at all times. Some have a condition where some middle teeth along the sides of the mouth are missing, which entails careful consideration of dietary choices.
This non-sporting working breed is recognized by the DRA or Dog Registry of America, Inc as well as the American Canine Hybrid Club.
Size: Large Breed, Average Height 18-23 inches, Average Weight 40-65 pounds
Lifespan: 10 – 12 years
Temperament: Energetic and fairly active, playful, intelligent, loving, affectionate, good with children, good watchdog ability