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The Australian Shepherd Husky is a mongrel dog, a cross between the breeds of dog Australian Shepherd and Siberian Husky. These active dogs are protective and loyal and have inherited some of the best traits of their two parents. The Australian Shepherd Husky is also called Siberian Aussie. Despite their unfortunate designer breed status, you can find these mixed breed dogs in breed-specific shelters and rescues, so remember to adopt. These pups make ideal companions for those who enjoy hiking and generally enjoying the outdoors. They come from a long line of working dog parents and thrive in the outdoors where they can exert some of their energy. Active people, hikers and naturists, please get to the front of the line if you are considering adopting one of these pups.
Australian Shepherd Huskies are mixed breed dogs. They are not pure breeds like their Australian Shepherd or Siberian Husky parents. The main colours of Australian Shepherd Huskies are black, white, cream brown and tan. They are often a beautiful mixture of any of these colours. They tend to shed quite a lot and are generally not recommended for people with allergies. Australian Shepherd Huskies make excellent pets for homes with older children. They can be very tolerant of children, but like all dogs, they should be supervised around young children. Australian Shepherds have a high energy level. An hour or two a day in the dog park is a good starting point for exercise. They do well outdoors, but need to live indoors. These dogs should not be left alone for long periods of time. An Australian Shepherd Husky that does not get enough exercise and is ignored by his family is likely to express pent-up energy in ways he does not like, such as howling and biting.
The Australian Shepherd-Husky mix dog breed may have existed naturally over the years, but designer breeders began intentionally mixing Australian Shepherds with Siberian Huskies in the late 1990s, probably in North America. Breeders wanted to mix the two parent breeds to create a strong, healthy, active companion dog. They continued to create Australian Shepherd Huskies as the demand for mixed breed puppies increased. Although the Australian Shepherd-Husky mix breed began as a designer breed, some have ended up in shelters or in the care of rescue groups. Consider adoption if you decide this is the dog for you. Check local shelters, look for Australian Shepherd and Husky rescues, or check with specific Australian Shepherd and Siberian Husky rescues, as they sometimes help rehome mixed-breed dogs. Australian Husky Shepherds are recognized by the following clubs:The Dog Registry of AmericaThe International Designer Canine Registry
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