Pitsky

Pitsky

INTRODUCTION

The Pitsky is a mixed breed dog – a cross between the American Pit Bull Terrier and Siberian Husky dog breeds. Varying in size from medium to large, energetic and loyal, these puppies inherited some of the best qualities of their two parents, Pitskies are given no other names – perhaps because Hutbull does not have the same ring – only Pitsky or Husky/Pit mix or Pit/Husky mix. Despite their unfortunate status as a designer breed, you can find these mixed-breed dogs in shelters and rescues. So remember to adopt. These high-energy dogs need a fast-paced lifestyle. They are not recommended for novice parents. Pitskies are demanding and high maintenance. If you like Siberian Huskies and American Pit Bull Terriers and have experience with both, then this mixed breed may be a perfect choice for you.

HIGHLIGHTS

The Pitsky is a mixed breed dog. They are not pure breeds like their parents American Pit Bull Terrier or Siberian Husky, no two Pitskies are alike, and they can vary quite a bit in size. Pitskies are usually white, black, brown, brown, grey, brindle and any combination or variation of these colours. Most Pitskies are very loyal to their families and are friendly to children. Most Pitskies are very loyal to their families and friendly to children. Some may have a natural tendency to be apprehensive or rough with other pets, but early training and socialisation can help overcome these tendencies. Most need two hours of activity a day. They make excellent training and racing companions.

HISTORY

The Pitsky dog breed may have existed naturally over the years, but designer breeders began intentionally mixing American Pit Bull Terriers and Siberian Huskies in the late 1990s. Breeders wanted to mix the two parent breeds to minimise the health problems inherent in purebreds. Breeders wanted to mix the two breeds to minimise the health problems inherent in purebreds and continued to breed Pitskies as the demand for mixed breed companion puppies increased. If you decide this is the breed for you, consider adoption. Check local shelters, look for Pitsky rescues or consult breed-specific Husky and Pit Bull rescues, as they sometimes take in mixed-breed dogs and find homes for them.The Dog Registry of America recognises the Pitsky as an official breed.

Breed Characteristics:
Adaptability:
2/5
All Around Friendliness:
5/5
Health And Grooming Needs:
3/5
Trainability:
4/5
Physical Needs:
5/5
Vital Stats:
Dog Breed Group: Mixed Breed Dogs
Height: 16 to 25 inches
Weight: 30 to 80 pounds
Life Span: 12 to 16 years

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