Designed by crossing the Chow and Siberian Husky, Chusky is a cute-looking, fluffy dog, characterized by a well-proportioned, lean stature, erect, pointed ears, similar to its parents, the Chow-chow like almond-shaped eyes, and a black nose. It also has long and strong legs, along with a feathered tail which points up and curls up to its back. The Chuskies are gradually gaining popularity owing to their cuddly appearance and gentle disposition.
|Also known as||Chowski|
|Coat||Thick, heavy, soft, dense|
|Colors||Red, Black, White; Cream, Black and Brown; Brown and White;|
|Group (of Breed)||Working Dog|
|Life Span/Expectancy||10 to 13 years|
|Size and Height||Medium; 18 to 23 inches|
|Weight||40 to 65 pounds|
|Behavioral Characteristics||Alert, Intelligent, Loyal, Playful, Energetic|
|Good with Children||Yes, though adult supervision needed at times|
|Good with Pets||Partially that may improve with socialization|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||IDCR, ACHC, DRA|
Though not much is known about the history of origination of this breed, it may have been designed with the intention of creating dogs having an attractive appearance and working skills of their parents.
The Siberian Husky Chow Chow mix has a loving, affectionate nature, sharing a deep bond of love and affection with the members of its family, also remaining calm till the time they get everyone’s attention.
This strong attachment towards its near and dear ones makes it prone to suffer from pangs of separation anxiety when kept away from them for a prolonged period.
Being a perfect entertainer, these dogs are a fun to have around as they would entertain you to the core with their amusing nature and antics.
Though they are no avid barkers, the Chow Siberian Husky mix are extremely protective about their family, a trait inherited from their Chow Chow parent, raising an alert the moment they sense an intruder or anything unfamiliar approaching close to their household.
Just as their parents, the Chusky also gets along well with children, being their perfect playmate, but an adult supervision is necessary especially for the younger kids to prevent any unpleasant situation.
They generally do not share a very good rapport with other dogs which can however be corrected with proper socialization.
Brushing their teeth twice or thrice a week, as well as wiping their eyes and ears on a weekly basis are other hygiene measures that can be taken to ward off infections.
As these dogs are always eager to please their owners, they are mostly obedient, thus making the training process easier. However, the master should be firm and tactful enough to make the training sessions a positive and fruitful experience.
Apart from giving them two and a half to three cups of dry dog food, Chuskies can also be given a fish diet to help retain the oil in their skin. A special liquid diet is needed for those without a middle teeth.