By Avatar photoShiloh Nevada Last updated: 18th October 2022



Avatar photo Shiloh Nevada
Last updated: 18th October 2022

The Huskita is a large size cross, parented by the Siberian Husky and the Akita. They have a very stout, stature, with sturdy legs and a curly, bushy tail. The head and the jaws are strong, while the muzzle is short, ending in a round black nose. They are moderate to highly active dogs characterized by almond-shaped eyes, and large, widely set, erect ears, known to be very loyal to their families.

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Quick Information

Also known asAkita Husky Mix
Coat CharacteristicsDense, harsh, rough, water-repellent
Coat ColorsBlack, White, Brown, Gray, Red
TypeCompanion Dog, Hunting Dog, Watchdog
Group (of Breed)Crossbreed
Life Span/Expectancy11-15 years
Height (Size)Large; 22-26 inches (full grown male and female)
Weight70-120 pounds (adults)
Personality TraitsAffectionate, detached, playful, alert, loyal
Good with ChildrenYes
Good for First-time OwnersNo
BarkingAverage to rare
Competitive Registration/ Qualification InformationDRA

Video: Akita Husky Mix Puppies

Temperament and Behavior

The Huskitas inherit the hunting instincts from its Siberian husky parent along with the protective nature from the Akita. It is highly energetic, playful, but also an affectionate animal that is alert, ready to protect its household, by all means, thus emerging as an excellent watchdog. They are ideal for people living alone since they make good companions.

Besides being loyal to their family, they are also good with children and other pets. However, huskitas do best when it has only one fellow pet. They are territorial and can turn aggressive at times.

In general, this breed is not aggressive to strangers, but if the Akita gene rules them, they might not always be able to welcome guests in a calm mind. The Husky Akita mixes are somewhat detached and aloof , having an independent side, also considering their strength alongside, they might not be good for first-time owners.



They need vigorous exercise schedules every day for at least a couple of hours or three. Go out for long jogs or brisk walks. Let your dog play in the yard or with you in the dog park (but of course leashed).


They shed minimal, though, but their coat is dense. Use a brush to comb its hair 3-4 times a week, to sweep out dead hairs. You can also use dry dog shampoo to assure cleanliness. Bathe them only when necessary.

Health Problems

Because of their large size, they might develop certain issues related to bones, the most common of which is dysplasia of the hips. Inherited ailments like proneness to obesity, bloating, eye problems, SA, hypothyroidism should also be considered.


  • Train your Huskita to socialize itself right from the puppy days to keep its wariness towards strangers at bay. Keep inviting people, like your friends or relatives to visit your house from time to time. Not a handful of same faces, but different people, who are complete strangers to your pup. Let your dog sit in the same room where the ‘stranger’ is. Let it accept the situation, and learn to believe that the person who was a ‘stranger’ to it, is dear to you, whom it must respect.
  • Teaching your puppy the ‘follow-me’ command is essential to induce a sense of obedience to it. Ask it to follow your footsteps every time, no matter indoor or outdoor. Obedience classes also sound good.
  • To keep a check on your Huskitas destructive habits and prey drive instincts, that is common with most large dogs, keep it busy with a lot of fun or exciting activities.


As a large dog, they need 4 to 5 cups of dry dog food every day, divided into two balanced meals.

Interesting Facts

  • In January 2016, a 9-week old Huskita puppy named ‘Creed’ was stolen from a family in Wallasey, and its owners appealed to all people through Facebook to help them find it. After the post had gone almost viral, the pup was spotted being carried by a man but was never found even after police interference.
  • A blue eyed, white huskita named Casper became famous through Instagram.

17 responses to “Huskita”

  1. Mark D Benjamin says:

    well finally I think I just c confirmed that my bby boy Marty is a Siberian Huskita!!!! YEA YEA YEA !!!!!

  2. Angel Riley says:

    Hello everyone. I just adopted a 9 week huskita two days ago. He is a male.
    I have a 10 year old bull massive. They seam to be getting along with a few times my older dog head butted him

    I also have 2 cats and 5 kids.
    The youngest being 2.

    We have a huge back yard and he will be very loved.
    I am having a problem with people sending me messages from “friends” that I am putting my kids and other pets in danger. Do you guys have advice?
    Is he not a going to be a good family dog?

  3. james pocock says:

    I have a friendly huskita called koba ,I was dealing drugs when I social ized him and he turned out very friendly,too friendly really.

  4. Erica Eubanks says:

    I am wanting a huskita puppy but can’t find any

  5. Jaz says:

    My brother in law is wanting a Huskita puppy but they also want a German Sheppard does anyone have any advice?? I want to get them both but not sure if the Huskita will be friendly towards another dog they also have two small children in the house one 7 the other one is 1 years old

    • Taylor says:

      We have a 8 year old german shepherd and I brought home my huskita puppy and they get along great. They’re best friends! Both incredible breeds… if I could go back I would’ve gotten two puppies at once.

  6. Debbie says:

    I just recently adopted a Husky/Akita mix. He’s a great dog when we’re home but likes to destroy things when we leave. Any recommendations? He had his bed and plenty of toys but chews everything else. We tried to crate him and he is a hudini dog who got pit of the crate. Many suggestions are welcome. Thanks.

  7. Kenny Summers says:

    I have a 5 yr old Akita Husky male named Laska. We live very rural. Excellent breed. Strong, only barks when threatened, nose like a bloodhound, great temperament, very obedient, one of the best dogs I’ve owned.

  8. Sadea Bryant says:

    Hi! I’m looking for a Huskita. I’m in Ohio and I’m willing to travel.

  9. Jim Agle says:

    We are a one dog family and have a 5 year old female Huskita named Kiata. Until this dog we have always had a pair of huskies, all females. All of our dogs have been great but this one is special and has bonded closely with us and several friends and family. She “talks” a great deal, was easily trained and has yet to have an “accident” in the house (other than when she once had a viral infection). We know each dog is different but our experience with this one leads us to highly recommend the breed to anyone with experience with energetic, agressive, protective and highly loyal dogs.

  10. Steph says:

    I have a 10 week old huskita and I am struggling with food. What should I be feeding her and how many times a day?

    • Sergey Uhanov (Certified Veterinarian) admin says:

      Hi Steph,
      You may talk to a vet for specific recommendations regarding a high-quality puppy food. Since puppies have high nutritional needs, your Huskita pup should be given a food with the right proportion of calcium, protein, and calories. You may feed her ½ a cup of puppy food 3-4 times a day because smaller meals will be easily digested and her energy levels will not peak and fall with frequent meals.

  11. Cindy Lint says:

    I have rescued what I was told were Husky mixes . One I believe is a Akita Husky mix. I was wanting you opinion, It is a male. He was neutered, He was rescued from Kansas. He is very standoffish, carries things in his mouth. Dislikes most people other than us. he has the tail.. he is bulky,

  12. Anna says:

    Huskita is one of my best Akita mixes. I love both breeds Akita and Siberian Husky and this mix combine both..

  13. Lesley Smith says:

    I had a beautiful Akita named Aki, she was loyal and very protective. This mixed breed is b beautiful.

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