By Macy Gen Veterinary AssistantMacy Gen Last updated: 18th October 2022



Macy Gen Veterinary Assistant Macy Gen
Last updated: 18th October 2022

The Pitsky— a Pitbull-Siberian/ Alaskan Husky mix is a designer breed, being medium or large. Cute looking and adorable with a compact, sturdily built, their marked features include a broad head, long, black muzzle, almond-shaped eyes, erect or droopy ears like the Siberian Husky or Pitbull respectively as well as a long, curled tail. Loyal, friendly and affectionate, the Pitsky makes for a fantastic house pet.

Pitsky Pictures

Quick Information

CoatLong (like the Husky) or short, furry and dense (similar to the Pitbull)
ColorAny color, preferably darker shades like  black, red, brown, blue, silver, fawn, brindle
Lifespan/ Life Expectancy12 to 15 years
Height20 to 25 inches
Weight30 to 80 pounds
Litter sizeUnknown
Temperament Intelligent, affectionate, loyal, energetic
Good with childrenYes
Climate Compatibility Adapts to all climatic conditions and can live in warm temperatures
BarkingFluctuates from occasional to frequent (mostly lets out a howling sound)
Shedding (Does it shed)Moderate to high
Competitive Registration Qualification/ InformationDRA

Video of the Puppies of a Husky Mixed with Pitbull

Temperament and Personality

A Siberian Husky mixed with Pitbull takes after the high energy levels from its parents. Good-natured and affectionate, they are child-friendly and also perfect companions, always craving for attention. They detest being left alone for long-spans and could display destructive behavior in such cases.

In fact just like both its parents, the Husky-Pitbull mix are generally not wary of strangers, behaving with everyone in a cordial and friendly way, not alerting or alarming you about the presence of an intruder, thus lacking watchdog abilities. However, having said this, it has a loyal and protective instinct, similar to its parents, going out of its way to shield you if it senses that you are in some danger.

Your Pitsky is enthusiastic, often tending to jump upon people to display its affection or even during playtime. This is one of the reasons why you should supervise your kid’s interaction with them, mainly if they are too young.

Likely to inherit the Pit Bull’s aggressive nature, it might not share a comfortable rapport with other canines, particularly of the same sex. The Siberian Husky’s prey drive may also be present in the Pitsky, causing it to chase cats as well as other smaller animals that are on the move.



Owing to their high energy and activity levels, the Husky Pitbull mix require plenty of exercise for a healthy physical and mental development. They are more suited for homes having a large yard or garden rather than small apartments. Try allotting about 2 hours in a day for their physical activity that may include a long walk, jog, or even hiking. Having the Siberian Husky as one of its parent, who are renowned for their escaping skill either by leaping off the fence or digging its way through the ground, take caution to leash your Pitsky well while taking it out on a walk. You should also dog proof your fence well and even add chicken wires with sharp edges at your fence’s base to prevent it from digging and escaping.


Its grooming needs vary by the coat that it has. A long husky-like coat would call for daily brushing while the shorter Pit Bull-kind coat would suffice with a weekly combing. Comb your Siberian Husky Pitbull Mix with a brush having short bristles to keep the coat soft and silky. Bathe it only when needed and also make it a routine to clean its ears as well as eyes, trim its nails and brush its teeth on a weekly basis to maintain overall hygiene.

Health Problems

Though a relatively healthy breed, the Pitbull and Husky mix might suffer from the problems its parents are afflicted with, the common ones being hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, heart ailments, eye problems and allergies.


Intelligent as its Pitbull and Husky parent, the Pitsky could be a little dominant and stubborn to like them, needing a firm taskmaster.

  • Socialize your Pitsky by taking it to dog parks and letting it interact with different canines since its puppyhood so that it may learn to coexist with them peacefully. Making them interact with people as well as taking them to new and exciting places would also help in minimizing their urge to escape if any.
  • Crate training the Pitsky puppies would benefit in keeping their separation anxiety in check. Acquaint them with the crate initially for a short span and gradually increase the duration. Keep their toys and belongings inside to make them feel comfortable. However, do spend quality time instead of leaving your Pitsky all by itself for the entire day, lest it might be disinterested towards its home and want to escape.
  • To eliminate its habit of jumping upon people in excitement, command training is a mandate. If he learns to follow a “Stop” or a “No” command, your dog could perhaps refrain from jumping on hearing your firm voice. You should also need to act firmly to make it realize that its approach is unacceptable. In fact, whenever your dog jumps on you the moment you reach home, do not ask it to get away, but try ignoring it. If it continues doing so walk away from it, in pursuit of getting your attention it would follow you. The moment it has its feet on the ground, change your behavior and pat or cuddle it. If you keep repeating the same thing, your dog would realize that to get your love he should not jump the moment you come, but behave desirably.


Good quality dry dog food combined with a nutritious homemade diet is essential to keep your dog energized and healthy.

4 responses to “Pitsky”

  1. Kerry Dick says:

    You were dead on in all your information!! I recently became a owner of this over intelligent breed. Having trained numerous breeds I must say. IF TRAINED with love and prase and tone of voice this dog is quick to learn . In the wrong handlers training, one who trains in fear should be Leary. A dog can only be as smart as it owner trains it!! Repetitious ongoing training. By 12 Weeks my puppy walk on a leash for the first time without hesitation.. Was staked out on a 25-foot chain without a problem, only during potty breaks he is a house dog, shakes hands lays down and will not touch his food or water till told okay. Puts his head in his own collar when held. Comes in from outside goes straight to his kennel cage. He then knows he gets a treat and play time. He weighs approximately 35 lb and still has milk teeth.I suggest buying him plenty of chew toys as treats when he’s in travel with you. at my age I was never going to get another dog and I’m so thankful that I have. I’m training him to be my service dog. Did I mention he also brings in the mail.

  2. Lathasia says:

    Need help with training, especially going outside for her to use the bathroom outside

  3. rk says:

    i love this dog.

  4. Karen Scott says:

    You do a pretty good job of covering the dangers of the pit part of this mix, but you miss a big problem. One of the good points of pits, when they are sweet, is that they don’t hunt and they don’t roam. Huskies and husky mixes love to huntand roam. Put that together with their willfulness and the shoulder muscles of a pit and you will have a dog you can’t control. Huskies are great if you have a rabbit problem, but not if your neighbors have pet rabbits, chickens, cats, sheep… and don’t think they won’t go after deer, either.

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