The Huskypoo or Huskydoodle is yet another popular Doodle crossbreed. Crossing Huskies with Poodles of various sizes gives us variants in the Huskypoo size as well.
Husky dogs, also known as Siberian Huskies, are a medium to large-sized breed, known for originating in Siberia. With their dense undercoat, they are able to withstand very cold temperatures.
However, in more temperate climates, Huskies don’t need their thick insulating fur and will “blow” or shed their coats. The introduction of a Poodle into the cross has a good chance of the Huskydoodle inheriting the hypoallergenic and curly coat from the poodle parent which makes this cross quite desirable for those who have allergies to dog hair.
These adorable dogs can also be of various Huskypoo sizes, based on the size of the Poodle parent, Husky blue eyes, and the distinctive mask that they are known for. Many of the Huskypoos will have colored eyes and part of the mask marking which gives them the appearance of “eyebrows.”
Depending upon the genetics of the dogs, the Huskypoo can be brown, black, or white. They may even have some apricot or buff color taken from their Poodle bloodline. You may get a puppy that looks just like a smaller version of a Husky, with a Poodle coat. Or, you may get an apricot Huskypoo with blue eyes and a masked face marking.
Huskydoodle sizes depend upon the size of the Poodle parent in the breeding. Purebred Siberian Huskies are medium to large dogs. As such, breeders often use a Poodle stud to avoid harm to dogs who would have trouble whelping large puppies.
Here, we’ll start with the smallest of the Huskydoodle sizes.
Teacup Huskypoo / Huskydoodle
Not to be confused with miniature or teacup Huskies that are bred down to a smaller size with breeds like Eskimo dogs or Pomeranians, teacup Huskiedoodles are the product of a purebred Husky and a Teacup Poodle.
Based on the size of the Poodle parent in this crossbreed Huskydoodle, they will grow to be nine to eleven inches tall and between six to eight pounds full-grown.
There isn’t a breed standard for these designer dogs. So ,there’s always a chance that the teacup Huskydoodle may be larger than expected depending upon how much they take from the Husky parent. With a Teacup Huskypoo, you’re bound to get an adorable, active, and energetic little puppy.
Teacup Huskypoos will have a sturdy build and hopefully the low shedding qualities of a Poodle. You have a great chance of getting a blue-eyed darling that is bound to be your pride and joy. Teacup Huskydoodles are as entertaining as they are cute. They are trainable and capable of learning obedience and tricks in spite of their diminutive size.
Toy Huskypoo / Huskydoodle
The toy Huskydoodles are as described, bred from Husky and toy Poodle parents. The size of a toy Poodle is around 10 inches and toy Poodles weigh in at around six to nine pounds. This cross of a toy Poodle with a Siberian Husky will be slightly larger, but still in the “Toy” category. Your Huskypoo can be 10-14 inches tall and weigh 10-15 pounds.
There is no breed standard for these designer dogs, so your Huskydoodle may end up being either larger or smaller than these measurements, but these are the average toy Huskypoo sizes. Toy Huskydoodles are exactly lap-sized no matter where they fall into these statistics, and your toy Huskypoo will fit nicely into your home and family.
Toy Huskydoodles are often found with the double Husky coat, with the underlayer being the curly and dense Poodle fur. This gives the Huskypoo an adorable shaggy appearance that makes them a joy to look at, and if they inherit the mask or eyebrows of the Husky and/or the blue eyes, you’ve got a cute little, lively dog.
This isn’t always the case, however, and you may end up with a Huskydoodle that is the curly Poodle type instead. These dogs are low-shedding and often hypoallergenic. When crossing the two breeds, the puppies may end up greatly favoring one parent or the other, or, they may be a sublime mix of the two. Each toy Huskypoo pup is individual and delightful on its own.
Mini Huskypoo / Huskydoodle
The Mini Huskypoo is the product of the Husky and miniature Poodle. The miniature Poodle breed standard for size is 9-15 inches in height and 15-17 pounds in weight. Your mini Huskydoodle should be right in this ballpark for height and weight.
The determination of your Huskypoo’s size may be larger or smaller, depending upon how much they take from the Husky pedigree, but will still be well within the “Miniature” category. Factors like care and feeding, and at what age they are spayed or neutered can also affect their resulting size and weight.
In spite of being classed as miniature-sized dogs, miniature Huskypoos actually tend toward being more medium-sized dogs. While not as large as a Moyen or Standard Poodle, the miniature Poodles carry a lot of the same characteristics, which are then handed down to the Huskydoodle in terms of size and conformation.
Huskypoos are generally stockier dogs with a heavier bone structure than their Poodle parent. They may also retain some of the long-legged build of the Poodle.
Huskies love to run and are famous as sled and harness dogs, and Poodles are known for being athletic, strong swimmers and retrievers. Miniature Huskydoodles are bound to be energetic, fun-loving, and active dogs that require a good deal of exercise for mind and body. A tired dog is a happy dog, and no matter your Huskypoo’s size, you should be prepared for a playful dog.
Medium Huskypoo / Huskydoodle
The medium Huskypoo is a cross between a medium or “Moyen” Poodle and a Husky. The Moyen Poodle is between 9-19 inches tall and 7-23 pounds. They are lean and athletic dogs, with clean lines and long legs.
Medium Huskypoos will be on average heavier in build, and perhaps a bit taller than the Poodle’s breed standard. The Huskypoo size can take more from either parent, so they can be shaggy and solid, or curly and slight. The Huskydoodle often gets the very best of both breeds and you end up with a shaggy blue-eyed dog that is the perfect cross of the Poodle and Husky with a solid body and energy to spare.
The medium Huskydoodle’s size makes them a desirable dog for the active and outdoorsy dog owner. This is a hearty and athletic dog that will enjoy an active home. Take your medium Huskydoodle running with you, hiking, biking, or swimming, and he will be a well-adjusted dog.
For medium Huskydoodle owners less inclined to do these activities, their dogs will need plenty of mental and physical stimulation, lots of walks, and playtime to keep them fit and mentally well-adjusted. If you’re not prepared to provide this kind of exercise for your Huskypoo, you may want to consider one of the smaller versions of this designer dog.
Due to the medium Huskypoo’s size, he thrives best in a home with a yard for exercise and an owner who will interact with him regularly to keep him fit.
Standard Huskypoo / Huskydoodle
The largest of the Poodle breeds, the standard Poodle, is a perfect match for the Husky in creating a standard Huskypoo. The full-grown standard Huskypoo size is around 21-25 inches tall and they weigh up to 60 pounds or more. This is definitely a large dog with all the needs and requirements of a large breed dog.
Large dogs require careful feeding and have greater exercise requirements. Standard Huskydoodles are a great choice for an active family dog. They enjoy hiking, running, and swimming. They’ll happily have you become a part of their pack and dedicate themselves to being your companion, partner in activities, and protector.
The standard Huskypoo is not an apartment dweller. He’s too energetic and active to be confined in a tiny space. He’s not a good choice for people who work full-time away from home unless he’s got a big secure yard to play in while his owner is at work, and can have plenty of physical and mental exercise to keep him from developing bad habits like digging or escaping.
The standard Huskypoo’s size makes him a bit of a challenge to keep confined. He can jump or climb and is known as an escape artist. If you plan to own a standard Huskypoo, you must commit to obedience training, leash skills, and a secure environment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Depending on the dog’s parents, a Huskypoo can get up to 60 pounds.
The life expectancy of a Huskypoo is 10 to 13 years.
Like their parents, Huskypoos need plenty of physical and mental exercise.
Conclusion for “What is a Huskypoo?”
The Huskypoo or Huskydoodle is a type of Doodle crossbreed that combines Huskies with Poodles of various sizes. Depending on genetics, a Huskypoo can be brown, black, or white.
You can learn more about other dog breeds by checking out these guides:
- What is a Golden Whoodle? (2023)
- What Is a Reverse Brindle Dog? (2023)
- What is a Reverse Sheepadoodle? (2023)
You can see the Huskypoo in action by watching this video down below:
Garrett loves animals and is a huge advocate for all Doodle dog breeds. He owns his own Goldendoodle named Kona. In addition, he volunteers at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley, where he fosters dogs and helps animals. Garrett enjoys writing about Doodles and believes that dogs can teach humans more about how to live than humans can teach a dog.
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