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Pitsky Breed Summary
Energetic, Intelligent, Stubborn, Powerful and Affectionate
Pitsky's are a relatively new hybrid breed and are a cross between an American Pit Bull Terrier and a Husky! Because of the parents breeds personalities, these doggies are often very free-spirited and powerful, which can sometimes be a difficult mix as it can lead to them becoming fairly aggressive without the relevant training. For this reason, they need someone who will be devoted to training them up.
However, they are a very trustworthy and devoted doggies who love nothing more than being around their 'hoomans' to get all the love that they can!
Fun Fact: They get on very well with children!
|Lifespan||12 - 16 years|
|Height (at the withers)||Male 43cm - 56cm, Female 40.5cm - 53 cm|
|Weight||Male 22.5kg - 29.5kg, Female 20.5kg - 27 kg|
|Coat||Coat is Medium in Length and Hair is Straight|
|Colour||Black, Grey, Brown, Red, Cream, Fawn, Blue, Silver, White, Brindle|
|Eye colour||Blue, Hazel, Brown, Amber|
|Common health issues||Hip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Cerebellar Abiotrophy (Ataxia), Patellar Luxation, Entropion, Ectropion, Demodectic Mange, Cataracts, Corneal Dystrophy, Cleft Lip or Palate, Zinc Responsive Dermatosis, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Follicular Dysplasia, Ichthyosis, Lupus Erythematosus, Tetralogy of Fallot, Pannus|
These doggies are known for being extremely energetic. For this reason, they would better suit a family that already leave an active lifestyle, that they can easily slot into. They are also highly intelligent doggies and so long as you fight through their stubbornness, training is normally a relatively easy task. They also get on really well with all types of 'hoomans', including children, as long as they are properly socialised. However their size and strength means they are a very powerful breed who often don't know their own strength, so they may not be best for a family with small children. Both of the parent breeds can sometimes act aggressively towards other doggies and have strong prey drives, so they many not be best for a family that have other small animals or dogs. However, for the right family who have experience with the breed, they make excellent pets.
A relatively new 'designer' cross breed, the Pitsky is thought to have been developed over the last ten or twenty years. They were created as a response to 'hoomans' wanting a dog that was more unique than other breeds, possessing distinctive physical characteristics. The Pitsky is a cross between an American Pitbull and an Alaskan Husky and it's also claimed, although not proved, that cross breeds are hypo-allergenic and prone to fewer health issues. However, as a new breed, pups will vary from litter to litter with very different physical and mental traits. For example, some may look more Pitbull-like in physical appearance, whereas others maybe more energetic, in likeness to their parent, the Alaskan Husky.