Chusky Breed Summary
Independent, Hard-Working, Loyal and Affectionate
These dogs can be medium to large in size, which is why their weight can vary drastically from 18 to nearly 30 kg! They are a cross between a Chow Chow and a Siberian Husky and are fairly high maintenance due to the fact they shed their coats quite heavily.
In terms of their personality, they can sometimes be fairly stubborn and demanding, therefore they need to be owned by someone who has experience and knowledge of the breed already, as opposed to a first-time owner.
Fun Fact: They tend to get on well with other smaller pets!
|Lifespan||10 - 12 years|
|Height (at the withers)||Males and Females 46cm - 58cm|
|Weight||Males and Females 18kg - 29.5kg|
|Coat||Coat is Medium in Length. It is Dense and Straight|
|Colour||Red, Brown, White, Cream, Pied|
|Eye colour||Blue, Hazel, Brown|
|Common health issues||Hip Dysplasia, Entropion, Cataracts, Missing Teeth|
|Other Names||Chowski, Husky Chow, Chow-husky|
The Chusky's parents possess traits that make them fairly hard to handle and potentially very difficult for a first-time dog owner. For example, the Siberian Husky's are well-known for being extremely hard-working and loud, whereas the Chow Chows are known for being stubborn and difficult to handle. Combined, their pups can be fairly problematic! Although these personality traits can be toned down through extensive training, they are more suited to owners experienced dealing with difficult and larger dogs.
A relatively new 'designer' crossbreed, the Chusky is thought to have been developed over the past ten years. They were created as a response to 'hoomans' wanting a dog that was more unique than other breeds, possessing distinctive physical characteristics. The Chusky is a cross between a Chow Chow and a Siberian Husky and it's also claimed, although not proved, that crossbreeds 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 Chow Chow like in physical appearance, whereas others may be more energetic, in likeness to their parent, the Siberian Husky.