Husky inu or Shiba Husky dog: characteristics, photos and videos

Husky inu or Shiba Husky: find out what this animal is like, its physical characteristics, character, behavior, etc. If you find the Husky beautiful and you are a...

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If you find the Husky beautiful and you're a Shiba Inu fanatic, can you imagine what a breed of dog that has their characteristics could look like? Wouldn't it be beautiful? However, we in no way encourage you to cross these dog breeds in order to obtain and create a new breed standard. This breed sheet on the Husky Inu aims to inform you about the characteristics of this crossbreed dog and the care it requires if you have adopted one and want to learn more about it.

Having clarified this point, a Husky Inu is a strong and robust dog whose physical abilities amaze us more and more. Like his parents, this dog is able to withstand very harsh environmental conditions and stands out for his unfailing audacity. Stay with PlanèteAnimal on this breed sheet dealing with the Husky Inu in order to learn and discover all the main characteristics of this magnificent dog!


  • Europe

Physical Characteristics

  • End
  • Muscular
  • Proportional


  • Average


  • 35-45

Adult Weight

  • 10-25

Life expectancy

  • 12-14

Recommended physical activity

  • High


  • Strong
  • Society
  • Smart
  • Active
  • Dominant

Ideal for

  • House


  • Harness

Recommended climate

  • Cold

Hair type

  • Medium
  • Smooth

Origin of the Husky Inu or Shiba Husky

The Husky Inu or Shiba Husky is a crossbreed that was born from the crossing of a purebred specimen of Siberian Husky with a purebred specimen of Shiba Inu. This cross is also called the Siberian Shiba, the Shusky or the Inu Husky mix.

The Huskies are dogs of Russian origin, famous for being the main characters of many expeditions launched in Alaska in the last century, as for the Shiba Inu, it is a Japanese dog that makes us think of a red fox . Although we do not know the exact moment and place of appearance of this cross breed, we know that these specimens are unique because of their incredible intelligence and their impressive beauty, but that is not all, because, physically, they are extremely sturdy and powerful.

Characteristics of the Husky Inu or Shiba Husky

The Shiba Husky looks like a light-eyed fox. With an average size ranging between 38 and 50 cm, they are medium-sized dogs whose weight varies between 11 and 22 kilos. Normally, females are slightly smaller and lighter than males, but the difference that exists between the two sexes is not really pronounced. Nevertheless, the predominant genetic load will determine the size and many other characteristic aspects of this dog.The average life expectancy of these dogs is between 11 and 13 years.

The Husky Inu has a well-proportioned body with highly developed musculature. Its head is triangular, its muzzle is similar to that of foxes or wolves, it also resembles two animals for their straight and triangular ears. Their eyes, with a lively and intelligent gaze, are generally clear, celestial blue, but they can also be amber or brown in color. It is also relatively common to see specimens affected with heterochromia.

Colors of the Husky Inu or Shiba Husky

Of all the possible colors for the Husky Inu's fur, the most common and accepted are: black, red, gray, brown or fawn. White specimens are not usual, but they can also arise from this color. Thus, the fur is normally compact, similar to that of the Shiba while it presents the texture and length of the hair of the Husky.

The Husky Inu or Shiba Husky puppy

The Husky Inu, like its parents, is the worried and resolute type as well as independent and curious. That's why we recommend that you start their education when they are very young, because if you don't follow specific training steps, they could end up developing behavioral problems.

As with all hybrid breeds, it is difficult to predict the character of the puppy.

Characteristic of the Husky Inu or Shiba Husky

The character of the Husky Inu fundamentally depends on the predominant genetics. If he looks more like the Husky, he will generally be more attentive and very cuddly, while if he looks more like the Shiba Inu, he is more than likely to be more independent. Therefore, the Husky Inu will be more or less dependent and affectionate depending on his genetic heritage, however he is considered to be a dog who can manage and does not need constant attention from his guardians.

In this paragraph we will talk about the character of the Husky Inu. It is important to start by saying that a high percentage of these dogs have a dominant character, especially with other animals, but which can manifest itself with certain people. This can often degenerate into aggressive behavior on the part of the Husky Inu. This is why adopting a Shiba Husky is not recommended for inexperienced people, because it is a dog that needs attention and experience to learn to live with the world around it.

However, you should not think that the Husky Inu is an aggressive or dangerous dog, because it is quite the opposite! They are affectionate dogs that form strong bonds with their guardians. You just need to have some experience in canine training in order to properly train your Shiba Husky.

Caring for a Husky Inu

Given the characteristics of the Husky Inu, they need attention to keep their fur in good condition.You will need to brush it daily to prevent hairballs from forming. This care is particularly important during the moulting period which occurs with each change of season. As for the bath, with one every two months, it will be more than enough.

On the other hand, the Husky Inu is a very active dog who loves to play sports, which is why you have to make him play sports every day. But, in addition, this breed of dog needs a balanced diet to its characteristics, because its diet must cover all its nutritional needs. To do this, you must give him quality food that will provide him with enough protein.

Another thing to consider is mental stimulation. Whether it is an independent specimen or one that sticks to you a little more, you are dealing with a dog that needs to be stimulated in every way. For this reason, it will have to be walked several times a day while allowing it to run freely, the Husky Inu must have a good environmental enrichment at home so that it can stimulate itself mentally and physically.

Education of the Husky Inu or Shiba Husky

As we said, the Husky Inu is not an appropriate breed for people who don't have much experience with dogs. The education of the Shiba Husky requires large doses of patience and consistency to obtain good results. In addition, it is recommended to set up educational sessions under the cover of playful sessions in order to manage to maintain the attention of your dog. If you follow these tips, you will get very good results with your Husky Inu.

The aspects that usually require more attention in this crossbreed dog are those related to possessiveness and overprotection, since, if not properly educated, they can develop aggressive behaviors. Another of the most important aspects to take into account, and very related to the two previous ones, is the socialization of the animal. This socialization is crucial for the husky inu to properly relate to people and other animals, establishing he althy relationships with them.

To train all this, it is absolutely necessary to use respectful training techniques with the animal, carrying out exercises based on positive reinforcement, always avoiding punishment of any type. These so-called techniques based on negative reinforcement generate anxiety, stress and fear in the dog and they can be triggers for an aggressive attitude.

He alth of the Husky Inu or Shiba Husky

What happens by crossing two pure breeds is that the offspring have more resilient he alth and they are less affected by congenital diseases. This is exactly the case of the Husky Inu, this dog has a he alth much more robust than that of its parents. But that doesn't mean the Shiba Husky is immune to disease.

One of the diseases that can affect the Husky Inu is hip dysplasia, a condition that affects the mobility of the hip joints, which can affect one or both hips at the same time.It is necessary to carry out follow-ups and X-rays to ensure that this condition does not degenerate into serious mobility problems. Also, x-rays can help you detect other common ailments in this crossbreed dog, such as patella luxation which affects the knee joints.

Finally, the Husky Inu can suffer from certain eye problems, such as glaucoma which affects the intraocular pressure by increasing it, which seriously damages this organ. Do not worry because with a good veterinary follow-up this condition is manageable.

Where to adopt a Husky Inu or Shiba Husky?

If you want to adopt a Husky Inu, it is absolutely necessary that you take into account the particular characteristics of this crossbreed dog which make it in no way suitable for people without experience. This is why you must make sure you have the knowledge necessary for his education.

As for the adoption of a Husky Inu, we recommend that you get closer to the shelters and associations closest to your home. Even if it is a difficult cross to find, you never know! in addition, many dogs are waiting to be welcomed by a family who will love them, who knows, maybe you will fall in friendship with another dog!

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