Is a Husky a protective dog

Are Huskies Protective Dogs? Are They Loyal?

If you’re looking into getting a dog for protection and you stumble upon the Husky, you may be wondering if this fierce and wolf-like breed would be the right fit for you. While the Husky may look tough and intimidating, they are really a friendly breed that enjoys curling up with owners and being independent. So, are Huskies protective dogs? Let’s find out!

Huskies are loyal, friendly and family oriented, but not necessarily the most protective breed of dog.

Are Huskies Protective?

Well, they certainly can be, as their reaction depends on the situation. But they are usually not suspicious or aggressive towards people, not giving them the best protection or guard dog qualities. You want a guard dog to be leery, alert and defensive. Huskies tend to be more aloof, friendly and curious which doesn’t make for a great protection dog personality.

The Husky breed is definitely one with a pack mentality. They were bred and used to work together as a team, so it only makes sense. Sometimes Huskies have a tendency towards creating an ‘alpha’ in the home, which should ideally be you, the owner. This only makes sense with the pack behaviors they were bred for.

Some people think that just because of their intimidating appearance, that they would be aggressive or mean. However, it is important to know that just because they resemble the wolf, they are not wolves, nor do they act like a wild and undomesticated animal. They are cuddly and affectionate and enjoy spending time with their family or ‘pack’.

There’s a good reason why you don’t see Huskies on the police force, they just aren’t cut out for the job of attacking and taking commands.

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Cute little husky puppies playing with her dog mom outdoors on a meadow in the garden or park.

Would A Husky Protect His Owner In An Attack?

It entirely depends on the dog, but the majority of Huskies probably wouldn’t protect their owner. In some cases, a not so protective Husky may come to the rescue if they felt like their owner or ‘pack member’ was in danger. Maybe their form of protection or defense comes in the form of warning growls and guarding their owner instead of biting.

As mentioned already, these behaviors and reactions are based entirely on the dog’s individual personality. While some dogs may be quick to fight and defend, others are much more comfortable fleeing the scene.

Are Huskies A Loyal Breed?

Huskies are a very loyal breed, even though they have an independent nature and stubborn personality. These dogs are smart, friendly and loyal through and through. As a veterinary technician, I have seen hundreds of Huskies, some friendlier than others. But there is always an undeniable quality about them, their loyalty towards their owners.

Huskies love their independence almost as much as they love you, as they will talk back all day and give you tons of sass, but they will always be by your side. The older and stronger the bond, the more dedicated your Husky will be to always being with you and making you happy.

Are Huskies Aggressive?

If you’re researching online about whether or not Huskies are protective, you may find some articles about aggression towards other animals or people. I always take these news articles with a grain of salt, as we don’t really know the situation or the dog’s personality. It is not fair for a few dogs of one breed to tarnish the name of the whole lot. The pitbull can attest for how frustrating breed discrimination can be.

Huskies as a whole are not an aggressive breed. With people that is. When it comes to Huskies and interacting with a small cat or other little animal, they may take to chasing or showing aggression. It is in their nature to chase and hunt small animals and they have an unfortunate tendency towards acting on that instinct.

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Watch Siberian Husky on a chain

While knowing that they can be aggressive towards small animals is there, typically they are friendly and non aggressive towards humans. They make great family dogs and do very well with children that are taught proper handling and petting of animals.

Can You Train A Husky To Be Protective?

The big question is, are Huskies protective dogs? It’s not in their DNA but I suppose if you found the right Husky you could train him to be protective. The thing is, Huskies don’t have a lot of the qualities and personality traits that you would look for in a protection or guard dog. You need them to be alert and suspicious, and with protectiveness comes aggression. Huskies are not an aggressive breed by nature.

In order to break their originally friendly and outgoing nature, you would have to do training that is against their base personality and would almost be unfair. Plus, you wouldn’t want to make a normally sweet and friendly breed have unnatural aggressive behaviors. It could lead to some potentially disastrous scenarios.

Husky Behavior Facts

Huskies have a lot of personality, so with that comes plenty of fun and interesting behaviors as well. Many people wondered if Huskies are protective, but there are plenty of other personality traits that this wolf-like breed has. Here are a few behavioral facts about our lovely and beautiful Huskies.

Athletic Diggers

Huskies are a very athletic breed and enjoy lots of activity. They also are very enthusiastic about digging. They love it, can’t get enough of it. Whether it’s dirt, mud or snow that they are digging, they are going to make a giant mess of whatever it is. It is in their nature to run for miles and miles tirelessly, then dig themselves a hole in the snow to snuggle into for warmth and sleep. So, it only makes sense that we still see this behavior with the Husky breed today.

Possessiveness Or Jealousy

Now, Huskies do display a behavior that is commonly mislabeled or misunderstood as aggression, which is possessiveness. This breed is absolutely known for their jealousy and temper tantrums. If one of their favorite people is getting attention from someone else, it is likely you will see them lash out with yelling, pushiness and maybe even teeth if the other pet or person doesn’t leave.

While this can be amusing, it can also lead to some unwanted situations if the other dog decides to push back or your Husky takes it too far. Even though the Husky is not an aggressive breed, sometimes this possessive behavior can be seen as “protectiveness”.

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A woman in a T-shirt and jeans walks a classic color husky dog on a leash in a clearing of grass with other people sitting and relaxing on the grass on a sunny day off

High Prey Drive

This breed is known for its high prey drive. They can’t help but chase and go after small animals and cats, which can be super scary for everyone. However, have no fear, this behavior can easily be trained out of them with some patience and a little work. It may be pertinent to not allow any little creatures out around the dog, or at least have a good escape route or area for the cat to get to when the Husky can’t resist the urge to chase.

In some cases, Huskies have been known to attack and injure or kill other animals. There are steps that can be taken to prevent that, so being aware of this behavior is only the first step.

Talkative

Huskies love to talk. And that’s exactly what it is. No one in their right mind would call it barking. Their unique scream-talk is specifically something I’ve only ever heard from a Husky or malamute. There are some owners, and I agree with them, that their Husky understands them and will respond accordingly, which is a strange and amusing sight to behold. Owners and dogs having verbal arguments? Sounds strange, but is certainly not unusual in a household with a Husky.

Independent Minded

The Husky is a very independent breed that truly enjoys their time to explore and do their own thing. They are often very stubborn and hard to train because of their individual way of thinking and refusal to listen to commands when it’s just not on their agenda for the day.

Their unique and independent way of thinking is one of the biggest reasons why they also don’t make good protection or guard dogs. They would much rather be worrying about themselves than rushing to your rescue or patrolling their property. Huskies also don’t score well on Dr Stanley Coren’s breed intelligence and training capabilities scale. They have a low aptitude for listening to commands.

So, Are Huskies Protective?

While some Husky owners will say that they are, the main consensus is that Huskies are not very protective dogs. They are loving and loyal, but not meant to be guard dogs or used for protection. It is unlikely that they will live up to that job and you will only be disappointed.

So, are Huskies protective? Not so much but they are, however, great with families, wonderful companions and excellent conversationalists. In my book a Husky is the complete package!!

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Rare Pitsky Puppies: The Complete Guide

Rare Pitsky puppies are mixed breed dogs and are a genetic cross between the Siberian Husky and American Pit Bulldog breeds. Pitskies range in size from medium to large and are known for their energetic and loyal disposition. Luckily, this breed has inherited some of the best qualities from both of their parent breeds.

These high-energy dogs fit best with individuals and families that offer a high-paced lifestyle full of activities and adventure. These dogs really are the best of both worlds, so if you have had great experiences with either Siberian Huskies or American Pit Bulls, you are likely to love the personality of a Pitsky.

Pitsky Puppy Size And Health

Pitsky puppies typically grow up to 16 to 25 inches tall and weigh 30 to 80 pounds depending on whether they are female or male and their individual traits. This usual life span of the breed ranges from 12 to 16 years.

Fortunately, this is not a breed with many documented health problems; however, as they have only recently been categorized as their own breed, not many studies have been done to determine which health issues have the greatest potential to affect them throughout their lives.

Pitsky Puppy Cost

Rare Pitsky puppies are considered “on trend” or a “fashion breed” at the moment. While this does not negate their legitimacy as their own dog breed, it does mean that they are in high demand. Unfortunately, when a particular dog breed receives a great deal of attention, the price to make one part of your family is sometimes higher.

Adoption is always ideal, but if you are going to purchase a Pitsky puppy, it is essential to ensure that you work with a reputable and responsible breeder. Pitsky puppies typically cost anywhere between $500 to $2,000 – a wide range, no doubt. Prices depend heavily on each dog’s pedigree and the breeder you choose. Of course, there are always other expenses that come with welcoming a dog into your life.

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Basic vet procedures and check-ups for this breed cost around $485 to $600 each year. These yearly services include flea prevention, shots, wellness visits, and other regular health procedures needed to keep each and every dog happy and healthy. As always, it is important to be critical of breeders and other outlets that sell dogs within this breed for an exceptionally low cost – it may mean that they aren’t true breeds or that the breeder is not as reputable as they should be.

Breeder Selection

When it comes to adding a new furry friend to your family, despite the breed, finding a responsible breeder is absolutely critical. A good breeder will act as a bridge between you and your perfect Pitsky pup.

Meet Your Breeder

Meeting a breeder in person or at their kennel is ideal for getting to know them. Keep an eye on the dogs and the breeder: Are the premises in good condition? Does the breeder appear to have a real love for dogs? Is the food for the dogs adequate? What’s the behavior of the dog when interacting with the breeder or with strangers?

Meet The Parents

Looking at your dog’s parents is the best approach to predict how he will mature. It will offer you an idea of your dog’s temperament, size, and appearance. Reputable breeders will gladly present documentation of health checks such as OFA and CERF certificates. They’ll also go over any common health issues in that breed, so you’ll know what to look out for in the long run.

Breeders Of Rare Pitsky Puppies

One of the best ways to find a Pitsky breeder close to where you live is by searching “Pitsky breeders near me.” This gives you the opportunity to check out their facilities without having to travel too far.

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For those who can’t find a breeder close to home, there are many options to purchase or adopt Pitskies online. However, it is highly recommended that you painstakingly research any online breeder. Ensuring that you are not contributing to a puppy mill is essential. As you browse through online breeders, it is crucial to remain critical of all the information you collect.

It is also highly recommended that you try to, at the very least, make a visit to the breeder before making a selection. Especially with mixed breeds like Pitsky puppies, seeing the parents, other pups, and the facilities in which they are born and raised can offer a wealth of information regarding the quality and legitimacy of the breeder.

Nutritional Needs

Because the Pitsky is a robust, athletic breed, their food should reflect this. These medium to large dogs require a lot of high quality food. Pitskies thrive on high-quality dry dog food that is tailored to their specific needs.

This suggests the kibble should be designed for large, energetic dogs and appropriate for your dog’s age. Puppies, adults, and senior dogs all require different types of food. As a result, as your dog becomes older, it’s always a good idea to adjust their food properly. Even though these dogs will require a lot of food due to their size, you should not overfeed them.

Because free-feeding Pitskies might become obese, it’s important to keep to the manufacturer’s instructions. Two and a half to three cups of premium kibble usually suffices for a dog of their size. To avoid bloating, divide their regular food intake into two separate meals.

Pitsky Training

When your puppy is about 6-7 weeks old, you should begin obedience training. Only use positive reinforcement when teaching your dog to obey your orders. Dogs within this breed learn quickly, and you’ll notice progress as early as the first few weeks.

However, because these dogs have strong personalities, be consistent and strict, as she may want to become the boss, or pack leader, of your home. Your Pitsky, no matter what disposition they have inherited, need constant training from a young age.

Because both parent breeds can be difficult to handle if they aren’t properly trained, you’ll need to teach your dog both obedience and housebreaking. Luckily, these dogs are highly intelligent and often prefer to contribute to the harmony within their home.

Pitsky Adaptability

When it comes to space, these dogs are not adaptive. These dogs will struggle to adapt to living in a tight space like a small apartment. While some acclimate well to apartment living, it is important to remember that these dogs are highly energetic and require plenty of activity – which is not always available to city and apartment dwellers.

 Pitskies, on the other hand, are better than their parent breeds regarding their adaptability to climate. Other concerns regarding how dogs of this breed adapt to different lifestyles include their sensitivity level, whether they are a good choice for new dog owners, and how they tolerate being alone.

Unfortunately, their adaptability is low, considering their tolerance to being alone and how well they are handled by new pet parents. Luckily, Pitskies possess a fantastic level of sensitivity and respond well to their family’s cues. 

Grooming Needs

For the most part, Pitskies do not require much, if any, special grooming services. A Pitsky needs all of the basic grooming supplies that most dogs require. Brushing, bathing, tooth brushing, and nail cutting are all examples of this. They shed and need minor upkeep every two weeks or so. Extra coat grooming is also recommended if you’re allergic to dog dander.

The amount of shedding produced by a Pitsky is determined by which parent they inherit their coat from. American Pit Bulls are recognized by their short, coarse fur coat. While this does not completely eliminate shedding, it is much more manageable than the coat of a Husky.

On the other hand, Huskies are known for their thick coats that shed heavily. This breed actually possesses two coats to help them regular temperature and provide protection from the sun. Their op coats include rough long, and thick fur, while their undercoat helps to protect them from rain and colder weather.

Health Issues

Because Pitskies are such a novel breed, forecasting health patterns in them can be difficult, as it is with any hybrid. We know to be wary of the following conditions by researching their parents:

  1. Hypothyroidism
  2. Hip dysplasia

Thyroid hormone deficiency can cause havoc in the body, slowing metabolism and exposing a dog to persistent illnesses. Some owners may mistake the disease for normal age or lethargy. Large dogs are more likely to suffer hip dysplasia, a disorder in which the hips do not form properly during development, resulting in lifelong mobility difficulties.

Dogs typically begin to display signs between the ages of six and twelve months, such as an imbalanced gait or a reluctance to exercise for long periods of time. While neither of these ailments has been studied in Pitskies, their genetics propose a possible predisposition.

Rare Pitsky Puppies: Final Thoughts

If you have a large backyard, a strong desire to stay active, and plenty of time to devote to a new dog, then this may be the perfect dog breed for you! Rare Pitsky puppies make great companions and family dogs, especially for those who enjoy a great adventure from time to time. With a little dedication and know-how about this interesting mixed breed, welcoming a new Pitsky puppy into your home will be a breeze!

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What Is An Australian Labradoodle?

If you’ve been looking for a doodle dog breed and stumble across the Australian Labradoodle, you may wonder, what is an Australian Labradoodle? What makes them different from the other Labradoodles? Look no further, I have the answers you are looking for regarding how the Australian Labradoodle is different from the others, grooming tips and more! Keep reading to find out this interesting mixed breeds history and their overall personalities.

So, What Is An Australian Labradoodle?

Well, this adorable and energetic mixed breed is not exactly a Labradoodle, but is very similar. This unique hybrid shares a very close genetic link to the original breed but has English or American Cocker Spaniel mixed in as well. Typically, there is also Curly Coated Retriever and Irish Water Spaniel genetics involved too.

Because of this integration with the Cocker Spaniel and other breeds, the Australian Labradoodle tends to be smaller than the average standard Labradoodle.

This mixed breed is full of fun and is intelligent and ready to work. The Australian Labradoodle does require some maintenance with grooming and can be a handful when they haven’t had their exercise for the day. They are very amenable to training and make excellent service dogs. Afterall, that is what they were originally thought of and bred for!

The story of this breed is the same as the original Labradoodle. They were created by Wally Conran in the hopes of bringing a breed that is easy to train and sheds less than the average dog, making them great service companions for people with pet allergies! The idea was a great one and out of his original batch of 31 Australian Labradoodles, he had 29 that became successful service dogs. Impressive, right?

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Australian Labradoodle Vs Labradoodle

Both the Australian Labradoodle and the Labradoodle are mixed breed dogs. Neither of them are recognized by any Kennel Club as a pure breed yet. Australia has been working to make their Labradoodle considered a pure breed but they have not yet accomplished this. However, they have achieved some breed standards.

What is the difference between the Australian Labradoodle and the Labradoodle then?

  • The Australian Labradoodle is mixed with the Poodle, Labrador Retriever, Curly Coated Retriever, Irish Water Spaniel and the American or English Cocker Spaniel. These are the only approved 6 parent breeds that can be used to make an Australian Labradoodle.
  • The Labradoodle is mixed with a Poodle and a Labrador only.

Some breeding circuits of Australian Labradoodles claim that if the dog is a fifth generation, meaning that their parents, grandparents and so on were also Labradoodles, then they could be considered Australian Labradoodle. They are trying to call this a “pure breed”, but it stirs controversy among some doodle communities.

A lot of Labradoodle enthusiasts are truly pushing for kennel clubs to recognize them as purebred dogs.

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Australian Labradoodle’s Size And Appearance

Because of this breeds mixed parental background, sometimes their looks and size can be a little unpredictable. In most breeding situations, there are three different options as far as size, miniature, medium and large (standard). Many people looking to purchase or adopt an Australian Labradoodle are often pleased by their options in size and overall appearance.

Here is about how big all three sizes can get:

  • Miniature: 13 – 16 inches tall, and weigh around 15 – 30 lbs
  • Medium: 17 – 21 inches tall, and weigh around 30 – 50 lbs
  • Large (standard): 21 – 24 inches tall, and weigh around 45 – 80+ lbs

Most small apartments or homes will be suitable for the medium or mini Aussie Labradoodles. Also, most of the time the females will be smaller than the males. While this is pretty standard, it is not always the case. I always suggest seeing the parents in order to get an idea of how big your doodle may be when full grown.

Many Australian Labradoodles look pretty similar with varying degrees of coat texture and color. As puppies, they almost take on a stuffed animal appearance that makes most people squeal with excitement. This mixed breed typically has a medium to stocky build, with a square black or brown nose. They have sweet, round, brown eyes that can sometimes range from a hazel color to almost yellow.

How Will My Australian Labradoodle Be When Full Grown?

Many people wonder how the temperament of the Australian Labradoodle will be once they are adults. A lot of the time it is a pleasant one! This mixed breed is an easy pleaser, as they often want to make their owners happy and spend time with family. They make excellent pets for households with children as they are non-aggressive, playful and get along well with lots of other animals.

This breed is not shy and they are often one that doesn’t take long to warm up to a stranger. They are loyal, easy to train and devoted to their jobs and their owners, making them fabulous service, guide or therapy dogs.

Their tendency towards activity and training also makes them excellent working dogs who have a blast doing tricks and performing agility as well!

How Much Grooming Does An Australian Labradoodle Require?

What is an Australian Labradoodle and how much grooming do they need? Well, they do actually require a fair amount of grooming and routine hair appointments. It is important to understand that before coming to this breed, as caring for their coat and regular appointments with a groomer is an added responsibility and expense.

There are two different types of coats that Australian Labradoodles can have:

  • Fleece Coat: This type of coat texture should be soft and fleecy. There are two kinds of fleece coats as well, wavy fleece and curly fleece.
  • Wool Coat: As you can imagine, this coat type is much curlier and has a distinct wool-like density and feel to it.

Both of these hair coats are allergy friendly. Please know that there is no such thing as a “hypoallergenic dog”. It is about whether or not they shed often and typically if someone has an allergy to animals, it is a reaction they have to the pet’s saliva and urine proteins that are on the hair. Because of the poodle genetics, the doodle breeds tend to shed less often than the average dog, making them more ideal for those with pet allergies.

Besides scheduling regular grooming appointments, daily to weekly brushings should be a part of a routine for your Aussie Labradoodle. Oh, and make sure that your groomer is plucking their ears! Keeping the forest of hair out of their ear canals will help prevent or minimize ear infections.

What Coat Colors Do Australian Labradoodles Come In?

Because of their mixed breeding lineage, there can be several coat colors and other variations available when it comes to Australian Labradoodles. They are often seen in black, red, caramel, white, apricot or parti (multiple colors).

If there is a specific color you are looking for it shouldn’t be too difficult to find! Australian Labradoodles have no shortage or variety when it comes to their coat colors and appearance!

How Much Does An Australian Labradoodle Cost?

While this answer may be a little subjective to the area that you live in and how much these trendy pups are going for at the moment, there is some consistency with the average cost.

Please try to do your research when looking into purchasing an Australian Labradoodle from a breeder. There are many great breeders out there, but there are even more breeders who don’t care or adhere to breed standards. Not to mention, you wouldn’t want to accidentally support someone who runs a puppy mill or is not a responsible breeder.

You can also look into different Labradoodle rescue organizations. There are always going to be people out there that run specific rescues for specific breeds. Doing some quick google searching should lead you in the right direction. Especially if you are not wanting to spend thousands of dollars and don’t want to go through the puppy stages of raising a dog.

So, how much does an Australian Labradoodle cost? Usually somewhere between $2700 – $4200 dollars. The cost variation depends a lot on the dog’s parental lineage. If you are purchasing from someone who does more responsible breeding and they run more tests and have a health guarantee with the litter and parents then you will certainly pay more for your puppy.

What Is An Australian Labradoodle? Are They Worth The Money?

Even though this may still be considered a mixed breed, they are an excellent one. Their lack of excessive inbreeding and design for quality instead of quantity is one that makes this adorable and energetic dog a desirable one!

So what is an Australian Labradoodle, you ask? Well, they are an easy to train, sweet tempered family dog that has taken the world by storm!

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Full Grown Teacup Pomsky: What to Know Before Adopting One

Have you ever considered adopting a full grown teacup Pomsky? How much do you really know about this mysterious, adorable little guy? Who wouldn’t cherish that tiny Siberian Husky/ Pomeranian hybrid?

How Big is a Full Grown Teacup Pomsky?

Your fully grown adult probably won’t weigh more than 3-8 pounds (1.4-3.6kg) and stand at a maximum height of 10 inches. The size and weight will ultimately depend on traits inherited from the parents and neither are guaranteed at birth, but a Pomsky wouldn’t be a teacup if it was too large.

Variations of a Teacup Pomsky

Variations, or Generations, of a mixed breed are used to help determine the genetic traits of the offspring. For example, let’s say you wanted a dog with more Siberian Husky-like traits. You would mate a mixed breed with a pure-bred Siberian Husky to get 75% Husky pups!

Pomeranian

Pomeranians are Spitz-type dogs, named after a region in Poland, Germany called Pomerania. These dogs are thought to have descended from German Spitz dogs. Pomeranians were once much larger than they are today and used for working tasks like pulling sleds and protecting livestock!

Siberian Husky

Siberian Huskies are descended from hardy working dogs bred by the Chuckie peoples of Western Russia. These dogs can tolerate extremely low temperatures while maintaining enough endurance to work all day long!

Siberian Huskies replaced the larger Alaskan Malamutes as the favorite for long distance sled racing during the early 1900s. They first came to America during the Alaskan gold rush of the late 1800s.

F1 Variant

This is a first-generation mixed breed. The mother is a purebred Siberian Husky, and the father is a purebred Pomeranian. The mother always needs to be the larger dog to prevent fatal birth complications!

First generations generally have a 50% chance of inheriting the father’s genetic traits, and a 50% chance for the mothers.

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F2 Variant

Both parents are F1 mixed breeds. An F2’s grandfather would be a purebred Pomeranian, and a grandmother would be a purebred Siberian Husky.

F3 Variant

Both parents would either need to be an F2 variant, or one would need to be an F2 while the other is an F4 or F5.

As far as F4 and F5, further generations continue like this.

F1b Variant

The ‘B’ here stands for backcross. A purebred Husky or Pomeranian is mated with an F1 T.P. This is done to give a certain combination of traits! You could end up with 75% Siberian Husky/ 25% Pomeranian puppies, or the other way around.

The mother still always needs to be the larger dog for her safety during pregnancy!

F1X Variant

A Teacup Pomsky is mated with either a German Spitz or American Eskimo to produce puppies with a new set of traits! These can be physical characteristics or personality traits, just like the others.

How to Select a Teacup Pomsky Breeder

Mixed “designer” breeds like this are exploding in popularity! With increased popularity will come amateur breeders who aren’t experienced and don’t really know what they are doing, but want a chance to make an easy buck.

Price of Teacup Pomskies

These amateurs will often skip steps and cut corners an experienced professional wouldn’t. They might not even know these steps are necessary! You won’t have the same health guarantees you would with a professional.

So, how do you select a professional Teacup Pomsky breeder who won’t cut corners?

  • Research your breeder online.
  • Ask your veterinarian for possible references.
  • If American, ensure the breeder is registered with a large breeding organization like the AKC.
  • Never purchase a puppy you haven’t met first. Never purchase over the internet. Avoid breeders who sell over the internet.
  • Meet your breeder in person. Your breeder should gladly introduce you to one parent (both if available), allowing you to inspect the kennel and dog living area.
  • Your breeder should be knowledgeable and confident, easily able to answer your questions!
  • Write down your questions ahead of time.
  • Avoid any commercial “puppy mill” type situations that churn out high volumes of animals.
  • The breeder should be familiar with socialization and unwilling to adopt puppies out prior to 8 weeks of age.
  • Your breeder should be able to provide parent genetic testing paperwork, ensuring hereditary disorders aren’t present.
  • A good breeder should be able to provide all vaccination and registration paperwork.

Teacup Pomsky Lifespan

These dogs normally enjoy a healthy lifespan of between 10 and 15 years!

This is assuming you’ve purchased your pet from a reputable, experienced breeder, and not an amateur simply trying to make money by cutting corners. You aren’t always guaranteed anything if you purchase from an inexperienced breeder.

Designer breeds like this are becoming more and more popular among enthusiasts, and with that more backyard breeders are trying to make a buck. Make sure you purchase your pet from a reliable breeder to avoid undesirable health problems that may limit lifespan!

Price of Teacup Pomsky

If you live in the United States of America, you’ll probably pay anywhere between 1,000 to 7,000 USD for a puppy or full grown Teacup Pomsky! These dogs certainly aren’t cheap. Why are you spending so much, anyway?

Credible Breeder

Much of this cost will be associated with the breeder you purchase from. You are paying for quality! You’re paying for medical and health assurances, knowing your pup was born from healthy parents that were tested for any hereditary disorders.

This also means you can be assured your pup won’t suffer any hereditary disorders common to either parent breed. Thousands, perhaps millions of dog parents worldwide consider their pet as part of their family and would gladly spend a few thousand initially to ensure that family member won’t ever have to suffer!

You are also paying for increased demand. Your credible breeder isn’t a puppy mill and might only produce a few litters a year! Those dogs will probably go to their new home almost immediately after their 8-week birthday. In fact, it’s likely you’ll find yourself on a lengthy waitlist.

You’re paying for medical history and registry paperwork guarantees. You’re also paying for a breeder with the advanced experience and knowledge required to avoid problems others have experienced in the past.

This isn’t any different than any other aspect of human professions. The best will cost more.

Teacup Pomsky Adoption

The Shelter Puppy

It is highly unlikely you’ll find a healthy mixed breed at a shelter because demand for these dogs is so high, but it is always possible. If you are lucky enough to find one, he will probably go home with you for somewhere between 250-350 USD.

This cost will help cover shelter operations, dog food, employee wages, medical care, etc. You should never have to spend more at an animal shelter simply because the homeless dog is a popular breed.

Temperament

These little mixes are very friendly and love to be around family! Your little one will be a joy to have around.

Socialization is very important because your little fellow could become overprotective or feel the need for aggression towards people or animals he hasn’t met before. Make sure you begin socializing with your dog as a puppy! Encourage friendly interactions.

Your little one may show great watchdog qualities and bark often if you don’t take steps to halt the behavior!

Siberian Huskies can be known to threaten smaller animals if their exercise needs aren’t met, but there really won’t be many animals out there smaller than your small breed mix.

As with all small to toy breeds, you want to be cautious with human children younger than 6. Children don’t always understand boundaries, and these dogs are easily injured.

Full Grown Teacup Pomsky Training

When it comes to small breeds, these guys are one of the more intelligent ones out there! They are very playful and love to please their owners, both important aspects of dog training. With the right trainer, they should catch on to new tasks quickly!

Regardless of the breed’s intelligence, dog training is nearly always more about the human handler and the approach they use. A more experienced dog owner willing to spend time researching new training principles is going to have a much easier time.

Socialization is one of the more important training aspects for these guys! Many small breeds suffer from aggression because owners never bother to socialize with other people or animals when they are young.

Socialization can begin as soon as you take your pup home, but your best window would be between weeks 12-16. Be wary of outdoor animals until your full grown teacup Pomsky pup is fully vaccinated!

Cost of Black Labradoodles

Black Labradoodle | Origin, Cost, Care & Training Tips

What do you know about the infamous Black Labradoodle? Do you care for one at home, or are you considering adopting one? What mysteries does this unique breed hold?

Black Labradoodle: Are They Rare?

When it comes to Labradoodle coat color, black is less common than golden but still relatively common. You can’t really consider it rare! The answer here is no, this coloring isn’t rare.

Black is thought of as a recessive trait, meaning the dominant golden trait would express itself if the dog carried alleles for both colors. Both parents would usually (not always) need to be a dark color.

When it comes to rarity, parti or merle coloring would be far more difficult or costly to find! At the same time, breeders risk health defects if not careful when they select for unnatural coloring. A dog with two copies of the merle color gene, for example, can suffer from more health issues.

Red is probably the rarest of the colorings!

Black Labradoodle

How Much is a Black Labradoodle?

If you’re American, you might pay anywhere from $500 to $1,000 or more for these guys! This is assuming you’re going to a specific breeder.

On the one hand, designer mixed breeds like this are growing in popularity and might cost more than the average purebred dog. Then the price will depend upon the credibility of the breeder. Finally, you have supply and demand.

Black is a common color for both Labs and Poodles, so it would be a common color for this mixed breed also.

Credible breeders will genetically test their dams and sires prior to breeding, to ensure no hereditary disorders are passed on. This both costs money and narrows the possible breeding population, decreasing potential supply.

Then credible breeders won’t breed close relatives together, further narrowing potential candidates.

Shelter Adoption

If you’re lucky enough to find a Labradoodle in an American shelter or rescue, you shouldn’t pay more than a 250-350 USD adoption fee. This fee helps cover health care, feeding, shelter operation costs, etc.

Ethical shelters should never charge more simply because the stray dog breed in their care is popular.

Labradoodle taking a walk

Do Black Labradoodles Shed?

The answer here is yes and no. Most of them probably won’t shed much dander because these dogs are usually bred to be hypoallergenic. You shouldn’t have much trouble finding a non-shedding pup if you are serious about looking for one!

This all has to do with inherited traits. Let us explain!

Standard Poodles are single-coated and don’t shed much. Their hair won’t constantly fall out or be continuously replaced like a heavy shedding breed.

Labrador Retrievers are about the exact opposite! They will shed quite a bit all year round.

So, let’s say you have an F1 generation black Labradoodle. This means one parent was purebred Lab and the other purebred Poodle.

Your pup’s coat will ultimately depend on which traits were inherited from the mother, and which from the father. Your puppy will be “Hair coated” if dominant traits were inherited from the Labrador parent and will shed more than other coat types.

Most breeders will select for non-shedding coats because this mixed breed is popular for being hypoallergenic, so chances are your puppy won’t shed much.

Finally, all dogs will shed some degree of dander! Even hairless breeds, like the Chinese Crested, will shed skin cells. The term “hypo-allergenic” simply means your dog is less likely to cause an allergic reaction, not that he absolutely won’t.

Full Grown Black Labradoodles

The fully grown, adult Standard Poodle will probably weigh between 40-70 lbs. (18-32 kg). On average, males will weigh more than females.

A fully grown, adult Labrador Retriever will probably weigh between 55-80 lbs. (25-36 kg), though some healthy Labradors might weigh beyond 100 lbs!

Your fully grown mix will probably weigh between 40-80 lbs. with males likely weighing more than females. There is no set weight standard because this is a mixed breed and isn’t accepted by most major breed registries.

History

Sometimes called a designer breed, this is one of the very first mixed breeds purposefully developed for desired traits. It combined traits from a Labrador Retriever parent and a Standard Poodle parent.

As you’ll read below, this breed was first developed for work as a low-shedding guide dog!

The “Black” title simply refers to coloring. Not all Labradoodles need to be black.

Labrador Retriever History

Though he is the most popular dog breed in America today, the Labrador Retriever owes his ancestry to a small fishing village near Labrador, Canada!

Once known as the “St. John’s Water Dogs”, they were bred to work long hours, assisting Canadian fishermen among the turbulent waters of the Labrador Sea.

Labrador Retrievers are highly intelligent and very sociable! They tend to love swimming and retrieving almost as much as they love their humans.

Standard Poodle History

Poodles were originally bred for water retrieval work. Their title Poodle comes from the German words “pudel” or “pudelin,” meaning “to splash in water”! Poodles also originated in Germany, not France as many believe.

These guys would retrieve ducks, waterfowl, and other game for their handlers. They absolutely loved the work!

Poodles are high-energy dogs and extremely active! These guys will need a lot of attention to remain happy. Poodles make fantastic family dogs because they are so sociable. They are also thought to be the second most intelligent dog breed in the world!

Origin

Where in the world did this guy come from? Most designer mixes today are created out of convenience, the breeder thought the mix would be a popular idea or wanted to combine unique traits. This guy is different!

An Australian man named Wally was breeding Labrador guide dogs over a half-century ago. Labrador Retrievers were the obvious choice for this type of work even then! The highly intelligent, well-natured Labrador made an obvious choice for this extremely demanding work.

One day, a visually impaired Hawaiian woman approached the Royal Guide Dog Association of Australia. Of course, she was looking for a guide dog! There was one catch though, and it was a big one.

This woman’s husband was allergic to animal dander, and Labradors shed- a lot! What was Wally going to do? His client couldn’t live with a Labrador in her household.

Since Poodles were known to be hypoallergenic, Wally tried to breed the perfect Poodle guide dog for his Hawaiian client. Though highly intelligent, none of his Poodles presented the right kind of temperament for the extremely demanding work.

Wally decided to crossbreed a Labrador and a Poodle. Thus, the Labradoodle was born! Wally probably didn’t foresee the massive impact this first designer breed would have on the pet care world!

Grooming and General Care

Brushing will depend on your Labradoodle’s coat and whether he sheds much. Hypoallergenic dogs might need a brush every 4-6 weeks, while frequent shedders may need to be brushed at least once a week, if not twice.

You don’t want to bathe your pup more than 1-2 times every 4-6 weeks if possible. Bathing strips oils from the skin, and excessively frequent bathing can cause dry skin.

Training & Exercise

Both the Labrador & the Poodle are considered two of the most intelligent dog breeds on Earth! These breeds are also highly driven and very eager to please, two very important traits when it comes to dog training.

As far as capabilities, your mixed breed should catch on to new tasks and behaviors very quickly! This mix would be easier to train than most other purebred dogs.

There is still a catch!

Imagine teaching a classroom of extremely bright autistic children. A regular elementary school teacher is used to teaching children without autism and might struggle. It might even seem impossible!

Now, take a teacher that specializes in autistic children. This teacher is very experienced in this area and is able to accomplish much more! She understands her children are extraordinarily bright, but she needs to use the correct approach to get through to them.

Dog training is much more about the human handler and the approach they use. The most intelligent, trainable animal in the world would struggle with a poor handler. At the same time, nearly any dog alive today can become a world-class champion with the right kind of dog trainer!

Don’t assume you don’t have to do your research and devote time learning just because your dog is smart. You’ll still need to use the correct approach to get through to your dog!

Black Labradoodle Exercise Requirements

Both purebred parent breeds are very energetic. Your mixed pet is probably going to grow into a high-energy dog and will need plenty of exercises!

We’re talking preferably two walks a day, totaling at least an hour. Your mix will need to run and play outdoors. He’ll probably excel with retrieval tasks, and love to swim! “Fetch” will be a great came to teach your pup.

Enrichment activities, like mentally stimulating games (tracking, treat-puzzle games, hide & seek, etc.) and socialization activities (trip to the dog park, play dates with other dogs, puppy obedience classes, etc.) are all wonderful for your Black Labradoodle!