This is an extremely loyal dog which also forms an incredible bond with its owner. The Pitsky is a cross between an American Pit Bull Terrier and a hybrid Alaskan husky or a purebred Siberian husky. The puppies also have incredibly nice temperaments and good looks. But then a crossbreed is invariably a bundle of surprises so if you bring home this unlikely but lovable combination, here are some facts about the Pitsky.
1. Expect The Unexpected About Its Development
The appearance of this cross-breed is not fixed. They grow to various sizes from 19 to 24 inches tall (around 48 to 61 centimeters) and weigh anything between 30 and 70 pounds (around 13.5 kilograms and 31 kilograms).
The coat can be either long or short. If she goes with the pit-bull gene, she will have a short coat, and if she goes after her husky side, she will have a thick coat.
2. They Are Good Family Dogs
They don’t mind being around children all day long. Affectionate and playful, they can become a bit too enthusiastic. Children should not handle them without supervision. If trained properly, they set aside their unbridled enthusiasm and be calm around them.
3. Pitsky Need Training To Be Obedient.
The Pitsky have to be trained persistently as they come from 2 different breeds that are hard to handle if not trained correctly. But as they are intelligent and always looking for ways to please the master so you can train them by yourself. As they are a fast learner they will immediately pick up. Use only positive reinforcement. At times they have a stubborn steak.
4. Abandon Your Couch For A Pair Of Running Shoes
A Pitsky will force you to be fit. As both their parents are high-energy dogs, they will need at least two long walks a day. They are good companions if you are into running, hiking or jogging.
5. They Are Good At Escaping
This is one trait that they inherit from the husky. It is the ability to get out of any situation. Not just jumping over high fences, they can also dig a tunnel under the fence as both huskies and pit bulls are excellent diggers.
Their loyalty, good temperament, and cuteness make them a great choice as a family dog. Its stubbornness is a minor defect.
These facts about the Pitsky should help you choose this endearing dog as your pet.