What do you call a Husky and German Shepherd mix?

There is no formal name for a Siberian Husky and German Shepherd mix; they are technically a mixed-breed or crossbreed, although, some people refer to them as a Gerberian Shepsky, Siberian Shepherd, or Husky Shepherd.

Are these good dogs?

I love all dogs. There are likely no responsible breeders intentionally pairing these dogs up. Shepherds should meet very strict guidelines before reproducing. I’ll answer this two ways:

  1. I know GSD studs with over $100,000.00 of training and showing into them before achieving Kkl1 (breeding status), and no, their owners are not going to intentionally breed them with a random female, let alone a completely different breed involved.
  2. Any dog with great human parents can be an amazing. If you are looking for a mix like this I would scour the web for unfortunate accidental breedings or keep an eye on local rescues.

If you are considering a mix like this you need to completely wrap your head around the amount of exercise the dog will need. If you are fat and hoping to get into shape this is not the dog for you. If you already walk around 35 miles each week and can provide an indoor home for this type of dog, then maybe getting a GSD/Husky mix is actually an option for you. If you are not a satisfactory parent, don’t even bother looking at the puppy pictures, because they are gorgeous.

What does a Siberian Husky and German Shepherd crossbreed look like?

Some people call these hybrids. The Husky side or Shepherd side can be more genetically dominant, creating a wide variety of looks. Here are some pictures we found of this mixed breed. They are pretty..

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  1. We have a 9 week old German Shepherd Husky mix, Kal-El (Kal). He’s wonderful, smart, and active. I’m having issues with him biting my pants leg every time I get up and walk around my house. I give a firm no, and “drop it” when he won’t let go, and redirect with a chew toy. He seems to think it’s a game. I’m sure it’s something I’m doing. I’ll figure out the best training technique eventually! 😏

  2. I got a four month old GSD/Husky cross pup from a couple who realized that he was going to be an active little booger. Some of our friends think I’m nuts for taking on what is going to be such an active dog. My family and I like being out and about as much as weather and health permits though, if someone tuckers out before he does, we’ll just tag out XD He came to us mostly house broken and pretty well crate trained though the previous owner said he can collapse a folding crate (then again he’s only in there at bed time) we have yet to see this. Well mannered for a pup his age. You tell him ‘no’ and most of the time he’ll turn his attention to a toy or ask for a belly rub. Quick learn, he’s being a treat to teach.

  3. My Gerberian/Shepsky is 3 and half years old. He is smart and active. I walk 1 to 3 miles a day with him. Morning outings and evening. Since we live in Phx, AZ the afternoon outings can be missed in the summer. He was born here so he is tolerating the heat rather well. Intelligence?? Well when we first got him I thought he was a genius. He picked up things rather quickly and learned some things on his own. He has NOT been hard to train… except for the reliable recall which I did not train properly in the beginning. Didn’t use the long line. I am using it now and even though he over 3 years old he is learning… and responding. He did not inherit the Husky trait of running away, in fact, he runs home. Has happened twice because of other dogs. He is NOT aggressive. Will run first. The dog in the picture above looks just opposite of my Dakotah. He has a Husky head and a GSD body. My Dakotah has a GSD head and a Husky body. Sable coat.

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