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Did You Know? 17 Incredible Labsky Facts

Labsky facts about the husky lab mix dog breed with parent breeds being Husky and Labrador Retriever
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The labsky is the cross breed between two of the world’s favorite dog pets, the Siberian husky and the Labrador retriever. Husky lab mix dogs are also called Huskador, Siberian Retriever, or Labsky.  Husky mix dogs are known for their intelligence, curious nature and loving temperament. Labrador husky dog breeds are perfect for a family with kids in an urban set up, too. Crossbreeding was done about two decades back, and it happened in the United States. Labsky dogs have the best of both parents, like the resilience and intelligence of a husky and loyal and affectionate nature of a Labrador. They were bred as companion dogs. Husky mix dogs are known as loyal pets and are excellent with children. Husky lab mix dogs are easy to train, active, agile, and fun companions for younger kids too. Labrador husky dog breeds are alert, caring, and always ready for some fun. Obedience training with simple dog training methods and enough exercise will help significantly with the mental stimulation of these dogs as well as with improving the life expectancy. Some disadvantages of having a labsky are that labsky dogs shed a lot, they are super active and require daily exercise and physical activities to manage various health concerns.

Husky lab mix dogs may be difficult to train if they inherit more of the husky nature than the lab one, as huskies are known to be independent and require a more disciplined approach. These high energy dogs are smarter than average pet dog and enjoy themselves with interactive dog toys. The husky lab mix dogs grow to be medium to large with a super active streak.

Here are some of the most important aspects about these popular family pets mixed breed dogs. Afterwards, do check our other articles on these Labrador retriever facts and Siberian husky facts.

Labsky

Fact File

What do they prey on?

Small animals and birds

What do they eat?

Omnivores

Average litter size?

6-8 puppies

How much do they weigh?

40-60 lb (18.1-27.2 kg)

How long are they?

N/A

How tall are they?

20-28 in (50.8-71.1 cm)


What do they look like?

A cross between Siberian husky and Labrador retriever

Skin Type

Double coat of black, yellow, brown color

What are their main threats?

Health problems like hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, weight gain

What is their conservation status?

Least Concern

Where you'll find them

Plains

Locations

US, Europe, Asia, Australia

Kingdom

Animalia

Class

Mammalia

Scientific Name

Cani lupus familiaris

Family

Canidae

Genus

Canis

Labsky Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a labsky?

Labsky is a designer dog or a mixed breed, whose parents are the Siberian husky and the Labrador retriever. Husky mix dogs were crossbred in the 1990s as companion dogs. It is slowly gaining popularity as a therapy dog too.

What class of animal does a labsky belong to?

The labsky belongs to the mammal class as this dog gives birth to a younger one. The labsky is one of the hybrid dogs which was designed as a companion dog. These easy to train dogs were crossbred in the United States of America, and its parents are Siberian husky and the Labrador retriever.

How many labsky are there in the world?

It may be difficult to tell the exact number of labsky dogs in the world. The labsky is a popular dog breed among dog owners and we all know that a labrador is the number one pet dog for a long time now. Both labsky's parent breeds, Siberian huskies and labrador retrievers, are present in adequate numbers across the world, so the survival of this family dog breed is of no concern at present.

Where does a labsky live?

The labsky is a mixed breed and was designed to be a house pet for companionship. Labsky dogs are comfortable in an apartment or a house with a yard. Due to its high need for physical activity, It would be advisable to keep them in a large apartment or a home with a closed yard, as they can wander off. They are excellent pets with children too and they both can have fun together if the dog is trained well.

What is a labsky's habitat?

The lab husky mix breed dog has adapted well to urban settings.  However, they can adapt to a rural set up too. We must be careful not to take them to extreme conditions as that might not suit them. They can fare better in extreme cold as both their parents come from sub arctic regions.

Who do labsky live with?

The labsky is a friendly dog and can adjust well with people, especially young children and other pets too. They are super active fun loving agile dogs who love being around people if trained well during the younger days. Long walks, simple training methods, and regular exercise should be provided from a young age to this medium sized dog breed that is good with children despite a heightened prey drive.

How long does a labsky live?

The labsky’s lifespan is 10-12 years. These good family dogs love going for a walk or having physical playtime with their owners. It loves to go on a hike or be your exercise buddy. All of this, with lots of attention and love, is given, the dog will thrive and live a healthy and long life. Make sure you feed them a healthy and nutritious well portioned diet, without overfeeding as the dog tends to get obese. These mixed breed type dogs may also get anxious or aggressive if left alone for an extended period of time which affects their overall health as well.

How do they reproduce?

The labsky is a mixed breed between a labrador retriever and a Siberian Husky. The same original breed could be mated to get an offspring of labsky, or you can mate a male and female labsky to get husky puppies. And the female dog should be in its heat cycle as the reproduction cycle starts when the male dog mounts the female dog from the rear. After a firm connection, the dogs will stay in this position for 5-30 minutes. The pregnancy period for the female dog would be for 58-68 days and she will give birth to  6-8 puppies.

What is their conservation status?

The labsky may not have a conservation status as it was bred as a companion dog for humans. It is a designer dog with a Siberian husky and Labrador retriever as its parents. It was first bred in the 1990s in the United States.

Labsky Fun Facts

What do labsky look like?

It would be difficult to predict the appearance of a husky pup before it is born, as it could look like one of its parents or a mix of both. We won't be able to tell who it looks like, more or less as it is growing up too. It would be a rarity to find a pup who looks 50-50 like its parents. It would always be more or less. These friendly dogs are medium to large with triangular ears. Their eye color ranges from light blue to dark blue or brown or amber. They have powerful jaws, with a prominent nose but an overall expressive smiling face. The labsky has a silky double coat with colors like black, white, brown, yellow, grey, or red. The labsky is a beautiful breed with a dashing personality.

*Please note that this is an image of a labrador retriever, not a labsky. If you have an image of a labsky, please let us know at hello@kidadl.com.

Labsky dog breed is one of the most popular dog breeds like the parent breeds.

How cute are they?

The labsky puppy is extremely cute in appearance with soft double coat. These cross breeds are ideal pets for an active family with children. They require lots of physical exercise and love to spend time with the owners playing and just having fun.

How do they communicate?

The labsky are not noisy dogs but are alert ones who will let owners know if someone comes. They are not known to converse with their owners, but we can't call them quiet dogs. Like their parent breeds, they are expressive dogs who might suffer from separation anxiety, a standard trait of husky temperament, if left alone for a long time.

How big is a labsky?

The labsky is a medium to large mixed breed. It has a size of 20-28 in (50.8-71.1 cm) packed in a muscled body. It is much like its parents, the labrador retriever and the siberian husky.

How fast can a labsky run?

The labsky can run fast as it enjoys running and walking. Depending on their size, the cockapoo is an average runner. As its parents are highly energetic dogs, the labsky is also an active, agile mixed breed.  

How much does a labsky weigh?

The labsky will weigh around 40-60 lb (18.1-27.2 kg). Care must be taken to avoid overfeeding the dog or not letting them exercise regularly. The labsky is a super active dog that requires 60 minutes of daily physical exercise and a highly nutritious well portioned diet to maintain its weight.

What are the male and female names of the species?

Labsky males would be called dogs, and females are called bitches.

What would you call a baby labsky?

Labsky baby is known as a husky lab mix puppy.

What do they eat?

The labsky should be fed good quality lean protein and veggie diet with enough water every day. The owners must make sure to change their diets as per their age too. Feeding nutritionally dense food to your dog with fewer fillers is the best way to take care of their health. You can also discuss the food habit of your dog with a certified breeder or a vet. Overfeeding your Labsky dog can lead to obesity and related diseases in later years, which will affect their health and overall well-being.

Are they slobbery?

They do not slobber a lot. They may drool a lot if they are suffering from an ailment or dental issue. In which case, it is advisable to visit a vet immediately.

Would they make a good pet?

They are ideal pets like their parents. The husky is known to be aloof, but it is a loyal companion. Likewise the lab is one of the friendliest, loving dogs in the world and most popular too. The labsky is a cross between these two and hence both its qualities.

Did you know...

The Siberian husky was an old breed of dog which originated in the cold climates of Alaska and Canada. The breed is said to be 3000 years old.

The Labrador retriever was bred as a gun dog and first developed in Newfoundland in the 19th century.

The labsky is the mixed breed of these two beautiful animals.

Labsky puppy price starts from $800 and can extend up to $2,000, depending on the physical traits of the dog and overall appearance.

Are labskys hypoallergenic?

Labskys are not hypoallergenic as both its parents, the lab and the husky, are not hypoallergenic too. However, they may suffer from certain ailments with age and time. Some ailments could be genetic and come from their parents. One of which is hip dysplasia, or Progressive Retinal Atrophy. They suffer from bloating, which can be avoided by giving them three meals a day so that they do not gulp their food. They must maintain their oral hygiene and dental health, too, so that bloating and other digestive issues are avoided.

What does a labsky look like?

It would be difficult to predict the appearance of a labsky pup before it is born, as it could look like one of its parents or a mix of both. They are medium to large with triangular ears. Their eyes color could be anything from light blue to dark blue or brown or amber. The labsky are known to have heterochromia, which means having two different colored pupils, one could be amber or brown and the other one would be a light or dark blue. The labsky is a beautiful breed with an endearing personality.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! For more relatable content, check out these capybara facts and African forest elephant facts.

You can even occupy yourself at home by drawing one on our Labsky coloring pages.

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