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Labsky Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Labsky so you can get to know the breed more.

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Labsky
OriginUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Labsky have? The dog breed also known as...
Cross between the Labrador Retriever and Siberian Husky.Huskador
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Labsky recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Labsky recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Labsky breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.
Price
How much does the Labsky puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Labsky price:
400-600
If you choose to purchase the Labsky, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Labsky for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Labsky gets to a happy place.

Labsky History

The Labsky is a cross between the Labrador Retriever and the Siberian Husky. It is sometimes also called the Siberian Retriever, Husky Lab, or Huskador. (It is important to not confuse it with the Labrador Husky, which is a breed of its own, developed in the 1300s in Canada.) Similarly to most of the designed dogs, Labskies are bred since the 1990s. Their country of origin is unknown, because several breeders started to create Labskys at the same time independently of each other all around the world so it is impossible to tell who was the first.

But as opposed to itself the history of Labsky's parent breeds goes back a long way. The Siberian Husky is almost 3000 years old breed and originated in the Arctic. They’ve been brought to Canada and Alaska by humans from there. Traditionally, they have been used as sled dogs and hunters. They have always been good companion animals since they are generally gentle, friendly, and highly intelligent.

The origin of Labrador Retrivers date back to the 19th century. They firstly appeared in Newfoundland. These dogs were historically used as gundogs who worked on both land and water. The Labrador Retriever has topped the most popular pet list for more than 25 years and is still one of the most favorite family dogs anywhere in the world, but especially in the USA, due to its temperature. Labrador Retrievers are kind, protective, and good with kids. Even though they may seem lazy sometimes in reality, they are enthusiastic and energetic.

These pups inherited some of the best qualities from both of their parents, so they are active, smart, and loyal.

Labsky General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Labsky size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Labsky weigh? Labsky weight:
40-60 pounds (18-27 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Labsky? Labsky average weight:
50 pounds (22.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Labsky? Labsky height:
20-28 inches (51-71 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Labsky average height:
24 inches (61 cm)

Labsky Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Labsky have? What does this canine coat look like?
SilkyMediumDouble
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Labsky's coat?
WhiteBlackYellowBrownRedGreyCombination of the listed colors.
Grooming
How to groom the Labsky and how often?
Advanced: The Labsky requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes. Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog bath is important. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Labsky a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Labsky, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Labsky dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Cross between the Labrador Retriever and Siberian Husky.? Labsky shedding level:
Labskys shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Labsky breed.

Labsky Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Labsky have? What characteristics does the breed have?
ActiveSmartLoyalEnergeticStubbornFriendly
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Labsky? Are they intelligent?
Very smart: Labsky is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 85% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Labsky dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Labskys are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Labsky is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Labsky sensitivity:
Labskys are less sensitive than other dog breeds. They aren't receptive to their owner's emotions and handle soft punishment quite well. They don't mind an always changing daily routine, a hectic household, young children, noisy or office environment and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Labskys are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Cross between the Labrador Retriever and Siberian Husky. need? Labsky social needs:
Labskys are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Labsky dogs bark a lot? Why does my Cross between the Labrador Retriever and Siberian Husky. bark?
Average to high: The Labsky is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Labsky good as a watchdog?
Labskys are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Labsky dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Labskys are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Labsky bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Cross between the Labrador Retriever and Siberian Husky.? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Labsky? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Labsky has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Labsky do?
Labskys have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Labskys need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Labsky to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Labsky roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Labsky is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Labsky have high prey drive?
Labskys have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Labskys are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Labsky good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Labskys are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Labskys don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't like moving from one place to another.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Labskys do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Labsky dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Labsky Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Labskys are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Labsky dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Labsky and children:
Labskys are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Labsky dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Labskys are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Labsky good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Labsky dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Labskys are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Labskys good office dogs? Do Labskys make good office friendly dogs? Can Labskys be office dogs?
Yes
Labsky is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Labsky dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Cross between the Labrador Retriever and Siberian Husky. temperament with senior people? Are Labsky dogs good for elderly owners?
Labskys are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Labsky dogs get along with other pets? Are Labsky dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Labskys usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Labsky breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Labskys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Labsky be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Labsky is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Labsky be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Labsky is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Labsky be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Labsky is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Labsky be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Labsky is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Labsky be a boat dog?
Not really
Labsky breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Labsky be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Labsky is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Labsky Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Labsky dogs have health problems?
The Labsky is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Labsky breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Labsky breed? Health risks of Labsky:
Eye ProblemsObesityAllergiesHip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy
How long do Labsky dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Labsky be?
10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Labsky breed hypoallergenic?
No
Labskys don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Labsky have?
Labskys are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Labsky dogs require per day?
Labskys need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Labskys don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Labsky need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Labsky risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Labsky's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Labsky's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers cold weather
The Labsky can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Low
The Labsky has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Labsky drool?
The Labsky is a perfect example for low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Labsky could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Labsky. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Labsky Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Labsky: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Labsky have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Labsky have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-10 puppies

Labsky Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Labsky is an excellent dog breed.
  • Trainability: Labskys are easy to train.
  • Drooling tendency: The Labsky is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Labsky has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Office Friendly: Labsky is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Labskys don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Labskys are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Labsky requires a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Labskys shed above average.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Labsky is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Adaptability: Labskys don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Labskys do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Labskys are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Labskys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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