|Colors:||Black, brown, white|
|Suitable for:||Families, singles, seniors, apartments, houses|
|Temperament:||Cheerful, affectionate, loyal, expressive|
The Siberpoo is a designer dog that was developed by breeding a Siberian Husky and a Poodle. This hybrid is a social creature that enjoys spending most of their time with companions. As an active dog, the Siberpoo looks for any opportunity to play. Each of these dogs has a coat that enables comfort in both hot and cold weather.
This mixed breed is a medium-sized to large dog that can grow between 13 and 22 inches tall and weigh up to 45 to 60 pounds once fully grown. The coat can be black, brown, white. Some Siberpoos with darker coats may have white markings, especially on the chest, legs, and face.
Are you thinking about adopting a Siberpoo? Are you just interested in what this designer dog is all about? Here is everything that you need to know.
Siberpoo Puppies — Before You Get One
Before even considering adopting a Siberpoo, you should know a little about the dog’s energy levels, their ability to be trained, their sociability, and more.
3 Little-Known Facts About Siberpoos
The Siberpoo is not as well-known as their parent breeds, but a few interesting facts have come to light in years past. Here are the most notable ones.
1. They Have Multiple Different Names
These dogs are not as well established as those registered with the AKC, so their name is not official in any way. Therefore, they go by many different names depending on what part of the world, they are in and what their owners prefer to call them. Other names that this dog may go by include the Husky Doodle, the Siberian Poodle, the Poosky, and the Huskapoo.
2. They Can Be Unpredictable
Currently, breeders have not quite figured out how to breed out unwanted characteristics in the Siberpoo. Therefore, some pups may display quirky characteristics that are not typical of either the Siberian Husky or the Poodle. These can make them a bit unpredictable from time to time.
3. They Can Be Emotionally Dependent
The Siberpoo is outgoing and social, which can lead them to become dependent on their human counterparts. If a Siberpoo does not get the emotional attention that they need, they typically react by doing things like tearing up a pair of shoes or peeing in the house. This designer dog should be an integrated part of the household to maintain health and happiness.
Temperament & Intelligence of the Siberpoo
These dogs are expressive, sweet, and interactive. They love spending all their time with human family members throughout the day, and they will be the first to snuggle up during family movie night. They also happen to be a little goofy, which is always a hit with the kids. With tons of energy in store, the Siberpoo is not fond of getting bored and will become destructive if they do not have anything to keep themselves occupied.
This designer dog can be stubborn if they take more after their Siberian Husky parent than their Poodle parent. However, most display a balanced temperament that takes on an equal amount (more or less) of traits from each parent. These dogs are known to quickly adapt to new settings and situations, making them excellent travel partners.
Are These Dogs Good for Families? 👪
Siberpoos are excellent family pets. They get along well with children of all ages, although they can get carried away while playing. Therefore, they should always be supervised when spending time around babies and toddlers to ensure that no accidental injuries happen. These dogs are awesome cuddle buddies for the family during downtime in the house — if they have been exercised well during the day.
Does This Breed Get Along With Other Pets?
This designer breed can get along well with other dogs, but they must start socializing with them when they are still puppies. Otherwise, they can become territorial and suspicious of dogs that they do not know. They can also get along with any cats that are already in the household when they arrive as puppies. If they are not used to cats, though, they could chase them when seen during walks and playtime outdoors.
Things to Know When Owning a Siberpoo
If you are serious about adopting a Siberpoo for your household, there are several things to learn about the specifics of caring for this breed. Here are the details that you should know before bringing your new Siberpoo pup home for the first time.
Food & Diet Requirements 🦴
These dogs do well on high-quality commercial dog food, dry or wet, that includes real meat protein as the first ingredient. Whole grains and real fruits and veggies should also be included in the ingredients list. What the food should not include are artificial colors and flavors, as well as fillers like corn and soy. The typical Siberpoo eats about 2.5 cups of commercial dry food each day once fully grown. They tend to eat about 3 cups a day while growing.
The Siberpoo is an active dog that requires at least an hour of daily exercise every day to stay strong, healthy, and happy. A brisk walk and time playing chase or fetch in the yard every day should be enough to keep this mixed breed in good condition and good spirits as time goes on. Exercise does not have to stop there, though. These dogs relish the opportunity to go on hikes, camping trips, and other adventures that provide physical and mental stimulation.
All Siberpoos should start obedience training while they are still puppies to ensure a well-balanced temperament and proper behavior in social settings. These dogs are intelligent and love to please their human companions, so they are fairly easy to train. However, it is a good idea to work with a professional trainer if you have never trained a dog on your own before. This designer breed tends to do well with agility training too.
These dogs are low shedding, so they require little grooming throughout each month. They should be brushed once or twice a week to keep their coats looking soft and shiny. They may need a monthly trim if their coats are like their Poodle parents. Bathing is typically not necessary unless they are muddy. Since these dogs get so much exercise outdoors, their nails should stay naturally trimmed.
Health and Conditions 🏥
Although these dogs are considered to be healthy overall, there are a few health conditions (serious and minor) that they are susceptible to developing. Here are the conditions that prospective owners should be aware of:
Male vs. Female
There are a few small differences between male and female Siberpoos that prospective owners should be aware of. First, males are usually more dependent on their human counterparts than females are. Second, females tend to be the more territorial sex, especially when taking care of young offspring. Also, males seem to be a bit more rambunctious and playful. Both sexes have similar temperaments and training abilities.
The Siberpoo is a well-rounded, active dog that loves the affection and attention of their human companions. Like any dog, this one requires plenty of love and care to maintain a happy and healthy life, so it is a big responsibility to own one. If you think that you are up for the challenge, you should have no trouble finding a reputable breeder to buy from. However, consider checking out the local rescue facilities first!
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