Huskita is a large-sized hybrid dog developed by crossing the Akita and the Siberian Husky. The Dog Registry of America (DRA) recognizes this breed although there isn’t much information about its origin. It is characterized by a stout, sturdy stature with a curly and bushy tail. With it has a strong head and jaws, the muzzle is comparatively shorter and ends in a roundish black nose. These highly active dogs also feature almond-shaped eyes, large and erect ears and are very good as family dogs.
Temperament & Personality
Huskita inherits its hunting instincts and protective nature from both its parents. It is an energetic and affectionate dog with a spirited attitude. As an excellent companion and watchdog, it will protect its master in all circumstances and never leave them alone. Due to their territorial nature, it is best if there is only one other pet. If the Akita’s traits are dominant, the dog’s behavior in front of strangers can be aggressive. First-time owners should not buy it because sometimes these dogs get aloof and independent.
Two to three hours of strenuous activities are necessary for the Huskita’s health. Long jogs and fun-filled play sessions will provide it sufficient mental and physical stimulation. Access to a fenced yard will be useful, however, make sure it is leashed when visiting a dog park.
The dense coat of Huskita sheds quite less, hence brush the skin at least thrice a week to protect its natural oils. Bath it only when necessary, with a dog shampoo. Clip its long nails using the correct tools. Occasionally clean the eyes and ears to avoid infections.
The big size of this breed can cause bone issues like hip dysplasia. Disorders obtained from parents include eye problems, bloating, obesity, and hypothyroidism. Ask for the parent’s health clearances from the breeder before buying the Huskita.
Socialization is vital to make it friendly to strangers. Let it mingle with other dogs and people in a dog park. Visit various places with the dog to maintain its curiosity level. Obedience skills are equally essential as they will help in controlling the animal. Make sure it is always up to something as this will avoid the growth of destructive behavior.
Four to five cups of high-quality dog food will be enough for Huskitas. Make sure the commercial food has all the important nutrients in it. The quantity of food will vary according to the size, age, and metabolism of the dog.