Fun Chusky Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Nov 15, 2022 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Aug 06, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
Fact-checked by Gowri Rao
Interesting Chusky facts for an in-depth study of this crossbreed
Age: 3-18
Read time: 11.0 Min

The word ‘Chusky’ is a portmanteau that is created from two distinct words ‘Chow Chow’ and ‘Husky’ and from this, we can comprehend that the Chusky dog also a combination of two non-identical breeds of dogs which makes the Chusky a mixed breed. Chusky dogs are not purebred, they are a Chow-Husky mix or Husky-Chow mix.

The Chusky dogs are designer dogs and are also known as Chow Husky, Husky Chow, and Chowski.

The temperament of a Chusky can be described as eager, affectionate, and loyal which they have inherited from their parent breeds. In terms of their physical appearance, sometimes the traits of Chow Chows dominate and sometimes the traits of the Husky dominate hence it is not fixed.

But before getting a Chusky, the owners should be aware of the responsibilities because the Chusky is not an ordinary breed.

They need an ample amount of grooming, care, and training which requires a lot of patience, therefore, this breed is for experienced dog owners.

It can be burdensome for a Chusky to live in an apartment as they possess high energy. Therefore, an apartment is not a suitable habitat for them, this Husky-Chow mix requires a spacious home.

If you are curious about the Chusky then read on! You can also check our other articles such as boxer bulldog mix and Northern Inuit dog facts.

Chusky Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a Chusky?

The Chusky is a mixed breed dog of the Siberian Husky and Chow Chow.

What class of animal does a Chusky belong to?

The Chusky belongs to the class of mammals.

How many Chuskies are there in the world?

The exact number of Chuskies found all over the world is unspecified.

Where does a Chusky live?

Chuskies are one of the designer dog breeds where two distinct dogs from two separate regions are brought together and bred to give birth to a new breed of dog. Although it is not confirmed, it is assumed that this dog developed in North America.

Siberian Huskies originated in Siberia and lived with the Chukchi clan where they drove their sleds and helped them to hunt and kept the tribe protected.

The Siberian Huskies have cross-bred with many breeds from all over the world including German Shepherd dogs, Chow Chows, Corgis, and Akitas.

The Chow dogs are native guard dogs from Asia and they also hail from excessively cold areas. Therefore, their mixed breeds have a low tolerance for warm or tropical climates as they are suitable for cold regions but nowadays they are found all over the world.

What is a Chusky's habitat?

The physical aspects of a Chusky are convincing enough for us to comprehend that they demand cold weather also require large homes. Chuskies are raised in homes as a pet.

However, a small cramped up apartment can prove suffocating for this dog so they are not adaptable to apartment life. As Chuskies are found all over the world now, even people living in the temperate and tropical regions modify their homes with an inbuilt air-condition to create an ideal habitat for them.

Who do Chuskies live with?

The Siberian Husky possesses a clannish nature, which means it prefers living and hunting in packs, and the Chow dog can survive solo. Their cross-breed Chusky lives with humans.

It is immensely attached to its owners and family and would go to any extent to protect them.

The Chuskies are exceptionally alert even as a puppy and are concerned about their family’s safety therefore sometimes they may act apprehensive around new people.

Chuskies sharing their space with other dogs or pets depends completely on how they have been socialized as a puppy because frequently they display low tolerance for other dogs and their high prey drive can make other animals vulnerable in their presence.

How long does a Chusky live?

These dogs can live till the age of 13 years, their average life span is 10-13 years. Their life expectancy can be influenced by various health problems which can be either inherited from the parent breeds or develop as they grow old.

They may suffer from cataracts, and hip dysplasia which is the condition occurred due to the anomalous development of the socket of the hip bone.

It is genetically transmitted and can cause arthritis which is a common condition amongst these pet dogs. Along with vaccinations, the owners should always check for other symptoms as well, especially when they start aging.

How do they reproduce?

When the male dog and female dog of this breed accomplish sexual maturity, they mate to produce Chusky puppies.

What is their conservation status?

Chuskies are not purebreds, they are being produced by cross-breeding, hence their population and conservation status are determined by the availability of their parent breeds. Neither the Siberian Husky nor the Chow Chows are vulnerable and their population is abundant which makes Chuskies a non-vulnerable breed.

Chusky Fun Facts

What do Chuskies look like?

The Chusky dog breed is the blend of Husky and Chow traits.

The Siberian Husky is a medium to large size breed which originated in Siberia they are a well-built dog with an average height of 20-23 in (50.8-58.4 cm) and they weigh approximately 35-50 lb (15.8-22.6 kg) The Chow Chows are also a medium-size dog which originated in China and are known for their teddy bear-like appearance with a height of around 17-20 in (43.1-50.8 cm) and an average weight of 40-70 lb(18.1-31.1 kg).

A Chusky (full-grown) is a medium to large size dog just like its parent breeds with an approximate height of 18-23 in (45.7-58.4 cm) and weight 45-65 lb (18.1-29.4 kg).

The Siberian Husky hails from a supremely cold region therefore they have two thick coats to protect them from extreme chilly weather and the color may vary from brown to black or gray to white sometimes even reddish-brown or a combination of two or more colors while a Chow Chow can be black, blue, tan, and red.

The Chow Chow also possesses two layers of coat which gives an extraordinary fluffy appearance.

The Chusky may differ in color because sometimes they have a Husky-like appearance and sometimes more of a Chow Chow dog-like appearance, but their double-layered coat is thick and long which sheds in an excessive amount.

This means that regular brushing of their coat is also necessary.

The color of their fur can be reddish, white, black, and brown and also exhibits distinguish markings of a different color.

The Husky-Chow mix has a pair of deep-set eyes that are almond-shaped, a black nose with pointed ears just like huskies, and a tail that is always curled upwards and fluffy.

Their physical appearance may vary depending on their dominating and recessive genes.

* Please note that this is an image of a Chow Chow, one of the parent breeds of the Chusky. If you have an image of a Chusky, please let us know at

How cute are they?

The Chusky puppies, as well as the grown-up Chuskies, are fur balls which makes them appear incredibly adorable. These dogs turn out to be jovial if they are properly socialized and trained and may share a sweet bond with people and other dogs.

The thick fur with distinguished coat color and small oval eyes makes their owners and everybody else’s hearts melt.

How do they communicate?

The Chuskies may not bark a lot but they do howl, however, the method of communication differs from one breed to the other because they may incorporate vocal and physical gestures to communicate.

These dogs have the protective traits of Chow Chows hence they can be suspicious about new people or dogs and bark a lot in their presence.

The Chuskies also have the leadership qualities of Huskies and may test their trainers, training them can be time-consuming but they establish a more prominent partnership with their owners which makes communication easier.

How big is a Chusky?

Chuskies can grow up to 23 in (58.4 cm) when they become an adult dog. They are around the same size as a golden retriever.

How fast can a Chusky run?

The Chuskies are incredibly active just like Huskies but their accurate speed is undefined.

How much does a Chusky weigh?

Chuskies are medium size dogs and their weight depends on their gender, age, and activity. The male Chusky (adult) weighs 55-70 lb (24.9-31.7 kg) and the female Chusky is around 45-60 lb (20.4-27.2 kg).

What are the male and female names of the species?

The male Chusky and female Chusky do not have a different name based on their species the male is known as a dog and the female is known as bitch.

What would you call a baby Chusky?

A baby Chusky is known as a Chusky puppy and is born after 64 days of gestation period. Just like they inherit the good qualities from their parents, they may also inherit a few underlying health issues. Hence, it is always better to adopt or get the Chusky puppy from a legitimate breeder.

What do they eat?

Diet plays an integral role in the growth and progress of these dogs, but feeding them depends on various aspects like the age of the dog breeds, the health condition of the dog, how much exercise this breed is getting, and what is the rate of metabolism.

A Chusky puppy frequently needs meals but in a small quantity. As it grows up, the amount of the food is increased but it should not be frequently fed, only twice a day as it can gain weight very quickly.

These dogs are non-vegetarian and they require a high protein diet that contains meat, eggs, and fish with high oil content to maintain the shine of their fur.

Along with feeding them, they need a minimum of half an hour of walk and exercise every day to keep them healthy. Chuskies are active which is convincing enough to their owners to give them more food.

Additional treats can also be offered but make sure not to overfeed this breed.

Are they slobbery?

The drooling potential is not excessive in a Chow Chow. The Siberian Husky too does not drool much and therefore Chuskies are not exceedingly slobbery.

Would they make a good pet?

The crossbreeds of Huskies are one of the most popular cross breeds found all over the world as Huskies are devoted to their owners and they are highly active because they are a working breed and they appear magnificent while they can be wilful, hence they require obedience training.

This is a fundamental process of implementing five main instructions and these sets of instructions are called obedience commands which may include, sit, down, stay, come, heel.

They do make good family pets and they are even good with children.

Moreover, Chow Chows are ancient guard dogs and this breed is extremely protective of its family.

Huskies and Chow Chows often share temperaments that are alike for example they can be destructive at times, and the Chuskies are the perfect amalgamation of Chow Siberian Husky as they can be great family members.

Chuskies can suffer from separation anxiety if they are left alone for a long period and that can influence their temperament and their life expectancy.

The Chusky price is approximately $800-$1200 USD and along with a high price, they also come with high maintenance especially their grooming, diet, exercise, and health problems which need special care and patience.

Along with the privileges of having them as a pet, there are a few shortcomings as well like their strong-willed temperament, difficulties while training them, regular brushing, and socializing them, especially with other dogs.

Overall this dog makes an extraordinary family pet.

Did you know...

Here are some of the intriguing Chusky trivia specially curated for this article.

The Chowski is not acknowledged by the American Kennel Club because it is not purebred, but, it is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club.

It is assumed that even Queen Victoria had a Chow as her pet.

Sometimes Chusky pups are born with one or more missing teeth.

This breed was employed by the ‘Chukchi’ clan of Siberia as a working dog therefore they are extremely energetic dogs.

The Chowski turned out to be not only intelligent but also carry the stubborn nature and prey drive, they are extremely protective of their family which makes them outstanding watchdog.

Are Chuskies high maintenance?

The Chow Husky mix has a double coat, an outercoat, and an undercoat which is passed down by their parent breeds.

The long thick fur tends to shed excessively thus we can establish this Chusky breed as a heavy shedder. They require daily brushing, also they are not hypoallergenic therefore be cautious before bringing them home if you have someone who may have an allergic reaction.

They also need occasional grooming.

Other than grooming, Chuskies also need a huge space to run around and play as they inherit the high energy level of Huskies. The dog owner has to have self-restraint because of their stubborn temperament and exercise is equally crucial so that they do not become obese.

Taking them for a walk and maintaining a healthy diet, grooming, and not making them feel left out so that they do not develop separation anxiety should be every owner's priority which makes this mixed breed a very high maintenance pet and not suitable for new dog owners.

What color eyes can Chuskies have?

The most striking feature of a Siberian Husky is its eye color. Huskies are born with blue color almond-shaped eyes.

The shade may differ from light to dark and after two months their eye color may change from blue to brown. Chow Chows have dark brown eyes. When the puppy is born they have oval or almond-shaped eyes and the eye color can be blue or brown depends on the dominating genes.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! Learn more about some other mammals from our Dorkie facts and Dogo Argentino facts pages.

You can even occupy yourself at home by coloring in one of our free printable Chusky coloring pages.

Chusky Facts

What Did They Prey On?


What Type of Animal were they?


Average Litter Size?

3-5 Chusky puppies

How Much Did They Weigh?

40-65 lb (18.1-29.4 kg)

What habitat Do they Live In?


Where Do They Live?

all over the world

How Long Were They?


How Tall Were They?

18-23 in (45.7-58.4 cm)







Scientific Name

Canis lupus familiaris

What Do They Look Like?

Black, gray, white, brown

Skin Type


What Are Their Main Threats?


What is their Conservation Status?

Least Concern
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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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Gowri RaoBachelor of Arts specializing in Economics

With a bachelor's degree in Economics from Krea University, Gowri is a highly skilled data analyst and an expert in regression and causation modeling. Her interests in economic trends, finance, and investment research complement her professional expertise. In addition to her professional pursuits, Gowri enjoys swimming, running, and playing the drums, and she is also a talented tutor.

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