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The Bulldog Husky mix is a crossbreed between Bulldog and a Siberian Husky. The cross can be developed using any variety of Bulldog, including the English, American, and French Bulldog. And while the two parent breeds are some of the most popular dogs in the U.S., their hybrid is a bit rare here.

Although there are several dog breeds referred to as huskies due to their appearance, only two are recognized. This includes the Siberian Huskies and the Alaskan Huskies. The Siberian Husky is the most commonly used in creating designer dogs. We shall discuss this comprehensively below.

The Husky Bulldog cross results in a big dog that is incredibly loyal, playful, and very active. This wonderful mixed breed is a terrific family dog that is known to be great with kids and is very easy-going like both parents. The hybrid is intelligent, obedient, and would make a great guard dog if trained well and for that purpose.

I know this sounds exciting and you might be considering taking one of these pups home as a companion or family dog, right? Not many people would resist their charm. However, there is more to dog ownership than what you see at first sight or hear.

Our guide today focuses on providing everything you need to know about the Bulldog Husky mix. What will the crossbreed look like? What kind of personality? Are they hard to groom? Is their diet like the Husky or Bulldog?

All these questions and more will be answered. So, continue reading.

What is a Husky and Bulldog mix called?

When developing designer dogs, breeders have to find a unique name that fits the hybrid. This is one of the most thrilling things besides creating good-natured, healthy mixed breeds. Breeders usually combine the names of both purebred parents to come up with this exceptional name.

A cross between the American Bulldog or English Bulldog and a Siberian Husky is commonly referred to as a Buskdoggy, while

A French Bulldog Siberian Husky cross is known as a French Bullsky.

Both the French Bullsky and the Buskdoggy are not recognized by the AKC since they are not purebreds. However, these designer dogs are accepted by other registries such as the DDKC, AHC, and DRA.

How to tell if your dog is a Husky mix

Recognizing a dog breed that is mixed with a Husky can be quite easy if you know the traits of a socialized husky dog breed.

A Bulldog mixed with Husky, for instance, are terrifically loyal to their owners which makes them outstanding guard dogs. However, they can be very overprotective so they will not tolerate other dogs being around their families unless they are early and well. Most Husky Bulldog mixes will inherit a long, thick, flowing coat from the husky parent. In addition, most dogs mixed with Huskies tend to be active and you will see different eye colorings.

A Husky mix may be independent and strong-willed but will not tolerate being alone for long. If they are bored, they tend to howl which is not good for apartment living. We shall discuss this at length in the temperament section.

Why mix with Husky?

Breeders will choose to mix other dog breeds with a Husky because these dogs are smart, loyal, and energetic. The Siberian Husky, for instance, is wonderful-natured with an easy disposition that makes it a friendly companion. Their appearances are appealing to many, especially their coats, smile, and amazing eyes that most mixes tend to inherit.

And did we mention that Siberian Huskies are always willing to be made part of your everyday life? They are affectionate and will work with you on every task that you are doing. In addition, they do not eat too much but are very active.

Husky Bulldog mix Puppies

Most Bulldog Husky mix puppies will have their Siberian Husky parent’s looks with a stocky build like that of the Bulldog parent. They are gorgeous with eyes like those of the Husky with either a long or short coat, ears shaped like those of the Bulldog, and are very active.

Due to their Husky parent, these puppies will be very smart and can make great escape artists. So, they will need a lot of mental stimulation. Husky Bulldog mix puppies are affectionate but can inherit the stubbornness of both parents making them harder to train. That being said, they will need early socialization and training.

A French Bulldog husky mix puppy
A cute Bulldog Husky mix puppy
A cute Bulldog Husky mix puppy
A French Bulldog Husky mix puppy
A French Bulldog Husky mix puppy

History of the Breed

Although not much is known about the history of the Bulldog Husky mix, both parents are popular dog breeds. No one knows when this mixed breed was first bred or where. Most mixed breeds, however, are a result of unintentional breeding. What we are sure of is that breeders started breeding two purebreds to create designer dogs in the last 20 to 30 years. It is probable that this practice originated somewhere in North America.

Normally, dog designers are thought to have developed mixed breeds to minimize the health risks found in purebreds. This makes most hybrids healthier that their parents. Besides, breeders needed a dog that mixes some of the best traits from both parents to create a better family dog. Thanks to their success, crossbreeds have grown in popularity, and they continue to invent new mixes, like this between a Husky and a Bulldog.

To learn more about the Bulldog Husky mix, let us take a brief look at their parents.

Check out the video below of American Bulldog Husky mix pups

Parents

The Bulldog – The Bulldog came from England and was bred with a strong build to be fierce and courageous. This personality is what made it fit for sports like bullbaiting and dogfighting where people would bet until the sport was banned for animal cruelty. Bulldogs almost became extinct after this but thanks to their fans, it was developed into the calmer, non-aggressive, and loving dog we know today. While the breed retains the fearlessness it had in the arena, it is more social and loyal and gets along with kids making it an incredible family dog.

A white bulldog standing outdoors
A white bulldog standing outdoors

The American Kennel Club accepted the Bulldog as a dog breed in 1886. From this descendant are three varieties of bulldogs, including the English bulldog and the French bulldog which are recognized by the AKC as a dog breed, and the American bulldog. The latter, however, is yet to be documented as a dog breed by this kennel club. In terms of dog IQ, American and French bulldogs are smarter than the English bulldog and their ancestors as well. See also our pitbull bulldog mix review.

On average, Bulldogs live between 8 and 13 years, but they are prone to many health issues that can reduce this life expectancy. Common health problems include hip dysplasia, cherry eye, obesity, overheating, thyroid problems, skin problems, and more. This article gives more info on how to care for your bulldog.

The Siberian Husky – This medium-sized dog breed was first developed by the Chukchi people in Siberia and brought to Alaska in 1908 to work as sled dogs. Eventually, the Siberian Husky was developed for use in sled dog races.  The Husky is noticeable for its thick, furred double coat, striking eye colors, erect triangular ears, plus distinctive markings. The Siberian Husky was recognized by the AKC as a dog breed in 1930. This dog breed is renowned for having saved the town of Nome in 1925.

A Siberian husky standing outside in winter
A Siberian husky standing outside in winter

The Siberian Husky is not for everyone. It is active and athletic with high intelligence which makes it a great escape artist. When it comes to dog IQ, Huskies rank 74th position of the smartest dog breeds for obedience and work. However, they can be very independent and strong-willed which makes it a challenge to keep them as pets. Siberians are good options for active individuals and families that go for long walks and hikes and will love a large, fenced backyard. Check our review of the best dog food for huskies.

Known to be outgoing, gentle, and alert, the Siberian Husky makes a great addition to the right family. They are also alert with a high prey drive which is why they should be microchipped. On average, these dogs live between 12 and 15 years. Common health issues in Siberian Huskies are hip dysplasia, cataracts, hypothyroidism, zinc deficiency, certain cancers, epilepsy, and more. You can read more about this here.

Table comparison of Parents of Bulldog Husky Mix: Comparative features of Bulldogs(English, American, and French) and Siberian Husky

FeatureEnglish, American & French BulldogsSiberian Husky
Height12 to 22 inches20 to 24 inches
Weight40 to 120 lbs.35 to 60 lbs.
TemperamentFriendly, Affectionate, PredictableSocial, Independent, Loving
EnergyModerateHigh
HealthAverageAverage
Lifespan8 to 14 years12 to 15 years
Puppy Prices$1,200 to $4,000$500 to $1,200

Appearance

It is deceptive to tell what your Bulldog Husky mix will look like until it is fully grown. It is likely for these pups to look like either parents or be a unique combination of both. Even with puppies from the same litter, you expect a lot of differences in appearance.

A cute Buskdoggy
A cute Buskdoggy

So, what does the Bulldog Husky mix look like? How big does the Husky Bulldog mix get?

English Bulldog Husky mix

Both the English Bulldog and Siberian Husky have different physical features. On the one hand, the English bulldog has a stocky build with short legs, floppy ears, and a smashed face. Siberian Huskies, on the other hand, are largely built with long legs, pointed ears, and a long muzzle.

Since both parents of the Buskdoggy are medium-sized, the same is expected of the English Bulldog Husky mix. So, expect this cross to stand approx. 17 to 19 inches tall at the shoulders with a weight of around 42 to 55 lbs. Mostly, a Buskdoggy will take after the Siberian Husky parent looks with a strong body of the English Bulldog. It is possible for this mix to inherit the shortened muzzle of the bulldog.

This mixed breed can come with a long or short coat that sheds fairly or excessively depending on the parent they take after most. Either way, this cross is not hypoallergenic. Some pups will have different eye colors with folded ears like those of the English bulldog. Their ears, however, tend to stand erect like the Husky’s when the mix is fully grown. The coat colors can range from white to brown.

American Bulldog Husky mix

Like its cousin above, the American Bulldog Husky mix is classified as a medium-sized dog. On average, these pooches will have a height of about 20 to 25 inches at the withers and weigh approx. 45 to 90 lbs. Most Buskdoggies resemble their husky parent but tend to be stocky like the bulldog. The shortened muzzle of the American Bulldog parent is seen in most of these mixes.

The coat of this Buskdoggy can either be long or short with excess or minimal shedding, so the mix is not hypoallergenic. The American bulldog has deep, dark brown eyes while Siberian Husky mostly has blue eyes (or different colors). Most Buskdoggies have the eyes of the Husky, but it is possible to have a combination of both.

This mixed breed will have white coat color, but it is possible to have other varieties.

French Bulldog Husky mix

The French Bullsky will be a medium-sized pooch that stands about 15 to 17 inches tall at the shoulders with a weight of between 25 and 44 lbs. This mixed breed will have the wrinkled face of the French Bulldog with a compact body like that of the Siberian Husky parent but slightly round. Also, expect the mix to have a shortened muzzle. French Bulldog Husky mix puppies will resemble any parent, but this changes as they grow.

Mostly, this mixed breed will have erect ears of the husky, although some pups may have floppy ears. Their coat will be short and dense that sheds moderately or excessively during the shedding season. The French Bullsky can come in a range of color combinations and patterns, but most mixes will sport a white coat with patches or fawn. Other possible colors for this mix include white, black, brindle, fawn, gray, or bi-colors of these solid colors.

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A French Bulldog Husky mix
A French Bulldog Husky mix

Temperament and Characteristics

Like with the appearance, you can’t say for sure what kind of disposition your Bulldog Husky mix will have. Bulldogs come in three varieties, each with different temperaments. The English Bulldog, for instance, is more reserved while the French bulldog and American Bulldogs are active. The Husky parent is outgoing and very active since it was bred for work.

So, what kind of personality will the Bulldog Husky mix have?

English Bulldog Husky mix

The English Bulldog Husky mix is friendly and loving to its family members which makes it an incredible family pet. This cross will be patient and peaceful with a soft spot for children of all ages. Due to the English bulldog parent, the mix will not be very active and prefer spending much time with the family members in the house. Thanks to the Siberian Husky parent, this crossbreed is smart, but not that enough to outwit you.

Expect the Buskdoggy to have a stubborn streak like both parents. So, it is not a good choice for first-time dog owners. Although both parents tend to be independent, their affection towards the family. This makes them vulnerable to separation anxiety if left for long periods and they can develop destructive behaviors. Even worse, they might end up howling.

American Bulldog Husky mix

This Buskdoggy is affectionate and loves being around people, especially its family. It is also known to be good with kids but can be standoffish to other pets when not trained well. This mixed breed between an American Bulldog and Siberian Husky is intelligent and may try to outsmart its owners. As such, they need you to be alert or they will end up escaping, especially when the Siberian Husky parent’s high prey drive dominates.

The American Bulldog and Siberian Husky tend to gravitate toward humans, especially their families. Therefore, they are prone to separation anxiety and when that happens, you know the drill. Unfortunately, boredom can make the start howling, due to the Siberian Husky parent’s instincts. This is not good for any kind of living, especially when you have close neighbors. And did we mention that this Buskdoggy can be stubborn?

French Bulldog Husky mix

The French Bullsky will be outgoing, smart, and full of life. During their adolescence stage, these pups will be very energetic and extremely active, but this may change as they grow. This mixed breed is social with everyone, including strangers, and will hardly bark as a warning or salutation. This crossbreed is exceptionally great with kids and dogs, but socialization is still required to take away the shy nature of the Siberian Husky towards people.

This mixed breed may have a stubborn streak of the Husky parent and will do funny things to bring all the attention to itself. That being said, the French Bullsky will love to cuddle and may make excellent guard dogs if trained due to the Husky’s protective nature and Frenchie loyalty.

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A Siberian Husky English Bulldog mix
A Siberian Husky English Bulldog mix

Ease of Training

Is the Bulldog Husky mix easy to train?

English Bulldog Husky mix

The English Bulldog Husky mix is intelligent, thanks to the Husky parent, but both parents are inherently stubborn and independent. This makes training them a challenge which is why the mix is not recommended for first-time dog owners. Training the cross requires a lot of patience and someone who will be an alpha without being harsh or too sensitive. That being said, the mix will respond best to positive reinforcement.

When training the Buskdoggy, do not prolong the sessions as they will get bored and tired and nothing good will come out of it. It is best, however, that you build a strong bond as they are affectionate and will make them more receptive to training.

This mixed breed needs to meet new people to build confidence, especially for the Husky parent. And although they are great with kids and other dogs, they should be socialized early. This will help reduce the high prey drive of the Siberian Husky parent.

American Bulldog Husky mix

The American Bulldog Husky mix is both easy and hard to train. Why say so, you may ask. This mixed breed is very intelligent, thanks to both parents. However, both parents are known to be inherently stubborn and very independent. This means that a Buskdoggy may choose to do things his own way instead of following your commands. For this reason, they need experienced dog owners.

To yield positive results, start training the American Bulldog Husky mix early for obedience, crate, and housetraining. Keeping the training sessions short and exciting is a great way to make the mix responsive. Make sure you use positive reinforcement techniques as well.

This mixed breed will require early socialization to improve its perception of strangers and other pets. In addition, this will also help control the high prey drive of the Husky, so they do not chase other pets at home or when you walk outdoors.

French Bulldog Husky mix

While the French Bullsky is smart and ready to learn new tricks, it scores poorly when it comes to obedience. Add the Siberian Husky parent’s independent and willful nature and this mix will not be the easiest to train. As such, this is the type of doggie that needs you to be very patient, and consistent as well as establish yourself as the alpha without being rough. Again, not good for novice dog owners.

Since Frenchies love food, be sure to use treats during training and reward them for what they do right. This, with verbal praises, will make the French Bulldog Husky mix more responsive. The hardest part with this mix will be housebreaking them. Therefore, start potty and crate training when they are still young. Early socialization is also recommended for this mix.

Exercise Requirements

The exercise needs of any dog will depend on the activity levels it has. With the Husky Bulldog mix, however, the type of muzzle they inherit determines how much exercise they get. This is especially because bulldogs are susceptible to breathing problems that limit their exercise. Bulldogs are also prone to overheating.

So, how much time should a Bulldog Husky mix exercise? What activities are best for each?

English Bulldog Husky mix

Although the English Bulldog Husky mix is not hyperactive, it is still energetic and will need to be exercised adequately to let out the excess energy. As such, aim for at least 40 minutes of exercise each day with activities such as short walks. Splitting this time into 2 or 3 sessions is best to prevent too much fatigue that could affect their breathing.

American Bulldog Husky mix

The American Bulldog and Siberian Husky are both active and high-energy dogs, and the same goes for their offspring. This means that they need 40 to 60 minutes of exercise per day to burn off excess energy and keep them fit. They will prefer longer walks but be sure to watch their breathing and stop when you see that they are tired. Make sure that you provide them with games that stimulate their minds, or they will use their intelligence on things you will dislike.

French Bulldog Husky mix

The French Bullsky is active, but the shortened muzzle of the bulldog reduces the amount of exercise they should receive. Therefore, exercise this mixed breed for 30 to 60 minutes every day split into 2 or 3 sessions. Since the Husky French Bulldog mix is athletic, including a variety of activities in their daily routine like games for mental stimulation is recommended.

A cute Bulldog Husky mix walking outdoors
A cute Bulldog Husky mix walking outdoors

Nutritional Requirements

The Bulldog Husky mix’s dietary needs are determined by factors like age, energy levels, and weight, among others. In addition, any health issues they may have will dictate the type of diet they must eat to keep fit.

English Bulldog Husky mix

The Husky English Bulldog mix should eat a high-quality diet that is formulated for medium-sized dogs with high energy. And since they are not that active, they are prone to gain weight fast which is a health risk. Therefore, this Buskdoggy should consume 1 to 1.5 cups of premium kibble each day split into 2 or 3 small meals.

American Bulldog Husky mix

Although both parents of this mix are energetic and active, the Siberian Husky is a picky eater while the American bulldog is a heavy eater and prone to obesity. To meet their energy levels, the Husky American Bulldog mix should consume 1.5 to 2 cups of dry kibble each day divided into small portions.

French Bulldog Husky mix

Frenchies love to eat a lot and are prone to weight gain, but the Siberian Husky tends to be a picky eater with no risk of obesity. The French Bullsky, therefore, needs to be fed quality dog food that is formulated for medium-sized dogs with high energy. Feed this mixed breed 1.5 to 1¾ cups of dry kibble each day split into small portions.

As a rule of the thumb, feel free to consult your vet if you are not sure about how much food you should pour into your Bulldog Husky mix’s feeding bowl.

Health Issues

Both the Siberian Husky and the Bulldog have their fair share of health issues and their offspring can be susceptible to any. It is not obvious that the crossbreed will inherit all of them. However, if they have a shortened muzzle, this means they will be more prone to breathing problems.

So, is the Bulldog Husky mix healthier than its parents?

English Bulldog Husky mix

Common health issues in the English Bulldog Husky mix include hip dysplasia, breathing problems, eye problems, skin allergies, and thyroid issues, among others.

American Bulldog Husky mix

The American Bulldog Husky mix is susceptible to health issues such as hip dysplasia, cataract, breathing problems, cherry eye, as well as cardiac & respiratory disease, among others.

French Bulldog Husky mix

A French Bulldog Husky mix is prone to health issues like skinfold dermatitis, hypothyroidism, deafness, and breathing problems, among others.

Life Expectancy

The Husky has a longer lifespan than Bulldogs as it can live between 12 and 15 years, compared to Bulldogs that live between 8 and 13 years.

So, how long will a Bulldog mixed with Husky live?

English Bulldog Husky mix

In good health, an English Bulldog Husky mix has a life expectancy of 10 to 12 years.

American Bulldog Husky mix

The American Bulldog Husky mix has a longer lifespan and tends to live between 11 and 15 years.

French Bulldog Husky mix

A healthy French Bulldog Husky mix can live between 11 and 13 years.

Grooming

Whether your Bulldog Husky mix will be easy to groom depends on the type of coat they inherit from their parents. The Bulldog has a single short coat that sheds averagely making them easy to maintain. The Husky, on the other hand, have a thick double coat with a soft undercoat and a longer, shiny topcoat. Huskies are heavy shedders and are somewhat hard to groom.

So, is the Bulldog Husky cross easy to groom?

English Bulldog Husky mix

Mostly, a Husky Bulldog mix inherits the long, thick, straight coat of the Husky parent. And while it is a beautiful coat, it sheds pretty well which means it requires regular brushing per week. You should also buy a good vacuum cleaner to pick up the loose hairs. If the Buskdoggy takes after the short, fine coat of the English Bulldog, it will shed less and does well with a weekly brushing.

Buskdoggies with floppy ears should be cleaned weekly and checked for redness or any kind of infection. The skin folds on their wrinkled faces should be cleaned gently to remove dirt and prevent build-up that could bring infections. Regular baths are not needed unless they get too dirty.

The English Bulldog Husky mix’s nails should be clipped often (4 to 6 weeks) and their teeth brushed at least thrice a week if not every day.

American Bulldog Husky mix

Typically, a Husky Bulldog mix inherits the long, thick, straight coat of the Husky parent. This beautiful coat, however, sheds pretty well which means it needs regular brushing per week. Consider buying a good vacuum cleaner to pick up the loose hairs from your furniture. If the mix inherits the short, fine coat of the English Bulldog, weekly brushing is okay since it sheds less.

The Buskdoggies floppy ears should be wiped and dried gently once a week while checking them for redness or any sign of infection. Clean the skin folds on their faces gently to remove dirt and prevent build-up that could lead to infections. Do not bathe your mix regularly unless it is needed.

The English Bulldog Husky mix’s nails should be trimmed at least 4 to 6 weeks, and their teeth brushed at least thrice a week if not every day.

French Bulldog Husky mix

A French Bullsky sports a thinner, softer, and smoother coat that needs to be brushed every few days a week. Bathe your mix once every 1 to 3 months using the right products and wipe the skin folds on their wrinkled face using a damp cloth several times a week. This will prevent dirt build-up that can cause infections. Also, check their ears every two weeks and clean them gently.

The nails of the French Bulldog Husky mix should be trimmed once every month and their teeth brushed thrice weekly or daily if possible.

How much is a Bulldog Husky mix?

If you are looking for a Husky Bulldog mix for sale, the cost will depend on the reputation of the breeder, their location, and their parents’ bloodline.

An English Bulldog Husky mix puppy has a price tag of anywhere between $1,000 and $2,500, while,

You should expect to pay $800 to $2,000 for an American Bulldog Husky mix puppy, and  

About $1,000 to $2,000 for a French Bulldog Husky mix puppy.

It is always recommended that you ask the breeder to provide all the information on the mixed breed parents and see where the breeder works. This will give you a picture of what kind of pup you are taking home.

Where to Adopt

Adopting a Husky Bulldog mix is always better and cheaper than shopping, especially when you do not know where to find a responsible breeder. Therefore, ask workers from your local shelter whether this mixed breed is available. If you are not lucky, you can check with the rescue organizations of the Bulldog or Siberian Husky parents.

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