Greyhound Husky Mix: The Ultimate Guide

Published: 11/04/22 •  7 min read

The Greyhound Husky mix is a fantastic dog for those looking for a faithful companion, with enough energy to burn the candle at both ends! If you’re looking for a running, hunting, or hiking companion, then the Greyhound Husky mix might just be the right dog for you. Despite its energy levels, it’s also a very gentle dog with others, making it a great family fit.

Greyhound Husky Mix
Photo: @goose_greyhound

Greyhound Husky Mix – At a Glance

Weight:45-50 pounds
Height:20-30 inches tall
Lifespan:12-15 years
Coat Colors:Black, White, Red, Fawn, Silver, Brown, Grey – or a combination of these.
Temperament:Energetic, loyal, patient, loving, obedient
Most Suitable For:Families, Single Individuals

What Does a Greyhound Husky Mix Look Like?

Great Greyhound Husky Mix
Photo: @carl_the_huskygreyhoundmix

These dogs will borrow plenty of their looks from both parent breeds. They tend to have long, slender legs with big bushy tails and varying shades of blue eyes. Their long snout and pointy ears are borrowed from their Greyhound ancestry. You can expect your Greyhound to be visually stunning. 

The History of the Greyhound Husky Mix:

The exact origin of the mixture of these two breeds is somewhat unclear, but it is clear that whoever created the Greyhound Husky mix wanted to create a fast, attentive, loyal and beautiful dog. Combining the best traits of both the Greyhound and the Husky.

Greyhound History

Greyhound History

The Greyhound’s history stretches back some 8,000 years to Ancient Egypt, where they were often revered as Gods, with only Egyptian Royalty being allowed to own them. These fast, whippet-like dogs were later used as racing dogs in England, and even accompanied Christopher Columbus on his voyages to the “New World.”

Greyhounds routinely rank as some of the most popular dogs in the country and are revered as racing dogs in the United States.

How Popular Are Greyhounds in the United States?

Greyhounds ranked last year at 132nd in the American Kennel Club’s list of most popular dog breeds.

Who Are Greyhounds a Good Dog For?

Greyhounds have an abundance of energy and can be quite lanky dogs. This makes them a great fit for those who like to be outdoors, or have plenty of outdoor space to allow their Greyhound to run off-leash. They’re also good family dogs as they’re gentle animals with a calm and docile demeanor.

How Did Greyhounds Come About?

The Greyhound is thought to be the oldest purebred dog, dating back to the time of the Pharaohs of Egypt – it’s also the only dog to be named in the King James Bible, to give you another sense of timescale. Because these dogs are so old, there’s little written record to go by to tell exactly when they first came about.

When Did We First Cross-Breed Greyhounds?

There is little available history of the crossbreeding of Greyhounds, however, it’s likely that those who did crossbreed the greyhounds did so out of a desire to match it’s speed and power with the characteristics of other dogs.

Husky History

Husky History

The Siberian Husky was bred by the Chukchi People of Eastern Russia, originally developed for sled-dog racing and transporting goods across snow Arctic tundra. They were then transported to Alaska to aid in the transportation of gold miners from Alaska to the Yukon via sleds.  This lineage as sled transport dogs has held true through the ages and now Siberian Huskies are frequently used as sled dogs for Arctic scientific expeditions, as well as taking part in the Iditarod.

How Popular Are Huskies in the United States?

In the United States, the Siberian Husky ranks among the top 20 most popular dogs in America, holding 19th place in 2021, according to the American Kennel Club rankings.

Who Are Huskies A Good Dog For?

Huskies are great dogs for people who enjoy the great outdoors – just like they do! If you love to hike, run or otherwise exercise, then a Husky would be a fantastic loyal companion for your trips. Otherwise, they’re great with children and very gentle dogs in general. They have a big appetite and energy aplenty, so prepare to be worn out by your Husky.

How Did Huskies Come About?

Huskies were originally bred in Siberia by the Chukchi native people, who were looking for an accompanying dog to aid in transporting people and supplies across the harsh wintry tundra.

When Did We First Cross-Breed Huskies?

Huskies are a popular cross-breed because of their looks. They’ve been cross-bred for decades with a variety of different animals. Though the exact history of when the crossbreeding began is a little spotty.

What is the Temperament of the Greyhound Husky Mix?

The Greyhound Husky mix is a bit of a ‘gentle giant’ of a dog. They’re outgoing and energetic, but simultaneously loving and caring and kind. Making them a great fit for almost any family unit. 

Are Greyhound Husky Mixes Friendly?

Yes, in general, the Husky Greyhound mix is a very friendly breed. 

Are Greyhound Husky Mixes Easy to Train?

Given that both dogs are by nature bred to perform tasks at their owner’s commands, it’s to be expected that the Greyhound Husky mix is going to be quite easy to train.

How Much Can Greyhound Husky Mixes Weigh?

The Greyhound Husky mix will weigh in at around 40-50 pounds.

How Tall Can Greyhound Husky Mixes Get?

The Greyhound Husky mix can be expected to reach around 23 inches tall.

Similar Sized Breeds

Other similar-sized breeds will include any dog that’s mixed with the Greyhound and any medium-to-large size mix with the Siberian Husky.

Does a Greyhound Husky Mix Shed?

Given that the Greyhound Husky inherits the double-coat fur from the Husky, you can expect moderate shedding throughout the year, including a ‘blowing’ of their coat twice a year. Get yourself a good brush if you buy/adopt a Greyhound Husky mix.

How Much Exercise Does a Greyhound Husky Mix Need?

Given that both parent dogs are exercise machines – the Greyhound with its racing speed and the Husky with its endurance capacity – anticipate that this breed will require a huge amount of exercise. Including a long walk once a day, or a rigorous hike once a week, if you’ve missed a day or two of walking.

How Long Does a Greyhound Husky Mix Live?

The lifespan of the Greyhound is between 10-14 years, while the Husky is between 12-15 years.

Therefore we can assume the life expectancy of the Greyhound Husky mix is anywhere between 12-15 years.

Like with any dog, there are a number of factors that will determine the number of years your specific Greyhound Husky mix lives like diet and exercise.

What Health Conditions Could the Greyhound Husky Mix Have?

Despite this, mixed-breed dogs tend to live longer than their purebred counterparts, you can expect your Greyhound Husky to have a long and happy life.

How Can You Find a Greyhound Husky Mix For Sale?

While we recommend adoption over buying your Greyhound Husky Mix from a breeder. If you want to find a reputable breeder, be sure to check the AKC’s list of reputable breeders

For those looking to adopt, check out this link to see what adoptions are available in your area. 

How Much Does a Greyhound Husky Mix Cost?

In general, pedigree and location notwithstanding, you can expect your Greyhound Husky to cost anywhere from $600 to $1300 USD.

Is the Greyhound Husky Mix the Right Breed For You?

The Greyhound Husky mix may well be the right dog for you if you’ve been looking for an energetic and loving companion either for yourself or for your family. The naturally energetic dog is perfect to bring on hikes and is gentle enough to have around children and other dogs. If you can keep up with, the Greyhound Husky might just be the perfect addition to your family home.

Nick Meagher

I'm Nick Meagher, a lifelong dog enthusiast and the voice behind this blog. Having grown up with dogs, I've developed a deep understanding and an unbreakable bond with these amazing companions. Through MyK9Life, I aim to share insights, tips, and heartwarming stories, celebrating the joy and journey of life with our four-legged friends.

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