Husky Bulldog Mix: The Ultimate Guide

Published: 12/22/22 •  12 min read

The Husky Bulldog mix is a marriage between the powerful American Bulldog and the energetic Siberian Husky. While little is known about when the Husky Bulldog was first created, we have an extensive history of their parent breeds.

Husky Bulldog Mix
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We’ll take you through the history of the American Bulldog and the Siberian Husky, why they’re two of the most popular dogs in the country, their temperaments, and who they’re suitable for as individual breeds.

Husky Bulldog Mix – At a Glance

Weight:35 – 128 pounds
Height:20 – 28 inches
Lifespan:8 – 15 years
Coat Colors:Black and white, grey and white, fawn, red and brindle
Temperament:Intelligent, outgoing, stubborn, impatient, loving, loyal
Most Suitable For:Active families & experienced pet owners, not suitable for the elderly

What Does a Husky Bulldog Mix Look Like?

Husky Bulldog Mix
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Your Bulldog Husky mix may be one of the oddest breeds you’ll see. They inherit a decent amount of their physical appearance from both parent breeds.

As you might expect, any Husky mix may inherit the ice blue eyes (or the brown/blue eye) combination of the Siberian Husky. Depending on the inherited genetics, your Husky Bulldog mix may have a face like the American Bulldog – with its smooshed nose and bat-ears – high-set, triangular shape, and pointing outwards.

However, your Husky Bulldog mix may also inherit the physical appearance of a Husky, with a long snout, black nose, and triangular ears that point upwards.

Being an active breed, you can expect your Bulldog Husky mix to inherit the endurance of a Siberian Husky, with muscular and powerful hindquarters resembling that of the Husky. In contrast, it may have the chest of an American Bulldog.

This highly energetic breed is well sought-after among designer dog breeds because of its physical prowess.

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The History of the Husky Bulldog Mix

The Bulldog Husky mix is a relatively new breed of designer dog. While there’s little written information about the Bulldog Husky mix, we can glean that breeders likely chose to cross these two animals to create a slightly friendlier (less intimidating) version of the American Bulldog, coupling the Bulldog’s physicality with the beauty of the Husky, to create a visually-stunning Bulldog Husky mix.

The History of the American Bulldog

The History of the American Bulldog

The American Bulldog’s history begins in the British Isles, as they are a descendent of the English Bulldog, initially bred in England in the 18th century – but eventually became extinct. These dogs were produced for the blood sport of ‘bull-baiting,’ outlawed in England in 1835 with the Cruelty to Animals Act.

Since the outlawing, the Old English Bulldog was preserved by new immigrants to the United States shortly after 1850, who would go on crossbreed English Bulldog mixes that would maintain the breed, renaming it the American Bulldog.

The American Bulldog has a slightly different physical appearance from its English progenitor. This includes body length and overall physical activity levels. The American Bulldog (and Bulldogs in general) are predisposed to a medical condition called ‘cherry eye.’ This condition is also possible in any Bulldog mix.

How Popular Are American Bulldogs in the United States?

As the name might suggest, the American Bulldog is a very popular dog within the United States, first brought over shortly after 1850 and recognized as a breed in 1885.

The American Kennel Club ranked the American Bulldog, known simply as a “Bulldog,” as the 6th most popular dog in the country in 2021.

Who Are Bulldogs a Good Dog For?

Given their popularity, the American Bulldog is clearly seen by American society as a great dog for almost any owner. Though their body size and overall strength aren’t optimal for first-time dog owners or the elderly.

Despite being small and somewhat frumpy, Bulldogs still require plenty of exercise. These stringent exercise requirements are another reason they’re largely unsuitable for elderly owners.

Bulldogs also make great family pets, as they are generally gentle and good with children and other pets.

How Did Bulldogs Come About?

The American Bulldog’s lineage stretches back to the Old English Bulldog, a now-extinct breed of a bulldog from the 17th century in England that was bred for the expressed purpose of ‘bull-baiting,’ a popular blood sport at the time.

The Old English Bulldog would eventually become extinct, making way for the American Bulldog to become popular in the New World after Americans bred their English Bulldog immigrant pets. The American Kennel Club officially recognized the breed in 1885.

American Bulldogs are also named differently to the French Bulldog, which has a much different history than their American counterpart.

When Did We First Cross-Breed The American Bulldog?

The detailed history of crossbreeding the American Bulldog to create an American Bulldog mix is a little sketchy. We are still determining when the first mixed-breed American Bulldog was made, what it was crossed with, or by whom.  

Given that the American Bulldog is one of the most popular breeds in the country, it’s no surprise that reputable breeders wanted to start crossing the American Bulldog with other dogs. Crossbreeding became popular in the United States in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Popular Bulldog crossbreeds include:

Any Bulldog mix is likely to inherit a significant amount of the Bulldog’s physical, including its flat coat, wrinkly skin, and medium size. American Bulldogs make terrific loyal companions with a healthy prey drive. 

The History of the Siberian Husky

The History of the Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky heralds from the tundra of the Chukchi Peninsula in eastern Siberia. The Chukchi People bred these medium-sized dogs with a friendly nature and used them to transport people and goods on sleds across the frigid snow-swept plains. Their thick double coat, large paws, and insane endurance levels made them perfect dogs for such a task.

The Husky was then transported to Nome, Alaska, in 1908 to aid in transporting people and goods during the Gold Rush. This made the Husky an incredibly valuable part of Alaskan heritage and culture and is one of the many reasons the Siberian Husky is still so popular today.

How Popular Are Huskies in the United States?

Despite their utility, outside of Alaska, the Siberian Husky isn’t one of the more popular dog breeds in the United States. Outside of being a working dog, the Husky is mostly a loyal companion pet. Known as gentle giants, Huskies make wonderful companion pets for active families but are far better suited to cold climates – like those found in Canada and Alaska.

Still, Huskies fair modestly in the ‘most popular’ category. In 2021, they were the 19th most popular dog in the United States, measured by the American Kennel Club.

Who Are Huskies a Good Dog For?

Due to their high energy levels, Huskies aren’t for everyone. They need an active family or active single individual that also has the strength to maintain control over such a large and powerful animal.

The Siberian Husky also doesn’t fare well in hotter climates because of its double coat. There aren’t that many desert-dwelling Huskies for a reason! If you have a large plot of land and can frequently exercise your Husky (or Husky mix), and have a definite winter season, the Siberian Husky will likely be a happy pet. 

How Did Huskies Come About?

The Siberian Husky was first bred by the Chukchi people of the Chukchi Peninsula in Siberia. The Chukchi used them as working dogs, transporting goods and people miles across frozen and rugged terrain in the Russian tundra.

In 1908, the first Siberian Huskies arrived in Nome, Alaska – likely with people looking to participate in the Gold Rush. The Siberian Husky was a reliable dog for transporting miners and equipment through deep snow and treacherous terrain.

Today, the Siberian Husky is more a companion pet than a working dog, but it still performs that ‘working dog’ function in northern Canada.

When Did We First Cross-Breed The Husky?

The Siberian Husky is one of those breeds that people like to keep as a purebred parent, mostly to try and maintain that beautiful physical appearance for which Huskies are so admired.

However, there is little documentation concerning the first crossbreeding of Siberian Huskies, although there are popular crossbreeds. They include:

It’s safe to say that the Siberian Husky is one of the most popular dogs to breed other dogs with if you’re one of those who like mixed-breed dogs.

How Important Is a Dog’s Temperament to Your Family?

One of the most important parts of your journey as a prospective owner is to properly research the breed (or mixed breed) you wish to adopt. It’s important that you take your time and find a mixed breed puppy that is going to have a temperament that matches with you and your family’s lifestyle.

An active dog will do far better with an active family. Similarly, a dog that suffers from separation anxiety probably won’t fit in well with a family that works and lives outside of the house, and leaves their dog inside.

Make sure you’re aware of your prospective dog’s temperament before you go through the process of adopting/buying it!

What is the Temperament of the Husky Bulldog Mix?

The Husky Bulldog mix is a very friendly, affable breed with a highly energetic temperament. Thanks to its Siberian Husky parent breed, it may have a strong prey drive – but will equally make a fantastic guard dog – due to its protective nature.

The Husky Bulldog mix may exhibit some destructive behavior if left alone. It can suffer from separation anxiety, as it does much better in a family setting – and as a particularly active dog, it can become restless if not properly exercised.

Is The Husky Bulldog Mix Friendly?

As mixed breed dogs go, the Husky Bulldog mix is one of the friendliest you’re likely to come across. Both parent breeds are very friendly – the Husky can sometimes have very high energy levels and become hyperactive. Though this can be sorted with training.

Is The Husky Bulldog Mix Easy to Train?

The Husky Bulldog mix can be a bit challenging to train. Its high energy levels may mean that it has trouble paying attention at times. This can be resolved through obedience training; they typically respond well to positive reinforcement.

How Much Can A Husky Bulldog Mix Weigh?

The weight of a full-grown Husky Bulldog mix varies between 35 and 128 pounds! This large fluctuation is largely due to the unknown of the dominant gene. if your Husky Bulldog takes on the Siberian Husky size genes, expect a heavier dog!

How Tall Can A Husky Bulldog Mix Get?

Luckily, the same fluctuation doesn’t appear in the height of the Husky Bulldog mix. You can expect your Husky Bulldog mix to grow between 20 and 28 inches tall.

Similar Sized Breeds

There are a few similar-sized breeds to the Bulldog Husky mix. These can include any Husky mix, such as the Dane Husky Mix, the Greyhound Husky mix, and a cross between the Husky and French Bulldog, otherwise known as the Husky Frenchie mix.

These similar-sized breeds can also include other dogs, such as the Rottweiler, the Bernese Mountain Dog, the Golden Retriever and German Shepherd.

Does the Husky Bulldog Mix Shed?

Unfortunately, you can expect any Husky mix to be a heavy-shedding dog, and the Husky Bulldog is likely no exception! 

Depending on the predominant fur gene, the Husky Bulldog may grow the thick, beautiful coat of the Siberian Husky or the short coat of the American Bulldog.

If the coat is shorter, you’re unlikely to get as much shedding, but you should still plan to brush your Bulldog Husky mix at least once per week.

How Much Exercise Does A Husky Bulldog Mix Require?

For active dog owners, the Bulldog Husky mix is a fantastically active pet. They may not be able to run as far or as fast as a true Siberian Husky, but they’ll keep up with you on a hike.

On average, you should plan to walk your Bulldog Husky mix for at least 45 minutes per day, with off-leash time on the weekends.

How Long Can a Husky Bulldog Mix Live?

The average lifespan of a Husky Bulldog mix is between 8 and 15 years.

What Health Conditions Could the Husky Bulldog Mix Have?

How Can You Find a Husky Bulldog Mix Puppy For Sale?

Before you search for a Bulldog Husky mix puppy for sale, we highly recommend that you consider adopting from your local vet or animal shelter.

Alternatively, you can search online at, which allows you to search for Husky Bulldogs available in your area.

How Much Does a Husky Bulldog Mix Puppy Cost?

Another reason to consider adopting a Husky Bulldog mix puppy, as opposed to purchasing, is that they can cost between $800 and $1500! Adoptions are often a fraction of the cost.

If you’re set on going with a breeder, you’ll need to read our guide to finding a reputable breeder – and why you should avoid puppy mills!

Is the Husky Bulldog Mix the Right Breed For You?

Whether the Husky Bulldog mix is the right breed for you will largely depend on what kind of life you can provide. They need regular exercise, a healthy, balanced diet and much prefer living with a family. They’re not well-suited for apartment living and much prefer the outdoors.

If you’re looking for an active family companion, the Husky Bulldog might just be the breed for you! Alternatively, you can check out all of our different mixed-breed breakdowns here.

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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