Facts & Origin
Irish Wolfsky (Irish Wolfhound and Siberian Husky mix)
The Irish Wolfsky is a hybrid dog, a mix of the majestic Irish Wolfhound and the proud Siberian Husky. Both parent breeds have a long and rich history, with the Irish Wolfhound considered one of the oldest known dog breeds and originally bred to hunt wolves and deer. The Siberian Husky, on the other hand, is descended from the sled dogs of the nomadic Chukchi people of Siberia and is known for its endurance and hard-working temperament.
Suitability and attitude
The Irish Wolfsky is well suited for families with plenty of space and time to meet their needs for exercise and mental stimulation. They do not do well in apartments due to their size and high energy level. Homes with large, fenced-in yards where they can run and play freely are ideal. They are also well suited for families with children or other pets due to their friendly and sociable nature.
|Origin||Ireland - USA|
|Life expectancy||6 - 15 years|
|Activity level||average to high - high|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
Irish Wolfskys are intelligent, friendly and loyal dogs. They have the liveliness and energy of the Siberian Husky and the gentle and friendly nature of the Irish Wolfhound. They are often affectionate and gentle with their family, but can be somewhat reserved with strangers. However, with proper socialization from puppyhood, they show themselves to be friendly and sociable dogs.
Overall, the Irish Wolfsky is an impressive, loyal and lovable companion that with proper care, training and social interaction can make an excellent pet for active and loving households.
Grooming and health
Irish Wolfskies' coat care requires regular brushing, especially during shedding periods, to remove dead hair and prevent skin problems.
In terms of health, Irish Wolfskys can be susceptible to certain genetic health problems found in their parent breeds, including hip dysplasia and certain eye conditions. It is important that they receive regular veterinary examinations to detect and treat any health problems early.
What does this mixed breed look like?
TheIrish Wolfsky is a large to huge dog that combines the striking appearance and imposing size of its parent breeds. They can reach a height of up to 76 cm and a weight of 50 to 60 kg. Their coat is dense and can come in a variety of colors including black, white, gray and brown. Their eyes can be blue, brown or a combination of both, with some even having the distinctive two-tone eyes of the Siberian Husky.
Gastric torsion is a disease in which the stomach rotates around its own longitudinal axis. The cause of the disease is not known.
May occur with age.
Can occur frequently in dogs and can sometimes be treated with medication.
Especially due to overweight, joint problems can occur in dogs.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
Can be hereditary in certain breeds.
An Irish Wolfsky is a cross between an Irish Wolfhound and a Siberian Husky.
It can reach a size of up to 76 cm.
This mix is usually lively, intelligent, loyal, playful and obedient.
He should be fed good quality food to meet his needs.
An Irish Wolfsky needs regular brushing, claw trimming and a dental care program to stay in top shape.