Belusky

45-65 lbs
23-25"
United States
Belgian Malinois
Siberian Husky
Huskinois

The Belusky is a hybrid comprised of the Belgian Malinois and the Siberian Husky and, as such, can live in cooler to colder temperatures.  The Belusky has a strong, compact body with energy levels that require daily exercise levels of a minimum of 1 to 2 hours (preferably more).  Beyond their energy levels, they are fiercely loyal to their human family members and their natural protective instincts will kick in when and if necessary.  This makes it important to avoid emphasis, while training young Belusky pups, on the protective aspects of the parent breeds.  This will help to prevent “inappropriate” protective situations as your pup matures.  Your Belusky is generally people friendly and will be an excellent family companion for many years, having an average lifespan of 8 to 10 years.  He will require grooming maintenance of brushing about twice a week and bathing when necessary.

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Belgian Malinois, Siberian Husky

Belusky Health

Average Size
Male Belusky size stats
Height: 23-25 inches Weight: 45-65 lbs
Female Belusky size stats
Height: 23-25 inches Weight: 45-65 lbs
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Pannus
  • Laryngeal Paralysis
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Hip
  • Heart
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination

Belusky Breed History

The Belusky hybrid emanates from two pure breeds: the Belgian Malinois and the Siberian Husky.  The Belgian Malinois breed was initially developed in Malines, Belgium, being one of four varieties of Belgian sheepdogs developed in the 1800’s.  The breed was developed for the purpose of shepherding and their strength, energy levels and work ethic make them perfect for this, as well as, many other working type tasks.  The Belgian Malinois is an intelligent and sensitive canine who, today, has become quite the popular family dog.  He is loyal to his human family and is quite the protector.  The Belgian Malinois brings aggression, alertness, intelligence and protectiveness into the gene pool of the Belusky.  On the other side of the equation, the Siberian Husky is a breed which was developed in Russia to be used as sled dogs.  As one might expect, their breeding development has provided a coat which is ideal for colder temperatures and, surprisingly, allows them to tolerate some hotter temperatures as well. While this breed is powerful and athletic, the Siberian Husky is also affectionate, sensitive, loyal and non-aggressive.  They are intelligent and independent, which basically means that you don’t have to keep reminding and reinforcing the fact that they are loved.  They are good in homes with multiple dogs and exceptionally good with children -- in fact they are so good with people that they’ll let anyone into the home.  Yes, that means even those who aren’t supposed to be there.  They are very intelligent but this doesn’t help when it comes to training them.  Ranking high in the “I could care less about learning this task” category, the breed is difficult to train as they aren’t really motivated to please their handlers.  The Siberian Husky parent brings alertness, friendliness, gentleness, independence, intelligence, lovingness, outgoingness, socialness and, yes, stubbornness into the genetic pool of the Belusky hybrid.  The Belusky hybrid originated in the United States.

Belusky Breed Appearance

The Belusky is a medium sized canine whose body is compact and strong, having a height of 23 to 25 inches at the shoulders and weighing in at 45 to 65 pounds.  The Belusky coat is short to medium in length, water resistant, with layers of soft, rough and harsh hair, creating a dense double layer coat.  They can come in virtually any color with either black or white markings. The ears are erect, may be darker or black and, depending upon the dominant parental genes, may be larger like the Belgian Malinois or smaller and more rounded like the Siberian Husky.  The tail is brush-like and long and the hair may be longer on the hindquarters if the Belgian Malinois is dominant.  The head can be more like the thicker and more round Siberian Husky or may resemble the flatter, finer boned structure and longer snout of the Belgian Malinois, depending on which parent’s genes are dominant.  The eyes may take on the slightly almond shaped Belgian chocolate color contributed by the Belgian Malinois parent or the almond shaped brown or blue of the Siberian Husky parent, presenting an alert, intelligent and questioning expression contributed by the Malinois parent or the keen, friendly or mischievous expression from the Husky parent.   Both parent breeds boast of a scissor bite without the appearance of pink gums.  The paws may take on the neat, compact paws of the Husky parent or the medium length, strong metatarsi of the Malinois parent.

Belusky Breed Maintenance

The Belusky hybrid canine is relatively low maintenance, requiring brushing once or twice weekly, especially during their normal shedding seasons which may require more frequent brushing to control the hair being shed.  This is especially important for those homes having family members who are sensitive to dog hair or who have breathing or asthmatic conditions as they are not hypoallergenic.  Bathing is done only as needed.  They generally don’t get that “dog” smell.  As with all canine breeds, routine teeth cleaning and examinations will protect against periodontal disease and tooth loss.  Weekly ear checks should be practiced to keep the ears clean and free from infections.

Belusky Temperament

The Belusky temperament can be a melding of the personality traits from the Malinois, providing the aggression and herding tendencies and from the Husky side, the gentle, independent and loving tendencies.  The end result of this blending of breeds is a friendly, extremely active, intelligent canine who is easier to train due to the Belgian Malinois genes as opposed to the stubbornness and lackadaisical attitude of the Siberian Husky, making the latter breed much harder to train.  The Husky side loves everyone, regardless of age or purpose, and is good with other dogs.  The Malinois side is a herding dog at heart, loyal to his human family and quite protective.  The aggressiveness of the herding and the protective tendencies require that puppies be introduced to all types of people as early in life as possible to avoid “inappropriate” protective issues as they mature.  This also makes it important to discourage the “herding” behaviors, like nipping at the heels of other animals and humans to keep them in line, as early in life as possible and continuing with consistency as they mature.  Both of the parent breeds are extremely active canines and require a great deal of exercise, most likely 1 to 2 hours a day at a minimum with appropriate opportunity to run on a daily basis.

Belusky Activity Requirements

Your Belusky will need 1 to 2 hours at a minimum of exercise every day.  This can include walking, running and chasing Frisbees.  They love to chase and play with various types of toys, with running and jumping being high on their list of favored activities. To keep your Belusky healthy, fit and happy, exercise him at least 1 to 2 hours per day.  Due to their need for lots of exercise, the hybrid is not well suited to apartment living.  He will be his happiest in a home with a large fenced in yard, but be sure to get the fence high enough and dig it in because both parent breeds are jumpers and the Husky breed parent contributes some impressive digging skills, enabling them to tunnel under fences and barriers to satisfy the wanderlust inherent in the breed.  Keeping these things in mind, your Belusky can live in urban or rural communities as long there is ample opportunity for exercise available for him.  Your Belusky can live in almost any climate, having a multi-layered dense coat which repels water and protects them in colder environments and in hotter ones as well. 

Belusky Owner Experiences

Logan
7 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Jumping to catch a toy
Running
Rollerblading
Walks
We adopted Logan from another family who got him from a rescue. We have had him for almost a month now and have loved every second. He is going through his “preteen-teen” years and was a little tough to settled him in, and the factor that it was a new home. But he has been well loved in his new forever home. We have a larger house for him to play in as well as a large yard, and we are very active parents. We have given him new experiences and taught him several new things and he has now settled into his home and we are having a great time with our Belusky.
2 years, 3 months ago
Zeus
2 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Bike ride
Run
Catch treats
Swim
Tug-of-war
Tubing
Chase
Fetch
Zeus is super friendly! We just recently figured out his mix. We get asked all the time. He is very excitable. He loves attention and other dogs. However, other dogs don’t really love him. He is a big lap baby, even though he’s way too big. He loves being outdoors, hiking. Enjoys lots of exercise. He loves pickles and fries(tends to steal them from you lol). He’s incredibly smart and protective of my husband and I. He listens fairly good, but has a mind of his own. However, he loves will his entire being and is at my right hand whenever possible. He’s my big baby.
2 years, 2 months ago
Simon
8 Months
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
Playing
Friendly, high maintenance, attention seeking, loving, stomach sensitivity
1 year, 8 months ago
Flynn
7 Weeks
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He's still little, but he is very focused, he loves toys and even at this young age will follow them intently with his eyes.
1 year, 7 months ago
Shirley
3 Years
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Run
constant companion when doing outdoor chores
Watch tv
Shirley was adopted around 11 months know nothing about her life before us. She came to us in the last 14 months of my husband fight with cancer. Shirley sat on a double recliner with him most of the day after morning chores with me, she was a true couch potato, since his passing she is more interested in playing outdoors and definitely more energetic. She is wonderful companion and a blessing.
1 year, 7 months ago
PEANUT
5 Months
5 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
My Belusky seems to enjoy travelling. He loves great hugs and he enjoys biting his toy. He already learned how to sit and hug people while standing. He oftens play with me when I am doing chores and he loves to shake paws.
1 year, 7 months ago
Russia
4 Months
4 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
Is amazing I spend all my free time with her
1 year, 4 months ago
Trappy
5 Months
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing fetch
Walk
Run
Trappy seeks alot of attention and affection. He doesnt like being left alone. Loves to play with his toys, especially fetch. Loves to go on walks then on a run. He is very friendly, loves meeting new people and other pups.
1 year, 2 months ago
Ka
3 Months
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She has a very good instinct, She is not very friendly but with the family she is the best, super super super intelligent, In 1 step she learned to Sit, Bark to order, Kick, Turn around and wait for order to eat with just 2 months , she is an adult dog in the body of a puppy, she looks exactly like a malinois, she is always hungry!
1 year, 2 months ago
Loki
7 Months
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Loki is a rescue from Romania, shes very friendly and loves me and my partner very much. Her friendliness dies down a little whilst there are men around .
1 year, 1 month ago
Lucifer
9 Months
1 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
Cuddling
Hiking
Running
Playing in the snow
He’s extremely energetic but also knows when it’s time to settle down. He’s a huge cuddle bug. He’s fiercely loyal to me. Since I brought him home at 12 weeks he never leaves my side (helps that I’ve known him since before he was even born 😂). He LOVES everyone and every animal. He’s very alert and outgoing. He’s such a goofball. In comparison to my pitbull he’s harder to train just bc he has that husky attitude about it but he’s extremely intelligent and trained in English and French. He’s 1/4-1/2 malinois (we don’t know the exact percent of husky to malinois in his mom) and his dad is full-blood Siberian husky.
1 year ago
Chili Mac
10 Weeks
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
training
Tug-of-war
Walks
Dog Parks
He’s a little ball of energy. He can be feisty when he wants to be and listen when he wants. He does a lot better with constant exercise. I went from having a lazy mastiff to a belusky, so it’s quite the change, but I got him for the high energy drive to help keep me up and moving too.
1 year ago
Scout
5 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
chasing
Fetch
Tug-of-war
Running
Our Belusky (Scout) is a rescue- we got her when she was 2 months old. She looks like a malinois except for her white patches and curly tail. Scout is a ball of energy, constantly running around each room and leaping on furniture. She loves climbing on top of things and digging and playing with her toys- she will chew on anything she can get her paws on. She’s as smart as a whip and learns quickly. She can be a pest towards our older dog but besides that they get along great. Scout isn’t very cuddly but loves greeting her family whenever she sees them. She still takes a long time to get adjusted to strangers (she’s very defensive). Overall, in terms of appearance and personality, a Belusky is guaranteed to be the most interesting dog you’ll ever meet!
11 months, 3 weeks ago
Odin
1 Year
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Odin came in our house as an 8 week old puppy, he learned everything so fast we skipped puppyschool, extremely willing to learn in exchange for treats. Loves to run and play but mostly seems to like fetch buy only when he can catch the ball or frisbee mid air, other dogs and people are never a problem he is everyones friend but still at his home very protective and loves huggin, best friend you could ever ask for!
11 months, 1 week ago
Oliver
8 Weeks
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Very relaxed and intelligent. Oliver is extremely attentive to sounds and very alert in a relaxed manner.
10 months ago
Muska
7 Months
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
Jumping
match show's
Cuddling
Tug-of-war
Running
playing with other dogs
Our Belusky has a lot!!! of energy, he never runs out. He is super friendly with everyone and loves other dogs. He is also super smart, he learns and understands everything very quickly. For example, he figured out very quickly that he shouldn't pee in the house, he started hinting us when he needed to go out
9 months ago
Bruno
11 Years
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Bruno was rescued at the age of two. Since then he’s been a constant companion, very loyal and affectionate.
8 months, 2 weeks ago
Ares
3 Years
1 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
catch
Running
wrestling
Ares is a sweet boy. I just rescued him from the pound about a year ago. He can be a little rambunctious, and so I have to watch him when he is playing with his big sister Athena, because she is a purebred Siberian and she only weighs 45 lbs, whereas he weighs about 65 lbs and as a result could easily unintentionally injure her. Other than that and the constant shedding he is pretty much perfect.
8 months ago
Piper
12 Weeks
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
Playing fetch
wrestling
She's very loving, true to her background she is full of energy. Verdict is not out yet on her with our cats lol, she wants to play and she's pretty big already, doesn't seem mean though. She's a pouter, likes things her way, husky is for sure in her :)
8 months ago
Bluea
1 Month
6 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He is almost 2 months old and he’s very energetic, I go outside as much as I can to exercise with him and feed him consistently throughout the day. He has a blue and a grey eye which is my favorite feature about my pup! It’s been a great experience so far can’t wait to see him grow!
7 months, 2 weeks ago
Moose, Piper, Cutie Pie, Goliath, Crowder, Bear, and Mudd
10 Weeks
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Run
Learn a new trick
Play
Tug-of-war
Agility training
Nose work
Off-leash
We have 7 amazing pups. Very intelligent absolutely perfect with childrn all ages. We take on ourtwo with us everywhere, and they are adored by all and live the attention, however if a vehicle or knock on our door is heard they are ready to protect until I let them know all is ok. Absolutely wonderful pups..
5 months, 4 weeks ago
Bella
4 Months
6 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
Jogging
Well Bella is also with a pitbull dog who is almost 3yrs old already named hunter. Bella just learned on how to follow the command "sit". She is a very friendly dog so as 'hunter' too. Infact our hunter is a pitbull so he must be a little bit wild by nature but she doesn't know how to bite people even if u put ur hand on her mouth. Bella has not been eating a lot recently and she has been pooping in different colours, green, brown, black, and sometimes red everything is somewhat liquid texture like. We are really worried. What should i do? I really do appreciate for those who will tell me. Thanks!
4 months, 2 weeks ago
Charlie
3 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing
Running
It takes time to gain their trust and when they trust you they follow you to anywhere.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Kopi
1 Year
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
training
Running
1I don't understand why people would belusky as a high score for grooming. My guy sheds like crazy, although shorter hair than other breeds. Highly energetic and pretty easy to train. There are bad habits when not with them like taking and taking something they should not. He had some issues with his skin twice but simple vet, medicine and cone fixed it. Pretty friendly, issues with playing too rough vses smaller dogs though, probably due to his size. Love to play with every dog/person
1 month ago
Auora
2 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She is the sweetest girl, we adopted her from a local dog shelter. My older boy, just loves his new girlfriend (sister) and has not stopped smiling since bringing her home. She loves our cat and will herd him if he gets lose; which makes the cat upset, and is really cute to watch. She is dog reactive, which was not present when we adopted her at 8 months old. We are working on it however, with progress. She knows how to sit, wait, lay down, come, place, take, hold, leave it and heal and shakes one then two paws at once. She is super sweet and easily settles when we do at night. She is a snuggle bunny and we love her very much.
3 weeks, 5 days ago
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Nutritional food and the diet of an belusky. A mix breed of Belgian and Husky.

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During covis lockdown I adopted a.puppy (rescue) belusky. Bitch was husky dog Mali. I have always had GSD and was unprepared. He started with lots of Mali traits but he is just a year old and there's a lot.of husky coming through. He was nervy, very people pleasing, and has really become friendly, obedient.and responsive. A beautiful gentle nature. Super clever and agile. I can't get past his need to pull on leash and harness and is stubborn about recall. Now we are back to "normal" he is battling with separation and destroying my house and nipping to get attention despite exercise and puzzles

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Es el Belusky una raza reconocida en la FCI? o apenas esta en trámite la certificacion

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Tell me about of all the bad behavior of belusky. How to deal with it

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I have a Siberian husky and Belgian Shepard mix , he is 8 weeks old , what’s the best food , and how can I train him ?

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Go for the best quality food you can have that has plenty of protein and is made for larger puppies. Orijen kibble is a great option. Use positive reinforcement training whereby you praise and give treats for good behavior. Be sure to socialise your pup and expose them to e.g. loud noises, children etc.
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