Chico the Alaskan Husky / German Shepherd mix (shown here at 1 year old) was adopted from an animal rescue league. He stands about 20” in height and weighs 38 pounds. His owner states, "We are not sure why the former owner got rid of him; he is one of the best dogs we have ever had. He listens very well, loves to be with us all the time and is always trying to please us in any way he can. When we first got him he weighed only 19 pounds and was a very scarce dog. You could see and count his ribs. We believe he had been mistreated by his former owner. This dog has turned out to be a love bug and we would not give him up for the world."
The Alaskan Husky Shepherd is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Alaskan Husky and the German Shepherd. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.