25 Dog Breeds That Look Like Huskies (Large & Small)

Dog Breeds That Look Like Huskies?

Every dog breed brings something unique into this world, some are cute, others are goofy, and there are those who are known for their ethereal beauty, their size, and their strength.

While Huskies can possess all of these traits, there’s also something mysterious about this breed. Perhaps it’s their wolf-like appearance, their blue eyes, or the snowy background.

But huskies are not the only dogs that have these characteristics, there are at least 25 dog breeds that look like huskies in one way or another, some of them more recognized than others.

If you’re someone who is looking for a dog companion and you want them to possess the same northern beauty then I’m more than thrilled to explore each breed that resembles huskies. We will discuss their similarities, and differences, as well as smaller breeds that are husky look-alikes!

What Are Huskies Like?

Before we take a deep dive into the 25 dog breeds that look like huskies I think it’s important to mention the Husky dog itself.

So, what makes a Husky, a Husky?

  • Origin: Siberia
  • Type: Medium-sized
  • Height: 21 to 23.5 in (53 to 60 cm)
  • Weight: 45 to 60 pounds (20 to 27 kg)
  • Life Expectancy: 12 – 14 years

The Northern Heritage of the Husky is more than obvious; indeed, these dogs were bred in northeastern Asia by the Chukchi people. They were both great companion dogs and they were also used as endurance sled dogs.

Aside from their incredible endurance and ability to carry light loads through frozen expanses, Huskies are praised for their ability to work in packs. This means that most Huskies enjoy the company of their family and they get along with other dogs.

These are beautiful dogs with a distinctive thick double coat, that comes in a number of shades, and while grey and white colors are quite common, they also come in shades of back and white, red and white, wolf-gray, brown silver, and pure white.

When it comes to temperament these are energetic dogs, that enjoy chasing small animals, as a result, you can expect destructive behaviors from a Husky if their exercise needs are not met. Huskies are also capable of jumping over a fence if it’s not tall enough or they can dig their way out from underneath a fence.

So, as you can see these are truly mischievous, and playful dogs and someone might even say weird. Perhaps my favorite characteristic is the fact that they don’t bark much, instead, they tend to howl, and produce chirping sounds.

They also love to throw temper tantrums as you can see in the video below!

25 Dog Breeds That Look Like Huskies

Now that you know what type of dogs Huskies are, it’s time to explore all the breeds that look like them and what possible extra characteristics they may or may not share with Huskies, be that their origin, size, and temper tantrums.

1. Alaskan Malamutes

  • Origin: Alaska
  • Type: Large
  • Height: 23 to 25 in (58 to 64 cm)
  • Weight: 75 to 85 pounds (34 to 39 kg)
  • Life Expectancy: 10 to 14 years

I won’t be surprised if most people out there can’t tell the difference between a Siberian Husky and an Alaskan Malamute, after all, they look really alike and both breeds are sled-pulling dogs.

Perhaps the one thing that truly sets the two breeds apart is the size. Compared to the medium-sized Husky, the Alaskan Malamute is a large breed that is twice as heavy!

Thanks to all that muscle the Alaskan Malamute was used to carry heavier loads over longer distances.

Of course, if you take a moment to observe the Alaskan Malamute you will also notice that their fluffier and their coloring is more muted. Their face is mostly white, compared to Siberian Huskies that have various patterns, usually around their eyes in the middle of their forehead and all the way to the tip of their nose.

As a working breed, the Alaskan Malamute needs a lot of exercise and daily outlets for their energy, otherwise, they will become destructive.

Don’t get me wrong the Alaskan Malamute is an affectionate, family dog, and they are well-mannered as long as their needs are met. If not then you can expect them to be quite vocal about it. Similarly to Huskies, they require a lot of training and they’re not a wise choice for first-time owners.

2. Akita Inu

  • Origin: Japan
  • Type: Large
  • Height: 25 to 28 in (64 to 71 cm)
  • Weight: 60 to 130 pounds (27 to 59 kg)
  • Life Expectancy: Up to 10 years

While I want to believe that I would never confuse an Akita Inu with a Husky, I have to admit that the two breeds share some similarities. So, for those of you who want a dog that somewhat looks like a Husky but is also quite different and has a different personality then let me introduce you to the Akita Inu.

Apart from the fact that the Akita is a Japanese breed, the first big difference here would be the size since the Akita Inu is much taller and can be more than double the weight of a Siberian Husky. Still, if you like the look there are smaller breeds that are still similar in appearance to Akitas (and huskies for that matter).

Another striking difference is the tail. The Akita Inu has a permanently curled tail, while Huskies curl up their tail when they are excited or alert.

Their colorings are also significantly different since they are either red, fawn, sesame, brindle, or pure white, with whitish or cream-colored markings on the sides of the dog’s muzzle, on the cheeks, on the underside of the jaw, neck, chest, body, and tail, and on the inside of the legs, also known as Urajiro markings.

Aside from the differences in their appearance the Akita Inu and the Siberian Husky also have quite different personalities. The Akita Inu is more aloof and thus can be a great watchdog.

Similarly to Huskies, they are great family dogs and form strong bonds with their owners. However, they aren’t as friendly towards other dogs, that’s why they require more intense training and very responsible owners.

3. Greenland Dog

  • Origin: Greenland
  • Type: Large
  • Height: 23 to 27 in (58 to 68 cm)
  • Weight: 75 to 105 pounds (34 to 47.5 kg)
  • Life Expectancy: 10 to 12 years

The Greenland Dog is another Husky-type dog that was in a similar fashion used as a working sled dog.

However, before I go any further I do want to mention that this breed is considered the same breed as the Canadian Eskimo Dog that is also mentioned on our list.

That’s because the two breeds “have not yet diverged enough genetically to be considered separate breeds, despite their geographical location.” That being said this breed is recognized by various Kennel Clubs.

The Greenland dog is a devoted pet, and while they may be more aloof and independent compared to Huskies, with proper training and socialization they can be incredible human companions.

4. Utonagan Dog

  • Origin: Unkown
  • Type: Large
  • Height: 23 to 30 in (58 to 76 cm)
  • Weight: 55 to 110 pounds (25 to 50 kg)
  • Life Expectancy: Up to 15 years

The Utonagan is not a well-known breed, most likely because it is an offshoot breed line from the Northern Inuit Dog nonetheless it deserves a spot on our list because it’s a beautiful dog and it looks a lot like a Husky.

That of course is not surprising since the Utonagan is a newer crossbreed and it’s a mix between a Siberian Husky along with two other breeds, the Alaskan Malamute and German Shepherd.

They are however larger than the average Husky, and they have quite a powerful build. Utonagans actually look more like wolves, but they don’t share their aggressiveness, instead, they are playful and curious dogs that have lots of energy to spend.

That’s why they are well suited for active families that love the outdoors and not so much for new owners because they still require plenty of discipline and training.

5. Tamaskan Dog

  • Origin: Finland
  • Type: Large
  • Height: 25 to 28 in (67 to 71 cm)
  • Weight: 66 to 99 pounds (30 to 45 kg)
  • Life Expectancy: 14 to 15 years

The Tamaskan dog is another offshoot breed from the Northern Inuit Dog and it shares a similar wolf-ish appearance with the Utonagan and perhaps even more so, thanks to its shorter coat.

Of course, this dog also looks a lot like a Husky and I wouldn’t be surprised if people confused the one for the other. That’s probably because the Tamaskan has some Husky DNA in it, along with other arctic breeds like the Alaskan Malamute, German Shepherd, and the Canadian Eskimo dog.

The Tamaskan breed is significantly larger than the Husky and even though they closely resemble wolves their behavior is that of an active, curious and talkative dog.

Despite the rising popularity of this breed, this dog is not suitable for first-time owners. Its independent nature makes the Tamaskan more difficult to train compared to a Husky. That being said when these dogs are in good hands they are the perfect family dog!

6. Saarloos Wolfdog

  • Origin: Netherlands
  • Type: Large
  • Height: 26 to 30 inches (65 to 75 cm)
  • Weight: 79 to 90 pounds (36 to 41 kg)
  • Life Expectancy: 10 to 12 years

The Saarloos Wolfdog is another large breed on our list that has striking wolf-like traits. This breed was created by crossing a German Shepherd with a Siberian grey wolf, and it actually shows more genetic association with the grey wolf than any other breed.

This probably explains their independent nature and the fact that they need to be socialized as early as possible and have an experienced owner that can train them and control their protective and territorial behaviors.

Unlike the friendly Husky on our list, this breed is a loner and in a sense, an owner who is also a loner can find the perfect companion in the Saarloos Wolfdog.

You might want to consider this breed if you’re looking for a dog that looks like a wolf, and one that is active and adventurous, but most importantly if you don’t have other pets or children.

7. Canadian Eskimo

  • Origin: Canada
  • Type: Large
  • Height: 23 to 28 in (58 to 70 cm)
  • Weight: 66 to 88 pounds (30 to 40 kg)
  • Life Expectancy: 10 to 15 years

The Canadian Eskimo looks a lot like a Husky, however, their markings are not identical and the Canadian Eskimo tends to have darker patches of another color on the head or both body and head.

Just like the Husky, the Canadian Eskimo was bred by the Inuit people to pull sleds, but they were also used as hunters. Nowadays this breed is very rare and with 300 purebred Canadian Eskimo dogs remaining it’s threatened by extinction.

This is unfortunate because these are incredible dogs, very intelligent and trainable, and they love people. They also love other dogs, as long as they are part of their pack.

8. Kugsha Dog

  • Origin: United States
  • Type: Large
  • Height: 20 to 27 in (51 to 68.5 cm)
  • Weight: 100 pounds (45 kg)
  • Life Expectancy: 12 to 14 years

Also referred to as the Amerindian Malamute, the Kugsha is a relatively unknown breed that hasn’t been recognized by any official kennel or club.

When it comes to looks the Kugsha can be mistaken for a Husky, however, there’s something far more wolf-like about this breed, probably because their lineage seems to be part wolf and part malamute-type dog.

There’s not a lot to say about this breed’s history, but apparently, the Kugsha was bred in Wolfen Kennel of Pennsylvania, by three breeders.

It’s highly unlikely that you will run across this breed, but if you ever do then you need to know that the Kugsha is an intelligent breed, they are also great watchdogs, but they need an experienced dog owner who can deal with their predatory instincts and a home with a huge fenced yard.

9. Czech Wolfdog

  • Origin: Czechoslovakia
  • Type: Medium to large
  • Height: 23.5 to 25.5 inc (60 to 65 cm)
  • Weight: 44 to 57 pounds (20 to 26 kg)
  • Life Expectancy: 10 to 15 years

Before we take a closer look at the Czechoslovakian Vlcak or Wolfdog, I need to say that this breed requires a high level of training and leadership something a new owner won’t be able to provide.

These dogs have an intense guarding instinct and they need a good deal of early socialization. That being said this breed can be a great family companion as long as they are in the right hands.

The reason for all this caution has a lot to do with the history of this breed. Bred as a military experiment in the 1950s the Czech Wolfdog was a crossbred between the German Shepherd and a Carpathian Wolf. For this reason, this breed is banned in some States and countries.

Ever since the Czech Wolfdog had been employed by the police they’ve been often confused with Huskies, thanks to their strong build and silver coat.

10. Northern Inuit Dog

  • Origin: United Kingdom
  • Type: Medium to large
  • Height: 23 to 32 inches (58 to 81 cm)
  • Weight: 55 to 110 pounds (25 to 50 kg)
  • Life Expectancy: 12 to 15 years

While the Northern Inuit dog is not recognized by the AKC it definitely has its own fan base, especially after their appearance on one of the most popular shows on television, “Game of Thrones”.

This dog looks like a mix of Husky dogs and wolves, and in fact, that’s partly true, since the Northern Inuit originates from crosses between German Shepherds, Siberian Huskies, and Inuit dogs.

Obviously, this is another highly athletic dog but unlike Huskies, this breed isn’t as friendly, instead, the Northern Inuit is aloof, especially around strangers. That’s why only in the hands of an experienced owner they can truly flourish.

I do want to mention that while the Northern Inuit dogs are somewhat shy, they are very loyal and family-friendly, so much so that they can be prone to separation anxiety.

11. Samoyed

  • Origin: Siberia
  • Type: Medium-sized
  • Height: 20 to 22 in (51 to 56 cm)
  • Weight: 44 to 66 pounds (20 to 30 kg)
  • Life Expectancy: 12 to 14 years

If you’re looking for a dog that is similar to a husky not only in terms of appearance and beauty but also in terms of size then the smiling Samoyed might be the one.

Now the Samoyed is admittedly a much fluffier version of a northern breed like a Husky so you need to be prepared for some serious shedding. Instead of sporting the same markings, the Samoyed is usually pure white, or cream-colored.

Both of these dogs come from the same hardy environment where they were used as hard-working sled dogs. So, as you can imagine they do need a good amount of exercise and attention, even if it’s less than what a Husky would demand.

Being pack dogs Samoyeds are also friendly toward other dogs. When it comes to humans they are loyal through and through, and most importantly they have the same dose of silliness, weirdness, and drama that Huskies have.

Plus Samoyeds are also quite talkative using an assortment of howls, grunts, and the occasional barks.

I also want to add that Samoyeds were also used as herd dogs, which means that you may come up against their herding instinct so it’s beneficial if you have previous experience training other dogs.

12. Keeshond

  • Origin: Netherlands
  • Type: Medium-sized
  • Height: 17 to 19 in (44 to 48 cm)
  • Weight: 33 to 44 pounds (15 to 20 kg)
  • Life Expectancy: 10 to 15 years

The Keeshond is closely related to the Pomeranian and Samoyed breeds, but unlike the white Samoyed, the Keeshond shares some of the darker colors that we see on Huskies while still remaining really fluffy.

This means that you will have to be prepared for the grooming needs of Keeshonds, and the simple fact that these dogs shed a lot. Being this fluffy also means that they prefer colder climates, even more than Huskies.

Just like Huskies, the Keeshonds are really friendly and loving dogs, you might even describe them as overly attached. Unlike huskies they don’t have as high exercise requirements nor is their prey drive as intense.

Keeshond dogs are also quite talkative and just like huskies, they will let you know if you’re not giving them enough attention. What’s more important is that unlike most Husky-like breeds on this list Keeshonds are suitable for first-time owners and they are relatively easy to train!

13. American Eskimo

  • Origin: United States/Germany
  • Type: Medium-sized
  • Height: 15 to 19 in (38 to 48 cm)
  • Weight: 18 to 35 pounds (8 to 19 kg)
  • Life Expectancy: 12 to 14 years

If you’re looking for a northern type of dog like the husky but fluffier then you might want to consider the American Eskimo.

For those of you who love huskies for their personality then you can expect the American Eskimo to be just as intelligent, affectionate, friendly, and adventurous. Though you need to be prepared to find a very loyal bear-like friend in these dogs because they don’t like to be left alone for too long.

What’s more exciting about this breed is that it comes in different recognized sizes, the toy, miniature, and standard which can be perfect for owners that don’t have a lot of space.

But don’t be fooled by this dog’s size because this pure white ball of fluff requires a lot of physical and mental stimulation and it might be a big undertaking for inexperienced owners.

14. Finnish Spitz

  • Origin: Finland
  • Type: Medium-sized
  • Height: 17 to 20 in (44 to 50 cm)
  • Weight: 26 to 29 pounds (12 to 13 kg)
  • Life Expectancy: 12 to 14 years

I know we have a lot of cute and beautiful dogs on this list but I am truly in love with the Finnish Spitz, perhaps it has something to do with their gold or red-gold fur and their curled fluffy tail.

To an extent, I can see how the Finish Spitz might not look like a Husky, and they probably resemble a fox more than a wolf, but as a northern breed, you can see that they share more similarities with Huskies than they would with a bulldog.

The biggest similarity, however, between the flame-colored Finish Spitz and the husky lies in their personalities. This breed is just as talkative, and intelligent, which means that these dogs are easily trained and they also require plenty of exercise.

The Finish Spitz is not perfect, and being a hunting dog they tend to bark, and their guarding instincts mean that they can be aggressive, especially around smaller pets.

Despite these drawbacks, the Finish Spitz is relatively easygoing and can be a great companion to first-time owners!

15. Shikoku Dog

  • Origin: Japan
  • Type: Medium-sized
  • Height: 17 to 19 in (43 to 49 cm)
  • Weight: 35 to 55 pounds (16 to 25 kg)
  • Life Expectancy: 12 to 15 years

Just like the Husky lookalike Akita Inu on our list the Shikoku dog is another breed that comes from Japan and shares some similarities with the Husky, especially the ones that sport a coat with an equal mixture of white and black hairs.

Like Huskies, the Shikoku dog has a strong prey drive and that’s why they need an experienced owner that can stay on top of their training and offer them lots of physical stimulation on a daily basis.

Exercise can help the Shikoku from showcasing destructive behaviors at home as a Husky would. These dogs are more social compared to the Akita Inu, and they can be the perfect family dog as long as you don’t have other small pets.

16. Icelandic Sheepdog

  • Origin: Iceland
  • Type: Medium-sized
  • Height: 17 to 18 in (42 to 46 cm)
  • Weight: 25 to 30 pounds (11 to 14 kg)
  • Life Expectancy: 12 to 15 years

One look at the Icelandic sheepdog is enough to tell you that they are part of the Spitz family, you can see their fox-like traits, in their pointy ears, and almond eyes.

If you want an Icelandic sheepdog that looks like a Husky then it has to be sporting a grey and white or a back and white coat.

In terms of personality, these dogs also share a few traits with the Husky. For one they are very energetic and they need a lot of daily activity, preferably runs and games that will keep them healthy.

The Icelandic sheepdog is equally social, but just because they are well-mannered and loving doesn’t mean they don’t need lots of training. New owners could handle this breed as long as they can offer the Icelandic Sheepdog lots of space, preferably not an apartment, and activities.

17.West Siberian Laika

  • Origin: Russia
  • Type: Medium-sized
  • Height: 20 to 24 in (52 to 60 cm)
  • Weight: 40 to 55 pounds (18 to 25 kg)
  • Life Expectancy: 11 to 14 years

Admittedly not all the breeds on this list are exact copies of Huskies, some look very much like Huskies while others look like distant cousins, well the West Siberian Laika is definitely the former rather than the latter.

Laika is the same size as the average Husky and it’s also a hardy and athletic breed that requires lots of exercise and play every day. This is also not the kind of dog that enjoys living in an apartment, and they can easily get bored and become destructive.

If you’re looking for a dog that is similar to Huskies then you can expect the West Siberian Laika to be a loyal companion that enjoys spending time with their family. However, this breed is not meant for first-time dog owners, this is a stubborn dog that needs constant training and socialization.

18. Norwegian Elkhound

  • Origin: Norway
  • Type: Medium-sized
  • Height: 18 to 19 in (46 to 49 cm)
  • Weight: 49 to 55 pounds (22 to 25 kg)
  • Life Expectancy: 12 to 15 years

The Norwegian Elkhound is another robust breed that resembles the Husky closely and they bare similar markings.

Just like the Husky, these dogs get easily bored and they require daily mental and physical stimulation and training to keep them from showcasing their destructive side.

Despite what the name may suggest the Norwegian Elkhound was not bred to hunt for elk, instead, they were specialized in following the scent trail of these creatures.

Being one of Europe’s oldest dogs, the Norwegian Elkhounds have worked as farm guardians, herders, and companions to the people they loved. So, you can expect this breed to be your loyal friend, but you need to make sure you’re compatible with their energetic nature and that you’ve had prior experience with dogs.

19. Thai Bangkaew

  • Origin: Thailand
  • Type: Medium-sized
  • Height: 18 to 22 in (45 to 56 cm)
  • Weight: 39 to 43 pounds (18 to 20 kg)
  • Life Expectancy: 10 to 12 years

The Thai Bangkaew is a spitz-type dog that was developed by crossbreeding local back and white dogs with a now extinct wild dog.

Perhaps that lineage is what makes the Thai Bangkaew aloof around strangers and quite protective of their own territory, which makes them excellent watchdogs.

Smaller than Huskies, this breed is equally intelligent, robust, and very athletic. Most importantly the Thai Bangkaew is a protective family companion.

When it comes to looks the Thai Bangkaew has a thick fur coat and especially the grey and white colorings make them look a lot like Huskies. But unlike Huskies that shed significantly, they require less grooming.

20. American Indian Dog

  • Origin: United States / Canada
  • Type: Medium-sized
  • Height: 18 to 21 in (46 to 53 cm)
  • Weight: 25 to 50 pounds (11 to 22.5 kg)
  • Life Expectancy: 12 to 18 years

The American Indian Dog, is a rare breed “that captures the versatility and spirit of early Native American and First Nations dogs.”

When it comes to looks the American Indian Dog looks a lot like a Husky, including their size and built.

Even personality wise they have a lot in common with Huskies because these are friendly dogs, and overall great family companions, albeit somewhat aloof around complete strangers.

21. Alaskan Klee Kai

  • Origin: Alaska
  • Type: small-sized
  • Height: 13 to 17 in (33 to 43 cm)
  • Weight: 16 to 22 pounds ( 7 to 10 kg)
  • Life Expectancy: 15 to 20 years

If you’re looking for a dog breed that looks just like Huskies but smaller in size then the Alaskan Klee Kai is the perfect option.

This is a purebred working dog, and if you take a moment to observe their fur and markings you will be surprised just how much they resemble Huskies.

While Huskies are really outgoing and friendly the Alaskan Klee Kai tends to be more on the shy side when it comes to strangers, basically the opposite of a Husky.

But you shouldn’t be fooled by their shyness because around their owners Alaskan Klee Kais are very confident and vocal, plus they love spending time with their family.

This breed is energetic and playful, so they are suitable for owners that are looking for a small and active dog. That being said the Alaskan Klee Kai also requires discipline and training.

22. Swedish Vallhund

  • Origin: Sweden
  • Type: Small
  • Height: 12 to 14 in (32 to 34 cm)
  • Weight: 20 to 31 pounds (9 to 14 kg)
  • Life Expectancy: 12 to 15

Another irresistibly cute breed on this list is the Swedish Vallhund, and while the name might make you believe that you’re about to witness a giant dog and companion to an equally giant Viking warrior the reality is quite different.

The Swedish Vallhund is a small working breed, and despite their small stature, they played a major role in Viking communities, as they were bred to herd cows.

As you can imagine this miniature version of a Husky is an energetic breed that is prone to barking. At the same time, they are an extremely loving breed and the Swedish Vallhund is great with children especially if those children also love to be super active!

23. Pomeranian

  • Origin: Pomerania
  • Type: Small
  • Height: 7 to 12 in (18 to 30 cm)
  • Weight: 3 to 7 pounds (1.4 to 3.2 kg)
  • Life Expectancy: 12 to 16 years

Because of its small size, the Pomeranian is classified as a toy dog breed, but it must be noted that this fox-like dog descended from much larger spitz-type dogs.

This breed is extremely popular and they do enjoy all that attention. So, it comes as no surprise that they were once loved by Queen Victoria, Marie Antoinette, Emile Zola, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

But just because they’re small doesn’t mean they don’t need proper training like Huskies. These dogs can be territorial and if not properly trained Pomerenaans can develop the habit of barking.

So, if you want a small fluffy dog that gives you the same northern vibes as a Husky, then a Pomeranian can be your tiny and loyal companion, content to live both in the city and the suburbs.

24. Pomsky Dog

  • Origin: United States
  • Type: Small
  • Height: 10 to 15 in ( 25.4 to 38 cm)
  • Weight: 20 to 30 pounds (9 to 13.5 kg)
  • Life Expectancy: 13 to 15 years

Admittedly the Pomeranian looks more like the mini version of an American Eskimo, or a Samoyed dog, but if you want a similarly small dog, that looks more like a Husky then a Pomsky is another option.

Pomskies as you may have guessed are the mix between Siberian Huskies and Pomeranians and they often have the coloring and markings of Huskies and the fluffiness of the Pomeranians.

These dogs are also quite vocal, but isntead of the usual Husky howl they tend to bark. Their energy levels are just as high, so you need to make sure you’re ready to give them plenty of mental and physical stimulation to avoid destructive and bad behaviors such as barking.

Despite their size, these dogs aren’t necessarily a good fit for new dog parents because thanks to their intelligence and stubbornness they can be difficult to train.

That doesn’t mean Pomskies aren’t fun dogs to have, in fact, this breed is very playful and loving, that’s why they can be a bit protective of their owners.

25. Miniature Husky

Lastly, we have the miniature Husky on our list. This is the most controversial breed on this list and that’s because it’s not an official breed and it hasn’t been recognized by any kennel clubs and registries.

In fact, there’s not a lot of information on the Miniature Husky even though the name has been circulating online. Allegedly the breed was created by Bree Normandin in 1990 in the United States, by selectively breeding naturally smaller Huskies to eventually produce a miniature version of a Husky, with the same looks and personality.

For one this is a red flag because just like with teacup dogs, it’s easy to imagine that breeders will use unethical means to produce such small dogs.

Then again this breed might not even exist, and if you do any research you will find that you can’t get mini Huskies from most reputable breeders.

If you are looking for a miniature Husky to adopt then you need to be careful, because there are many online mini Husky scams, and it’s best to avoid them altogether.

Are There Small Dogs That Look Like Huskies?

As you can see from our list there are multiple small-sized breeds that share a lot of similarities with Huskies when it comes to their looks and in some cases their personalities.

Here’s a list of the small dogs that look like huskies:

  • Alaskan Klee Kai
  • Swedish Vallhund
  • American Eskimo (toy and miniature Size)
  • Pomeranian
  • Pomsky

If I had to choose between these five dogs, the Alaskan Klee Kai and the Pomsky dogs must be the two small breeds that share the most striking resemblance to the Husky.

But before you decide on one of these dogs, it’s good to remember that while small husky-like breeds are smart, loyal, and easy to train and handle, they are also more energetic, tend to bark more, and can be more aloof around strangers.

Should You Get a Dog Breed Similar to Huskies?

Siberian Huskies are remarkably beautiful dogs and the same can be said about each breed that is listed here. But I wouldn’t advise you to choose either of these dogs solemnly based on their looks and their resemblance to Huskies.

First of all, not all of them share the same personality traits as Huskies, but even if that’s not part of the criteria you’ve set for yourself in your search for a Husky lookalike breed you still need to consider the needs and personalities of each of these dogs. Just because a dog is a similar size doesn’t mean they’ll have the same personality.

The dogs on this list are quite active, and most of them are suitable for experienced dog owners. They also require a significant amount of mental and physical stimulation as well as training.

Some breeds here are more difficult than others, some of them might be impossible to find in your country, while some breeds might be illegal to own altogether, like the Czech Wolfdog.

Basically what I’m trying to say is that while you can get a breed that looks like a Husky you should do your research before you settle on one.

Think about the kind of dog you want in your life. Asking yourself whether you want a family-friendly pooch, a working dog, an adventurous friend, or a chill companion can help you make a decision regardless of whether your future dog will look like a Husky or not.

Closing Thoughts

As you can see the 25 dog breeds of the north that look like huskies and seem to also share the most striking characteristics with their wolf ancestor, have their own unique personalities.

Each one of them could be your companion, not because they look like huskies, but because they are beautiful, intelligent, and loving. But before you settle on one of them, you need to understand that some of these breeds, like the Akita Inu for instance, need more experienced owners to help them flourish while Pomeranians are more easygoing and more suitable for first-time owners.

So, make sure you’re not just going for the Husky look, but you’re also aware of the unique needs each of these breeds that resemble huskies has!

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