If you are a fan of the Siberian Husky but think that this breed may be too large or boisterous for you, you may have found yourself wondering, How much is a miniature Husky?
In this article, we will look into all things Mini Husky, including price!
We will also check out the Teacup Husky, which as a toy-sized dog is even smaller than the Mini Husky.
Mini Husky Price
According to Mini Husky Lovers, the Mini Husky can cost prospective owners anywhere from $1250 to $1600. This is because they are quite a new class of Husky, and therefore still quite rare.
Prospective Mini Husky owners can pay $600 to a breeder for ‘pick of the litter.
So you may be looking at paying as much as $2,200 for your Mini Husky, depending on your requirements.
Mini Husky Information
The Mini Husky has been bred in fairly recent years to focus on minimizing the size of this breed. Therefore, the Mini Husky is the same dog as the regular-sized Husky.
How this has happened is via selective breeding. Selective breeding is when dogs with desirable features are chosen as breeding stock, to promote the desired trait.
Mini Husky Height and Weight
So in the case of the Mini Husky, the smallest dogs are paired for breeding. Then the smallest of these litters are used for breeding, and so on.
The result is the Mini Husky, which is 12 to 16 inches in height.
The dog’s weight needs to be in proportion to its height, which according to the Miniature Siberian Husky Club of America, should be 18 to 35 pounds for males and 15 to 30 pounds for females.
Read more about: What To Expect: Full-Grown Miniature Husky
Mini Husky History
An American breeder named Bree Normandin began breeding Mini Huskies in the 1990s. Bree founded Mini Huskies Inc. She has since retired, and a couple who live in North Carolina have taken over this program (Isac Ramirez and Ashely Robinson.)
Are There Other Mini Husky Breeders Out There?
The Miniature Siberian Husky Club of America (MSHCA)’s website states that:
“Development of the Miniature Siberian Husky is at critical stages with recognition from two major registries now pending. Our breeders collectively want to ensure that the Miniature Siberian Husky is bred correctly, with dogs being health tested and examined to ensure conformity with the standard.”
So if you do not see these dogs advertised anywhere, this is why.
And if you do happen to see them advertised somewhere, proceed with caution. Some unscrupulous ‘breeders’ may advertise their dogs as ‘Mini’, but they are actually full-sized. And you will not know this until the dog grows up, just like this story about a woman who bought a mini pig, that is now 550 pounds!
Mini Husky Temperament
Once again, if you know what a full-sized Husky is like then you will be able to understand what a Mini Husky is like in terms of personality!
The Mini Husky is a cheeky and playful clownish little dog who is full of energy. They will love to be with their people, and they will not appreciate being left alone – if they are, they will make their displeasure known by digging up your garden, chewing up your shoes, and trying to escape your backyard!
So make sure you give them lots of company and attention.
Mini Husky Markings
Just like the standard-sized Husky, the Mini Husky has the same coat colors – black and white, grey and white, brown and white, agouti, and so on.
Mini Husky Exercise
Just like the bigger version, this little Husky will have plenty of energy and need to have lots of exercise to keep them happy and healthy. But due to their smaller size, they may not be able to do what the larger Huskies do. A good, long daily walk, plenty of playtimes outdoors, and somewhere safe to run off the leash is ideal for this pup.
Mini Husky Lifespan
If properly cared for then the Mini Husky can enjoy a life expectancy of 12 to 14 years.
The Mini Husky and Children
This dog would be fabulous in a family with children. Huskies are known for their playful energy and their love of being around children. Having one that is the smaller size would be ideal in a family with kids because a big and bouncing full-sized Husky can knock a small child over by accident.
Mini Husky Health
The Mini Husky will be prone to all of the health conditions that a full-sized Husky is prone to. These conditions include:
- Problems with their thyroid function (which can cause lethargy and weight gain)
- Issues with their skin (such as allergies, caused by food for example)
- Eye trouble (such as Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
Teacup Husky Facts
The Teacup Husky, or Toy Husky, is not the same size as the Mini Husky. They are even smaller!
Toy, or Teacup, Huskies are a rarity and therefore there is not much information available about them to date, other than that like the Mini Husky this little cutie has all of the features you would expect with the standard=sized Husky, but in a teacup-sized package.
Summary On The Mini Husky
- This is the same dog, genetically speaking, as the full-sized Husky
- Therefore they have the same coat markings, personality, exercise needs, and health issues as the full-sized Husky
- Mini Huskies have been selectively bred over generations to promote a smaller height and weight that is in proportion
- This program was started in the 1990s by Bree Normandin; now a couple in North Carolina run it
- These dogs are rare and the breed standard is still in negotiations with the American Kennel Club (AKC)
- The Mini Husky is priced at $1200 to $1600, but enthusiasts can pay more to have their pick of the litter
- The Teacup or Toy Husky is even smaller than the Mini Husky; not much information is available about them at this point in time because they are such a new and therefore rare breed
- Do not be taken in by unscrupulous breeders who want to sell full-sized Huskies as Mini Huskies – please be careful and do your research.