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Boston Terrier Husky Mix (Siberian Boston): Owner’s Guide

Boston Terrier Husky Mix - Siberian Boston - Owner's Guide
Boston Terrier Husky Mix aka Siberian Boston Owner’s Guide

The Boston Terrier Husky mix aka Siberian Boston is a unique medium-sized mixed breed that combines the energetic and playful nature of the Siberian Husky with the affectionate and intelligent personality of the Boston Terrier.

These pups are known for their striking appearance, with a coat that can vary in color from black and white to red and brindle.

Though small, Siberian Bostons have a lot of energy and need plenty of daily exercise and mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy.

Because of their intelligence and trainability, they often make wonderful pets for individuals as well as families. 

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Boston Terrier Husky Mix Traits & Characteristics 

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Traits Summary Table

TraitsBoston Terrier Husky Mix Traits
Eye ColorDark brown, brown, amber or blue.
Coat ColorGray and white, sable and white, black and white, red and white, black and agouti, white, brindle and white, seal and white, seal brindle and white, and black brindle and white.
SheddingAverage shedding
Height17 to 21 inches tall
Weight24 to 45 pounds
TemperamentStubborn, loving, cuddly and playful.
Lifespan11 to 14 years
IntelligenceAbove average intelligence
Physical ActivityActive and energetic!
Good With Kids?Yes, good with kids.
Price$600 to $2000
PROSFriendly, amusing and great with kids.
CONSHigh energy, stubborn and shedding.


The Siberian Boston often looks much like a Siberian Husky except in a more compact frame. They typically have straight, pointed ears that stand tall. They will also likely have a long, fur-covered tail that is slightly curved. 


Siberian Huskies have a wide range of colors and markings for their breed standard, including gray and white, sable and white, black and white, red and white, and black and agouti. They can even be entirely white!

Boston Terriers are most famously known for their black and white coloring, but other colors like brindle and white, seal and white, seal brindle and white, and black brindle and white are also part of the breed standard.

Boston Terrier Husky Mixes could have any of these colors or a mix. And their eyes may be dark to medium brown or shades of blue or amber. Or they may just have two different eye colors! 

Boston Terrier Husky Mix Colors
This cute Boston Terrier Husky Mix puppy has a beautiful coat color! Image from @scootergirrrl

Coat & Shedding 

Where Boston Terriers have shiny coats made of short fur, Siberian Huskies have thick, double coats with long fur. It is hard to predict or say what a Siberian Boston’s coat will look like.

More than likely, though, a Siberian Boston’s coat will be more similar to the coat of the Boston Terrier but may still have some of the Husky’s length.

Whichever breed the coat ends up being more like, the Siberian Boston will undoubtedly shed. However, Siberian Boston’s are considered a Husky mix that doesn’t shed as much as others due to the Boston Terrier side.

Frequent brushing will be needed to keep the shedding under control. 

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The average Siberian Husky stands between 20 and 23.5 inches tall and weighs between 35 and 60 pounds, with the females typically being on the shorter and lighter side of the spectrum.

Boston Terriers are typically between 15 and 17 inches tall and weigh between 12 and 25 pounds.

A Siberian Boston will likely be somewhere in the middle and stand at about 17 to 21 inches tall, and weigh between 25 and 45 pounds. 

Boston Terrier Husky Mix Size
Siberian Bostons are the perfect size to sleep just about anywhere! Image from @lemon_doggo_

Temperament & Personality 

Siberian Bostons have all the best qualities of the Siberian Husky and the Boston Terrier. However, they do also share some of their less desirable qualities, like their stubbornness. But some people find a little bit of attitude in a pup to be quite charming!

Moreover, Siberian Bostons have so many other wonderful qualities that make up for their stubbornness. They are loving, cuddly, playful, and overall just incredibly good-natured dogs. 


The average lifespan of the Siberian Husky is 12 to 14 years. The average lifespan of the Boston Terrier is 11 to 13 years. Both are typically considered to be healthy dogs.

Siberian Bostons can be expected to live for anywhere between 11 and 14 years. 

Going to a veterinarian for regular check-ups and preventative care like vaccines will help keep these pups in good health so they can live long and healthy lives. 

Must read: How old is my Husky in humans years? 

Boston Terrier Husky Mix Lifespan
Happiness is the key to a longer life! ❤️ Image from @skye.thesiberianboston


Both Siberian Huskies and Boston Terriers are intelligent dogs who are typically eager to learn. However, both can sometimes have a propensity for having a little bit of an attitude problem and show some signs of stubbornness!

Despite this, Siberian Bostons, with proper training, can really shine in terms of intelligence. They often do great things like agility and obedience and even like to play flyball. 

Activity Level 

Despite being on the smaller side, Siberian Bostons are active and energetic dogs. They love to keep busy with physical activities like going on walks or runs or playing games like chase, fetch, or even hide and seek. They also love to learn new things and play with puzzle toys or do other enriching activities. 

Boston Terrier Husky Mix Activity Level
Look at this cutie-pie getting some physical activity! Image from @scootergirrrl

Are Boston Terrier Husky Mixes Good With Kids?

Siberian Bostons are wonderful dogs for kids. Both parent breeds are fun-loving, cheerful, and friendly. Their smaller stature also helps keep them from causing too much chaos or knocking little ones off their feet when they get the urge to run and do zoomies! 

Speed, Strength & Endurance 

While not as athletic as some other Husky mixes, the Siberian Boston is undoubtedly still a fast, strong and tough little dog. The Boston Terrier’s ancestor was a fighting dog, after all! 


Siberian Bostons are great dogs, but sometimes they can display some less than ideal behaviors. Some examples include trying to be professional escape artists, digging for buried treasure, and eating the legs on your furniture.

The Siberian Boston can also sometimes be a bit stubborn, but for some folks, this can be an endearing quality!

However, without adequate activity and exercise, Siberian Bostons can become destructive. If they are feeling anxious, excited, or even just a bit wound up, the Siberian Boston might choose to redecorate the living room and start chewing up your new couch and pillows! 

Visit our Siberian Husky Behavior hub to learn more.

Boston Terrier Husky Mix Behavior
Siberian Bostons love their doggy pools! ‍♀️ Image from @lemon_doggo_

History & Origin of the Boston Terrier Husky Mix

Siberian Husky

Siberian Huskies are able to trace their lineage back to nearly 4,000 years ago in northern Siberia. Here the breed was developed under the Chukchi people, who used them as a means to help transport food and other goods by having the dogs pull sleds.

These dogs also provided companionship and would even cuddle up with their people to keep each other warm at night! Later on, around the 1800s, the Siberian Husky was introduced to the rest of the world and quickly went on to grow in popularity. 

Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier is a descendant of dogs from the 1800s who were a cross between the Bulldog and the now-extinct white English Terrier.

These dogs were used as fighting dogs and would also compete in ratting contests. Eventually, a dog of this nature by the name of Judge made his way to America. All Boston Terriers today can trace their ancestry back to Judge! 

Boston Terrier Husky Mix

While the Siberian Husky and the Boston Terrier both have long histories, it has only been in the past twenty years or so that Siberian Huskies and Boston Terriers have been purposefully bred together.

Despite their unique looks and loving, energetic personalities, Siberian Bostons still aren’t commonly seen. In fact, most cases of Siberian Boston pups are simply the result of accidental breeding.

Boston Terrier Husky Mix History
Just another cute Boston Terrier Husky Mix! Image from @ahuskyandahound

How to Take Care of a Boston Terrier Husky Mix 


Siberian Bostons need a well-balanced diet in order to thrive. They do best with a high-quality dog food diet made up of whole ingredients like beef, fish, or poultry like chicken or turkey.

It is typically recommended to feed this breed between 1.5 and 2.5 cups of food per day based on the dog’s size and activity level. But it is best to refer to your Huskimo’s dog food for specific feeding instructions.

Because these dogs are more likely than others to become overweight, it is also good to check in with your veterinarian to ensure your dog is on the best diet. 

Visit our Siberian Husky Nutrition hub to learn more. 


Both Siberian Huskies and Boston Terriers are active dogs who need plenty of regular exercise. They need plenty of physical activity to keep their bodies in good shape. However, Siberian Huskies are a bit more active and athletic than the Boston Terrier, so it will be important to find a good balance for this mixed breed.

Because of Siberian Boston’s possible breathing difficulties and their smaller stature, they may not be quite as athletic as they think they are! However, daily walks or short runs are still an option but keep in mind possible limitations.

In the event that a Siberian Boston isn’t an amazing athlete, an energetic play session, like tossing a ball around or playing with a frisbee, will help keep them in good shape!

Regardless, try to give your Siberian Boston about an hour of exercise per day.

Must read: How much exercise does a Husky need?

Husky Boston Terrier Mix Exercise
There is nothing like dipping your paws in the water! Image from @natstalgia


Regardless of which type of coat a Siberian Boston ends up inheriting, the pup will require frequent brushing, even if it doesn’t inherit the long, thick fur of the Husky.

Depending on the type of hair the Siberian Boston inherits, it may need different kinds of brushes for its fur. For example, if it has more of a Husky coat, a comb, and a slicker brush will work wonders.

If it takes after the Boston Terrier parent, a soft bristle brush and rubber curry brush will help distribute the natural oils in the coat and help loosen any short hairs that are just about ready to come out.

Because Bostons can be prone to skin irritation and dirt build-up, you’ll want to ensure the dog gets bathed regularly with a gentle shampoo. 


Siberian Huskies and Boston Terriers are both known to be intelligent breeds, so as a result, Siberian Bostons are usually fairly easy to train, aside from their natural tendency to be stubborn!

The best way to train a Siberian Boston mix is to utilize positive reinforcement. Hyping your dog up with praise and offering delicious treats as a reward are both perfect ways of encouraging your dog.

When getting started with training, it is best to start with the basic, standard commands every pup needs to learn, like coming when called, and learning to walk politely on a leash. They’ll also need to learn commands like “sit,” “stay,” and “down.”

It also will be important to start properly socializing these dogs early on so they can learn good manners around other dogs and humans. Beyond socializing, it is also important to teach these pups that they don’t always get to say hello to everyone and every dog!

To avoid excessive leash pulling and bad manners that come from being over-excited, train your dog to focus on you, even when there are other dogs and people around. This can be done by rewarding your Siberian Boston by giving him a treat whenever he makes eye contact with you when other dogs or people are nearby or approaching.  

Visit our Siberian Husky Training hub to learn more.

Husky Boston Terrier Mix Training
Learning to play nice! Image from @eevee_the_bosky

Siberian Boston Puppies 

Siberian Boston puppies are not only cute but also smart! With time and consistency, they usually catch on to training quickly. Do your best to keep to a regular schedule in order to make potty training easier.

Start training as soon as you get your Siberian Boston pup. Puppies are never too young to start learning. As long as we make learning fun and exciting and allow them plenty of naps in between, they are quick studies! 

General Health 

Siberian Huskies and Boston Terriers are both relatively healthy dogs, as can be seen by their long life expectancies. But, as with most purebred dogs, they do both have some potential health concerns that they commonly face that can be inherited by a Siberian Boston.

Common health concerns that could be inherited from their Siberian Husky parent include cataracts, progressive retinal dystrophy, and hip dysplasia.

One of the most common health concerns that could be inherited from the Boston Terrier parent is brachycephalic airway syndrome. Like pugs, bulldogs, and other breeds with faces that are a bit “pushed in,” for lack of a better phrase, the structure of their faces and heads can lead to breathing difficulties.

Other health concerns potentially inherited from the Boston Terrier parent include cataracts, glaucoma, as well as ear infections, and skin allergies.  

Visit our Siberian Husky Health hub to learn more.

Husky Boston Terrier Mix Health
You interrupted my beauty sleep! Image from @melanyy_f

Boston Terrier Husky Mix Price

As discussed, Siberian Bostons are not commonly seen, so it can be a bit unpredictable in regards to how much one might cost. The best way to guess is to consider how much their respective parents might cost.

Siberian Huskies typically cost anywhere from $600 to $1,200. In comparison, Boston Terriers can cost anywhere from $800 to $2,000 and sometimes even more.

If bred intentionally, breeders could ask anywhere from $600 to $2000.

If the result of an accidental litter, it is common to just ask for enough to cover the cost of food and veterinary care for the mom and puppies. This would result in pups being somewhere around $200 and $400. 

Though not common, Siberian Bostons can sometimes be found in shelters and rescues where they will have a similar lower price tag. 

Visit our Siberian Husky Price hub to learn about the maintenance cost of Huskies.

Pros & Cons 

Pros: Friendly, amusing and great with kids

Cons: High energy, stubborn and shedding

Boston Terrier Husky Mix Alternatives

Here is a list of other small mixed Husky breeds:


Siberian Bostons are perfect for active individuals and families who also enjoy slowing down a little and having a good cuddle every now and then! 

Do you own a Boston Terrier Husky Mix? Share your experience in the comments below.

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Max Jacobs is the owner and lead author of Husky Gifts. He loves spending time with his family, who have two huskies. Max loves to write and is passionate about creating interesting and engaging content. To learn more, visit the team section of the about page.

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