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Bullmastiff Husky Mix (Bullsky Mastiff): Owner’s Guide

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Bullmastiff Husky Mix aka Bullsky Mastiff Owner’s Guide

A Bullsky Mastiff is a mix between a Bullmastiff and a Siberian Husky and is sure to be one big dog! Despite their large size and imposing looks, they are a very affable and loving Husky mixed breed that meshes well with just about any family. 

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How much is a Bullmastiff Husky Mix?

Bullmastiff Husky Mixes can cost between $600 and $2000.

Where to buy a Bullmastiff Husky Mix?

Bullmastiff Husky Mixes aren’t very common, therefore we recommend Googling ‘Bullmastiff Husky Mix for sale’ or ‘Bullsky Bastiff for sale’. Hopefully you find one for sale near you! 🤞🏼

Bullmastiff Husky Mix Traits & Characteristics

  • Loyal 
  • Affectionate
  • Mischievous
  • Outgoing  
  • Fearless

Traits Summary Table

TraitsBullmastiff Husky Mix Traits
Eye ColorDark brown, brown, blue or a mixture!
Coat ColorAgouti, black, tan, brown, gray, sable, white, red, fawn, fawn brindle, red brindle, red fawn, or red fawn brindle.
SheddingModerate shedding
Height22 to 25 inches tall
Weight70 to 100 pounds
TemperamentWilling to please, fearless, confident and reliable.
Lifespan9 to 11 years
IntelligenceAbove average intelligence
Activity LevelModerate activity level
Good With Kids?Yes, good with kids. They make great family dogs.
OriginUnknown
Price$600 to $2000
PROSDevoted, laid-back and friendly.
CONSShorter life expectancy and potential for health concerns.

Appearance 

The Bullsky Mastiff is a large mixed-breed dog. It will likely have a sturdy, muscular body, a medium to large-sized block-like head with wrinkles on the forehead, and a medium-sized muzzle.

The dog could also take on more of the Husky traits, like a slender head. The tail will be long and may be straight or slightly curved. The Bullsky mastiff could take on more of the triangular and erect ears of the Husky or the downward-facing v-shaped ears of the Bullmastiff. 

Color

From the Husky parent, a Bullsky could inherit colors like agouti, black, tan, brown, gray, sable, white, and red in various combinations and in patterns like piebald or saddle-back.

From the Bullmastiff, a Bullsky could inherit fawn, fawn brindle, red brindle, red fawn, or red fawn brindle colors along with a black mask.

A Bullsky Mastiff could inherit the dark brown eyes of the Bullmastiff or the various shades of brown or even blue eyes of the Siberian Husky. It could also have one blue eye or one brown eye! 

Further reading: 23 Husky Colors & 17 Unique Markings

Bullmastiff Husky Mix Color
Awwww, the look of love! 😍 Image from @indithemasky

Coat & Shedding 

The Bullsky mastiff comes from two parent breeds who couldn’t have coats that are more different. The Siberian Husky’s coat is made up of an undercoat and a topcoat and is generally medium in length and incredibly thick.

The Bullmastiffs coat is very dense but also very short. It is a guessing game as to which a Bullsky Mastiff might inherit or if it might even develop a coat that is a combination of both.

Regardless of what length of coat the Bullsky mastiff inherits, this breed will still shed! It just varies on how long the shed fur will be. 

But because the Bullmastiff parent has short fur, the Bullsky Mastiff can be considered a Husky mix that doesn’t shed as much as other mix-breeds with longer fur.

Further reading: Short haired husky mixes

Size 

A Bullsky Mastiff is bound to be a large dog. Male Bullmastiffs typically stand somewhere between 25 and 27 inches tall and weigh between 110 and 130 pounds. Female Bullmastiffs stand at about 24 to 26 inches tall and weigh between 100 and 120 pounds.

Female Siberian Huskies, on the other hand, stand between 20 and 22 inches and weigh between 35 and 50 pounds. Male Siberian Huskies stand between 21 and 23.5 inches tall and weigh between 45 and 60 pounds.

It is most likely that a mix between the two will be quite a large dog and will stand somewhere between 22 and 25 inches tall and weigh between 70 and 100 pounds. 

Bullmastiff Husky Mix Size
Now that is a big Bullsky Mastiff! 😯 Image from @shakoollyy

Temperament & Personality 

The Bullmastiff is most often described as being willing to please, fearless and confident, as well as reliable. Many owners and families find them to be the perfect combination of companion and protector. The Siberian Husky is described as being friendly, alert, and outgoing, as well as a little bit mischievous. 

Your Bullsky Mastiff will likely be a mix of both parent breed temperaments.

Lifespan 

The life expectancy for a Siberian Husky is between 12 and 14 years. For a Bullmastiff, the average life expectancy is only between 7 and 9 years.

Bullmastiff Husky Mixes will likely have a life expectancy of 9 to 11 years. 

Further reading: How old is my Husky in humans years? 

Intelligence

Both parent breeds are considered to be quite intelligent. The Bullmastiff is described as being perfectly capable of thinking for themselves but also has the ability to be highly obedient, especially when their favorite reward is involved.

Similarly, Huskies are described as being smart and highly intuitive. They are quite cunning and excel in games and tests of agility and problem-solving.

A Bullsky mastiff will likely perform well with training and can even go on to compete in various obedience and agility trials. 

Activity Level 

Though not considered dogs who need to go, go, go all the time, the Bullsky isn’t a sedentary dog either. They enjoy a good snooze and sunbathing session but will also enjoy playing a game of fetch, roughhousing in the backyard, or going for a couple of walks every day. 

Bullmastiff Husky Mix Physical Activity Level
Taking a well deserved break! 🏃🏻‍♂️ Image from @professor_albus_dumbledog

Are Bullmastiff Husky Mixes Good With Kids?

Bullskies make for great family dogs thanks to their gentle, easy-going, and affectionate nature. Despite their large size and intimidating look, most don’t mind one bit if children are playing around them or even climbing all over them!

Though, as with any breed, it will be important to always supervise children and pets and to teach children good manners and how to treat dogs with respect. 

Speed, Strength & Endurance 

Where the Siberian Husky is a natural athlete, the Bullmastiff has gotten comfortable in its role of looking imposing while only needing to work in short bursts.

Many people say their Bullmastiffs lounge around 85% of the day and want to play and be active the rest of the time.

A mix between the two is likely to be a dog that isn’t necessarily athletic but is strong and powerful. 

Behavior

Bullskies are incredibly devoted and attached to their families, which of course, is great! However, this can also mean that they don’t do well when left alone.

Some may develop separation anxiety and may tend to bark, howl, or even become destructive if left alone or bored.

It will be important to start training early and focus on teaching your dog that it is okay to be bored and that it is okay to be alone for a little bit.

The best way to do this is to focus on kennel or crate training. Try leaving the house for just a short period of time, say five minutes or so. If the dog does well with this, slowly start increasing the amount of time.

With proper training, these dogs are sure to have great behavior. 

Visit our Husky Behavior hub to learn more.

Bullmastiff Husky Mix Behavior
Nothing better than falling asleep with my hooman while watching TV! 🥰 Image from @sullythebulsky

History & Origin of the Bullmastiff Husky Mix 

Siberian Husky

The history of the Siberian Husky breed can be traced back some 4,000 years ago to the region of northern Siberia. In northern Siberia, the Siberian Husky’s ancestors were bred by the Chukchi people, a nomadic hunter-gatherer tribe.

The Chukchi relied on their dogs to help them with their way of life. Their dogs helped keep families warm during the cold nights, provided friendly companionship, and, of course, helped transport goods on sleds when traveling. 

Bullmastiff

The Bullmastiff breed is actually a mix between a Mastiff and a Bulldog. The foundation breeding program called for 60% Mastiff and 40% Bulldog, making for a dog that is just slightly smaller than other Mastiff breeds. The Bullmastiff used to commonly be referred to as the “Gamekeeper’s Night Dog.” 

During the 19th century, gamekeepers for English landowners needed a dog that would help protect the estate and the game on the estate from dangerous poachers.

By mixing the Bulldog with Mastiff-type dogs, they were able to create a dog that was still large enough to scare intruders, smart enough to follow commands, and aggressive enough to go after poachers but not so aggressive that it would kill them.

Despite their history as protectors and guardians, they are today considered to be dependable, tractable, and family-friendly dogs. 

Bullmastiff Husky Mix

The Bullsky Mastiff isn’t a very common mixed breed today, but they do make for wonderful companions. Some breeders exist, but it is more likely that Bullsky Mastiffs will be born as a result of accidental litters. These pups often wind up in shelters and rescues. If you are interested in a Bullsky Mastiff, that is often the best place to check! 

History of the Bullmastiff Husky Mix
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How to Take Care of a Bullmastiff Husky Mix 

Nutrition 

Nutrition will be a very important aspect of caring for a Bullsky Mastiff. These dogs are quite large and need the best nutrients and most wholesome foods possible to keep them healthy.

Bullmastiffs eat anywhere from 8 to 10 cups of dog food a day, but some can eat up to 12 cups a day!

A Bullsky will likely eat somewhere between 6 and 9 cups of food a day, but this will vary depending on their size and activity level.

Visit our Husky Nutrition hub to learn more. 

Exercise 

A Bullsky will need moderate daily exercise to keep in good shape. Some have a tendency to enjoy a more sedentary lifestyle, so they may need encouragement to get outside and play or go for a brisk walk.

Thankfully, with the addition of the energetic Husky genes, the Bullsky will likely enjoy a healthy amount of exercise.

Because they grow so large and grow so large so quickly, it is not recommended for these dogs to exercise too strenuously or put too much stress on their joints.

They are not the ideal dog to have for a running partner but will likely enjoy a brisk stroll around the neighborhood. 

Further reading: How much exercise does a Husky need?

Husky Bullmastiff Mix Exercise
This counts as exercise doesn’t it!? 😀 Image from @indithemasky

Grooming 

A Bullmastiff Husky mix will likely require a moderate amount of brushing but, otherwise, not too extensive of a grooming regimen.

However, the amount of brushing will depend on the type of coat the dog inherits and how much it sheds. More frequent brushing may be necessary when the seasons change, as this is often when dogs tend to lose much of their undercoat. 

If the dog takes more after the Husky parent, a metal comb, a slicker brush, and a deshedding rake will likely be the best tools. If the dog has a shorter, smooth coat like the Bullmastiff, a rubber curry brush will often be sufficient at removing any loose, shedding fur.

While not needed frequently, baths will help keep shedding at a minimum and keep these dogs smelling great!

Additionally, it will be important to keep up with regular nail trims and ear cleaning. 

Training

Both the Bullmastiff and the Siberian Husky are intelligent breeds. While the Siberian Husky is known to have its own mind, and be a bit stubborn, the Bullmastiff is usually quite tractable and eager to please.

For Bullskies, try to find a high-value reward like a favorite toy or a delicious treat. Because of their laid-back nature, these dogs can easily gain weight, though, so it will be important to either limit treats or find a lower-calorie option to keep these pups from packing on the pounds. 

Visit our Husky Training hub to learn more.

Husky Bullmastiff Mix Training
Look! I can do one ear up and one ear down! 👏 Image from @gusanddesadventures

Puppies 

Owning a Bullsky Mastiff puppy will likely be a very rewarding experience, but these puppies can also be a lot of work!

Bullsky Mastiff pups are intelligent and eager to please, which can make the job quite a bit easier, but as with any puppy, they require a lot of attention.

Because these puppies will get so big, it will be especially important to start training early, so you don’t end up with a dog that pulls on the leash or jumps up and knocks you over. 

Further reading: Why does my Husky sleep so much?

General Health 

While the Siberian Husky is a relatively healthy breed, the Bullmastiff is more prone to serious health concerns, which can sometimes correlate with their decreased expected lifespan.

However, the Siberian Husky does still have a few health concerns that they may be more prone to experiencing or developing.

For example, some huskies have an increased risk:

  • Luxating patellas
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Progressive retinal atrophy 

The Bullmastiff faces potential concerns like:

  • Various heart conditions such as aortic stenosis and dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Prone to bloating, sometimes known as gastric torsion or gastric dilatation-volvulus

Regular veterinary care, as well as a healthy diet and regular exercise, can all help keep these dogs as healthy as possible for as long as possible. 

Visit our Husky Health hub to learn more.

Husky Bullmastiff Mix Health
Happy and health! 💪 Image from @shakoollyy

Bullmastiff Husky Mix Price

Because they aren’t very common, it can be difficult to predict what the cost of a Bullsky Mastiff would be when bought from a breeder. But by looking at what the parent breeds typically cost, we can get a better idea.

On average, a Husky puppy will cost between $600 to $1,500 or more, depending on the breeder. Bullmastiffs are generally around $1,200 to $2,000. 

Therefore a Bullmastiff Husky Mix could cost $600 to $2000.

Visit our Husky Price hub to learn about maintenance costs.

Pros & Cons 

Pros: Devoted, laid-back and friendly

Cons: Shorter life expectancy and potential for health concerns

Bullmastiff Husky Mix Alternatives

Here are a few Husky mix alternatives to a Bullmastiff Husky Mix:

Recommendation 

With proper training and socialization, these large, laid-back dogs make great pets for just about any family. 

Have you got a Bullmastiff Husky Mix?

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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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