Originally Posted by Saddlebag
Neither could be trusted around any kind of livestock. I've owned two purebred St. B's and they were incredible dogs but the cross -no way. I will never own another husky cross.
This is because Huskies have an INCREDIBLY high prey drive. They are all this way and it cannot be trained out of them. You can teach them impulse control but you can't train out an instinct.
Huskies will hunt, catch and maul just about anything smaller than them. My husky is fine with my cats, rats and my small breed dog, but I would never allow her loose around someone else's cat or stock. They're not bad dogs, they're not dangerous, but they do have a prey drive, just like every other breed of dog in the world, it's just a lot higher than a lot of others.
OP, you're in for a long road of frustration. I don't know how much you know about huskies and akitas, but neither of them are an easy breed to own, at all.
Both are very high energy, driven, independent breeds with a strong preydrive. Find a trainer that uses positive techniques and get started on the obedience training. These dogs are not people pleasers. You need to make them think everything is their idea, because they have no issue ignoring every word that comes out of your mouth.
Next know that if they are not getting enough exercise, both physically and mentally, behavior problems will crop up. Quick. Digging, chewing, mouthing, stealing, etc. They need their brains worked with training and games, just as much as they will need exercise.
Also know that, while all puppies mouth and carry on, huskies are bad for it. Mine has never grown out of it. She's still a very loud, rough player.
You'll need to use positive techniques with this dog as you go through training. Huskies are soft dogs and rough handling (yelling, leash popping, anything like that) will cause them to shut down. An Akita simply won't put up with it. Your pup could go either way.
Also, be careful where you take him to socialize. Until he is completely finished with all his vaccinations, he's at high risk to contract something. If someone has been where a sick dog has been, or an unvaccinated dog has been where your pup has been, he could catch something.
Try to set up socials with dogs you know are vaccinated, take him in places like Tractor supply or something, but don't let him walk on the floor.