Intelligent, loyal, independent, loving, and often cautious, the typical Lab Husky mentality is one of self-reliance and calm. Dogs of this breed behave in some ways like their wolf ancestors: they normally howl instead of bark, they're happiest in the company of other dogs, and they normally make their own decisions. If raised in the company of humans and other pets, a Lab Husky will usually consider itself part of that "pack," and will be an affectionate member of the family. If introduced to a home as an adult, though, a dog of this breed might be quite standoffish and suspicious until it acclimates itself to its new environment. It is likely that because of a naturally high prey drive, a Lab Husky might chase smaller pets.
As an intelligent animal, training a Lab Husky is normally easy. Because of its instinctively strong work ethic, the breed learns tasks very well, but it may be stubborn when it comes to learning silly tricks. Owners attest to these dogs' innate ability to learn goal-oriented, complex chores--but teaching them to "roll over" is quite another matter.
A Lab Husky's guard- and watchdog abilities are largely unknown. Since these dogs are fairly large, and they're usually suspicious of strangers, chances are they will be excellent watchdogs--but not enough info is available to know for sure.