Canadian Husky

This ancient dog breed's history is strictly related to the Inuit people. The Canadian Husky is also called “Inuit” or “Qimmiq” which means “dog” in the Inuit language.

The Canadian Husky is often considered to be one of the oldest and rarest indigenous domestic dogs. This Arctic working breed is medium-sized, athletic and powerful. They have square proportions and show typical spitz. The Canadian Husky has wedge-shaped heads with long muzzles and erect, triangular ears. Its tail should be very feathered and curl over the back. Personality: The Canadian Husky is a highly intelligent and loyal breed. These dogs are brave and tough and form strong bonds with their owners. The animal is also known for its loyal nature and develops a strong connection with its owner. They are easy to train because they are eager to please and generally submissive. They need ample and vigorous exercise on a daily basis and prefer high intensity exercise to regular walks. They are quite vocal and like to alert their packs of dangers or events. These are pack animals which means they thrive on interactions and social bonds. They are not aggressive toward other dogs or strangers unless they feel threatened.

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Life Span
12 - 15 years
Other Names
The Qimmiq, The Canadian Inuit Dog, The Inuit (sled) dog, Esquimaux Dog, The Esquimaux Husky, Canadian Husky

Canadian Husky Build Information

Size
Medium

The Canadian Husky is often considered to be one of the oldest and rarest indigenous domestic dogs. This Arctic working breed is medium-sized, athletic and powerful. They have square proportions and show typical spitz. The Canadian Husky has wedge-shaped heads with long muzzles and erect, triangular ears. Its tail should be very feathered and curl over the back.

Behaviour and Personality

Activity Level
Kid Friendliness
Affection Level

The Canadian Husky is a highly intelligent and loyal breed. These dogs are brave and tough and form strong bonds with their owners. The animal is also known for its loyal nature and develops a strong connection with its owner. They are easy to train because they are eager to please and generally submissive.

They need ample and vigorous exercise on a daily basis and prefer high intensity exercise to regular walks.

They are quite vocal and like to alert their packs of dangers or events. These are pack animals which means they thrive on interactions and social bonds. They are not aggressive toward other dogs or strangers unless they feel threatened.

Appearance

Shedding
Heavy
Grooming
High maintenance

The Candian Husky sheds heavily because of their thick and double coats, and is especially thick around the neck where a natural mane forms. They need to be brushed frequently to keep shedding under control.

Breed's Talents and Facts

Training
Easy to train
  • It is the oldest, still existing, indigenous domestic dog breed
  • This dog is currently one of the rarest breeds in the World

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Common Health Conditions in Canadian Huskys

Seizures, eye problems, juvenile cataracts, corneal dystrophy, canine glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy, congenital laryngeal paralysis, gastric disease, bronchitis, bronchopulmonary ailments (ski asthma), gastric erosions or ulcerations.

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