Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky is known by many different names including the Chukcha, Sibe and Icee. These muscular dogs were used for hundreds of years by the Chukchi people in Siberia to pull heavy sleds, guard homes and herd reindeer. In the late 1800s, fur traders in Malamute recognized the dogs' amazing speed and brought some of them to Alaska for Arctic races. In fact, Huskies were the first dogs that participated in the All-Alaskan Sweepstakes in 1908. In 1925, Huskies became extremely popular as they were used to transport medicine to people in Nome, Alaska who were suffering from diphtheria. Huskies also served in the Army's Arctic Search and Rescue Unit during World War II.

The Siberian Husky is a strong dog that has a thick, medium-length double coat, which can come in a variety of colors including black and white, gray and white, red and white, silver, and brown. They have triangular, prick ears and a tail that typically curls over the back. Eyes can be brown or blue or a combination of the two colors. The average size for an adult Husky can range from 40 to 60 pounds.

The Siberian Husky is a muscular dog that was bred to pull sleds for hours. It has a thick double coat with a dense, soft undercoat and a flat, furry outer coat. This dog breed sheds heavily and its coat needs some attention. Personality: The Husky is a sturdy, strong breed of dog that was bred to pull sleds in arctic regions. Unlike many other sled-dogs, Huskies are most known for their amazing speed and power. If you have been thinking about adding one of these dogs to your family, you will want to learn more about the breed first. Huskies are extremely gentle and playful dogs that get along well with other dogs and children. However, they can get bored quite easily and become destructive. They have a lot of energy, and it is best to provide them with plenty of toys and bones to keep them busy. If you choose a Husky, you will need to have a large yard, and you may want to consider investing in obedience classes.

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Breed Type
Pure
Origin
Asia
Family
Function
Life Span
10-12 Years
Hypoallergenic
No
Other Names
Chukcha, Sibe, Icee, Husky, Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky Build Information

Size
Medium
Length (Male)
19-25 in.
Length (Female)
22-24 in.
Weight
41 - 65 lbs
Litter Size
5 - 10 Puppies
Tail Dock or Crop
No
Preferred Climate
Cold

The Siberian Husky is a strong dog that has a thick, medium-length double coat, which can come in a variety of colors including black and white, gray and white, red and white, silver, and brown. They have triangular, prick ears and a tail that typically curls over the back. Eyes can be brown or blue or a combination of the two colors. The average size for an adult Husky can range from 40 to 60 pounds.

The Siberian Husky is a muscular dog that was bred to pull sleds for hours.
He has a thick double coat with a dense, soft undercoat and a flat, furry outer coat. This dog breed sheds heavily and his coat needs some attention.

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness
Affection Level
Activity Level
Energy Level
Independant
Good to Other Pets
Dominating or Submissive?
Guardian Skills
Barking
Aggressiveness Level

The Husky is a sturdy, strong breed of dog that was bred to pull sleds in arctic regions. Unlike many other sled-dogs, Huskies are most known for their amazing speed and power. If you have been thinking about adding one of these dogs to your family, you will want to learn more about the breed first. Huskies are extremely gentle and playful dogs that get along well with other dogs and children.

However, they can get bored quite easily and become destructive.

They have a lot of energy, and it is best to provide them with plenty of toys and bones to keep them busy. If you choose a Husky, you will need to have a large yard, and you may want to consider investing in obedience classes.

Appearance

Colors
Black Black & White Gray Off White Red Sable White
Shedding
Seasonal
Grooming
Medium Maintenance
Coat Type
Fluffy

Due to the Husky's thick, double coat, you will want to brush your dog daily or at least every other day, especially during shedding seasons. In this way, you can get rid of any dead hair before it invades your home. Since Huskies love playing outdoors and getting dirty, you will need to bathe your pet as necessary.

Breed's Talents and Facts

Training
Moderately easy to train
Hunting Companion
No
Jolly for Jogging
Yes
Sighting Capabilities
No
Ideal for Tracking
No
Retrieving Skills
No
Pointing Breed
No
Herding Skills
No
Dutiful Watchdog
No
Security Guard Capable
No
Police Performer
No
Wet Water rescues
No
Assist Disable Owners
No
Dog Sledding
Yes
Able to Perform Dog Carting
Yes
Agile/Zippy
No
Fun with Lure Coursing
No
Obedient
No
Possible Schutzhund Work
No
Trainable for Tricks
No
  • Some Huskies are Thought to Have Descended from Wolves
  • Huskies Starred in Many Movies Including Snow Dogs, Balto and White Fang 2
  • Huskies are Mascots for Several Schools Including the University of Washington, University of Connecticut and Northern Illinois University
  • The Siberian Husky is an active, bold, playful dog that can be stubborn and strong-willed
  • He loves to run, needs plenty of exercise on a daily basis and he will need to jog or run for long periods of time to exert his energy
  • He is a very sociable dog that is very affectionate and he is good with children and is friendly towards other dogs and strangers
  • He was bred to live in a pack and therefore companionship is very important to this dog

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Siberian Husky Training

The biggest problem with training a Siberian Husky is ensuring they understand you are the Alpha. The Siberian Husky breed has strong pack instincts and is more likely to see her pet parent as one of the pack rather than the alpha. This must be established as soon as possible to ensure proper training. If they do not see you as alpha, there will be a power struggle between you and your dog. To test and see if you are alpha, you can walk through several doors in your home. If your dog sees you as alpha, he is likely follow you through the home.

Common Health Conditions in Siberian Huskys

Unfortunately, Huskies are prone to many different health problems. Some of the most common issues seen in Huskies include hip dysplasia, ectopy, corneal dystrophy, juvenile cataracts, crystalline corneal opacities and progressive retinal atrophy. Many Huskies are also prone to zinc responsive dermatitis; however, this problem is easily resolved with zinc supplements. Originally bred to be sled dogs, Huskies are most known for their amazing strength and endurance. However, they are also lovable and gentle dogs that are often used today as therapy dogs. If you choose one of these dogs to add to your family, you must be prepared to do everything you can to keep him busy and occupied.

Siberian Husky Pet Insurance

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