Dog Breeds > Siberian Husky
|Alternate Names||Arctic Husky, Siberian Husky|
|Group||Spitz and Primitive Type|
|Section||Nordic Sled Dog|
Siberian Husky Profile
The Siberian Husky is a medium-sized, well-balanced dog with an elegant look. Its skull is slightly rounded, while its snout has a medium width, tapering towards the nose. The skull-snout ratio is 1/1. Its eyes are almond shaped and slightly oblique. They can be blue, brown or heterochromatic. The ears are small, triangular, carried upright, and set high and close together; they have a slightly rounded tip, and are hairy, even inside. The paws are straight and muscular. The tail is the shape of a sickle: it should not fall over the back or curl to the side.
Fur: straight and of medium length, it must give the look of a thick coat, and never be so long as to hide the dog’s profile.
Color: every color from black to white is acceptable.
Size: 54 to 60 cm for the males and 50 to 56 cm for the females.
Weight: 20 to 28 kg for the males and 15 to 23 kg for the females.
Character and Abilities
Very cheerful and jovial with everybody, this dog does not know the meaning of aggression. It is very affectionate toward its owner, but the Siberian Husky is also very independent and must be trained very young (before 6 months) to get results. The Siberian Husky can be a very good companion for older children, but not for smaller ones, which it might ignore. In France, it is quite often used in sled competitions (as a sled dog), but it is mostly chosen as a pet. This very beautiful and very sweet dog is the perfect companion for all those who love the primitive breed closest to the “wolf”. It is absolutely safe because it is friendly to everyone (so it is impossible to use as a watchdog). However, it is very independent and still is a predator. It is important to gather a lot of information about the characteristics of the breed before choosing it.