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Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky

Alternate NamesArctic Husky, Siberian Husky
OriginUSA
GroupSpitz and Primitive Type
SectionNordic Sled Dog

Siberian Husky Profile

Affectionate
Player
Calm
Clever
Docile
Clean
Robust (Health)
Supports Loneliness
Need Exercise
Runaway
Easy To Maintain
Easy to Train
Nice Child
Agreement with Animals
Apartment
First Dog
Trip
Able to Guard
Originality
Budget

Physical Characteristics

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.

Origins and History

Bred by the Eskimo tribe Chukchis to pull sleds, its origin is clearly Nordic. Selective breeding, however, began in the United States. Eva “Short” Seeley is considered to be the “mother” of this breed, as well as the Alaskan Malamute.

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.

Living Conditions

In a garden only if the fence is safe and strong. If not, it is better to keep your Siberian Husky inside the house. It needs a lot of exercise, so living in an apartment is not ideal.

Health

Despite popular beliefs, it is a very robust dog that does not fear heat. The Siberian Husky can also live in a -40° environment, but that does not mean that it enjoys the cold!

Average life expectancy: about 13 years.

Information and Tips

The blue eyes that made the breed famous are not “compulsory,” and do not raise the price of the dog. It is not a degeneration either, as some authors have claimed.

Siberian Husky Articles

Husky Was So Lonely He Escaped Their Yard to Hug His Labrador Best Friend

Meet Messy, a yellow Lab who is the definition of a real friend – not only to his Thai owner Oranit Kittragul, but to one lonely doggie named Audi, too.Audi lives across the street...
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Mom Asks Her Husky About His New Bed, and He Replies in the Most...

Zeus the Husky got a new outdoor bed for his birthday, but he has to try it out inside because of the rain. When mom asks if he likes it, the dog responds in...

When this Brave Husky Lost His Sight, He Learned to Adapt and Improvise!

When Remy was adopted by his family, he had two bright, beautiful blue eyes. Two years ago, he lost sight in one of them, and then very quickly, the other eye went as well....
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Stubborn Husky Always Has to Have the Last Word

Huskies will be Huskies! Watch as this vocal, sassy pup takes control of the situation by always getting in the last word.You can’t simply walk away when a dog like this is talking to...
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How Many of You Have a Friend Like This?

“So, two dogs jump into a hot tub….”Okay, there’s no punchline to this joke, except for the hyped up retriever, the uber-chill husky and the cute music they threw in to make it funnier....
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He’s Telling His Dog “It’s Time to Go to the Kennel”… Now Just Listen...

He says “It’s time to go in the kennel,” but you’ve gotta hear how this dog responds… You’ll be busting out with laughter when you hear his temper tantrum. He actually knows how to...
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It’s Time to Leave the Dog Park, but this Husky Is Not Having It!

Dakota, the Siberian Husky, was told it’s time to leave the dog park, but he was just getting started! Watch the tantrum he throws when mom and dad try to get him to go...

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