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Information

Name : Siberian Husky

Other Names : Sled dog, Husky

Origin : Siberia

Size Type : Medium Dog Breed

Breed Group : Working dog breeds

Life span : 12-14 years

Litter Size : 3-7 puppies

Temperament : Outgoing, Playful, Loving

Height : 20"-24" females being smaller on average

Weight : 30-70 LBS

Colors : The Siberian Husky comes in a variety of different colors: Agouti & White, Black & White, Gray & White, Red & White, Sable & White, White, Black, Black Gray & White, Black Tan & White, Brown, Brown & White, Brown Black & White, Copper & White, Gray & Black, Tan, Tan & Black, Tan & White.

Puppy Price : $300- $1000

Body type

This medium sized working breed, is quick and light on his feet and graceful in movement. The body is compact and well covered in fur. Erect ears and tail resembled his northern wolf history. They have a strong chest that performs his original function with ease, carrying a light load over great distances. His body is in proportion and should resemble speed, power, and endurance.


Head- Eager and fierce expression, yet still being friendly. Eyes are almond shaped, moderate space, Blue diamond like eyes, or a brown colored eye is acceptable. Medium triangular shaped ears stand erect on the head. Ears are in proportion to the head with a rounded top.


Forequarters- The shoulder blade is well laid back. The muscles of the shoulder and well developed. Forelegs are moderately spaced, parallel and stand straight. Bone is thick, but not heavy. Feet oval in shape, well furred between tows and the pad, the pads are built to withstand heart freezing temperatures.


Body- Neck of medium length and carried dignified when dog is standing. Chest is deep, and strong while not being too broad, The ribs are well sprung ,but flattened to allow freedom of movement.


Hindquarters- The hind legs are powerful and evenly spaced. The thighs are well muscled and powerful, the stifles have a well bend, the hock joint well-defined and set low to the ground giving the body a powerful movement.

Coat

The Siberian husky has a double layered coat that is thick and one of the most prominent features of the Husky. The medium length coat still gives the huskies body outline while still allowing them to brace the harsh frozen tundra. The soft undercoat is dense and really helps insulate the body. The outer coat is straight and smooth, never rough feeling.

You better be ready to get out the lint rollers and the vacuum clean with owning this breed. The Husky thick coat sheds off a lot of hair. Especially during the spring and winter when they shed their entire coats for the changing season. You should be ready to brush weekly during most of the year and daily during shedding season the hair should be kept in contain.

Huskies are usually very clean and groom themselves much like a cat does. They require little bathing permitting they don't roll in some awful smell or play in the mud!





Characteristics

Good with Kids : 100 %
Cat Friendly : 50 %
Dog Friendly : 83 %
Trainability : 83 %
Shedding : 50 %
Watchdog : 16 %
Intelligence : 100 %
Grooming : 83 %
Popularity : 100 %
Adaptability : 50 %
Hypoallergenic : No
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Overview

The Siberian Husky is a truly beautiful dogs, that has many characteristics of the modern day wolf. The most noticeable feature is their diamond blue eye color. The Husky is a cherished and wanted breed by all dog fanciers do to their physical elegance. The Siberian Husky is an excellent family companion and loves to be around a "pack" whether it's your family or other dogs if brought in at an early age they thrive in a pack environment. Proper socialization and consistent training make the Husky a great family pet. They've been known to be a pain to train because of their free willed spirit, they don't do anything unless they truly want to. Huskies can howl and they can howl loud. It's been known to hear a husky how over 10 miles away! Even with this great howl they are known to be friendly to almost everyone, including intruders! So this breed isn't a good guard dog.

Color

The Siberian Husky comes in a variety of different colors: Agouti & White, Black & White, Gray & White, Red & White, Sable & White, White, Black, Black Gray & White, Black Tan & White, Brown, Brown & White, Brown Black & White, Copper & White, Gray & Black, Tan, Tan & Black, Tan & White.


Health Problems

Huskies are fairly healthy, yet like most large dog breeds they suffer with conditions of hip dysplasia and a variety of eye conditions. As these diseases aren't common, it's easier to find a bad breeder than a good one. Make sure to do your research and only purchase puppies from health certified wellspring. Your wallet and your heart will both thank you by doing research and looking into the medical history of your next potential puppy.

Exercises

The Husky need a daily walk and other forms of exercise every day. They were bred for pulling moderate weights for long distances. Their body matches this work and is needed to be maintained. A daily walk, or playing fetch in the yard is a must for this breed.

Huskies are extremely smart and sometimes can be a true pain to train. Many Husky owners spend a lot of time on training and also invest in taking their husky to obedience classes. It can take a little patience and a lot of persistence to get this rebel to behave properly.

When it all comes down to it the Husky needs a job to stay happy and entertained. They can be mischievous and a pain to handle if not properly trained. Also you better have a secure place for them to stay as they are a true escape artist.

Origin

Native to Siberia, Hence the name Siberian Husky. The exact origination is unclear, yet speculation says they come from the Chukchi, a tribe of Siberian nomads. They've been known to be one of the oldest dog breeds, and date back 1000s of years.

The Husky was brought to Alaska in 1908 as a part of the gold rush movement. The Husky competes in many sled pulling races including the Iditarod, and other races throughout the arctic. These races in which the husky dominated helped improve it's popularity.

The breed was popularized here and through the rest of America, where it finally became recognized as an official breed through the 1930's by many major kennel clubs.

Today the husky is still a favorite for many owners and has been one of the Top twenty most popular dog breeds year in and out.
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