Siberian Husky Dog Breed Information

Siberian Husky Quick Facts
Siberian Husky
Breed Group: Working
Origen: Siberia, Russia
Nickname: Sibe, Husky
Weight: 35-60 lbs
Height: 20-23 inches
Color(s): All colors from black to pure white

Siberian Husky Appearance

The Siberian Husky is a beautiful medium size dog with compact, well-developed body and eager expression. The Siberian Husky has some similarities with the Alaskan Malamute. It has medium-size ears and almond shape eyes that can be brown, blue or party-colored. The color of the nose depends upon the color of the dog's coat.

The tail is well furred or fox-brush shape. The coat of the Siberian Husky is thicker than most breeds of dogs can vary, and includes silver, black, red, or gray, with white markings, although some can also be solid white. The Siberian Husky weigh in at around 35-60 pounds. Their height is around 20-23 inches.

Siberian Husky Temperament

The Siberian Husky is fun-loving and adventurous, vigilant, self-determining, intelligent, stubborn and sometime obstinate. He could live outdoor on cold climates. The Siberian Husky is a hardworking dog, that could run for miles. It loves to pull and enjoy cold weather; he is able to haul heavy loads over long distances. The Siberian Husky is a very energetic breed and needs plenty of exercise.

The Siberian Husky will not fare well with those that cannot dedicate time and attention to him. They like to howl, dig, chew and are expert in escaping. Siberians need consistent training. The Siberian Husky will bark to raise an alarm however, he does not display the possessive qualities of the guard dog. They tend to be sociable and friendly around strangers, they will usually get along with other dogs but they are not good with smaller animals.

Is Siberian Husky the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Siberian Husky is a very social dog that must have human or canine companion and prefer to live in packs. The Siberian Huskies are very active indoors and do best with a fenced-in large yard. Caution is advice when letting your Husky off the leash as they love to run miles and without proper training can be hard to catch.

Siberian Husky not do well on hot weather. Huskies are extremely social animals. They thrive on human company, love children and are (too) friendly with strangers. They are not usually recommended for apartments, however they can live in apartments if well trained and properly exercised.

Siberian Husky Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Siberian Husky is around 11-13 years.

Siberian Husky Health problems

Siberian Huskys are a relatively healthy. Some concerns are Cataracts, corneal dystrophy, PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), hypothyroidism and CHD (Canine hip dysplasia).

Siberian Husky Care and Grooming

The Siberian Husky coat need a moderate amount of grooming, and you will need to brush his coat on a twice weekly basis. The coat sheds heavily twice a year. During that time they need to be brushed and combed daily to remove dead hair. Brush with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary.

Siberian Husky Shedding

The Siberian Huskys sheds, even though they are a short-haired breed, but because their hair is very short and fine, shedding is not as much a problem as with longer coated breeds. You could help minimize it by frequent brushing to remove the dead hair and stimulate the skin.