Level: Moderate - very high
The characteristic temperament of the Siberian Husky
is friendly and gentle, but also alert and outgoing. He does not
display the possessive qualities of the guard dog, nor is he overly
suspicious of strangers or aggressive with other dogs. Some measure
of reserve and dignity may be expected in the mature dog. His intelligence,
tractability, and eager disposition make him an agreeable companion
and willing worker.
Summary: The most important breed characteristics of the Siberian
Husky are medium size, moderate bone, well-balanced proportions,
ease and freedom of movement, proper coat, pleasing head and ears,
correct tail, and good disposition. Any appearance of excessive
bone or weight, constricted or clumsy gait, or long, rough coat
should be penalised. The Siberian Husky never appears so heavy or
coarse as to suggest a freighting animal; nor is he so light and
fragile as to suggest a sprint-racing animal. In both sexes the
Siberian Husky gives the appearance of being capable of great endurance.
for: Active people & families.
Without exercise will become restless.
Dogs: 53.5-60 cm (21 - 23½
Bitches: 51-56 cm (20-22
All colours from black to pure white are allowed. A variety
of markings on the head is common.
Outercoat - Straight & Harsh, medium length. Undercoat
- Soft & Dense.
Appearance: The Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working
dog, quick and light on his feet and free and graceful in action.
His moderately compact and well-furred body, erect ears and brush
tail suggest his Northern heritage. His characteristic gait is smooth
and seemingly effortless. He performs his original function in harness
most capably, carrying a light load at a moderate speed over great
distances. His body proportions and form reflect this basic balance
of power, speed and endurance. The males of the Siberian Husky breed
are masculine but never coarse; the bitches are feminine but without
weakness of structure. In proper condition, with muscle firm and
well developed, the Siberian Husky does not carry excess weight.