Siberian Husky

Group 6: Utility
Male: 53.5 – 60 cm
Female: 51 – 56 cm

Energy Level:  Moderate – very high
Original Function: Sled pulling
Lifespan: 11 – 13 yrs

Recommended for: Active people & families.

Siberian Husky

About This Breed

The Siberian Husky is a member of the Spitz family from Siberia and were used by the Chukchis Eskimos as sled dogs. They are a strong compact working dog with outstanding endurance.

Extremely friendly and rarely bark but do howl/yodel. They do not display the possessive qualities of a guard dog and are not overly suspicious of strangers or aggressive with other dogs.

Their intelligence, tractability, and eager disposition make them an agreeable companion and willing worker. They are adaptable, affectionate and make great family pets.

General Characteristics

Appearance: Medium size, moderate bone, well-balanced proportions, ease and freedom of movement, proper coat, pleasing head and ears, correct tail, and good disposition.

Characteristics: Friendly and gentle, but also alert and outgoing.

Colour: All colours from black to pure white are allowed. A variety of markings on the head is common.

Coat: Outer coat – straight and harsh, medium length. Undercoat – soft and dense.

Grooming: Regular brushing is needed and extra care when they shed their coat. Bath when necessary or dry shampoo.

Exercise: they need plenty of exercise to keep them fit and happy.

Health: This breed can suffer from hip dysplasia and some eye problems. 

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