Thinking about purchasing an Siberian Husky? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Siberian Husky breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Siberian Husky owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Siberian Husky and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Siberian Husky Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Siberian Husky and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Siberian Husky Profile
The Siberian Husky has a sweet nature and is a breed that is suited for the whole family, but does not make a good guard dog. They are very friendly, and generally get along well with children and other dogs. Gentle in character with a determined look, they are very people oriented dogs. The Siberian Husky was developed constantly in the presence of children, allowing them to be very used to family. Males have a tendency to roam and need to be kept in a fenced in area. If they get out it may be impossible to catch them on foot, as Huskies have been known to be excellent escape artists. Siberian Huskies are long lived, active, and outgoing with friends and family. They tend to be independent, not being very obedient, but are not a one-person dog. They enjoy all types of people. A member of the Spitz family, the Siberian Husky is strong and has the ability to haul heavy loads over long distances and rough terrain. Siberian Huskies will happily pull a young child in a wagon or sled. They have strong legs and a sturdy build, but lean enough to be quick. They have great endurance, with their medium sized compact bodies. They have medium length, straight and thick fur and they can have many different colors in the eyes. They can be blue, brown, one of each or even parti-colored. The nose color depends on the coat color, which can be any color, most often with markings on the head with the underbelly and face a lighter color than the rest. Siberian Huskies are not only magnificent looking, but magnificent in personality as well.
Type: Northern Breed
21 - 23.5 inches; Females: 20 - 22 inches.
Colors: All colors;
markings on the head are common. The fur on the underbelly
and face are usually lighter colored than the rest of the body.
Huskies are dependable, energetic, and friendly. They make lively, outgoing
pets that generally like being around people. Although they are stubborn, independent
and not very obedient, they enjoy being with the family the most. They are active,
intelligent and not aggressive. They get along well with children and other
dogs, however they should not be trusted with smaller animals. Arctic Huskies
are very cleanly as well. They have been known to be excellent escape artists.
Care and Training: Brush
their coat twice a week, paying special attention during shedding. Bathe the
Siberian Husky only when necessary. Clip their nails regularly, as well as check
the teeth. The Siberian Husky needs a lot exercise and they should not be exercised
hard in warm weather, as their thick coat can make them prone to heatstroke.
Daily walks and a large fenced yard will help keep the Siberian Husky in shape
and prevent boredom and destructive behavior. The Arctic Husky makes a great
cross-country skiing partner.
Activity: Very High.
Siberian Husky Health Issues: Hip dysplasia and some heritable eye problems such as cataracts, corneal dystrophy, and PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy).
Life Span: 10 -14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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