The Siberian husky is a well known and a beautiful dog breed with a thick coat which comes in a multitude of colors. They are also known for having a multi-colored eyes & aggressive face which makes them more attractive dog breed than the other ones. You may be drawn by this dog breed however, keep in mind that if you are a first-time dog owner then this breed can turn out to be challenging.
Some people believe that this is a very aggressive breed and may act aggressively if becomes suspicious of strangers. However, the truth is this breed is not overly suspicious of strangers or aggressive with other dogs & they do not show any possessive qualities of the guard dog. Siberian Husky is a very good-natured dog who is friendly with everyone one they recognize everyone. They are known for being very friendly, agile and athletic. Keep in mind that this breed loves to go outside & need to have more exercise than the other ones. If you want to have a Siberian Husky then keep in mind that you will surely need to take the dog for hiking, running and Viking every day. You must put a leash on since they are very independent and born to run. Remember if your Siberian Husky is drawn by something then you may lose your lovely dog because they will run with full force to catch it up.
Remember a Siberian Husky needs a lot of exercise, companionship and mental activities because if they get all of these then everything will be fine otherwise they can become very destructive & sometimes you may notice a complete mess in your home just because of the dog.
Siberian Husky dogs are known to be very sociable with people & other dogs, which is why they don’t pose extremely high prey drive. If you want to have a Siberian husky dog then don’t forget to install a high secure fence because they may disturb your neighbors. This breed loves to spend most of the time in howling and digging.
The Siberian Husky originally came form sled dog from eastern Siberia many years ago. During the Alaskan Gold Rush, they were taken back to Alaska in the earlier 20th century. The Siberian Husky took the attention of everyone when they dominated native breeds in the 400 miles in the “All Alaska Sweepstakes” race in 1910. The race took the place from the Nome to Candle & the second year it was completed. Another great thing is that Leonhard Seppala used to run Siberian Huskies to send urgent delivery of diphtheria serum to Nome for saving thousand of life of people. This delivery process later turned out to be called as “Great Race of Mercy” which took the attention of many people, for his generous effort people established a statue of him in the Central park for showing the honor for him. Also back in 1930, Russia allowed the exporting process of this breed from Siberia to Russia. Remember that most of Siberian Husky dogs came from the Leonhard Seppala’s team and the 1930 exports.
The Siberian Husky dogs are known for having a very aggressive facial mark with blue or brown eyes. They have a medium-sized skull which proportionates to the body. They have a muzzle which is medium in length. Their nose maybe black for gray & sometimes it can from as flesh color in white dogs. You may also notice a pink steak in the nose which refers to “snow nose”. The back side of this breed is straight and long. They have a nice tail which normally forms into fox brushed shape & covered with the thick fur, sometimes the tail can take a curve position if they become insecure about something. Their coat can form may other colors like various shades of silver, frat, red and black & white.
T the withers the idea height of this breed should be from 21 to 23.5 inches for male ones & 20 to 22 inches for the female ones. This breed normally weighs between 45 to 60 pounds and female ones weigh between 35 to 60 pounds. This breed is normally slightly longer than tall.
Coat & Color
The Siberian Husky has a thick double coat with medium length hair & their undercoat is very dense while the upper coat is very straight. Keep in mind that their coat shed very much every year.
Huskies may have many patterns & colors. Despite having many of color they normally poses white paws, legs, tail tips, and faces. However, the husky dog’s coat mostly poses gray & white, pure white and black & white.
Husky dogs shed heavily. Also, keep in mind that dogs who live in cool climates normally used less than the dogs who live in a warm climate. If you live in a cool climate country then remember that this breed will shed less. You will need to brush the husky once every week will will help yours in shedding because it will keep the coat in control. Also always try to stop any mats from forming in the coat since they are harmful to your dog’s body. When the shedding period arrives it’s a good idea to brush the coat on a regular basis. The best news is that this breed is free from any kind of odor so you can take your time long enough to brush the coat. However, you may need to bath this breed twice a month.
Siberian Husky Temperament and Personality
Before you get to know Siberian husky is neither a one-person dog nor a guard dog. When you bring this dog home for the first time you will notice that the dog becomes very alert whenever someone is around. This breed is known to be very friendly and calm dog that’s why they are not very serious about the strangers, also, their friendly nature makes them become good friends with other pet animals. Since this breed is highly intelligent, intuitive, and friendly they are an amazing companion. The best thing is that this is the only breed which won’t annoy you too much like the other ones.
If you want to bring one of this dog then also keep in mind that can turn out to be very instinct who doesn’t irritate other people or animals, they are on their own. All they do is that they lookout for a good shelter when they find it they will live there peacefully & sometimes they hide and bury their things. However, if you want to keep the dog in the yard most of the time, then it’s suggested to get your dog for training because they love to stay outside. They don’t need a lot of space to live in, however, the main thing is they need some good exercise on a regular basis. If this dog gets a place where they can run safely then that’s enough, you won’t need to be concern about anything else at all.
This breed can become a great friend for those who take long walks, hikes or runs because that’s the time when you will see the charming & happy dog. The Siberian Husky is very curious that’s why they love to explore new places & things. There are some other good things about this breed which is why they are the perfect dog for anyone. Siberian Husky doesn’t bark too much, rather they moan or whine & when his mood is good he is most likely to hold the head high by releasing the Siberian Howl. This breed is very adequate to new environment so whenever you move to a new place, you won’t need to worry because the dog will adjust automatically. If you have experience in living with a dog then you will be surely glad to have one of this kind breed.
It’s absolutely true that the Siberian Huskies need a lot of exercises to stay fir mentally & spiritually. They have a lot of energy & endurance level since they were sled dogs. If you have a big yard then leave the dog as he is because he can spend countless hours out there. When you take a Siberian husky in the park with other dogs it will turn out to be a heaven for them because that’s where they get everything that they want.
Siberian Husky dogs are also well known for having the ability to perform at the top of their obedience classes. However sometimes depending on the situation the dog may act completely different when he comes back to home & may ignore whatever he learned, but over time they will become normal & a great obedient dog. Huskies are pack animal so they always need a leader to follow so whenever your dog considers you as a leader you will receive a lot of love, attention, and obedience from him.
This breed was developed in an isolated area called Yakutsk located in the northeastern Siberia by the Chukchi people. Since that area has extreme weather, those people used this dog for sledding because it was the only transportation choice they had back then. Since this breed is good for running over a great distance with the moderate speeds this breed was a perfect match for that work. On the initial stage on the 20th century, The Americans in Alaska first heard that there is a superior dog who is capable of doing hard works & other impressive facts about Siberian Husky which were imported to Alaska by Charles Fox Maule Ramsay which were coming from Siberia across the Bering Strait.
The first-ever race of Siberian Husky was completed in the Alaska sweepstakes race which took the attention of the sledding enthusiast. The team which was run by Ramsay won the 400-mile race back in 1910. After that Norwegian musher, Lenhard Seppala started the racing
of Siberian which won all the races in Alaska over the next decade.
Did you know
Since the Siberian husky is strong & faster, they were used to transport antitoxin and other medical tools for more than 600 miles in 1925. This significant @serum run@ had drawn the attention of the public across the United States. Seppala & his team were invited in New England for racing. In New York city a statue was established called statue of Balto for dedicating all the dogs which participate in the heroic relay. The AKC officially recognized this breed in 1930.
However, the Siberian Husky that you see today, is very athletic, fast, strong & versatile. If you have experience in petting a dog before then this breed could be a wonderful companion for you & your family. The best thing is that they are friendly with children and won’t bark at the strangers.
Robert William was born in Auckland, New Zealand who is a former author of Pets Health Blog.
He has a great experience in blogging for more than three years. Robert is a regular author & member of this Blog who is studying Veterinary Science at Massey University