Siberian Husky

Other names: Siberian Husky, Siberian Husky, Arctic Husky

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Medium in size, the Siberian Husky is an elegant and flexible looking dog. Hyperactive, he traditionally serves as a sled dog. He is a dog who knows how to be independent, but he does not appreciate solitude for all that.

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Hair type Half-long
Origin United States
Template Average
Head shape Round
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 16 kg to 23 kg From 50 cm to 56 cm
Male From 20 kg to 30 kg From 53 cm to 60 cm
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History of the breed

As the name suggests the Siberian Husky is originally from Siberia. A region known for its cold. Basically, their appearance is due to the Chukchies Indians who wanted to have dogs capable of pulling their sleds.

Their legend associates the birth of the Siberian Husky with the fruit of the love between a wolf and the moon. Which is why he looks like a wolf with a crescent moon shaped tail. In the early 20th century, a merchant of fur imports of Russian origin first Siberian Huskies in Alaska to take part in a 653 km run. This breed was officially recognized in 1966.

Siberian Husky Pictures

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Physical features

His hair : straight and of medium length, it forms a thick coat.
Its color : the dress can be black, white, gray, sand or any other color. The spots and facial marks characterize two-colored individuals.
Its head : it is round in shape. The muzzle, proportional to the skull, becomes thinner as it approaches the nose.
Its ears : triangular, but slightly rounded at the tip, they are erect, set high and quite close together. They are padded, thick and medium in size.
His eyes : slightly oblique, they are almond shaped. They can be blue, brown or have irises of different colors.
Its body : moderately compact, it is very well proportioned. His musculature is well developed.
Its tail : curved without forming a loop, it does not fall either on the sides or on the back.

Behavior and character

Affectionate
Calm
Protective
Independent
Hunter
Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The Siberian Husky has an above average intelligence . Although hyperactive, he knows how to be gentle and docile . He is very loyal to his master, without being possessive as can be seen with guard dogs. He can be placed in the category of guard dogs, although he is not necessarily very suspicious of strangers.

he is also not aggressive towards his congeners. Particularly nice , the Husky is ideal for families with children. He is independent but not solitary since he is used to living in a group. Thus, his master must be constantly present at his side.

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Education

Clever
Obedient

The education of the Siberian Husky must begin before he reaches the age of 6 months because this breed becomes an adult very quickly. It is he who decides whether his masters are worthy of him or not. Hence the interest in treating him with respect , affection and consistency from the start. Otherwise, it will be difficult to control and will even tend to run away . The education of the Siberian Husky therefore necessarily involves patience and calm, without having to give in to all the whims of the dog.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

The Siberian Husky can adapt to most lifestyles as long as it is frequently given the opportunity to exercise . If he stays locked up too long, he may become bored and develop destructive behavior.

Because of their thick coat adapted to the cold, it is important to keep them away from too much heat.

Health

Solid
Ease of gaining weight

Parasites such as ticks and fleas frequently attack the Siberian Husky . But it is a very robust dog that supports both high heat and temperatures of -40 ° C. Her life expectancy is around 13 years. It can be affected by eye diseases (cataracts, retinal atrophy) and digestive disorders . A large dog, the Siberian Husky can also be prone to hip dysplasia which affects canines by its morphology.

Hypoallergenic breed

No

Litter size

Between 6 and 8 puppies

Major concerns
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Cataract
Corneal dystrophy
Glaucoma
Minor concerns
Hip dysplasia
Elbow dysplasia
Patella dislocation
Willebrand disease
Occasional concerns
Collie’s eye anomaly (AOC)
Dermatosis
Gastric torsion
Suggested tests
Hip
Eye

To protect yourself from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends Siberian Husky dog insurance .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 11 years old

Maximum: 13 years

The life expectancy of a Siberian Husky is, on average, between 11 years and 13 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

The Siberian Husky moults twice a year . This fur change can last for 3 weeks or more, but outside of this period, it is a dog that does not shed a lot of hair.

He needs weekly brushing , but grooming is strictly prohibited . Only the hairs that grow between the fingers or cover the feet can be leveled. This also applies to the mustache.

Regular brushing of the dog’s teeth helps eliminate tartar build-up and the growth of bacteria. His ears and eyes should also be checked frequently to make sure there is no trace of dirt or possible infection.

Price and budget

Purchase price

Mini
1000 €
Maxi
1500 €

The purchase price of a Siberian Husky is between 1000 € and 1500 €.

Annual maintenance cost

Mini
€ 1,200
Maxi
1300 €

The annual maintenance cost of a Siberian Husky is between $ 1,200 and $ 1,300.

Name ideas for a Siberian Husky

Male
Aragon
Balto
Charlie
Granite
Hero
Locki
Max
Neo
Paco
Rocky
Female
April
Beautiful
Luck
Hermione
Love
Maika
Nikita
Olga
Pearl
Rosie

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Food

The husky’s diet should be high in protein and fat to meet its fairly large energy needs. Constantly on the move, he needs a diet adapted to his lifestyle. High quality kibble will usually do the trick. It is advisable to contact a veterinarian to adapt this diet.

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Physical activity

Athletic
Energy level
Potential to play

The Siberian Husky needs to be physically active . We must therefore consider several outings per day or failing that, a walk that can last very long minutes. He is athletic and very enduring .

Famous Siberian Husky Breed Dogs

Balto and Togo : these two Siberian Huskys belonging to   Leonhard Seppala became famous sled dogs following the 1925 serum run in Alaska . This year, the village of Nome was affected by diphtheria . The population did not have a diphtheria vaccine available. As the closest precious doses were in Anchorage, more than 865 kilometers away , nearly 100 sled dogs were mobilized to get the injections, including Balto and Togo . The participants had to endure freezing temperatures dropping to -40 ° C. In almost 5 days, B squadron, which included the 2 canines, arrived in the village with the vaccine.

Several films have been made: Togo , by Ericson Core released in 2019; Balto, wolfdog, snow hero by Simon Wells dating from 1995, which had 2 sequels.

Max , Maya , Truman , Dewey , Shorty and Old Jack : these 6 Siberian Huskys are the protagonists of the film Antartica, prisoners of the cold , directed by Frank Marshall in 2006. The film tells the story of geologist Davis McClaren and guide Jerry Shepard, who are leading an expedition in the heart of Antarctica. Due to extreme weather conditions, the 2 men were forced to evacuate the premises as a matter of urgency and to leave the 8 dogs there (the others are Alaskan Malamutes). Left to their own devices, the 4-legged companions will try to survive while waiting for the return of their owner, Jerry, determined to get them back.

The film was inspired by the Japanese expedition that took place in Antarctica in 1958 .

Competitions

Classifications & Standards
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
(AKC) American Kennel Club
(CKC) Canadian Kennel Club
(UKC) United Kennel Club
(KC) The Kennel Club
(ANKC) Australian National Council Kennel
(NZKC) New Zealand Kennel Club

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FCI Information

FCI No.

270

FCI Group

Group 5: Spitz-type and primitive-type dogs

Recognized by FCI

Since 1966

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