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Siberian Husky

Siberian Huskies are gorgeous and loveable dogs. Here is what you need to know in order to properly care for this dog.

Breed Snapshot

•   Size: They can weigh between 16 and 27 kgs and when they have fully matured, they can get around 51 to 60cm tall

•   Coat: They have a double-layered coat that is prone to shedding. They require a good brushing once a week throughout the year, and once a day during shedding periods.

•   Energy: High-energy dogs. They require regular exercise

•   Lifespan: 12 to 14 years

•   Country of Origin: Russia

•   Great Breed For: Apartments. Farmhouses. Families with time to devote to the dog


What is a Siberian Husky?

The Siberian Husky is a beautiful and athletic breed of dog that enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with its family members. This is a large breed of dog that has the same majestic appearance as the wolf, but it is much nicer and more family-friendly.

The Siberian Husky has long been revered as a powerful and hard-working dog. This breed was historically used as a sled dog and would work as a team to transport goods and supplies to different villages in Siberia.

Today, the Siberian Husky is still used as a sled dog, although it is more for sport than it is a necessity. The dog’s exceptional strength and willingness to work as a team make them the perfect pet and a great asset to any workforce.


What Does the Siberian Husky Look Like?

The Siberian Husky is a large dog that can weigh up to 27 kgs. They have a long, fluffy coat of fur that is usually a combination of black, grey or white, but can also be a combination of tan, red, and white. The large, slender snout and tall pointy ears make them look intelligent and alert. One of the Siberian Husky’s most notable features is there eyes, which can be blue or brown, and sometimes, a Siberian Husky will have one blue eye and one brown eye.


What Makes the Siberian Husky Special?

Siberian Huskies are pack dogs that think of their human family members as members of their pack. They are friendly and loveable and seem to make friends with almost everyone they meet. Because they are so friendly, they don’t make great guard dogs. However, their strong bodies and great work ethic makes them a great asset to have around the house.


How Often Should I Groom My Siberian Husky?

Siberian Huskies have a double-layered coat that is not to shed often, especially in the warmer months. During the shedding period, you should brush your Husky every day, making sure that you are able to rake out the old hair.

Other than that, Huskies are low maintenance when it comes to grooming. They like to self-clean and only require a bath every few months. It is important to check their nails every other week and trim them if they are starting to grow too long.


How Often Should I Walk My Siberian Husky?

Siberian Huskies were bred to run long distances as quickly as possible, which means that unless you intend on having your dog regularly pull a sled through the snow, you should be taking them out to get them the proper amount of exercise. They do well being left alone in a fenced-in yard, and also like to run with their pack and chase after objects.

If you don’t have a large yard for them to play in, you can take them for a jog or a brisk walk twice a day. And they should also visit a dog park at least once a week so that they can really stretch their legs and run at their own speed.


How Do I Train My Siberian Husky?

Siberian Huskies benefit greatly from early socialization of other dogs and people at an early age. They will sometimes try to take the role of “leader of the pack,” so it is important that you let your Husky know that you are the boss early on. They do not respond well to aggressive behaviour or harsh tones, so when disciplining your Husky, try to use a firm but loving tone to let them know that you are in charge. They also respond well to positive reinforcement and training will go a lot smoother if you reward their good behaviour with treats and praise.


Quickfire Questions

How long will my Siberian Husky live?

The average lifespan of a Siberian Husky is around 12 to 14 years.


Can I leave my Siberian Husky alone all day long?

Siberian Huskies are pack animals that crave the attention and affection of their owners. They do not do well when left at home by themselves. If you plan on leaving your home for long periods of time, you need to have a canine companion for your dog to play with all day. If you do not have another dog to keep your Husky company, then you should enrol your dog into a doggie daycare or have a pet sitter come and spend the day with your dog while you are away.


What kind of health risk do Siberian Huskies have?

The Siberian Husky is a healthy breed of dog. However, they have been known to suffer from different eye conditions, including juvenile cataracts. To ensure your dog does not develop this disorder, it is recommended that they visit a canine ophthalmologist or vet once a year to check your dog’s vision.


Do Siberian Huskies bark a lot?

Siberian Huskies are known to be very vocal dogs. When they are not barking out of excitement, they are howling. Some owners have reported that their Siberian Huskies are known to frequently make a loud whining noise when they are unhappy or are trying to tell you something.


Is a Siberian Husky the Type of Dog for Me?

Siberian Huskies require an excessive amount of attention to ensure that they are both physically and mentally healthy. They are very loveable and are able to make friends with humans and animals easily. However, they do not like to be left alone for very long and can develop behavioural issues if they are do not get enough stimulating exercise.


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