The Siberian Husky was bred to pull sleds, herd reindeer and to be a watch dog for the Chukchi Tribe in Siberia. They can withstand the cold, have a great stamina and are happy to work. They were then brought to Alaska for arctic races. This breed was recognized by the AKC in 1930 and grouped as Working.
- Country of Origin: Siberia (Northern Asia)
- Weight: 35 - 60 lbs
- Height: 20 - 23 1/2 inches
- Color: The Siberian Husky come in many different colors which include black & white, red & white, gray & white and pure white. There are also a variety of tones to all of these colors.
The Siberian Husky is an intelligent, energetic & friendly breed who needs their master to be in charge. They do well with behavior training and learn commands very quickly but need to know who the boss is or they will ignore you. Huskies are loyal dogs which love their families and do well with children.
The Siberian Husky life expectancy is between 11 - 14 years. This breed does not have many health concerns. Seizures, hip dysplasia and eye issues are a few. The eye concerns could be cataracts, canine glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy & corneal dystrophy.
This breeds coat is great for both cold winters and warm summers. It has a dense undercoat and a topcoat of short, straight hairs. This type of coat protects from cold and reflects heat.
This breed sheds twice a year and need daily brushing during those times. Weekly brushings other times will be fine, with an occasional bath when needed.