Siberian Husky

Breed Group: Working
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Overview
The Siberian Husky originated in northeastern Siberia as an endurance sled dog. In 1909 large numbers of this breed arrived in Alaska to participate in sled racing. The Siberian Husky's endurance, stamina, and strength quickly made them a popular breed in the Arctic region.

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Character
The Siberian Husky is a compact and strong working dog. They are able to withstand temperatures as low as 75 degrees below zero, so are best suited for cooler to cold climates. They display a measure of dignity and reserve. The Siberian Husky is an amiable companion and willing worker.

Does your Siberian Husky bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
The Siberian Husky has an affectionate, gentle, and friendly disposition. They are alert and eager to please. They are highly intelligent and have an independent spirit, which can sometimes be a challenge to their owner. This versatile breed gets along very well with children and other medium sized dogs. However, their strong predatory instinct makes them dangerous to cats and other small pets. The Siberian Husky thrives in a family environment but does not become overly attached to one specific person. They will exhibit no fear or suspicion of strangers. They are not well suited for a two career family and require attention and companionship. They prefer to live in packs.
Care
The Siberian Husky is by nature clean and free from body odor. They require daily brushing to minimize excess loose hair, tangles, and mats. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary with a mild shampoo. The Siberian Husky is prone to hip dysplasia, cataracts, and skin allergies. It is extremely vital that they do not become overheated.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
Coat
The Siberian Husky has a medium length double coat. The under coat is dense and soft in texture. The outer coat is longer and coarse with straight guard hairs. Their coat comes in a variety of colors and patterns. The most common colors are black and white, gray and white, copper red and white, and pure white. The facial markings include masks and spectacles. The Siberian Husky is a constant shedder that totally sheds the undercoat twice a year.
Training
The Siberian Husky is highly intelligent but has a mind of its own. They will only obey a command if they see the point of it. They respond best to patience, consistency, and fairness. They will quickly take advantage of an owner that doesn't let them know who the boss is. They may be difficult to housebreak. The crate training method is recommended. They will do well with early obedience training. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Siberian Husky puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Activity
The Siberian Husky has an innate and deep desire to run. They do best with a large securely fenced yard. If they are left alone for extended periods of time they will become bored which leads to digging and destruction. They make excellent walking and jogging companions provided they are very securely leashed and the climate is not too hot. The Husky is not recommended for apartment dwelling unless they are exceedingly well trained and sufficiently exercised. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
Male: 45-60; Female: 35-50 lbs
Height
Male: 21-23.5; Female: 20-22 inches
Color(s)
All colors from black to pure white

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Siberian Husky Questions

My Dad is thinking about getting a husky for the family. But there are two problems I’m not sure about. First, everyone in my family work and my siblings and I have to go to school. Is it safe to leave the Husky at home for about 6-8 hours? Second, I have a sister who is 4. Will the Husky like attack or bite her in any way?

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The Siberian Husky is a very energetic and athletic breed of dog. They need an average of 2 hours of running exercise a day, they are also a pack-breed of dog. They were bred to live among many other Husky's and so enjoy being with the family and with other dogs. It is much better and easier on their socialization to have more than one dog in the home if a Siberian Husky is going to be added. Since your family works an average amount of time, unless you are ready to put in an hour in the morning and an hour at night every day, no matter the weather; I would not suggest a Husky. Your little sister will be perfectly fine, but the Siberian Husky is a mouthy breed of dog, so as a puppy he/she may be mouthy with anyone in the family.

Do huskies shed a lot?

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In one word, yes. In several, the Siberian Husky breed is a high-shedding breed. They need to be brushed at least 2 - 3 times a week, or done by a professional groomer once a month. But you will still find little fluff balls of hair floating along the floor and behind the doors. One of the many charms of the Siberian Husky breed.

Are Siberian Husky's ok with really hot weather (im not talking desert hot im talking tropical jungle hot)or FL weather?

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No, the Siberian Husky was bred for very cold weather. They do not have the fur, nor the genetics to deal with very hot weather such as in Florida, Texas, California, ect. Purchasing a breed like the Siberian Husky and having it live in hot weather will not only be very difficult for the dog, but for the owner too. The owner will have to spend more money on A.C to keep the home at a much cooler temperature so it is comfortable for the dog. This breed are able to stand below zero temperatures, not warm temperatures. Also, this breed needs a large amount of exercise or they will become destructive, and vocal. They need an average of 2 hours of running exercise a day, and since they can not tolerate heat; they will need to be ran early in the morning (around 4am, when it's still relatively cool out) and again very late at night (around 10pm, when it has cooled down again). I would suggest a different breed of dog if you live in Florida, a breed that is able to deal with the hot weather and not be at risk for heat stroke.

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Much of California coast area has weather from cool in summer and cold in the winter. The dogs can enjoy this weather with their think double coats. A Chicago Summer is to hot and humid. There are many weather conditions to consider in the lower 48.

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Our Huskies are okay in the warmer weather. They have a shallow pool of cool water they like to play in.

My husky has a blue eye and a grey eye. Is this ok?

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Yes, it is perfectly fine for your Siberian Huskey to have bi-colored eyes. Siberian Huskies are well known for different colored eyes. Anything from dark brown, chocolate, almond, gold, grey, nearly white (ice blue), light blue, to deep blue.

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