The Chukchi people of Siberia, a district in Russia, bred and raised Siberian Huskies. Wolf looking, striking eyes, handsome face, and graceful gait are the usual reasons people are interested to raise one.
However, Huskies are built for cooler weather. This explains their double coat – called “undercoat” and “guard hair”. Raising a Husky in tropical places can be challenging. Best to provide air conditioning to avoid them from overheating.
Huskies are pack dogs, so owning one means you have to be the leader or the alpha. They hate being left alone, they are rather friendly and not as good being guard dogs.
Dog Breed Group
20 to 23 inches
16 to 27kg
12 to 15 years
Energy filled dogs need mental and physical stimulation. They are at their happiest when activities are action packed. They are the best buddies to bring with you when running, hiking, and other kinds of adventures.
Potential for Playfulness
From simple catch, sit and stay training, to more advanced lessons for tricks and agility, these dogs are up for the challenge. They are always looking forward to having playmates and playdates.
Pumped up dogs who are very agile,active and prefer outdoors. They are historically bred to hunt, work or sport. Though all dogs need exercise, they require regular exercise not just to keep them in shape and healthy.
Forceful dogs are virougus; they may strain themselves wearing the leash, break obstacle courses and devour their food. If not properly trained, they are not advised around kids and the elderly without supervision.
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USUAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
Please take note of the following health diseases Siberian Huskies usually encounter.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
GROOMING YOUR SIBERIAN HUSKY
Huskies are self-cleaning dogs. They are not smelly nor need frequent baths. Make sure you have quality hair products to preserve the natural oils of their double coat. Expect shedding so invest in a good vacuum cleaner. They even shed more in warm climates than in cooler temperatures. Brush them daily to avoid fur matting, take out dead hairs, and induce hair growth.