Siberian Husky

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Siberian Husky History

The Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working sleddog originating from the northeastern part of Asia. It is related to the Alaskan Malamute, the Samoyed, and the low-content wolf. The etymology of the name is from the word “Siberian” and “Eskimo”. The husky has a thick double coat, and is adapted to living in cold climates. The huskies’ coats are water repellant and aid in thermoregulation. The Siberian Husky originated in the northern part of Siberia. The huskie was not distinct as a breed until the later part of the 19th century. The huskies were brought to Alaska in the 1900s by the Chukchi and Inuit people.

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Siberian Husky Physical Characteristics

The Siberian Husky is a medium-sized, medium-haired breed of sled dogs that is descended from the Arctic wolf. They stand between 22 and 24 inches at the shoulder and weigh between 60 and 90 pounds. They have a powerfully built, short, muscular body with a large head, small ears, and a thick coat of either white, gray, silver, or cream. Their tail is tightly curled over their back. The Siberian Husky is intelligent and athletic.

Eye Colors

Blue, Hazel, Brown

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Height Range

Male Height Range: 21 – 24 inches

Female Height Range: 20 – 23 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 44 – 60 lbs

Female Weight Range: 35 – 51 lbs

Siberian Husky Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Siberian Husky Health Concerns

Epilepsy, Hemophilia, Laryngeal Paralysis, Hip Dysplasia, Eye Problems, Zinc Responsive Dermatosis

Siberian Husky Temperament and Behaviour

The Siberian Husky is a graceful, active, and independent dog. They are gentle, smart, and good-natured. They are independent thinkers, and can be difficult to train. However, they are generally docile, loving, and loyal to their owners. They are very energetic and always ready to play.

Siberian Husky Activity Requirements

Huskies are high-energy, athletic, and fun-loving. They love to be outside and can be a very destructive, curious, and energetic dog if not given enough exercise and stimulation. Huskies will need at least one hour of vigorous play or walking every day. They are a pack-oriented breed, so they enjoy activities and games that involve their human family members. These can include running and hiking, playing fetch, and going to the park. If you are looking for a very active, playful, and loyal dog, a Siberian Husky might be the right pick for you. These dogs do best in homes with yards or owners who are able to give them ample opportunities for exercise and exploration.

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Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Recognized by the American Kennel Club

Siberian Husky is part of the Working group.

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The Kennel Club

Recognized by The Kennel Club

Siberian Husky is part of the Working group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Recognized by the Australian National Kennel Council

Siberian Husky is part of the Utility group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club

Siberian Husky is part of the Working Dog group.

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