Siberian Husky

 

Origin:

The Siberian Husky is native to Siberia. They were brought to Alaska in 1909 and used for centuries by the Chukchi people in Siberia to pull sleds, herd reindeer and perform watchdog functions.

History

The Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog, quick and light on their feet and graceful in action. Their moderately compact and well furred body, erect ears and brush tail suggest a Northern heritage. Their characteristic gait is smooth and seemingly effortless. Huskies perform their original function in harness most capably, carrying a light load at a moderate speed over great distances. Their body proportions and form reflect this basic balance of power, speed and endurance.

Color

All colors from black to pure white are allowed. A variety of markings on the head is common, including many striking patterns not found in other breeds.

  • Lifespan:

    12-14 years
  • Shedding:

    seasonal
  • Coat Length:

    medium
  • Grooming:

    low
  • Size:

    l
  • Color:

Behavior

  • Temperament

    The characteristic temperament of the Siberian Husky is friendly and gentle, but also alert and outgoing. It is not display the possessive qualities of the guard dog, nor is it overly suspicious of strangers or aggressive with other dogs. Some measure of reserve and dignity may be expected in the mature dog. Its intelligence, tractability, and eager disposition make it an agreeable companion and willing worker.

  • Barking

    Barks if Necessary

  • Adaptability

    • Adaptability to apartment living

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Good for novice owners

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Tolerates being alone

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Tolerates cold weather

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Tolerates hot weather

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Family Friendly

      1 2 3 4 5
  • Exercise needs

    • Energy level

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Exercise needs

      1 2 3 4 5
    • Playfulness

      1 2 3 4 5
  • Trainability

    moderate

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