SIBERIAN HUSKY DOG BREED
The Siberian Husky is a sled dog, bred in the North-East Siberia. In 1909, Siberian Huskies were brought to Alaska to participate in sled dog racing. This breed is characterized by strength, great stamina and energy, which makes it very popular with dog owners in the Arctic region.
Height: 20-24 inches Weight: 35-60 pounds Lifespan: 11-13 years
The Siberian Husky is a well-built, strong working dog. This breed is capable of withstanding temperatures up to 75 degrees below zero, which makes the Husky perfect dog for cold climates. Siberian Huskies are very self-aware, and they demand respect. These dogs are conscientious workers and friendly companions. Comparable Breed: The Alaskan Malamute and Akita.
The Siberian Husky is an affectionate, gentle and friendly dog, always striving to please his master. Siberian Huskies are very intelligent, but their excessive independence can greatly aggravate the training process. This versatile breed can easily find a common language with other dog breeds. However, because of their strong hunting instincts, Huskies may have problems in communicating with cats and other small animals. Moreover, these dogs are not suitable for people who are preoccupied with their career, because they require constant attention. The Siberian Husky loves his family, but not too tied to one specific person. Like all sled dogs, Huskies prefers to live in a pack.
Coat / Care:
The Siberian Husky has a two-layered coat of medium length. While the undercoat is soft and thick, the outer layer is rough and stringy. This breed varies in color, and most often, Huskies come in black-and-white, gray-white, copper, red-white and pure white. The Siberian Husky sheds profusely, and it completely changes the undercoat twice a year. This dog is very clean and tends to clean himself. In addition, the Husky is considered an odorless dog breed. He needs day-to-day brushing to prevent the hair from matting and tangling. Bathe your dog only in case of urgent need, using a mild shampoo.
The Siberian Husky is prone to hip dysplasia, cataracts, skin allergies and progressive retinal atrophy (PRA). Also, Siberian Huskies and can suffer from overheating in very hot climates. The Siberian Husky has a life expectancy of 11 to 13 years.
Siberian Huskies are very intelligent and independent. These dogs must undergo early socialization and obedience training. Education must be based patience, respect and consistency. Since this is a fairly dominant dog, the coach must be very strict and determined. The Siberian Husky does not bark but enjoys howling, especially when bored.
The Husky has the urge to be in constant motion, so he needs a large, well-fenced yard. The Siberian Husky is a great companion for jogging or hiking, but he cannot be trusted without a sturdy leash. This breed is not recommended for apartment living because it needs intense exercise on the everyday basis.
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