Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky

This dog loves to run and enjoys cold weather. It is social and gets along with other dogs. Some howl, dig, and chew.

Breed Overview

This ancient Russian dog originated in Siberia. It was used as a sled puller and for sled racing. They are adventurous, playful, alert, clever, mischievous, cuddly, warm, and fun loving dogs. They are great with other household pets but may be wary of strangers and strange dogs. These Huskies are very social dogs and need human or canine companionship. Since they are made to pull sleds and race, these active dogs require daily exercise by either a long jog or a safe off leash run. They like to live indoors but love being outside in cool or cold weather. They are ideal companions for singles, families with older children, cold weather dwellers, and active individuals. Their coats require brushing one to two times per week and daily during shedding season.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
 
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
 
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
 
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
 
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate
 

Breed Details & Traits

Height: Male: 21-23.5"; Female: 20-22"
Weight: Male: 45-60 lb; Female: 35-50 lb
Lifespan: 11-13 years

Breed Traits

Adventurous, Stubborn, Working group,

Health Concerns

Common Health Concerns for Siberian Husky:
Less Common Concerns for Siberian Husky:
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