Siberian Husky Facts And Information
“The Siberian Husky (Russian: Сибирский хаски) is a medium size working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia, Russia. The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family. It is recognizable by its thickly furred double coat, erect triangular ears, and distinctive markings.” – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Are Siberian Husky Loyal To Their Owners
|Group||: Working dog, sled dog (original function)|
|: Sled racing (today's function)|
|Energy level||: Strong|
Siberian Huskies are friendly, energetic, free spirited dogs. They can have a good connection with their owners. But their best connection is with owners who understand these emotions they have and are able to provide them. Like all pack dogs, Siberian Huskies are loyal to their pack and their pack leader.
(Continue reading to How To Take Care Of A Siberian Husky)
Working Dog Breed
Working dog breed is a dog breed that is not just an ordinary pet or companion dog. The owners also train them so they can help their owner with some tasks. For example, we often see dogs help their owner herding, doing tasks for their owner’s livestock.
Just like many and probably most of all dog breeds, Huskies live as a companion dog for people. But in their origin, they were bred and trained to help with human activities as a sled dog. They are a speedy sled dog. People moving from one place to another through desserts of snow in arctic areas with the help of Huskies. A group of six Huskies or more pull a sled with people and their stuff.
Huskies as sled dog are known to have better speed than Alaskan Malamute, while Malamutes are known for their strength. There is also Alaskan Husky, a modern sled dog, a mix breed of Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute. Alaskan Huskies have been bred for their endurance, strength, and speed, mix qualities of their ancestors.
(Read more about The modern sled dog – yukonquest.com)
Are Siberian Husky Dogs Mean
|Friendliness to strangers||: Friendly|
|Friendliness to other pets||: Friendly|
|Friendliness to other dogs||: Friendly|
|Protective Nature||: Moderate|
|Watch Dog||: Moderate|
They can bark really loud and scare us. But actually, Siberian Huskies are friendly dogs. They don’t have much problem with other dogs or other pets and even to stranger. They are protective but they don’t get overly suspicious or aggressive.
Siberian Huskies need much exercise, long walks or jog, they love it. Prevent them from stress or anxiety. Stress could lead any dog to have unwanted behavior like perhaps over suspicious which is not their natural behavior.
Are Siberian Huskies Smart Dogs
|Training Ability||: Moderate|
|Intelegent||: Very Intelligent|
Siberian Huskies are intelligent dogs. But they are also independent, a free spirit by nature. They don’t have much need for a compliment from people. To train them usually takes time. The trainer must recognize and have some knowledge about the dog to be able to know what method is the best to train the dog.
(Continue reading to How To Train A Siberian Husky: First Things To Know About)
Do Siberian Husky Shed
|Coat color||: Black to White or red/brown color|
|o Soft and dense undercoat|
|o Smooth and straight top coat|
To maintain good coat condition protecting their body, Siberian Husky shed their coat twice a year. Siberian Husky will shed more in hot weather condition to adapt to the heat. Shedding is a natural process for dogs to maintain a good quality of their coat. They replenish their old and probably damaged coat with the new good coat.
Some dog breeds have two layers of coats or double coat. Double coat dogs have the first soft coat or undercoat to cover their body, the last protection for their skin. And tJheir second coat, a top coat covering their undercoat, the first barrier to protect their skin. The topcoats are usually tougher coat, to adapt and protect the dog from their environment.
Siberian Husky originally lives in cold snowy condition. They have a double coat to adapt to their environment. It protects their skin and maintains their body temperature so they don’t have any problem in snowy condition or they don’t get their body to overheat in warmer weather.
The top coat has long and thick hairs. It helps the undercoat to maintain the body heat and at the same time blocks the cold wind. To prevent them from getting wet, the thick hairs also repel water. In warmer temperature, the top coat sheds to circulate their body heat.
The undercoat layer also serves to adapt Huskies to their environment. It could get pretty thick and dense covering all over their body in cold weather. In warmer condition this undercoat also adjusting by shedding so they could release their body heat and get cool air.
Siberian Husky How Big Do They Get
|Height Male||: 21 – 24 inches (53 – 61 cm)|
|Height Female||: 18 – 20 inches (46 – 51 cm)|
|Weight Male||: 45 – 60 pounds (20 – 27 kg)|
|Weight Female||: 35 – 50 pounds (16 – 23 kg)|
Siberian Huskies are medium size dog. For generations, they are working with people as a sled dog. Running, pulling sled is what they mostly do. They have the right body size and posture to do it. Siberian Huskies are known for their speed as a sled dog. For larger size Husky siblings, the Alaskan Malamutes are known more for their strength than their speed.
Siberian Husky Health Problems
|Health||: No major concerns|
|Life Span||: 11 – 15 Years|
|Exercise Needs||: Very high|
|Weather Adaptability||: High toleration to cold weather|
|: Less toleration to hot weather|
Generally, they don’t have a major health problem. Minor health problem is usually genetics mainly eye problems like cataract, progressive retinal atrophy or corneal dystrophy.
All they really care is to have some “run”. They have high energy and love freedom. Activities that can provide them with this feeling are good for them, mentally and physically. Outdoor exercise with various activities is what they love.
How Many Puppies Can A Siberian Husky Have
|Litter||: 4 – 6 puppies|
Siberian Huskies will be pregnant for about 63 days and in some cases, they can have less than four puppies or more than six. In the early stages of pregnancy, we might notice some behavioral changes like loss of appetite for some period of time, tire easily, reducing or avoiding regular physical activities and sometimes showing signs of antisocial.
The first heat cycle for Siberian Huskies can start from four to eighteen months old. The heat cycle goes into heat every six months. Siberian Huskies are better start breeding until they reach the age of two years old. They should have all health checks done at that age.
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