Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky is a beautiful dog in both personality and appearance. Their face is striking in appearance, a long muzzle and dark nose, with pale eyes and pointed ears and a frequently delighted expression with tongue lolling out the side of their mouth. The Sibe has thick and double layered coat and a brush tail. They move fast, with powerful strides, effortless and balanced, these dogs move with confidence and prowess.  

Other Names
Sibe, Chuckchis, Husky
Country of Origin
Alaska
Colour
Come in many colours and markings, they are incredibly striking with their pale eyes and mix of whites and colours like greys, fawn and blacks with white face masks.
Size
Large
Height / Weight
Height 53 - 60cms; weigh between 20 - 27kgs. Bitches measure 51 – 56cms; weigh 16 - 23 kgs.
Health
The Husky is a very healthy breed with few breed specific problems. You should be on the look out for eye problems, such as PRA, corneal dystrophy and cataracts. The breed does have a very thick coat, and you will need to be careful about not letting them overheat, especially in the hot Aussie summers!
Life Span
13 - 16 years
Intelligence
The Husky is an intelligent beast but has a mind of it's own. Training your husky requires time and consistency, they will learn best when there's rewards and stimulation.
Exercise
High
Suitability (Children)
Low
Feeding

Huskies aren't fussy eaters and don't need too much food for their size.

Feeding Cost
$15-$20 p/w
Other Cost
Excercise
Sibes need a lot of exercise but unless they are well trained we suggest it's done on a lead and they can sometimes bolt and may not come back! Huskies can be escape artists and are proficient at jumping high fences so make sure your yard is well fenced!
Ailments
The Husky is a very healthy breed with few breed specific problems. You should be on the look out for eye problems, such as PRA, corneal dystrophy and cataracts. The breed does have a very thick coat, and you will need to be careful about not letting them overheat, especially in the hot Aussie summers!
Hair Shed
Moderate
Grooming

The Siberian Husky will need to be brushed and combed regularly, especially when they are moulting. Otherwise they are pretty easy to look after but some trimming around the feet and paws will help to prevent moulting.

Grooming Frequency
Daily
Trimming
Occasional
The Siberian Husky is a popular and well loved breed. They hail back to a time when dog sledges were a principle breed of transport for the natives in Siberia. They were happy and well cared for animals, and the good treatment they received has likely lead them to be the affable dogs they are today. Huskies made their way from Siberia to Alaska in the early 20th Century, at this stage known as Chuckchis, here sled racing became a popular sport and the Americans too fell in love with these beautiful animals, renaming them the Siberian Husky.


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