The Siberian Husky, belongs to the same group of northern dog sled breeds as the Alaskan Malamute, Samoyed, and the Eskimo Dog. It is by far the most sought after of the four because of its startling , azure-blue eyes, its energy, effortless smooth gait when working in a harness team. It long overtook the Malamute in this respect. This dog breed can have eyes that are the color of almonds or blueberries, sometimes one of each. Affectionate, gentle and friendly, highly intelligent, but often show a determination to get its own way. The Siberian Husky makes a great companion for the whole family if properly trained. A magnificent and very beautiful dog, it is not a toy, and should not be treated as such. Much sought after in the showing world for its incredible almond shaped blue eyes outlined in black.
Siberian Husky Breed Overview
The Siberian Husky originated in the north eastern Siberia region of Russia.
Male Husky: 53 to 60cm (21-23.5 in.)
Female Husky: 51 to 56cm (20-22 in.)
Males: up to 27kg (60 pounds)
Females: 15 to 22 kg (34-50 lbs)
Litter Size: 6-8 puppies
All colours are allowed. Shades of wolf-grey, silver-grey, red, jet black to pure white. Symmetrical mask markings on the face are common.
Siberian-Huskies have a double coat consisting of a soft and downy undercoat, and a straight medium length outer coat of soft, smooth texture. Regular brushing is required, particularly during the shedding season (every 6 to 8 months in Canada).
The Siberian Husky is very affectionate and loves everyone. This dog breed is not aggressive with other dogs. Good with children and will quickly become friends, even with a home burglar.
The Siberian Husky is a healthy breed. Rarely susceptible to epilepsy, hip dysplasia and eye problems.
The expected life span of the Siberian Husky is 11-13 years.
Siberian-Huskies make good pets. A fenced yard and plenty of exercise is required for this energetic breed.
The Siberian Husky is in the Working Group category.
Recognized by: CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR