Siberian Husky

origin-iconOrigin:  Russia

group-iconDog Breed Group: Sled Dog

life-iconLife Span: 12-14 years

weight-iconWeight: Male: 10-11, Female: 9-10

height-iconHeight: Male: 21-23, Female: 20-22

Origin of Name:   The Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working sled dog breed.

Siberian Husky Dog Breed
SizeTemperamentSheddingDroolingMonthly keeping cost
Medium Zero
High
Negligible
Hair Everywhere
Zero
Excess
Premium*Standard*

About Siberian Husky

  • Life Span*12-14 years
  • Getting a puppy homeExpensive
  • Popularity
    Star Super star
  • Availability
    Rare Easy to get
Introduction

The beautiful, medium-sized Siberian Husky's almond-shaped eyes can be either brown or blue - and sometimes one of each - and convey a deep but sociable and even mischievous expression. Fast and agile, Siberians are known for their powerful but seemingly effortless gait. Tackling the scales no more than 60 pounds, they are considerably smaller and lighter than their cousin, the Alaska Malamute. In fact, breeders and radicals preferred the moniker Siberians over husbands, as the latter suggested a larger, braver dog than the standard for the breed.

As born pack dogs, Siberians enjoy family life and get along well with other dogs; Their easy friendship renders them indifferent sentinels. This breed is also energetic and cannot resist chasing small animals, so safe walking room is a must. An attractive feature of the breed: Siberians are naturally clean with the smell of a dog.

History

The Siberian Husky's compact body, well-blurred coat, erect ears, and thick, sickle-shaped tail immediately suggest the northern heritage of the breed. The ancestors of the breed were originally bred in Northeast Asia by Chuchi people and were kept as Companion Dogs for their families as well as endurance sled dogs.

When the changing climatic conditions forced semi-nomadic chuchis to expand or destroy their hunting grounds, they were able to carry light loads over vast expanses of frozen wastelands in sub-zero temperatures with minimal expense. Sledge rose to the challenge by developing a dog. Energy. The Chucchi, isolated from the rest of the world, were able to maintain the purity of their sled teams for several generations. The dogs he developed were the direct precursors of today's Siberian Huskies.

He gained public attention in the early 1900s when Siberians began winning sled races, but he made headlines in 1925, when a great Musher Leonhard Seppala led the Siberian Huskies relay in just five and a half days Used to run a life-saving serum. Nome, Alaska, where the diphtheria epidemic spread. The thrilling ""Serum Run"", breathlessly reported in newspapers around the world, gave Siberians a popularity that has not diminished to date. Balto, who was Cepala's dominant dog in the final leg of the journey, is one of the most revered hero dogs in canine history; He has a statue in New York City's Central Park.

Mushar still carries packs of sledging sledges throughout North America for fun and games. The less adventurous devotees of the breed simply enjoy the company of this sociable, gentle companion.

General Appearance

Siberian Husky is a medium-sized Working Dog, sharp and light on his feet and independent and graceful in action. Their moderately compact and well-spiked body, erect ears and brush tail suggest their northern heritage. His distinctive gait seems to be smooth and effortless. He performs his basic work most efficiently, carrying a light load at great speed over a large distance. Their body proportions and forms reflect this basic balance of strength, speed and endurance.

Pros - Cons
Pros
This breed is dog friendly, kid friendly and recommended for elderly people
Cons
This breed is hard to train, prone to allergies and not recommended for apartments
Breeding

The gestation period in lasts for 60-64 days The primary period of the reproductive cycle of the female is called Proestrus and goes on for around 9 days. During this time the females begin to draw in males. The subsequent part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive to the male. It goes on for around 3 to 11 days. The third part is the Diestrus. Usually, it happens around day 14. In this period the bitch's discharge changes for distinctive red and reaching its end. The vulva gets back to average, and she will no longer allow mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time span between heat periods ordinarily keeps going around a half year. The litter size ranges between 6 to 8 puppies at a time'

Siberian Husky Grooming

Siberian Huskies are considered a "natural" breed. They are remarkably self-cleaning and often require only a few baths a year, unless the structure is shown at a dog show. Weekly brushing helps to keep the coat and skin in good condition. Siberians have a double coat — an undercoat, and guard hair. The undercoat is shed twice a year, and it is important to continuously "rake out" the old coat using a pin brush and a metal comb. To avoid any problem of the feet, pay full attention to the length of the nails and get them trimmed. Siberians competing in composition require slightly more selective grooming for the best presentation.

Siberian Husky Training

All breeds benefit from early socialization, basic obedience training, and learning good manners, and the Siberian Husky is no exception. For those owners who want to work their dogs in harness, training for this requires hours of dedication and patience. There are several good books available on training for the trail that provide advice and information on getting started. The best approach is to make all training exercises fun for both dog and handler. Siberians are very social, and regularly need the company of their people or other dogs; they are not suited to being left alone all day. Most importantly, Siberians have an overwhelming desire to run, and they should be on leash or in a securely fenced-in area at all times and never allowed off lead.

Siberian Husky Nutrition

Siberians are active, athletic dogs that require a lot of exercise. They are a working breed and are happiest when they have a task to perform. Regular exercise is important both physically and mentally, and doing the activities together strengthens the bond between the dog and the owner. The Siberians were born to run and would do so on every occasion; It is important to keep the dog on a leash, in a harness, or in a fenced yard at all times. There are many AKC-sponsored activities that dogs and owners can enjoy - rally, agility and obedience are just a few. A busy and active Siberian is a happy and healthy Siberian. This breed is also very adaptable, and for those who live in a more urban setting, daily walks or dog sports groups can provide great exercise.

Siberian Husky Exercise

Feeding a high quality dog ​​is essential for Siberian's healthy skin and coat. Adjustments in protein levels in food are required for Siberians working on the basis of their level of activity. In the summer months, a low protein level may be appropriate, around 20 percent, while in winter a dog working in harness may require 32 percent protein. Monitor each Siberian person, and adjust the amount and type of food as needed. Be careful not to overfeed. Monitor the weight of each dog, and be selective about the diet.

Siberian Husky Health

Fortunately, the Siberian Husky is a relatively healthy breed. Responsible breeders screened their breeding stock for health problems such as juvenile cataracts, and the breed's national parent club, the Siberian Husky Club of America, has given strict guidelines to help reduce reported cases. From the age of 12 months, all Siberians who will potentially be part of a breeding program must be examined by a canine ophthalmologist. The examination is then repeated on an annual basis. New screening and tests are constantly being developed to help breeders in the selection of potential dams and heads. Knowledgeable breeding practices ensure the future health of the breed. Owners of working Siberians need to closely monitor each dog to be able to identify that something is not right. Having a vet familiar with Working Dogs is an advantage.

Recommended health tests from the National Breed Club:

  • Hip evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist evaluation