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Siberian Husky

Breed Information Siberian Husky

General Description

A wolf like dog of medium build and a well balanced animal. A short to medium thicker than normal coat consisting of two layers, a coarse thick under coat and a thick longer top coat. A fox shaped face with distinct markings.  They come in a variety of colours but usually have lighter coloured legs and facial markings. These dogs can have different eye colour combinations known as heterochromia.

General Health

Huskies are generally in good health most of their lives, there are no common

Hereditary Illnesses

These dogs have very good history for having good health. There are some cases of eye problems such as cataracts, or PRA that have been reported.

Character and Temperament

These dogs are an intelligent breed that requires firm and consistent training to get the best out of them. They have a willful mind that requires the understanding of who is the pack leader. Naturally a hunting dog with strong hunting instincts so careful training is required with small household pets. Huskies don't make the best of guard dogs as they do love human contact. They are known for having good temperaments and make a good family pet as long as daily obedience training is in place. They don't like to be left alone for long periods and enjoy daily exercise. Huskies tend to howl rather than bark, sometimes just for the enjoyment of it!

Food

They do need a healthy balanced diet and are not fussy eaters.

Exercise

Huskies need a good amount of exercise, they were bred for pulling sledges and have an incredible amount of stamina. They can have a tendency to not come back if let off the lead to run, purely from the instinctive drive to keep going. Your Husky could be miles away before it looked back to realise you were no where to be seen.

Grooming

Not a massive amount of grooming required. Their coats remain quite clean.  They may need attention when malting but otherwise a quick brush each week is usually enough.

Origin

Originally known as chuckchis, from the people who bred them in the 19th Century in Siberia. They were used for sledge pulling and became more famous as sledge racing became popular. The Americans re-named the breed Siberian Husky around the early 20th Century when they became popular as a family pet and show dog.

Other_info

Diarrhoea is common during lactation.

Stats

Average Dog Size

22

Average Dog Weight

50

Average Bitch Size

21

Average Bitch Weight

40

Average Litter Size

average 6 puppies

Average Life Expectancy

15


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