Fun Facts About Siberian Huskies

Siberian Huskies are smart as a whip (whatever that means) and that originated in the Northeastern Siberia and were bred by Chukchi Eskimos of Northeastern Asia. Hence, the dog was first named as Chukcha or Chuksha dog and then was later named as the Siberian Husky. A Siberian Husky is a beautiful looking dog with an Arctic Dog Temperament. These dogs were used to pull heavy loads for long distances and they are incredible with their stamina and intelligence. Huskies resemble an wolf but they are friendly dogs in nature.

Huskies are a great pet to own in a family, but they should be trained well as they are not the type of dogs that listen to their owners. Huskies if trained properly, they are the best dogs when compared to other dog breeds. Huskies have a few characters that is fun loving but has to be paid attention to as well. They are very good escape artists and they can jump fences, slip off their collar belts and find their way out of a locked house if there is an way out. A well trained Husky does well with both Children and other dogs.

As other dogs Huskies are also prone to a few diseases like hip dysplasia, ectopy, Eye and Skin disorders. But if maintained well with regular check-ups, with the medication available today, your dog can be saved from these diseases. Do not take your dog out for exercises on a hot summer day, as their thick double layered coats are not made for hot weather conditions. Huskies love to be under cold atmosphere preferably snowy days. Make sure to brush your Huskies hair at least once a week to keep him neat. An Huskies average life span is 12 – 15 Years.

Huskies come in different colors from Grey to pure white and they do not have the same colored eyes. Their eye color can vary from blue, brown and amber. The Male is usually bigger in size when compared to a female Husky. Huskies are playful dogs and they do not behave well at home, but they are well mannered at a public places or training places but refuse to follow commands at home.

Huskies are Hyper dogs and they tend to get bored easily. They are not great guard dogs or do they bark often, but they Howl at times. They are not the Needy type of dog but they do care for their owner. If you own a husky, make sure your house is escape proof as some owners have lost their huskies forever as they tend to escape in order to roam around outside. Huskies can sometimes be Territorial and they were once used as watch dogs to herd Reindeer.

Hence it is always fun to own a Husky, but before you buy one do check with an adoption center if any Huskies are available to be adopted. Once he is one among your family you have a nice and fun loving pet to take care off.

Should You Adopt A Husky?

A Husky is a medium sized dog that has an almost wolf-like appearance. These dogs have a powerful body and sharp mind. With compact bodies, the females generally weigh around 40 to 50 pounds and stand between 20 to 25 inches tall at the withers. The males, begin slightly bigger, weigh around 5o to 60 pounds and stand between 20 to 25 inches tall at the withers.
Husky is a very energetic dog. The following are some of the traits that draw people to this beautiful dog. While most huskies end up abandoned in shelters, it is also true that there are many people who can’t get enough of them.
Pros of Huskies:
1. Siberian Huskies make excellent family dogs.

2. They are very youthful in outlook, often reaches 16 years of age, sometimes 17 or even more.

3. They are very clean, medium and no smelly dogs.

4. They are very quite and don’t often bark.

5. They don’t require as much food for their size as many other dogs.

6. They are very good travelers. New scenes, sights and sounds do not upset them.

7. Huskies are very athletic and make good jogging partners in morning and evening.

8. They get on very well with other canines. However, they don’t hesitate to take up a challenge if offered.

9. They are friendly with the people of all ages.

10. They are very mischevious and intelligent.

Cons of Huskies:
1.Huskies are very independent and strong willed. They can’t be relied on to obey your command.

2. They are very talented gardeners. They dig very big holes.

3. Huskies are very friendly dogs and this makes them very poor watchdogs. In fact, they love everyone.

4. Like wolves, they are pack oriented. They don’t like to be left alone.

5. They need perfect and correct food. Breeders will be able to tell you which food suits them.

6. If left alone for a long time, they can be very destructive.

7. Instead of a regular fence, they literally require a fortress. A seven-foot fence will be enough.

8. Huskies have a lot of fur that shed at least twice a year.
Siberian Huskies are high energy dogs. They need space and love the open space.

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Huskies are not the best choice if you live in a small household or an apartment. You must have an access to a place you can take your dog to. The meticulous housekeeper may not be happy owning a husky. They have a lot of fur and if an absolutely cleaning house is very important to you, owning a husky will add to your stress. They prefer open space. An apartment or a small house is no place for a dog that becomes destructive when left alone.