The Siberian Husky dog is very energetic but still loves the company of people. This beautiful dog was bred to tirelessly pull sleds laden with supplies over frozen landscape for miles on end. At the end of the day, Huskies provide companionship to their owners.
The Siberian Husky is classified as a part of the Working Group by the American Kennel Club. Like most dogs in this group, the Siberian Husky must have a job to do to keep him from getting into trouble. These dogs are less domesticated than many other dog breeds and are really quite wolf like.
The Siberian Husky is a thirty five to sixty pound dog that stands twenty to twenty four inches tall.
These high energy dogs have a very thick coat made up of two distinct layers. Huskies have prick ears and a wolf like face. This breed's coat comes in a variety of colors, although generally the Siberian Husky has a black and white or silver and white coat. The most remarkable feature of the Husky is his almond shaped blue or brown eyes.
The Siberian Husky is a very impetuous dog and can get into more scrapes and dangerous situations than almost any other type of dog. More than one Siberian Husky visits the veterinarian's office to be patched up on a routine basis.
These dogs are usually good with older children, but may not be the best choice for families with infants or toddlers. Huskies have a reputation for being aggressive towards cats or small animals and may not be trustworthy with smaller children.
Since the Siberian Husky is so lively, this breed does not do well in apartments or homes with small yards. In fact, Huskies often prefer to spend most of their time outdoors during the colder months, since their heavy coats make indoor temperatures uncomfortable.
Just be sure that your yard is securely fenced, as these dogs have Houdini like tendencies.
It is important that you train your dog thoroughly, since the Siberian Husky is constantly looking for signs of weakness. You may want to attend obedience classes with your Siberian Husky puppy to get some help in training him. If you do not maintain a dominant position, your dog will become a nightmare to own. Huskies are best for experienced dog owners.
Overall, Huskies are fairly healthy. The majority of the Husky's health problems are accident related, although this breed can suffer from hip dysplasia and hypothyroidism.
Siberian Huskies can eat a lot, although some of these dogs do not eat well when they become nervous and highly strung. Of course, other Huskies eat everything, including the house siding.
The Siberian Husky should be groomed once a week to remove dirt and debris. Of course, when your dog is shedding his coat, you may want to groom him more often.
If you don't mind owning a dog who will constantly keep you on your toes, then you may want to consider the beautiful Siberian Husky.