Siberian Husky

Siberian-husky

Other names sibe, husky

Adult size Large

Variants None

Coat type Short hair, Medium hair

Weight 16 - 27 kg

Height 51 - 60 cm

Life expectancy 12 - 16 years

Required daily excersie More than 60 minutes

Good with small children Yes

Non-shedding No

Hypoallergenic No

Description

Siberian Huskies are remarkably beautiful dogs, largely due to their beautiful thick coat paired with crystal blue or multi-coloured eyes. These arctic dogs are tough and independent with no overly eager drive to please anyone or pester you for attention. Huskies are not aggressive by nature and do not make good guard dogs as they will welcome everyone, strangers or otherwise, into their home. Masters in the art of escape, these dogs need a fenced yard that is sunk into the ground to prevent them from getting out. Huskies can be wilful which makes them difficult to train, which is why they require a confident and experienced dog owner to set the rules and provide consistency.

Lifestyle and Living Environment

Siberian Huskies can become overworked in warm weather, so if you live in a warm climate it is best to consider another breed. Shedding is a bit of a concern with this breed - normally they require occasional grooming, however during their shedding seasons (Spring and Autumn) they will need daily brushing with a metal comb. 30 to 60 minutes of exercise should be provided for these dogs per day, whether this be in the form of jogging or a long walk in the park. Maintain an active lifestyle with them and they will be happy.

Common Health Issues

Cataracts, Corneal Dystrophy, Progressive Retinal Atrophy.