Siberian Husky

Description

The Siberian Husky is an average-sized breed, but it has a well-built body. Its chest is deep. The neck angles to the level and muscular back. This breed’s head is in proportion to its medium build. Thee is a muzzle average in length with a definite stop. The muzzle is not too wide and narrows toward the nose. The breed’s coat consists of two layers. The bottom layer is thick and tends to be softer than the top layer. Its tail is just below the back and curls up over the back. It stands on front legs that are straight and wide. The back legs are also wide and muscular.

Temperament

The Siberian Husky is a working breed that is also a popular family pet. It has a natural protective and devoted nature. It is good for watching for intruders, but usually doesn’t make a good guard dog. As a pet, it generally gets along with everyone in its home. However, it usually doesn’t do well with cats or other small animals.

Height and Weight

Male height: 21-23 inches Male weight: 45-60 pounds Female height: 20-22 inches Female weight: 35-50 pounds

Health Problems

There are only a minimal number of health conditions that plague the Siberian Husky. The breed is susceptible to problems of the eye and hip dysplasia.

Ideal Living Conditions

The Siberian Husky is a breed that can live just about anywhere. It is not suitable for cold, outdoor environments. However, the breed enjoys being close to its family.

Exercise

The Siberian Husky has a high energy level. This breed should lead an active lifestyle. A family that is sedentary is not suitable for this breed. The Siberian Husky can become discontent and eventually destructive if it is unable to expend its energy. This breed’s coat was meant to protect it in cooler temperatures. The breed should not engage in vigorous physical activity in warm temperatures.

Life Expectancy

The Siberian Husky has an average life expectancy of 10-14 years.

Litter Size

The Siberian has an average of 6-8 puppies.

Grooming

The coat of the Siberian Husky doesn’t require significant grooming. It should be brushed on a regular basis and washed occasionally.

Origin

The Siberian Husky originates from Russia.

Group

Working

Color

The coat of the Siberian Husky can be any color. Minimal white markings are acceptable on its head.