Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky History/Evolution:

The Siberian Husky was bred as a sled dog and has retained the endurance and willingness to work. Sled dogs were the primary means of transportation in northeastern Asian subarctic communities, and Huskies were utilized during the Alaskan Gold Rush and early long-distance sled races. Air travel and snowmobiles have largely replaced them, but the dog’s agreeable temperament and a growing interest in recreational races such as the Iditarod have kept its popularity high.

Siberian Husky Size:

Medium; females 20 to 21 inches, 35 to 50 pounds; males 21 to 231/2 inches, 45 to 60 pounds.

Siberian Husky Color:

All colors, from black to white, usually with markings; brown, blue, parti-colored eyes.

Siberian Husky Temperament:

Friendly, gentle, outgoing, adventurous, and fun loving.Not overly suspicious, possessive, or aggressive. Not to be trusted with small domestic pets.

Siberian Husky Energy level:

Medium to high.

Siberian Husky Best owner:

Athlete or active lover of the outdoors with a firm handle on obedience.

Siberian Husky Needs:

Frequent brushing, fenced yard, outlet for vigorous daily exercise.

Siberian Husky Life expectancy:

12 to 14 years.