At A Glance

Size: Medium

Weight: Female (35 - 50 lbs.), Male (45 - 60 lbs.)

Height: 21" - 24"

Life Span: 12 - 15 years

Siberian Husky

Also know as: Husky, Arctic Husky

Group: Working

Origin: Siberia

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Sled Dog

History and Facts: This ancient breed is at least 3,000 years old. It was bred by nomads as a sled dog and was introduced to North America in the early 1900s.

Temperament / Behavior
The Siberian Husky has a great personality; it loves action and excitement. This is a curious breed that needs to stay occupied. It requires plenty of attention and companionship. Siberian Huskies are versatile and hard-working, but not overly affectionate.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Hip dysplasia; cataracts; skin allergies; glaucoma. Do not let this dog get overheated.

Special Needs
Exercise: The Siberian Husky needs plenty of outdoor exercise. This breed is most suited to a country home. Siberian Huskies like to wander, so a large fenced yard recommended. This breed tends to make an excellent jogging companion. However, do not let the Husky get overheated. This breed tends to be destructive if left alone for long periods of time.

Grooming: Your Siberian Husky's thick double coat needs daily brushing. This breed sheds constantly. Bathe only if absolutely necessary.


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