Basics of Dog Breed: Siberian Husky

Posted on January 15 2019

Basics of Dog Breed: Siberian Husky-WOPET

Medium-sized, the Siberian Husky is a dog with an elegant and supple look. Hyperactive, it is traditionally used as a sled dog. He is a dog who knows how to be independent, but he does not like solitude.

Race history

As the name suggests,  the Siberian Husky  is from Siberia. A region known for its cold. At the base, their appearance is due to the Chukchie Indians who wanted to have dogs able to pull their sleds.

Their legend associates the birth of the Siberian Husky with the fruit of love between a wolf and the moon. Which is why he looks like a wolf with a crescent-shaped tail. In the early 20th century, a Russian fur trader imported the first Siberian Huskies to Alaska to take part in a 653-kilometer race. This breed was officially recognized in 1966.

Physical characteristics

Its hair : straight and of medium length, it forms a thick fur.
Its color : the dress can be black, white, gray, sand or any other color. Stains and facial marks characterize two-tone individuals.
Its head : she is round. The muzzle, proportional to the skull, is refined closer to the truffle.
Its ears : triangular, but slightly rounded at the tip, they are erect, tied high and fairly close together. They are stocked, thick and of medium size.
Its eyes : slightly oblique, they are almond-shaped. They can be blue, brown or have irises of different colors.
Its body: moderately compact, it is very well proportioned. His musculature is well developed.
Its tail: curved without forming a loop, it does not fall on the sides or on the back.

Behavior with others

The Siberian Husky has an intelligence above average. Although hyperactive, he knows how to be  gentle  and  docile . He is of great  fidelity  to his master, without being as  possessive  as can watch dogs. It can be placed in the category of watchdogs, even if it is not necessarily very suspicious of foreigners.

lt is also not aggressive towards his peers. Particularly  nice , the Husky is perfect for families with children. He is  independent  but not  lonely  since he is used to living in a group. Thus, his master must be constantly present at his side.


The education of the Siberian Husky must begin before he reaches the age of 6 months because this breed becomes very quickly adult. It is he who decides whether his teachers are worthy of him or not. Hence the value of treating it with respect , affection and consistency from the start. Otherwise, it will be difficult to control and will even tend to run away . The education of the Siberian Husky necessarily goes through patience and calm, without having to give in to all the whims of the dog.

Living conditions

The Siberian Husky can adapt to most lifestyles as long as it is frequently given the opportunity to work out . If he remains locked up for too long, he may become bored and develop destructive behavior.


The parasites like ticks and fleas frequently attack the Siberian Husky . But it is a dog of great robustness that withstands both hot weather temperatures -40 °C. His life expectancy is around 13 years. It can be affected by eye diseases (cataracts, retinal atrophy) and  digestive disorders . A large dog  , the Siberian Husky may also be subject to  dysplasia of the hip  that affects the canines of its morphology.

Maintenance and hygiene

The Siberian Husky  moults twice a year . This change of fur can last 3 weeks or more, but outside this period, it is a dog that does not lose much hair.

He needs a  weekly brushing , but  grooming  is strictly  forbidden . Only the hair that grows between the fingers or covers the feet can be equalized. Which is also valid for the mustache.


The  diet  husky's should be rich in protein and fat to meet its sizable energy needs. Constantly in motion, he needs a  diet  adapted to his lifestyle. Of  high quality kibble  are mostly the case. It is advisable to approach a veterinarian to adapt this diet.

Physical activity

The Siberian Husky needs to  activate physically . It is therefore necessary to  consider several exits per day  or failing that, a walk that can last for very long minutes. He is  sporty  and  very enduring.

Price and budget

The purchase price of a Siberian Husky is between 1000€ and 1500€.
The annual maintenance cost of a Siberian Husky is between 1200€ and 1300€.

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