Other Names : Chukcha, Chuksha
Siberian Husky Height : 20 - 23.5 inches.
Siberian Husky Weight : 35 - 60 lbs.
Siberian Husky Colors : All colors; markings on the head are common.
Country of Origin: Alaska.
Coat: Coat is double-layered and medium-length. Every color and combination are acceptable.
Character: This dog wants to be everyone's friend, a fact that makes it a less-than-ideal watchdog. Huskies love to wander, and they are full of energy and independent.
Temperament: This dog gets along well with other Huskies, but needs to be trained carefully in order to interact with other household pets. It will not get along with cats or other small animals. Huskies have no problem with children. It is wise to have more than one Husky because they have a very hard time being left alone.
Care: Occasional grooming with a brush and comb is required, particularly when the dog is shedding.
Training: Huskies will only obey commands that seem to have a point. They are very independent-minded, so handlers need to have a good understanding of their nature and considerable patience.
Activity: This dog demands to be involved in physical activities. If you can't have it pull a sled, have it run alongside you as you go bicycling for at least an hour every day. A Husky's yard must be well-fenced. Huskies that do not get enough exercise become destructive and will howl. They need protection from the heat in the summer.
Siberian Husky Description : Though extremely strong, Siberian Huskies are a very gentle breed and well suited for the whole family. They do not, however, make a good guard dogs. Huskies are very people oriented and are playful, enjoying activities such as pulling children in a wagon. Males like to roam and need to be kept in a well secured area because if they get out it may be impossible to catch them on foot. A member of the Spitz family, the Siberian Husky is strong and has the ability to haul heavy loads over long distances and rough terrain.