ALL ABOUT™ SIBERIAN HUSKYS
Siberian Husky Puppy & Breed Information
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The Siberian Husky evolved in Alaska from Chukchi (Asian) sled dogs. The sport of sled racing may have saved the swift-footed Husky from extinction and the now-famous Iditarod race cemented his utilitarian fame.
Siberian Husky Coat, Color, Care: The dense, double coat is medium length, non-matting and easy care except when shedding. The Siberian comes in all colors, from black to white and all shades in between. Markings are of no importance to the ability of the breed although silver-grey and reds are popular for the dog show ring.
Siberian Husky Personality: The breed is friendly, gentle, alert and outgoing. Non-territorial, the Siberian Husky is not a guard dog but he is a traveler that requires a fenced yard. He accepts strangers and gets along with other dogs once pack order is established. Siberians love to sing (howl) and like Malamutes, can be delightfully talkative!
Exercise Requirements: Make no mistake, the Siberian Husky was made to run. He requires strenuous exercise to stay mentally and physically fit. Summer carts and snow sleds for the sheer fun and healthy exercise are popular with owners. A Siberian Husky deprived of his heritage will become unhealthy, frustrated and even destructive.
Health Concerns: Health Concerns: Hip dysplasia and luxating patellas (knees) are common with fast growing breeds (like Huskies) but can be modified by diet and proper exercise. Eye problems (entropion, ectropion, PRA) and other disorders are considered hereditary and puppies should be from cleared parents. Allergies, itching, or thyroid imbalance is most often the result of environmental factors, including medication side effects. A partially home-cooked diet free of preservatives, dyes, and chemicals, supplemented with vitamins and fish oils may prevent or correct such disorders.
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