Siberian Husky - Key Details You Should Know

  • 25/03/2013
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The Siberian Husky (often called the "Sibe") is a member of the working breed category. They feature a thick black, grey or red and white coat with a face mask. The breed first appeared in ancient times (they are one of the oldest known breeds). They were initially bred for pulling large loads over long distances. They are a popular choice as a sled dog, search and rescue dog or companion these days. Attributes such as their friendliness and sense of adventure are things they can be identified by. They are a descendant of the original Eskimo dog and are assumed to have originated from Siberia.

They're classified as a medium sized breed of dog. The official female size is 35-50 pounds and a height of 20-21 inches, whereas the male guidelines are 45-60 pounds and a height of 21-23.5 inches. Their character is famously known to be gentle, outgoing and adventurous. They are generally friendly with people they haven't met, and this means they are unsuitable as a guard dog. Compared with every other dog, they're identified as being quite intelligent, and are ranked 45th when being taught new commands.

They are good towards kids, which makes them suitable for a family pet. Other animals such as other dogs they live with from puppyhood do mix well with them. One simple task is looking after their coat. They require full grooming every 8 to 10 weeks, and regular brushing once every day (when shedding, less when not). They like having a large, well-fenced yard to run around in, but for the most part won't be suited to staying in an apartment.

As with a good number of medium sized dogs, they're primarily longer-lived with an expected life of 12-14 years. Their most worrying health risk is hip dysplasia, and they can also be susceptible to eye problems and skin issues. Hobbies like sled racing or hiking will give them great pleasure. To avoid hyperactivity, they need long walks each day owing to their medium to high level of energy.

If you choose to buy the Siberian Husky you should be ready to give them plenty of exercise and attention. They are perfect for active owners or families in cooler environments, but not an ideal option for less active owners or those who live in hot climates. Quite a few dog owners find this dog pretty appealing, and one of the greatest reasons why is that it is a fun loving dog that will want to share your every adventure.

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