Siberian Huskies have been breed originally as working sled dogs. For this reason they are compact and strong. This breed has been used for centuries by tribes off the eastern Siberian peninsula as a watchdog, herd reindeer, and to pull sleds.
The breed is perfectly adapted to the harsh Siberian conditions. Siberian Huskies are lightweight and have great stamina. This breed started to gained popularity in the 1925 when they were used to bring medicine to the people in Alaska during a diphtheria epidemic.
Appearance The life expectancy of Siberian Husky dogs is around 12 to 15 years. They have a head in proportion to their body, a well-defined stop and a muzzle equal to the skull’s length. Depending upon the color of their coat the color of the nose can also vary from black in tan, black, and gray dogs, to liver in copper dogs.
There are also some pure white huskies that have her nose flesh colored. Huskies have oval shaped medium-sized eyes that come in amber, brown, blue, or any combination. For instance, their eyes can be half brown and half blue, or they can even have one brown eye and one blue. Siberian Huskies’ ears are erect, set high up on the head, and triangular in shape.
Their tail makes a sickle curve. One unique characteristic of huskies is their large "snow shoe" feet with hair between the toes. This helps them for gripping on ice and to keep warm. Huskies have a thick double coat of medium-length that helps them to withstand low winter temperatures. Coat colors range from pure white to black but their under body and face mask are usually white.
The most common coat colors are white and red, white and black, silver, gray, dark gray, brown, white, red-orange, sable and white.
How big do Siberian Husky get?
Adult females weight in the range of 35 to 50 pounds, (16 - 22� kg), while males usually weight between 45 and 60 pounds (20 - 27 kg). Temperament Siberian Huskies are playful, gentle, loving, happy-go-lucky dogs. They are good companions, social, docile, keen, and relaxed. Especially when young, huskies are also high-energy dogs.
They are friendly with strangers and good with children. They love anyone and bark little, for this reason they don’t make good watchdogs. Huskies are known to be trainable and very intelligent, but in order to obey commands they need to see first that the human is stronger minded than themselves.
The handler or owner should be able to display leadership.
Training a Siberian Husky dog takes consistency and patience. You should be a consistent leader, confident and firm or else the husky will feel your weakness and take advantage, becoming mischievous and willful. As long as it is not too hot for them, huskies can make an excellent jogging companion. Because this breed gets bored easily, huskies may adapt with difficulty to living inside a house.
They need to howl, have a great deal of daily exercise and they do not like to be left alone.
Training tips Here are some good training tips for a husky dog owner: ·
Pass through doors ways before your dog because for them the rite of passage is important and the alpha always has the right first
. · Also apply the same rule for feeding. Eat first and only once you finished feed your husky.
· Don’t go yourself to your husky but rather call your dog for attention and petting
. · Ignore your dog if you are coming home and your husky is not coming to greet you
. · Be sure you end up possessing the toy when you play with your dog.
· Never allow your husky to sleep on your bed.