Everything You Need To Know About The Siberian Husky
About the Siberian Husky
We’re sure you’ve encountered this majestic wolf-like dog with beautiful brown, blue, or even mixed colored eyes. Slightly smaller than their Alaskan Malamute cousins, the Siberian Husky typically weighs between 35-60 pounds making them easier to manage.
Bred as a compact sled dog, the thickly coated working dog works well in packs, which is why they are known to be very friend. These dogs also have a great endurance and love to pull on light loads in snow. Siberian Huskies also enjoy being part of the family and will easily get along with other dogs making them a little bit harder to become watchdogs. The Siberian Huskies are also very energetic and often lose to chase, so it is important to keep precautions when you leave them alone.
Temperament: Loyal, Mischievous, Outgoing
Height: 21-23.5 inches (male), 20-22 inches (female)
Weight: 45-60 pounds (male), 35-50 pounds (female)
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years
Group: Working Group
The Husky Diet
It is very important to feed high-quality dog food for the Siberian to maintain a healthy skin and coat. For working Siberian Huskies who pull during winter, it is recommended for them to have at least 32% protein in their diet, but only around 20% protein during summertime. Best would be to consult with your local vet to find what’s right for your Siberian Husky.
Before you send your Husky to the groomer, make sure they know what they are doing and to not shave their coat unless directed by a vet. Huskies have a double coat, which will naturally shed to adjust to temperatures.