The Siberian Husky: a medium-sized working sled dog with a thick coat and energetic nature. Originating in Siberia, now beloved as a house pet and sled dog.
The Siberian Husky's thick double coat protects against extreme temperatures. Regular grooming is essential for their long, straight topcoat and dense undercoat.
Siberian Huskies have almond-shaped eyes, typically brown, blue, or black. Heterochromia (different-colored eyes) is acceptable and doesn't affect vision.
Show-quality Siberian Huskies have preferred nose colors based on coat, but 'snow nose' or 'winter nose' is acceptable in the show ring.
Siberian Husky tails are heavily furred and can curl over their faces for warmth, known as the 'Siberian Swirl.' Tails are expressive and curved in a 'sickle' shape when excited.
Male Siberian Huskies ideally measure 20-24 inches tall and weigh 45-60 pounds. Females are smaller, measuring 19-23 inches tall and weighing 35-50 pounds.
Huskies howl instead of bark and can be escape artists. They are good with children but require proper care and exercise. They have a high prey drive and need a secure fence. They thrive on companionship and pack-like environments.
Discourage jumping and nipping by ignoring the behavior and waiting for calm. Use positive reinforcement when settled.