Height: 20-23 inches
Weight: 35-60 lbs.
Life Span: 12-14 yrs.
Breed Group: Northern
Siberian huskies are very gentle, friendly, alert, and playful, and they
love human companionship. They're not easy to train, however (begin obedience
classes early and never stop), and do best with experienced dog owners who
live in the country.
Huskies adore children and other dogs, but may chase cats. They also like
to roam. Without proper care, they will howl and/or be destructive.
The Siberian husky has a double coat of medium length: straight and smooth-lying
above, soft and dense underneath. Common colors are gray and white and chestnut
Eyes may be brown, blue, one of each, or blue and brown in the same eye.
The tail is well furred.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
Siberian huskies need to be brushed a few times a week, daily when shedding.
They love long hikes, walks, and backpacking trips, and need to run off-leash
in secure areas.
The Siberian husky, bred more than 3,000 years ago by nomadic Siberian tribes
to be a sled dog, was brought to North America by fur traders around the
turn of the 20th century.
Obtain a Siberian husky only from a reputable breeder. This dog is not suitable
for inexperienced owners.
Breed-related health concerns: progressive retinal atrophy, corneal
dystrophy (degenerative condition causing cloudiness of the cornea or even
blindness), glaucoma, discoid lupus (an autoimmune disease causing ulcers
on the nose), susceptibility to zinc deficiency.
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club