Name: Siberian Husky
Other names: Chukcha, Chuksha, Husky, Icee, Sibe
Country of origin: Russia
Size Type: Medium Breed Dogs
Group: Working Dog Breed
Life span: 12 – 15 years
Temperament: Gentle, Intelligent, Outgoing, Alert, Friendly
Height: Males: 53-60 cm; Females: 51-56 cm
Weight: Males: 20-27 kg; Females: 16-23 kg
Color: Black, Red, Silver, Gray, Brown, White, Black and white, Black and brown-tan, Copper, Agouti, Sable, Sun
Price of puppies: $600 to $6,000 USD
The Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog, fast and light on his feet and free and graceful in movement. Its relatively compact and well-dressed torso, erect ears, and evenly pubescent tail indicate a northern origin. His temperament gait is smooth and effortless. It fulfills its original function as a sled perfectly, transporting a small load at medium speed over long distances. His body proportions and constitution reflect this basic balance of strength, speed, and endurance. Siberian Husky males are larger and stronger than females, but never of a rough constitution, females are lighter and slimmer, but without weakness in the structure. Properly maintained, Siberian Huskies are strong and well-muscled and never overweight.
Smooth backline. It is of medium length, straight, and strong. The elastic and thin loin is narrower than the ribcage and slightly tucked up. The croup is sloping, but not steep enough to limit hind drive. The ribcage is deep and firm, but not too wide. The deepest point is located just behind the elbow joint and at its level. Ribs start well from the spine but flatten at the sides to allow freedom of movement. The length of the body from the point of the humeral articulation to the buttock slightly exceeds the height at the withers.
The characteristic features of the temperament of the Siberian Husky are friendliness and gentleness, but also sensitivity and sociability. He does not possess the qualities of a guard dog, nor is he too suspicious of strangers and not aggressive towards other dogs. An adult dog has some degree of restraint and self-esteem. His intelligence, obedience, and willingness to help make him a good companion and hardworking helper.
They love to run, daily exercise is also vital for the husky sled, but the best thing for them is the sandbag exercise. Running in front of the bike keeps your dog in good shape. The daily normal exercise for a dog is 5 km, but it will be nice if you walk at least 1-2 km. Don’t be afraid to try longer distances, 6-7 km. for a husky, just warming up, the daily norm for an adult dog is a run of 60-70 km. It is very important to understand that the Husky dog is freedom-loving, does not like to walk on a leash, breaks off the leash, may even ignore the owner’s command to run. In the distant Siberian plain, thousands of kilometers from people and homes, this behavior is justified. Indeed, in the event of a breakdown of the sled, the dogs will be able to run for help, and will not remain in place with the owner to wait for imminent death.