The Siberian Husky is considered by many to be the most beautiful dog in the entire world. They are friendly, inquisitive, outgoing, and very energetic. A spectacular northern appearance, striking endurance, and unpretentiousness have become the hallmark of this breed. In the modern world, it is difficult to find a person who has never heard of Siberian Huskies at least once.
The Siberian Husky is the smallest, lightest, and fastest northern dog breed. The maximum height at the withers of the breed is 60 cm, and the weight is 28 kg. The body of the Siberian Husky is of medium compactness, the back is straight and strong, the chest is moderately wide, deep, strong, the loin is strong, the croup is slightly sloping. The limbs are strong, the paws are compact, oval in shape. The neck is of medium length, arched. The head is medium in size with a slightly rounded crown at the top. The muzzle is of medium length, the transition from the forehead to the muzzle is pronounced. The eyes are set slightly obliquely, almond-shaped. They can be brown or blue, and the two eyes can be different colors. The ears are erect, triangular in shape, of medium size. The tail in the active state acquires the shape of a sickle; at rest, it is kept lower.
Husky’s coat is of medium length, very thick, dense, not stiff, with a developed undercoat. The color palette is varied: from pure white to black, markings on the body and patterns on the head are possible.
Huskies are active and cheerful dogs, born travelers. They are brave, inquisitive, playful, their optimism and love of life can only be envied. Huskies are great companions. They like to spend time with their families, to go out into nature with their owners, to keep the company in jogging.
Huskies are affectionate, friendly, and trusting. They are so trusting that they never make good watchmen. These pets joyfully greet even those people they see for the first time. Thanks to their good-natured temperament, Huskies easily make friends with other dogs. Aggression is not peculiar to them.
When it comes to training, Huskies learn new information easily and take a responsible approach. However, the owner must show perseverance and firmness (not to be confused with rudeness) in education and training, in order to establish himself as a leader.
Getting an energetic pet is recommended for people who prefer an active lifestyle. For the correct development of the Husky, daily physical activity is necessary. This breed is not suitable for keeping in an apartment.
Huskies are naturally robust and have an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years.
Husky is an absolutely unpretentious breed. These dogs are clean, their coat is free of unpleasant odor. It is best to keep Husky in enclosures because due to the dense undercoat, they feel great outdoors. The aviary should be high and exclude the possibility of undermining because, in terms of escape, Huskies are incredibly resourceful and diligent. For good health and harmonious development, northern dogs need regular active walks. Wool is enough to comb out only once a week and regularly during shedding.
The homeland of Siberian Huskies is the USA. The breed originated from the dogs of the northeastern part of Siberia, imported to Canada and Alaska in the 19th century. They were mixed with the blood of the dogs of the Alaska Indians – thus a new breed of hardy and friendly sled dogs appeared. Often, Huskies participated in dog sled races and were faithful companions of gold prospectors.
The first Siberian Husky standard was published in 1930, and the breed received FCI recognition in 1966.
Siberian Huskies are real stars of cinema. These are the main characters of such famous films as “White Captivity”, “On the Other Side of the Wolves”, “Trace”, as well as the cartoon “Balto”.