Siberian Husky is a stunning eastern Asian origin dog breed. We love how it looks graceful and elegant and the medium sized dog is more than about the look. We will share more details about them here.
Siberian Husky History and Background
It is believed that the breed’s first developer is actually the Chukchis, semi-nomadic folks of northeastern Asia, although the true lineage is still a mystery. They were mainly used as sled dogs, especially during a gold rush in the arctic regions. Later, this breed was getting popular for sport and race because of the great endurance and quickness. A young Scotsman named Charles Fox Maule Ramsay was the first to recognize its worth in racing. They got even popular by then and were famous across the US and soon to Canada. In 1930, they got their official recognition from the American Kennel Club. During World War II, this breed was used to assist the US Army as part of Rescue Unit. Now, this dog is not only a popular racer but also a favorite family pet.
Siberian Husky Physical Characteristics
As far as their outer look is concerned, this Siberian Husky breed is pretty athletic with their compact and long body. Since this dog is very powerful and strong, their body facilitates them to be quick and agile. Their feet are light which also helps them again be quick. There are two layers of their coat. One is the medium length straight outer coat and the undercoat is denser and softer. You may find them in coat shades such as black and white.
Siberian Husky Personality and Temperament
The personality of Siberian Husky is very mixed. You find their virtue in their clever mind, independent countenance, joyful and affectionate behavior and adventurous nature. Yet you may also find some minuses in them like they’re being stubborn, mischievous, and obstinate. They love chasing things and can get aggressive sometimes, especially when they encounter other dogs unknown to them. They are very sociable, so you need to take them to meet new friends. They are also fond of chewing, howling and digging.
Siberian Husky Care
Siberian Huskies have the humungous amount of energy which should be channeled every day in the form of exercises, training or games. Take them for jogging, running. As for the coat, it should be brushed once a week. They can survive cold and live outdoors, but it is better to take them home and stay indoors with the family.
Siberian Husky Health
This Siberian Husky breed’s lifespan is around 11 to 13 years. However, it can be shorter if they should suffer diseases. You must be aware that this dog is susceptible to some health problems such as progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), hypothyroidism, cataract, and corneal dystrophy. To prevent them, you need to do some exams on your dog which can be consulted to your vet.