• Husky Information

    Husky Origins – The Husky originated in Eastern Siberia with the earliest record of their existence being around 1000 years ago. They have a long history as working dogs with amazing stamina and endurance. Pulling sleds and herding reindeer was their original role in Siberian culture. Huskies were introduced to Alaska in the early 1900s which has led to a number of different types of husky being bred. The Husky is a very hardworking dog and its endurance has been made legendary through endurance races such as the Iditarod in Alaska. Individually and as part of a team they are able to haul very heavy sleds over vast distances.

    Husky Looks – Huskies are strikingly good looking dogs. They have a very strong and fit body and look to be built for agility and speed. They are of a medium size and have triangle shaped ears that stand proud above its fluffy face. The husky always looks ready for work and alert to anything going on around it. The husky has a double layered coat which gives good insulation in hot and cold conditions. Huskies come in 4 main color types. Black and white, grey and white, copper red and white and pure white. Huskies normally have blue or brown eyes or one of each.

    Husky Temperament
    – By nature the husky is a very affectionate and loving natured dog. This is not surprising given their long history of belonging to a family pack and also mingling freely with their owners in Siberia. They make exceptionally good family dogs because of this character trait. They do demand a lot of physical interaction from their owners and plenty of attention from everybody in the household. They really need to belong to an owner who is going to give them plenty of attention. Lack of attention and neglect can lead to behavior such as excessive digging and chewing. This should not be interpreted as the fault of the dog.

    The husky is a great dog for people who like to walk, hike or jog on a regular basis. The more you exercise your husky, the better behaved your husky will be. They will be able to express their nature better if they have a good sized yard to play in secure fence at least 6 foot high. They are extremely smart dogs and if there is a way to escape your husky will surely find a way.

    The Husky Guard Dog – One of their original roles in Siberia was as a look out, therefore they make good guard dogs. They do not bark excessively and the husky is known barking only when needed. They do however howl on occasions when they reach adulthood.

    The Social Husky – If you plan to have your husky as a family dog, it is advised that you raise your husky with children from the outset. Huskies are very friendly and excitable around new people. They get along very well with other dogs and love to socialise. They are very curious about other types of animals and their natural hunting instincts can cause problems with cats.

    Husky Training – Huskies are known for being highly intelligent and fast learners. It is because of this intelligence that they are often hard to train. If they don’t see a point in doing something they just won’t do it. Establishing yourself as the ‘alpha dog’ is very important in training your husky to be an obedient pet.

    Husky Grooming – contrary to what some people say, huskies do malt a small amount. It is best to brush your husky’s coat at least once a week. At the height of summer and in warmer areas it’s a good idea to brush your husky at least three to four times a week.

    Husky Health – You can expect your husky to live from anywhere between 10 to 15 years. Much like other pure breeds, Huskies can develop have eye related problems such as progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), cataracts or cornea issues. Huskies that are kept active are not known to develop arthritis or hip dysplasia.

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