Siberian Huskies are medium-sized, well proportioned dogs with a supple, elegant gait. The skull is slightly rounded; the muzzle, of medium width, tapers towards the nose. The skull-muzzle ratio is 1:1. The eyes are almond-shaped, slightly oblique. They can be blue, brown, minnows or heterochrome. The ears are small, triangular, carried erect, set high and close together; they are slightly rounded at the tip, well furnished with hair, even on the inside. The legs are straight, muscular. The tail is carried sickle-shaped, not drooping over the back or curling over to the side.
Hair: Medium length, straight; it should give the impression of thick coat and never be long enough to hide the dog’s profile.
Color : All colors from black to pure white are permitted.
Size : 54 to 60 cm for the male and 50 to 56 cm for the female.
Weight: 20 to 28 kg for the male and 15 to 23 kg for the female
Origins and history
Its origin is Nordic since it is indeed the dog bred by the Eskimo tribe of the Shukchi who used it to pull sleds. Selective breeding of the breed began in the U.S., however, mainly thanks to Eva “Short” Seeley, who can be considered the “mother” of this breed and that of the Alaskan Malamute.
Character and Abilities
This dog is very tender with members of his social group who are very important to him. Indeed, a pack dog par excellence, the Siberian Husky needs to be surrounded to feel good.
The Siberian Husky puppy is playful but becomes quieter with age. Indeed, he prefers to go about his business alone (knowing that he is surrounded) rather than play with members of his social group (human or canine).
Although very active, the Siberian Husky knows how to be gentle and calm at home, especially if all his spending needs are met.
The Siberian Husky is intelligent, quickly understands the orders it receives but does not blindly obey if the indications are not consistent. He needs to understand before cooperating and in this, this dog is very smart.
Very big predator, the very primitive side of this Siberian dog keeps his hunting instinct intact. It is therefore sometimes difficult to walk his Husky in total freedom because he will return to his master only when he decides to do so.
Fearful / distrustful with strangers :
Very cheerful and jovial with everyone, he doesn’t know the meaning of the word aggressiveness. Only if he feels that members of his social group are in danger can he be suspicious and even dissuasive towards an intruder.
He is very affectionate with his master, but he is also very independent like any good self-respecting primitive dog. Beware, the Siberian Husky is certainly independent, but not at all solitary.
Originally a sled dog and therefore a pack dog. He needs to be part of a group and to have a rich social life (with dogs or humans). In fact, solitude is not made for him, he lives very badly the isolation and absences of his masters.
Easy to train / obedient :
The Siberian Husky is clearly not the king of obedience. He needs to be supervised from a very young age because it is as soon as he is a puppy that the education of this magnificent Nordic dog must begin.
His independent nature pushes him to constantly question his master’s commands. A very strong relationship based on respect and trust is more than necessary to obtain cooperation from this primitive dog.
It is not necessary to want him to become a circus dog because he will not take much pleasure in performing the various exercises. On the other hand, the educational bases (walking, abseiling, static positions) must be reinforced throughout the dog’s life because with the Husky, nothing is ever 100% acquired.
Like its primitive cousins, the Siberian Husky tends to “play the wolf”, i.e. howl rather than bark. Thus, it is not very barky but very talkative (in its own way) when it is bored and lonely.
That’s one of the main characteristics of this dog: he’s very runaway. The Siberian Husky has no real notion of territory, he is everywhere at home and has no limits. It is therefore very important to secure a maximum of his environment with a high and solid fence.
A bored Husky can do a lot of damage, especially if it is confined in a narrow place (apartment, room of the house, etc.).
Greedy / glutton :
This dog is quite frugal, he is content with little and therefore not voracious.
Never fearful or distrustful of strangers and especially not aggressive, the Siberian Husky is not a good guard dog, especially because he is not possessive by nature and is friendly with everyone.
First dog :
Choosing a primitive breed as a first adoption is tricky, it is more of a challenge than a simple adoption. It is preferable that the Siberian Husky be accompanied by experienced, available and sporty masters.
In any case, you should never choose this breed solely for its physical characteristics!
Siberian Husky in apartment:
Its ideal environment remains in a garden if the fence is absolutely safe,