Are you planning to adopt a Husky? We understand you, the wild beauty of this dog is fascinating! But before you decide, know that there is not one type of Husky, but several. Discover the particularities of each one so that you can make your choice in all serenity!
- The Siberian Husky
- The Alaskan Husky
- The Alaskan Malamute
- Alaskan Klee Kai
- The Pomsky
1.The Siberian Husky
He’s the most famous Husky. As its name suggests, the Siberian Husky, which generally weighs 16 to 30 kilos, is native to Siberia. Appearing 2000 years before J.-C., it was used for a long time as a sled dog by the nomadic tribes. This breed of dogs has been proving itself in sled dog racing since the beginning of the 20th century, thanks in particular to the legendary Balto.
The Siberian Husky has a great character. And for good reason, despite his sociable, gentle and playful nature, he can be very stubborn. He needs a master able to channel his hyperactivity and get his respect, otherwise he could quickly become unbearable. All the more so since he has a strong predation instinct that can lead him to run away.
On the other hand, despite its reputation as an independent dog, it does not appreciate solitude. On the contrary, the Siberian Husky is used to living in a group!
2.The Alaskan Husky
A cross between wolves, Siberian Huskies and hunting dogs, the Alaskan Husky looks very different from its cousin. They generally have long legs, a lean body and less dense fur. Their appearance is closer to that of the wolf than the Siberian Husky. He can weigh up to 40 kilos.
But if the Alaskan Husky is now so widespread, it’s not because of its physique but because of its sporting abilities. He’s much faster and tougher than the Siberian Husky. Thanks to his performances, he is today the most used sled dog in the world.
Docile and sociable, this dog can be trained perfectly well, provided that he is given the opportunity to exercise himself sufficiently every day. On the other hand, it is not recommended in apartments as it hates to feel locked up and could therefore adopt destructive behaviours.
3.The Alaskan Malamute
Often confused with the Siberian Husky, the Alaskan Malamute is actually larger and heavier since it generally weighs more than 30 kilos. In addition, his eyes are generally brown and his tail is much bushier. Note that this breed of Nordic sled dogs, known for its iron health, is one of the oldest that exists.
With a very balanced temperament, the Alaskan Malamute is perfectly suited to family life. Especially since he loves children! Affectionate, playful and sociable, he also gets along well with humans and with his fellow creatures.
On the other hand, this dog is particularly devoted to his master and finds it difficult to bear solitude.
4.Alaskan Klee Kai
The Husky also has its miniature version: the Alaskan Klee Kai! This dog, which can weigh 4 to 11 kilos, is the result of an accidental cross between an Alaskan Husky and a small dog.
But don’t be fooled by the size of the Alaskan Klee Kai. And for good reason, he has the same temperament as the Siberian Husky! Therefore, he is very dynamic, somewhat dominant and has a particularly developed hunting instinct. On the other hand, he tends to be wary of strangers…
A cross between a Dwarf Spitz and a Siberian Husky, the Pomsky is an increasingly popular dog. And with good reason: his small size, his weight of around 10 kilos and his Husky face make all lovers of primitive dogs melt away.
But as far as his character is concerned, it is better to have a good heart to take care of a Pomsky. Indeed, this little dog can be stubborn, temperamental, impatient, disobedient and very energetic. But rest assured, he also has qualities inherited from both his parents. Indeed, he is a dog who is always happy to live, who knows how to show all the affection he has for his master and with whom you can play for hours!