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Siberian Husky

Originally bred as a sled dog in northeast Asia, the Siberian Husky is known for his endurance and willingness to work. Eager, outgoing and friendly, the breed makes an agreeable family companion. Though he is a gentle dog, the Siberian Husky has a strong predatory instinct and should be supervised around small animals. This working breed needs daily exercise, and his thick coat requires weekly brushing.
Living Considerations
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Good with children
  • Suitable for apartment living if adequately exercised
Did you know?
In 1925, the Alaskan city of Nome was stricken by a diphtheria epidemic, and dog teams of Siberians led heroic "serum runs" from Anchorage to Nome to deliver antitoxins. The story of “Balto,” the lead dog of one of these teams, was made into a Disney movie.

Also Known As:
Chukcha
Chuksha
Siberian Husky
  • Size Medium/Large
  • Height Males – 53 to 60 centimetres at the withers Females – 51 to 56 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males – 20.5 to 27 kilograms Females – 16 to 22.5 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour All colours from black to pure white
  • Activities Agility, Dog Sledding, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Therapy
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both