Siberian Husky

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35-51 lbs
20-23"
Siberia
Arctic Husky, Siberian Dog, Husky, Chukchi, Chukchi Sled Dog

The Siberian husky is an ancient and steadfast breed that may have grown alongside humans for thousands of years. Developed in Russia by an indigenous people known as the Chukchis, these canines were employed to drag provisions behind them, enabling the Chukchi people to thrive in an inhospitable environment. This breed was developed not only to transport property and people but to live peacefully and happily in the Chukchi household. This has resulted in a friendly, enthusiastic breed with exceptional stamina. The thick double coat that keeps the Siberian Husky warm in freezing temperatures requires frequent grooming, although bathing is less frequently required. Although their wolfish appearance may be somewhat intimidating to some this breed is frequently too friendly to play the role of guard dog. 

Purpose
sled pulling
Date of Origin
ancient times
Ancestry
spitz

Siberian Husky Health

Sketch of Siberian Husky
Average Size
Male Siberian Husky size stats
Height: 21-24 inches Weight: 44-60 lbs
Female Siberian Husky size stats
Height: 20-23 inches Weight: 35-51 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Epilepsy
  • Hemophilia
  • Laryngeal Paralysis
Minor Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Eye Problems
  • Zinc Responsive Dermatosis
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Hip
  • Skin Scraping
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • Throat

Siberian Husky Breed History

Siberian Huskies were developed by an indigenous native tribe in Russia known as the Chukchi people, at some point in prehistory. The original Siberian Huskies or their ancestors were probably used to hunt, and at some point, they began to pull the sleds of the nomadic people they lived with, allowing them to travel farther and more quickly. They were an integral part of the Chukchi people’s everyday lives and were bred to be not only energetic and enduring but also to be companionable. In the early years of the 1900’s Siberian Huskies were brought to Alaska to be entered into the All Alaska Sweepstakes race, and they excelled. Several of the teams made up of Siberian Huskies won the yearly competitions before they were canceled due to the entry of the United States into World War I. It was in 1925, well after the races had been canceled, that these sled dogs made their best-known contribution to American history. That was the winter of that year that a diphtheria epidemic hit the small town of Nome, an epidemic that put everyone in the region at risk, around 10,000 people. In order to deliver the Serum to villagers, twenty sled drivers and over one hundred dogs, the majority of them Siberian Huskies, undertook the grueling 658-mile trip to pick up the needed medicine in a town known as Nulato and bring it back to Nome. A trip that should have taken twenty-five days was made in just under six, and it was made in unbearable conditions. Drivers sometimes ran alongside the sleds to keep warm,  they endured severe frostbite to the face and hands to get the serum to Nome, and at least four dogs died on the journey. The last leg of the journey had Gunnar Kaasen driving the team, but it was the dogs that brought the serum home as the conditions made it impossible for him to see even the two dogs closest to the sled. Balto, a mixed breed of Siberian Husky decent and the highly talented lead dog of the last leg of the journey, received the greatest public acclaim, but it is important to remember all of the dogs that ran tirelessly in this race for survival. It was shortly after this, in 1930, that the Siberian Husky was recognized by the AKC and they are the 12th most popular dog breed as of this writing.

Siberian Husky Breed Appearance

The husky is a graceful working dog of medium size, well-furred and somewhat compact. They sport erect, triangular ears and a tail with a fox-like brush shape. The tail typically hangs down or trails behind, but when the dog is alert or at attention, the tail is carried over the back in a sickle shape. The medium length muzzle is slightly tapered, and the almond shaped eyes come in blue, brown, or one of each, all with a keen expression. The standard Siberian Husky colors as listed by the AKC include agouti, black, gray, red, and sable all with striking white features on their face, chest and underbelly area, legs and parts of the tail, as well as all white. Siberian Huskies that sport alternate colors are not uncommon, however, and some may be born all black, or with various combinations of black, white, tan, copper, and brown that are not listed as being standard.

Appearance of Siberian Husky
Eye Color Possibilities
blue Siberian Husky eyes
Blue
hazel Siberian Husky eyes
Hazel
brown Siberian Husky eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Siberian Husky nose
Black
brown Siberian Husky nose
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
white Siberian Husky coat
White
black Siberian Husky coat
Black
gray Siberian Husky coat
Gray
brown Siberian Husky coat
Brown
red Siberian Husky coat
Red
silver Siberian Husky coat
Silver
pied Siberian Husky coat
Pied
sable Siberian Husky coat
Sable
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Siberian Husky straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Siberian Husky Breed Maintenance

This breed was bred to be active, and they require a great deal of vigorous activity in order to maintain their health and vigor and your sanity. Huskies that do not get the proper amount of exercise or mental stimulation tend to become rambunctious and destructive at home. The coat of a Siberian Husky requires regular brushing, at least once a week, during the majority of the year. During the spring, and to a lesser extent the fall, this becomes a daily requirement as the dog sheds extremely heavily during the change of seasons. They should not be bathed more than once a month if possible, as excessive bathing can cause the animal’s skin to dry out. It is important to take the thick coat of the Husky into consideration when you do bathe your animal if the undercoat is not fully rinsed and dried it can lead to damaged skin and can even cause mold to grow near the skin if it is left wet for too long. 

Brushes for Siberian Husky
Slicker Brush
Comb
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Siberian Husky requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Siberian Husky Temperament

Although the Siberian Husky has a somewhat wolf-like appearance, it was bred to work in large teams and to live among human families; the typical Siberian Husky has become a friendly and cooperative breed that gets along well with family members, other animals, and even strangers. Although this dog is typically tolerant of children, interactions with younger children with should always take place under supervision as this breed is powerfully built and can tend towards rambunctiousness. They are an enthusiastic and athletic breed and are well known for their ability to escape. The best way to keep your Husky from trying to escape is to keep them well-exercised and too busy to be interested in escaping, although investing in a fence that is at least six feet tall and lacking paw holds isn’t a bad idea if they will be spending time in the yard, just in case. 

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
14 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes

Siberian Husky Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $1.4
Monthly Cost
$34 - $45

Siberian Husky Height & Weight

6 Months
Sketch of Siberian Husky at six months
Male Siberian Husky size stats at six months
Height: 16 inches Weight: 26 lbs
Female Siberian Husky size stats at six months
Height: 16 inches Weight: 21 lbs
12 Months
Sketch of Siberian Husky at 12 months
Male Siberian Husky size stats at 12 months
Height: 20 inches Weight: 45 lbs
Female Siberian Husky size stats at 12 months
Height: 19 inches Weight: 38 lbs
18 Months
Sketch of Siberian Husky at 18 months
Male Siberian Husky size stats at 18 months
Height: 22 inches Weight: 52 lbs
Female Siberian Husky size stats at 18 months
Height: 21 inches Weight: 42 lbs

Top Siberian Husky Breeders

Check out who made our list for the most reputable Siberian Husky breeders of 2018.
Top Siberian Husky breeder Loyal Siberian Husky
Loyal Siberian Husky
Hamer, South Carolina
Top Siberian Husky breeder Red River Huskies
Red River Huskies
Arcanum, Ohio
Top Siberian Husky breeder Highlander Siberians
Highlander Siberians
Dexter, Michigan
Top Siberian Husky breeder Troika Kennels
Troika Kennels
Gainesville, Texas
Top Siberian Husky breeder Aniak Siberians
Aniak Siberians
Wasilla, Alaska
Top Siberian Husky breeder Kaliya Siberians
Kaliya Siberians
Eagle River, Alaska
Top Siberian Husky breeder Alnisar Siberians
Alnisar Siberians
Canyon Lake, California
Top Siberian Husky breeder Taja Siberians
Taja Siberians
Shelby, Michigan
Top Siberian Husky breeder Snowborn Siberians
Snowborn Siberians
Chippewa Lake, Ohio

Siberian Husky Owner Experiences

Krypto
2 Years
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Play
Walk
Go to Park
Groom
take pictures
My dog is a handful. He will howl and yodel for attention, even suddenly pounce on your face. He loves to cuddle, until the body heat gets too much for him. He will sprint and jump all over the backyard when he's excited. He will try to escape the backyard, or dig when he's bored. He's either napping or super energetic, no in-between. Despite all that, he's still my baby and I love him to death, and I wouldn't change a thing!
4 months, 3 weeks ago
4 Months
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
chasing leaves
playing with sticks
saying hi to people
Huskies are very gorgeous dogs! They are very smart and can be trained to do numerous tricks. I walked for a puppy who was still very young but learning new things every time I came. She was very friendly and tugged to meet any new dogs and even more so people. She was easy to get back into her crate with a treat. Was already sitting on command and learning to walker better on the leash. She was growing QUICKLY.
2 months ago
1 Year
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Huskies are very orally fixated creatures, loving to nibble on your hands. This husky names chica, was a rescue dog and was abused. She didn’t warm up to people very quickly but she loves me immediately! She jumped all over me and gave me kisses. When we would go on our walks I would try to take her to the beach where she could chase the water. That was the only time she went I’ll let herself relax in public. She tail would start wagging and we would run and run, she was such a blast
2 months ago
1 Year
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Huskies are very orally fixated creatures, loving to nibble on your hands. This husky names chica, was a rescue dog and was abused. She didn’t warm up to people very quickly but she loves me immediately! She jumped all over me and gave me kisses. When we would go on our walks I would try to take her to the beach where she could chase the water. That was the only time she went I’ll let herself relax in public. She tail would start wagging and we would run and run, she was such a blast
2 months ago
4 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
The Siberian Husky I walk sometimes is very sweet and beautiful, but incredibly stubborn. It is so difficult to get her back home. The moment I even turn in the direction of her home, she throws "doggy tantrums." She lays on the floor and rolls around. She also does the same if she sees a squirrel. But when I am picking her up and taking her back home, I get a lot of affection from her!
2 months ago
6 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Play
Play keep away
Fetch
He was very energetic and ready to run and play. He did listen to commands immediately but did have his stubborn moments. He did enjoy meeting other dogs but only few a short moment. Then he moved on.
2 months ago
4 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
I walk 2 huskies regularly and they are so sweet and friendly. As I walk up to their house I can already hear them howling with excitement. They cannot wait to go outside and they will jump for joy as I put their harnesses on. When we get outside they check out everything. We'll walk for a while then it's time to run. I run as fast as I can while they barely break a sweat but I know they appreciate it. They're so sweet and we always have a great time.
2 months ago
4 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Exploring
pulling
Squirrel Hunting
Gorgeous breed with beautiful eyes. They all LOVE their walks. The breed needs a ton of exercise and this guy was going non-stop during his walk. Sniffing, exploring, looking for squirrels and wanting to go as fast as he could!
2 months ago
3 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
toys
The Husky I walked was mostly very well-behaved and focused throughout the walk. He lived with a cat and they seemed to get along well. He was very playful and at one point wanted to play with his leash on the walk, but was easy to re-direct with a stick!
2 months ago
3 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Sniffing
Running
Walking
Huskies are my ultimate favorite, and I got to walk two of them! I was so excited during this walk, and I got accepted for this same walk about 4 times! They're one of the sweetest breeds, and they are so beautiful and full of energy. Definitely one of my favorite dogs to walk. I always get so excited when I walk huskies!
2 months ago
2 Years
People
Health
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Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Very loving affectionate dog would stand right next to me on the walk very mellow walk wasn't pulling on the leash at all very playful very lovely experience
2 months ago
3 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Sniffing
Kisses
jump
Play
peeing
pooping
Run
he was such a lovable dog. every time he would see me he jumped on me and showered me with kisses. he is very well behaved and lovded to sit and shake your hand when he was asked.
2 months ago
5 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Run
Chasing birds
I am a WAG walker and have walked this one lovely Siberian Husky a few times now. I would not describe him as friendly, but he is definitely tolerant of me, and he is excitable when I jog with him and say his name and words of praise. This Siberian Husky definitely has a personality, he is strong-willed and aloof. He isn't shy, but he is pretty indifferent towards other dogs and doesn't care to socialize much. The most he will do is sniff another dog very briefly, and he is always the one to first remove himself from the interaction. He is very alert and aware of his surroundings and is drawn to squirrels and birds. He is smart and was trained to walk well on the leash. He is an excellent companion!
2 months ago
3 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running
Explore the city
Chase
Saying Hello to others
Exploring
Run
Go to Park
The Husky I walked a few times previously was named Princess. She was such a sweetheart to me, and that really had an affect on how I perceive Husky's. Princess was the first Husky I have ever really come into contact with, and my experience with her was absolutely amazing! She was so sweet the second I met her, and showed it by showering me in kisses the second I met her! While on our walk, she was super energetic and wanted to play and run everywhere we went. I really enjoyed her energy and playfulness because it made our walk more exciting and more of a workout! Princess also had such a gorgeous coat of fur! She was super fluffy and such a soft pup. Getting to pet her made me so happy! My experience with Princess was very enjoyable and eyeopening. She was such a kind hearted, loving, and sweet Husky, and she has only made me want to adopt a husky myself. :)
2 months ago
2 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Run
Walk
Hike
Fetch
I've walked two Siberian Huskies and their behavior has differed drastically. Both are large, strong dogs capable of pulling very hard while on walks. One of the Siberian Huskies I've walked, was docile and friendly and would only get very excited if he saw or heard a rabbit or squirrel. The other Siberian Husky, was also very friendly but was not as relaxed and patient as the other pup. He jumps when excited and pulls throughout walks. He does not respond well to verbal commands. Both dogs loved to run and definitely had a ton of energy which is great for an exercise buddy. However, their thick coats could pose a problem in hot weather conditions. Both Siberian Huskies are gorgeous and loving but their personalities can vary.
2 months ago
7 Months
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running!
He was pulling as if I was on a sleigh, so i decided to run with him almost the entire time. But even when I did he would still pull and had so much running power. He would listen once in a while but really just enjoyed getting out of his cage and running as fast as he can. For 30 min straight. He was a real young puppy that needed much training but he was couped up in his cage for what must have been at least a few hours.
2 months ago
2 Months
People
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Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
The girl I walked was a husky mix. At first she seemed very guard doggish barking and then when she knew you were there to walk her she was totally fine. In the beginning of the walk she pulled but I think it was because she had to pee! After that, what a dream! She never pulled, never barked and was like a personal body guard out on the streets. SHe was always paying attention to what was going on, you could watch her ears go up and look ahead like 30 feet and there was a cat, person or someone getting out of their car. SHe always walked ahead but not pulling. She did jum pon me in the beginning but she was excited. What an awesome dog, she was so attentive and wanting to go enjoy a walk. Would own a husky!
2 months ago
9 Months
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
This husky was just a puppy. He had tons of energy and needed training. His mom said he may not want to go with me, because he always wanted to be with her. Her brother couldn't even walk him. I said he will be fine and he was! He was quite strong and pulled on the leash, but he did respond somewhat to my commands. He seemed to know he wasn't supposed to pull but wanted to anyway. We had fun running a bit, but I had to be careful. I am pretty strong for a girl! So I was able to control him. Many people would have a very hard time. He did want to grab the leash and my hand and to play fight. He was a bit rough and sounded very mean, but he was just playing. He looked like a dog you didn't want to mess around with. We met several people on the street. They quickly moved away. It was not a very good area and it was dark. He made me feel safe.
2 months ago
2 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing in the snow
Running
pulling
more running
tons of running
Where do I begin with the Siberian husky? It is my absolute favorite dog breed, regardless of its reputation as being very high maintenance. I am the proud owner of a purebred female Siberian Husky and have walked several sibes during my time as a WAG walker. Siberian Huskies are very difficult breeds. They are most certainly under no circumstances suited for first time, inexperienced and/or young dog owners. They were bred to pull sleds in extremely harsh winter weather conditions, for miles and miles and miles, not needing to eat or rest often. I believe people overlook this fact and get a husky simply because of its looks. They are indeed the "supermodels" of the dog breeds with their arresting sky blue eyes and beautiful wolf like features. Getting past their looks, their personalities are a handful! They are definitely bred to be friendly, but without proper exercise and simulation, they can turn destructive and aggressive in the blink of an eye. Huskies have an infinite amount of energy and can run for miles without tiring. I always take my client's huskies for jogs...not walks! They love the winter but don't do so well in the summer heat and humidity since they overheat because of their thick fur. Huskies are very intelligent but stubborn and aloof. They will question your commands before deciding whether to obey or not..."whats in it for me?" they ask. Huskies need constant enforcement of rules and boundaries because left to their own devices, they will turn to mischief! They seem to maintain their youthful personalities well into middle age and beyond. Sibes need owners who can devote time and attention to them. If you are always at work, this is not the dog for you, lets be honest. They are also BIG SHEDDERS. They shed so much, that you will always be having to groom them and vacuum your house. You might be having a few stray hairs sprinkled in your dinner as well and all over your clothes lol!! That being said, huskies are very easy to love because of how friendly and fun they are. They love to play!! They may or may not howl, but they are not big barkers. They sort of "yodel" instead if they need your attention. Huskies are generally healthy breeds with not many health issues. One very important thing to note is that they have a very high prey drive and thus are not to be trusted alone with small animals, even if they have known them since puppyhood. They will run and chase after cats and squirrels outside. Remember to never let your husky off leash as they are prone to run far far away (though in certain cases, they do follow their owners closely). I love love love Siberian Huskies!!!!!
2 months ago
1 Year
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing in the snow
meeting new dogs
Running
Tug-of-war
Walking
The Husky I handled was called Mila! She was extremely energetic and aware. She was well trained and obedient. As we walked she never pulled or tried to lead me. Instead, she walked by my side and followed my directions. There were times she would walk a bit forward, but that’s completely natural. Mila was affectionate and caring. She did not seem aggressive by any means. There wasn’t anything in particular that startled her. She seemed genuinely curious about the world around her. Every time there was a dog nearby, Mila seemed very curious to interact with them and try to play. This showed me that she was not only friendly to humans, but also other dogs as well. Mila was smart, and I’m not sure if it was because of her training or her breed. She did not try to rush into the street. She would slow down and pause. Mila also lived with a Cat, and they both were close and got along very well.
2 months ago
2 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running
Playing
All the Siberian Huskies that I have walked were very friendly and playful. They are good around other dogs and love being pet by humans. They are very good walkers and do not get tired easily.
2 months ago
2 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running
Playing
All the Siberian Huskies that I have walked were very friendly and playful. They are good around other dogs and love being pet by humans. They are very good walkers and do not get tired easily.
2 months ago
2 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running
Playing
All the Siberian Huskies that I have walked were very friendly and playful. They are good around other dogs and love being pet by humans. They are very good walkers and do not get tired easily.
2 months ago
2 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
The Siberian Husky I walked was a female and a sweetheart! I have noticed that it takes huskys longer to warm up. Once she saw that I had her leash in hand, she gr more comfortable and sniffed me and was fine after that. She was strong and energetic, probably a perfect running dog. But we just walked. She loved to climb anything and everything possible. She was skiddish around cars and people and got especially excited about a plastic bag flying through the air. She seemed very well behaved, but resisted getting back in her kennel after the walk.
2 months ago
1 Year
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Brushing
Fetch
Play
Hike
Run
Walk
I have walked several Siberian Huskies and owned a Husky mix for 15 years. They are not recommended for novices or people who can't be the pack leader. They need to be trained or they will be a nightmare. They tend to be very vocal and will howl like a wolf anytime they hear a siren. When it gets hot outside, they will shed like crazy. They need to be brushed every day. Since they were originally bred to live in super cold temperatures, their coat is super thick. When they live somewhere hot like Texas or Arizona, they can overheat and need to be walked in the shade as much as possible. When walking a husky, people tend to be drawn to them. You'll get more attention with a husky than maybe any other dog breed as a walker. Generally, they are very social and love to be around other dogs and love meeting new people. They have unique and distinctive personalities, and are usually pretty high energy since they were bred to be working dogs. Unless very well-trained, they can be one of the most difficult breeds for a dog walker.
2 months ago
2 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Run
Tug-of-war
Play keep away
Walk
I walked and sat for a Husky for about two years, and she was the highest energy dog I've ever met! She almost never totally calmed down, even after a long walk or play session. She just wanted to run around, and she shed constantly. Living in a warmer environment that they're not naturally suited to, Huskies will shed all the time. They're hard to train too, and require a very advanced dog owner. They can be amazing dogs, but especially when they're puppies they have the tendency to chew up a lot of things and miiiight destroy your house.
2 months ago
2 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running
snow
The Siberian Husky I walked was absolutely BEAUTIFUL. He was so sweet and LOVED being outside. His owner had me walk him for 30 minutes but he definitely could have walked for at least an hour. It happened to be snowing on the day I walked him too which was even better for him since Siberian Huskies love snow and the cold. His coat was gorgeous and he was literally "talking" to me. He would howl and then move his mouth when he wanted a treat. This Husky did live in an apartment which I was surprised about because they really do need alot of room to move around. If you live in an apartment I would not recommend a Husky unless if you have a very large space for him or her. This Husky I walked was playful, friendly, and loved to be outdoors.
2 months ago
5 Months
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Run
Play
Play keep away
Sherlock was very sweet. He was a puppy so had a lot of energy but tired quickly. He hd a lot of fleas on him but his coat was pretty well kept and clean.
2 months ago
2 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Run
What a beautiful breed! Their eyes are as blue as the sky and their coat is so fuzzy and white and gorgeous! I love walking this breed as their energy is contagious. They have high energy and love to run so I ran this pup a little and would take small walking breaks in between. I thought I would tire this dog out with the running, but they are ready for more! This breed is beautiful inside and out!
2 months ago
4 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Speak
Run
sniff
Explore the city
I walked two huskies at the same time and boy was that a ride. The two loved to pull me around like a kite! But they were nice dogs, I don't have any complaints on that end. When I got to the residence, the owner handed them off to me and said good luck! They were barking non stop when I was there. When I started walking them, they would bark at people, animals, and other dogs. There was no stopping them! I made sure one was at my side and the other on my other side. They walked very good when I did that. They were good dogs. Very pretty and their coat was so soft. The owner was surprised I handled them well, but it was a rough start. The ending was a lot better.
2 months ago
6 Months
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Dog Parks
Chase
Play
Play keep away
Run
Walk
Huskies can be a handful but they're awesome dogs! Generally I find that they want to jump and sniff you as soon as they see you but that comes mostly from excitement to make friends. They tend to pull quite a bit so not the best dog to walk if someone isn't strong or otherwise able to hold their ground in an emergency. They love to play with people and other dogs, especially when they get the chance to run and use their seemingly endless smarts. I've found them good at listening if you are firm with them and they're already well trained. If not, they can be a bit challenging, but not impossible.
2 months ago
2 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Sniffing
Running
kissing
I have walked multiple huskies. However one of my favorites I would walk twice a day. She was sweet and a bit far from my house but it was worth it just to get cuddles and try to push our walks further. She didn’t like the large street that she lived by so we had to try and avoid that street. She was a quick walker but she also likes to sniff a lot of things so we would barely get over a mile in the 20 minute walks she was booked for. She didn’t get along with other dogs, so we had to try and avoid them but there was a lot of unfriendly fenced dogs. I loved our walks together and I miss walking her. Her mom friended me on Facebook and she seems to be doing well and is going to be a big sister
2 months ago
6 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Smell
Chase
I had a great experience with a Siberian Husky. Because of the area I lived in, I had to walk him in the early morning since it was summer to let all his energy out for the day. He had alot of energy during the walk and kept pulling until he got tired. Loved to chase squirrels, birds, and other animals.
2 months ago
3 Years
People
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Huskies are large beautiful dogs! Majestic looking creatures that are as stubborn as a mule! I be had to be very firm with the huskies I’ve walked because if they sense and ounce of doubt it’s all down hill. Very sweet and energetic dogs who need training and lots of it. Once trained they are the best dogs! All the huskies I’ve walked have been very vocal when I put hem back in their kennels. It’s really hilarious to see them talk at me and try to negotiate. Very entertaining and beautiful dogs!
2 months ago
2 Years
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Running
chasing
Rolling in grass
Swim
Look out the window
barking
Playing
Overall I would say that huskies are stubborn, but are still great dogs. Ivy is a dog that could smother you with love as a way to get out of training time. They are smart, and cute, and they have a lot of energy to spare. They are my favorite breed of dog and I look forward to having a few once I am out of college.
2 months ago
4 Years
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Huskies are very sweet dogs. Ever Husky that I have walked has been very well trained and good at responding to commands. They do not pull on the leash when I am walking them. They are excited and tend to jump when you first arrive but they do not show aggression and they will listen if they are trained. They do shed a lot but they do not require grooming. They love to have attention and be petted.
2 months ago
7 Years
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Swimmin
Chasing Rabbis
Cuddling
talking
grooming
Run
Hiking
Chasing Human Friend
Destorying Sqeaking Toys
This animal though beautiful and highly intelligent, is also strong willed, stubborn, and potentially high content. The journey you’ve just embarked upon is going to be messy, frustrating, and at times just down right exhausting. In my own experience with Terriers, German shepherds, as well as several of the bully breeds, Huskies can be some of the most stubborn and yet satisfying companions. But, certain behaviors from the human counterpart must be demonstrated and recognized. This can be the difference between a pup that has had a pedestal built for them to run the show and a companion who both develops within your personality and habits while reaching a desired level of obedience. The core of this for any breed is repetition of action. This is the base for every mastery across all species, and you must recognize how one allowed action can lead to undesirable results. A prime example is the action of sharing some of your food with the pup. Works out as a really rad treat for your pup and for some has a certain level of satisfaction. For all breeds this requires an understanding of some basic canine biology and what food sensitives your pup might have. For pack dogs such as huskies, food rights can be strict and any infringement upon them can be met with extreme rebuttal. Even from well-mannered pups. It may be difficult and potentially even unrecommended to have dogs be comfortable with another dog taking food from their bowl. So I personally let the dogs in the house work that out amongst themselves within reason. But when considering children, pet sitters and any other stranger, I find it best to work towards conditioning nonfood aggressive tendencies. Acting within reason, I tend to get my hands in my dog’s mouth when food is in their bowl. With older dogs I recommend distracting the intended trainee whilst they are eating. If no aggressive reaction occurs then slowly push the limit. Taps on the hind, scratches on the back, pats on the head, scratching/pulling on ears. Keep an eye out on the tail, the hunch of the shoulders, whether they keep chewing or actively eating and the jowls of the observed doggo. These are where you will find the tells for the level of their aggression. These are things that I’ll do over a course of time and randomly when I feel there is a reason to assert a level of hierarchy or if I believe that there may be an increased risk of someone else being involved in feeding time. These same steps can be used for any aggression that has a focus such as food or toy. As this is a small way I reinforce hierarchy as the pack leader, one must remain aware one their companion imposes upon their feeding time/area. I avoid giving table scraps while at the table, or in the kitchen, and especially while preparing food. All dogs will beg when delicious food is in the air. Ignore them and don’t let them hover within a reachable distance. (That’s how food gets snatched) If you have a pack dog that snatches food off your plate when you’re in the room or in my preference, the house; then you have a dog that may have a personal level of authority closer to your own. Also, dogs fed scraps while in the kitchen are more likely to go looking back there and take dishes off the counter when unattended. As pack leader, you gave the green light when you fed them there. Food habits, sleeping habits, playing habits, walking habits, all play into the building of hierarchy of your pack. Between cohabitating pups and the human counter. I have found that most breeds are usually pretty malleable when I interact with them as if I was building pack repour. Other breeds have quirks that must be adapted too, but for the most part basic training and obedience has a pretty solid path when following said idealism.
2 months ago
3 Years
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He was very cautious and protective at first but quickly warmed up and put his paws up on my shoulders. He didn’t pull the leash much but liked to continuously be moving. Enjoyed jogging on the walk and going off the road into the brush to check around. Responded well to commands. Was friendly towards other people. He was sad to watch me leave the owner said he was a pound pup and acts as if every time the owner leaves that it’s the last time he’ll see her.
2 months ago
4 Years
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Walk
Explore the city
Huskies are some of the most gorgeous dogs around. The Siberian Huskies that I have walked have been big, beautiful, and attract a lot of attention while out and about because they're so striking! Some of them are louder than the others, I find their wolf howl that they do endearing but they can get pretty loud. They seem to be pretty easy to train because the huskies that I have walked have been very obedient and know just what to do. They're energetic and friendly and so great to cuddle with their thick, gorgeous fur. They can be jumpy and intimidating because of their size but I've never met a mean or aggressive one. They do seem to require a lot of exercise, love, and attention but it does pay off because they are delightful creatures to be around.
2 months ago
3 Years
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In my experience this breed has high energy and they pull on the leash. This breed was bred to pull sleds and survive in cold climates. They are tremendously smart! They will test you like a kid would do. They are easy to train. I raised a husky when I was a small child and can remember on how easy it was to communicate with this dog. I definitely recommend that this dog has a harness when walking. It will be much easier to walk the dog than a regular collar and leash. Also, the gentle leader leash would be a great fit for a husky as well.
1 month, 4 weeks ago
7 Years
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dig
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Play keep away
Smell
Fetch
Between the two Huskies I have in mind as I write this, I have spent close to two hours of one on one time with the breed. Huskies are unique in both size, shape, color and demeanor. They are as popular as Labs for very much the same reasons: they are incredibly intelligent and very well-adapted to live with humans; they have a great capacity for both work and play (nose-based investigations and sprinting/playful dashing back and forth). Their thick black, white and grey fur is always eye catching and quite fun to pet, if the dog in question indicates that petting is appropriate. Whenever I walk with a Husky, we always get compliments on their size and the beauty of their fur. Their intelligence makes them very social, though they only take a real noticeable interest in other dogs of the same breed. They are accustomed to playing in groups and the tendency to form hierarchies in such a group is not foreign to them, as it would be to other dogs of different sizes and breeds. They take direction incredibly well and are not necessarily prone to jumping and pawing as a form of greeting, which is common to other dogs. Huskies are also famously patient (they tend to have noticeably composed personalities), and from my experience, they have only been known to pull if a particular dog catches their eye (for instance, one Husky I worked with was attracted to pugs, as I’m sure the former’s alpha tendencies drove it to seek some sort of assertion of power over the latter). I have seen Huskies, very powerful in their own right, refuse all animosity from other passing dogs, finding the most joy in nobility and separation from the pack, which can make some other dogs seem immature by comparison. They have an infectious and calm demeanor that spreads easily. They are also like Labs in that they are uncommonly respectful: when we played catch, this one Husky in particular showed himself to be more of a chaser, leading me to where the ball was and, respectfully, waiting for me to pick it up. Likewise, when entering or exiting any gates or doors, as well as when accessing any staircases, both Huskies would look up to me out of respect, waiting for my indication that we could move as a group. Huskies have proven to me that they are truly special and sincere dogs, well worthy of their great reputation.
1 month, 4 weeks ago
10 Years
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Bandit is an older fella, he's 10 years old, and he absolutely embodies an elderly Siberian husky. He was friendly, but not overwhelmingly so. His primarily interest is in the world around him, noises, people, and exceptionally, other dogs. Every dog that passed he would greet with a long, howling, series of barks. Though this startled some of the passing dogs or there owners, he is a friendly fella, just talkative. His interest, however, was brief. We'd get back to walking several beats after his noisy hello. He was very good at walking on the leash, great at keeping up our pace, but not a very good listener when it came to stopping (and sitting) at the curb. I attribute this to his advanced age: the old man knows what he wants, and he does not want to sit on the cold ground. Overall, he was a pleasure to walk.
1 month, 4 weeks ago
6 Months
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pets
toys
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I walked a Siberian Husky puppy who was still getting the hang of walking on a leash. We walked for an hour but we didn't get very far because he was kind of all over the place and wanted to stop and smell everything-- typical puppy behavior! He was very friendly and easy-going and it wasn't too hard to coax him along even when he got distracted by something. He was also very friendly with other dogs and always wanted to stop and say hi. His owner was in the process of teaching him to pee outside (for some reason he would only go on the wee-wee pads inside) so she instructed me to bring treats and give him one if he peed outside. These dogs are so cute and have the softest fur ever!
1 month, 4 weeks ago
4 Years
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I walked a husky named Sky several times. I have friends/family members who have owned huskies. In my experience huskies are typically very friendly. They also have a lot of energy. Sky is shy at first. If you give Sky treats then he knows you are trustworthy. Sky is not aggressive he is just nervous. When I walk into the house to give Sky a walk he will bark at me for a few minutes. Sky enjoys long walks and keeps a good pace. He would get excited if another dog walked past but he is not aggressive. Sky will be playful once he warms up to you. Sky tried to jump on me a couple of times during our walk but in a playful way. If you are firm with Sky he will not pull on the leash and he will listen to commands.
1 month, 4 weeks ago
3 Years
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Playing in the snow
Hike
Walks
Winter walks
Adventure
Such furry loves! Siberian Huskies are big balls of joy! I’ve met very friendly huskies that have been great with walkers and are some of the most beautiful dogs I know. They remind me of Alaskan Malamutes in that they enjoy adventure, particularly ones in the winter! Being so big and furry they do require a bit of grooming, particularly is you don’t want a fresh carpet of hair on your floor daily. Huskies are playful and, from my experience, good around kids and other dogs. Be ready for long walks, big cuddles, wonderful naps, and tons of playtime. From what I know they are rather trainable, and I’ve only had good experiences with Siberian Huskies. Bonus is that they are absolutely gorgeous, especially those eyes!
1 month, 3 weeks ago
3 Years
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Cuddling with brother
Walking
Sparco (a husky) and his brother Corbeau (a german shepard mix) were very cuddly dogs. During our walk, Sparco enjoyed taking the lead. He welcomed me at the door with lots of hugs. Once calm again, I was able to take off his “cone of shame”. He and his brother had a fight a few days earlier, which resulted in a few battle scars and his cone. Throughout the walk, he sniffed all over and marked a lot of his territory. Once done marking, he dug up dirt and grass with the power of his paws. Towards me and his brother, he was very playful and loving. He encircled me a few times during the walk out of joy and happiness. Besides the prior quarrel with his brother, he seemed to be a very loving puppy. However, he also seemed to have a twinkle of deviousness in his eye.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
1 Year
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Huskies are both adorable and quite energetic and excitable dogs, especially when they are puppies, and they do not like to be cooped up in a cage for too long. These are dogs that love the outdoors and will really enjoy taking a nice brisk walk. In my experience huskies will get very excited when they first meet you and will jump all over you trying to lick your face and get as many pets as possible. Along the walk they will sniff everything, and put as many things as possible in their mouths. They are much more closely related to their hunting ancestors and will be very alert when surrounded by animals such as cats and squirrels. They normally play well with other dogs, however.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
2 Years
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Sprinklers
chasing leaves
Tracking
Fetch
Swim
Catching Bugs
Eating Everything They Find
Run
Walk
I have worked in canine behavioral evaluations and as an adoptions councilor matching prospective family with shelter dogs to create forever homes. Each breed has their own innate natural instincts, which are brought out through environment, interactions and experience. Professionally, I have walked 3 Siberian Huskies, and have evaluated the temperaments of numerous cockers as an adoptions councilor. Siberian Huskies are energetic, insanely smart and stubborn in the most silly ways! Siberian Huskies were bred to sustain a high energy level for extended amounts of time, and to make decisions independent of their owners. This means you have a dog that is smart and independent, and if they feel you don't know what you are doing, the are more than capable of taking control! Siberian Huskies need consistent commands, and clear expectations. They know what you want, so no need to dumb things down, they are probably already ten steps ahead of you. Care needs to be taken to avoid becoming impatient or frustrated, he can sense it, and will doubt your ability to be leader. Help the Siberian Huskies to bond with you by approaching in a respectful and friendly manner; he loves affection, and wants to be friends with everyone! Do not allow him to jump on you, his energy can take down the biggest of us, and poses a hazard to children and the elderly. Discourage jumping by raising your knee to block his path while saying "No jump.", and immediately disengage any attention. Turn to your side and stop talking. Be patient, this is gonna take a bit. When he is sitting, or just down on the ground, engage him again with tons of praise. Do not harness the leash until he is calm-ish. He is trying to contain massive amounts of energy, so give him the benefit of the doubt! It is likely the Siberian Husky will be a puller, he was designed to pull sleds of course! Inspect his harness and leash with care, and make sure everything fits well. When exiting the house, start with the leash brought up short, so he is walking right next to you. This will prevent you (hopefully) from being launched into the air if he decides to pull! You may find the Siberian Husky over exaggerating your commands or doing the opposite, you tug left, he goes right. You say stop, he melts to the ground and refuses to move. I told you he's smart! It is a test. He wants to be sure you really have what it takes to be in charge. Hold fast to your request, and don't bother pulling. He is an immovable rock. Sweet talk and an owner approved treat is your best bet. To get the most out of his walk, he will likely need to go fast, and go far. Siberian Huskies heat up fast, so pay attention to the weather and how much panting he is doing. Long walks require a water break halfway through. Don't be afraid to head home and play ball in the house if the temps are 100 degrees plus, his heath is the most important thing! I teach all my dogs commands such as WAIT (when we need to stop for a moment) , LISTEN (for when I need their attention), SIDEWALK (for when I need them back on the sidewalk) and CROSS (for when crossing all intersections, they know to walk a straight line across). Teaching these commands strengthens our bond, and helps the Husky to trust me, and understand my expectations. In addition to commands, I talk to the dog when walking, engaging him in listening to human speech, and shower him with praise for everything he does "right". Time spent with an Siberian Huskies should be filled with positive reinforcement and reassurance, as they are pack dogs, and need to form a strong bond for their emotional health. It is also important when returning home to check the dogs paws for thorns trapped within their thick fur. Huskies need daily grooming to stay clean and healthy! I love the challenge of working with an Siberian Huskies. They are so insanely smart, and love to keep you guessing, but when you have earned their trust and respect, they will shower with love like no other breed can!
1 month, 3 weeks ago
8 Months
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Being petted
When I first started walking this puppy, he did not like going on walks or even leaving the yard. However with treat training, and as he got older, he really enjoyed our walks as they got longer and harder. The weather was also cooling down, and he preferred being in the shade during the summer. He loves to meet other dogs, hunt squirrels, birds, and bugs, and at the end of our walked always enjoyed cuddle time. This puppy was trained on a prong collar to reduce pulling. Any time he didn't have this collar he would surprise me with the amount he liked to pull and how strong he was for such a young pup! He will do almost anything for a treat!
1 month, 3 weeks ago
1 Year
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Dog Parks
Explore the city
Fetch
Agility training
Play
Hike
Tug-of-war
Explore the woods
Run
Walk
Go to Park
The regal Husky! Siberian huskies are some of the most well regarded dogs around. The husky is a medium sized working dog breed from the northeastern portion of Siberia, Russia. It is recognizable by its thickly furred double coat, erect triangular ears, and distinctive markings. Huskies are known for their intelligence, outgoing, gentle, friendly, and very alert. The striking husky is a medium sized dog with a sturdy frame, muscular features, triangular shaped ears which protrude forward, and intimidating almond shaped eyes that add to it’s already astute expression. Siberian Huskies have an Arctic dog temperament, which is to say they are tough, determined, and self-sufficient. That being said, they are not ideal dogs for first time owners for they require a lot of time to exercise all that energy off. Many people tend to choose them for their beauty and fail to see how much time actually goes into making sure the husky is both well socialized and trained. On that note, they are not the easiest breeds to train. Huskies are extremely intelligent, however, this dog isn't as eager to please her humans as other breeds, which makes her more challenging to train. Huskies do best with experienced, knowledgeable owners who insure they are continually socialized and trained throughout their lives. Siberian huskies are also notorious escape artists, in that many have been known to wander off given the chance. Huskies can jump fences, crawl under them, defeat tie-out chains, slip collars, and perform other Houdini-like behaviors to satiate their wanderlust. Huskies are also high energy and easily bored. This breed tends to need a lot of mental stimulation and when they are not given that outlet, they can be very destructive. Siberian huskies are gentle, loving, and can be extremely playful with kids. They do quite well in heavily active families. They also tend to be social and relaxed and aren’t the best watchdogs. Like any other breed, huskies have some health concerns but are generally a healthy breed. They tend to develop hip dysplasia, eye disorders such as cataracts and retinal atrophy, and a skin condition known as zinc responsive dermatitis. Since huskies are in possession of some of the most heavy and luxurious coats, they tend to fare better in cooler environments. If you live in a warmer climate, it is necessary to make sure that the husky is always properly cool. The average life span of a Siberian husky is 12 to 15 years of age.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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