Siberian Husky Information and Facts – You Should Know

Huskies have a medium size head with a muzzle that is equal in length to the skull. The nose is defined and the color depends upon the color of the coat. It is flesh-colored in white dogs, liver colored in copper dogs and it is black in grey, black or tan dogs.

The husky eyes are oval, well spaced and come in blue, brown, amber or a combination of these colors…eyes can be part blue and part brown or one blue eye and one brown eye. The ears are always erect and in a triangular shape.

A scissor bite describes the teeth and the tail is carried in a sickle shape over the back. When the husky is excited, the curve disappears. The feet are large and have hair between the toes to keep them warm in snow and work well for gripping ice.

The husky coat is very thick and can withstand temperatures as low as -60 to 75 degrees F. This coat is double thick with a medium length. The underbody and face mask are usually white and the remaining colors can be any color from black to pure white.

Some of the common colors are dark grey and white, red-orange with black tips, sable and white, black and white, red and white, brown, grey, white, silver and wolf grey.

Siberian husky is quick and light on his feet and travels with graceful action. His gait is effortless and smooth and can function in harness and capable of carrying a light load over great distances.

The male huskies are masculine and the female’s are feminine but show no weakness in structure. These dogs have developed muscles and do not carry excessive weight.

Huskies measure 21 to 23 inches at the withers…bitches, 20 to 22 inches at the withers. The weight is in proportion to their height. Males average 45 to 60 pounds and females are 35 to 50 pounds.

The Siberian husky is normally friendly and gentle but is always alert and positive in nature. He does not possess guard dog qualities and is not suspicious of strangers or aggressive with other dogs. He is intelligent and easy to manage which makes him an agreeable worker and companion.

The Siberian husky must be counted among the most beautiful and dramatically striking animals on earth….

Great companion dog…gentle and playful…wonderful loving heart…very smart and willful…tend to bore…likes a lot of attention…wants to stay busy…sled dogs at heart. Owning a Siberian husky is exciting and fun.