The Siberian Husky originated in northeast Siberia (Russia), as an endurance sled dog. In the early 20th Century these dogs were imported to Alaska during the gold rush. They also participated in sled racing and became very popular.
The Husky's endurance, strength, and stamina soon made them the number one breed in the Arctic region. This dog is compact and strong. They can withstand very cold climates. Alert and eager to please, they are highly intelligent, get along well with children and other dogs of their size. They thrive in a family environment.
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The life expectancy of the Siberian Husky is 12-14 years.
Size & Activity Level
The Siberian Husky is a medium-sized dog, ranging from 45-60 pounds. They are part of the Working Group. These dogs have an innate and deep desire to run. A fenced yard will keep them safe and secure from running off.
Huskies make excellent workout partners whether walking or jogging. The Siberian Husky was bred to pull a heavy sled for miles. It demands a lot of physical activity. This breed is not suited to apartment life.
Care & Grooming
Siberian Huskies has a medium length double coat. They require daily grooming with a brush and comb. Bathe only when necessary with a mild shampoo. He is by nature fastidiously clean and is free from body odor. Compared to other breeds, Siberian Huskies maintain a healthy weight on less food, but their food should be high-quality. A thinner dog will live a longer happier life.