By: Eduardo C. Gonzalez
The Siberian Huskies are sturdy and firmly built dogs. Because they are strong their main purpose was to pull sleds. Their heads are average sized and it is well proportioned to their bodies. The colors of their noses depends largely on the colors of the coat of the dogs. In black, tan, black and gray dogs. It has a liver type of color in copper dogs and flesh colored in dogs that are purely white. They have round shaped eyes are considered ro be intermediate or what we usually call medium. Their eyes have moderate spacings . Their eyses are colored amber ( goldish colored ), blue brown or a combination of each. Some siberian dogs will have eyes that are half blue and half brown. They can have a blue eye and the other one is brown. The shape of their ears are like triangle but their ears do stand straight . Their ears are set high up on their heads.. Their teeth meet in scisssors bite. Their tails go over their back and it is formed like a sickle.. When the dog gets excited, their tails do not curve to the left and right side. They are known fror having snow shoe feet that are rather big.. They have hair on their toes and this keeps them warm and it is used to have a firm grip on the ice. Their densed and I will withstand cold temperatures pegged at – 50 degrees centigrade to – 60 degrees centigrade.. Their coats can be of the long variety which is called wooly. This is because the dog possesses a recessive type of gene. Their coat colors are black and pure white. They may have markings or no marking. Their dewclaws are removed, in order that they may have a smoother look. Their medium length, double coats are so on their heads.The face mask on their face are white and so are their underbodies.
The Siberian Huskies are so loving and calm. They like to play. They are delightful to have for families. These dogs are rather enthusiastic, submissive, relaxed and they are socially inclined.. They are considered to be dogs that are full of energy especially when they are young.. They are considered to be good with children and they are friendly with strangers. This does not make them good guard dogs.. They are not the barking type of dogs and they are lovable..They can be trained. The person has to be strong willed when training these dogs. Their handlers must show strong leadership so that their dogs will obey them. It takes patience to train these dogs. You must be consistent and understanding when you train these arctic dogs. Owners must be confident and always have a firm control of their dog. They are superb jogging partners as long as it is not too hot. They must be given mental and physical exercise. They can act destructively if you do not do this. Siberian huskies can mix around with other dogs. They are wonderful companions to have around you.
The Heights of males will reach 21 – 23 !/2 inches, Females will reach heights of 20 – 22 inches. Males will weigh 45 – 60 pounds and females will weigh 35 – 50 pounds. They are prone to health problems such as dysplasia, ectopy, eyediseases, PRA ( common to male dogs ) corneal dystrophy and crystalline corneal opacities. They must get hip screenings and eye screenings yearly. They are also prone to skin issues such as zinc responsive dematitis. They need to be given zinc supplements. Their lifespan are between 12 – 15 years. Their coats do shed twice a year. During this time they must be properly combed
These dogs are not meant for apartment living. If they stay in apartments, they must be well trained and given the proper exercises needed. They are quite active indoors and they must be allowed to roam around in a well fenced large yards. Make sure that you have wires buried underneath the around because these dogs are well known for their digging habits. They have heavy coats and this. is why they like cool weather. During hot days they must stay in a cool place or be provided with airconditioning.
The Siberian Huskies were used by the Chukchi tribe to pull sleds, herd reindeer. The chukchi tribe lived off the Siberian peninsula. They were the best working dogs for the harsh Siberian weather. These dogs bonded well and they were happy to work for long hours. They are natives of Siberia. They have tremendous stamina and they were not heavy. Their talents include sledding, carting and racing.