Information On The Siberian Husky
The Siberian Husky is one of the parent breeds of the Pomsky. While their size is often closer to their Pomeranian parent Pomskies usually look more like their Siberian Husky side. Today I’m going to go the Husky’s history, appearance, behavior, temperament, size, and health information.
The initial origin of the “Siberian Husky” happens to be from the land of north-eastern Siberia, Russia. This particular breed is noted for their dense, thick beautiful coat of hair, which is non-hypoallergenic (IE: they do shed a lot). This Husky is a working dog breed that is part of the Spitz family. The Spitz family is a dog group that shares common ancestry and various traits. They are several breeds and not just one.
These unique dogs descend from various ancient breeds indigenous to the Arctic regions. They are characterized by their pointed ears and muzzles, a full coat of dense, thick fur, with tails that are puffy and curly. There is a family of ten popular Spitz breeds of which the Siberian Husky is one of the most popular. The Husky has a very unique temperament. They are a very intelligent bread, which is very friendly, gentle in demeanor, an extremely alert animal, plus has a very outgoing nature.
Siberian Husky Background and History
The Siberian Husky was first brought to North America in 1908. This particular breed did not enter North America via crossing the Atlantic Ocean. This breed was pretty much unknown, because it came to America by way of the peninsulas, where Asia and America almost meet. They were imported to Nome, Alaska by the Russian fur trader William Goosak, in 1909.
A man by the name of Ramsay used the Siberian as racing dogs, starting in 1910. Shortly after this period, they were given the name of Siberian Husky. During a 1925 diphtheria epidemic in Nome, a team of 20 Siberian Husky delivered serum 600 miles, which saved the lives of many. In 1926 Leonhard Seppala and 40 Siberian Huskies, toured the United States as heroes, resulting from the serum run.
Pure breeding of the Siberian Husky for show started around 1946 by Eva “Short” Seeley of Chinook Kennels in New Hampshire. This foothold became the foundation stud of today’s oldest Siberian kennel (Alaskan Kennels), owned by Earl and Natalie Norris. From 1954 to present day competition globally, the Siberian Husky continues to make excellent showings in international competition everywhere.
Their Distinctive Looks
They have a combined unique look about them, which includes a wolf like appearance but without the wolf demeanor. They make excellent pets, with their gray or blue piercing eyes, and natural mask. They have a deceiving wolf like appearance, counterbalanced with a cuddly fluffy coat, playful attitude, and pleasant disposition. Guard dogs they are not, because they befriend to easy, however their initial appearance throws many individuals off guard, because they do think that they are some kind of a wolf descendant.
The Behavior and Important Facts of The Husky
The Siberian Husky is not the breed for everyone, but for some they are perfect; You need to make your own choice. Here are some of their behavior qualities.
Other Pets and The Siberian Husky
If you socialize the Siberian Husky with other pets while young, it is possible to have a happy coexistence. However, the husky may mistake smaller pets for prey, unless proper training to the contrary is present.
This is a beautiful, striking, and a captivating breed of dog. Besides the qualities just mentioned, the Siberian Husky is very intelligent and will do things and perform different actions that will keep your mind challenged. Never underestimate their intelligence.
The Siberian Husky is a breed with a wonderful temperament, they are alert and outgoing, but also very active. Around kids, they are great, and they feel like they are part of the family and don’t want to be left out. Those parents with newborn babies should take into account that these dogs can get jealous, so you may want to start keeping the dog outside before a new baby comes home. Once the dog becomes acclimated to the new arrival, they will be a perfect fit.
They Don’t Barking Much
They don’t bark that much, but they love to howl. Some owners like to have their dogs bark, in order to alert them to strangers coming up. Siberian Huskies will just go up to a stranger, with no sense of fear.
Like Running Away
This breed is very independent and likes to run. If you let them off of a leash to run, make sure that it is closed in. They are fast and will take off running so you can’t keep up with them. They need a fence or wall higher than four feet, and one that they can’t dig under. If you underestimate their escape talents, they will get away from you every time. It’s just their nature.
Love To Dig and Chew on Stuff
Make sure that they have plenty of toys that they can chew on, like processed dog bones, chewing raw hide, or things along that line. If you don’t, they will find and make their own right from your good stuff like baskets, socks, shoes, brushes, and garden tools.
Siberian Husky Size and Overall Health Information
Both male and females have a thick double coat, thick undercoat, and a soft outer coat. You will want to keep their coat brushed, and twice a year they will blow or shed their coat. Their appearance includes all colors from black, gray, to white, along with a brown/red color. The Female is from 20 to 22 inches, and weighs about 35–50 pounds. The male is from 21 to 23.5 inches, and weighs from 45 to 60 pounds.
The lifespan of this breed is on average 12 to 15 years. Also, they usually have four to six puppies an offspring. When acquiring a pet of this sort, make sure that you receive a copy of the pedigree papers, along with a copy of the veterinarian report. This will give you the heads up on any potential health issues that may arise.
The Siberian Husky requires knowing all that you can about them. They are a special, unique breed of dog with a definite diversified history. Their intelligence level places them in the upper levels of well bred dogs. By assimilating all of the information that you can about them, you will you acquire a deeper appreciation of them, in addition to a deeper understanding of their true nature.