June 23, 2017

How To Look After Siberian Huskies

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The Siberian husky is a very old breed of dog that is visibly and behaviourally similar to the wolf. As the name suggests, Siberian huskies come from an extremely cold environment and are well suited to harsh conditions. Siberian huskies need some specific care so read the rest of this article to learn more.

Siberian Husky Puppies

  • The Siberian husky has a coat that is extremely dense to help them cope with the extremely cold conditions. They still have this coat but many Siberian huskies now find themselves in much warmer climates so owners need to be aware of this. Make sure that your Siberian husky has plenty of shade and water when it is hot and avoid walks in the middle of the day.
  • The Siberian husky is a lot closer wolf with regards to behaviour than a lot of other canines. Siberian huskies are well known for being extremely active and need lots of exercise. Pay attention to this if you’re thinking of taking on a Siberian husky. The strong independent streak in these dogs make training tricky (but certainly achievable). It is therefore recommended that Siberian huskies are owned by people with experience of dogs.
  • One of the most obvious aspects of their wolf ancestry is that Siberian huskies tend to howl rather than bark. Intelligence, independence and a stubbornness are essential traits for survival in the wild.
  • You’ll find the Siberian husky to be quite a healthy dog that tends to live longer than other breeds of dog that are a similar size. Anywhere from 12 to 15 years is common for these dogs. Although extremely uncommon in the breed, hip dysplasia my still be encountered.
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