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Siberian Husky


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Dog Breed Group
Working Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Siberia as a sled dog 
Life Expectancy
10 to 12 years 
Medium-length double coat made up of coarse guard hairs and soft, fluffy insulated undercoat 
Exercise Needs
Requires regular and vigorous exercise. 
Very high energy level. They were bred to run and are inexhaustible. They are gentle and friendly with everyone. Huskies are a v 
Good with Children
They are very good with children and other dogs. Does not make a good watchdog. 
Grooming Needs
High Shedder; brush twice weekly; more when molting. 
Average Size - Male (in)
21 - 23.5 
Average Size - Female (in)
20 - 22 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
45 - 60 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
35 - 50 
Health Issues
The breed is subject to hip dysplasia and skin, thyroid, and occasional eye problems.v
Living Conditions
It is unsuited to life in hot climates. Huskey's adapt well to urban living but need plenty of space for exercise. They are well 

Breed Description

Originally from Siberia, the huskey was bred by the nomadic Chukchi people to pull sleds and herd reindeer. The Siberian Husky's speed and stamina enable it to haul loads over vast distances in seemingly impossible terrain. It has served many polar expeditions.

Breed Infobits

Today the Siberian Husky is not only a competent sled dog, but is a popular companion and show dog as well.
Siberians come in a range of colors including black, gray, red, sable and agouti, all with or without white, as well as pure white.
The Siberian Husky is a well-built, almost wolf-like dog with no exaggerations or excesses.
The Siberian Husky is the smallest of the Husky breeds.
The Siberian Husky is well-known for its gentle nature and is the most docile of all the sled dogs.
The Siberian is an old, pure breed that was developed in Siberia by the Chukchi people.

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