Dog breeds / Siberian Husky


Other names
Coat The top coat is straight and the undercoat feels soft and dens
Colors Black to pure white with colored markings on the body that include reds and coppers

The strength and stamina of the Siberian Husky makes it ideal for carrying small loads at a decent speed over large distances. It’s a compact breed that is usually longer, nose to tail than it is tall. It has a medium coat with a soft, dense undercoat that helps it endure cold temperatures. Its pointed ears stand naturally straight up from the top of its head, and it’s usually predominantly black in color with white patches on its chest, face, and legs. Its eyes can be its most striking feature, ranging in color from dark brown to ice blue. 

The Husky is an alert, intelligent, fun-loving dog that can also tend to be rather stubborn and mischievous. The dog loves running and, if given the chance, will roam away from its home to explore, so care needs to be taken to keep it restrained. The Husky may be aggressive towards other dogs but is usually fine with other household dogs. In fact, the dog is very social and requires the companionship of another dog or a person or it can easily become bored and destructive.

The husky may chase cats and livestock and some may be prone to howling, digging and chewing so ample physical exercise and mental stimulation are a must to keep it from becoming destructive.

Stats & Characteristics

Country of origin Siberia
Height male 21-23.5″
Height female 20-22 ″
Weight male 45-60 lbs
Weight female 35-50 lbs
Popularity rank ? 12
Intelligence ?
Intelligence rank ? 45
Shedding ?
Grooming Moderate maintenance
Energy level High energy
Exercise Needs High
Playfulness Very playful
Affection level Very affectionate
Watchdog Low
Protection ability Not very protective
Good with dogs Very friendly
Cold tolerance Medium tolerance
Heat tolerance Medium tolerance
Life span 12-15 years

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