Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Colors: White, Black, Agouti, Piebald, Copper, Black & Gold, Blue Belton, Splash, Silver, Sable, Brown
Temperament: Outgoing, Friendly, Alert, Gentle, Intelligent
Weight: Female: 16–23 kg, Male: 20–27 kg
Height: Female: 50–56 cm, Male: 54–60 cm
Nature and character
The Siberian Husky has retained its very original character to this day, which distinguishes him clearly from the classic family and companion dogs. He is still a strong pack animal, which needs constant employment and society. He only builds a close bond with his owner if he provides him with the attention he needs. In a species-appropriate attitude, he turns out to be a very philanthropic, enterprising and affectionate dog.
The Siberian Husky has an exceptionally strong urge to move and would like to walk extensively every day. The unbridled drive and independence make it difficult to permanently control a Siberian Husky and its innate hunting instinct. If kept out of action and sufficiently moved, the Siberian Husky is still a carefree and loving dog that can handle strangers well and adapt to any new situation.
Activities with the Siberian Husky
With its strong urge to move and the strong need for attention, the Siberian Husky is no companion dog in the true sense. His true purpose is still participation in sled races, where he can let off steam as he pleases, as well as any kind of work and train activity.
As a family dog, the Siberian Husky is only suitable if he has a generous spout available and he is daily extensively moved and employed. Due to its philanthropy, the Siberian Husky can not be used as a guard dog, although it is characterized by a great physical strength and high resilience.
Origin & History
As the name suggests, the Siberian Husky comes from Siberia, where he was used as a draft and work animal already about 2000 years ago. Due to the isolation of the nomadic tribes, who used the Siberian Husky, the breeding of the breed remained pure for a long time. Until the beginning of the 20th century, a Russian fur trader discovered the adaptable dogs and brought them to Alaska. There dog sled races were popular at that time, so that the Siberian newcomers soon enjoyed great popularity. Despite its excellent characteristics and centuries of pure breeding, the breed was first recognized in the USA in 1930 and in Europe in 1966.
Racial characteristics Siberian Husky
The Siberian Husky counts to the group 5 "Tip and dogs of the Urtyp" and therein to the section 1 "Nordic sled dogs".
According to this standard, males reach a withers height of 53 cm to 60 cm and a weight of 20 kg to 28 kg. Meanwhile, the bitches are 50 cm to 56 cm tall and reach a weight of 15 kg to 23 kg. The weight should be in proportion to the height at the withers. The Siberian Husky has a compact and dense hairy body that reveals its Nordic origin. He has a flowing, seemingly effortless gait, while the balanced body proportions of this wonderful race force,
The Siberian Husky has almond-shaped, slightly slanted eyes that can be blue, brown or mixed. The expression is penetrating and yet friendly. The triangular ears are medium sized, set high and narrow. They are absolutely upright and have good hair.
The Siberian Husky wears a double and medium-length coat with a fur-like appearance that does not obscure the lines of the body. The color scheme varies from black to pure white with a variety of head drawings and sometimes unusual patterns.