Since 1920, more and more Huskies were bred in countries all over the world as working and pet dogs.
History of the Breed
Chukchi, ancient group of people who reside in icy Siberia, have kept the Siberian Husky for a long time as their sled dog that helped them carrying massive and heavy objects in the tundra while searching for food and to evade from any aggressive intruder that might be encountered in those hostile areas.
In 1909, the Husky was introduced in Canada as the sled dog for the workers in gold mines. In 1925, groups of Siberian Huskies helped the transport of medicine for diphtheria over a dangerous trip across Canada over 600 miles. Categorized as working dog breed, the Husky was approved by the United States’ Canine Club in 1930s.
The males have a height of 21”-23.5” and their bodyweight is around 50-60 lbs. The females measure around 20”-22“in height and have a weight of 35-45 lbs.
Their cover is the woolly undercoat having a long top coat of guard fur. It can be dark, red, tan or white. The dog’s noses are also tan, dark or the “snow nose” that has a pink middle enclosed by a tan or dark shade.
Huskies have brown or blue eyes, and even bi-eyed (with each eye of a different color) or partial-eyed (with half blue and half brown).
It has average-sized triangular ears that are placed high on the head and near the top. The tail is similar to that of a fox and is curled upwards.
Siberian Huskies are helpful, brilliant and non intrusive dogs. They might be headstrong though, thus making them quite difficult to practice proper training. Huskies rarely bark but howl constantly. They are a roaming breed and have an eager feeling to catch their prey. Huskies will look for small creatures, even your family cats, if given the chance.
These dogs are skilled digger thanks to great physical characteristics and can dig holes outside their backyard if the home barriers are not set at least at reasonable depth in the floor. Siberian Huskies are excellent sprinters and need up enough time of working out each day. They cannot cool the body temperature during the warm season, this causing health problems for many dogs, if they are not taken care of in the right way.
Siberian Huskies are so brilliant and social creatures, therefore they can make a very pleasant and happy member of your family. The other side of the coin is that, due to a permanent need for being among other dogs, these pets are vulnerable to developing various issues and getting tired, especially if remain by themselves at home. When you have a lonely Husky that becomes bored, your furnishings and other belongings are prone to be the focus of some “husky treatment”.
Plenty of Huskies are known to destroy pieces of furniture, room surfaces, rugs or any other thing encountered when they remain locked in the house.
When you take a puppy from dog breeders, ask them to advise correctly about the best dieting plan suited for a Siberian Husky. At first hand, follow the eating plan that is suggested. As your dog develops into a fully grown adult, you have to adjust the dieting habits to suit his choices and nutritional needs.
Do not make unexpected changes in the dog’s eating schedule and composition, as it can affect the digestive tract and become the cause of stomach problems. The Siberian Husky eats quite a little for the large size, so small bits of food have to be nutritious to keep a pet healthy.
The Siberian Husky is rather vulnerable to eye illnesses such as: retina dystrophy, genetic cataracts, cornea atrophy or glaucoma. All sled breeds often experience problems from bronchial affections and various intestinal system conditions like gastritis or other stomach issues.
Another health complication for Huskies is urethra displacement and this can be fixed after medical surgeries. Some issues recognized in the dermal tissues are flaking, thinning hairs and scaling usually around the head or body orifices and happen because of the lack in zinc oxides, very typical among Siberian Huskies. The diet must include zinc based products every day.
Huskies usually live up to 11 to15 years.
The Siberian Husky is one of the most spectacular and wonderful dogs that require a lot of interest and care. You must think ever detail in advance before getting one as your pet since having a Husky needs tolerance and time for a bound with them.
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