The Siberian Husky Dog Breed is one of the breeds that likes to spend the most time outside. As you can see by their name, they were first found in Siberia and raised by the Chukchi people.
Later, in the 1900s, they were brought to Nome, Alaska for sled racing. The Huskies are able to run over 100 miles per day in a pack in these races.
As you can imagine, this high level of endurance makes them a breed that is full of energy.
Is the Siberian Husky for you?
Indeed, if you choose the Siberian Husky, you’ve made a good choice for a pet. However, you must be committed to spending a lot of time with them in their early life.
The Husky has a playful howl which some consider a bit excessive. If this is an issue for you, you can always train your dog to only bark at the appropriate time.
As far as kids are concerned, the Siberian Husky should be raised with your kids. This is so they are familiar with them and do not see them as a threat.
Based on these characteristics, we log the Husky in at 6 out of 10 on our Athenas Pets Household Pet Ranker.
The Athenas Pets Household Pet Ranker takes into account several characteristics of each breed. Items considered are:
- Willingness to be Trained
- How Comfortable they are around People
- Ability to live in a Household Environment.
There are different color variations of the Siberian Husky. The most typical is Black and White. Another interesting characteristic is their eye color. Some have blue eyes which are unusual for dogs and others have two different colored eyes known as bi-color.
Huskies at adulthood are in the 20 to 25 inch height range. They are in the middle of the pack of all dogs for weight, coming in between 35 and 55 pounds.
If you live in a small apartment or condo without a nearby park, the Siberian Husky may not be the right choice for you. However, if you like to spend time outdoors or have a backyard, they are a great selection.
As they come from the northern regions, they are adapted well for the cold weather. They can still live in warmer climates, but they may shed more.
Make sure you keep them active, and as with all dogs, make sure you spend time with them. Check out other dog breeds on our list.