The Siberian Husky

The Siberian husky is a medium sized working dog that possesses a great deal of athleticism.  They wear and originally developed a sled dogs with many still being used in this capacity.  Their ability to learn is unbelievable.  This is not a done for everyone however as many people are unaware of their difficult traits which can sometimes make them hard to deal with.  Their incredible popularity has led many people to improperly breed them which leads to many negative traits that are not normal for the Siberian husky.  If you pay attention to all of their positive points your left of the dog that is truly amazing.  They are incredibly intelligent and independent and very affectionate with people but they do not constantly demand attention.  They’re not known to be very aggressive and generally do well with other dogs and children.

Size

In average Siberian husky male will stand between 21 to 24 inches tall while the female of the breed will stand between 20 to 22 inches tall.  The male of this breed will weigh between an is 45 to 60 pounds while females will average 35 to 50 pounds.

Personality

Siberian huskies are a dog that has a very big pack mentality and they meet an owner that is clearly the leader of their pack.  This will make training incredibly easy as you will find that your dog will respect you more if you’re clearly in charge.  If they do not respect you as the leader of their pack you may have difficulty controlling their actions from time to time.  If this happens it is important not to give in to their demands.  You simply need to assert yourself as the leader by being firm in sending ground rules with consistency.  Making sure that you have your dog weight to eat is one of the best ways to establish a leadership role with your dog.  This is because your Siberian husky we’ll see you as a keeper a valuable resources such as food and treats another valuable canine assets.

This very high energy dog can be incredibly destructive both indoors and outdoors if they’re not given enough data good exercise.  They will completely demolished your house if they are left alone without enough mental and physical stimulation.  Unless you have a very well trained Siberian husky they do not do well in apartment living situations.  You need enough room to run an exercise sufficiently throughout the day.

Health concerns

The Siberian husky is generally a very healthy breed of dog however they are prone to certain health conditions.  While not all huskies will get these disorders or diseases it is important to be aware of them if you’re considering this breed for a pet.  The following are some health conditions and disorders that commonly affect Siberian huskies.

Corneal dystrophy is a condition that affects the outer transparent portion of the eye.  This is usually seen in younger Siberian huskies and a generally affects more of the female of the breed.  No real therapy for this condition however it does not seem to affect the vision very much.

Progressive retinal atrophy is another day eye disorder that can affect Siberian huskies and can eventually causes blindness in the dog.  This disorder is detectable years before the Siberian husky shows any signs of becoming blind.

Cataracts are another disorder that can affect the Siberian husky and can cause issues with their sight.  If your dog has cataracts they will generally have a cloudy appearance in their eyes.  Occasionally this this ordered can be surgically repaired to improve vision.