The Siberian Husky is a medium breed with wolf-like features, that were initially bred as working dogs to pull sleds and transport heavy cargo.
The Siberian husky hails from Northeast Asia and were specially developed as a breed to help pull sleds. They are part of the Spitz family of dogs which can be distinguished by their pointed ears and curled spitz tail. The breed was brought to Alaska in the United States in the 1900’s.
The wolf-like appearance of the Siberian Husky mixed with their gleaming blue or mixed-coloured eyes can be quite breathtaking. They have a thick coat that comes in a variety of colours and with varying markings. Male Siberians can stand up to 60cm tall and weigh in at up to 27kg, whereas their female counterparts can stand up to 56cm tall and weigh in up to 23kg.
The Siberian Husky is an intelligent and athletic breed with fierce independence. They respond to a pack hierarchy and will need a strong-willed owner who is willing to lay down the law of the house. That being said, they are a good natured, friendly and outgoing breed. We should consider our lifestyles before looking to introduce a Siberian Husky into the home as those left alone for long periods of time may display undesirable behaviours such as sofa chewing.