The Siberian Husky dog is a medium-sized working dog belonging to the Spitz family. It hails from eastern Siberia and is ideal for pulling sleds in cold environments, such as northern Russia and Canada. Before you get a Siberian Husky, it is important to do your homework and read the available Siberian Husky dog information, because this is not a breed for everyone. A lot of Siberian Husky dogs end up in shelters or are put to sleep each year after being bought by unsuitable persons that didn’t bother to learn even basic Siberian Husky dog information before they went ahead and bought the dog.
Siberian Husky dog care
The Siberian Husky is a powerful working dog and it needs frequent exercise, otherwise it will suffer physically as well as mentally. A very important aspect of proper Siberian Husky dog care is therefore to exercise your dog on a daily basis. A simple walk around the block will not do it for this breed – it requires real exercise.
The Siberian Husky is a fuel-efficient dog; otherwise it would not have survived the harsh conditions in the artic. You must therefore take care not to overfeed it. The amount of food must always be balanced against the amount of exercise. A dog that works hard as a sled dog must for instance be given ample portions of protein-rich food, while a non-working dog will do with a lot less. Adding fish oil or fatty cold water fish to their diet is recommended for all Huskies, regardless of how much they work.
Siberian Husky dog puppy
The Siberian Husky dog puppy is a mesmerizing creature, but before you bring one home you should ask yourself if this really is the perfect breed for you. A lot of Siberian Husky puppies are unfortunately bought by persons who are unwilling or unable to provide them with the right type of care. Getting a Siberian Husky dog puppy is a good choice if you have an active life style and wants an athletic dog that can accompany you when skiing and hiking. Getting a Siberian Husky dog puppy is not a good choice if you normally prefer short or medium long walks. Yes, you might go hiking 2 weeks a year, but how will you exercise your Husky during the remaining 50 weeks? The Husky is a friendly creature, but a life of napping on the sofa can make it develop serious mental problems.
In addition to this, a Siberian Husky dog puppy is not a good choice if you want to be able to let your dog play off-leash in areas that are not fenced in with a deep, secure fence. The Siberian Husky can run for long distances and have a weak “homing instinct”. Inside fenced in yards they normally turn into escape artists and can for instance dig deep pits in order to escape and embark on a long journey.
Siberian Husky dog training
The Siberian Husky is a highly affectionate dog that loves to work, but it is not as eager to please as other more popular breeds. The Siberian Husky was bred to have a will of its own and be able to make important decisions, e.g. refusing to walk on thin ice even if the sled driver unknowingly tries to force it. Due to this inherent strong will, Siberian Husky dog training is difficult for those who have no previous experience with Huskies. The key to successful Siberian Husky training is to be patient and persistent, and providing your dog with other motives than simply pleasing you.
Siberian Husky dog breeding
According to the American Kennel Club, the aim of Siberian Husky dog breeding should be to create medium sized working dogs that are intelligent, friendly, gentle, alert and outgoing. Unlike guard dogs, the Huskies should never be possessive or overly suspicious of strangers. A mature Siberian Husky can be reserved, but never aggressive towards other dogs. Unlike many other breeds, the Siberian Husky is still seen first and foremost as a working dog, and Siberian Husky dog breeding should therefore always focus on creating dogs that perform their original function in harness in a most capable fashion. All Siberian Huskies should be able to carry a light load at a moderate speed over great distances.
Siberian Husky dog breeders
The first Siberian Husky dog breeders are believed to have been the Coastal Chukchis tribes who lived in the eastern parts of the Siberian peninsula and according to recent DNA analysis, the Siberian Husky is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. In the early 1900s, Siberian Husky dog breeders living near the Anadyr River in the extreme northeast of Siberia began exporting dogs to Alaska where they were used as sled dogs during the gold rush. In 1930, it became impossible for the Russian Siberian Husky dog breeders to export their dogs to Alaska since the Soviet government closed the borders of Siberia to external trade. One of the most well-known of the Alaskan Siberian Husky dog breeders and trainers was Leonhard Seppala, a Norwegian fisherman who started training huskies in 1914. A lot of today’s North American Siberian Huskies in hails from his dogs.
Siberian Husky dog price
The Siberian Husky dog price varies a lot between the different breeders, and also depending on in which part of the world you live. When you compare the Siberian Husky dog price offered by different breeders, it is important to ask your self what you will get for your money instead of simply picking the cheapest puppy. It is for instance important to find out if the Siberian Husky huppy has been examined by a veterinarian, vaccinated and de-wormed, or if you will have to pay for these expenses out of your own pocket. It is also important to investigate if the Siberian Husky dog price is high because the puppy hails from healthy, vet-checked high-quality parents with great ancestry or if it is high simply because the seller is a greedy puppy mill owner.