Siberian Husky is originated in North – Eastern Siberia and Russia. They are medium sized working dog breeds. He is commonly called as Chukcha, Chuksha, Husky and Sibe.
The breed belongs to a genetic family known as Spitz. Siberian husky is a breed that directly came of the original sled dog. Husky’s ancestors are lived in an extremely cold and harsh environment of the Siberian Arctic.
The breed spring from the Eskimo dog or Qimmiq. Once they were found entirely the Northern Hemisphere from Siberia. Whole tribes of people were able to survive and push forward into terra incognita with the help of Siberian huskies. The origin of the Siberian husky can be traced to the ancient Chukchi. Average life span of this dog breed is ranged in between 12 -14 years.
Siberian Husky Dogs Characteristics:
When comparing to the other dog breeds Siberian husky has very thicker coat. It is a double coat consists of thick under coat and soft outer coat. Outer coat is made up of straight guard hairs. This thicker coat protects Husky from severe Arctic winters and reflects heat during summer.
Siberian husky requires grooming once a week. They have heavy shedding, so their under coat is missing often. Coat has different color ranges including black to white along with brown or red color. They have almond shape brown or blue color eyes.
Normally Husky is an energetic dog breed with strong muscular body. Weight of the Siberian husky is varying according to the sex. Male Huskies weights ranged in between 20 – 27 kg and female dogs weights ranged in between 16 – 23 kg.
Their heights also vary in the same condition. Heights of male Huskies are ranged in between 53 – 61 cm and female Huskies heights are ranged in between 51 – 56 cm. According to these evidences we can say generally male Huskies are stronger than the female.
Siberian husky is a dog breed with a wolfish appearance. They are intelligent, obedient and loyal dog breeds. Especially they are good with children and everyone. They are independent, playful dog breeds who love the great outdoors and need high exercise and consistent training.
They are born to run, so you can take then biking, hiking and running. Siberian husky is highly sociable with other dogs. They have high prey drive. Dog breeds hunted in pack and prayed on wild birds, squirrels and cats.
Rather than barks Husky howls. They are also known as escape artists because Huskies are chewing through, digging under or jumping over fences.
Like other dog breeds Siberian husky also suffering from many health issues. Mainly they have genetic disorders for seizures and defects of the eye. Diseases are including canine glaucoma, juvenile cataracts, progressive retinal atrophy and corneal dystrophy.
- Canine glaucoma – This disease affects the optic nerve and involves the loss of retinal ganglion cells in a characteristic pattern. If you are unable to treat to this glaucoma it can be lead to permanent damage of the optic nerve and complete blindness of your dog.
- Juvenile cataract – This is a clouding of the lens in the eye. That leads to a decrease in vision. Cataract can affect one or both eyes. Disease is developed slowly. Can cause half blindness and visual impairment.
- Progressive retinal atrophy – It is a genetic disease characterized by the bilateral degeneration of the retina causing vision loss and blindness. There is no treatment.
- Corneal dystrophy – This is caused suboptimal vision.
And also huskies are suffering from congenital laryngeal paralysis. Hip dysplasia is not found in these dogs often.
Occasional bathing and regular grooming are very important to this type of Siberian husky dog’s health. Since their puppy time to adult we have to provide very healthy and appetizable foods and beverages for this Siberian husky dogs. According to the changing of their age we have to alter the way of supplying foods and type of foods.
The quality of the foods is very important because it is very need to maintain their health. During their puppy time milk are very important. Vaccination also very influence to maintain the health of the Siberian husky dog. According to their age ranges medical recommended drugs and vaccines must have to be given.