Siberian Husky
Estados Unidos FCI 270 . Nordic Sledge Dogs

Husky Siberiano

The Husky is a highly specialized working dog. Running is his passion.

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History

Where did the Siberian Husky originally come from?

The history of the Siberian Huskys is inseparably connected with the lives of the people of the Arctic Circle. Only with their dogs, that pulled the sleds, they helped in the hunt, provided reliable GPS, they protected them from polar bears and finally warmed them up on cold nights, the people there managed to survive. However, the Siberian Husky as a modern dog breed it is quite young. Its history began around 1910, and in Alaska the huskies they were bigger and stronger, comparable to current MALAMUTE.

At the sled races a Siberian fur trader appeared with his thin dogs. They were called “Husky“, at that time an expletive for the eskimos. But these dogs won race after race. The polar explorer Roald Amundsen noticed them. Norwegian Leonard Seppala began to reproduce them. His breakthrough came in 1925 when a diphtheria epidemic broke out in the remote city of Name in the middle of the polar winter. In extremely heavy snow there was no way to get through. Adults and children died. So brave mushers under Seppala's leadership they decided to bring the salivary serum to more than 1000 kilometers with their sleds of huskies. They gave it their all and the people were saved. A monument was erected on the Central Park in New York in honor of Husky. Even today the “Great Iditarod Sled Race” is still celebrated every year in Name.

The Siberian began his triumphal procession with the people of the sled dogs. He benefited from the fact that mushers they wanted fast dogs for short distances, While the inuit depended on endurance and long distances. There are many breeds of sled dogs that vary according to need, as the Husky de Alaska. But only the Siberian Husky is recognized as a breed of dog.

In 1932 the standard defining it as a working sled dog was approved according to the “form for function”. In the USA., breeders started around 1970 to create a Husky For the general public. Two lines were developed, the Showdog and the Siberian Husky employee.

Popular mixes

Mixes with Siberian Husky they are not rare. But due to the highly specialized nature of this sled dog it is not infrequently problematic.. So it's not uncommon for nervous dogs to emerge, that can also bite.

Physical characteristics

How is a Siberian Husky?

The Siberian Husky, call Husky To abreviate, it is one of the most original dog breeds. Has an unmistakable appearance. A Husky embodies wildlife, he immediately remembers his father the wolf. In fact, it is one of the dog breeds most closely genetically related to the wolf. And that, even though he has been working as a sled dog for over 10.000 years and there has been no significant crossing with wolves since then, as shown by genetic investigations from 2020. The official FCI standard still defines the Siberian Husky as:

Medium size working dog, fast, light feet… extremely capable of performing its original task as a sled dog and pulling light loads at moderate speed over long distances.

All colors from black to white are allowed. Characteristic is the structure of its coat with a very dense undercoat and a skin-like top coat. As a whole, the Husky reminds of a wolf in appearance, complexion and sometimes in his coat.

A Husky moves with light feet. His walk is unmistakable. It is a special pleasure to see your elegance and power in space while running. However, only one legend says that a black eye belongs to the Husky. Although it is allowed by the rule, still a genetic defect. Inuit have avoided blue eyes, because they reduce your vision in the polar sun.

How big is a Siberian Husky?

The height at the withers is between 50 and 60 cm with a weight between 20 and 28 kg.

Characteristics and traits

The Husky is a highly specialized working dog. Running is his passion, especially pulling sleds. If you are interested in a Husky, you should visit the sled dog races in winter. It is deeply impressive and fascinating. You can feel the extreme tension of the dogs much earlier. When you go to the exit, there is hardly a stop. Like in an explosion, this tension dissolves in the rapid acceleration of the sled, which can then be dragged over dozens of kilometers in a stretch. The Siberian Husky loves this job and needs it too. This is a challenge to your posture.

The Husky it is a modern and archaic dog. In his character there is much wolf life although – purely genetically speaking – is not more closely related to him than other dogs. The huskies they are quiet but excellent observers and can, for example, steal a piece of sausage from your plate in an instant and with great precision. They don't make much of a fuss about their actions. At most before a common excursion their temperament runs through them. The huskies they are excellent hunters. To their humans they are friendly and gentle. The Husky he is not a guard dog but is willing to defend his family effectively.

Care, health and diseases

How much care does a Siberian Husky need?

The Siberian Husky needs regular grooming, at least weekly. Coat changes, twice a year, they are particularly intense. Then your house, his car and his clothes will be full of his long hair, even if you brush it daily.

Typical diseases of the breed

The Siberian Husky it is a very healthy breed as long as it is not raised in extreme conditions. One extreme is the racing huskies, that are only optimized for the sporting success of mushers. Here we see many deformations of the march, thermal balance, the entire cardiovascular system and even the psyche. Partially bad in both directions, what is made of these extremely robust primitive dogs today.

What food is better for a Siberian Husky?

The Siberian Husky is often a very picky eater. That is why their diet is often demanding. Of course, this always depends a little on each dog. The mushers they have secret recipes with treats to provide their dogs with enough energy before races.

Activities

How much exercise does our Siberian Husky need?

The Siberian Husky Today is divided into two types as described. In both, However, the Husky
authentic still alive. The huskies they want to run. This doesn't just mean an extensive nature walk. Can you feel the essence of a Husky when you experience it at sled dog races. You can only keep one Siberian Husky in a species-appropriate way, if you do a sled sport or its variants for training without snow. Otherwise, you have to give it a lot of activity, Every day.

Considerations before purchase

Where can you buy a Siberian Husky?

If you are interested in a Siberian Husky, The first thing you should do is check if you want and can spend at least the next ten years of a common sporting life with these dogs. Then you should look for a trusted local breeder, or in an animal shelter.

Education and maintenance

Does a Siberian Husky suit me?

The Siberian Husky a dog is not for beginners. You have high demands on your attitude, stemming from your destiny as a sled dog. All of our routines must be tailored to your needs. This especially applies to working line dogs.. In the case of show lines for family dogs, these requirements are only valid up to a point. Here sometimes you can even see directly dogs used to living in an apartment. But are they still huskies?

The real Siberian Husky needs the challenge in front of the sled physically and mentally. There are many possibilities here even without snow. We see a kind of sled on wheels like a tricycle or a training car with four tires. Canicross is the name of the discipline in which huskies they pull a runner by the lap belt. In bikejöring they pull a mountain bike, in scooterjöring of a special scooter, in skiing of a skier. This type of dog sport has something very special. It allows you to experience a deep unity between the man-dog and nature in a way that is otherwise almost impossible..

Ride with a sleigh of huskies through a snowy landscape in winter is one of the greatest experiences of all. Of course it is also good for your health.

Sporting success should never be sought at the expense of dogs. The Siberian Husky not a dog for an apartment. The ideal would be a house with a garden. The Husky it is one of the few dog breeds that can be kept in a kennel with several dogs. He likes to sleep outside and curls his head under his tail during the heaviest snowfall and enjoys his peace and quiet. The garden, where to huskies they like to stay, should not be considered an ornamental garden.

The Siberian Husky can be well trained by an experienced dog owner. He is open and honest and likes to work alongside his master or carer, although his “will to please” be limited. Not a partner for any kind of tricks. Only when it comes to pulling a sled are you with all your senses and all your will to do so. Quickly learn to follow the orders of the musher. In daily contact he is trouble free and frugal. Must be used to other pets, especially cats or rabbits, from the puppy, otherwise it sees them as prey.

Ratings of the Siberian Husky

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Siberian Husky” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Images of the Siberian Husky

Photos:

1 – A black-and-white Siberian Husky with blue eyes by Flickr user Pamela Carls (IrisDragon) / CC BY-SA
2 – Siberian Huskies by Dolphin / CC BY-SA
3 – A “Sable”-coloured Siberian Husky by Original photo taken by Flickr user Sue and Marty. Edited by User:Pharaoh Hound / CC BY-SA
4 – Husky Siberiano in Mont-Tremblant, Canada by Ellie Lord ellie_lord / CC0
5 – Five year old female Siberian Husky named Luna by Biowk / CC BY-SA
6 – A head of 3-months old Siberian Husky by MrPanyGoff / CC BY-SA

Siberian Husky Videos

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
  • Section 1: Nordic Sledge Dogs. Without working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 1 Nordic Sledge Dogs.
    • AKC – Nordic Sledge Dogs
    • ANKC – Nordic Sledge Dogs
    • CKC – Nordic Sledge Dogs
    • ​KC – Nordic Sledge Dogs
    • NZKC – Nordic Sledge Dogs
    • UKC – Nordic Sledge Dogs

    FCI standard of the Siberian Husky breed

    Siberian Husky FCI Siberian Husky FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Chukcha, Husky, Sibe (English).
      2. Husky sibérien, Husky (French).
      3. Husky (German).
      4. Husky (Portuguese).
      5. Siberian husky, Husky siberiano, Chukcha, Shusha, Keshia, Siberiano (Spanish).

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