Siberian Husky Facts


Country/Region of Origin: Russia

 Life span: 12 – 14 years

 Weight: 35 – 60 pounds (15.8 – 27.2 kg)

 Gestation:  61 - 65 days


Health issues in Siberian Huskies:


Heart disease
Juvenile cataracts
Progressive retinal atrophy
Corneal dystrophy
Snow nose


Interesting Facts on Siberian Huskies:

The Siberian husky was first bred by the Chukchi tribe in Serbia 3000 years ago.
They were used to pull sleds, herd reindeer and keep the tribes people warm.
These Huskies are very powerful runners reaching speeds of up to 50 mph (80 kmph)
Siberian Huskies are capable of barking when they are puppies but as they grow older they tend lose the ability to bark and howl instead. 
The howl of a Husky can be heard up to 9 miles away.  (15 km)
A Huskies nose will dry up at night to prevent it from freezing at sub-zero temperatures.
The first Siberian husky was brought to the USA in 1908 by a fur trader.
The Siberian husky was first recognized by the AKC in 1930.
They make great watch dogs as an intruder may be put off by their size and wolf-like appearance.
In general Siberian huskies are not great guard dogs as intruders may be welcomed by them with lots of affection. 
They are also know by their other name the “Arctic husky”

No comments:

Post a Comment


All content in this blog is based purely on research done with the aim of giving helpful advice and information to the owners of dogs.

I am not a qualified vet or dog trainer so please use this site as a reference and not as a professional opinion.