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The Siberian husky is a medium-size dog with a full, soft undercoat and an outercoat that falls back slightly against the body. The coat color varies: It may be gray, tan, black, white or copper. Though the Siberian husky’s eyes are most often blue, they may also be brown, or one of each color . The ears are usually erect, pointing straight up, although when the husky is a puppy, its ears tend no to stand up.
Siberian huskies average 20-23 inches in height at the shoulder and weigh 40-60 pounds.
Siberian huskies have a pleasant disposition and remarkable ability to adapt to a variety of living conditions. They thrive in cooler to cold climates and love large areas in which to roam; however, those raised in the city also do well. The Siberian husky is friendly and not reputed as a vocal or aggressive dog. Because they were originally bred to travel long distances, they have abundant energy and enjoy exercise.
The Siberian husky interacts well with children and other dogs. This breed is suitable as a first pet for owners who can accommodate the dog’s need for exercise and activity. However, the husky should be kept under control at all times. The American Kennel Club advises owners to fence in their yards.
The Siberian husky is intelligent, agile for his size and trainable. In addition to being trained for long excursions over vast expanses, this breed has performed heroically for search and rescue teams in the Arctic. They are playful and responsive.
The Siberian husky is more comfortable in cooler temperatures. To prevent serious health conditions, he should not be left outdoors for more than a few minutes in hot weather. Although they tend to maintain a clean coat, you should brush the coat daily to stimulate circulation to the hair follicles. This also promotes a close, trusting relationship between you and your pet. It should be noted that huskies shed continuously.