The husky is an intelligent and friendly breed but they can also be independent and stubborn. They are classic northern dogs and thrive on the company with humans. The best relationships with humans require firm but gentle training right from when they are puppies. They were bred for sled pulling, and males weight 45 pounds. The females weigh between 35 and 50 pounds. The males are 23 inches tall at the withers, and the females are 21 inches tall.
A Husky’s ears are naturally upright, and they require more than 40 minutes of exercise each day. Their grooming requirements are moderate, and their average lifespan lies between 11 and 13 years. They also have a low tendency to snore or drool. Their tendency to dig or bark is moderate, and so are their social and attention needs. Their eyes range from brown to blue, and they always carry their necks straight.
The Husky carry their well-furred trail in a sickle or straight behind them. The breed has a very dense coat that has plenty of undercoats. They also have a small ruff around their neck, but their tails and legs do not feature any fringes. Their color can range from black to white and everything in-between. Most of the dogs of this breed possess white markings that are concentrated on their legs and chest.
The dogs are bred to run and pull sleds which means their love for guardians may be overtaken by the urge to run. They are also friendly with people, including children. The dogs are also very friendly with the other dogs they are raised together with, and their prey drive is very high. In warm weather, they become diggers and will try to create cool places to lie. As a rule, the dogs do not tend to bark, but they do howl.
Developed under harsh conditions, the Siberian Huskies are surprisingly easy to keep. However, they can easily become obese when they are not exercised or overfed.