• Siberian Husky

    True to their northern heritage, Siberian Huskies have a compact body, erect ears, and a thick coat and tail. They are built for a combination of power, endurance, and speed.

  • Group: Asian and Oceanian
    Lifespan: 12–15 yr
    Height: 21–23 in
    Weight: 34–67 lb

  • Care

    Siberian Huskies are naturally clean dogs that don't require frequent bathing. Most of the year, brushing their coat once or twice a week will help keep it clean and healthy. Twice a year, they will shed their undercoat. During these periods, more frequent brushing with a pin brush or metal comb will help remove the old coat. You can trim fur around the feet and toes to keep paws clean and tidy, but no other fur on the body should be trimmed. A Siberian Husky's nails need to be cut regularly. Nails that get overly long can cause pain and potentially lead to problems running or walking. Like all dog breeds, Siberian Huskies require regular dental care, including at-home teeth brushing and professional dental cleanings. Maintaining good dental hygiene is important for their overall long-term health, and the sooner you get them into a good dental care routine, the better.

    Huskies have bushy, fox brush-shaped tails that carry over their backs in a sickle curve when the dog is at attention.

  • Disorders

    Cataracts, Corneal dystrophy Entropion Glaucoma Hemophilia Hip dysplasia, Laryngeal paralysis Pannus - chronic superficial keratitis Progressive retinal atrophyzinc-responsive dermatosis
    Degenerative myelopathy Idiopathic epilepsy Follicular dysplasias Lupus erythematosus (systemic, cutaneous/discoid) Tetralogy of Fallot Ventricular septal defect ( V S D)

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.