Siberian Husky Facts

Siberian Husky Facts
Siberian Husky is medium-sized type of Spitz that belongs to the group of working dogs. It originates from northeast Asia. Siberian Husky was created 3000 years ago by semi-nomadic people of Siberia (called Chukchi) to pull sleds. It was brought to North America (Alaska) during the 1900s to compete in the pulling of sleds (popular competition that still takes place). Last Siberian Husky had left its native country during the 1930s as a result of the closing of the border (due to unresolved political issues). Despite that, Siberian Husky can be found all over the world. This is very popular breed that is mostly kept as a house pet today.
Interesting Siberian Husky Facts:
Siberian Husky can reach 20 to 24 inches in height and 45 to 60 pounds of weight.
Siberian Husky has thick fur that is usually bi-colored: combination of black and white, reddish-brown and white, grey and white or agouti (individual hairs are bi-colored).
Siberian Husky has almond-shaped eyes that can be blue, green or brown-colored. It is not unusual to see Siberian Husky with two eyes of different color (brown and blue), or even with multi-colored individual eyes (scientifically known as heterochromia).
Even though they are morphologically very similar, Siberian Husky and grey wolf are not close relatives. Siberian Husky has long, bushy tail which is used to warm the face and nose during the night (tail covers the face when dog sleeps).
The most famous Siberian Husky was Balto, leader of the pack of around 150 Siberian Huskies that traveled nearly 700 miles to deliver anti-toxin for diphtheria, that threatened to kill many children in the village Nome in Alaska in 1925.
Siberian Husky can tolerate extremely low temperatures (-50 to -60 degrees of Celsius) and travel large distances without food. It was often used as search-and-rescue dog, for transportation and communication between the stations during the WWII.
Siberian Husky is affectionate, playful and very loyal dog. It is suitable for families with small children.
Siberian Husky is intelligent and independent-minded dog. It requires experienced owner which behaves like a true leader of the pack.
Siberian Husky is an escape artist. It can easily climb the fence, slip out of the leash or dig tunnel to escape from the enclosed area.
Siberian Husky looks scary because of the wolf-like appearance, but it is actually poor watchdog. It is not aggressive by nature and it easily builds friendly bonds with strangers.
Siberian Husky doesn't bark, but it howls a lot.
Siberian Husky sheds heavily two times per year. It requires occasional brushing throughout the rest of the year.
Siberian Husky gives birth from 4 to 8 puppies.
Siberian Husky can suffer from cataract, hip dysplasia and gastric disorders.
Siberian Husky has an average lifespan of 12 to 14 years.

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